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Some of the world's most incredible engineering projects now lie in ruins. These deserted places are home to extraordinary mysteries and untold secrets, and we revisit them to understand how they were built, and why they were abandoned.They were once some of the most advanced structures and facilities on the planet, standing at the cutting-edge of design and construction. Today they are abandoned, dangerous, some of them even deadly. From uninhabited cities to empty factories, these long-forgotten engineering marvels are scattered around the globe. Science Channel uncovers why some of the world's most advanced architectural achievements were eventually left behind in the all-new series Mysteries of the Abandoned.Each of the six, hour-long episodes of Mysteries of the Abandoned features stories behind engineering wonders, why they were built, and the reasons they were eventually left to crumble. Each story recalls the people who originally designed the structure, their historical significance, and why they were ultimately no longer of use. The premiere episode explores California's Goat Canyon Trestle railway, known as the 'Impossible Railroad,' that required the biggest wooden trestle bridge in the world; Ukraine's Duga, the notorious anti-ballistic missile radar, known as the 'Russian Woodpecker,' that still stands in within the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone; and the Grand Goulets Road in the French Alps, an astonishingly narrow and perilous mountain passageway.
Sites that have been laid to waste by destructive forces take center stage, but incredible human stories of struggle and survival come to the fore. Crossing the globe, the episode features a deserted Caribbean city partly buried in a mysterious substance, Indonesian villages swallowed by the earth, Taiwanese temples turned to rubble, an American ghost-town that still burns today, and an otherworldly landscape in eastern Africa that proved too hard to tame. Some of these fell victim to the power of mother nature, yet others were brought down by the hubris of mankind.
As the journey through these disaster zones unfolds, the immediate and, in some cases, global impact of these catastrophes is revealed. On the east coast of Japan a vast area that felt the full effect of a triple disaster still lies in partial lockdown. People were given just minutes to pack up and leave their homes behind with no idea when they might return. Now, those areas are explored to help unravel the story and show the incredible efforts being made to recover what has been lost. On the other side of the planet, on the edge of the arctic circle, is a town that appears perfectly normal on the surface but masks a surprising danger. It's a place tucked away in the frozen north, yet it holds the title of the fastest-heating place on earth, and with that crown comes a deadly threat that could have far reaching consequences.
In a remote Louisiana swamp, the ruins of a massive industrial operation suggest that something evil once happened here, and new discoveries at this eerie site reveal what these abandoned buildings were for and why they were deserted.
An abandoned industrial complex by Lake Michigan was once a top-secret military compound that protected America from enemy attacks; new discoveries reveal what really happened here and why the government turned its back on this juggernaut.
An island of dense jungle is home to an abandoned complex with a dark past of bloodshed and rebellion, and new discoveries at this deserted place reveal why it was built and the gruesome circumstances of its downfall.
A strange bunker near the Kennedy Space Center once served a top-secret military function should doomsday ever come to the Sunshine State; experts use declassified intel to reveal the sinister purpose of this forbidding facility and why it was abandoned.
An abandoned castle is the site of hundreds of horrific murders perpetrated by the mysterious countess who once lived there. She's alleged to be one of the most prolific killers in history. New discoveries reveal what happened here.
Abandoned towers in southern Greece are the ruins of a fearsome warrior civilization descended from the Spartans, and new discoveries reveal the role these towers played during generations of violent blood feuds among the clans that lived here.
A massive, alien-like fortress built into a mountainside is the central node to a network of pipelines that race outwards like tentacles; behind-the-scenes access reveals the secrets of why this strange complex was built and why it was abandoned.
The ruins of an abandoned prison are evidence of a chaotic riot that put the prisoners in charge; special access to its burnt-out interior reveals how inmates took over Ireland's Alcatraz and why it is deserted today.
An eerie set of buildings in Paris is evidence of an unspeakable evil; new discoveries reveal the horrific things that happened here, and why they were abandoned.
A strange bunker in a treacherous landscape once belonged to a notorious dictator who's paranoid fantasies drove bizarre and elaborate feats of engineering; new discoveries reveal the secrets of these structures and why the nightmares that built them.
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