America Unearthed, Season 3HD
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On Season 3 of America Unearthed, Scott Wolter continues his quest to right the wrongs of history, uncovering new artifacts and evidence that transforms what we’ve long considered fact into fiction. He investigates mysteries in America and around the world involving iconic figures, epic locations and tales of treasure, convinced that clues lie hidden, just waiting to be discovered. Could evidence in China prove an ancient fleet of warriors made it to what is now San Francisco? Will America’s most legendary treasure, the Lost Dutchman’s gold, finally be found? Could new evidence of the Knights of Templar in Pennsylvania be what Wolter needs to convince skeptics that the group of knights made it to America with a secret long ago? This season promises to be the most intriguing yet.
|1||HDClosed CaptioningVideoSecrets from the Alamo||Davy Crockett was an American legend immortalized in frontier folklore for being the last one standing at the Alamo during the fight against Mexico. It was there Crockett is said to have met his heroic end. However, new evidence suggests that's not the case. An Alabama man contacts Scott Wolter about a land claim allegedly signed by Crockett--nearly 20 years after his death! As Scott investigates, he learns more about Crockett's life, membership in a secret society and involvement in the Texas Revolution at the Alamo. There, Scott discovers that the history books may be wrong when it comes to Crockett's fate and that the frontiersman's enemy, General Santa Anna, may have saved Crockett's life in a stunning twist of fate.||42:28||$2.99||View in iTunes|
|2||HDClosed CaptioningVideoGuardians of Superstition Mountain||The Lost Dutchman Gold Mine is the most famous lost mine in American history. It was supposedly discovered and kept secret by a German immigrant named Jacob Waltz in the 19th century, hence the "Dutchman" name. Is a true story or tall tale? The mine is rumored to lie somewhere near the Superstition Mountains in Arizona, and treasure hunters have been trying to find this mine of untold riches for more than a century. Scott Wolter decides to team up with some of these folks and offer his assistance after realizing the key to solving the mystery of the mine may lie in understanding a mysterious map carved into a series of stones called the Peralta stones. In the end, what will they find?||42:42||$2.99||View in iTunes|
|3||HDClosed CaptioningVideoThe Appalachian Giant||The Appalachian Mountains are a region of incredible beauty and amazing legends. One such legend tells of a terrifying giant with a 7-clawed hand who left his mark on a massive rock. This incredible rock is sacred to Cherokee people who revere the artifact for its intriguing symbols and cultural significance. Others say the symbols aren't Native, but may be connected to visitors from afar--perhaps from over the ocean or from another world. Trying to set the record straight on this controversial stone, Scott Wolter heads to Appalachia. As Scott tries to determine the age of the carvings, he discovers the stone may have strange and mystical powers. He also learns that this isn't the only massive artifact in the region--the connection between the two may lead to a "giant" conclusion.||42:28||$2.99||View in iTunes|
|4||HDClosed CaptioningVideoMontezuma's Gold||Scott receives a strange package that points to a legendary treasure hidden in Southern Utah. When a journalist explains that the entire treasure of the Aztec empire may in fact be hidden in a man made tunnel system, Scott ventures out to separate truth from fiction. Through the investigation, Scott learns about the Aztec king Montezuma, cryptic symbols possibly used for navigation, and a deadly curse that may be all too real. In the end, Scott preps to dive on a haunted underwater chamber that may hold not only the gold, but also the ultimate secrets of the Aztecs.||42:36||$2.99||View in iTunes|
|5||HDClosed CaptioningVideoCuster's Blood Treasure||In 1874, Lt. Colonel George sent Custer on a scouting mission to the Black Hills area. He reportedly found something while he was there--gold. This sparked off a gold rush of settlers flooding the sacred Native American lands, which in turned sparked off a war. In response to the uprising, Custer led his forces into the ill-planned Battle of Little Big Horn, where he made his infamous Last Stand. But, before the battle, some say there was treasure to be had--gold coins, paper currency, and other valuables brought to the battlefield. So, what happened to the treasure after the battle? Piecing together a series of clues, Scott uncovers evidence suggesting Chief Two Moons who'd led the tribes against Custer, disclosed that he and his men may have looted the bodies. Only on his deathbed did he reveal it's secret location. Can Scott figure out where Custer's lost treasure might lie today?||41:26||$2.99||View in iTunes|
|6||HDClosed CaptioningVideoCaptain Kidd's Pirate Code||Scott Wolter receives an intriguing tip from a published author on pirate's treasure troves and business magnates that may involve one of the richest men in America's history--John Jacob Astor. Scott learns that Astor made a fortune in real estate and the fur trade, but records show he may have really gotten his start from a lost treasure belonging to the famed pirate Captain Kidd. Scott heads to the east coast where he pieces together clues from Boston, New York, and Maine to determine if this claim is true. One of the main clues he investigates are a set of mysterious numbers likely provided by Captain Kidd that may be connected to a buried treasure. Could there still be a treasure that still needs to be unearthed along the coast of Maine? How did Astor truly get his fortune started?||41:49||$2.99||View in iTunes|
|7||HDClosed CaptioningVideoMarco Polo Discovers America||Just east of the San Francisco Bay Area are the Berkeley Hills Walls--remnants of a massive, stone wall that stretches a distance of over fifty miles. The wall segments are up to six feet high in some places and are constructed of tightly fit limestone boulders. Scott is in intrigued by the fact that nobody knows who built the wall or even what purpose it serves. The only historical precedent for a miles-long, manmade, ancient wall is the Great Wall of China. Could ancient Asiatic explorers have made it all the way to the North American West Coast? In investigating the theory, Scott uncovers other evidence that could suggest the Chinese with their massive maritime fleet made it to the New World, using maps that were in the possession of Kublai Khan. He also discovers evidence that European explorers knew about China's epic voyages, including Italian explorer Marco Polo.||42:34||$2.99||View in iTunes|
|8||HDClosed CaptioningVideoThe Plot to Steal America||Before the US declared its independence, its destiny hung in the balance with the vast lands of America up for grabs to anyone willing to stake a claim. Called to examine a possibly ancient land claim, Scott Wolter is drawn into an epic quest to prove whether French fur traders were actually here on a secret mission to steal pre-Columbian land claims placed at a much earlier time. The key to this whole mystery could lie in tracking down a long-lost artifact, allegedly found with strange carvings that only those with hidden knowledge could understand. On this adventure through America's little-known early history, Scott uncovers a high stakes game of land grabbing where only the winner comes in first--and the only way to win might be to cheat.||42:17||$2.99||View in iTunes|
|9||HDClosed CaptioningVideoThe Blood Stone||Scott Wolter investigates a 3000-pound boulder hidden inside the Chicago History Museum's secret storage location. The Waubansee Stone used to be even bigger when it sat along the Chicago River outside Fort Dearborn. Known as the city's oldest piece of art, the stone features the face of a man with closed eyes, parted lips and a chin beard. Some think it was an homage to a local Native American chief, but others believe the stone may have had a more sinister use hundred of years earlier. Scott's search for the truth about the Waubansee stone results in a wild romp through important events in the history of Chicago--from ancient to modern times--in which the Waubansee Stone always seems to have played a role.||42:28||$2.99||View in iTunes|
|10||HDClosed CaptioningVideoEgyptian Secrets of Nyc||Thousands of people walk through Central Park every day unknowingly passing by a crumbling relic that connects the Big Apple to ancient Egypt. Scott ventures to New York City after learning that an ancient Egyptian obelisk located in Central Park is undergoing restorations. The obelisk's hieroglyphs tell a unique story of the pharaoh that built it. But when researchers discover Freemasonic symbols under the 3,500 year old monument, a wrench is thrown into the timeline of History. Scott ventures into busy NYC searching for the truth behind the symbols and in doing so uncovers a secret message on the ceiling of Grand Central Station that points to an ancient alignment in the heart of America.||42:37||$2.99||View in iTunes|
|11||HDClosed CaptioningVideoTracking Bigfoot||Scott Wolter does not believe in Bigfoot--but he sure hears about it a lot. That's because the earliest Bigfoot sightings were supposedly recorded in--guess what? Rocks.||42:26||$2.99||View in iTunes|
|12||HDClosed CaptioningVideoThe Templars' Deadliest Secret: The Chase||In an epic, two-part season finale, Forensic Geologist Scott Wolter returns to his roots, gathering new evidence to support the theory that started him down the path of investigating mysterious artifacts and sites in the United States. That theory? That some members of the Knights Templar came to America after escaping death on Friday, October 13th, 1307. He uncovers shocking new secrets and sites, both stateside and abroad, linking the Knights Templar to cryptic symbols he believes represent one thing--a connection to Jesus's rumored bloodline.||42:09||$2.99||View in iTunes|
|13||HDClosed CaptioningVideoThe Templars' Deadliest Secret: Evidence Exposed||In the conclusion of the two-part season finale, Forensic Geologist Scott Wolter uncovers shocking new secrets and sites, both stateside and abroad, linking the Knights Templar to cryptic symbols he believes represent one thing--a connection to Jesus's rumored bloodline. The finale plays out like a real-life Da Vinci Code drama that will have viewers on the edges of their seats!||41:20||$2.99||View in iTunes|
|101||HDVideoSeason 3 Sneak Peek||Catch a FREE sneak peek of America Unearthed.||2:00||Free||View in iTunes|
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“…thought we found something significant. It turned out to be a rock."
Direct quote from the Alamo episode and a metaphor for this series. I love the premise, but I’m giving up. Bought the first two seasons. Shame on me…but I hoped for better. His basic premise is state a wild hypothesis, find some kook “expert” to blather, hype hype hype…crap, it’s a rock. He’s yet to prove a single hypothesis or solve a single mystery. Great marketer though.
Full of Himself
I first saw Scott a few years ago in the "Holy Grail in America" special the History Channel had. I actually liked him in that, as he seemed to be a bit objective. Boy, has that changed. This series is quite a let down. And, I've stuck with it until half-way through season 3. The show is way too scripted, and quite cheesy at that. Instead of just going to investigate these theories of every single civilization from the 'old world' coming to America before the Spanish Expeditions, Scott acts more like some sort of Indiana Jones character. The one thing about the "Holy Grail in America" special was that it actually had contrasting opinions. On "America Unearthed" at most, any contrary opinion to Scott's is given a few seconds before being completely discounted. I recall the episode about Davey Crockett having supposedly survived the Alamo and went to Alabama. The evidence of this was some old document signed by someone with the last name Crockett. After the signature was shown to not be Davey Crockett's, the signature expert also found that another person by the last name of Crockett lived in that area. Scott dismisses the clearly logical hypothesis for the sole reason that the redneck family who made the farfetched claim believes it was the real Davey Crockett. Come on. But hey, at least this episode actually had the contrasting opinion!
This show had a lot of promise and potential to be a very interesting series on less-covered theories. And for that creativity, it gets 2 stars. But the execution of the show is outright horrible. And Scott Wolter, whose "science" was something he has pretty much made up, needs a dose of humility.