History Series / InSearchOf

15th Sep '16 1:42:32 AM ManEFaces
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%%* AlienAbduction

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%%* AlienAbduction* AlienAbduction At least one episode on [=UFO=] sightings also discusses stories of abduction by little green men.



%%* BigfootSasquatchAndYeti

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%%* BigfootSasquatchAndYeti* BigfootSasquatchAndYeti: An episode is devoted to this and includes the perpetually famous Patterson–Gimlin footage which isn't taken seriously anymore.
4th Aug '16 6:53:30 PM Random888
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*** In the same episode, the death toll of Auschwitz is given as five million, which is even higher than the inflated Soviet number of four million. The "four million" figure was, contrary to the claims of Holocaust deniers, never accepted by credible Western historians, although it was used by the Auschwitz State Museum in then-communist Poland at the time the episode aired. Five million ''is'' about the number of Jews who were killed in UsefulNotes/TheHolocaust, so it's possible the episode fallaciously conflated Auschwitz with the entire Holocaust.
2nd Feb '16 2:58:42 PM phoenix
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* AlienAbduction
* UsefulNotes/AmeliaEarhart: Not only did she have her own episode, she was in the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zK4PGCQQ4Oc opening titles]].

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* AlienAbduction
* UsefulNotes/AmeliaEarhart: Not only did she have her own episode, she was in the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zK4PGCQQ4Oc opening titles]].
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* BigfootSasquatchAndYeti

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* DocumentaryOfLies: While the show never outright lies about the causes of various phenomena which it investigates, it still presents every crackpot theory on each mystery as if they were all worthy of serious consideration.
** Their disclaimer does say that their purpose is to "suggest some possible explanations", so it's not like they set the bar really high. Yep, they definitely succeeded at their mission to suggest an explanation of some kind.
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* DocumentaryOfLies: While the show never outright lies about the causes of various phenomena which it investigates, it still presents every crackpot theory on each mystery as if they were all worthy of serious consideration.
** Their disclaimer does say that their purpose is to "suggest some possible explanations", so it's not like they set the bar really high. Yep, they definitely succeeded at their mission to suggest an explanation of some kind.
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* UsefulNotes/JackTheRipper



* PsychicPowers
* PyramidPower
* SpookyPhotographs

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* TimeTravel
* TheTunguskaEvent

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31st Oct '15 7:51:03 AM Prfnoff
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** Likewise, they did a story on Josef Mengele. He died in 1979 and his grave was found in 1985. Now that Mengele's identity while living in South American is known, the dramatic tales of Mengele's narrow escapes from {{Nazi Hunter}}s related in the episode have turned out to be bogus.

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** Likewise, they did a story on Josef Mengele.UsefulNotes/JosefMengele. He died in 1979 and his grave was found in 1985. Now that Mengele's identity while living in South American is known, the dramatic tales of Mengele's narrow escapes from {{Nazi Hunter}}s related in the episode have turned out to be bogus.
4th Sep '15 4:22:53 AM Morgenthaler
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* DocumentaryOfLies: While the show never outright lies about the causes of various phenomena which it investigates, it still presents every crackpot theory on each mystery as if they were all worthy of serious consideration.
** Their disclaimer does say that their purpose is to "suggest some possible explanations", so it's not like they set the bar really high. Yep, they definitely succeeded at their mission to suggest an explanation of some kind.
* {{Dracula}}
* EenieMeenieMinyMoai
* HistoryMarchesOn: Quite a few of the mysteries aren't so mysterious anymore.

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* DocumentaryOfLies: While the show never outright lies about the causes of various phenomena which it investigates, it still presents every crackpot theory on each mystery as if they were all worthy of serious consideration.
** Their disclaimer does say that their purpose is to "suggest some possible explanations", so it's not like they set the bar really high. Yep, they definitely succeeded at their mission to suggest an explanation of some kind.
* {{Dracula}}
* EenieMeenieMinyMoai
* HistoryMarchesOn:
DatedHistory: Quite a few of the mysteries aren't so mysterious anymore.



** Likewise, they did a story on Josef Mengele. He died in 1979 and his grave was found in 1985. To be fair, the show was more about Simon Wiesenthal and his hunt for former Nazis escaping justice than Mengele himself.
*** Except that now Mengele's identity while living in South American is known, the dramatic tales of Mengele's narrow escapes from {{Nazi Hunter}}s related in the episode have turned out to be bogus.

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** Likewise, they did a story on Josef Mengele. He died in 1979 and his grave was found in 1985. To be fair, the show was more about Simon Wiesenthal and his hunt for former Nazis escaping justice than Mengele himself.
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Now that now Mengele's identity while living in South American is known, the dramatic tales of Mengele's narrow escapes from {{Nazi Hunter}}s related in the episode have turned out to be bogus.


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* DocumentaryOfLies: While the show never outright lies about the causes of various phenomena which it investigates, it still presents every crackpot theory on each mystery as if they were all worthy of serious consideration.
** Their disclaimer does say that their purpose is to "suggest some possible explanations", so it's not like they set the bar really high. Yep, they definitely succeeded at their mission to suggest an explanation of some kind.
* {{Dracula}}
* EenieMeenieMinyMoai
16th Jul '15 6:24:33 AM kchishol
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-->This series presents information based in part on theory and [[WildMassGuessing conjecture]]. The producer's purpose is to suggest some possible explanation, but not necessarily the only ones, to the mysteries we will examine.

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-->This series presents information based in part on theory and [[WildMassGuessing conjecture]]. The producer's purpose is to suggest some possible explanation, explanations, but not necessarily the only ones, to the mysteries we will examine.



** Their disclaimer does say that their purpose is to "suggest some possible explanation", so it's not like they set the bar really high. Yep, they definitely succeeded at their mission to suggest an explanation of some kind.

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** Their disclaimer does say that their purpose is to "suggest some possible explanation", explanations", so it's not like they set the bar really high. Yep, they definitely succeeded at their mission to suggest an explanation of some kind.
16th Jul '15 3:20:35 AM jedidarrick
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--->This series presents information based in part on theory and [[WildMassGuessing conjecture]]. The producer's purpose is to suggest some possible explanation, but not necessarily the only ones, to the mysteries we will examine.

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--->This -->This series presents information based in part on theory and [[WildMassGuessing conjecture]]. The producer's purpose is to suggest some possible explanation, but not necessarily the only ones, to the mysteries we will examine.
14th Jul '15 3:44:32 AM erforce
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''Series/InSearchOf...'' is a syndicated documentary television series that was broadcast weekly from 1977 to 1982, devoted to mysteries and phenomena. It was created after three successful one-hour TV documentaries, ''In Search of Ancient Astronauts'' in 1973 (based on the book ''Chariots of the Gods?'' by Erich von Däniken), and ''In Search of Ancient Mysteries'' and ''The Outer Space Connection'' (both of which were written into popular paperbacks by series-creator Alan Landsburg) in 1975. All three feature narration by Creator/RodSerling, who was the initial choice to host the series. After the death of Serling, Creator/LeonardNimoy was chosen to be the host of the spin-off series.

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''Series/InSearchOf...''In Search Of...'' is a syndicated documentary television series that was broadcast weekly from 1977 to 1982, devoted to mysteries and phenomena. It was created after three successful one-hour TV documentaries, ''In Search of Ancient Astronauts'' in 1973 (based on the book ''Chariots of the Gods?'' by Erich von Däniken), and ''In Search of Ancient Mysteries'' and ''The Outer Space Connection'' (both of which were written into popular paperbacks by series-creator Alan Landsburg) in 1975. All three feature narration by Creator/RodSerling, who was the initial choice to host the series. After the death of Serling, Creator/LeonardNimoy was chosen to be the host of the spin-off series.



** An episode covers the real account of TheAmityvilleHorror, which has now been debunked as a [[BasedOnAGreatBigLie hoax]].

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** An episode covers the real account of TheAmityvilleHorror, ''Literature/TheAmityvilleHorror'', which has now been debunked as a [[BasedOnAGreatBigLie hoax]].
20th Apr '15 7:45:39 PM garrisonskunk
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Not to be confused with ''[[Film/StarTrekIIITheSearchForSpock The Search For Spock]]''.


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* ShoutOut: When the subtitle of the third StarTrek movie was announced, many viewers and reviewers noticed the similarity between it and this series.
19th Apr '15 7:28:18 PM nombretomado
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** There's an episode about Anastasia Romanova, including an interview with an ancient-but-still-living Anna Anderson. In 1991, DNA evidence proved Anna Anderson was not Anastasia. Furthermore, Anastasia's body was found in 2007, proving she was killed along with the rest of her family. As a side note, the episode is clearly an artifact from a time when [[ColdWar certain issues]] prevented Western historians from having direct access to Russia. Come to think of it, that probably played a large part in how that legend survived so long.

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** There's an episode about Anastasia Romanova, including an interview with an ancient-but-still-living Anna Anderson. In 1991, DNA evidence proved Anna Anderson was not Anastasia. Furthermore, Anastasia's body was found in 2007, proving she was killed along with the rest of her family. As a side note, the episode is clearly an artifact from a time when [[ColdWar [[UsefulNotes/ColdWar certain issues]] prevented Western historians from having direct access to Russia. Come to think of it, that probably played a large part in how that legend survived so long.
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