Mysteries of the Abandoned

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.

Show Info

Network: United States Science (2017 - now)
Schedule: Thursdays at 21:00 (60 min)
Status: Running
Show Type: Documentary
Genres: Mystery History

Official site: www.sciencechannel.com

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Previous Episode

Swamp of Despair

Episode 6x02; Apr 2, 2020

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.

Previous Episodes

Episode NameAirdateTrailer
6x02: Swamp of DespairApr 2, 2020
6x01: The World's Strangest Disaster ZonesMar 26, 2020
5x08: Curse of Satan's CatacombsNov 21, 2019
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