Secrets of the Dead
Witches Curse (#201)
More than 300 years after the infamous Salem Witch trials, one woman'sinspiration has led to the theory that there may be a perfectly natural and scientific explanation for the symptoms of those who were said to be bewitched. Behavioral psychologist Linda Caporeal's quest for a rational explanation leads viewers on a startling journey from wrenching convulsions and vivid deliriums to contaminated crops, hallucinogenic drugs and an ancient bog man who was brutally hacked to death. [56 minutes]
This episode has not aired in the past few months on Iowa Public Television.
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Series Description: Part detective story, part true-life drama, SECRETS OF THE DEAD unearths evidence from around the world, challenging prevailing ideas and throwing fresh light on unexplained events. Using the most up-to-date science in the laboratory and in the field, scientists and researchers examine the missing pieces of each puzzle, completing the picture of what had been merely an assemblage of suppositions.
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Lost Ships of Rome (#1101)
These episodes of Secrets of the Dead aired in the last few months on Iowa Public Television.
- Cavemen Cold Case (#1204)
- Death on the Railroad (#1203)
- Bugging Hitler's Soldiers (#1202)
- Michelangelo Revealed (#901)
- The World's Biggest Bomb (#1104)
- Japanese Supersub (#904)
- Churchill's Deadly Decision (#1001)
- The Airmen and the Headhunters (#902)
- Slave Ship Mutiny (#1004)
- Deadliest Battle (#1002)
- Lost in the Amazon (#1102)
- Lost Ships of Rome (#1101)