Monday, March 23, 2015

New Three-Part Series, 'True Supernatural' to Premiere on Destination America

Aliens, monsters and fairies...oh my!

On Wednesday, April 8 at 10 p.m. ET, Destination America will be premiering a brand new three-part series called "True Supernatural." The hour long series is produced by M2 Pictures with Mike Sinclair as executive producer, David O’Donnell and Erin Ryder as co-executive producers and will air on Wednesdays April 8, 15 and 22.

Here are details from the press release:

Locked away in museum archives, university labs, town hall basements, attics, garages, and hidden safes, is a trove of evidence supporting the existence of an alternate reality in which there’s possible truth to America’s most prolific paranormal mysteries – fairies flitter, monsters hunt, and cryptids of all sizes come out at night.

Millions deny their existence, but these chilling pieces of evidence could prove the creatures from which legends are made really do exist. Destination America’s new series "True Supernatural"  brings together legend, academic theory, scientific analysis, and eye-witness accounts to test the validity of real American folklore.

Below are the episode descriptions for each of the three parts of True Supernatural:

Wednesday, April 8 at 10/9c
Hidden in the archives of the Milnes Museum at the University of New Hampshire is one of the most controversial artifacts in world history: a simple blue dress that may prove extra-terrestrial life exists. In 1961, Betty and Barney Hill claimed to have been abducted by aliens, the first reported abduction in the United States, that left a pink powder on Betty’s dress. Chemical and DNA analysis has been unable to attribute the substance to anything found on earth. Will new tests at Texas A&M University finally reveal its origin?

Then, is a prehistoric holdover roaming the Midwest? Native American tribes venerate legends of the Shunka Warak'in, also known as the Rocky Mountain Demon Wolf. Gigantic in size and ferocious in nature, the beast was said to have terrorized settlers and livestock, becoming a harbinger of death. Experts examine the only preserved specimen and discuss whether recent animal attacks could be attributed to a creature who may be more than just a myth.

Wednesday, April 15 at 10/9c
The existence of Bigfoot has long been debated, with little convincing evidence until now. New footprint casts provide anatomical and anthropological support for the creature. Bigfoot, the world's most famous cryptid, has been at the forefront of popular imagination for decades. Now, for the first time, scientists explain why footprints found in the Pacific Northwest prove the existence of Sasquatch. Scientists analyze aspects of the footprints dermal ridges, toe spreads, depth which may prove that a creature with the size and physical attributes of Bigfoot does exist and how it differs from humans and other primate species.

A Polish Holocaust survivor seeking answers for the atrocities committed against her people summons a vengeful spirit known as a Dybbuk. Terrified of what she's unleashed, she seals it inside a wine cabinet, hoping to contain its fury. Over the years the Dybbuk Box causes illnesses and electrical failure to all who have own it. Now for the first time, experts test the artifact to see if a physical attribute of the box is causing the ailments or if the source of the maladies is otherworldly.

Wednesday, April 22 at 10/9c
Known for a vampiric thirst, the Chupacabra is blamed for bloodless livestock killings across southwest Texas. Now, a rare specimen showcases the beast's strange features, including unusual paw prints, hairless skin, and strange nodules on its hindquarters. Experts explore claims that the Chupacabra is part of a failed government program and they explain how its terrifying appearance and lust for blood may be an unusual evolutionary adaptation. Now, three different Chupacabra DNA samples are headed to the lab in an attempt to identify just what this terrifying creature is.

Tales of the Kraken have existed for centuries of a terrifying marine predator that hunts whales, sailors, and anything foolish enough to cross its path. Now scientists examine evidence that could prove the Kraken is more than just a myth. Experts analyze a strange display of prehistoric fossils in Berlin-State Ichthyosaur Park in Nevada and the clues that suggest that the bodies were left there by a behemoth tentacled beast. With terrifying battle scars found upon the largest of modern whales, could the Kraken still exist in the last unexplored frontier on earth the ocean?

-Larissa Mrykalo