Dec 23, 2010 10:15 AM EST
From searching for the Freemasons' involvement with the long-missing White House cornerstone to discovering the truth behind the curious death of expl… Read more
Series that explores the world's secret symbols, codes and conspiracy theories.
Premiered: December 2, 2010
What if I told you there's a place in Alaska that claims more bodies than the Bermuda Triangle? The Alaska Triangle--the region between Anchorage, Juneau and Barrows--has a disappearance rate sixteen times the national average, and scientists are entirely incapable of explaining why.
What if I told you Harry Houdini's death was not an accident, as we've been led to believe, but an act of murder? Most contend the world's most famous magician died when one of his tricks went fatally wrong, but new evidence suggests that his death may have been no accident. Most compelling is the long list of famous--and infamous--suspects who all had their reasons for wanting Houdini dead.
What if I told you that the Vatican--seat of the Catholic Church--may be responsible for the murder of one of its own popes? Pope John Paul the First was in office just thirty-three days before he was found dead of mysterious causes and whisked away by Vatican officials with no investigation.
What if I told you that the Mafia and organized crime have taken on a brand new look that most people would never recognize? Today's mob has evolved into something more powerful, sophisticated and deadly than ever. Starting with Al Capone's notorious Chicago Outfit, Decoded traces the progression of the mob from Whitey Bulger's fearsome Irish Mafia, to today's Mexican cartels.