America's Book of Secrets Season 2
S02 E01Apr 5, 2013
The Ancient Astronaut Cover-Up Apr 5, 2013 Ancient astronaut theorists explore mainstream resistance to the idea that aliens have been visiting the Earth for centuries.
S02 E01Apr 5, 2013
The Ancient Astronaut Cover-Up Apr 5, 2013 The notion of a universe inhabited by alien creatures can be found just about everywhere in American popular culture. But could mankind really have been visited by alien beings from other worlds?
S02 E02Apr 12, 2013
The Mafia Apr 12, 2013 For decades, the criminal organization known as "The Mafia" has stained the fabric of American society. But what are the secrets behind the Mob's sinister success? According to the FBI, the American Mafia still has approximately 3,000 active members.
S02 E02Apr 12, 2013
The Mafia Apr 12, 2013 For decades, the criminal organization known as "The Mafia" has stained the fabric of American society. But what are the secrets behind the Mob's sinister success? According to the FBI, the American Mafia still has approximately 3,000 active members, and just like the iconic mobsters of the past, the modern Mafia's ill-gotten gains still come at a price: blood, bullets, and a massive body count. Uncover the secret world of organized crime and the violent tactics used by the Cosa Nostra to gain money and power. How did the Mafia become so powerful? How is it possible that with hundreds of gang related killings in Chicago in the 1920s, not one gangster--including the most violent of all, Al Capone--was ever convicted of murder? Why was the Director of the FBI, J. Edgar Hoover, reluctant to go after the Mafia in the 1930s and 40s? Could the Mafia's influence extend beyond local police and politicians? And what new illegal activities is the Mafia involved in today?
S02 E03Apr 19, 2013
The Ku Klux Klan Apr 19, 2013 They are the original domestic terrorists, hiding underneath white hoods and flowing robes, and taking cover in the rights and freedoms that they are actively seeking to destroy.
S02 E04Apr 26, 2013
Serial Killers Apr 26, 2013 They are secretly stalking America's streets and highways, hiding in plain sight and compelled by one simple motive: the thrill of taking another person's life. Since the 1970s, the United States has produced an estimated 1,400 serial killers.
S02 E05May 3, 2013
American Nazis May 3, 2013 There are nearly 200 neo-Nazi groups currently operating in the United States--and they are strongly allied to a loose network of numerous other "white and Aryan power" hate groups.
S02 E06May 10, 2013
Deadly Cults May 10, 2013 According to government statistics, there are an estimated 5,000 cults currently operating in the United States. And each year there are approximately 200,000 Americans who serve as secret--and, for the most part, willing--members.
S02 E07May 17, 2013
Presidential Cover Ups May 17, 2013 The office of the President of the United States was designed to operate with greater transparency than any other world-leader... but how much do we really know about what goes on behind the doors of the Oval Office?
S02 E08May 24, 2013
The Drug Wars May 24, 2013 This episode uncovers the conspiracies behind America's 40-year drug campaign. Why does the U.S. Government classify marijuana and heroin as equally dangerous drugs, and will the move by some states to legalize marijuana change how this drug is viewed?
S02 E09May 31, 2013
The Mystery of Bigfoot May 31, 2013 Bigfoot is everywhere you look, but why are so many millions of Americans obsessed with this mysterious man-ape? This episode sheds new light on some of the nation's darkest Sasquatch secrets.
S02 E10Jun 7, 2013
Presidential Assassins Jun 7, 2013 Over the last centuries, there have been four successful presidential assassinations and a multitude of failed attempts. But do we know the real story behind these assassination plots?
S02 E11Jun 14, 2013
Lost Treasures Jun 14, 2013 American treasure hunters are convinced that there are missing fortunes just waiting to be discovered all around the country. But is it a harmless hobby, or do treasure hunters find themselves locked in a battle with other searchers?
S02 E12Jun 21, 2013
Hells Angels Jun 21, 2013 No club in America is more secretive than the Hells Angels. Members are forbidden to publically discuss their biker brotherhood and others who have "insider" information are too afraid to talk... until now.