Atlas of Cursed Places

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Atlas of Cursed Places

Synopsis

Author and adventurer Sam Sheridan travels the globe in search of the most cursed places on Earth. Entrenching himself in macabre modern day culture, Sam explores the region's haunting history and fascinating folklore, employs cutting-edge science to illuminate the dangers of the curse, and paints a new and revealing portrait of a doomed place and the people who live there in the process.

Episodes

Season 1
  • The Curse of Vlad The Impaler

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    Everybody has heard about Dracula, a blood-thirsty monster who invokes immortality with a bite on the neck. But many believe the real Dracula was a 15th century eastern European ruler with a penchant for impaling enemies, Vlad Tepes, whose curse upon his homeland has lasted for six centuries. With the help of emerging science in the field of genetics, Sam investigates the curse of Vlad the Impaler.

  • The Curse of The Bayou

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    In 1915 in Louisiana, a local hoodoo practitioner and healer named, Aunt Julia, was enraged at the loggers cutting down her swamp so she invoked a curse on the people and the land. On the day of her death a deadly hurricane swept through the bayou destroying 3 towns and killing most of the people living in it. A century later, locals still blame all of the hardships in Louisiana on her curse.

  • The Curse of The Bermuda Triangle

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    The Bermuda Triangle. Everybody's heard about this stretch of cursed ocean off America's eastern coast where ships and aircraft disappear without explanation. Or do they? Sam dives in to the origin of the curse of the Bermuda Triangle and looks to oceanographers, physicists and probability analysts to get to the sandy wet bottom of this age-old ocean mystery.

  • The Curse of Atlantis

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    Sam investigates the utopian city, Atlantis, that Plato says was cursed by the gods and swallowed up into the sea 12,000 years ago.

  • The Curse of West Virginia

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    Sam heads to the Mountain State to investigate the curse of the Mothman, a winged cryptid whose presence signals disaster. But, in a dangerous turn of events, Sam finds himself embroiled in a tangled web of disasters, population poisoning, physical threats and dirty politics in West Virginia.