Discovery-owned adventure network Travel Channel is set to follow indie filmmaker Christopher Garetano as he investigates America’s creepiest conspiracy theories and unexplained occurrences.
Produced by Texas Crew Productions, Strange World (8 x 60 minutes) will follow Garetano (pictured) as he immerses himself in a world of the weird and bizarre. Throughout the series, the filmmaker will explore everything from the alleged curse of James Dean’s death car, Little Bastard, to the unexplained disappearances on California’s Mount Shasta.
In the premiere episode, Garetano sets out to prove that former military base Camp Hero on Long Island, New York, had secretly conducted gruesome human research. For more than a decade, Garetano investigated what’s known as the “Montauk Project,” a conspiracy theory that alleges the U.S. government conducted mind-control experiments for the purpose of developing psychological warfare techniques. Through new interviews and never-before-seen footage, Garetano will return to Montauk to uncover new evidence that proves these experiments happened.
“I’ve had first-hand, profound experiences that convinced me, at a very early age, that there’s something beyond the veil of normality,” said Garetano in a statement. “So I’ve remained cautiously skeptical as well, always keeping an open mind to the possibilities. We live in a world of illusion, mysticism and magic. There’s a dark side to things, manifested in conspiracies and what happens behind the curtain – it’s all real and I’ll forever be that curious cat that opens the door to have a look.”
Strange World premieres Aug. 11 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on Travel Channel.