What are the best documentaries of unexplained mysteries on YouTube?

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    #1There's Something Wrong with Aunt Diane

    There's Something Wrong with Aunt Diane

    There's Something Wrong with Aunt Diane is a documentary film released in 2011 which investigates the 2009 Taconic State Parkway crash caused by the driver Diane Schuler that has killed her and seven others. 

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    James Ryan
    Written on November 16, 2017
    "There's Something Wrong With Aunt Diane is an extraordinary documentary. I also love unexplained mystery stories and when I found this video on Youtube I was delighted. It's an intriguing story that had me captivated the entire time. Still, some mysteries have no answer..."
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    #2Diana: The Witnesses In The Tunnel

    Diana: The Witnesses In The Tunnel
    Diana: The Witnesses In The Tunnel is the exclusive story of what happened immediately after the car crashed. It reveals who went into the tunnel and why; who photographed what and when; as well as the arguments and the fights that took place. The film also explains why the photographers were arrested, how they became scapegoats for the accident and what happened to them and the photographs they took.
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    Sean Chang
    Written on January 15, 2018
    "The link is to a 45 minute YouTube video telling the exclusive story of what happened immediately after the car crashed. The film also explains why the photographers were arrested, how they became scapegoats for the accident and what happened to them and the photographs they took. The video has received less then 500,000 views in over a year so it doesn't seem to be catching much traction."
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    #3The Cheshire Murders

    The Cheshire Murders
    The Cheshire Murders is a documentary film which looks deeper on the crime committed by ex-convicts Steven Hayes and Joshua Komisarjevsky who invaded the family home of Jennifer Hawke-Petit in Cheshire, Connecticut. 
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    Mark Martin
    Written on September 16, 2019
    "Oh my, almost 2 hours of documentary about a horrible home invastion and murder, and how it could have been prevented at a number of moments. This really isn't how I want to spend my time! That's 2 hours I'm not getting back, and I get depressed at best, and have recurring nightmares at worse. No thanks. I'm not opposed to documentaries, but I prefer to learn something, preferablly uplifting, from them."

DID YOU KNOW?

Did you know that the first documentary films only lasted for a minute or less due to technological limitations? The very first films were called “actuality films” because they captured short snippets of real and actual events. The term “documentary” was not coined until 1926 by Scottish-born filmmaker John Grierson to describe a non-fiction film. During the 1960s, television became an essential platform for documentary films, leaning more on a journalistic and educational approach to their aired programs.

Documentaries were, and still are widely used as a means for young people to learn about the cultures, experiences, traditions, and happenings that transpired around the world, which would generate interest in certain subject matters that are important to society. Lately, documentaries have been used to generate interest in studying and learning about major historical events that can and will teach the younger generations of how our society and civilization is shaped. At the same time, it can also be beneficial in helping audiences into thinking and seeing things in a broader sense, seeking facts, and eliminating myths and superstitions, at the same time removing any negative connotations, opinions, and stereotypes that one may hold before the viewing of such educational materials.

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    #4Hitler Of The Andes

    Hitler Of The Andes

    This is the story of the Hitler survival myth and how the confusion that surrounded his death in a Berlin bunker led to rumours that he escaped. Eisenhower believed he was still alive saying “we have been unable to unearth one tangible piece of evidence of Hitler’s death.” Newly unearthed FBI files reveal thousands of alleged Hitler sightings from Ireland to Venezuela. With rumours of his escape persisting for decades, and growing evidence that Nazis were hiding out in the jungles and remote corners of Latin America, today the alleged survival of the Fuhrer remains one of the worlds most popular and treasured myths.

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    Lin Hao
    Written on January 13, 2018
    "This was a fun watch but it must be taken with a grain of salt. The theory on Hitler having fled to South America is pretty far out there. Still, it was interesting and made me think, what if?"
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    #5CIA America's Secret Warriors

    CIA America's Secret Warriors
    The Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) is a civilian foreign intelligence service of the United States federal government, tasked with gathering, processing, and analyzing national security information from around the world, primarily through the use of human intelligence (HUMINT). As one of the principal members of the U.S. Intelligence Community (IC), the CIA reports to the Director of National Intelligence and is primarily focused on providing intelligence for the President and Cabinet.
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    Larry Pena
    Written on January 14, 2018
    "It's amazing to see the intelligence capabilities of the CIA. This documentary takes you inside and reveals some of the more widely known ways that the CIA works. I'm sure there is even more that they did not reveal."
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    #614 Degrees - A Paranormal Documentary

    14 Degrees - A Paranormal Documentary
    ased mainly in New England, New Gravity Media touches base with some of the regions most respected paranormal researchers, mediums, scientists, skeptics, and of course... ghosts. NGM brings you an in depth "behind the scenes" look at the subject that has the world afraid to sleep alone.
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    Nancy Han
    Written on November 11, 2017
    "If you are looking to watch the best documentaries of unexplained mysteries on YouTube, you should consider watching 14 Degrees - A Paranormal Documentary. It is based in New England and brings you a great behind-the-scenes look at what is really out there, covered by mediums, scientists, skeptics, and others."
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    #7JFK to 911 Everything Is A Rich Man's Trick

    JFK to 911 Everything Is A Rich Man's Trick
    The who, how & why of the JFK assassination. Taken from an historical perspective starting around world war 1 leading to present day. We hope after watching this video you will know more about what happened in the past and how the world is run today.
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    Divya Das
    Written on November 8, 2017
    "I went down a rabbit hole which started in unexplained disappearances, but somehow ended up here. I can't believe any of this stuff. It's all conspiracy theories! The video uses sensationalism and poor voice acting to get its point across. Terrible."
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    #8UFO sighting

    UFO sighting

    This documentary is about the phenomenon of UFO sighting. With testimonies and interviews with witnesses of flying saucers and alien humanoids but also with some of the most relevant scientists of today like Michio Kaku or Neil Degrasse Tyson.

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    Gerald Simmons
    Written on November 18, 2017
    "Easily one of the most unsettling documentaries I've watched! UFO sighting shows the interviews of people who have witnessed supernatural phenomenons as well as some of the biggest scientists today like Neil Degrasse Tyson."
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    #9Amityville Horror: The True Story

    Amityville Horror: The True Story

    A documentary about one of the most famous paranormal events ever, the Amityville horror. This documentary focuses on the story of the house, the events that supposedly happened, the supposed fraud, and the investigation with paranormal investigators.

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    Vicky Lu
    Written on November 12, 2017
    "I have watched this video before. It focuses on the Amityville horror story. I suppose you can call this an unexplained mystery of sorts because there is a lot of controversy surrounding the story but it only focuses on this story. It doesn't mention other mysteries at all. I found the video entertaining overall. "
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    #10The Scole Experiments - Proof of Life After Death?

    The Scole Experiments - Proof of Life After Death?

    A documentary about The Scole Experiments, a large investigation about the afterlife and what happens when we die and if there is life after death. Scientists and investigators show their conclusions on the investigations.

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    William Diaz
    Written on November 11, 2017
    "The Scole Experiments - Proof of Life After Death is an interesting documentary about life after death. It shows some different views and beliefs about life after death, but is ultimately inconclusive in its findings."
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    #11Nick Mariana UFO Footage

    Nick Mariana UFO Footage

    This footage shows UFO sighting and their witnesses that occurred in 1956 in Great Falls, Montana. Included in this video is a rehearsed but accurate interview with Nick Mariana regarding the filming as well as some breakdown analysis of the footage.

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    Carl Harper
    Written on November 11, 2017
    "This documentary was not what I expected. It was slow paced and the quality was poor. I expected a great UFO documentary footage, but I felt like I was watching a homemade video. Nick Mariana discusses the UFO sighting, but that's all he does and the introduction was pretty lame."
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    #129/11 Trillions: Follow The Money

    9/11 Trillions: Follow The Money

    Forget for one moment everything you've been told about September 11, 2001. 9/11 was a crime. And as with any crime, there is one overriding imperative that detectives must follow to identify the perpetrators: follow the money. This is an investigation of the 9/11 money trail.

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    Susan Jackson
    Written on January 24, 2018
    "Definitely a viable solution for the topic. This documentary contains a lot of interesting information. "
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    #13Zeitgeist Addendum

    Zeitgeist Addendum

    The film begins and ends with excerpts from a speech by Jiddu Krishnamurti. The remainder of the film is narrated by Peter Joseph and divided into four parts, which are prefaced by on-screen quotations from Krishnamurti, John Adams, Bernard Lietaer, and Thomas Paine, respectively.

    Part I covers the process of fractional-reserve banking as illustrated in Modern Money Mechanics, by the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago. The film suggests that society is manipulated into economic slavery through debt-based monetary policies by requiring individuals to submit for employment in order to pay off their debt.

    Part II has an interview with John Perkins, author of Confessions of an Economic Hitman, who says he was involved in the subjugation of Latin American economies by multinational corporations and the United States government

    Part III introduces futurist Jacque Fresco and The Venus Project and asserts a need to move away from current socioeconomic paradigms.

    Part IV suggests that the primary reason for what the film sees as society's social values ("warfare, corruption, oppressive laws, social stratification, irrelevant superstitions, environmental destruction, and a despotic, socially indifferent, profit-oriented ruling class") is a collective ignorance of "the emergent and symbiotic aspects of natural law".  

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    Paul Hayes
    Written on November 16, 2017
    "Some of the claims in this movie are a little on the "debatable" side, but in general, I agree with their concepts and analysis of the current socio-political-economic disaster that holds humanity in its greedy grip. In the words of the old song by the Cream, "We're going wrong...". It is time for a revolution in thought and behavior. In fact, it may be too late already. "
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    #14Zeitgeist: The Movie

    Zeitgeist: The Movie

    Zeitgeist: The Movie is a series of documentary films written and directed by Peter Joseph which examines a number of conspiracy theories in the world we share, the values we hold, and the problems we face.

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    Carl Boyd
    Written on January 12, 2018
    "Zeitgeist: The Movie is one of the best documentaries of unexplained mysteries on Youtube. It opened my eyes to a wide variety of institutions that I had existing notions about. It made me reevaluate my values and look at the world in a different way. I would call it mind-expanding and extremely insightful. A must watch!"

Summary

Best What are the best documentaries of unexplained mysteries on YouTube
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1There's Something Wrong with Aunt DianeMovies 35 Free
2Diana: The Witnesses In The Tunnel Videos 25 Free
3The Cheshire MurdersMovies 23 Paid
4Hitler Of The Andes Videos 23 Free
5CIA America's Secret Warriors Videos 22 Free
614 Degrees - A Paranormal Documentary Videos 16 Paid
7JFK to 911 Everything Is A Rich Man's Trick Videos 16 Free
8UFO sightingVideos 15 Paid
9Amityville Horror: The True StoryVideos 15 Paid
10The Scole Experiments - Proof of Life After Death? Videos 13 Paid
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