National Geographic Channel


We’re all fascinated by mysteries and strange phenomena.  But is the unexplained really unexplainable?  In this irresistible new series, join science fiction legend William Shatner as we investigate all that’s weird in the world and attempt to find a logical, scientific explanation.  

From paranormal phenomena to weird and wonderful creatures, from medical oddities to mysterious disappearances, from bizarre natural disasters to mystical monster attacks, this absorbing series has a deliberately wide brief.


  • William Shatner's Weird or What?
    Join William Shatner for three unbelievable stories: The US Army investigates the paranormal to see if future conflicts could be fought using mind control. A boy loses his thumb in a horrific accident only to have it grow back! And archaeologists find an ancient Indonesian skeleton that could rewrite the history of human evolution.
  • William Shatner's Weird or What?: Alien Encounters
    All over the planet, strange events suggest that aliens are among us: In Colorado, a farmer discovers a cow mysteriously mutilated by unknown forces, and it’s a phenomenon that’s been reported by farmers around the globe.
  • William Shatner's Weird or What?: Life After Death
    Three eerie stories that suggest there is indeed life after death.
  • William Shatner's Weird or What?: Monsters
    A West Virginia town is terrorized by the 'mothman'; a fisherman discovers the remains of an unidentified sea creature on a local beach; and in the streets of New Delhi, thousands report being attacked by the 'monkey man'.
  • William Shatner's Weird or What?: End of the World
    Decoding ancient Mayan texts, a physicist predicts a huge cataclysm will destroy the world in 2012; a NASA scientist makes an incredible alien discovery; and, one of the world’s greatest minds makes a startling prediction about a sinister robot takeover.
  • William Shatner's Weird or What?: Parallel Worlds
    Three incredible stories about parallel dimensions: While hiking in a New York state park, a woman has a terrifying encounter with a mysterious human-shaped shadow; a weird machine transports a six-year-old New Jersey boy hundreds of miles in a split second; and, perfectly-carved ancient crystal skulls are thought to be cosmic gateways to another realm.
  • William Shatner's Weird or What?: Freaks of Nature
    Three mysterious freaks of nature: On the East Coast of Canada, a small community is devastated by an earth-shattering 'boom'; swallowing ships and planes, a paranormal fog haunts Lake Michigan; and, a blinding double flash of light over the Indian Ocean sends a nation into panic.
  • William Shatner's Weird or What?: Paranormal Mysteries
    Three incredible stories about parallel dimensions.
  • William Shatner's Weird or What?: Medical Mysteries
    Three incredible stories where the human body reaches beyond the limits of modern medicine.
  • William Shatner's Weird or What?: Power of the Mind
    Three incredible stories about the untapped power of the human brain.
  • William Shatner's Weird or What?: Ancient Mysteries
    Three ancient artifacts that could turn the history of the world upside down.
  • William Shatner's Weird or What?: Amazing Survival
    Three incredible stories of people who cheated death: On 9/11, a man survives impossible odds in the collapse of the World Trade Center; a Texas man is cut in two by a freak rail accident; a safari guide in Zimbabwe is savagely attacked by a hippo but lives to tell his story.
  • William Shatner's Weird or What?: Man Beasts
    Three stories of mysterious creatures that are seemingly half-man and half-beast: a New Jersey woman and her son come face to face with the legendary Jersey Devil; a sleepy South Carolina town is terrorized by a giant reptile; in Wisconsin, a bloodthirsty werewolf-like creature appears on a remote country road.
  • William Shatner's Weird or What?: Aliens Walk Among Us
    Three stories that suggest aliens are among us: a Mexican rancher slays a terrifying and mysterious creature; an Arizona woman claims to have been fathered by an alien; a young serviceman befriends a colony of extraterrestrials.
  • William Shatner's Weird or What?: Curses
    Three ghostly stories about blood-curdling curses: in Britain, a string of deadly house fires is linked to a mysterious painting; in Florida, a sinister doll ruins the lives of anyone who crosses it; and, driven by vengeful spirits, a wealthy California heiress embarks on one of the most bizarre construction jobs in history.
  • William Shatner's Weird or What?: Weird Animal Behaviour
    Three stories about the supersensory power of animals: an octopus correctly predicts winners in the soccer World Cup; in Scotland, more than 50 dogs plunge to their deaths from the same bridge; and, a housecat makes an epic cross-country journey to find its owner.
  • William Shatner's Weird or What?: Ghosts in the Machine
    In Florida, the pilots of a crashed plane are spotted on board Eastern Airlines; in Britain, a near-fatal attack on a boy is blamed on a painting; and, after a devastating earthquake, a New Zealand man is savagely beaten by a ghost.
  • William Shatner's Weird or What?: Premontions
    Three incredible stories about the predictive power of the sub-conscious: a man warns of a horrific plane crash before it happens; a child’s intuition saves his family from a volcanic eruption; and, claiming he can see the future, a California man predicts 9/11 and hurricane Katrina with uncanny accuracy.
  • William Shatner's Weird or What?: Mysterious Vanishings
    Baffling stories of people who disappeared without a trace: in Australia, three men mysteriously vanish from a yacht; nearly a dozen people disappear from a remote Vermont mountaintop; and, a pilot is chased by unidentified aircraft before disappearing into thin air.
  • William Shatner's Weird or What?: More Medical Mysteries
    Three medical mysteries seemingly beyond the realm of science: A woman becomes so toxic she hospitalizes dozens of people; a man is struck by lightning and becomes a musical genius; and, a Tennessee teen cries tears of blood.
  • William Shatner's Weird or What?: Mind Control
    Three spine-tingling stories about mind-control: a man with a mysterious implant believes aliens have been monitoring his every move; a séance turns a housewife into a literary genius; and, a California woman suspects she is the target of a sinister government experiment.