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[*] posted on 5-1-2019 at 01:37 PM
TUE MAY 28, 2019: Travel Channel: Season 4 Premiere Episode 'America Unearthed' goes to Baja!


FORENSIC GEOLOGIST SCOTT WOLTER EXCAVATES AMERICA’S LOST HISTORY IN NEW SEASON OF ‘AMERICA UNEARTHED’ ON TRAVEL CHANNEL PREMIERING TUESDAY, MAY 28 AT 10 P.M. ET/PT


NEW YORK (April 30, 2019) – For decades, Scott Wolter has honed his skills in the sciences looking for historical answers within the natural world. Now, he continues his quest for the truth on Travel Channel in the new season of “America Unearthed,” premiering Tuesday, May 28 at 10 p.m. ET/PT. In the 10-episode one-hour series, Wolter explores some of America’s deepest secrets, digging up mysteries that have been hidden until now. Using his background as a forensic geologist and teaming up with eyewitnesses and other experts in their respective fields, Wolter is determined to find new evidence and ultimately the proof that’s been buried in time suggesting history isn’t what we’ve been told.

“Every day, science finds something new,” said Wolter. “We find new species, discover previously unknown societies and learn that the world isn’t quite what we thought. There has never been a better time to use science to solve the mysteries of history.”

In the premiere episode, “Vikings in the Desert,” premiering Tuesday, May 28 at 10 p.m. ET/PT, Wolter receives a call about alleged Viking artifacts found in the Arizona desert. Using state-of-the-art XRF (X-ray fluorescence) identification technology and insight from a Viking historian, Wolter starts his search in the southwestern desert. From there, new leads take him to California to excavate a supposed buried Viking ship that might have once sailed America’s vast inland sea and to Mexico to examine a petroglyph depicting what could be Viking travelers. The episode produces some unexpected results and opens the door to further expeditions into where the Vikings went and why.

More: https://press.discovery.com/us/trv/press-releases/2019/foren...


In this first episode of the new season for America Unearthed, Committee Films has two Baja Nomads as guest hosts/ guides for two of the three locations that Scott Wolter and the film crew visit.

From the first part of the show, Scott examines a Viking artifact discovered near Sedona Arizona. Then, they travel to El Centro and the Salton Sea area to meet up with Dezert Magazine's John Grasson, who has posted on Nomad using the handles dzeertmag2 and dezertmag about 10 years ago.

From El Centro, after 4 days of shooting with John, the crew comes to San Diego and pick me up to show them a little bit of Baja and the petroglyph that some believe is a Viking Ship! We were together for 4 days/ 3 nights in Baja... all to film what gets edited down to maybe 15-20 minutes of actual air time!

I was asked not to reveal any details of what show I was on or Scott Wolter's name until the air date was released. I did a trip report of our filming last February but without any photos of the crew or Scott: http://forums.bajanomad.com/viewthread.php?tid=92242

I will add to it now that I can...

Here is one of Scott Wolter and me at the ship petroglyph, near Mission San Fernando:




Committee Films Facebook (show intro video clip): https://www.facebook.com/committeefilms/

[Edited on 5-1-2019 by David K]




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[*] posted on 5-1-2019 at 04:54 PM


Looking forward to the show David. Congratulations!




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[*] posted on 5-1-2019 at 05:07 PM


Excellent DK.
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[*] posted on 5-1-2019 at 05:11 PM


Quote: Originally posted by Bob H  
Looking forward to the show David. Congratulations!


Me too, Bob. I have NO IDEA what they will show or how it is edited! Hopefully, I don't sound too dumb and they don't show me falling on my butt on the rain-slick path down from the petroglyphs! LOL

I am so interested in seeing what they do with the three days of filming to get it down to 10-20 minutes of air time, as the Baja part is the third of three segments. An hour show is really about 44 minutes (+ room for the sponsor's ads, who pay for this). So, 1/3 is about 15 minutes. I will say that they LOVED Baja! So, I hope to interest them in more mysteries to unearth (lost missions, Melchior Diaz's grave, etc.)!

We first filmed during the drive to Otay from La Mesa... It was not easy with afternoon traffic... They are all from Minnesota and the producer reminded Scott that lane splitting was legal in California so he wouldn't panic if a motorcycle whizzed by his side window!

Scott wanted to discuss the border crisis and I considered that really off topic but told him we travel back and forth daily and the majority of the time, it doesn't affect our trips. It sure didn't for us that weekend! It took a while to do the exit U.S. paperwork (requiring a gate be opened for us to do a U-turn into the U.S. secondary inspection before we entered Mexico)... and much longer wait time for the 'enter Mexico' paperwork. Here are Scott and I doing a selfie waiting on the Mexican side for the paperwork...





[Edited on 5-2-2019 by David K]




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[*] posted on 5-1-2019 at 05:16 PM


Announced with Scott at the Baja site photo:
https://tvseriesfinale.com/tv-show/america-unearthed-season-...

There is a small photo of Scott next to the petro in this link: https://www.broadwayworld.com/bwwtv/article/Scott-Wolter-Exc...

[Edited on 5-2-2019 by David K]




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In San Diego North County:
These may not be correct in your area:

Spectrum Channel 69
Direct TV Channel 277
Cox Channel 41
Dish Channel 196




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[*] posted on 5-1-2019 at 08:03 PM


Vikings in the AZ and baja desert!
Ya, sure, you bet’cha!

Did you find leprechauns, easter bunny and unicorns too?

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[*] posted on 5-2-2019 at 10:05 AM


ahhhh was wondering why youve been pimping this show so hard!

cool bud, ill check it out!




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Until yesterday, I couldn't go public with the name of the network (Travel Channel) or the host (Scott Wolter), so I had a few months of built up anxiety to let out, lol!
Travel Channel has been showing the first three seasons as a primer of the announcement for their hosting Season 4 of this top rated series.




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Should be interesting - looking forward to watching. Wonder why they think Viking ship, rather than Spanish as has been thought?
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Quote: Originally posted by David K  
Quote: Originally posted by Bob H  
Looking forward to the show David. Congratulations!


Me too, Bob. I have NO IDEA what they will show or how it is edited! Hopefully, I don't sound too dumb and they don't show me falling on my butt on the rain-slick path down from the petroglyphs! LOL

I am so interested in seeing what they do with the three days of filming to get it down to 10-20 minutes of air time, as the Baja part is the third of three segments. An hour show is really about 44 minutes (+ room for the sponsor's ads, who pay for this). So, 1/3 is about 15 minutes. I will say that they LOVED Baja! So, I hope to interest them in more mysteries to unearth (lost missions, Melchior Diaz's grave, etc.)!

We first filmed during the drive to Otay from La Mesa... It was not easy with afternoon traffic... They are all from Minnesota and the producer reminded Scott that lane splitting was legal in California so he wouldn't panic if a motorcycle whizzed by his side window!

Scott wanted to discuss the border crisis and I considered that really off topic but told him we travel back and forth daily and the majority of the time, it doesn't affect our trips. It sure didn't for us that weekend! It took a while to do the exit U.S. paperwork (requiring a gate be opened for us to do a U-turn into the U.S. secondary inspection before we entered Mexico)... and much longer wait time for the 'enter Mexico' paperwork. Here are Scott and I doing a selfie waiting on the Mexican side for the paperwork...




[Edited on 5-2-2019 by David K]


I hope that's not your car getting towed in the background! :lol:




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I rode in the van with Scott driving and two cameramen behind us. The photo above is the secondary parking in Mexico and that background scene was already there.



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