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Strange World

SEASON FINALE: Monday, Sept 30 at 11pm ET/PT

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Independent filmmaker Christopher Garetano, whose award-winning film “Montauk Chronicles” inspired the hit show “Stranger Things,” has spent a lifetime searching for the truth behind some of America’s most unusual stories. Now, in “Strange World,” he begins a boots-on-the-ground investigation into the legends, mysteries and first-person accounts that fuel this country’s creepiest conspiracy theories and unexplained occurrences. Garetano will immerse himself in a world of the weird and bizarre, exploring everything from the alleged curse of James Dean’s death car, Little Bastard, to the extraordinary and unexplained disappearances on California’s Mount Shasta, to the legend of Polybius, a 1980s arcade game supposedly created as a mind-control experiment gone amuck. [Hour-long episodes]

“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. “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.”

 

Check out “Strange World” on TravelChannel.com during the premiere for special show extras, behind-the-scenes photos and exclusive videos. Follow @TravelChannel and #StrangeWorld on FacebookTwitterInstagram for additional content and updates. Follow Garetano on FacebookTwitter and Instagram.

“Strange World” is produced by Texas Crew Productions for Travel Channel. For Texas Crew Productions, the executive producers are Chip Rives, David Karabinas, Jeff Ross, Christopher Garetano and Brad Bernstein. For Travel Channel, the executive producer is Daniel A. Schwartz, Matthew Butler is general manager and Henry Schleiff is group president of Investigation Discovery, Travel Channel, American Heroes Channel and Destination America.

 

ABOUT CHRISTOPHER GARETANO

Christopher Garetano produced and directed several award-winning films, including the 2005 film, “Horror Business,” and the 2015 docudrama, “Montauk Chronicles,” which received awards for best documentary at the 2015 Philip K. Dick Film Festival and best picture at the Celludroid Film Festival. Garetano is the creator of the comic strip and anticipated graphic novel, “South Texas Blues,” originally published in Fangoria Magazine in 2012. In 2016, Garatano collaborated with Texas Crew Productions and HISTORY as an executive producer, host and director of re-creations on the television movie, “The Dark Files.” Garetano is also currently directing an episode of a new thriller anthology series with DIGA STUDIOS titled, “Fifty States of Fear.” Now, Garetano is passionately diving into his new dream project – “Strange World,” an investigative docu-series on Travel Channel. Garetano is a film graduate of the School of Visual Arts in Manhattan.