The UnXplained with William Shatner, The Curse of Oak Island and Ancient Aliens: Must-watch mystery TV shows in 2020

Fans of conspiracies and mysteries have lots to look forward to on TV in 2020.

By Alex Fletcher Published: 27 February 2020 - 3.41pm
History channel UnXplained with William Shatner

Anyone who loves a conspiracy theory, a historical mystery or delving into the paranormal should be glued to the History channel in January.

2020 kicks off with a Mystery Season on History, which means addictive hits like The Curse of Oak Island and Ancient Aliens are back, and brand new series The UnXplained with William Shatner, kicks off the New Year.

Here are our picks for the must-watch mystery shows you can’t miss right now….

The UnXplained with William Shatner

The UnXplained with William Shatner History channel

Golden Globe and Emmy Award winning actor William Shatner is exploring the world’s most fascinating, strange, and inexplicable mysteries. With compelling contributions from scientists, historians, witnesses, and experiencers each seeking to shed light on how the seemingly impossible can happen, the series cover mysterious structures (like Florida’s Coral Castle and so called evil places (like the cursed White City of Honduras) to strange creatures and bizarre rituals.

Watch on Tuesdays from January 7th at 9pm.

The Curse of Oak Island season 7

The Curse of Oak Island season 7 History channel

Rick, Marty and the Oak Island team are back for the biggest season yet –bringing with them more determination, resources and technology than ever in their quest to solve the 224-year old treasure mystery.

After seismic testing conducted at the end of last season revealed a possible sunken ship buried in the triangle-shaped swamp, the team will use sonic core drilling, strategic dives and finally a historic big dig to find out what could be buried below.

Now fully partnered with fellow land owner, Tom Nolan, the son of the late, Fred Nolan, Rick, Marty and Craig Tester will have unprecedented access to areas of the island that they hope will yield answers… and treasure.

Fans of the show can also look forward to specials looking back at the show’s greatest moments with specials on The Top 25 Moments, The Top 25 Finds and The Top 25 Moments You Never Saw.

Watch on Wednesdays from January 8th at 9pm.

In Search Of season 2

In Search Of... History channel

In Search Of explores and investigates the most iconic mysteries and legends of all time. Are UFOs actually visiting the Earth? Can the Ark of the Covenant ever be found? Could the Loch Ness Monster actually exist in some form?

In the end, the series reveal brand-new theories and evidence which could completely change our thinking on these enigmatic topics.

Watch on Mondays from January 6th at 9pm.

Ancient Aliens

Ancient Aliens season 12 History

Ancient Aliens examines 75 million years of the most credible alien evidence here on Earth, from the age of the dinosaurs, to ancient Egypt, to the skies over the western desert in the present-day US.

Ancient cave drawings of strange creatures, an asphalt-like substance in an Egyptian pyramid made from the remains of unidentified creatures, continued mass sightings in the USA – these are just a few of the strange stories that will be investigated.

Watch Ancient Aliens on Tuesdays at 10pm.