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In Search Of was a television program dedicated to the eternal questions of the 1970s -- which particular aliens built the pyramids, what tour group can best take you to see the Holy Grail, and whether or not Bigfoot stole your leisure suit.

Or, as host Leonard Nimoy put it at the start of every episode, they were dedicated to "Lost Civilizations, Strange Phenomena, Missing Persons, Magic and Witchcraft, Myths and Monsters, and Extraterrestrials."

Much of the subject matter was total nonsense, and the producers' credulous approach would make somebody like James Randi explode in anger. However, it was well written, the cinematography and music were great, and Nimoy was perfect as host.

These combined to create an atmosphere of mystery and danger. Seen objectively, the content of the show was almost 100% bunk, disguised with grainy reinactments of sasquatch sightings or UFO landings, and interviews of toothless locals. One friend of mine saw re-runs recently on cable TV and reports that, to his jaded grown-up eyes, Nimoy's late-1970s haircut and moustache were the most terrifying thing on the screen.

A few episodes covered non-supernatural topics such as the life of Vincent Van Gogh. These have aged more gracefully than the others.

The show ran from 1976 until 1982 on NBC and can be seen periodically on various cable channels in re-runs. It has an active fan base.

Below I have listed all 148 episode titles.

The Abominable Snowman
Acupuncture
Air Disaster Predictions
Amelia Earhart
The Amityville Horror
Anastasia
Ancient Aviators
Animal E.S.P.
Angel of Death
Astrology
Atlantis
The Aztecs
The Bermuda Triangle
Bermuda Triangle Pirates
Bigfoot
Bimini Wall
Biofeedback
Bishop Pike
Brainpower
Butch Cassidy
Call From Space
Castle Secrets
Carlos (The Most Wanted Man in the World)
Cloning
Chinese Explorers
The Coming Ice Age
Cryogenics
Crystal Skulls
The Dark Star
D.B. Cooper
The Dead Sea Scrolls
Deadly Ants
Deadly Volcanoes
The Death of Marilyn Monroe
The Death Wish
The Diamond Curse
Dracula
Earthquakes
Earth Visitors
Easter Island
The Elephant Man
The End Of the World
Eva Braun
Faith Healing
Fire Walkers
The Fountain of Youth
Future Life
The Garden of Eden
Ghosts
Ghost Ships
Ghostly Stakeout
Ghosts in Photography
Glen Miller
The Great Lakes Triangle
Great Lovers
The Great Wall of China
Haunted Castles
The Hindenberg Disaster
Hiroshima
The Holy Grail
Houdini
Human Aura
Hurricanes
Hypnosis
Immortality
Inca Treasure
Indian Astronomers
Immortal Sharks
Jack the Ripper
Jesse James
Jim Jones
Jimmy Hoffa
John the Baptist
Killer Bees
King Tut
Laugh Therapy
Learning ESP
Lee Harvey Oswald
Life After Death
Life After Life
Life Before Birth
The Lindenberg Kidnapping
The Lincoln Conspiracy
The Loch Ness Monster
The Lost Dutchman Mines
Lost Vikings
The Lusitania
The Man Who Would Not Die
Martians
The Maya
Mexican pyramids
MIAs
Mike Rockafeller
The Missing Heir
Missing Link
The Money Pit
Monster Hunters
Moon Maddness
Mount Sinai
The Mummy's Curse
Nazi Plunder
Near Death Experiences
Nightmares
Noah's Ark
Nostradamus
Ogopogo
Out of Body Experiences
Other Voices
Past Lives
Psychic Detectives
Psychic Sea Hunt
Pompeii
Pyramid Secrets
Reincarnation
Roanoke
Salem Witches
The San Andreas Fault
Secrets of Life
Shark Worshipers
Sherlock Holmes
The Shroud of Turin
The Siberian Fireball
Sodom and Gomorrah
Solomon's Mines
Spirit Voices
Stonehenge
Strange Visitors
Super Children
Sun Worshipers
Swamp Monsters
The Ten Commandments
Tidal Wave
Time Travel
The Titanic
Tornadoes
The Tower of London Murders
Troy
UFOs
UFO Australia
UFO Captives
UFO Cover-ups
The Ultimate Disaster
Van Gogh
Voodoo
The Walls of Jericho
Water Seekers
Wild Children
Witch Doctors

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