Investigator Elyssa East talked about the unexplainable lure of Dogtown, an abandoned community on Cape Ann in Massachusetts, as well as other seemingly cursed places.
The CIA's Magic Manual
In the first hour, authority on spy technology H. Keith Melton discussed the CIA's use of deception and magician's tricks during the Cold War. At the time the U.S. was using outdated, World War II-era espionage techniques and being "out-spied" by their enemies, Melton said.
To remedy this the CIA hired America's most prominent magician, John Mulholland, to secretly write step-by-step instructions on how CIA officers could apply the principles of magic in the clandestine world of spying. One crafty technique Melton uncovered in his research involved transporting a CIA operative disguised in a St. Bernard costume to a fake veterinary office, where debriefings could take place without enemy knowledge.
Melton also commented on MK-ULTRA, a covert CIA program that explored the possibilities of pharmaceutical mind control, as well as how our modern CIA is handicapped by bureaucracy.