Premieres Tuesday, January 8 at 10 PM ET/PT on Travel Channel
With an avid thirst for adventure and innate curiosity, wildlife biologist and explorer Pat Spain is leaving his lab to uncover answers to fascinating unsolved riddles, historic conundrums and mythic events in the new Travel Channel series Legend Hunter. The seven-episode series showcases Pat as he uses his scientific expertise and state-of-the-art technology to investigate infamous tales of murder, theft and unexplained events.
He embarks on a hunt to recover a $20 million stolen Irish fortune, finds new evidence that could reveal the identity of Jack the Ripper and goes on a quest for a werewolf-like creature rumored to haunt the residents of Elkhorn, Wisconsin.
In the series premiere, Spain reopens the infamous Lizzie Borden murder case to find out who really took an ax to her father and stepmother. He gains exclusive access to Lizzie’s home, belongings and previously sealed family documents. Spain starts his investigation from scratch, as though the crime happened yesterday. Then, using psychographic profiling and statistical theory, among other tools, he re-examines the original suspects. Spain reenacts what they supposedly were doing at the time of the murders, their ‘alibis’ and whether these accounts are actually plausible. Through his relentless digging, Spain unearths a surprising new suspect never before connected to the case!
Upcoming episodes include:
Beast of Bray Road – Premieres Tuesday, January 15 at 10 PM ET/PT
Pat Spain travels to Wisconsin to uncover the truth about a werewolf-like creature sighted more than 30 times on a rural road near Elkhorn, Wisconsin. He tracks down eyewitnesses and uses new technology to try to capture the animal on film.
“Jack the Ripper Revealed” – Premieres Tuesday, January 22 at 10 PM ET/PT
Pat Spain sets out to try to solve one of the greatest murder mysteries of all time – Jack the Ripper. His investigation uncovers evidence that links a new suspect to the murders.
“Stolen Crown Jewels” – Premieres Tuesday, January 29 at 10 PM ET/PT
Pat Spain searches for the Irish Crown Jewels stolen from Dublin Castle in 1907. He has three main suspects, and the investigation leads him to a former antiques shop in England where he believes the jewels may be hidden.