Arthur C. Clarke's Mysterious Universe was a popular twenty-six part television series looking at unexplained phenomena across the universe. It was first broadcast in 1994 in the UK by independent television network ITV. It was the sequel to Arthur C. Clarke's Mysterious World and Arthur C. Clarke's World of Strange Powers.
Snake Charmers, Wolf Children and Holy Men
Indian mystics have long impressed with their snake-charming and rope tricks : but are they illusions or real magic?
On the Trail of the Big Cats
The search for hard evidence to back up sightings of big cats in unlikely locations
Where Giants Walked
Theories explaining the enormous carved heads on Rapa Nui, better known as Easter Island
Relics of the Saints
Scientists investigate the Turin Shroud and other myths surrounding religious relics
Mysteries of the Sea
The intriguing Marie Celeste mystery, and an exploration of a Sri Lankan shipwreck
The Psychic Detectives
Can psychic visions really aid police murder investigations?
Keys to the Past
The mystery of giant stone jars discovered on an Indo-Chinese plain
The Burning Question
Theories which attempt to explain the phenomenon of spontaneous human combustion
A Crop of Circles
Are crop circles messages from extraterrestrial forces or clever hoaxes?
At Death's Door
Myths and beliefs surrounding the final frontier : death
Callers from the Cosmos
Investigation into whether extraterrestrials are trying to contact man, and alleged alien abductions
The Evil Eye
Tales of curses and omens which defy logical explanation
Secrets of the Pyramids
What recent evidence reveals about the mystery of the pyramids
Mysteries of the Maya
The sci-fi writer talks to archaeologists trying to uncover the truth about the Mayan civilization
Squaring the Bermuda Triangle
Scientific theories surrounding the bizarre disappearances within the Bermuda Triangle
Doom of the Dinosaurs
Possible reasons for the dinosaurs' extinction, including a meteorite impact which could have caused a nuclear winter
Cracking Codes: Writings, Runes and Other Riddles
Unravelling the mystery surrounding the Vinland map and the Kensington Runestone
Zombies, The Living Dead?
Are tales of the living dead simply superstition, or is there a medical explanation?
The Strange Powers of Animals
Claims that some animals have extra-ordinary psychic abilities are investigates including the story of a cow that traveled 7 miles in search of her calf that was sold at the market
Into Thin Air
This episode details the stories of people who supposedly saw buildings and other structures only for them to disappear afterwords.
Weird tales of objects falling from clear skies are examined. Apples, fish, frogs and coke raining down are just one of the few strange occurrences in this episode.
Meeting Mary: Visions Of The Virgin
Clarke investigates modern day apparitions of Virgin Mary in three distinct locations.
Secrets Of Ancient Worlds
Pre-historic archaeological phenomenon such as the lost city of Atlantis has long been the subject of interest for scientists and most creative writers.
Spirits Of Place: Hauntings & Spectres
Spirits, ghosts, phantoms and the various places they haunt are examined by Clarke in this episode.
True Or False: More Than Meets The Eye?
Some of the most revered historic treasures lying in various museums around the world may have hoaxes. Clarke investigates a few cases where a conclusive authenticity is almost impossible to determine.
Mysteries Of The North
This episode explores mysteries of northern regions where the mercury is at sub-zero levels. One of them is the doomed fate of the Norse Settlements in Greenland.