The thrilling documentary series Mystery Places, viewers are taken on a journey to explore mysterious and sacred places from around the world. In this episode, we embark on an exploration of the traditional religious practices in Togo, the incredible Danakil Desert in Ethiopia, and a city in Georgia where everyone is armed with a gun. We also examine the unconventional means of oil production in Myanmar and the effects of radiation from Fukushima’s nuclear disaster.
The culture of Togo is steeped in tradition, with many rituals that still remain today. From elaborate ceremonies used to mark important life events such as births and marriages to ancestral worship, viewers get an up-close look at how deeply connected Togolese people are to their spiritual beliefs.
Journey next to the Danakil Desert in Ethiopia for an unforgettable experience. This desert is home to some of the harshest conditions on earth, including extreme temperatures and no vegetation or water sources. Despite these difficulties, some brave local people have created livelihoods by mining salt from one of Earth’s most inhospitable locations–the Afar region’s “gateway to hell”–the Danakil Depression.
Then it’s off to Georgia, where every citizen is required by law to own a gun. The filmmakers take us into the heart of this controversial policy and discuss its implications with experts in criminology and sociology.