Exclusive: Science Channel Debuts Real-Life Cursed City Documentary ‘Lost City of the Monkey God’

by Jon D. B.

“Have we really seen everything on the surface of the earth?” In this exclusive first-look, Science Channel’s new documentary showcases the harrowing search for the mythical Lost City of the Monkey God.

World-renowned explorer Steve Elkins has been called “The real Indiana Jones” a thousand times over. But Discovery’s latest showcase proves his crew a legend all their own, and everything hinges on one unbelievable, treasure-laden lost city.

Scholars have debated its existence for centuries, but Elkins knows it’s there. He’s dedicated more than twenty years of his life to the search for the Lost City of the Monkey God. Now, Science Channel is kicking the doors wide open with their fascinating look at the truly dangerous journey towards the truth.

In Lost City of the Monkey God, Elkins and fellow archaeologists, anthropologists, scientists and filmmakers embark upon a true larger-than-life adventure to find the mythical Honduran “Ciudad Blanca” (which translates to the titular moniker). Within, the team must build trust with locals, government officials, drug cartels and the military in order to make inroads passable. And that’s only the beginning.

In a world where everyone posts photos and captures footage on their iPhones, it seems that there are no secrets. But have we really seen everything that exists on our planet? And have some places also remained a mystery for a reason? LOST CITY OF THE MONKEY GOD, premiering Sunday, October 31 at 8 PM ET/PT on Science Channel, will take viewers along on the journey to find a settlement whose existence explorers and scholars have long debated.


‘Lost City of the Monkey God’: Can the Mystery Finally Be Solved?

From the torrential rains and dense jungles of Honduras to the poisonous reptiles and deadly disease carrying flies that live there, the search for one of the last unexplored places on Earth – “Ciudad Blanca” or The Lost City of the Monkey God – promises to be a thrilling one.

Digital rendering of the Lost City of “Ciudad Blanca.” (Image courtesy of Discovery for Outsider.com)

Produced and Directed by Bill Benenson for Science Channel, Discovery’s documentary is the latest in a centuries-old quest to find the city; said to be of beautiful white marble-like stone. Yet with such luster and legend, how does it continue to elude modern man?

Impenetrable high mountains, deep rivers and countless other deadly obstacles, for starters. Thankfully, Elkins and his team now have the latest cutting-edge technology and science on their side. Their goal? To help locate the Lost City of the Monkey God once and for all.

It’s the adventure of a lifetime, and one Outsiders won’t want to miss.

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‘LOST CITY OF THE MONKEY GOD’ Premieres Sunday, October 31 at 8 PM ET/PT on Science Channel.