Travel journalist, pilot and explorer Kellee Edwards is on a journey to some of the most remote islands on earth in Travel Channel’s “Mysterious Islands,” two all-new specials premiering on Wednesday, December 26 at 11 p.m. and 11:30 p.m. ET/PT. Edwards’ passion for adventure takes her to places most have never seen and introduces her to people with unique and fascinating stories. Using her experience as a pilot, scuba diver and explorer, Edwards seeks to uncover the secrets behind some of the world’s most mysterious islands.
“Georgia’s Island of the Geechee People” – Premieres Wednesday, December 26 at 11 p.m. ET/PT
Kellee Edwards journeys to Sapelo Island, off Georgia’s coast, to unlock secrets shrouded in mystery and a chilling past. Inhabited by the Geechee people, descendants of enslaved Africans who worked Sapelo’s plantations, they now struggle to protect their unique culture with its own language, beliefs and customs. Although surrounded by overrun tourist destinations, Sapelo has mysteriously remained untouched – and for more than a century, those who’ve tried to develop Sapelo have met tragic and untimely deaths. What has protected the island and its Geechee people from the outside world? A powerful spirit? A curse? A haunting? As Edwards uncovers the truth about Sapelo, she realizes the answers to its mysteries are more personal than she ever imagined.
“Island of Eternal Life” – Premieres Wednesday, December 26 at 11:30 p.m. ET/PT
Kellee Edwards travels to the Indonesian island of Sulawesi, on the far side of the planet, where she makes a shocking discovery: the Torajan people, who’ve inhabited the island for millennia, continue living after death. Deceased relatives stay for years with their families, who bring them food, water and changes of clothing while having daily conversations, which Kellee experiences firsthand during a home visit. And in one of the most bizarre and elaborate funeral ceremonies on earth, Edwards learns the truth of the Torajan belief in life after life.