Q: When will the History Channel reshow "Vanished," the movie about strange disappearances in the national parks?

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Adam Thomlison / TV Media

It has no plans to yet, but that's not to say it won't. And what is "Vanished" about if not choosing to believe?

"Vanished" is a feature-length special starring David Paulides, who was already known to History viewers as one of the talking heads in its hit series "Ancient Aliens."

I don't want to give away the ending, so I'll just say that the documentary also comes to a pretty otherworldly explanation for a number of disappearances from American national parks.

It aired just twice on the U.S. History Channel, on Jan. 5 and then again the next night. However, that "U.S." bit I put in there gives reason for hope.

The Canadian version of History (which has different ownership but keeps the same branding and many of the same programs) has shown a bit more faith in the special, airing it multiple times between January and March on the main channel and its spinoff channel, H2.

Furthermore, the fact that he had already appeared in "Ancient Aliens" suggests there's a chance, at least, that both History channels may want to stay in the David Paulides business. Also, the special was made by Prometheus Entertainment, the company behind "Ancient Aliens" and fellow History hit "The Curse of Oak Island."

In the meantime, all I can say is keep watching the listings -- for when History watches the skies.


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