Miracle Detectives

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  • 2011
  • 1 Season
  • 3.8  (15)

Miracle Detectives is a television show that first premiered on OWN in 2011. The show was hosted by two individuals, Randall Sullivan and Indre Viskontas. Randall Sullivan is a well-known journalist and author who has written extensively about religion and spirituality. Indre Viskontas is a neuroscientist and opera singer who is also known for her work on the podcast "Inquiring Minds."

The premise of Miracle Detectives is to investigate claims of miracles from all over the world. The show features interviews with individuals who claim to have witnessed or experienced miracles, as well as experts who offer their opinions on the validity of these claims.

Each episode of the show focuses on a specific miracle. The hosts travel to the location where the miracle supposedly occurred and conduct their investigation. They interview witnesses, examine any physical evidence, and consult with experts to try to determine whether the miracle was real or if it can be explained by natural causes.

One of the main themes of the show is the intersection of faith and science. Both hosts have very different backgrounds – Sullivan is a religious skeptic while Viskontas is a scientist – and they often come to different conclusions about the claims they investigate. However, both are committed to examining the evidence in an objective manner and providing viewers with a thorough look at each situation.

The show is filmed in a documentary style, with the hosts conducting interviews and exploring various locations. The recreated scenes of the miracles are done in a tasteful manner, with a focus on the emotional impact the events had on those who witnessed them.

One of the standout episodes of the show focuses on a woman who claims to have been cured of a cerebral aneurysm. The hosts travel to the site where the miracle occurred and interview the woman, as well as medical experts who offer their opinions on how such a thing could happen. The episode is a great example of the intersection of faith and science, as both the woman’s belief in prayer and the medical professionals’ expertise are examined.

Another episode explores the claim of a man who suffered a heart attack while scuba diving but was brought back to life through the power of prayer. The hosts examine the evidence, including the man’s medical records and photos taken during the incident. They also speak with medical professionals and religious experts to try to determine whether this was truly a miracle or if it can be explained by medical science.

Throughout the show, the hosts are careful to approach each examination with an open mind, taking into account the beliefs and experiences of those involved. They resist the urge to dismiss miracles outright, recognizing that they can have profound effects on individuals and communities.

Overall, Miracle Detectives is a fascinating show that offers a unique look at the intersection of faith and science. Hosts Randall Sullivan and Indre Viskontas bring their own perspectives and expertise to each situation, providing viewers with a thorough examination of the claims of miracles. The show is respectful and thoughtful, never trivializing the experiences of those involved. It is definitely worth checking out for anyone interested in exploring the mysteries of the universe.

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Seasons
Holy Apparition; Speaking in Tongues
4. Holy Apparition; Speaking in Tongues
January 26, 2011
The Miracle Detectives investigate claims of an apparition in a small town in Ohio and claims that a pastor in Pennsylvania has the power to heal just by Speaking in Tongues.
Holy Dirt of Chimayo; Guardian Angel
3. Holy Dirt of Chimayo; Guardian Angel
January 19, 2011
The Miracle Detectives investigate claims of holy dirt at Chimayo, New Mexico and whether a critically ill girl was healed following the appearance of an angelic image.
Miracles of 9/11
2. Miracles of 9/11
January 12, 2011
An investigation of three miraculous stories surrounding 9/11.
The Miracle Man; Mysterious Oils
1. The Miracle Man; Mysterious Oils
January 5, 2011
The Miracle Detectives investigate a man who survived when he was cut in half by a train. Meanwhile, a suburban home excretes mysterious oil inexplicably from the walls and religious statues.
Sneak Peek
0. Sneak Peek
January 1, 2011
Miracle Detectives follows two investigators as they determine if miracles truly exist.
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  • Premiere Date
    January 1, 2011
  • IMDB Rating
    3.8  (15)