Karga Seven Pictures has been commissioned by Discovery Channel to produce new factual series Mystery at Blind Frog Ranch.
The series premieres Friday January 1, 2021, at 10pm ET/PT on Discovery Channel.
There are some places on earth where the land just seems different, and Blind Frog Ranch in eastern Utah is one of those places. Locals say the land is cursed. That it’s trying to hold on to something. From Aztec treasure to caverns of gold and silver to lost Mormon mines, legends surround Duane Ollinger’s 160-acre ranch in Utah’s Uintah Basin. But Duane isn’t concerned with the lore. After discovering a system of seven underground caves that run through his property, he is singularly focused on finding what’s hidden in them – no matter what the cost.
Sitting nearly adjacent to Skinwalker Ranch in Utah – another area notorious for paranormal sightings and other mysterious activity – Blind Frog Ranch has drawn treasure seekers for hundreds of years. And now, Duane Ollinger has sunk everything he has in hunting for what he believes is a vast fortune of gold in the ground. But with each step Duane takes closer to finding the treasure, the land seems to hold on tighter, stopping him in his tracks.
With his money, resources and reputation on the line, Duane is hellbent on finding the truth and uncovering the treasure – no matter the cost. So, this year, he’s going all in and bringing on a team of people to help him: his son, Chad Ollinger, friend and retired Sheriff’s Deputy, Charlie Snider, and Eric Drummond, a renowned geologist who will help him map the faulted land. Duane and his crew will pull out all the stops – and heavy machinery – to find the treasure buried beneath Blind Frog Ranch, even if the land fights them every step of the way.
Mystery at Blind Frog Ranch is executive produced by Sarah Wetherbee, Emre Sahin, Kelly McPherson, Jason Wolf and Patrick DeLucaare for Karga Seven Pictures, and Carter Figueroa and Gretchen Morning are executive producers and Olivia Ghersen is associate producer for Discovery Channel.
Karga Seven Pictures produces an array of scripted and non-scripted content, including recent US commissions Bin Laden’s Hard Drive for NatGeo, Believers, Buried Worlds with Don Wildman and Mission Declassified for Travel Channel, and Unexplained and Unexplored for Discovery and Science Channel; and international commissions including major new Netflix Turkey scripted series Midnight at the Pera Palace.