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Megan Fox Knows When Spirits Are Around, Talks 'Legends Of The Lost'

Actor Megan Fox has been drawn to everything magical and mythological since she was young, and has found passion in researching legends and history on all fronts. Now, she’s taking fans and Travel Channel viewers along as she embarks on a global journey to unearth some of the best-kept secrets of human life.

In her new series, Legends of the Lost with Megan Fox, which premiered December 4, Fox aims to bring viewers to the places she’s always wanted to travel, and into the myths and mysteries, she’s wanted to uncover. With her actor status and curiosity for the unknown, Fox was given unprecedented access to some of the world’s most off-path locations, like an ancient tomb and into the circle of Stonehenge.

Fox amounts her curiosity and an open mind to her upbringing, she told Newsweek. Raised as a Pentecostal Christian, Fox witnessed things that let her believe in magic. From speaking in tongues to a generally open mindset, she was surrounded by things that sparked her fascination in the unexplainable. Fox also noted she never graduated high school, let alone college, but wants to continue learning.

In the series opener, Fox traveled around the globe to search for the secrets of the Viking era and uncovers a revelation in historian’s research: many of the highest praised Viking warriors may have been women. On her journey, she saw Viking burial grounds, jewelry and even shoes worn by Viking warriors. She asked questions about the past and noted the day of the warriors may have been more advanced in gender acceptance than we are today.

LegendsoftheLostwithMeganFox_03 Actress Megan Fox travels the globe to investigate some of the world’s most enduring legends in Travel Channel’s new series “Legends of the Lost with Megan Fox.” Travel Channel

Fox also participated in a spiritual Viking ritual where she expressed concern about meeting negative energy. She told Newsweek she’s sensitive to energy and spirits. “I can’t see spirits, but I can tell you when there’s a spirit around,” she said. “I usually even know how many spirits are around. It’s hard when I travel because you never know where you’ll end up. I’m really sensitive and it drains my energy. I can end up feeling really sick.”

Other episodes will take Fox into early settlements and ancient wars. Fox asks questions about a possible mass migration that could have happened around the ice age, and about the infamous Trojan War by following Homer’s Iliad as her map through Turkey.

One of her most memorable moments was found in a fog-filled dawn at Stonehenge.

“We got to Stonehenge before it opened and I was able to stand in the middle of the circle, where people aren’t allowed,” she explained of the blessing the series has been.

While Fox is unsure if the series will continue past the four episodes she’s filmed, she’s sure she’ll continue exploring the places she finds most fascinating, like Egypt. “I’m not sure if I’ll have cameras with me, but I’ve got a lot left to learn.”

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