A scientist searches for answers to his son's mysterious death in the Algerian desert, and discovers a vortex of unexplained activity similar to the Bermuda Triangle. His investigation uncovers 11 other `Vile Vortices' around the world, where some of the planet's most unusual and disturbing events are taking place. Bizarre animal attacks, unexplained weather patterns, and passenger jets disappearing right out of the sky might only be the beginning of a greater, looming threat. He considers whether these vortices have been created by extra-terrestrials and if government is hiding their existence. This documentary follows the expedition as they race to unlock the secrets at all costs.