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Six nights in snake-infested caves with no light: Welcome to Darkness on Discovery

Two of the Darkness participants looking wide-eyed
What happens when you’re immersed in total Darkness? These pictures speak for themselves

Discovery tonight airs new extreme reality show Darkness — with the premiere seeing three men spend six days in snake-infested caves, with no light.

Night-vision cameras mean only viewers can see what the contestants end up doing as they feel their way around the Cave of the Seven Serpents.

The aim is for them to find the exit to the treacherous cave system, which is buried under the Ozark Mountains in Missouri.

The entire escape bid takes place in complete darkness as they feel their way around the cavernous network.

Falls and the threat of injury as they move around trying to find a way out, with snakes crawling over them — and just edible earthworms as a tasty treat.

Darkness Episode 1: Unique Threats

Traversing the Missouri cave system in Darkness is dangerous business. It's loaded with steep drop-offs and caverns full of snakes.

Posted by Darkness on Monday, July 31, 2017

A second episode, airing tomorrow, Thursday August 3, sees a Marine Reserve, an engineer and a Navy survival instructor left in an abandoned Cold War fallout shelter 240ft underneath the Mojave Desert.

In the episode, titled Forgotten Tomb, they have to find the way out while struggling with hallucations, the effects of isolation, and the threat of starvation.

What happens to your mind after long periods in complete darkness? Find out in the video below:

What Happens To Your Mind In Total Darkness

A psychologist explains what happens to your brain when you're trapped in complete and total Darkness.

Posted by Darkness on Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Darkness airs tonight, Wednesday August 2 and tomorrow, Thursday August 3, at 10/9c on Discovery.

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