At the archives of the Kansas Museum of History in Topeka is an antique kitchen knife that was used in one of the first-known serial killing sprees in America.6425 Southwest 6th Avenue
Alongside the awe-inspiring artifacts at the National Museum of Natural History is a rare blue gem known as the Hope Diamond. This magnificent treasure is perhaps best known not for its beauty… but for a deadly curse.10th Street Northwest
Preserved in a glass jar is a cluster of bizarre creatures of the sea. Known as zooplankton, these organisms help shed light on the mysteries of the deep. But they could also be responsible for inspiring a famous horror film.8622 Kennel Way
Harvard University’s Warren Anatomical Museum is home to a shattered, aging skull. It belonged to a 19th-century laborer who suffered from a grisly accident that should have killed him.10 Shattuck St.