Kansas State Historical Society
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
Topeka, KS 66615
National Museum of Natural History
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
Washington, District of Columbia 20530
The Scripps Research Institute
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
La Jolla, CA 92037
Warren Anatomical Museum
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.
Boston, MA 02115