Don Wildman examines a sheet of music linked to a terrifying serial killer and a police cruiser with a bizarre past.
At The Historic New Orleans Collection in New Orleans is this piece of sheet music -- “The Mysterious Axman’s Jazz.” But who was the Axman? And what purpose did this score serve during one of the most frightening times in Crescent City history?
At the Oberlin College Archives in Ohio is a forged promissory note with ties to an infamous financial scandal. A woman by the name of Cassie Chadwick was able to defraud multiple US banks by claiming she was Andrew Carnegie’s illegitimate daughter.
Historian Kent Broten discusses the theories behind a very strange car accident. The car is now on display at the Marshall County Historical Society in Warren, MN.
On display at the Marshall County Historical Society in Warren, MN, is a 1970s police cruiser that some believe was attacked by a UFO.
Mysteries at the Museum visits New Orleans to see a strange artifact on display at The Historic New Orleans Collection.
In Oberlin, OH, John Grabowski discusses the case of Cassie Chadwick – an infamous 19th-century financial scam.
On display at the Marshall County Historical Society in Warren, MN, is a police car with a curious past.
An artifact from a terrifying time in the history of the Crescent City, on display at The Historic New Orleans Collection, tells the story of a depraved serial killer who would promise to spare anyone playing jazz music.
One of the many exhibits at The Historic New Orleans Collection in New Orleans.
The beautiful interior of The Historic New Orleans Collection.
Archived at the Mudd Center Oberlin College Archives is a more than 100-year-old financial document. How did this slip of paper help to foment a monetary scheme that netted one woman millions of dollars?