Check out some of the most mysterious, scandalous and bizarre objects housed in American museums.
Little is known about this specimen other than its name, "The Fiji Mermaid." Is it a freakish mutant or an elaborate hoax?
This homemade fake head aided the only successful escape from the notorious Alcatraz prison.
In 1926, Richard Byrd claimed the first successful flight over the North Pole in this plane. But did he really make it?
Unlocking the secrets of the Germans' Enigma coding machine helped the Allies win World War II.
The La Brea Tar Pits, a sticky, ancient graveyard, has preserved skeletons of extinct species such as this Mammoth.
Does this dummy found in Roswell, NM, prove that UFO rumors have more to do with secret military tests than real aliens?
This rare and mysterious organism, the Angler Fish, lives a mile underwater in an uncharted frontier known as the Abyss.
This harmless-looking object was part of a secret weapon used by Japan to strike the US mainland during World War II.
This hatchet head was the key piece of evidence used against Lizzie Borden when she was accused of murdering her parents.
Howard Hughes' Spruce Goose was the largest wooden airplane ever built. Why did it fly only once?