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Investigating the Unknown

Haunted buildings. Unexplained disappearances. Lost cities. Unsolved crimes. A mystery can make any destination or attraction seem more exciting. Revel in the uncertainty, or don your detective hat and search for some new evidence. You never know what clues you may uncover!

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Rhine ESP/Parapsychology Museum
Rhine ESP/Parapsychology Museum

Rhine ESP/Parapsychology Museum

This small memorandum contains notes that document a remarkable equine phenomenon: a horse with a seemingly supernatural ability that captivated the country. 960 1280

  

Rhine ESP/Parapsychology Museum

Rhine ESP/Parapsychology Museum

The memo book can be found at the Rhine ESP/Parapsychology Museum in Durham, NC, which is home to various pieces of equipment that document the study of parapsychology over the past 70 years. 960 1280

  

Naugatuck Historical Society

Naugatuck Historical Society

On display at Connecticut’s Naugatuck Historical Society is a slab of strange material that is linked to one of history’s most monumental manufacturing achievements in history: the discovery of vulcanization. 960 1280

  

Naugatuck Historical Society

Naugatuck Historical Society

Connecticut’s Naugatuck Historical Society, located in an old train station, chronicles many of the high points in Naugatuck’s history, including Charles Goodyear’s discovery of vulcanization. 960 1280

  

Pulaski Axe

Pulaski Axe

This unique tool, known as the Pulaski Axe, was invented to protect people in one of man’s most perilous professions: firefighting. 960 1280

  

The Wallace District Mining Museum

The Wallace District Mining Museum

The Wallace District Mining Museum in Wallace, ID, tells the story behind the Pulaski Axe and how it developed from the exploits of a heroic man, who bravely saved the men in his command from near-certain death. 960 1280

  

National Postal Museum

National Postal Museum

This piece of evidence was used in an explosive case of domestic terrorism. But what role did a seemingly simple box play in a series of attacks delivered through the mail? 960 1280

  

National Postal Museum

National Postal Museum

This seemingly innocuous box can be found at the National Postal Museum in Washington, DC, which is dedicated to the preservation of the postal service’s history with exhibitions of stamps, machinery and other artifacts. 960 1280

  

James Randi Educational Foundation

James Randi Educational Foundation

This everyday utensil was once considered to be a symbol of one of the biggest breakthroughs in science, but it also represents one man’s dogged persistence to expose a greater truth about experiments in a controversial field. 960 1280

  

James Randi Educational Foundation

James Randi Educational Foundation

The spoon can be found among the books and artifacts related to the paranormal at the James Randi Educational Foundation in Los Angeles, which is dedicated to exposing paranormal fraud. 960 1280

  

Elisha Kent Kane Historical Society

Elisha Kent Kane Historical Society

This enigmatic wooden carving of a woman once adorned a vessel on a mission to solve a dramatic and bone-chilling Arctic mystery. 960 1280

  

Elisha Kent Kane Historical Society

Elisha Kent Kane Historical Society

The Elisha Kent Kane Historical Society in New York City, where this carving is housed, preserves artifacts of nineteenth-century Artic exploration, most significantly, that of Sir John Franklin, whose expedition ended fatally. 960 1280

  

Deadwood, SD
Deadwood, SD

Deadwood, SD

"Not actually as dead as it looks here in downtown Deadwood, SD. This place is super lively, especially when the rally is in nearby Sturgis." - Don Wildman 960 1280

  

Saloon No. 10

Saloon No. 10

"We shot a few of my pieces here at Saloon No. 10 in Deadwood, SD. The assumed location of Wild Bill Hickok's demise in 1876 where he took a bullet in a card game. Classic." - Don Wildman 960 1280

  

Deadwood, SD

Deadwood, SD

"Deadwood, SD, where western legends were born indeed. This was one wild place in the mid-1800s. Gold has a way of making men crazy. Now, it's gambling and motorcycles -- with much more respectable behavior." - Don Wildman 960 1280

  

Sturgis Motorcycle Rally

Sturgis Motorcycle Rally

"It would seem highly unlikely that the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally would ever develop so far from more highly populated areas. But then again, the motorcycle has always carried non-conformists and rebel-rousers. They still do … but mainly for the fun, the music and the test drives." - Don Wildman 960 1280

  

Sturgis Motorcycle Museum

Sturgis Motorcycle Museum

"If you love a museum and have any affection for the motorcycle, you would be over the moon with the collection at the Sturgis Motorcycle Museum and Hall of Fame. It’s really cool that right outside the museum, is the biggest motorcycle rally in the country. Well, for one week a year." - Don Wildman 960 1280

  

Sturgis Rally

Sturgis Rally

"The Sturgis Rally was started by the Jack Pine Gypsies Motorcycle Club in 1938. They're still here, riding among the pines -- and still sponsoring races and such." - Don Wildman 960 1280

  

Empty Streets

Empty Streets

"Empty now, these are streets full of cycles come August. But we scared up a few enthusiasts for an early-morning roar-by. Watch it at the beginning of the show … and thanks to those riders for helping us out." - Don Wildman 960 1280

  

Another Day, Another Saloon

Another Day, Another Saloon

"Another day, another saloon. Me, shooting a piece about Wild Bill Hickok, just a few feet from where he took his bullet. And another few feet from the slot machine that tragically took $100 from me." - Don Wildman 960 1280

  

Downtown Sturgis

Downtown Sturgis

"Downtown, clear of cycles, making ready." - Don Wildman 960 1280

  

Devil's Tower

Devil's Tower

"All my life I've wanted a close encounter with Devil’s Tower -- the first national monument. Check." - Don Wildman 960 1280

  

Sacred Cod
Theft of the Sacred Cod

Theft of the Sacred Cod

Inside of the state house is an unusual woodcarving of a fish that was once at the center of a mysterious abduction that brought politics in Boston to a standstill. 960 1280

  

Theft of the Sacred Cod

Theft of the Sacred Cod

The Massachusetts State House, home to the governor's office and the state legislature, overlooks the city of Boston from its perch on Beacon Hill. 960 1280

  

Watseka Wonder

Watseka Wonder

At the Roff home in Illinois, a teenage girl who was seemingly possessed by spirits convinced her parents and doctors to consider a heart breaking treatment. 960 1280

  

Watseka Wonder

Watseka Wonder

In the rural outskirts of the tiny city of Watseka, IL, is an architectural Victorian gem with big arching windows that harbors a frightening secret from the afterlife. 960 1280

  

King of Jazz

King of Jazz

A handsome and charismatic cornet player from New Orleans began playing with a trailblazing style that sent audiences into frenzy, but may have also caused a dark shift in his personality that lead to insanity. 960 1280

  

King of Jazz

King of Jazz

Near the popular French Quarter, a bizarre, 7-foot-tall, 3-headed statue honors a tragic musical hero. 960 1280

  

Secret of the Sphinx

Secret of the Sphinx

Outside of Los Angeles, the magnificent Guadalupe-Nipomo Dunes Preserve is home to towering, 500-foot-high sand dunes that guard secrets of lost relics. 960 1280

  

Secret of the Sphinx

Secret of the Sphinx

On these drifts, a powerful movie director built an ancient city for an unprecedented biblical odyssey. After filming ended, the massive construction seemingly vanished into thin air. 960 1280

  

Baseball's Forgotten Hero

Baseball's Forgotten Hero

This unsung baseball hero stood firmly against fierce rivals both on and off the playing field, and was the first to break through the cruelest of social barriers. 960 1280

  

Baseball's Forgotten Hero

Baseball's Forgotten Hero

In the shadow of Toledo, OH?s ballpark is a modest marker that commemorates one of baseball's greatest pioneers who is almost entirely absent from the history books. 960 1280

  

Artichoke War

Artichoke War

New York Mayor Fiorello La Guardia declared war on a violent and vicious enemy but incredibly, his weapon of choice was an item found more on a dinner plate than the mean streets of the city. 960 1280

  

Host Marcus Sakey
Host Marcus Sakey

Host Marcus Sakey

Host Marcus Sakey spins 3 amazing tales about each city he visits. Two of the stories are true. Can you tell which they are? Or will you be Faked Out? 960 1280

  

Savannah’s Bonaventure Cemetery

Savannah’s Bonaventure Cemetery

Caught in a lethal family feud, high school heartthrobs Dawson and Jen ditch the prom to spend quality time together in Savannah’s Bonaventure Cemetery. 960 1280

  

A SWAT team

A SWAT team

A SWAT team infiltrates the Miami mansion of philanthropist -- and drug lord -- Daniel Walker. 960 1280

  

Miami waterfront

Miami waterfront

A developer plans to build luxury skyscrapers on the Miami waterfront until an unexpected discovery changes everything. 960 1280

  

An archeologist unearths an ancient ruin

An archeologist unearths an ancient ruin

An archeologist unearths an ancient ruin filled with artifacts at a construction site in downtown Miami. What do they find? And is the story true? 960 1280

  

Savannah's B&G

Savannah's B&G

The Savannah Police Department interrogates a suspect caught delivering the city's most addictive substance ... something called “B&G.” 960 1280

  

Savannah's B&G

Savannah's B&G

Detectives confiscate a bag of Savannah's most in-demand product, "B&G" -- also known as biscuits and gravy. 960 1280

  

Savannah's B&G

Savannah's B&G

Inside her secret Savannah kitchen, Momma Ally cooks up a batch of the highly-addictive "B&G." 960 1280

  

A "pumping party" in Miami

A "pumping party" in Miami

Women gather in Miami for a "pumping party," which involves at-home cosmetic surgery procedures, such as Botox injections. 960 1280

  

A "pumping party" in Miami

A "pumping party" in Miami

Dr. Oneal Morris injects a patient during a pumping party. 960 1280

  

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