Monumental Mysteries: Kecksburg Acorn Pictures

Don Wildman investigates a bizarre acorn-shaped sculpture, the world's smallest skyscraper and a engineering wonder inspired by an eccentric figure.

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Filth Party

Filth Party

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A Communist Comes to America

A Communist Comes to America

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A Communist Comes to America

A Communist Comes to America

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The King & The Spanish Dancer

The King & The Spanish Dancer

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The King & The Spanish Dancer

The King & The Spanish Dancer

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UFO's & Doodlebugs

UFO's & Doodlebugs

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UFO's & Doodlebugs

UFO's & Doodlebugs

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Tahoe Tessie

Tahoe Tessie

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Tahoe Tessie

Tahoe Tessie

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Looney Gas

Looney Gas

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Mike the Headless Chicken

Mike the Headless Chicken

Fruita, CO, plays home to a peculiar sculpture made of rusted metal tools that commemorates a celebrity rooster -- Mike the Headless Chicken -- who defied biology and mesmerized an entire nation. 960 1280

  

Mike the Headless Chicken

Mike the Headless Chicken

Miracle Mike survived slaughter in a seemingly impossible way, becoming a marvel that amazed scientists and changed a farmer's life. 960 1280

  

Boon Island Shipwreck

Boon Island Shipwreck

Off the coast of Maine's popular resorts stands a desolate isle that is home to the tallest Lighthouse in New England -- Boon Island Lighthouse. 960 1280

  

Boon Island Shipwreck

Boon Island Shipwreck

This proud beacon was constructed in the aftermath of a terrible event involving greed, betrayal and some of the darkest deeds that people have ever been reduced to. 960 1280

  

Kidnapped Evangelist

Kidnapped Evangelist

Balboa Park in San Diego is the site that helped launch the career of an evangelical superstar who became embroiled in a scandal involving kidnapping, torture and sex. 960 1280

  

Mini Mummy

Mini Mummy

The Pedro Mountains, located 50 miles south of Casper, WY, are a vast, windswept mountain range with colossal granite domes. 960 1280

  

Mini Mummy

Mini Mummy

This rugged terrain hid a miniature treasure that captured the imaginations of biologists, and questioned what is known about the origin of humans in the American west.This rugged terrain hid a miniature treasure that captured the imaginations of biologists, and questioned what is known about the origin of humans in the American west. 960 1280

  

Foshay’s Folly

Foshay’s Folly

Foshay's Tower in Minneapolis is a landmark skyscraper that was once the tallest building west of the Mississippi. It is now a luxury hotel. 960 1280

  

Foshay’s Folly

Foshay’s Folly

The Art Deco masterpiece known as Foshay's Tower was the focal point of an opulent celebration and devious scheme that shook the nation. 960 1280

  

America’s Forgotten President

America’s Forgotten President

Outside the county courthouse stands a bronze figure in colonial garb, depicting an unsung hero. 960 1280

  

America’s Forgotten President

America’s Forgotten President

This level-headed statesman held a fledgling nation together, but due to a legislative twist, was denied becoming the father of the country. 960 1280

  

Rocket Man

Rocket Man

Located in the center of Roswell is a life-sized bronze statue of a pioneering explorer who dared to reach for the stars. 960 1280

  

Rocket Man

Rocket Man

Though he was derided by both the public and the press, this determined figure's obsession with the moon helped launch a new age in space exploration. 960 1280

  

Thunderbolt & Lightfoot

Thunderbolt & Lightfoot

This architectural oddity was a place of enlightenment for over a century, but residents discovered that their schoolteacher might have had a notoriously criminal past. 960 1280

  

Thunderbolt & Lightfoot

Thunderbolt & Lightfoot

Located in Brookline, VT, is a strange, spherical brick structure that dates back to the 1820s and is fittingly known as the Round Schoolhouse. 960 1280

  

Lady in the Lake

Lady in the Lake

When the strangely preserved body of a young woman is found in the crystalline pool known as Lake Crescent, it plays a remarkable role in the quest to bring a cold-blooded killer to justice. 960 1280

  

Lady in the Lake

Lady in the Lake

Located in the center of Olympic National Park, Lake Crescent is known for its unusually pristine waters. 960 1280

  

Magic Hoodoo Rat

Magic Hoodoo Rat

An 8-foot- tall bronze statue of Frederick Douglass in the "Gateway to Harlem.". Some believe that this hero's achievements of escaping from slavery and leading the abolitionist cause would never have occurred had it not been for a chance encounter with a simple plant. 960 1280

  

Bizarre Mutilations

Bizarre Mutilations

Nestled between Colorado's soaring peaks, the unique mountains of sand located in Great Sand Dunes National Park have attracted visitors for years. 960 1280

  

Bizarre Mutilations

Bizarre Mutilations

When a local rancher stumbles upon an unusual crime scene, authorities begin to believe that the park has attracted an extraterrestrial guest. 960 1280

  

Newsboys Strike of 1899

Newsboys Strike of 1899

In Manhattan’s City Hall Park, a small monument marks the former site of one of the newspaper industry's most colossal companies and the unexpected rag- tag labor movement that threatened to bring it to its knees. 960 1280