Monumental Mysteries: Lucy the Elephant Pictures

Don Wildman encounters a majestic mammoth that boasts an incredible tale of survival, investigates an iconic landmark and much more.

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Peculiar Monument
Kecksburg Space Acorn

Kecksburg Space Acorn

This peculiar monument was inspired by a mysterious object that reportedly fell from the sky and sparked a storm of controversy, panic and fear 960 1280

  

Kecksburg Space Acorn

Kecksburg Space Acorn

The quaint town of Kecksburg, PA, is home to a giant acorn-shaped sculpture with strange hieroglyphic-like markings. 960 1280

  

Murder at the Mission

Murder at the Mission

Located in San Miguel, CA, this splendid, 18th century adobe structure is steeped in history and culture. 960 1280

  

Murder at the Mission

Murder at the Mission

The serenity of this landmark belies its sinister past. These sacred grounds witnessed the horrific scene of one of the state's earliest mass murders. 960 1280

  

Skyscraper Swindle

Skyscraper Swindle

Despite its diminutive size, this building boasts a tall tale and is a monument to the greed and gullibility that came during America's oil boom era. 960 1280

  

Skyscraper Swindle

Skyscraper Swindle

In the downtown district of Wichita, TX, stands a 4-story, 40-foot-tall high-rise structure that is known as the world's smallest skyscraper. 960 1280

  

Holocaust Hero

Holocaust Hero

In the Little Tokyo district of Los Angeles, there is a distinguished bronze figure that honors a remarkable hero who never sought the spotlight. 960 1280

  

Holocaust Hero

Holocaust Hero

Through an extraordinary act of courage, this brave diplomat defied the Nazi regime and helped save thousands of lives during World War 2. 960 1280

  

Emperor of the United States

Emperor of the United States

Spanning 8.5 miles, the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge is one of the country's busiest and longest crossings. 960 1280

  

Emperor of the United States

Emperor of the United States

This 20th century steel wonder might have never existed if it wasn't for a visionary eccentric who declared himself the Emperor of the United States. 960 1280

  

La Belle Rebelle

La Belle Rebelle

On the side of a quiet road in Martinsburg, WV, there is a small, unassuming signpost with a simple inscription underneath 2 Civil War era hats. 960 1280

  

La Belle Rebelle

La Belle Rebelle

While this unadorned marker is easily overlooked, it tells a larger-than-life tale of an enigmatic beauty who fought for her cause by using her feminine wiles. 960 1280

  

Mike the Headless Chicken
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

  

Life-Sized Statue
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

  

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Kecksburg Space Acorn

Kecksburg Space Acorn

This peculiar monument was inspired by a mysterious object that reportedly fell from the sky and sparked a storm of controversy, panic and fear 960 1280

  

Kecksburg Space Acorn

Kecksburg Space Acorn

The quaint town of Kecksburg, PA, is home to a giant acorn-shaped sculpture with strange hieroglyphic-like markings. 960 1280

  

Murder at the Mission

Murder at the Mission

Located in San Miguel, CA, this splendid, 18th century adobe structure is steeped in history and culture. 960 1280

  

Murder at the Mission

Murder at the Mission

The serenity of this landmark belies its sinister past. These sacred grounds witnessed the horrific scene of one of the state's earliest mass murders. 960 1280

  

Skyscraper Swindle

Skyscraper Swindle

Despite its diminutive size, this building boasts a tall tale and is a monument to the greed and gullibility that came during America's oil boom era. 960 1280

  

Skyscraper Swindle

Skyscraper Swindle

In the downtown district of Wichita, TX, stands a 4-story, 40-foot-tall high-rise structure that is known as the world's smallest skyscraper. 960 1280

  

Holocaust Hero

Holocaust Hero

In the Little Tokyo district of Los Angeles, there is a distinguished bronze figure that honors a remarkable hero who never sought the spotlight. 960 1280

  

Holocaust Hero

Holocaust Hero

Through an extraordinary act of courage, this brave diplomat defied the Nazi regime and helped save thousands of lives during World War 2. 960 1280

  

Emperor of the United States

Emperor of the United States

Spanning 8.5 miles, the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge is one of the country's busiest and longest crossings. 960 1280

  

Emperor of the United States

Emperor of the United States

This 20th century steel wonder might have never existed if it wasn't for a visionary eccentric who declared himself the Emperor of the United States. 960 1280

  

La Belle Rebelle

La Belle Rebelle

On the side of a quiet road in Martinsburg, WV, there is a small, unassuming signpost with a simple inscription underneath 2 Civil War era hats. 960 1280

  

La Belle Rebelle

La Belle Rebelle

While this unadorned marker is easily overlooked, it tells a larger-than-life tale of an enigmatic beauty who fought for her cause by using her feminine wiles. 960 1280

  

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

  


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