Monumental Mysteries: Headless Chicken Pictures

Host Don Wildman examines an unusual sculpture of a death-defying creature; gazes upon a lonely outpost built atop an island that witnessed unspeakable horrors; and explores a spectacular park.
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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Mini Mummy

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

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.

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.

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.

America’s Forgotten President

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

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.