Monumental Mysteries: Rocket Man Pictures

Host Don Wildman explores a life-sized bronze statue of a pioneering explorer, the David and Goliath tale of New York's newsboys and more.
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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Lady in the Lake

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

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.

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.

Bizarre Mutilations

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

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.