Monumental Mysteries: Sacred Cod Pictures

Host Don Wildman investigates the fishy disappearance of a sacred effigy; explores the truth behind the first African-American baseball player; and examines the statue of a New York mayor.
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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

King of Jazz

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.