5 Amazing Dinosaur Museums

Dig into a prehistory and discover America's most coolest dino collections.

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Vampires: Mysteries at the Museum

Don Wildman travels to Romania to explore the rich history and mystical folklore of the vampire legend. From dank caves to a mountaintop castle, he unearths the true story behind one of the most frightening horror characters of all time.

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Mysterious Cases We Can't Explain

History is filled with inexplicable mysteries. Take a look back at these high-profile cases and see if you can solve the timeless, haunting riddles.

About the Show

Host Don Wildman unearths relics from the world's greatest institutions to reveal incredible secrets from the past. He examines each artifact to illuminate the hidden treasures at the heart of history's most incredible triumphs, sensational crimes and bizarre encounters. Through compelling interviews, rare archival footage and arresting re-creations, Don pursues extraordinary tales of intrigue and wonder.

Season 12, Episode 13

North Pole Expedition, Iceberg Fleet and the Minnesota Iceman

Don Wildman examines the chilling stories behind an eccentric motorized expedition to the North Pole, a frozen feat of nautical engineering during World War Two and a carnival creature in an ice block.

Friday
Jan 27
7pm | 6c
Season 14, Episode 5

The Goliath Bone, Money to Burn and Self-Serve Superstore

Don Wildman inspects a mysterious prehistoric bone, investigates an incendiary war plot to help defend America and unearths the origins of a strategy that revolutionized the shopping industry.

Thursday
Mar 30
6pm | 5c
Season 14, Episode 9

Wallenda Walks, Crazy Taxi and Rest in Peat

Don Wildman examines a piece of cable used by a legendary aerialist during a high-wire walk, a French taxi that helped defeat the Germans during World War I and a piece of bone from a mysterious mass burial discovered in a Florida bog.

Sunday
Apr 2
11am | 10c
Season 14, Episode 6

Zip-Lining to Freedom, Maid Turned Spy and Jimmy Carter's UFO

Don Wildman investigates an outrageous escape over an iconic wall, an unsung Civil War hero and a president caught up in a mysterious close encounter.

Thursday
Apr 6
6pm | 5c
Season 8, Episode 7

Alcoholic Antidote, Reno Haven, Strange Death of President Taylor

Host Don Wildman examines in Louisiana a precious metal that reportedly cured alcoholism, discovers how Reno was once a destination for disgruntled spouses, and uncovers the mystery around a president's untimely death.

Sunday
Apr 16
11am | 10c
Season 7, Episode 9

Peeping Butler, Beaver Bomb, Mother's Day Mother

Don examines a trinket that symbolizes the stormy evolution of a beloved holiday; a novel contraption deployed to save a bevy of wild beavers in Idaho; and a scandalous machine that titillated Victorian England.

Thursday
Apr 20
8pm | 7c
Season 4, Episode 11

Prison Experiment, The Real Noah’s Ark

Don Wildman investigates a tattered briefcase belonging to an eccentric doctor who went to gruesome lengths in search of the fountain of youth, a massive chunk of stone which some believe is the fossilized remains of a biblical ship, and a reel-to-reel tape recorder used by one of the FBI's most prolific and notorious informants.

Sunday
May 7
9am | 8c
Season 6, Episode 13

Dial M for Missing, 7 Dollar Renoir, Secret in the Attic

Don examines a timeworn tome that may explain the perplexing disappearance of the world's greatest mystery writer, a Renoir painting believed to have been bought for just $7, and a police ledger that tells the tale of a secretive love affair that ended in murder.

Thursday
May 18
11pm | 10c
Season 13, Episode 2

Cupid's Bullet, the Man Who Fooled Houdini and Snail Telegraph

Don Wildman examines a war-time surgery that was truly life or death, a magician that challenged the legendary Harry Houdini and a race to discover wireless communication that lead to a slimy invention.

Thursday
Jun 15
11pm | 10c
Season 6, Episode 4

Doyle & Houdini, The Poison Squad, The Great Imposter

Host Don Wildman examines a captivating portrait, a medal that was awarded to a man whose controversial experiments changed American dinner tables forever, and a key used by a shady impostor.

Sunday
Jul 2
10am | 9c
Season 12, Episode 9

Lancelot the Unicorn, Prohibition Man, Dragon Island and Blood Rain

Don Wildman examines the origins of a mythical unicorn featured at a popular circus, the baffling case of a missing U.S. politician and an attack by one of the deadliest creatures on the planet.

Thursday
Aug 3
10pm | 9c
Season 16, Episode 6

Eisenhower's Crazy Convoy, Criminal Measures and Canyon Adventure

Don Wildman investigates a president's cross-country road trip, a detective's plan to cut down on crime and an explorers dangerous quest to be the first to uncover the secrets of the Grand Canyon.

Friday
Sep 8
12am | 11c
Season 12, Episode 11

Metal Winners, the Big Con and Operation Babylift

Don Wildman investigates a Nobel Prize winner's risky experiment in the face of the Nazis, a creative sting operation that ended the career of a notorious crime boss and a lifesaving airlift out of Vietnam.

Saturday
Sep 23
11am | 10c
Season 11, Episode 7

When Twain Met Sawyer, the Guardian Angels and Army of the Dead

Don Wildman investigates the unknown story behind a literary legend, the inspiring tale behind a group of rookie heroes and an army of Roman ghosts.

Thursday
Oct 19
5pm | 4c
Season 11, Episode 8

Limbo for Love, Vampire's Grave and the Scarlet Pimpernel of the Vatican

Don Wildman investigates a risky ride fueled by love, explores a town plagued by the undead and uncovers one of the biggest rescue operations of WWII.

Thursday
Oct 19
6pm | 5c
Season 16, Episode 10

Beethoven's Mysterious Malady, the Great Raid and Planet X

Don Wildman examines a well-worn fire hose connected to an astonishing tale of unlikely heroes, fossilized remains found by a young paleontologist who inspired an iconic tongue twister and an unusual vehicle used in the D-Day invasion.

Thursday
Oct 19
7pm | 6c
Season 0, Episode 43

White House Follies

Don Wildman investigates a president who saved his fellow sailors during WWII, the drunken election that gave George Washington his big break and a First Lady who risked it all to save a national treasure.

Thursday
Oct 19
8pm | 7c
Season 16, Episode 12

Stagecoach Mary, Alaska Firestarter and Mummy Mystery

Don Wildman examines a daring Wild West escape by stagecoach,

Thursday
Oct 19
9pm | 8c
Season 14, Episode 6

Zip-Lining to Freedom, Maid Turned Spy and Jimmy Carter's UFO

Don Wildman investigates an outrageous escape over an iconic wall, an unsung Civil War hero and a president caught up in a mysterious close encounter.

Thursday
Oct 19
11pm | 10c
Season 16, Episode 12

Stagecoach Mary, Alaska Firestarter and Mummy Mystery

Don Wildman examines a daring Wild West escape by stagecoach,

Friday
Oct 20
12am | 11c
Season 14, Episode 6

Zip-Lining to Freedom, Maid Turned Spy and Jimmy Carter's UFO

Don Wildman investigates an outrageous escape over an iconic wall, an unsung Civil War hero and a president caught up in a mysterious close encounter.

Friday
Oct 20
2am | 1c
Season 0, Episode 43

White House Follies

Don Wildman investigates a president who saved his fellow sailors during WWII, the drunken election that gave George Washington his big break and a First Lady who risked it all to save a national treasure.

Friday
Oct 20
3am | 2c
Season 2, Episode 24

Easter Island and the Red Ghost

Host Don Wildman inspects the uniform worn by a highly unorthodox doctor, an antique bell linked to a monstrous creature and a monolith that may hold the key to the downfall of an ancient civilization.

Saturday
Oct 21
8am | 7c
Season 10, Episode 11

Flight of the Bell, Arsenic Soup Plot and Spring-Heeled Jack

Don Wildman examines a replica of America's most famous bell, inspects a photograph of a suspicious-looking chef and investigates an illustrated book depicting a devilish fiend.

Saturday
Oct 21
9am | 8c
Season 14, Episode 7

Smokey's on Fire, Hot Hunk Lands in Small Town and Napoleon's Sick Day

Don Wildman tells the story of a harness worn by a real-life Smokey the Bear, investigates the remnants of a space mass that landed in Wisconsin and uncovers the shocking truth behind Napoleon's downfall with an ornate saddle.

Sunday
Oct 22
8am | 7c
Season 15, Episode 4

Sword of Scotland, Operation Haylift and Swimmin's Lib

Don Wildman examines the theft of an iconic Scottish sword wielded by William Wallace, an unprecedented mission to save America's livestock and a female swimmer who broke the mold.

Sunday
Oct 22
9am | 8c