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 2

Kensington Runestone, Smile! You're Being Hijacked and Harriet the Spy

Don Wildman examines a strange stone tablet which may hold the key to America's beginnings, a model plane connected to a hijacking mistaken for a hoax and a revolver that once belonged to the first American woman to lead an armed expedition into war.

Thursday
Feb 9
3pm | 2c
Season 10, Episode 8

Death of Michael Rockefeller, The 68 Salute and Andes Rugby Crash

Don Wildman investigates the disappearance of one of New York's elite, an Olympic Jersey tied to a pivotal moment for civil rights and a plastic knife wielded in a chilling survival story.

Saturday
Mar 18
10am | 9c
Season 6, Episode 7

Skull in the Ashes, Nazi Art Hoax, Hunger Strike

Host Don Wildman examines a damaged metal identification tag that played a role in a bizarre and heated crime that stunned the nation, a painting by a man who pulled off one of the art world's greatest deceptions, and a pin that represents one woman's perilous push to advance equality by leaps and bounds.

Thursday
Mar 23
11pm | 10c
Season 13, Episode 11

Riding Thunder, Warm Springs and Catcher Spy

Don Wildman examines a F8 Crusader jet that was at the center of a death-defying plummet to Earth, a specially outfitted convertible designed by Franklin Delano Roosevelt and a commemorative coin linked to a baseball player turned spy.

Thursday
Mar 30
10pm | 9c
Season 10, Episode 10

Millennium Heist, New Jersey Man Eater and Elivs Meets Nixon

Don Wildman examines a brazen plot to steal a priceless diamond, the bloodthirsty shark that inspired a horror movie and a famous encounter between a notorious president and the King of Rock and Roll.

Sunday
Apr 2
9am | 8c
Season 8, Episode 4

Operation Migration, Sausage Duel, Around the World

Don explores a rare food fight, a race around the globe, a bird uniform.

Thursday
Apr 6
4pm | 3c
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.

Saturday
Apr 29
8am | 7c
Season 5, Episode 8

Failed Assassination, Max Factor & Martian Monkey

Don Wildman examines a pin that's connected to a devious plot to assassinate the president, a bizarre contraption that was designed by a pioneer in the glitzy realm of Hollywood and a strange being that some believed was evidence of a close encounter.

Friday
May 19
3am | 2c
Season 7, Episode 10

Cherry Sisters, President's Cow, Birth of a Riot

Don Wildman examines a painted wooden sign that once advertised a vaudeville act so bad it was good; a famous cow's-milk can from the White House; and a program from one of the most polemic films of the 20th century.

Sunday
Jun 25
11am | 10c
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.

Thursday
Aug 17
12pm | 11c
Season 16, Episode 4

Project Vortex, Diamond Heist and Tinseltown, NJ

Don Wildman investigates a scientist's attempt to document the life cycle of a tornado, a record-breaking $100 million heist and a pioneering filmmaker who went head-to-head against Thomas Edison.

Thursday
Aug 24
9pm | 8c
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.

Friday
Sep 29
12am | 11c
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.

Saturday
Sep 30
9am | 8c
Season 12, Episode 10

Great Snake Hunt, Minneapolis Svengali and Swimming with Sharks

Don Wildman examines a species of Asian cobra that invaded a small town in Missouri, a carriage that was the site of a bizarre murder and a wealthy daredevil who swam with sharks to prove they were harmless.

Thursday
Oct 19
3pm | 2c
Season 13, Episode 9

Fake Breaking News, Rescue Napoleon and Ernest Bravery

Don Wildman examines a patriotic pigeon that saved hundreds of lives during World War II, a clever conman who took advantage of a governmental gaffe and the uncle who inspired one of America's most iconic figures.

Thursday
Oct 19
4pm | 3c
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