5 Amazing Dinosaur Museums

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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 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.

Thursday
Jul 6
2pm | 1c
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
Jul 13
2pm | 1c
Season 13, Episode 6

Operation Mincemeat, Texas Prison Rodeo and Tully Monster

Don Wildman examines an enigmatic oar used in an unreal World War II deception, a gold nugget that helped set off the gold rush and a fossil belonging to one of history's strangest creatures.

Thursday
Jul 13
6pm | 5c
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
Jul 13
8pm | 7c
Season 15, Episode 11

The Kennedy Wedding Disaster, the Weeping Icon and the Red Herring

Don Wildman reveals the little-known tale behind an iconic wedding dress, examines the investigation of a miraculous painting and investigates an underwater enigma that was full of hot air.

Thursday
Jul 13
9pm | 8c
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.

Friday
Jul 14
3am | 2c
Season 3, Episode 6

Buried Alive, Mauve, Crash at Crush

Host Don Wildman examines an antique doll tied to a woman’s confounding and tragic demise, an experiment gone awry that ignites the world of fashion and an audacious publicity stunt that ends in disaster.

Saturday
Jul 22
8am | 7c
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.

Saturday
Jul 22
11am | 10c
Season 13, Episode 6

Operation Mincemeat, Texas Prison Rodeo and Tully Monster

Don Wildman examines an enigmatic oar used in an unreal World War II deception, a gold nugget that helped set off the gold rush and a fossil belonging to one of history's strangest creatures.

Thursday
Jul 27
8pm | 7c
Season 15, Episode 13

Miracle Bubble, Skeletons in the Closet and Curious George

Don Wildman spotlights a miraculous air bubble on the ocean floor, a series of mysterious skeletons discovered in closets and a daring escape of a beloved children's character from the Nazis.

Friday
Jul 28
12am | 11c
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.

Sunday
Jul 30
7am | 6c
Season 8, Episode 1

Dolley Madison, Christmas Truce, Exploding Whale

Host Don Wildman uncovers the heroics of a First Lady who fought to preserve Washington's treasures, travels to England to examine a soccer ball linked to a WWI game of peace, and studies an explosive tale of a whale in Oregon.

Sunday
Jul 30
8am | 7c
Season 7, Episode 12

Crossword Code, Ampelmann, Brushy Bill

Don inspects a crossword puzzle with hidden clues that could have jeopardized D-Day; one of the most important maps in world history, which was nearly lost forever; and an odd-looking traffic signal that became a cultural symbol for communist East Germany.

Thursday
Sep 21
12pm | 11c
Season 0, Episode 24

Most Explosive

On this special, explosive Mysteries at the Museum, host Don Wildman investigates a dangerous pair of sneakers, a helmet worn by a man who dared to take on a desert inferno and an oscilloscope.

Thursday
Dec 14
9am | 8c
Season 0, Episode 27

Mysteries at the Museum

Host Don Wildman examines a dress from an infamous and allegedly cursed Hollywood epic, a surfboard that bears the striking evidence of a violent and horrific encounter with a deadly shark, and a piece of metal shrapnel that played a central role in a bizarre and, some say, otherworldly encounter in the skies over Los Angeles.

Thursday
Dec 14
10am | 9c
Season 0, Episode 25

Secrets of Las Vegas

Host Don Wildman examines a seared poker chip that was salvaged from the MGM Grand hotel and casino in the wake of a devastating fire, a 1950s-era barber's chair that bore witness to a real-life mafia assassination that helped inspire a classic American movie, and a small electronic device devised by two MIT professors who used it to solve one of the greatest mathematical mysteries of all time and beat one of gambling's toughest games, roulette.

Thursday
Dec 14
11am | 10c
Season 7, Episode 13

Sci Fi A Bomb, Ford v. Ferrari, Colorado Stain

Don examines a sleek American race car that took on a top Italian automaker; a pulp-fiction science magazine that threatened to expose an explosive World War II secret; and a set of teeth that was key in the biggest public health experiments of the 20th century.

Thursday
Dec 14
12pm | 11c
Season 8, Episode 11

To Catch a Fake, Tiny Coffins of Edinburgh and the Tjipetir Mystery

Don Wildman examines a forged European painting that fooled museums everywhere, eight tiny boxes that look like coffins and a mysterious rubber block that was found washed up on a beach.

Thursday
Dec 14
1pm | 12c
Season 7, Episode 7

Pop Rocks Invention, Pinball Wizard, London Smog

Don examines one of America's most explosive candies; a pinball machine that represents a gutsy player who saved the game from obscurity; and a flare stick that guided Londoners through a unique time period.

Thursday
Dec 14
2pm | 1c
Season 8, Episode 8

First Female Aviator, Mysterious Metronome, Army of Two

Don Wildman examines a plane, Beethoven's metronome, and a musical instrument.

Thursday
Dec 14
3pm | 2c
Season 15, Episode 5

Battle of Palmdale, Rain Man and the Man Who Walked Around the World

Don Wildman examines an aircraft connected to an aerial attack on a California town, a Bible used in a bizarre exorcism and a pair of hiking boots worn in a record-breaking solo journey around the world.

Thursday
Dec 14
4pm | 3c
Season 15, Episode 2

Judy the POW Dog, Presidential Suite and Sticky Business

Don Wildman examines a dog collar belonging to the only canine POW from World War II, a pen and inkwell connected to a poisonous political plot and an innovative solution to an accidental discovery.

Thursday
Dec 14
5pm | 4c
Season 13, Episode 10

Pony Express, Churchill's Misadventure and First Ambulance Corps

Don Wildman examines a leather saddle cover that changed the way America communicated across the Wild West, a newspaper article that saved a famous politician from financial ruin and a horse cart from that saved countless lives during the Civil War.

Thursday
Dec 14
6pm | 5c
Thursday
Dec 14
7pm | 6c
Season 0, Episode 52

Freaky Food

Thursday
Dec 14
8pm | 7c
Thursday
Dec 14
9pm | 8c