Prison Experiment, The Real Noah’s Ark

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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.

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Turkey
Turkey

Turkey

The biblical story of the epic flood that led Noah to build his famous ark is thought by some to be based on a historic event in which rising sea levels submerged huge portions of Turkey. Could this formation be physical proof of the legendary tale? 960 1280

  

At the Wyatt Archaeological Museum in Cornersville, TN, visitors can see a giant slab of rock unearthed from the hills of Turkey which some believe is fossilized proof of a biblical vessel. 960 1280

  

Noah's Ark

Noah's Ark

Could this fossil be proof that Noah’s ark existed? 960 1280

  

Salon de Magie

Salon de Magie

At the Salon de Magie in Loveland, OH, amidst relics and artifacts from magic’s rich history, a series of fantastical photos tell of 2 young girls who offered evidence of mystical creatures and whose claims sparked a wave of controversy. 960 1280

  

Fairy Photograph

Fairy Photograph

Did the 2 young girls really photograph fairies, or was it all a hoax? 960 1280

  

Smithsonian Museum of American History

Smithsonian Museum of American History

At the Smithsonian National Museum of American History in Washington, DC, one commonplace can of corn tells an unlikely story of invention that helped usher in a consumer revolution. 960 1280

  

Can of Corn

Can of Corn

On June 26, 1974, at a test supermarket in Troy, OH, a shopping basket filled with items, like this can of corn, are scanned for the first time with what is now called a barcode -- invented by Joseph Woodland and Bernard Silver. 960 1280

  

Marin History Museum

Marin History Museum

At the Marin History Museum in San Rafael, CA, a tattered and time-worn briefcase in the collection once belonged to an eccentric doctor who performed gruesome and controversial surgeries. 960 1280

  

Doctor's Bag

Doctor's Bag

During his tenure as a medical officer at San Quentin State Penitentiary, Dr. Leo Stanley performed a number of testicle graft surgeries on patients … all in the hopes of reversing aging. 960 1280

  

Pennsylvania Academy of Arts

Pennsylvania Academy of Arts

At the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in Philadelphia, PA, an 8-foot-tall oil painting portrays a workingman who became embroiled in a historic heist that sent the nation into hysteria. 960 1280

  

Pat Lyon Painting

Pat Lyon Painting

In 1798, blacksmith Pat Lyon was convicted of the first bank robbery in US history and served time in jail for the crime. But was he really the culprit? 960 1280

  

Tape Recorder

Tape Recorder

Located deep within the secure archives of the J. Edgar Hoover FBI Building in Washington, DC, a reel-to-reel tape recorder from the early 1990s was once wielded by an informant who helped expose a massive corporate conspiracy while damning himself in the process. 960 1280

  


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