The Death William Wood, Hacker Spy, Skunk Ape

Don Wildman investigates a set of tattered and chipped ventriloquist dummies, a rudimentary electronic device and a plaster cast that may prove the existence of a creature thought only to exist in myths.

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Skunk Ape
Skunk Ape

Skunk Ape

This plaster cast of a large and strange looking footprint may prove the existence of a ghastly creature thought only to exist in myth. 960 1280

  

International Cryptozoology Museum

International Cryptozoology Museum

The cast is now on display at the International Cryptozoology Museum in Portland, ME. 960 1280

  

Burlington County Prison Museum

Burlington County Prison Museum

At the Burlington County Prison Museum in Mount Holly, NJ, an iconic tobacco pipe is a somber reminder of a once-lauded sleuth who was corrupted by his ambition to solve one of the nation’s most shocking crimes. 960 1280

  

Connecticut River Museum

Connecticut River Museum

At the Connecticut River Museum in Essex, CT, visitors are undoubtedly drawn to a strange, large wooden barrel. 960 1280

  

First Submarine

First Submarine

This wooden vessel, one of the world’s first submarines, played an unbelievable part in the Revolutionary War and changed the face of naval warfare forever. 960 1280

  

Vent Haven Museum

Vent Haven Museum

At the Vent Haven Museum in Fort Mitchell, KY, visitors to the world’s only museum dedicated to the art of ventriloquism will see a set of tattered and weather-beaten dummies who may be the only remaining witnesses to a bone-chilling crime. 960 1280

  

William Wood's Doll

William Wood's Doll

William Wood was one of the most famous ventriloquists of the early 1900s, known for his impressive use of multiple dolls at the same time. But in 1908, while traveling home after a successful tour in Mexico, William Wood disappeared at sea. 960 1280

  

University of Chicago

University of Chicago

At the University of Chicago’s Argonne National Laboratory in Lemont, IL, a simple-looking slab of graphite played a critical role in a top secret and unprecedented World War II experiment that may have put the entire city of Chicago in danger. 960 1280

  

Oscilloscope

Oscilloscope

At the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, CA, a decades-old rudimentary electronic device tells of one man’s genius strategy used to expose and disrupt one of the world’s first cases of internet espionage. 960 1280

  

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