An unconventional excavation puts a 500-year-old mystery to rest.
On this special Pioneers Edition of Mysteries at the Museum, host Don Wildman investigates a vial of strange liquid used in one man's life-threatening gambit to stop a deadly outbreak, a set of photographs that would lead to one of the greatest inventions of all time and a primate who helped launch space exploration to stunning new heights.
Don Wildman takes a look back at the best of Mysteries at the Museum. Whether it's the ill-fated Apollo 13 space mission, the discovery of a mysterious stone giant, or one of the most perplexing shipwrecks in U.S. history, these are among the most unforgettable stories found in America's museums.
On this special Spine Tingling Mysteries at the Museum host Don Wildman examines cooking pot At the Sharpsteen Museum in Calistoga, California with a dark and grisly past. It was once carried by intrepid pioneers on a long and desperate journey west. Amongst the bizarre and diabolical exhibits at the Warren's Occult Museum in Monroe, Connecticut is a locked glass case containing what may be its most sinister artifact: a rag doll named Annabelle. And at the National Museum of Crime and Punishment in Washington D.C. visitors can view a crude metal device that played a critical role in one the most brazen bank heists in U.S. history.
On this special Unbelievable edition of Mysteries at the Museum host Don Wildman investigates rock-like pieces of debris at The National Atomic Testing Museum in Las Vegas. These small items are said to be remnants extraterrestrial aircraft. Parked inside the Boston Fire Museum in Massachusetts is an antique steam engine once called upon to battle a devastating event that no firefighter had ever have imagined. And in the archives of Florida's HistoryMiami is a mangled floor panel from a jumbo jet linked to some of the most bizarre ghost sightings ever recorded.
Don Wildman revisits the most extreme stories in the Mysteries at the Museum archives. His first stop: the National Museum of the United States Air Force in Dayton, Ohio. Among the military aircraft on display is a strangely clad mannequin wearing a metal-and-nylon harness. How did this bizarre get-up help an early astronaut reach the very edges of space-and survive? At the Titanic Historical Society in Indian Orchard, Massachusetts is a faded, century-old telegram. It warned of dangerous icebergs in the path of the Titanic. So why didn't it save the ship from its tragic fate? The Seattle Museum of History and Industry is home to a pair of mysterious objects made of delicately molded iron. What do these two relics have to do with the deadliest avalanche in U.S. history?
Don Wildman revisits the most fascinating unsolved cases in the Mysteries at the Museum archives. He takes us back to San Francisco's Alcatraz Island - a museum that was once home to the country's most infamous prison. In its collection are four makeshift dummy heads, covered with real human hair. What role did these creepy effigies play in one of the most daring prison escapes ever recorded? And what became of the men who made them? Hanging amid the stunning works of art at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Massachusetts is a surprising display... four empty picture frames, left behind when thieves stole thirteen masterpieces. Who was behind the biggest art heist in U.S. history? At the Bigfoot Discovery Museum in Fenton, California, are the fossilized remains of a large tooth. According to experts, it doesn't belong to any known primate. Could this tooth belong to the legendary Bigfoot?
Host Don Wildman examines a ragged tome, a Renoir painting and a police ledger.
Host Don Wildman examines the cast of a woman, a surfboard and a cryptic plant.
Host Don Wildman examines a doll, a bullet-marked sleigh and a set of stones.