Einstein's Brain, Morgan Affair, Brass Knuckles
Don Wildman examines a purse that contains clues to a mysterious death, a building that holds the secret to a centuries-old disappearance and more.
matm_ss_216_005Museum of the Gulf Coast curator Ami Kamara holds the purse of Karen Silkwood, who died in a car crash in 1974. Silkwood was found dead in her car just hours before she was to meet with a New York Times reporter to hand over documentation of the unsafe conditions at the nuclear factory where she worked. Her file of evidence was never found. 960 1280
matm_ss_216_009In 1826, William Morgan was kidnapped and hidden, locked in a room at Old Fort Niagara for threatening to expose the secrets of the Freemasons. Three men were eventually convicted of Morgan’s kidnapping, all of whom claimed that they sent Morgan to exile in Canada. Many believe that something far more sinister happened to him. 960 1280
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