Monumental Mysteries Special
Don Wildman investigates a statue that has earned a grisly reputation, a tribute to a revered leader that some say is a symbol of evil and famous carvings that are rumored to hide a secret vault.
Hollywood SignAn actress stands in front of the Hollywood sign in Hollywood, CA. The sign looms high over the city of Los Angeles and is an iconic symbol of glitz and glamour. But there are some who claim that these 9 letters are haunted. So, what tragic event spawned these rumors? 960 1280
Washington MonumentStanding in the middle of the National Mall in the nation’s capital is the Washington Monument – a 555-foot marble tower celebrating the country’s first president. But many people say it’s the creation of a secret society determined to take over the world. So, is this striking memorial really a symbol of evil? 960 1280
John Heinz History CenterThese bullets at the Senator John Heinz History Center in Pittsburgh, PA, are some of the only remaining artifacts from the Allegheny Arsenal, the site of a deadly disaster during the Civil War. But was the explosion at the arsenal an accident or an act of confederate sabotage? 960 1280
Reagan's LimousineOn March 30, 1981 John Hinkley, Jr. fired 6 shots at President Reagan and his staff outside the Hilton hotel in Washington, DC. A special agent immediately ducked President Reagan behind the door of his armored limousine, now on display at the Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn, MI. A sharp pain in Reagan’s chest lead him to believe that he had broken a rib during the incident, but doctors were shocked to discover that he had actually been shot. A close inspection of the limousine reveals that one of the bullets ricocheted off the limousine’s door and hit the president in the chest – stopping only an inch from his heart. 960 1280
Turn of the Century Electrotherapy MuseumAn artifact on display at the Turn of the Century Electrotherapy Museum in West Palm Beach, FL. The museum is also home to a negative that is the only surviving evidence of John Keely’s elaborate hoax. In 1872 he claimed that he had invented a new motor that ran on the magical and mysterious power of “the force.” After he died it became clear that his motor was not the revolutionary machine he claimed it to be. 960 1280
Reagan's Limousine and Keely’s Motor 9 Photos