Mysteries: Flight for Life Pictures
Host Don Wildman examines a brassiere that gave schemers an unexpected boost, a plane that soared to safety, and a religious icon allegedly scorched by the forces of evil.
Paranormal MuseumLocated at the Stratford Point Lighthouse, the John Zaffis Museum of the Paranormal hosts numerous artifacts removed from homes following unexplained phenomena. One of Zaffis' most compelling artifacts is a small statue of the Virgin Mary, her hands melted off during the infamous 1986 haunting of a home in Southington, CT. 960 1280
The Virginia Historical SocietyThe Virginia Historical Society in Richmond is home to many artifacts, including a worn and rusty sword used in the Civil War during the Battle of the Crater in in 1864. This battle was memorable for all the wrong reasons, namely, a disastrous attempt by the Union to dig a crater and charge at their Confederate foes from below the ground in Petersburg, VA -- only to be trapped within the crater. 960 1280
Nazi Spy RadioThis shortwave radio at the International Spy Museum in Washington, DC, was used by a double agent named William Sebold in 1940, and it transmitted approximately 300 messages to German spies that were traced and controlled by the FBI. Using Sebold's faulty transmissions, the FBI was able to successfully snag what J. Edgar Hoover called "the greatest spy roundup in US history." 960 1280
Bird DogOne artifact hanging from the National Museum of Naval Aviation roof is a 1950-era, 2-seat Cessna O-1 Bird Dog. The metal plane with a 36-foot wingspan was used to locate enemy ground positions. This is the same model that was instrumental in one of the most ingenious and compelling acts of human bravery in all of the Vietnam War. 960 1280
Furry FishtailOne artifact that graces the walls of the Salida Museum stands apart from the rest. It’s about 7 inches long and colored a silvery gray. It has a brown coat of hair, a wide mouth and a broad scaly tail. This furry river dweller was rumored to live in the waters near here and caused a sensation when its existence was announced. 960 1280
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