Mysteries: Mad Bomber Pictures

Don examines the anonymous letters of a lunatic terrorist, and the circumstances surrounding a terrible poisoning at an insane asylum.

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Roanoke

Roanoke

An artifact at Brenau University in Gainesville, GA, may provide clues about what happened to the lost colony of Roanoke. 960 1280

  

Roanoke

Roanoke

A newspaper clipping from the Atlanta Journal-Constitution that announces the discovery of the artifact. 960 1280

  

Brenau University in Gainesville, GA.

Brenau University in Gainesville, GA.

Brenau University in Gainesville, GA. 960 1280

  

The National Museum of American History

The National Museum of American History

The National Museum of American History in Washington, DC. 960 1280

  

Deep Blue

Deep Blue

The museum is home to Deep Blue, a computer created by IBM to play against one of the best chess players in the world. 960 1280

  

Enoch Pratt Free Library

Enoch Pratt Free Library

The Enoch Pratt Free Library in Baltimore, MD, where Don Wildman investigates the mysterious death of Edgar Allan Poe. 960 1280

Enoch Pratt Free Library   

Greenbrier Hotel

Greenbrier Hotel

The exterior entrance to the formerly top-secret underground bunker at the Greenbrier Resort in White Sulphur Springs, WV. 960 1280

  

Greenbrier Hotel

Greenbrier Hotel

An interior shot of the Greenbrier Resort, which housed an incredible secret for 3 decades. 960 1280

  

Harbor History Museum

Harbor History Museum

A display at the Harbor History Museum in Gig Harbor, WA, which is home to a strange medial book that advocated starvation as a cure for disease. 960 1280

  

Liberty Bell 7

Liberty Bell 7

Liberty Bell 7 on display at the Kansas Cosmosphere and Space Center in Hutchinson, KS. 960 1280

  

SR71 Blackbird

SR71 Blackbird

SR-71 ‘Blackbird’ at the Kansas Cosmosphere and Space Center. 960 1280

  

Lynette Fromme

Lynette Fromme

Lynette Fromme is one of only 2 women to ever attempt to assassinate a US president. 960 1280

  

Squeaky Fromme

Squeaky Fromme

On display at the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Library and Museum in Grand Rapids, MI, is a pistol that was used in “Squeaky” Fromme’s brazen attempt to assassinate Gerald Ford. 960 1280

  

Squeaky Fromme

Squeaky Fromme

Behind the sudden act of violence lie a bizarre plot, a notorious cult and a man whose name has become synonymous with evil. 960 1280

  

The Rhinelander Logging Museum

The Rhinelander Logging Museum

Visitors to The Rhinelander Logging Museum in Rhinelander, WI, are greeted by the snarling and hideous face of a beast that many believed terrorized the people of this peaceful region. 960 1280

  

Hodag

Hodag

Yet behind the fearsome jaws and sharp claws of this bizarre creature, dubbed the “Hodag,” not everything is as it appears. 960 1280

  

File on Typhoid Mary

File on Typhoid Mary

Buried in the archives of the New York County Clerk’s Office is a file that tells of an epidemic that sent New York City into the grips of terror. 960 1280

  

Typhoid Mary

Typhoid Mary

The infamous woman at the center of it all came to be known by a nickname that has since come into common usage: "Typhoid Mary." 960 1280

  

Mary Mallon

Mary Mallon

In 1938, Mary Mallon died after nearly 3 decades in isolation -- she was forced into quarantine after it was determined that she was an asymptomatic carrier of typhoid and had infected many with the disease. 960 1280

  

National Electronics Museum

National Electronics Museum

At the National Electronics Museum in Linthicum, MD, is a piece of technology from the 1940s that was threatened with obsolescence after the end of World War II. 960 1280

  

Magnatron

Magnatron

How did the magnatron find an unlikely second act in today’s kitchens? 960 1280

  

Museum of the American Gangster

Museum of the American Gangster

A dusty glass bottle on display at the Museum of the American Gangster in New York speaks to a terrifying outbreak that sent shockwaves throughout the city during the Prohibition Era. 960 1280

  

Alcohol From Prohibition

Alcohol From Prohibition

But as the battle between bootleggers and the feds raged on, the source of the illness -- which people acquired from drinking alcohol -- surprised everyone. 960 1280

  

Historical Dental Museum

Historical Dental Museum

At Temple University’s Historical Dental Museum in Philadelphia, PA, curious visitors can marvel at a metal pail filled to the brim with human teeth. 960 1280

  

Painless Parker

Painless Parker

Dubbed “Painless Parker,” the owner of this bizarre bucket was an influential and controversial character in the history of dentistry ... and his methods were not for the faint of heart. 960 1280

  

Turkey

Turkey

The biblical story of the epic flood that led Noah to build his famous ark is thought by some to be based on a historic event in which rising sea levels submerged huge portions of Turkey. Could this formation be physical proof of the legendary tale? 960 1280

  

At the Wyatt Archaeological Museum in Cornersville, TN, visitors can see a giant slab of rock unearthed from the hills of Turkey which some believe is fossilized proof of a biblical vessel. 960 1280

  

Noah's Ark

Noah's Ark

Could this fossil be proof that Noah’s ark existed? 960 1280

  

Salon de Magie

Salon de Magie

At the Salon de Magie in Loveland, OH, amidst relics and artifacts from magic’s rich history, a series of fantastical photos tell of 2 young girls who offered evidence of mystical creatures and whose claims sparked a wave of controversy. 960 1280

  

Fairy Photograph

Fairy Photograph

Did the 2 young girls really photograph fairies, or was it all a hoax? 960 1280

  

Smithsonian Museum of American History

Smithsonian Museum of American History

At the Smithsonian National Museum of American History in Washington, DC, one commonplace can of corn tells an unlikely story of invention that helped usher in a consumer revolution. 960 1280

  

Can of Corn

Can of Corn

On June 26, 1974, at a test supermarket in Troy, OH, a shopping basket filled with items, like this can of corn, are scanned for the first time with what is now called a barcode -- invented by Joseph Woodland and Bernard Silver. 960 1280

  

Marin History Museum

Marin History Museum

At the Marin History Museum in San Rafael, CA, a tattered and time-worn briefcase in the collection once belonged to an eccentric doctor who performed gruesome and controversial surgeries. 960 1280

  

Doctor's Bag

Doctor's Bag

During his tenure as a medical officer at San Quentin State Penitentiary, Dr. Leo Stanley performed a number of testicle graft surgeries on patients … all in the hopes of reversing aging. 960 1280

  

Pennsylvania Academy of Arts

Pennsylvania Academy of Arts

At the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in Philadelphia, PA, an 8-foot-tall oil painting portrays a workingman who became embroiled in a historic heist that sent the nation into hysteria. 960 1280

  

Pat Lyon Painting

Pat Lyon Painting

In 1798, blacksmith Pat Lyon was convicted of the first bank robbery in US history and served time in jail for the crime. But was he really the culprit? 960 1280

  

Tape Recorder

Tape Recorder

Located deep within the secure archives of the J. Edgar Hoover FBI Building in Washington, DC, a reel-to-reel tape recorder from the early 1990s was once wielded by an informant who helped expose a massive corporate conspiracy while damning himself in the process. 960 1280

  

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