Mysteries: Mine Disaster Pictures

Don Wildman examines the harness used to rescue miners after a deadly mine collapse and the replica of a bomb used in a sinister bank robbery.
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At the Parapsychology Foundation in Greenport, NY, is a small gold bracelet once worn by a controversial medium. Her alleged ability to channel the dead uncovered a shocking secret about a tragic disaster.

Rachael Penman examines a replica of a collar bomb used in a bank robbery. The replica is on display at the National Museum of Crime and Punishment in Washington, DC.

At the American Museum of Magic in Marshall, MI, is a poster of a famous magician, Chung Ling Soo.

The poster tells the story of the mysterious magician who had a sensational career, but met a sudden and tragic end in front of a live audience.

Photographs of Eileen Garrett, a famous medium who founded the Parapsychology Foundation of New York City.

Mining helmets on display at the Anthracite Mine Museum at Knoebels Amusement Park in Elysburg, PA.

The Mining Museum is also home to a patchwork artifact made from a parachute harness and coveralls that was once part of a dangerous mine rescue that captivated the nation.

In 1963, a mine in Sheppton, PA, caved in, and this harness was used to pull 2 trapped miners out from about 330 feet underground.

Learn about the life of spiritual medium Eileen Garrett at the Eileen J. Garrett Research Library in Greenport, NY.