Mysteries: Noah’s Ark Pictures

Did Noah's ark really exist? Who was responsible for America's first bank robbery? Don Wildman investigates these mysteries and more.

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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

  

Madonna and Child statue by Alceo Dossena

Madonna and Child statue by Alceo Dossena

The marble Madonna and Child statue by Alceo Dossena, on display at the Detroit Institute of Arts. In 1928, Dossena sued his art dealers, claiming that they had been passing off his works as ancient masterpieces without his knowledge. 960 1280

  

Detroit Institute of Arts

Detroit Institute of Arts

The Detroit Institute of Arts contains a beautifully carved marble sculpture that was involved in a scandalous tale of deception that shook the high-priced world of classic art to its core. 960 1280

  

Strong National Museum of Play

Strong National Museum of Play

Chris Bensch examines a small ball of clay on display at the Strong National Museum of Play in Rochester, NY. This clay was the inspiration for an iconic American children’s toy: Play-Doh. 960 1280

  

Strong National Museum of Play

Strong National Museum of Play

The Strong National Museum of Play reveals the story of a nursery school teacher who realized that wallpaper cleaner made a fun children’s toy. 960 1280

  

Mothman Museum

Mothman Museum

The Mothman Museum in Point Pleasant, WV, is home to these reels of audio – an interesting interview with a man named Woodrow Derenberger who claimed to have an encounter with an otherworldly being. 960 1280

  

Woodrow Derenberger

Woodrow Derenberger

Susan Sheppard, a paranormal author, discusses the story of Woodrow Derenberger, a sewing machine salesman who claimed to have communicated with an alien in November 1966. 960 1280

  

Woodrow Derenberger

Woodrow Derenberger

Woodrow Derenberger stayed true to his story until his death, but was hounded for years by the media and other people hoping to have alien encounters. 960 1280

  

SS Morro Castle

SS Morro Castle

Learn the story of the terrible fate of the cruise ship SS Morro Castle at the New Jersey Maritime Museum in Beach Haven, NJ. 960 1280

  

SS Morro Castle

SS Morro Castle

The crew films Deb Whitcraft with one of the lifejackets from the doomed cruise ship, the SS Morro Castle. 960 1280

  

SS Morro Castle

SS Morro Castle

The luxury cruise ship caught fire and became completely engulfed in flames on September 8, 1934. Was this the work of an arsonist? 960 1280

  

New York Municipal Archives

New York Municipal Archives

At the New York Municipal Archives in New York City, an aged dossier from the 1950s tells the story of the Mad Bomber, a lunatic who terrorized the city by setting off a series of explosions from 1940-1956. 960 1280

  

Mad Bomber's Letters

Mad Bomber's Letters

After 16 years of terror and no strong leads, police turn to a psychiatrist for help. He creates a psychological profile of the bomber and believes that the terrorist can be tricked in to revealing his identity. So, does this new method of criminal profiling prove useful? 960 1280

  

Oregon State Hospital Museum

Oregon State Hospital Museum

At The Oregon State Hospital Museum of Mental Health, visitors inspecting a pair of commonplace dining implements will be shocked to discover they played a central role in a terrifying and deadly outbreak that devastated an Oregon psychiatric ward. 960 1280

  

Dining Implements From the Oregon State Hospital

Dining Implements From the Oregon State Hospital

In November 1942, 47 patients at the Oregon State Hospital were lethally poisoned while eating a meal of scrambled eggs. So, who laced the eggs with the toxic chemical, sodium fluoride, and why? 960 1280

  

Center For Puppetry Arts

Center For Puppetry Arts

At the Center for Puppetry Arts in Atlanta, an antique wooden marionette tells how one man’s tireless passion for his art launched a massive highflying spectacle and started an annual holiday tradition. 960 1280

  

Puppet that Inspired the Macy's Parade Balloons

Puppet that Inspired the Macy's Parade Balloons

This marionette was inspiration for the balloons at the annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. 960 1280

  

Columbia Pacific Heritage Museum

Columbia Pacific Heritage Museum

At the Columbia Pacific Heritage Museum in Ilwaco, WA, a charcoal portrait showcases a scantily clad man who was once embroiled in a scandalous expose that remains controversial to this day. 960 1280

  

Naked Joe

Naked Joe

In 1911, Boston newspaper illustrator Joe Knowles decided to attempt to survive, naked, in the woods of Maine. When his story hits the pages of "The Boston Post,” the paper's readership soars. But some question the veracity of the so-called “Nature Man's” tale. 960 1280

  

Salon de Magie

Salon de Magie

At the Salon de Magie in Loveland, OH, amidst the many relics of magic that comprise Ken Klosterman’s private collection, one bejeweled, ornate saber tells a chilling and tragic tale of a renowned magician whose final, fatal performance remains shrouded in mystery. 960 1280

  

The Great Lafayette

The Great Lafayette

In Edinburgh, Scotland, in 1911, a fire breaks out during a magic show, and the world-famous magician, The Great Lafayette, is tragically killed. But when his body is found without his signature diamond ring, some begin to wonder -- is this really the great magician, or is his death merely an illusion? 960 1280

  

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