Mysteries: Niagara Falls Daredevil Pictures

Don examines a contraption used in an perilous stunt, a mysterious beast that some say is terrorizing a West Texas community and a lantern that helps guide a teenager on a life-or-death mission.
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A broken padlock used in the attempted grave robbing of Abraham Lincoln at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum in Springfield, IL.

Leering at visitors to the Mount Blanco Fossil Museum in Crosbyton, TX, is a taxidermied animal that once stalked the surrounding community. Could the “chupacabra” be responsible for a bloody killing spree?

Ball gowns on exhibit at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum in Springfield, IL.

The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum is a temple to the 16th president of the United States.

John Dillinger's hand-carved wooden gun on display at the John Dillinger Museum in Hammond, IN.

Mysteries at the Museum visits the Daredevil Museum in Niagara Falls, NY.

Nuclear bomb fragments on display at the Florence Museum in Florence, SC.

Among the Civil War regalia and crude surgical instruments at South Carolina’s Florence Museum is a gnarled piece of metal. Where did this fragment come from? And how is it linked to a disaster that nearly wiped a nearby town off the map?

A cameraman shoots the accidental nuclear bomb exhibit at the Florence Museum.

Among the 500 artifacts at the John Dillinger Museum in Hammond, IN, is a whittled piece of wood that may look like a child’s toy -- but this hand-carved artifact was integral to an audacious and daring scheme. What part did this tiny object play in Public Enemy Number One’s most legendary exploit?

Speros Batistatos examines John Dillinger's hand-carved wooden gun.

A broken file used in Abe Lincoln's grave robbing attempt on display at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum.

Stephen Motte handles a bomb fragment at the Florence Museum.

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