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Mysterious Cases We Can't Explain

History is filled with inexplicable mysteries. Take a look back at these high-profile cases and see if you can solve the timeless, haunting riddles.

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Don Wildman visits America's museums, where strange and curious remnants of the past are revealed.

Season 13, Episode 5

Jap Herron, Hidden Rockwell and Ticket to Fly

Don Wildman examines a novel supposedly written by the ghost of a legendary author, a painting that isn't quite what it seems and a replica of the plane that flew in the first commercial airline flight.

Thursday
Feb 2
10pm | 9c
Season 10, Episode 12

Swimming the Channel, Bricking the Bank and Canyon Survivor

Don Wildman explores a woman's quest for athletic glory, uncovers a bizarre use of the US Postal Service and investigates one man's will to survive against all odds.

Saturday
Mar 11
10am | 9c
Season 12, Episode 6

Tonya vs. Nancy, Shrimpy Sonar and Dumbarton Dogs

Don Wildman examines a scorecard connected to a legendary figure skating rivalry, an underwater microphone which detected an unlikely World War II enemy and the skull of a tiny animal behind a decades-old canine curse.

Thursday
Mar 16
5pm | 4c
Season 10, Episode 5

The Father of the American Cavalry, Rosa Parks of NY and Black Knight UFO

Don Wildman examines the man who saved George Washington, a civil rights pioneer and the bizarre sighting of a UFO.

Sunday
Mar 26
7am | 6c
Season 10, Episode 1

Dancing Plague, Tracking Santa and Annie Londonderry

Don Wildman examines a town gripped by a bizarre plague, the mix-up that spawned a holiday tradition and a woman's quest to take on the world.

Sunday
Apr 2
8am | 7c
Season 7, Episode 4

Stolen Strad, Fall From Space, Czech Dream

Don Wildman examines a concert program that marks one of the most infamous nights in the history of a prestigious music venue; a space capsule used by a heroic astronaut during a harrowing mission; and a DVD from an unusual film that blurred the lines between fact and fiction.

Thursday
Apr 6
8pm | 7c
Season 6, Episode 7

Skull in the Ashes, Nazi Art Hoax, Hunger Strike

Host Don Wildman examines a damaged metal identification tag that played a role in a bizarre and heated crime that stunned the nation, a painting by a man who pulled off one of the art world's greatest deceptions, and a pin that represents one woman's perilous push to advance equality by leaps and bounds.

Thursday
May 4
5pm | 4c
Season 13, Episode 12

Godspeed John Glenn, Canine Convict and Brace for Landing

Don Wildman examines a dangerous mission into outer space, a dogged dilemma after man's best friend is accused of murder and a pilot's heroic plan during an emergency over the Pacific.

Thursday
May 18
7pm | 6c
Season 8, Episode 10

Alligators in the Sewers, Unstoppable Car, Founding Forensics

Don Wildman uncovers a sculpture of a monster lurking beneath the Big Apple, visits San Diego to check out a car customized with everything including a kitchen sink, and discovers in Boston that Paul Revere was a forensic hero.

Thursday
May 25
5pm | 4c
Season 3, Episode 11

The Conqueror's Curse, Play-Doh, Poe Murder

Host Don Wildman examines a dress worn by the star of an infamous Hollywood movie with a cursed past, a lump of gray clay that spawned one of America’s most iconic toys, and a faded brown document from a murder case that inspired a chilling literary classic.

Thursday
Jun 8
5pm | 4c
Season 0, Episode 32

Notorious New York

Host Don Wildman examines a black and white negative with a peculiar image that was part of a sinister plot, a homemade barrel used in an unprecedented and perilous stunt, and a curious handbill depicting crudely sketched scenes that is linked to a groundbreaking medical invention.

Thursday
Jun 15
9am | 8c
Season 13, Episode 7

Reckless, Thousand Island Dressing and the Tornado

Don Wildman examines a hero horse who risked her life, a culinary mystery about a popular salad dressing and an Olympic runner's battle with polio.

Saturday
Jul 1
10am | 9c
Season 13, Episode 2

Cupid's Bullet, the Man Who Fooled Houdini and Snail Telegraph

Don Wildman examines a war-time surgery that was truly life or death, a magician that challenged the legendary Harry Houdini and a race to discover wireless communication that lead to a slimy invention.

Sunday
Jul 2
11am | 10c
Season 6, Episode 9

Robber's Bride, The Night Disco Exploded, Escape By Sea

Host Don Wildman examines an old Concord stagecoach that symbolizes a broken dream, a collection of melted vinyl records that sparked the decline of a cultural marvel, and a ship model that represents a bid for freedom.

Sunday
Jul 23
7am | 6c
Season 11, Episode 2

Miracle on the Hudson, For the Love of Lady Liberty and Dawn of the Synth

Don Wildman investigates the chain of events that led to the Miracle on the Hudson River, uncovers the origins of a legendary statue and examines a musical invention that struck a major chord.

Sunday
Jul 23
8am | 7c
Season 13, Episode 4

King Neptune, Friday Night Bank Robber and Karluk's Last Voyage

Don Wildman examines a patriotic pig that helped fund World War II, a man's trek to rescue his crew during an brutal Arctic expedition and two activists who risked their lives to take down a superpower and save the whales.

Sunday
Jul 23
9am | 8c
Season 15, Episode 12

Flatwoods Monster, Vanishing Bus and Hacking Death's Calculator

Don Wildman examines a ceramic figure connected to a bizarre sighting in West Virginia, a bus model at the center of a mysterious disappearance and a tabulating machine that serves as a reminder of how a bookkeeper saved more than 100,000 lives.

Sunday
Jul 23
10am | 9c
Season 6, Episode 5

Tootsie Roll Miracle, Singing Convict and Operation Paperclip

Host Don Wildman examines the Tootsie Roll candies that once saved the lives of a courageous band of soldiers, a guitar owned by a legendary musical jailbird, and a bicycle that helped launch humans into outer space.

Thursday
Jul 27
12pm | 11c
Season 5, Episode 2

Strangers on a Train, Madame Tussaud, WD-40

At the Municipal Archives in New York City is a black and white negative containing an image of a deadly weapon used in a sinister plot of revenge. Just uptown in New York's Times Square sits the world famous Madame Tussaud's Wax Museum, where the likeness of one revolutionary woman is on display. And on the grounds of the San Diego Air & Space Museum in California is a large missile that led to the creation of a product that's found in nearly every household in America.

Thursday
Jul 27
1pm | 12c
Season 14, Episode 1

Clever Hans, Bertha Benz and Civil War Counterfeiter

Don Wildman inspects a book about a four-legged mathematician, examines the birth of the automobile and investigates a mysterious underground corkscrew.

Thursday
Jul 27
2pm | 1c
Season 3, Episode 13

Great Train Robbery, Phoenix Lights, Sea Serpent

Host Don Wildman examines a wooden detonator used in an explosive railway robbery, a video camera that captured a bizarre, unexplained phenomenon and the massive skull of a legendary beast said to terrorize the seas.

Thursday
Jul 27
3pm | 2c
Season 10, Episode 11

Flight of the Bell, Arsenic Soup Plot and Spring-Heeled Jack

Don Wildman examines a replica of America's most famous bell, inspects a photograph of a suspicious-looking chef and investigates an illustrated book depicting a devilish fiend.

Thursday
Jul 27
4pm | 3c
Season 11, Episode 4

Man on Wire, Bigger is Better and Filipino Follies

Don Wildman examines the greatest high-wire stunt in history, investigates the incredible lengths Thomas Jefferson took to preserve America's reputation and unravels one of the most bizarre hoaxes the world has ever seen.

Thursday
Jul 27
5pm | 4c
Season 9, Episode 8

The Mysterious Death of Van Gogh, Marathon Woman, Montana Burning

Don Wildman examines a painting by Vincent Van Gogh, a dress worn by a groundbreaking athlete and a massive airplane used to combat a deadly inferno.

Thursday
Jul 27
6pm | 5c
Season 15, Episode 11

The Kennedy Wedding Disaster, the Weeping Icon and the Red Herring

Don Wildman reveals the little-known tale behind an iconic wedding dress, examines the investigation of a miraculous painting and investigates an underwater enigma that was full of hot air.

Thursday
Jul 27
7pm | 6c
Season 13, Episode 6

Operation Mincemeat, Texas Prison Rodeo and Tully Monster

Don Wildman examines an enigmatic oar used in an unreal World War II deception, a gold nugget that helped set off the gold rush and a fossil belonging to one of history's strangest creatures.

Thursday
Jul 27
8pm | 7c