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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 5, Episode 12

Damascus Missile, Eye in the Sky and Soapy Smith

Don Wildman examines scraps of metal linked to a nuclear nightmare, a pair of binoculars wielded by a high-flying visionary and a life-sized effigy that immortalizes one of the West's most notorious cons.

Sunday
Feb 12
8am | 7c
Season 0, Episode 25

Secrets of Las Vegas

Host Don Wildman examines a seared poker chip that was salvaged from the MGM Grand hotel and casino in the wake of a devastating fire, a 1950s-era barber's chair that bore witness to a real-life mafia assassination that helped inspire a classic American movie, and a small electronic device devised by two MIT professors who used it to solve one of the greatest mathematical mysteries of all time and beat one of gambling's toughest games, roulette.

Thursday
Mar 2
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.

Saturday
Mar 4
10am | 9c
Season 14, Episode 5

The Goliath Bone, Money to Burn and Self-Serve Superstore

Don Wildman inspects a mysterious prehistoric bone, investigates an incendiary war plot to help defend America and unearths the origins of a strategy that revolutionized the shopping industry.

Sunday
Mar 5
11am | 10c
Season 15, Episode 2

Judy the POW Dog, Presidential Suite and Sticky Business

Don Wildman examines a dog collar belonging to the only canine POW from World War II, a pen and inkwell connected to a poisonous political plot and an innovative solution to an accidental discovery.

Thursday
Mar 9
7pm | 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 11, Episode 6

White House Water, Queen of the Mist and the Real Holy Grail

Don Wildman examines a string of mysterious deaths in the White House, a woman who took a pioneering plunge and an ancient chalice that could be the elusive Holy Grail.

Saturday
Apr 22
10am | 9c
Season 7, Episode 5

Killer Bee Attack, Road Map Creation, Gas Mask

Don Wildman examines an iconic road sign that was part of a revolutionary plan to bring order to America's roads; a tiny bee specimen that unleashed madness; and a gas mask that was invented by a bold and pioneering man.

Friday
Apr 28
1am | 12c
Season 9, Episode 3

Great Baby Race, Citizen Hearst, Bobbie the Wonder Dog

Don Wildman examines tunnel tiles which helped to finance one of North America's wackiest competitions, inspects a medal linked to one of history's greatest swindles and a doghouse connected to an incredible journey.

Thursday
May 25
6pm | 5c
Season 11, Episode 1

The Spy That Saved Washington, the Monster in the Egg and Hatfields and McCoys

Don Wildman uncovers a British plot to assassinate George Washington, investigates the bizarre trial of a rooster that hatched an egg and examines America's most notorious family feud.

Saturday
Jun 17
10am | 9c
Season 5, Episode 1

Miracle Car, Glass Armonica, Yankee Spy

Don Wildman investigates a bright yellow car that once represented the promise of an automotive revolution, a mysterious musical instrument, and a strip of paper with a secret message that was passed across enemy lines.

Saturday
Jul 1
8am | 7c
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 12, Episode 1

Kidnapped Filmmaker, Pinky's Freedom Ring and the Checkered Game of Life

Don Wildman examines an action figure connected to a North Korean kidnapping, a gold ring that became the symbol of one slave's freedom and a 19th-century board game which was the first of its kind.

Saturday
Jul 15
11am | 10c
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
Season 15, Episode 13

Miracle Bubble, Skeletons in the Closet and Curious George

Don Wildman spotlights a miraculous air bubble on the ocean floor, a series of mysterious skeletons discovered in closets and a daring escape of a beloved children's character from the Nazis.

Thursday
Jul 27
9pm | 8c
Season 6, Episode 1

Brassiere Brigade, Flight for Life, Haunting

Host Don Wildman examines a brassiere that gave salacious schemers an unexpected boost, a plane that soared to safety in a daring rescue mission and a religious icon allegedly scorched by the forces of evil.

Thursday
Jul 27
11pm | 10c
Season 15, Episode 13

Miracle Bubble, Skeletons in the Closet and Curious George

Don Wildman spotlights a miraculous air bubble on the ocean floor, a series of mysterious skeletons discovered in closets and a daring escape of a beloved children's character from the Nazis.

Friday
Jul 28
12am | 11c
Season 6, Episode 1

Brassiere Brigade, Flight for Life, Haunting

Host Don Wildman examines a brassiere that gave salacious schemers an unexpected boost, a plane that soared to safety in a daring rescue mission and a religious icon allegedly scorched by the forces of evil.

Friday
Jul 28
2am | 1c