5 Amazing Dinosaur Museums

Dig into a prehistory and discover America's most coolest dino collections.

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Vampires: Mysteries at the Museum

Don Wildman travels to Romania to explore the rich history and mystical folklore of the vampire legend. From dank caves to a mountaintop castle, he unearths the true story behind one of the most frightening horror characters of all time.

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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.

About the Show

Host Don Wildman unearths relics from the world's greatest institutions to reveal incredible secrets from the past. He examines each artifact to illuminate the hidden treasures at the heart of history's most incredible triumphs, sensational crimes and bizarre encounters. Through compelling interviews, rare archival footage and arresting re-creations, Don pursues extraordinary tales of intrigue and wonder.

Season 0, Episode 36

Skylab, Apollo One Tragedy and Space Monkey

In this special episode, Don Wildman examines a piece of scorched debris that sparked a worldwide panic, a taxidermied primate that soared to new heights and a seemingly ordinary pen that reportedly played a crucial role in a historic cosmic quest.

Sunday
Jan 29
11am | 10c
Season 13, Episode 11

Riding Thunder, Warm Springs and Catcher Spy

Don Wildman examines a F8 Crusader jet that was at the center of a death-defying plummet to Earth, a specially outfitted convertible designed by Franklin Delano Roosevelt and a commemorative coin linked to a baseball player turned spy.

Sunday
Apr 9
12pm | 11c
Season 14, Episode 11

Saving the Eiffel Tower, Velvet Outlaw and Space Capsule Crisis

Don Wildman examines a commemorative coin from the opening of the Eiffel Tower, a saddle used by a retired outlaw who died under mysterious circumstances and a training capsule used by the Mercury astronauts during the early days of space travel.

Thursday
Apr 13
9pm | 8c
Season 3, Episode 3

Prophet of Oak Ridge, Human Scalp, Mothman

Host Don Wildman examines a trunk that may be evidence of a historic journey through Death Valley, a group of bricks from a Civil War prison break, and a human scalp that tells an astounding tale of frontier bravery.

Sunday
May 14
8am | 7c
Season 10, Episode 4

Arrow Stork, Terror in the Sky and Feuding Astors

Don Wildman investigates one of nature's greatest riddles, a doomed space station and a family feud that transformed New York City.

Sunday
May 28
8am | 7c
Season 14, Episode 7

Smokey's on Fire, Hot Hunk Lands in Small Town and Napoleon's Sick Day

Don Wildman tells the story of a harness worn by a real-life Smokey the Bear, investigates the remnants of a space mass that landed in Wisconsin and uncovers the shocking truth behind Napoleon's downfall with an ornate saddle.

Saturday
Jun 3
9am | 8c
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 11, Episode 5

Prehistoric Mystery Meat, Invention of TP and Antony and Cleopatra

Don Wildman uncovers the truth behind a culinary caper that stunned the world, inspects a ceramic toilet that inspired a taboo-busting invention and examines a sculpture that recalls the most tragic love story of all time.

Thursday
Aug 24
8pm | 7c
Season 13, Episode 1

Swamp People, Walkie-Talkie Heist and Grant's Writing Water

Don Wildman examines an enigmatic canoe which unlocked the origins of a lost civilization, a miracle drug used by a Civil War hero in his last battle and a bust involved in a supernatural game of chess.

Thursday
Aug 31
11pm | 10c
Season 9, Episode 6

The Legend of William Tell, The President's Daughter, The Chomp-Chomp Game

Don Wildman examines a crossbow linked to a legendary marksman, inspects a tell-all memoir that created a national scandal and investigates a quirky arcade game that became an astounding hit.

Sunday
Sep 10
9am | 8c
Season 16, Episode 6

Eisenhower's Crazy Convoy, Criminal Measures and Canyon Adventure

Don Wildman investigates a president's cross-country road trip, a detective's plan to cut down on crime and an explorers dangerous quest to be the first to uncover the secrets of the Grand Canyon.

Thursday
Sep 21
7pm | 6c
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.

Saturday
Oct 7
10am | 9c
Season 11, Episode 11

Chain of Fools, Rocket Boys and the Cowboys That Saved Britain

Don Wildman investigates an iron link from the American Revolution that was also at the center of a formidable fraud, examines a small plane that helped launch some of the most incredible journeys into space and inspects a green oil pump that played a unique role in World War II.

Sunday
Oct 15
10am | 9c
Season 2, Episode 24

Easter Island and the Red Ghost

Host Don Wildman inspects the uniform worn by a highly unorthodox doctor, an antique bell linked to a monstrous creature and a monolith that may hold the key to the downfall of an ancient civilization.

Saturday
Oct 21
8am | 7c
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
Oct 21
9am | 8c
Season 14, Episode 7

Smokey's on Fire, Hot Hunk Lands in Small Town and Napoleon's Sick Day

Don Wildman tells the story of a harness worn by a real-life Smokey the Bear, investigates the remnants of a space mass that landed in Wisconsin and uncovers the shocking truth behind Napoleon's downfall with an ornate saddle.

Sunday
Oct 22
8am | 7c
Season 15, Episode 4

Sword of Scotland, Operation Haylift and Swimmin's Lib

Don Wildman examines the theft of an iconic Scottish sword wielded by William Wallace, an unprecedented mission to save America's livestock and a female swimmer who broke the mold.

Sunday
Oct 22
9am | 8c
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.

Sunday
Oct 22
10am | 9c
Season 16, Episode 11

Channel Champion, the Forger and Harper Method

Don Wildman investigates a record-breaking long-distance swimmer, a teenage war hero on Nazi-occupied France and the transformative tonic that lead to a franchise of salons.

Sunday
Oct 22
11am | 10c
Season 13, Episode 13

Legally Haunted, Demise of the Dodo and Jersey Kaboom

Don Wildman examines a house for sale that comes with three ghosts, the maligned reputation of an extinct bird and a mysterious explosion at a munitions factory during World War I.

Thursday
Oct 26
3pm | 2c
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
Oct 26
4pm | 3c
Season 14, Episode 8

Demon Potato, Boozy Ballot and Ouija Believe It

Don Wildman inspects a seemingly possessed potato, examines an old chair connected to an intoxicating chapter in the life of George Washington and investigates the surprising origins of the world's most famous paranormal communication device.

Thursday
Oct 26
5pm | 4c
Season 16, Episode 10

Beethoven's Mysterious Malady, the Great Raid and Planet X

Don Wildman examines a well-worn fire hose connected to an astonishing tale of unlikely heroes, fossilized remains found by a young paleontologist who inspired an iconic tongue twister and an unusual vehicle used in the D-Day invasion.

Thursday
Oct 26
7pm | 6c
Season 0, Episode 46

Great Escapes

Don Wildman highlights harrowing tales of survival against the odds, including a rescue mission inside an active volcano and a dramatic kidnapping with a Hollywood ending.

Thursday
Oct 26
8pm | 7c
Season 17, Episode 1

Undercover Informant, the Black Beetle and Unexpected Artist

Don Wildman examines the insider who took down Al Capone, a jet engine that was used in a daring railroad experiment and a portrait painted by a woman who overcame insurmountable odds to become a world-renowned artist.

Thursday
Oct 26
9pm | 8c
Season 17, Episode 1

Undercover Informant, the Black Beetle and Unexpected Artist

Don Wildman examines the insider who took down Al Capone, a jet engine that was used in a daring railroad experiment and a portrait painted by a woman who overcame insurmountable odds to become a world-renowned artist.

Friday
Oct 27
12am | 11c