Mysteries: Edison’s Pen and Lizard Man Pictures

Don Wildman examines one of Thomas Edison’s failed inventions, the (supposed) footprint of a strange reptilian creature, and the bell of a ship whose crew mysteriously disappeared.

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Courtesy of The Thomas Edison Papers at Rutgers University

At the Thomas Edison Historical Park in West Orange, NJ, is one of the celebrated inventor’s biggest disappointments: the electric pen.

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