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 ...

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Detroit Institute of the Arts

The Detroit Institute of the Arts has a beautifully carved marble sculpture that was involved in a scandalous tale of deception that shook the high-priced world of classic art to its core.

5200 Woodward Ave
Detroit, MI 48202

 
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Hollywood Museum

At the Hollywood Museum is a silk dress worn during the production of the movie The Conqueror. The high incidence of cancer among the movie’s cast and crew lead many to believe the movie was cursed.

1660 N Highland Ave
Hollywood, CA 90028

 
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Massachusetts Historical Society

The Massachusetts Historical Society in Boston holds a simple document with a surprising secret. It was the key to a sensational twist in a murder case that inspired a short story by Edgar Allan Poe.

1154 Boylston St
Boston, MA 02215

 
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The Mothman Museum

The Mothman Museum contains a set of reel-to-reel recordings with the shocking testimony of a man who had a mysterious encounter with a visitor from another world.

411 Main St
Point Pleasant, WV 25550

 
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New Jersey Maritime Museum

The New Jersey Maritime museum displays a life vest from a tragic disaster aboard the SS Morro Castle cruise ship in 1934.

528 Dock Rd
Beach Haven, NJ 08008

 
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Strong National Museum of Play

The Strong Museum of Play is home to a small lump of gray, putty-like material that was eventually transformed into an icon of American childhood: Play-Doh.

1 Manhattan Square Dr
Rochester, NY 14607

 

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