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CRIME OF THE CENTURY
CRIME OF THE CENTURY

6 Things You May Not Know About the Lindbergh Kidnapping

Authorities closed the case more than 80 years ago, but there’s much more to this famous crime than meets the eye.

LEGENDARY QUEEN
LEGENDARY QUEEN

What We Know About Cleopatra

For more than two thousand years, Cleopatra has been one of the best-known — and most notorious — women in the world. Could new technology rewrite the story of her legendary life?

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.

About the Host

Don Wildman

Don Wildman is fast becoming one of the most recognizable facts in documentary television. As host of "Mysteries at the Museum," "Monumental Mysteries" and "Greatest Mysteries," Wildman's journey is full of surprises and adventure. Whether traversing obscure or familiar turf, Wildman's mission is to expose the real truth lying beneath the surface.

All About Don

Season 20, Episode 2

Ghost Ship, Bobsledding and Handel's Heartstopper

Don Wildman investigates the mystery behind an Alaskan ghost ship, how a popular winter sport was inspired by boisterous tourists and a daring duel between musical maestros.

Wednesday
Aug 15
10pm | 9c
Season 21, Episode 6

Roosevelt's War on Words, Dragon Slayer and Cheese Puffs

Don Wildman investigates a president's solution to his problem with the English language, examines the story of a crafty engineer and a fearsome dragon and finds out how a favorite snack food was born out of a happy accident.

Thursday
Aug 16
12am | 11c
Season 20, Episode 2

Ghost Ship, Bobsledding and Handel's Heartstopper

Don Wildman investigates the mystery behind an Alaskan ghost ship, how a popular winter sport was inspired by boisterous tourists and a daring duel between musical maestros.

Thursday
Aug 16
1am | 12c
Season 17, Episode 8

Green Goddess, Terror on Tuesday and the Real Great Escape

Don Wildman investigates the story behind the Statue of Liberty, an attempt to bomb St. Patrick's Cathedral in New York City, and a daring escape from World War Two's most feared POW camp.

Thursday
Aug 16
3am | 2c
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
Aug 18
7am | 6c
Season 3, Episode 6

Buried Alive, Mauve, Crash at Crush

Host Don Wildman examines an antique doll tied to a woman’s confounding and tragic demise, an experiment gone awry that ignites the world of fashion and an audacious publicity stunt that ends in disaster.

Saturday
Aug 18
8am | 7c
Season 18, Episode 8

Ping-Pong Diplomacy, Blazing Steamship Rescue and Death Ray

Don Wildman investigates a hippy teenager turned diplomat, a daring rescue on the high seas and the story behind a superweapon used to beat the Nazis.

Saturday
Aug 18
9am | 8c
Season 17, Episode 8

Green Goddess, Terror on Tuesday and the Real Great Escape

Don Wildman investigates the story behind the Statue of Liberty, an attempt to bomb St. Patrick's Cathedral in New York City, and a daring escape from World War Two's most feared POW camp.

Saturday
Aug 18
10am | 9c
Season 5, Episode 6

Cinder Woman, Milgram Experiment

Don Wildman examines a set of binders that contain clues to an incendiary tale of a woman who met a bizarre and combustible fate, a box that was used in a shocking experiment and an oversized iron pot with metal rods.

Sunday
Aug 19
7am | 6c
Season 9, Episode 5

Bizarre Bread, Worst Train Robbery, Legend of the Jackalope

Don Wildman examines a specimen linked to a case of mass hysteria, marvels at a massive locomotive connected to the worst train robbery ever and studies the West's most legendary creature, the jackalope.

Sunday
Aug 19
8am | 7c
Season 12, Episode 11

Metal Winners, the Big Con and Operation Babylift

Don Wildman investigates a Nobel Prize winner's risky experiment in the face of the Nazis, a creative sting operation that ended the career of a notorious crime boss and a lifesaving airlift out of Vietnam.

Sunday
Aug 19
9am | 8c
Season 21, Episode 6

Roosevelt's War on Words, Dragon Slayer and Cheese Puffs

Don Wildman investigates a president's solution to his problem with the English language, examines the story of a crafty engineer and a fearsome dragon and finds out how a favorite snack food was born out of a happy accident.

Sunday
Aug 19
10am | 9c
Season 20, Episode 2

Ghost Ship, Bobsledding and Handel's Heartstopper

Don Wildman investigates the mystery behind an Alaskan ghost ship, how a popular winter sport was inspired by boisterous tourists and a daring duel between musical maestros.

Sunday
Aug 19
11am | 10c
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.

Wednesday
Aug 22
12pm | 11c
Season 11, Episode 9

Buried Alive, Who Really Invented the Telephone and Hoover Saves Belgium

Don Wildman examines one of the greatest mysteries of ancient history in Pompeii, Italy, unravels the truth behind the invention of the telephone and exposes a former president's mission to save millions from starvation.

Wednesday
Aug 22
1pm | 12c
Season 14, Episode 2

Terra Cotta Warriors, the Queen of Parachuting and Polish Soldier Bear

Don Wildman investigates the origins of China's famous terra cotta warriors, examines the incredible heights one mother is willing to go to for her child and uncovers the little-known story of a bear who helped defeat the Nazis.

Wednesday
Aug 22
2pm | 1c
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.

Wednesday
Aug 22
3pm | 2c
Season 18, Episode 11

Leonardo's Parachute, School Children's Blizzard and Muddy Discovery

Don Wildman examines model of a parachute invented by a world-famous renaissance man, an ancient coin made of gold that was possibly dug up by an mythical beast and a weather-beaten cabin once home to a man that changed music history.

Wednesday
Aug 22
4pm | 3c
Season 18, Episode 6

Benny's Banner, Lost for Words and Raising Chicago

Don Wildman investigates the unexpected story behind the creation of the Alaskan flag, a madman who contributed to one of the most important books in the English language and how the whole of Chicago was raised into the air.

Wednesday
Aug 22
5pm | 4c
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.

Wednesday
Aug 22
6pm | 5c
Season 21, Episode 4

Titanic Hustle, Sherlock to the Rescue and America's Greatest Athlete

Don Wildman explores a clever con onboard the RMS Titanic, investigates a murder mystery solved by the real-life Sherlock Holmes and examines the reinvention of an iconic Olympian.

Wednesday
Aug 22
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.

Wednesday
Aug 22
8pm | 7c
Season 21, Episode 5

Terror on the Tracks, the Ape and the Child and Body in the Bog

Don Wildman investigates a bomber who threatened railroads in the northwest, a chimp raised to be human and a mysterious body in Denmark that's much older than it appears.

Wednesday
Aug 22
9pm | 8c
Season 20, Episode 7

Missing Toe Murderer, Air Locked Out and Trenches Terror

Don Wildman examines the unusual case of a murderer with a missing digit, a harrowing near-death experience on the edge of space and the wartime exploits of a courageous canine.

Wednesday
Aug 22
10pm | 9c
Season 21, Episode 5

Terror on the Tracks, the Ape and the Child and Body in the Bog

Don Wildman investigates a bomber who threatened railroads in the northwest, a chimp raised to be human and a mysterious body in Denmark that's much older than it appears.

Thursday
Aug 23
12am | 11c
Season 20, Episode 7

Missing Toe Murderer, Air Locked Out and Trenches Terror

Don Wildman examines the unusual case of a murderer with a missing digit, a harrowing near-death experience on the edge of space and the wartime exploits of a courageous canine.

Thursday
Aug 23
1am | 12c