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.
Host Don Wildman examines a reel of film that depicts a high-flying stunt that changed aviation history, a panda discovered by an unlikely heroine and an aged document that tells the story of one man's unparalleled imprisonment.
Host Don Wildman investigates a property deed tied to an epic fight for justice, a short-wave radio that wrought havoc in a high-stakes game of espionage, and a human skull that speaks to a harrowing saga of new-world survival.
Host Don Wildman examines a captivating portrait, a medal that was awarded to a man whose controversial experiments changed American dinner tables forever, and a key used by a shady impostor.
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.
At the National Museum of Nuclear Science and History in Albuquerque, New Mexico, a simple cloth badge recalls an ambitious teenager's science experiment that endangered an entire town. The World Chess Hall of Fame in St. Louis, Missouri is home to a hand-carved chess set that was once used in a crucial match at the height of the 20th century's most dramatic political standoff. And at the University of New Mexico's Museum of Southwestern Biology, a number of eerie animal specimens once incited deadly panic throughout the region.
Don examines a damaged metal identification tag that played a role in a bizarre and heated crime, a painting by a man who pulled off one of the art world’s greatest deceptions, and a pin that represents a woman’s perilous push to advance equality.
Don investigates a postal box that embarked on a gravity-defying journey, a traditional Viking vessel that sailed into the annals of modern history on an intrepid sea voyage, and a handmade talisman that weaves a tale of terror and courage on the American frontier.
Host Don Wildman examines an old Concord stagecoach that symbolizes a broken dream, a collection of melted vinyl records that sparked the decline of a cultural marvel, and a ship model that represents a bid for freedom.
Host Don Wildman investigates a revolver that was once featured in a life or death situation with global consequences, a bare-bones plane that speaks to a perilous, record-breaking adventure, and a set of mug shots that represent a link between a notorious crime ring and an unlikely hero.
Host Don Wildman examines the beguiling cast of a woman who helped save thousands of lives after her death, a surfboard that speaks to one of the nation's most notorious capers, and a mysterious plant that offered unlikely hope to a family during their darkest hour.
Don investigates a china doll that speaks to a mystifying tale of deception, a bullet-marked sleigh that stood witness to the violent conclusion of a notorious love affair, and a set of common-looking stones that holds a possible clue to a lost civilization.
Don examines a timeworn tome that may explain the perplexing disappearance of the world's greatest mystery writer, a Renoir painting believed to have been bought for just $7, and a police ledger that tells the tale of a secretive love affair that ended in murder.