Mysteries: Jersey Devil and Tank Rampage Pictures
Don investigates the legend behind a mysterious creature said to harass the people of New Jersey, and the story of a man who stole an army tank, igniting a slow-moving police chase.
At the General Patton Memorial Museum in Chiriaco Summit, CA, a massive tank harkens back to the terrifying day when a madman took control of a lethal war machine and laid siege to an American city.
On May 18, 1995, US Army veteran Shawn Nelson stole the tank from a US National Guard armory and recklessly drove it through the streets of San Diego, leading to a 23-minute televised police chase. Police eventually climbed on top of the tank, and shot and killed Nelson.
At the Southeastern Railway Museum in Duluth, GA, visitors can marvel at the stately train car of President Warren G. Harding, used to travel the country in an effort to reconnect with Americans.
On August 2,1923, while staying in a hotel during his train tour of America, President Harding died suddenly, in the middle of a conversation with his wife.
At the International Cryptozoology Museum in Portland, ME, a nondescript plaster cast of hoof prints tells of a series of hair-raising encounters with a mythical beast that was reportedly terrifying the good people of New Jersey.
The “Jersey Devil” is rumored to lurk in the Pine Barrens of southern New Jersey.
This dress, designed by Nell Donnelly, reminds visitors of a terrifying incident in the 1930s when the famous fashion designer was kidnapped, then rescued by a group of mobsters.
The dress is now on display at the Kansas City Museum.
This yellow liquid caused the outbreak of the mysterious disease that came to be known as Legionnaires’ disease.
The jug of liquid, now on display at the David J. Sencer CDC Museum in Atlanta, was the cause of a plague that once had the nation in the grips of terror.
This antique printing press was used by a prolific conman to carry out one of the largest counterfeiting operations in US history.
See the printing press on display at the Secret Service Museum in Washington, DC.