Mysteries: Santa Heist and Papago Park Pictures

Don Wildman examines a poster for the “most missingest man in America,” a toxic bottle of liquor and a leather bag used in a gutsy prison escape.
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New York Supreme Court Justice Crater disappeared on August 6, 1930 … never to be seen again. In 1979, he was declared legally dead, but his disappearance remains a mystery.

Jennifer Gaudio, curator of the U.S. Coast Guard Museum in New London, CT, examines a pair of snowshoes worn during a death-defying rescue mission in Alaska.

Peter Quinn, author of The Man Who Never Returned examines a missing persons poster with Judge Crater’s information. The poster is on display at the New York City Police Museum.

This handmade bag was used by Nazi POW Jurgen Wattenburger during his escape from Papago Park prison. See it on display at the Arizona Military Museum in Phoenix.

Learn about the strange disappearance of Judge Crater at the New York City Police Museum.

The Museum of the American Cocktail in New Orleans, LA, contains a bottle of Prohibition-Era Jamaica Ginger. In the 1930s, the liquor caused thousands of cases of paralysis … and a few deaths.

At the Conrad Hilton Community Center Museum in Cisco, TX, is a pair of handcuffs that once played a role in a sensational tale of a bank robbery lead by a man dressed in a Santa costume.

Chris McMillian tells the story of the toxic bottles of Jamaica Ginger at the Museum of the American Cocktail.

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