Mysteries: Squeaky Fromme, Hodag Pictures

Don Wildman examines a pistol used in a presidential assassination attempt and tells the story of an infamous woman who spent 30 years in isolation for carrying a disease she didn’t believe she had.
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Lynette Fromme is one of only 2 women to ever attempt to assassinate a US president.

On display at the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Library and Museum in Grand Rapids, MI, is a pistol that was used in “Squeaky” Fromme’s brazen attempt to assassinate Gerald Ford.

Behind the sudden act of violence lie a bizarre plot, a notorious cult and a man whose name has become synonymous with evil.

Visitors to The Rhinelander Logging Museum in Rhinelander, WI, are greeted by the snarling and hideous face of a beast that many believed terrorized the people of this peaceful region.

Yet behind the fearsome jaws and sharp claws of this bizarre creature, dubbed the “Hodag,” not everything is as it appears.

Buried in the archives of the New York County Clerk’s Office is a file that tells of an epidemic that sent New York City into the grips of terror.

The infamous woman at the center of it all came to be known by a nickname that has since come into common usage: "Typhoid Mary."

In 1938, Mary Mallon died after nearly 3 decades in isolation -- she was forced into quarantine after it was determined that she was an asymptomatic carrier of typhoid and had infected many with the disease.

At the National Electronics Museum in Linthicum, MD, is a piece of technology from the 1940s that was threatened with obsolescence after the end of World War II.

How did the magnatron find an unlikely second act in today’s kitchens?

A dusty glass bottle on display at the Museum of the American Gangster in New York speaks to a terrifying outbreak that sent shockwaves throughout the city during the Prohibition Era.

But as the battle between bootleggers and the feds raged on, the source of the illness -- which people acquired from drinking alcohol -- surprised everyone.

At Temple University’s Historical Dental Museum in Philadelphia, PA, curious visitors can marvel at a metal pail filled to the brim with human teeth.

Dubbed “Painless Parker,” the owner of this bizarre bucket was an influential and controversial character in the history of dentistry ... and his methods were not for the faint of heart.

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