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The extraordinary, often bizarre treasures housed in America's museums represent wondrous chapters in history, but a physical display can tell only part of their story. Behind each artifact are amazing tales and secrets to be revealed -- tales sometimes brimming with scandal, mystery, murder and intrigue. In "Mysteries at the Museum," host Don Wildman visits a wide variety of museums across the United States, taking viewers on a sometimes shocking tour of America's past by re-examining what's been left behind. Interviews, archival footage and re-enactments bring to life the artifacts' enduring mysteries, some that have never been told before on television.

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An ancient carving may tell of alien visitation; a scalpel used by America's first serial killer; a piece of wood from a ship buried beneath the World Trade Center.
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A Civil Wars ghost terrorizes a family; a strange object in the sky breaches security; a patriotic competition turns into a national embarrassment.
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An out-of-this-world object washes up on a beach; a WWII bomb ends up buried beneath New York City; a Wild West lawman's epic jailhouse escape.
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The death-defying tale of a brave American soldier; the real story behind a mysterious UFO sighting; a young man's epic quest to win his true love's hand in marriage.
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A gangster hatches a sinister plot to cheat death; honor brings two enemy pilots together; a curious corpse is found in a metal coffin.
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A map of an island that is under the protection of a ghost; a piece of debris from a commercial plane that was bombed out of the sky; a mockup of an alien that was allegedly found in Roswell, N.M.
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A deranged nurse becomes one of history's most prolific serial killers; a tragic explosion changes the NASA space program; a bizarre bunny terrorizes a rural community.
aired 13 days ago
Don Wildman investigates Christopher Columbus' encounter with a fabled sea creature, a death-defying mission atop the nation's tallest building and the abduction of a jazz musician by a notorious gangster.
aired 16 days ago
A lawman who sees double at Leavenworth Penitentiary; a centuries-long curse connected to the Salem Witch Trials; a helicopter hijacking in Washington, D.C.
aired 17 days ago
Don Wildman examines the rise of Hollywood's most famous four-legged star; the origins of the greatest folk hero in the Wild West; an extraordinary battle of the biceps.
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A man dies after crossing paths with a vengeful witch; an explosion at a Texas school claims the lives of students and teachers; a charming bandit with impeccable manners commits a string of robberies.
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Spectators spot a strange green orb at a high school football game; a haunted hotel inspires a bloodcurdling bestseller; the truth behind the most famous ear in history.
aired 20 days ago
Don Wildman investigates a high-society crime, a racecar driver who made an epic comeback and a rowing rescuer who overcame stormy seas.
aired 23 days ago
Don Wildman examines the truth behind a legendary ghost ship and its fateful SOS; the devious crime spree of a truly evil stepmother; the unlikely discovery of a message in a bottle sent more than a century ago.
aired 27 days ago
The mysterious burial of Wild West showman Buffalo Bill; a strange oblong fossil that alters the way scientists think about dinosaurs; a journey to the North Pole tainted by murder.
aired 30 days ago
A séance to contact the spirit of Thomas Edison; the harrowing near-death experience of a woman found frozen in the snow; the explosive end to a black widow's murder spree.
aired 30 days ago
The mysterious bacteria that imperiled the NASA space program; the decrepit remains of a mythical beast; a hidden bug that painted the world in a whole new color.
aired 34 days ago
Eerie orbs of light terrify fighter pilots in World War II; the unexpected origin of high-flying spies in the sky; a mysterious castle rumored to be built by magic.
aired 34 days ago
An ominous orb mystifies the nation; an interstellar sound from the dark side of the moon; the true identity of the world's most celebrated writer.
aired 37 days ago
A haunted home with a talkative ghost; Superman rescues a real family; the discovery of a sleeping dragon.
aired 37 days ago
A mysterious medium conjures a ghost; a terrifying sea monster lurks in one of the Great Lakes; the strange tale of an audacious stowaway.

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