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Mysteries at the Museum

English, Cultural, 1 season, 101 episodes, 2 days, 21 hours
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Join Don Wildman as he embarks on an epic quest to solve history’s greatest mysteries. From historical institutions to unexplored archives, Don unearths extraordinary relics and sinister artifacts. Featuring direct audio from the hit Travel Channel show, uncover the secrets behind these incredible objects and learn about the history of civilization, war, technology, and everything in between. For even more Mysteries at the Museum, head to discovery+. Go to discoveryplus.com/mystery to start your 7-day free trial today. Terms apply.
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Crossword Code, Ampelmann, Brushy Bill

Don Wildman examines a puzzling crossword, a set of traffic signals that became a beloved symbol of East German culture and a set of leg irons that once restrained a legendary outlaw. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
5/16/202436 minutes, 27 seconds
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Great Kipton Train Wreck, First Inoculation, The Education of Ruby Bridges

Don Wildman inspects a set of watchmaking tools that belonged to a man who changed America's railroads, a journal that tells the story of a risky experiment and an armband worn by a lawman who protected a brave girl. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
5/9/202437 minutes, 15 seconds
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Cherry Sisters, President's Missing Cow, Birth of a Nation Riot

Don Wildman examines a painted wooden sign that once advertised a vaudeville act so bad it was good, a famous White House cow's milk can and a program from one of the most polemic films of the 20th century. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
5/2/202437 minutes, 34 seconds
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Peeping Tom Butler, Operation Beaver Bomb, Mother of Mother's Day

Don Wildman examines a trinket symbolizing the stormy evolution of a beloved holiday, a novel contraption deployed to save a bevy of wild beavers in Idaho and views a scandalous machine that titillated Victorian England. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
4/25/202439 minutes, 27 seconds
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Pikes Peak Peanut Pusher, Hollywood Holdout, Ireland's Lost Treasure

Host Don Wildman examines a simple peanut that played a role in an unusual 20th Century fad that took one man on a daring adventure, and a set of shimmering gold relics that became the subject of a battle between two rival nations. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
4/18/202440 minutes, 1 second
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Introducing: Expedition Unknown with Josh Gates

If you're enjoying Mysteries at the Museum, you may also like Expedition Unknown, from Discovery. Here's an episode from the new season, called Plummer's Gold. Find out the truth behind popular, bizarre legends. Expedition Unknown, a podcast from Discovery, chronicles the adventures of Josh Gates as he investigates unsolved iconic stories across the globe. With direct audio from the hit TV show, you’ll hear Gates explore stories like the disappearance of Amelia Earhart in the south Pacific and the location of Captain Morgan's treasure in Panama. These authentic, roughshod journeys help Gates separate fact from fiction, and learn the truth behind these compelling stories. Follow Expedition Unknown wherever you get your podcasts. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
4/15/202440 minutes, 26 seconds
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Invention of Pop Rocks, Pinball Wizard, London Smog

Host Don Wildman examines one of America's most explosive candies, a pinball machine that represents one of the game's gutsy player who saved it from obscurity and a flare stick that guided Londoners through a unique time period. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
4/11/202439 minutes, 23 seconds
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Erno Rubik's Magic Cube, World's First Factory, The Amphicar

Don examines a classic toy that became a pop culture phenomenon, a delicate silk sample that symbolizes a stunning tale of international espionage and a quirky car designed to travel on both land and water. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
4/4/202439 minutes, 49 seconds
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Birth of the Road Map, Attack of the Killer Bees, Invention of the Gas Mask

Host Don Wildman examines an iconic road sign that was part of a revolutionary plan to bring order to America's roads, a tiny bee specimen that unleashed a swarms of killer insects and a wave of panic on two continents, and an unusual gas mask that was invented by a brave and pioneering man whose bold act of courage proved his device's worth and broke down racial barriers in the process. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
3/28/202436 minutes, 57 seconds
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Stolen Strad, Fall From Space, Czech Dream

Host Don Wildman examines a concert program that marks one of the most infamous nights in the history of a prestigious music venue, a space capsule used by a heroic astronaut during a harrowing mission, and a DVD from an unusual film that blurred the lines between fact and fiction. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
3/21/202440 minutes, 20 seconds
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Opera Riot, Golfer Behind Enemy Lines, The Great Mail Train Robbery

Host Don Wildman examines a copy of a play that sparked one of the biggest riots in New York City history, a monocular used by a soldier who made a daring and unusual escape from behind enemy lines, and wrapper from a product so pungent that it sparked an interstate postal feud. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
3/14/202440 minutes, 12 seconds
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Mile-High Club, Attempted Assassination of Andrew Jackson and Zip to Zap

Don Wildman examines an aeronautical device with an infamous claim to fame, a cane that thwarted a presidential assassin and a souvenir t-shirt from an outlandish event that became an all-out rampage. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
3/7/202439 minutes, 36 seconds
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The Invention of Cellophane, Mt. Edgecumbe, The King In the Parking Lot

Don Wildman examines a roll of film that revolutionized the retail industry, a jacket belonging to a prankster with an explosive sense of humor and an unconventional excavation that put a 500-year-old royal mystery to rest. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
2/29/202439 minutes, 11 seconds
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Dial M for Missing, $7 Renoir, Secret in the Attic

Host Don Wildman examines a time worn tome that may explain the perplexing disappearance of the world's greatest mystery writer, a Renoir painting believed to have been purchased at a flea market for a mere $7 and a police ledger that tales the tale a secretive love affair that ended in murder. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
2/22/202440 minutes, 45 seconds
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Porcelain Twins, The Warden's Wife, Lost City of Atlantis

Host Don Wildman investigates a china doll that speaks to a mystifying tale of deception and intrigue, a bullet-marked sleigh that stands witness to the violent conclusion of one of the region's most notorious love affairs, and a set of common-looking stones that hold a possible clue to a lost civilization. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
2/15/202440 minutes, 13 seconds
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The Kiss that Saved a Million Lives, Heist of the Century, Lorenzo's Oil

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. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
2/8/202440 minutes, 19 seconds
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Dramatic Defection, Wrong Way Flight, Cowboy's Revenge

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. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
2/1/202439 minutes, 50 seconds
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Robber's Bride, The Night Disco Exploded, Escape By Sea

Host Don Wildman examines an old Concord stagecoach that destroyed the dreams of a legendary lonely heart, a collection of melted vinyl records that sparked the decline of a cultural phenomenon, and ship model that represents a thrilling tale of bravery, perseverance, and a bold bid for freedom. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
1/25/202439 minutes, 17 seconds
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Mail Missile, Dare to Dream, Child Warrior

Host Don Wildman investigates a simple postal box that embarked on an unprecedented 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, courage and resilience on the American frontier. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
1/18/202439 minutes, 53 seconds
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Skull in the Ashes, Nazi Art Hoax, Hunger Strike

Host Don Wildman examines a damaged metal identification tag that played a role in a bizarre and heated crime that stunned the nation, a painting by a man who pulled off one of the art world's greatest deceptions, and a pin that represents one woman's perilous push to advance equality by leaps and bounds. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
1/11/202439 minutes, 22 seconds
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Radioactive Boy Scout, Match of the Century, Four Corners Outbreak

Host Don Wildman investigates the badge that inspired an ambitious teen to undertake a perilous nuclear experiment, a chess set used in an unparalleled match of Cold War wits, and the eerie animal specimens that once spread the fear of death across the southwestern United States. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
1/4/202439 minutes, 18 seconds
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Tootsie Roll Miracle, Singing Convict, Operation Paperclip

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. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
12/28/202340 minutes, 29 seconds
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Doyle & Houdini, The Poison Squad, The Great Imposter

Host Don Wildman examines a captivating portrait that played a central role in a tale that pitted a master magician against a literary lion, a medal that was awarded to a man whose controversial experiments changed American dinner tables forever, and a key used by a remarkably shady imposter who pulled off a jaw-dropping feat of trickery. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
12/21/202340 minutes, 9 seconds
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Love Canal, Duquesne Spy Ring, Survival in the Colonies

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. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
12/14/202339 minutes, 30 seconds
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Circling the Skies, Lady & the Panda, 12 Years a Slave

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 and epic quest for freedom. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
12/7/202339 minutes, 15 seconds
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Brassiere Brigade, Flight for Life, Connecticut Haunting

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. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
11/30/202340 minutes, 5 seconds
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Son of a Gun, Whale Rescue, Bottle Popping Poltergeist

The Old Courthouse Museum in Vicksburg, Mississippi displays a bullet that is connected to a shocking tale of seemingly Immaculate Conception. The Iñupiat Heritage Center in Point Barrow, Alaska has in its collection a machine that was used in used in a remarkable marine animal rescue mission. And at the Rhine Research Center and Parapsychology Museum in Durham, North Carolina, a deck of cards tells the story of a spine-tingling investigation that inspired one of the greatest horror films of all time. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
11/23/202338 minutes, 58 seconds
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Damascus Missile, Eye in the Sky, Soapy Smith

Arkansas' Jacksonville Museum of Military History holds pieces of jagged shrapnel that rained down on the nearby town of Damascus during an explosion of near-epic proportions. The Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum displays a pair of binoculars wielded by an innovator who took the art of espionage to unprecedented heights. And the Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park Museum in Skagway, Alaska, houses a crude mannequin that depicts a prolific con man whose most infamous scam was born from a simple bar of soap. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
11/16/202339 minutes, 23 seconds
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Annie Oakley, Project Chariot, Old State Prison Haunting

The Autry National Center in Los Angeles, California displays a pistol that is linked to a legendary love story that sparked the career of America's first female superstar. The Museum of the North in Fairbanks, Alaska has in its collection a plant specimen that points to a toxic tale of unbridled human exploitation. And the Old State Prison Museum in Deer Lodge, Montana, has a pair of concrete shoes used to punish a convict who is allegedly serving more than a life sentence. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
11/9/202339 minutes, 28 seconds
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Baseball Stalker, Peggy Shippen, Moon Hoax

The Yogi Berra Museum and Learning Center in Montclair, New Jersey displays a baseball bat that's linked to a case of fanatical obsession that haunted America's favorite pastime. The William L. Clements Library at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor has a set of letters that, when discovered, turned a long-accepted and infamous tale of deceit on its head. And at the Nantucket Historical Association Whaling Museum in Nantucket, Massachusetts, a picture printed on decorative wallpaper reveals an astounding tale of astronomical intrigue and the quest to peer into the darkest recesses of the galaxy. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
11/2/202337 minutes, 44 seconds
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Civil War Prostitutes, Art Hoax, In Cold Blood

The National Museum of Civil War Medicine in Frederick, Maryland has in its collection a glass vial filled with a silvery salve that was used to wage a battle against a medical nightmare. The Charles E. Young Research Library at the University of California-Los Angles has a colorful canvas that hides an artful truth. And the Finney County Historical Museum in Garden City, Kansas contains a boot worn during a notorious murder that shook a small town to its core and inspired an American literary masterpiece. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/26/202339 minutes, 31 seconds
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Failed Assassination of JFK, Max Factor, Martian Monkey

The Belmont Public Library in Belmont, New Hampshire has in its collection a small pin that is connected to a devious plot that threatened the country's most famous family. The Hollywood Museum in Hollywood, California displays a bizarre contraption that was designed by apioneer in the glamorous world of silver screen beauty. And in Decatur, Georgia, the Georgia Bureau of Investigations Museum has preserved evidence of a bizarre being that some believed was evidence of a close encounter. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/19/202339 minutes, 2 seconds
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The Blonde Butcher, Charley Ross Kidnapping, Southern Sasquatch

The Pinal County Historical Society Museum in Florence, Arizona has on display a handcrafteddoll that is linked to one of the most salacious and sensational criminal cases of the 1930s. The Museum of Connecticut Glass in Coventry, Connecticut has a glass bottle that bears a secret message from a heart-wrenching saga that consumed a family. And in Portland, Maine, the International Cryptozoology Museum has a wire mesh window screen through which a horrific and legendary beast was first viewed by human eyes. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/12/202338 minutes, 55 seconds
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Cinder Woman, Milgram Experiment, Gold Accumulator Hoax

The St. Petersburg Museum of History in St. Petersburg, Florida holds in its collection a set of binders containing details and clues about an incendiary tale of a woman who met a bizarre and combustible fate. Akron, Ohio's Center for the History of Psychology has a simple box with a few knobs, dials, and buttons that was used in a shocking experiment that tested the bounds of human nature. And the Lubec Historical Society in Lubec, Maine displays an oversized iron pot with metal rods that once held the promise of unimaginable wealth. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/5/202338 minutes, 50 seconds
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Outlaw Marshall, 76 Days Adrift, Diamond Hoax

The Kansas State Historical Society in Topeka, Kansas has a deadly wild-west weapon that played a central role in a duplicitous plot orchestrated by a very unlikely outlaw. In Newport News, Virginia, the Mariners' Museum displays a device that helped sustain one man's unbelievable quest for survival on the high seas. And at the Hardin County History Museum Elizabethtown, Kentucky, visitors can view a set of five glimmering gemstones that are linked to a supposed land of riches that hypnotized some of the wealthiest men of their day. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
9/28/202338 minutes, 20 seconds
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Funhouse Mummy, Playboy's Gold, Lawn Chair in the Sky

The Oklahoma Territorial Museum and Carnegie Library in Guthrie, Oklahoma holds in its collection a pistol that is tied to one of the most freakish, bizarre, and macabre series of events in the history of the Wild West. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania's Franklin Institute has a Model B Wright Brothers Flyer that was once the prized possession of a wealthy scoundrel on the run from the law. And the San Diego Air & Space Museum in California has an ordinary looking lawn chair that was jerry-rigged to soar to unimaginable heights. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
9/21/202339 minutes
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Psychic Horse, Strange Story of Rubber, Pulaski Axe

The Rhine ESP/Parapsychology Museum in Durham, North Carolina holds in its collection a small memorandum book with notes that document a remarkable equine phenomenon that captivated the country. Connecticut's Naugatuck Historical Society contains a slab of a strange material that is linked to one of history's most monumental manufacturing achievements. And the Wallace District Mining Museum in Wallace Idaho displays a unique tool that was invented in the aftermath of an incendiary crisis to help protect people on the frontlines in one of man's most perilous professions. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
9/14/202340 minutes, 8 seconds
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Strangers on a Train, Madame Tussaud, WD-40

At the Municipal Archives in New York City is a black and white negative containing an image of a deadly weapon used in a sinister plot of revenge. Just uptown in New York's Times Square sits the world famous Madame Tussaud's Wax Museum, where the likeness of one revolutionary woman is on display, telling an inspiring and artful tale that spans one of history's most tumultuous eras. And on the grounds of the San Diego Air & Space Museum in California is a large missile that led to the creation of a product that's found in nearly every household in America. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
9/7/202339 minutes, 55 seconds
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Miracle Car, Glass Armonica, Yankee Spy

At the Peterson Automotive Museum in Los Angeles, California visitors can see a bright yellow car with a unique design, built with promises that seemed too good to be true. At the Bakken Museum in Minneapolis, Minnesota, a glass and wooden musical instrument tells the tale of miraculous medical cures that came under the scrutiny of one of America's most famous statesmen. And at the International Spy Museum in Washington, DC, a small piece of paper tells an epic story of espionage, secrecy, and a very unlikely spy during a trying conflict. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
8/31/202339 minutes, 33 seconds
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Asylum Poisoning, Naked Joe, The Mad Bomber

At the The Oregon State Hospital Museum of Mental Health in Salem, visitors inspecting a pair of commonplace dining implements will be shocked to discover they played a central role in a terrifying and deadly outbreak that devastated an Oregon psychiatric ward. At the Columbia Pacific Heritage Museum in Ilwaco, Washington, a charcoal portrait on display showcases a scantily clad man who was once embroiled in a scandalous expose that remains controversial to this day. And at the New York Municipal Archives in New York City, an aged dossier from the 1950's outlines the nail biting saga when a lunatic terrorized New York city and a doctor used cutting edge methods to put him behind bars.For even more Mysteries at the Museum, head to discovery+. Go to discoveryplus.com/mystery to start your 7-day free trial today. Terms apply.
8/24/202342 minutes, 45 seconds
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Prison Experiment, The Real Noah's Ark, The Informant

At the Marin History Museum in San Rafael, California, a tattered and time-worn briefcase in the collection once belonged to an eccentric doctor who performed gruesome and controversial surgeries, all in the hopes to make the old young again. At the Wyatt Archaeological Museum in Cornersville TN, visitors can see a giant slab of rock unearthed from the hills of Turkey which some believe is fossilized proof of a biblical vessel. And stored deep within the archives of the FBI, a reel-to-reel tape recorder from the early 1990's was once wielded by an informant who helped expose a massive corporate conspiracy, damning himself in the process.For even more Mysteries at the Museum, head to discovery+. Go to discoveryplus.com/mystery to start your 7-day free trial today. Terms apply.
8/17/202342 minutes, 45 seconds
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The Death of William Wood, Hacker Spy, Skunk Ape

At the Vent Haven Museum in Fort Mitchell Kentucky, visitors to the worlds only museum dedicated to the art of ventriloquism will see a set of tattered and weather beaten dummies who may be the only remaining witnesses to a bone-chilling crime. At the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, California, a decades-old rudimentary electronic device played a critical role in exposing and capturing one of the worlds first hacker spies. And at the International Cryptozoology Museum in Portland, Maine a plaster cast of a large and strange looking footprint may prove the existence of a ghastly creature thought only to exist in myths.For even more Mysteries at the Museum, head to discovery+. Go to discoveryplus.com/mystery to start your 7-day free trial today. Terms apply.
8/10/202342 minutes, 45 seconds
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East River Blowout, The Day It Rained Meat, Michigan Triangle

At the New York Transit Museum in Brooklyn, a piece of early 1900's industrial machinery reminds visitors of a catastrophic subterranean disaster that took place beneath the east river. At the Monroe Moosnick Museum at Transylvania University in Lexington Kentucky, a medical jar containing a strange substance is the only evidence from a freak meteorological event in which meat rained from the sky. And At the Michigan Maritime Museum in South Haven Michigan, a tattered old salmon colored dress shirt is a poignant reminder of a mysterious and otherworldly aviation anomaly.For even more Mysteries at the Museum, head to discovery+. Go to discoveryplus.com/mystery to start your 7-day free trial today. Terms apply.
8/3/202342 minutes, 45 seconds
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Jack the Ripper in New York, Jim the Penman, Locust Swarm

At New York City's Municipal Archives, one aged dossier stored in their collection may contain critical information linking a gruesome turn-of-the-century murder to one of the worlds most notorious serial killers. At the Secret Service Museum in Washington DC, select visitors can view a weathered 20 dollar bill which was once wielded by a brilliant and elusive master-criminal whose forgeries triggered a decade long manhunt. And at the C. P. Gillete Museum of Arthropod Diversity, a now-extinct insect specimen tells of a devastating swarm of biblical proportions.For even more Mysteries at the Museum, head to discovery+. Go to discoveryplus.com/mystery to start your 7-day free trial today. Terms apply.
7/27/202342 minutes, 45 seconds
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Margery the Medium, Everest Ascent, The Pastor and the Choir Singer

At the Salon De Magie in Loveland, Ohio, visitors to the collection can see a strange wooden box which was used in a chilling ritual that was said to summon the spirits of the dead. At the Bradford Washburn American Mountaineering Museum in Golden, Colorado a weather beaten oxygen tank speaks of an adventurer's tragic end at the highest peak in the world and the controversy over his death which still lingers to this today. And at the New Brunswick Public Library in New Brunswick, New Jersey, a tattered hat on display tells of the brutal slaying of a local pastor and choir singer and the scandalous secret that rocked a New Jersey town to its core.For even more Mysteries at the Museum, head to discovery+. Go to discoveryplus.com/mystery to start your 7-day free trial today. Terms apply.
7/20/202342 minutes, 45 seconds
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The Jersey Devil, Tank Rampage, The Mysterious Death of President Harding

At the International Cryptozoology Museum in Portland, Maine, a plaster cast of hoof prints speaks of a mythic beast that is thought to haunt the woods of New Jersey. At the General Patton Memorial Museum inChiriaco Summit, California, a massive tank on view harkens back to when a lethal war machine laid siege to an American city. And at the Southeastern Railway Museum in Duluth, Georgia, visitors can view the stately train car of President Warren G. Harding and learn of his untimely and mysterious death while aboard.For even more Mysteries at the Museum, head to discovery+. Go to discoveryplus.com/mystery to start your 7-day free trial today. Terms apply.
7/13/202342 minutes, 44 seconds
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Don Bolles' Quest for the Truth, Stanley's Snake Oil, The Northfield Raid

At the Newseum in Washington DC, the mangled body of a car tells of an intrepid journalists dogged pursuit of the truth. At the Skeptiseum at the Center for Inquiry in Amherst NY, an antique vile of clear liquid may contain a miracle elixir. And at the Northfield Historical Society in Northfield, Minnesota, visitors can view a massive iron safe which thwarted one of the most ruthless gangs of the Wild West.For even more Mysteries at the Museum, head to discovery+. Go to discoveryplus.com/mystery to start your 7-day free trial today. Terms apply.
7/6/202342 minutes, 44 seconds
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The Dance That Seduced a City, Vanishing Lake, Death of Bugsy Siegel

At the Chicago History Museum in Chicago, Illinois, a pair of ostrich feather fans stored in the museum's archives tells of a risqué dancer who scandalized the Chicago's World Fair. At the Joseph Jefferson Mansion and Gardens on Lake Peigneur in Louisiana, an antique urn is one of few relics to survive a terrifying earth-shaking disaster that defies belief. And at the Los Angeles Police Museum in Los Angeles, California, twisted bullet fragments are all that remain of a notorious gangster's brutal mob-land slaying that remains shrouded in mystery.For even more Mysteries at the Museum, head to discovery+. Go to discoveryplus.com/mystery to start your 7-day free trial today. Terms apply.
6/29/202342 minutes, 45 seconds
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Squeaky Fromme, Hodag, Typhoid Mary

The Gerald R. Ford Presidential Library and Museum showcases a pistol that was used by a member of a notorious cult in a twisted attempt to assassinate the president. The Rhinelander Logging Museum displays the stuffed skin of a beast believed to have preyed on people in the woods of Wisconsin. And at the New York County Clerk's Office, a file stored deep in the archives tells of an infamous woman at the center of an epidemic that sent panic through the streets of New York City.For even more Mysteries at the Museum, head to discovery+. Go to discoveryplus.com/mystery to start your 7-day free trial today. Terms apply.
6/22/202342 minutes, 45 seconds
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Operation Pastorius, Nellie Bly, Boston Strangler

The National Firearms Museum in Fairfax, Virginia displays a pistol that once belonged to members of a secret network of wartime spies that plotted against America on its very own soil. At The Newseum in Washington, D.C., visitors can discover a bag that belonged to a pioneering journalist whose groundbreaking investigation generated more than headlines. And at the Museum of Crime and Punishment a switchblade tells the tale of an infamous murderer whose mysterious identity still haunts the city of Boston.For even more Mysteries at the Museum, head to discovery+. Go to discoveryplus.com/mystery to start your 7-day free trial today. Terms apply.
6/15/202342 minutes, 45 seconds
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Edison's Electric Pen, Vanishing Carroll Deering, Lizard Man

The Thomas Edison National Historical Park in West Orange New Jersey displays a failed gadget of the famed inventor that went on to leave a surprising and permanent mark. At the Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum, visitors can discover a bell recovered from a ship whose crew mysteriously vanished without a trace. And at the South Carolina Cotton Museum an unusual cast footprint tells the tale of a mutant creature that left a community paralyzed by fear.For even more Mysteries at the Museum, head to discovery+. Go to discoveryplus.com/mystery to start your 7-day free trial today. Terms apply.
6/8/202342 minutes, 44 seconds
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Great Train Robbery, Phoenix Lights, Santa Cruz Sea Serpent

At the Smithsonian Institution's National Postal Museum visitors can find an aged wooden detonator box found in the wreckage of one of the most daring and explosive train heists in American history. The National Atomic Testing Museum displays standard consumer video camera that used to record what appears to be an otherworldly pattern of bright lights the hovered in the Arizona sky. And the California Academy of Sciences is home to the skull of a bizarre sea monster that washed upon Santa Cruz beach.For even more Mysteries at the Museum, head to discovery+. Go to discoveryplus.com/mystery to start your 7-day free trial today. Terms apply.
6/1/202342 minutes, 45 seconds
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Expedition Unknown: Temple of Doom

If you're enjoying Mysteries at the Museum, you might like Expedition Unknown, a new podcast from Discovery. Listen to episode 1, Temple of Doom now. Follow Expedition Unknown wherever you get your podcasts. Find out the truth behind popular, bizarre legends. Expedition Unknown, a podcast from Discovery, chronicles the adventures of Josh Gates as he investigates unsolved iconic stories across the globe. With direct audio from the hit TV show, you’ll hear Gates explore stories like the disappearance of Amelia Earhart in the south Pacific and the location of Captain Morgan's treasure in Panama. These authentic, roughshod journeys help Gates separate fact from fiction, and learn the truth behind these compelling stories.
5/29/202338 minutes, 26 seconds
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Patience Worth, Space Monkey, Absinthe

The Missouri History Museum in St. Louis contains a set of twenty-nine bound volumes, each one containing hauntingly beautiful writing that was allegedly dictated from beyond the grave. The Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum in Washington, DC has on display the taxidermied body of a famous primate, who once played a pivotal role in America's earliest forays into space exploration. And at the Museum of American Cocktail in New Orleans, Louisiana, visitors can find a bottle containing a drink that is said to have caused madness, hallucinations, and a passion for violence in those who consumed it.For even more Mysteries at the Museum, head to discovery+. Go to discoveryplus.com/mystery to start your 7-day free trial today. Terms apply. 
5/25/202342 minutes, 47 seconds
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The Conqueror's Curse, Play-Doh, Poe Murder

The Hollywood Museum in Los Angeles, California displays a silk dress, a costume from a movie at the heart of a legendary curse believed to have taken the lives of some of cinema's biggest stars. The Strong Museum of Play in Rochester, NY has a sample of a small, putty-like material that eventually was molded into a classic American plaything. And at the Massachusetts Historical Society in Boston, Massachusetts contains a simple faded document that served as a crucial piece of evidence in a sensational murder case.For even more Mysteries at the Museum, head to discovery+. Go to discoveryplus.com/mystery to start your 7-day free trial today. Terms apply. 
5/18/202342 minutes, 45 seconds
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Santa Claus Heist, Long Island Heiress, Papago Park

The Conrad Hilton Community Center Museum in Cisco, Texas contains a pair of handcuffs that once bound the wrists of an infamous bank robber with a clever disguise. The Long Island Museum in Stony Brook, New York displays a glamorous dress once warn by the prime suspect in a scandalous murder case. And at the Arizona Military Museum in Phoenix Cultural History a simple leather bag that once belonged to a legendary prisoner of war reminds visitors of a daring escape from one of the country's toughest prisons.For even more Mysteries at the Museum, head to discovery+. Go to discoveryplus.com/mystery to start your 7-day free trial today. Terms apply.
5/11/202342 minutes, 45 seconds
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Cleveland Tumor, Lions of Tsavo, Willamette Meteorite

In Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the Mutter Museum contains carefully preserved human remains that once placed a central role in a major political scandal. The Field Museum in Chicago, Illinois is home to a massive skull belonging to a beast that terrorized people on the African savannah. And at the Museum of Natural and Cultural History in Eugene, OR stands a replica of an otherworldly object that represents a creative and ingenious heist.For even more Mysteries at the Museum, head to discovery+. Go to discoveryplus.com/mystery to start your 7-day free trial today. Terms apply.For even more Mysteries at the Museum, head to discovery+. Go to discoveryplus.com/mystery to start your 7-day free trial today. Terms apply.
5/4/202342 minutes, 45 seconds
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Sheppton Mine Disaster, Bite Board, Erie Collar Bomb

In Elysburg, Pennsylvania, the Anthracite Mining Museum contains a makeshift device rigged from a parachute harness and coveralls that played a role in a dangerous mine rescues. The California Surf Museum is home to a styrofoam and fiberglass surfboard with a large chunk missing, bitten off by a ferocious shark. And at the National Museum of Crime and Punishment in Washington, DC is a crude metal device that represents a daring and explosive bank heist.For even more Mysteries at the Museum, head to discovery+. Go to discoveryplus.com/mystery to start your 7-day free trial today. Terms apply.
4/27/202342 minutes, 45 seconds
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St. Francis Dam, Philly the Dog, Suicide Table

Housed in the Santa Clarita Valley Historical Society is a chunk of cement and nails that played a role in one of the deadliest disasters in California History. The Philadelphia History Center is home to a taxidermied dog that displayed death-defying courage in the trenches of World War I. And at the 1875 Delta Saloon in Virginia City Nevada is an artifact that strikes fear in the hearts of many. It is said that this gaming table brought about the demise of the men who once owned it.For even more Mysteries at the Museum, head to discovery+. Go to discoveryplus.com/mystery to start your 7-day free trial today. Terms apply.
4/20/202342 minutes, 46 seconds
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Buried Alive, Mauve, Crash at Crush

Tucked away in the Big Sandy Heritage Center in Pikeville, Kentucky is a cotton-stuffed doll tied to a horrific incident that defies belief. On display at The Chemical Heritage Foundation in Philadelphia is a vibrant silk swatch that forever changed the world of fashion. And The Katy Depot Museum in West, Texas is home to an artifact linked to one of the most spectacular publicity stunts of all time.For even more Mysteries at the Museum, head to discovery+. Go to discoveryplus.com/mystery to start your 7-day free trial today. Terms apply. 
4/13/202342 minutes, 45 seconds
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Leopold and Loeb, U2 Spy Plane, Chewing Gum

Hidden in the Kansas Museum of History in Topeka is a piece of machinery that inadvertently contributed to one of the nation's most tragic natural disasters. On display at the Connecticut Air and Space Center is a craft that may alter the story of man's first flight. And the Cold War Museum in Virginia is home to a deadly contraption that is linked to one of the most perilous top secret missions in U.S. history.For even more Mysteries at the Museum, head to discovery+. Go to discoveryplus.com/mystery to start your 7-day free trial today. Terms apply.
4/6/202342 minutes, 48 seconds
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Little Trunk of Horrors, Russian Roswell, Coney Island Baby Incubators

Hidden in The Haggin Museum in California's Central Valley is a vintage trunk which tells a gruesome story of love and betrayal. On display at The National Atomic Testing Museum in Las Vegas are strange pieces of debris that defy all earthly explanation. And the Koreshan State Historic Site in Estero, Florida is home to a sphere which speaks to the bizarre beliefs that once bound an unusual cult together.For even more Mysteries at the Museum, head to discovery+. Go to discoveryplus.com/mystery to start your 7-day free trial today. Terms apply.
3/30/202342 minutes, 44 seconds
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Prophet of Oak Ridge, Human Scalp, Mothman

Stored at the Furnace Creak Visitor Center in Death Valley National Park is an antique weathered trunk discovered in the unforgiving desert landscape. Some believe it is evidence of a legendary cross-country journey. On display at the Chicago History Museum are group of bricks that were the key to one of the largest prison breaks of the Civil War. And the Omaha Public Library is home to a gruesome relic from Nebraska's rough and tumble frontier past: a preserved human scalp.For even more Mysteries at the Museum, head to discovery+. Go to discoveryplus.com/mystery to start your 7-day free trial today. Terms apply.
3/23/202342 minutes, 45 seconds
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MGM Fire, UFO Car, Prophecy Sword

At the Clark County Heritage Museum in Las Vegas is a simple poker chip, salvaged from one of Las Vegas's most opulent hotels. This piece of plastic played a huge conflagration that bore witness to one of the city's greatest atrocities. Stationed at the Marshall County History Museum in Warren, Minnesota is a damaged 1970s police cruiser with a past, that some claim, is out of this world. Encased at the Confederate Relic Room in Columbia, South Carolina is a battered sword that was carried by a Civil War general.For even more Mysteries at the Museum, head to discovery+. Go to discoveryplus.com/mystery to start your 7-day free trial today. Terms apply.
3/16/202342 minutes, 44 seconds
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Railroad Heroine, Niagara Falls Daredevil, Accidental Nuclear Bomb

Housed in a glass case at The Boone County Historical Center in Boone, Iowa is a seemingly ordinary metal and glass lantern. But this beacon of light helped guide a brave teenager through a stormy night, on a life saving mission. At the Daredevil Museum in Niagara Falls, New York is a huge, elaborately constructed, 12-foot barrel, built specifically for a death-defying act use in several crazed stunts. Among the Civil War regalia and crude surgical instruments at South Carolina's, Florence Museum, is a gnarled piece of metal linked to a disaster that nearly wiped a town, off the map.For even more Mysteries at the Museum, head to discovery+. Go to discoveryplus.com/mystery to start your 7-day free trial today. Terms apply.
3/9/202342 minutes, 45 seconds
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Goat Gland Doctor, Legend of the Red Ghost, Easter Island

Hanging in storage at the Kansas Museum of History in Topeka is what appears to be a well-worn naval uniform. It actually belonged to a physician who practiced a bizarre and infamous surgery using the testicles of goats. What common malady was this operation said to cure? And did it really work? The U.S. Army Quartermaster Museum in Fort Lee, Virginia displays a brass bell that was linked to legendary beast known as the Red Ghost. What was this terrifying creature? And how did it come to stalk the Arizona desert? Within the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of Natural History in Washington, D.C. stands an immense stone figure from a little-known corner of the globe. Who made this mysterious statue? And what role did it play in the collapse of an ancient civilization?For even more Mysteries at the Museum, head to discovery+. Go to discoveryplus.com/mystery to start your 7-day free trial today. Terms apply.
3/2/202342 minutes, 40 seconds
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Roulette Computer, Pigeon Missile and LA Shootout

On display at the MIT Museum in Cambridge, Massachusetts is a small clear plastic box, filled with electrical components and used in a legendary scheme to deceive Las Vegas Casinos. How was it used...and does it actually work? At the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History is an unusual accessory to a regulation US military weapon. The concept behind this strange contraption is that pigeons - acting as pilots - will sit inside a nosecone that fits into the head of a missile- but how will pigeons be trained to steer a warhead? And at the Museum of the City of New York, an elegant souvenir trowel is linked to one of the most bizarre and chilling disasters in Gotham history. What role did it play in helping rebuild Manhattan's first skyscraper?For even more Mysteries at the Museum, head to discovery+. Go to discoveryplus.com/mystery to start your 7-day free trial today. Terms apply.
2/23/202342 minutes, 41 seconds
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Exorcism, Honey Island Swamp Monster, The Real James Bond

Among the salvaged items that make up the surreal playground of St. Louis, Missouri's, City Museum, is a 3-foot tall copper cross. Where did it once rest? And what notorious paranormal event took place beneath its shadows? Louisiana's Abita Mystery House, holds some of the state's most peculiar artifacts...including the molding of a bizarre footprint, one man claims is the mark of a strange bayou beast. So, what creature is reported to have made this impression? Of the all the fascinating spy gadgets at The International Spy Museum in Washington, D.C., one innocuous item may be the most intriguing - a simple cigar box. What's the story behind this sterling silver container? And how is it linked the 20th century's greatest fictional secret agent, James Bond? Housed at the Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum is what seems like a simple, oak barrel. What precious commodity did it contain? And what secrets does it unearth about a French exploration ship's disappearance?Reserved at the Smithsonian National Museum of American History is a small coat decorated with military honors. What heroic war veteran wore this tiny uniform? And what acts of valor did he perform to earn his medals?On display at the Heinz History Center in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania is a small vial of a vaccine that played a role in an audacious medical experiment. So, who invented this serum? And how did he test it?For even more Mysteries at the Museum, head to discovery+. Go to discoveryplus.com/mystery to start your 7-day free trial today. Terms apply.
2/16/202342 minutes, 40 seconds
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Chowchilla Kidnapping, Texas City Disaster, Bezoar Stones

At Bright's Pioneer Exhibit in Le Grand, California is an ordinary yellow schoolbus that became ensnared in a crime so heinous that it would devastate an entire community. So what notorious felony was committed on board this vehicle? The Texas City Museum in Texas City, Texas houses a ball of sisal twine that bore witness to one of the worst industrial accidents in American history. What was this disaster? And what part did this simple object play in the catastrophic events of that day? Prominently displayed at the Mel Fisher Maritime Museum in Key West, Florida is what appears to be a set of plain brown pebbles. What are these homely rock-like formations? And why were they once prized even more than silver or gold?For even more Mysteries at the Museum, head to discovery+. Go to discoveryplus.com/mystery to start your 7-day free trial today. Terms apply.
2/9/202342 minutes, 40 seconds
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Black Dahlia, French Angel, Sterling Hall Bombing

Inside a small museum dedicated to the history and legacy of law enforcement in Los Angeles, California, is a small, innocuous cardboardbox. It's filled with cards bearing names, locations, and other evidence related to a still-unsolved murder that gripped the nation in the middle of the last century. Does this box still contain any clues that could solve this sensational case? Among the grotesque anatomical oddities and strange medical tools at the International Museum of Surgical Science in Chicago, IL is the strange bust of a figure more monster than man. But although the features seem out of proportion, this sculpture was modeled on a real person. Who was he, and what is the explanation for his seemingly incongruous nickname, the French Angel? The State Historical Society in Madison, Wisconsin contains one twisted piece of cast iron that on first glance looks like nothing more than a rusted hunk of junk. But it's a crucial piece of evidence in a deadly terrorist attack that shook America during one of its most trying eras. Where was it found, and what role did it play in that deadly event?For even more Mysteries at the Museum, head to discovery+. Go to discoveryplus.com/mystery to start your 7-day free trial today. Terms apply.
2/2/202342 minutes, 40 seconds
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Hitchcock's Birds, Hope Diamond and Phineas Gage

Stored in a glass jar at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography in San Diego, CA is a strange cluster of preserved sea creatures that may unlock a mystery linked to the master of suspense himself, Alfred Hitchcok. But how exactly did these tiny organisms help spawn one of the scariest horror films of all time? The Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of Natural History in Washington, D.C. houses one of the most viewed objects in the world - the Hope Diamond. But this spectacular jewel is best known not for its beauty, but a deadly curse. So what is the truth behind the so-called "Curse of the Hope Diamond"? On display at the Warren Anatomical Museum in Boston, Massachusetts is the skull of a 19th-century railroad worker who suffered an unimaginable accident. How did his case forever change what we understand about the human brain?For even more Mysteries at the Museum, head to discovery+. Go to discoveryplus.com/mystery to start your 7-day free trial today. Terms apply.
1/26/202342 minutes, 40 seconds
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Death of Edgar Allan Poe, Liberty Bell 7 and Dr. Linda Hazzard

Carefully preserved at the Enoch Pratt Free Library in Baltimore, Maryland is a lock of hair belonging to one of America's most celebrated authors - Edgar Allan Poe. What insight do these brown strands provide into his bizarre and tragic death? At the Kansas Cosmosphere and Space Center in Hutchinson, Kansas is a capsule that flew into space before sinking to the bottom of the ocean, almost taking an astronaut with it. How did it happen? The Harbor History Museum in Washington State possesses a medical book that played a central role in the deaths of dozens of ill people. Who wrote it? And what happened to the author's patients?For even more Mysteries at the Museum, head to discovery+. Go to discoveryplus.com/mystery to start your 7-day free trial today. Terms apply.
1/19/202342 minutes, 40 seconds
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Keely's Motor, Reagan Limousine, Audubon's Mystery Bird

Inside a small museum of turn-of-the-century electrical oddities in West Palm Beach, Florida is a small shattered glass photographic negative. It's the only surviving evidence of a strange machine that harnessed an unknown power source to potentially replace steam and electricity. What's the real story behind this motor? Among the classic cars and historic automobiles at the Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn, Michigan is a specially modified Lincoln Continental limousine. What role did this armored vehicle play in one of the most perilous moments in the life of a new president? The Ewell Sale Stewart Library in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania contains one oversized book that catalogues every bird species in America in vivid, full-color detail. But the book, a masterpiece by a famous American artist, depicts some birds that do not exist. What is the explanation for these mystery birds?For even more Mysteries at the Museum, head to discovery+. Go to discoveryplus.com/mystery to start your 7-day free trial today. Terms apply.
1/12/202342 minutes, 41 seconds
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Kelly-Hopkinsville Encounter, Lincoln Brass Knuckles and the Morgan Affair

Conspicuous among the quintessentially American items on display at the Pennyroyal Area Museum in Kentucky is a collection of sketches that depict frightening creatures, decidedly out of this world. What are they? Encased at the Ford's Theatre Museum in Washington, D.C. is a seemingly primitive weapon - brass knuckles. Which celebrated president was this piece of metal carried to protect? At Old Fort Niagara in Youngstown, New York is a powder magazine that was used as a makeshift prison by a secret society to confine a traitor. Who was held here...and what happened to him?For even more Mysteries at the Museum, head to discovery+. Go to discoveryplus.com/mystery to start your 7-day free trial today. Terms apply.
1/5/202342 minutes, 40 seconds
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Boston Molasses Disaster, D.B. Cooper, Buddy Holly Curse

Parked inside the Boston Fire Museum in Boston, Massachusetts is an antique steam engine. It was once called upon to battle a devastating event that no firefighter had ever trained for. So what was this bizarre and deadly disaster? The Northwest Museum of Legends and Lore in Seattle, Washington is home to an oddly life-like wax sculpture -- modeled after the man who committed what may be the most notorious airplane hijacking in U.S. history. Who was this criminal? And how did he get away with his dastardly plot? On display at Historic Auto Attractions in Roscoe, Illinois is a seemingly ordinary pair of sunglasses. But these spectacles belonged to a rock-and-roll legend who died at the height of his fame. Why did his early death prompt rumors of a curse?For even more Mysteries at the Museum, head to discovery+. Go to discoveryplus.com/mystery to start your 7-day free trial today. Terms apply.
12/29/202242 minutes, 40 seconds
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Dr. Crippen, Shoe Bomber, The Salton Sea, The Donner Party, FDR's Cane

Preserved on a glass microscope slide at Michigan State University's Forensic Science department is a small sample of skin, the key piece of evidence, from an infamous 20th century homicide. Whose tissue is it...and who was responsible for their murder? In the archives of California's San Diego Natural History Museum is a collection of 52 birds, all victims of a mysterious epidemic. What killed these creatures? The Sharpsteen Museum in Calistoga, California houses a simple black cooking pot carried by intrepid pioneers on a long and desperate journey. What grisly stew was prepared in this kettle?For even more Mysteries at the Museum, head to discovery+. Go to discoveryplus.com/mystery to start your 7-day free trial today. Terms apply.
12/22/202242 minutes, 40 seconds
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Brinks Heist, Saddam's Spider Hole, Ringdocus

Locked in a glass case at the FBI Headquarters in Washington, D.C. is a shabby brown chauffeur's cap. It was left at the scene of one of the most notorious heists in U.S. history. Who wore this hat, and was he ever caught? Among the weapons and military gear at the 4th Infantry Division Museum in Fort Carson, Colorado sits a block of polystyrene foam. What role did this humble relic play in one of the biggest manhunts in American military history? The Madison Valley History Museum in Ennis, Montana houses the taxidermied remains of a long dead and vicious creature. According to legend, it once stalked and terrorized a community of settlers. So what is the real story behind this mysterious beast?For even more Mysteries at the Museum, head to discovery+. Go to discoveryplus.com/mystery to start your 7-day free trial today. Terms apply.
12/15/202242 minutes, 40 seconds
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Flying Car, Prison Riot, Dreamland Fire

Host Don Wildman examines an automobile designed to take to the skies. He inspects a circular saw that was transformed into a deadly weapon and wielded in a terrifying prison riot. And he investigates a fire that decimated Coney Island's most extravagant amusement park.For even more Mysteries at the Museum, head to discovery+. Go to discoveryplus.com/mystery to start your 7-day free trial today. Terms apply.
12/8/202242 minutes, 40 seconds
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Lotto Scam, Somali Pirates, Haunted Plane

The Pennsylvania State Police Museum is home to a lottery ticket inscribed with the sinister digits 6-6-6. What role did this ticket play in a state lotto-fixing scam? Among the weapons of war at the National Navy UDT SEAL Museum in Fort Pierce, Florida is one item that's designed to save lives. It's a giant orange lifeboat, and stenciled on it is the name, "Maersk Alabama." What role did this vessel play in one of the most harrowing hijackings in recent memory? In the archives of Florida's History Miami is a mangled floor panel from a jumbo jet. What happened to the jet and its passengers? And is the wreckage of the plane really haunted?For even more Mysteries at the Museum, head to discovery+. Go to discoveryplus.com/mystery to start your 7-day free trial today. Terms apply.
12/1/202242 minutes, 40 seconds
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Anthrax, Marilyn Monroe, Hunley Submarine

On display at the Centers for Disease Control Museum in Atlanta is a seemingly simple cardboard box. Once, its contents were tied to a deadly outbreak that left the nation paralyzed with fear. So what exactly did this box carry? Among the glitzy treasures at the Hollywood Museum in California is one item that looks decidedly ordinary. It's a small plastic pill bottle, and on its faded label is the name, Marilyn Monroe. What does this bottle have to do with the icon's untimely death? The Warren Lasch Conservation Center in Charleston, South Carolina houses a groundbreaking Civil War submarine. During its maiden voyage, it vanished without a trace. What happened to the sub and its crew?For even more Mysteries at the Museum, head to discovery+. Go to discoveryplus.com/mystery to start your 7-day free trial today. Terms apply.
11/24/202242 minutes, 40 seconds
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Outlaw Shoes, Astrochimp, Message in a Bottle

At the Carbon County Museum in Wyoming is a pair of men's Oxford shoes. What role did they play in one of the most gruesome tales of the Wild West? The National Museum of the US Air Force in Dayton, Ohio is home to one object that cannot fly: a miniature spacesuit. What happened to the unconventional space pioneer who wore it? In the archives of The Museum of the Confederacy in Virginia is a coded wartime message, found inside a glass bottle. What does this message in a bottle say, and who wrote it?For even more Mysteries at the Museum, head to discovery+. Go to discoveryplus.com/mystery to start your 7-day free trial today. Terms apply.
11/17/202242 minutes, 41 seconds
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LA Raid, Bioterror, and Automaton

On display at the Oakland Museum of California is the marble statue of a girl who was once named the most beautiful woman in the state. What happened to her, and how did her crowning achievement also lead to her downfall? The Oregon Historical Society is home to an ordinary-looking tire cover that boasts a very unusual printed message. What warning does it provide against a power-hungry religious cult? A massive steel robot sits in the State Museum of Pennsylvania. What role did it play in the worst nuclear crisis in American history?For even more Mysteries at the Museum, head to discovery+. Go to discoveryplus.com/mystery to start your 7-day free trial today. Terms apply.
11/10/202242 minutes, 40 seconds
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Shrunken Heads, Greeley Expedition, Broken Arrow

Host Don Wildman examines what appears to be a miniature human head, brought back from the jungles of South America. In the pages of a handwritten journal, he discovers the harrowing details of an Arctic expedition that ended in disaster. He surveys the dented casing of the hydrogen bomb that sat at the center of a horrifying nuclear accident.For even more Mysteries at the Museum, head to discovery+. Go to discoveryplus.com/mystery to start your 7-day free trial today. Terms apply.
11/3/202242 minutes, 40 seconds
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American Spy, Belle Gunness, Oarfish

In the collection of the International Spy Museum in Washington, DC, is a standard-issue US Postal Service mailbox. It's tied to one of the biggest spy cases of the Cold War. But how did something so ordinary become a tool of deception? The LaPorte County Historical Society Museum in Indiana is home to an antique wheelbarrow. This battered piece of farm equipment wasn't used to work the land - but to carry out a gruesome crime spree. What grisly secret does it hold? The monstrous head preserved at the Scripts Institution of Oceanography in San Diego once belonged to an enormous creature. But can it really prove the existence of a legendary monster of the deep?For even more Mysteries at the Museum, head to discovery+. Go to discoveryplus.com/mystery to start your 7-day free trial today. Terms apply.
10/27/202242 minutes, 40 seconds
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Eastland Disaster, Treasure Map, Smuttynose Murders

In the collection of the Chicago Maritime Museum is a life jacket from the SS Eastland. In 1915, the steamship suddenly capsizes in the Chicago River, killing hundreds. But during the catastrophe, the Eastland is still tied to the dock. What causes this deadly disaster? Four stone slabs carved with cryptic symbols are on display at the Superstition Mountain Museum in Apache Junction, AZ. Some believe the markings are actually a map that leads to a legendary gold mine in the rugged mountains of Arizona. Are these stones really a treasure map? An old axe, in the collection of New Hampshire's Portsmouth Athenaeum, is used in the commission of a brutal double murder on a desolate island. Who wielded this deadly weapon? And why?For even more Mysteries at the Museum, head to discovery+. Go to discoveryplus.com/mystery to start your 7-day free trial today. Terms apply.
10/20/202242 minutes, 41 seconds
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French Connection, Shipwrecked Gold, Area 51 Plane Crash

In the collection of the Drug Enforcement Agency Museum in Arlington, Virginia, is a dossier of black and white photographs. It comes from the files of the police officers who brought down a powerful drug syndicate known as the French Connection. How did they do it? A gold ingot is on display at the Museum of American Finance in New York. How did it end up on the bottom of the ocean, and how was it recovered? A dusty metal plate lies in the vaults of the Atomic Testing Museum in Las Vegas. It's a fragment from a mysterious aircraft that was the focus of a massive cover-up. What was the government hiding?For even more Mysteries at the Museum, head to discovery+. Go to discoveryplus.com/mystery to start your 7-day free trial today. Terms apply.
10/13/202242 minutes, 40 seconds
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Prison Experiment, Butch Cassidy Manuscript, Dueling Mammoths

On display at the University of Akron's Center for the History of Psychology is a simple khaki uniform. It played a pivotal role in one of the most controversial science experiments ever conducted. But did a costume really bring out the worst in a group of volunteers? The story of Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid - and how they died in a South American shootout -- is one of the most enduring tales of the Wild West. But is it true? The answer may lie in a 200-page manuscript at the American Heritage Center in Wyoming. The tangled remains of two Ice Age mammoths are found locked together in a death grip. But why would these otherwise peaceful creatures, now on display at the Trailside Museum in Nebraska, engage in a fatal battle?For even more Mysteries at the Museum, head to discovery+. Go to discoveryplus.com/mystery to start your 7-day free trial today. Terms apply.
10/6/202242 minutes, 41 seconds
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Annabelle Doll, Bridge Collapse, Whale Attack

Locked inside a glass case at the Warren's Occult Museum in Connecticut is what may be its most sinister artifact: a rag doll named Annabelle. The museum's curators say it's linked to a visitor's sudden death. But what is the real story behind this devilish doll? A long-forgotten blueprint is stored in the archives of the Minnesota History Center. Does this 40-year-old plan hold the key to the apocalyptic collapse of the I-35W Bridge? And a leather-bound journal on display at the Nantucket Whaling Museum recounts a legendary story of sacrifice and survival. What classic piece of American literature did this memoir inspire?For even more Mysteries at the Museum, head to discovery+. Go to discoveryplus.com/mystery to start your 7-day free trial today. Terms apply.
9/29/202242 minutes, 41 seconds
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Siamese Twins, Assassin Umbrella, Capone Haunted Cell

The Mutter Museum in Philadelphia PA is home to the Death Cast of Change and Eng, the original Siamese twins. These celebrated brothers desperately wanted to live apart. But would a surgery to separate them cut their lives short? A simple black umbrella is on display at the International Spy Museum in Washington DC. What role did this object play in the bizarre assassination of a BBC journalist? During his sentence at Eastern State Penitentiary, mobster Al Capone suffered unstoppable bouts of anguish. Was the cell of this legendary criminal haunted?For even more Mysteries at the Museum, head to discovery+. Go to discoveryplus.com/mystery to start your 7-day free trial today. Terms apply.
9/22/202242 minutes, 40 seconds
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A Secret Society, An Old Pot, Weapons of WWII

This episode was narrated by Jay Thomas.The chance discovery of an old letter buried in Yale University's archives for nearly a century threatens to expose a heinous crime allegedly committed by members of Skull and Bones, America's most powerful secret society.In Seattle's Museum of History and Industry one surprising artifact, a 120 year-old pot, utterly transformed Seattle forever.At New York City's The Intrepid Sea, Air, & Space Museum these are 4 mysterious objects. At first glance, they look like mere mechanical debris, but these are actually the remains of one of the most dreaded weapons of World War Two.For even more Mysteries at the Museum, head to discovery+. Go to discoveryplus.com/mystery to start your 7-day free trial today. Terms apply.
9/15/202242 minutes, 35 seconds
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First Frisbee, Empire State Building Plane Crash, Futuristic Car

This episode was narrated by Jay Thomas.No news story has been bigger than the attacks of September 11, 2001. But 9/11 wasn't the first time that an airplane flew into a New York City skyscraper. Within the Museum of the City of New York one artifact tells the incredible story of a US B-25 crashing into the Empire State Building on July 28,1945.The Thomas Flyer automobile and George Shuster win the world’s first round the world automobile race. The 1908 NY to Paris race proved to be more than just an epic adventure. It’s the arena in which George Shuster and the Thomas Flyer prove the automobile is the future of transportation.And at Yale University an old tin pie plate tells the tale of a pie maker, a UFO fanatic, and some Yale students and their collaboration to create one of the most used and most loved toys of all time.For even more Mysteries at the Museum, head to discovery+. Go to discoveryplus.com/mystery to start your 7-day free trial today. Terms apply.
9/8/202242 minutes, 24 seconds
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Theremin - A Spy Instrument, Accidental Mummies, Military Supply Box

This episode was narrated by Jay Thomas.Secured in the archives of the Franklin Institute in Philadelphia is one of the first electronic instruments ever made. But this piece of outdated technology is more than just a footnote in musical history. How did this bizarre instrument play a part in triggering one of the biggest spy scandals of the century?At the Detroit Science Center, 36 bodies arranged in a chilling display are mysteriously preserved - and they aren't the carefully prepared bodies of Egyptian royalty.For decades, their discovery has baffled scientists... until now. At the Mariners' Museum in Newport News Virginia, an ordinary military supply box has a shocking past. It's the only piece of cargo from the USS Cyclops, a ship from the First World War which dropped off the face of the earth. What happened to the ship... and does this box hold the clue?For even more Mysteries at the Museum, head to discovery+. Go to discoveryplus.com/mystery to start your 7-day free trial today. Terms apply.
9/1/202242 minutes, 34 seconds
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Saving Teddy Roosevelt, Eliot Ness, Bigfoot

This episode was narrated by Jay Thomas.A manuscript and an eyeglass case both pierced by a curious hole. How did these two artifacts save Theodore Roosevelt from an assassin's bullet?In Cleveland, five strange postcards taunt one of America's most legendary crime fighters, Eliot Ness. Are these the deranged musings of a serial killer that eluded Ness?A 1912 wireless message received by a doomed ship warns of icebergs ahead. Could this very memo have saved the Titanic from her tragic fate?In a small Northern California museum, a large primate tooth may just prove the long standing legend of Bigfoot is real.For even more Mysteries at the Museum, head to discovery+. Go to discoveryplus.com/mystery to start your 7-day free trial today. Terms apply.Find episode transcripts here:https://mysteries-at-the-museum.simplecast.com/episodes/saving-teddy-roosevelt-eliot-ness-bigfoot
8/25/202244 minutes, 27 seconds
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Radithor, U-Boat, Ransom Note

This episode was narrated by Jay Thomas.In Albuquerque's National Museum of Nuclear Science and History, there's a small antique vial that once contained a wildly popular drug called Radithor. How did this doctor-approved "cure-all" end up destroying countless lives?Inside Chicago's Museum of Science and Industry there's a giant World War Two Submarine. It's a German "U-Boat", known by its infamous number, 5-0-5. But during the war U-505 mysteriously vanished. How did U-505 end up in Chicago, and how did its sudden disappearance from battle nearly 70 years ago help bring Germany's invincible U-Boat fleet to its knees?Secured in the archives of the New Jersey State Police Museum is a faded piece of paper inscribed with sloppy handwriting and a curious insignia. It's a ransom note from what's been called "The Crime of the Century."For even more Mysteries at the Museum, head to discovery+. Go to discoveryplus.com/mystery to start your 7-day free trial today. Terms apply.Find episode transcripts here: https://mysteries-at-the-museum.simplecast.com/episodes/radithor-u-boat-ransom-note
8/18/202242 minutes, 57 seconds
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The Spruce Goose, T-Rex named Sue, The Slinky

This episode was narrated by Jay Thomas.The largest aircraft to be built almost entirely from wood. It is the “H‐4 Hercules”, better known as “The Spruce Goose” in McMinnville, Oregon at the Evergreen Aviation and Space Museum.On display at Chicago's Field Museum the remains of "Sue", the largest T-Rex ever discovered, reveal answers to the question; what was life like for the king of the prehistoric food chain?In upstate New York, in Rochester's Strong National Museum of Play we discover how one of the world's most popular toys was a failed invention from World War Two.For even more Mysteries at the Museum, head to discovery+. Go to discoveryplus.com/mystery to start your 7-day free trial today. Terms apply.Find episode transcripts here: https://mysteries-at-the-museum.simplecast.com/episodes/the-spruce-goose-t-rex-named-sue-the-slinky
8/11/202243 minutes, 3 seconds
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Bonnie and Clyde Gun, Space Suit, Deep Sea Alien

This episode was narrated by Jay Thomas.A weapon that helped spark the legend of America’s most notorious criminal duo.Inside the National Museum of the US Air Force a primitive space suit worn by a forgotten pioneer of the skies paved the way for the exploration of man's final frontier.At San Diego's prestigious Scripps Institution Marine biologists show us a deep sea alien that survives Earth's last uncharted frontier, the Abyss.For even more Mysteries at the Museum, head to discovery+. Go to discoveryplus.com/mystery to start your 7-day free trial today. Terms apply.Find episode transcripts here:https://mysteries-at-the-museum.simplecast.com/episodes/bonnie-and-clyde-gun-space-suit-deep-sea-alien
8/4/202243 minutes, 3 seconds
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Houdini, The First Flight to the North Pole, Balloon Bomb

This episode was narrated by Jay Thomas.In Appleton, Wisconsin, the birthplace of magician Harry Houdini, there's a life-like bust of the world's greatest illusionist. But this bust is said to be haunted by the spirit of a man that many believe could not die.The first airplane, The Josephine Ford, to have supposedly been piloted to The North Pole by Bennett and Byrd.Along the rugged central coast of Oregon, in archives of the Coos Bay Historical Society there's a strange metal ring that resembles an old piece of farm equipment. It's actually a weapon of mass destruction invented by the Japanese during World War Two to wreak havoc on the US mainland.Find episode transcripts here:https://mysteries-at-the-museum.simplecast.com/episodes/houdini-the-first-flight-to-the-north-pole-balloon-bombFor even more Mysteries at the Museum, head to discovery+. Go to discoveryplus.com/mystery to start your 7-day free trial today. Terms apply.
7/28/202243 minutes, 1 second
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Infamous Kidnapping, Sea Creatures, Earthquakes

This episode was narrated by Jay Thomas.A vintage fire engine survived one of the nation's worst natural disasters, the 1906 San Francisco earthquake. But what cataclysmic series of events really destroyed San Francisco on that fateful day? A semi-automatic rifle was used by one of America's most infamous criminals in a notorious bank robbery. But this was no ordinary villain. To her friends and family she was an innocent 20-year-old student named Patty Hearst. A majestic skeleton of a 10,000 year-old mastodon on display at the Harvard Museum of Natural History tells a shocking story of ambition, greed, and murder, inside one of nation's most esteemed universities.Find episode transcripts here: https://mysteries-at-the-museum.simplecast.com/episodes/infamous-kidnapping-sea-creatures-earthquakesFor even more Mysteries at the Museum, head to discovery+. Go to discoveryplus.com/mystery to start your 7-day free trial today. Terms apply.
7/21/202247 minutes, 35 seconds
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Prehistoric Monster, Bockscar Plane, UFOs

This episode was narrated by Jay Thomas.One plane sealed the fate of thousands. In the National Museum of the United States sits Kennedy's Air Force One and some of the fastest planes on the planet. But how did the "Bockscar" seal the fate of thousands? How did ornate light brackets that would have adorned the walls of the first class Pullman cars of the Great Northern's passenger trains wind up 4000ft up in the Cascade Mountains and what tragic story has the answer? Does the wooden man at the International UFO Museum and Research Center in Roswell, New Mexico answer the question, "Do aliens exist?"For even more Mysteries at the Museum, head to discovery+. Go to discoveryplus.com/mystery to start your 7-day free trial today. Terms apply.Find episode transcripts here: https://mysteries-at-the-museum.simplecast.com/episodes/prehistoric-monster-bockscar-plane-ufos
7/14/202242 minutes, 18 seconds
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Prison Ploy, Enigma Machine, Mona Lisa

This episode was narrated by Jay Thomas.Alcatraz. Once America's most notorious prison now houses four makeshift, dummy heads. Painstakingly crafted and topped with real human hair; how did these masks help destroy the reputation of America's most formidable prison? The Enigma Machine is among the many guns, planes and chilling machines of war at the National Museum of the Navy. How did this machine help to win World War Two? And is Walter's Museum of Art in Baltimore, Maryland the actual home of the Mona Lisa?For even more Mysteries at the Museum, head to discovery+. Go to discoveryplus.com/mystery to start your 7-day free trial today. Terms apply.Find episode transcripts here: https://mysteries-at-the-museum.simplecast.com/episodes/prison-ploy-enigma-machine-mona-lisa
7/7/202240 minutes, 9 seconds
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Introducing: Mysteries at the Museum

Join Don Wildman as he embarks on an epic quest to solve history’s greatest mysteries. From historical institutions to unexplored archives, Don unearths extraordinary relics and sinister artifacts. Featuring direct audio from the hit Travel Channel show, uncover the secrets behind these incredible objects and learn about the history of civilization, war, technology, and everything in between.For even more Mysteries at the Museum, head to discovery+. Go to discoveryplus.com/mystery to start your 7-day free trial today. Terms apply.
6/17/20221 minute, 32 seconds