The BEST episodes of Mysteries At The Museum

Every episode of Mysteries At The Museum ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of Mysteries At The Museum!

Introduces us to a wide variety of museums from across the United States, each filled with extraordinary, often bizarre artifacts with amazing tales to be told -- and secrets to be revealed.

Last Updated: 12/19/2022Network:Travel Channel
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Theremin, Tacoma Narrows Bridge, Silly Putty, Accidental Mummies, Mt. St. Helens, USS Cyclops
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#1 - Theremin, Tacoma Narrows Bridge, Silly Putty, Accidental Mummies, Mt. St. Helens, USS Cyclops

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired 12/28/2010

The Theremin, Silly Putty and the Tacoma Narrows Bridge are featured.

Siamese Twins, Bulgarian Umbrella, AL Capone's Cell, MIT Card Counters, Betty Hill Dress, Vampire Killing Kit
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#2 - Siamese Twins, Bulgarian Umbrella, AL Capone's Cell, MIT Card Counters, Betty Hill Dress, Vampire Killing Kit

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired 10/4/2011

The death cast of Cheng and Eng; an umbrella from a Cold War assassination; the legend of an Al Capone jail cell.

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Miracle on the Hudson; For the Love of Lady Liberty; and Dawn of the Synth
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#3 - Miracle on the Hudson; For the Love of Lady Liberty; and Dawn of the Synth

Season 12 - Episode 1 - Aired 9/16/2016

Host Don Wildman examines the series of events that led to the "Miracle on the Hudson" river landing; explores the origins of a legendary statue; and takes a closer look at a musical invention that struck a major chord.

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Pigeon Bra; Alpine Air Rescue; Her Promised Land
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#4 - Pigeon Bra; Alpine Air Rescue; Her Promised Land

Season 10 - Episode 12 - Aired 6/17/2016

Investigating a kidnapping, a headstrong engineer and a bird-saving contraption.

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Great Baby Race, Citizen Hearst, Bobbie the Wonder Dog
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#5 - Great Baby Race, Citizen Hearst, Bobbie the Wonder Dog

Season 10 - Episode 9 - Aired 5/27/2016

Don Wildman inspects tiles from a tunnel, a film reel and a doghouse.

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Strangers on a Train, Madame Tussaud, WD-40
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#6 - Strangers on a Train, Madame Tussaud, WD-40

Season 6 - Episode 2 - Aired 1/9/2014

Episode Synopsis: Examining a black-and-white negative that captures part of a sinister plot; the story of wax sculptor Madame Marie Tussaud; and the history of WD-40.

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Santa Claus Heist, Billy and Ann Woodward, Great Papago Escape, Jamaica Ginger, Overland Relief Expedition, Joseph Force Crater
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#7 - Santa Claus Heist, Billy and Ann Woodward, Great Papago Escape, Jamaica Ginger, Overland Relief Expedition, Joseph Force Crater

Season 4 - Episode 10 - Aired 2/21/2013

Host Don Wildman examines a pair of handcuffs that once bound the wrists of an unlikely criminal, a dress worn by a socialite at the center of a shocking crime, and a leather bag used in a legendary prison escape.

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Emma LeDoux, Russian UFO, Baby Incubator, Koreshan Cult, Kansas City Massacre, Sunken Treasure
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#8 - Emma LeDoux, Russian UFO, Baby Incubator, Koreshan Cult, Kansas City Massacre, Sunken Treasure

Season 4 - Episode 4 - Aired 12/6/2012

Don Wildman examines a trunk that holds the secrets of an unlikely killer, a collection of mysterious debris that may be proof of alien intelligence and a curious orb that tells the story of the rise and fall of a bizarre cult.

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Jack the Ripper in New York, Jim the Penman, Locust Swarm
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#9 - Jack the Ripper in New York, Jim the Penman, Locust Swarm

Season 5 - Episode 8 - Aired 10/3/2013

Don investigates an aged dossier's connection to Jack the Ripper. He also explores the story of a counterfeit $20 bill; and examines a specimen of a locust.

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Evelyn Nesbit Love Triangle, Lizard Man, Seven Sutherland Sisters, Edison's Electric Pen, Henry Box Brown, Carroll A. Deering
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#10 - Evelyn Nesbit Love Triangle, Lizard Man, Seven Sutherland Sisters, Edison's Electric Pen, Henry Box Brown, Carroll A. Deering

Season 5 - Episode 1 - Aired 8/15/2013

An electric pen invented by Thomas Edison. Don investigates the mysterious disappearance of the captain and crew of the Carroll A. Deering; and explores the legend of a lizard-like creature believed to roam the swamps of South Carolina.

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The Bloody Benders, Alfred Hitchcock's The Birds, The Hope Diamond, Phineas Gage, Flight 19, The Bill of Rights
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#11 - The Bloody Benders, Alfred Hitchcock's The Birds, The Hope Diamond, Phineas Gage, Flight 19, The Bill of Rights

Season 3 - Episode 8 - Aired 6/5/2012

A jar of strange creatures that helped inspire one of the scariest horror films of all time; a blue diamond that is rumored to bring misfortune; the shattered skull of a 19th century Railroad worker.

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Lottery Scam, Alferd Packer, Somali Pirates, Haunted Plane, Toadfish, Exxon Valdez
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#12 - Lottery Scam, Alferd Packer, Somali Pirates, Haunted Plane, Toadfish, Exxon Valdez

Season 2 - Episode 11 - Aired 12/13/2011

Don inspects the only known lottery scam ticket; a lifeboat that survived a hijacking; a damaged plane part that might be responsible for ghost sightings.

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Anthrax, Marilyn Monroe, H.L. Hunley Submarine, Charles Ponzi, Amelia Earhart, Titan II Missile
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#13 - Anthrax, Marilyn Monroe, H.L. Hunley Submarine, Charles Ponzi, Amelia Earhart, Titan II Missile

Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired 12/6/2011

Don examines a cardboard box that once held a country's fear, a pill bottle from Monroe's death and a Civil War submarine.

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L.A. Air Raid, California Venus Statue, Rajneeshpuram, Automaton, Flight 49 Hijacking, Three Mile Island
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#14 - L.A. Air Raid, California Venus Statue, Rajneeshpuram, Automaton, Flight 49 Hijacking, Three Mile Island

Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired 11/22/2011

Don uncovers a the story behind a work of art; a religious cult warning; a future robot hero.

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American Spy, Balto, Belle Gunness, Oarfish, Circus Fire, Coal Mine Rescue
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#15 - American Spy, Balto, Belle Gunness, Oarfish, Circus Fire, Coal Mine Rescue

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired 11/8/2011

A mailbox from the Cold War; an antique wheelbarrow's secret; a preserved monster head from a probable sea beast.

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French Connection, Shipwrecked Gold, Lincoln's Ghost Photograph, Counterfeit Slot Tokens, Yeti, Area 51
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#16 - French Connection, Shipwrecked Gold, Lincoln's Ghost Photograph, Counterfeit Slot Tokens, Yeti, Area 51

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired 10/25/2011

Don looks at how a drug syndicate was brought down; a gold ingot from a sunken ship; a relic from Area 51.

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Prison Experiment, Harry Houdini Handcuffs, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, Apollo 1 Capsule, Willie Sutton, Mammoth Skeletons
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#17 - Prison Experiment, Harry Houdini Handcuffs, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, Apollo 1 Capsule, Willie Sutton, Mammoth Skeletons

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired 10/18/2011

The examination of a uniform, a manuscript, and Ice Age Duelling Mammoths.

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Weyerhaeuser Kidnapping, The Fox Sisters, The Goat Gland Doctor, The Red Ghost, Easter Island, Little Big Horn
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#18 - Weyerhaeuser Kidnapping, The Fox Sisters, The Goat Gland Doctor, The Red Ghost, Easter Island, Little Big Horn

Season 3 - Episode 12 - Aired 7/10/2012

Don inspects a uniform worn by a highly unorthodox doctor, examines an antique bell linked to a monstrous creature known as the Red Ghost, and investigates a massive stone monolith.

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Alcatraz, Enigma Machine, Fiji Mermaid, Apollo 13, Dymaxion House, Real Mona Lisa
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#19 - Alcatraz, Enigma Machine, Fiji Mermaid, Apollo 13, Dymaxion House, Real Mona Lisa

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired 11/2/2010

Did homemade heads help destroy the reputation of Alcatraz prison? How did the Enigma machine help to win World War II? And is the Walters Art Museum in Baltimore the actual home of the Mona Lisa?

Smilodon, Boeing B-29 Superfortress  "Bockscar", Cardiff Giant, Train Disaster, Roswell UFO Crash, George Washington's Dentures
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#20 - Smilodon, Boeing B-29 Superfortress "Bockscar", Cardiff Giant, Train Disaster, Roswell UFO Crash, George Washington's Dentures

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired 11/9/2010

Does a prehistoric "monster" provide clues to an Ice Age puzzle? Is an odd wooden figure the explanation for a 60-year-old mystery or the key to a government cover-up?

Patty Hearst, Mastodon, Humboldt Squid, Manhattan Project, San Francisco Earthquake, Ellis Island
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#21 - Patty Hearst, Mastodon, Humboldt Squid, Manhattan Project, San Francisco Earthquake, Ellis Island

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired 11/16/2010

What does a vintage fire engine tell us about what really destroyed San Francisco after the 1906 earthquake? Does a 10,000-year-old mastodon skeleton reveal a shocking story of greed and murder inside one of our nation's most esteemed universities?

Brinks Heist, James Dean's Car, Saddam Hussein's Spider Hole, Ringdocus, Centralia, The Mary Celeste
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#22 - Brinks Heist, James Dean's Car, Saddam Hussein's Spider Hole, Ringdocus, Centralia, The Mary Celeste

Season 3 - Episode 1 - Aired 4/17/2012

Don examines an old chauffeur's cap and a block of foam from a military manhunt, then tries to unlock a preserved beast.

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Doyle & Houdini, the Poison Squad, the Great Imposter
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#23 - Doyle & Houdini, the Poison Squad, the Great Imposter

Season 7 - Episode 4 - Aired 10/3/2014

A feud between Arthur Conan Doyle and Harry Houdini is examined by the host, who later looks into the history of "Poison Squad" experiments and the beginnings of food and drug regulation. Also: the story of a jaw-dropping feat of trickery pulled off by a great impostor.

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Prison Experiment, The Real Noah's Ark, The Informant
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#24 - Prison Experiment, The Real Noah's Ark, The Informant

Season 5 - Episode 11 - Aired 11/14/2013

Don Wildman investigates a tattered briefcase belonging to an eccentric doctor who went to gruesome lengths in search of the fountain of youth, a massive chunk of stone which some believe is the fossilized remains of a biblical ship, and a reel-to-reel tape recorder used by one of the FBI's most prolific and notorious informants.

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Asylum Poisoning, Naked Joe, The Mad Bomber
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#25 - Asylum Poisoning, Naked Joe, The Mad Bomber

Season 5 - Episode 12 - Aired 11/21/2013

Host Don Wildman investigates a pair of timeworn, everyday dining implements that were at the center of an event that shocked and terrified a psychiatric ward, a charcoal portrait of a scantily clad man once embroiled in a notorious news expose and an aged dossier from the 1950s whose pages tell of one madman’s reign of terror.

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