The Best Episodes of Mysteries at the Museum

Last Updated: May 31, 2019

Host Don Wildman 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.

Spaceship on the Beach, Boogie Bomb and Wyatt Earp's Great Escape

#1 - Spaceship on the Beach, Boogie Bomb and Wyatt Earp's Great Escape

Season 22 - Episode 11

Don Wildman investigates an out-of-this-world object that washed up on a beach, the explosive story of how a WWII bomb ended up buried beneath New York City and a Wild West lawman's epic jailhouse escape.

star 8.67
3 votes
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Battle on Ice, Lost Andree Expedition and Alaskan Sea Monster

#2 - Battle on Ice, Lost Andree Expedition and Alaskan Sea Monster

Season 17 - Episode 13

Don Wildman explores the slippery strategy of a medieval general; searches for the fate of a lost expedition; and investigates a bizarre creature from the deep.

star 8.63
8 votes
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The Witch is Back, Edison's Little Monsters and I Love Toothy

#3 - The Witch is Back, Edison's Little Monsters and I Love Toothy

Season 23 - Episode 13

Don Wildman investigates the terrifying return of the Bell Witch, Thomas Edison's most bizarre invention and how a television legend inadvertently helped the Allies win World War II.

star 8.63
8 votes
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Hitler Diaries, Hobby Horse and Parting the Red Sea

#4 - Hitler Diaries, Hobby Horse and Parting the Red Sea

Season 17 - Episode 9

Don Wildman examines purported diaries of Adolf Hitler; a weather disaster that led to the invention of the bicycle; and a possible scientific explanation for the story of Exodus.

star 8.55
11 votes
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Dramatic Defection, Wrong Way Flight, Cowboy's Revenge

#5 - Dramatic Defection, Wrong Way Flight, Cowboy's Revenge

Season 7 - Episode 10

Host Don Wildman investigates a revolver that was responsible for global consequences, a bare-bones plane that speaks to a perilous, record-breaking adventure, and a set of mug shots that represents a link between a notorious crime ring and an unlikely hero.

star 8.50
6 votes
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Ancient Alien, Killer's Curse and Ground Zero Ship

#6 - Ancient Alien, Killer's Curse and Ground Zero Ship

Season 23 - Episode 2

Don Wildman examines an ancient carving that could tell of aliens visiting Earth, a scalpel used by America's first serial killer and a piece of wood from a ship mysteriously buried beneath the World Trade Center.

star 8.46
13 votes
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Forgotten Lindbergh, Fordlandia, Forest Owlet Fraud

#7 - Forgotten Lindbergh, Fordlandia, Forest Owlet Fraud

Season 9 - Episode 6

An odd glass medical devise invented by an aviator is inspected in Chicago; and a set of tools used in a failed auto business are examined in Michigan. Also: A bird specimen reveals a case of deception at Harvard University.

star 8.33
12 votes
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Broken Arrow Hero, Heartbreak Haunt and Smoke Jumpers

#8 - Broken Arrow Hero, Heartbreak Haunt and Smoke Jumpers

Season 22 - Episode 10

Don Wildman investigates deadly explosion which threatened to wipe out half of the United States, the tragic and terrifying tale of a heartbroken ghost and one man's audacious plan to fight forest fires

star 8.33
3 votes
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Serial Mourner, Glacier Inferno and Desert Giants

#9 - Serial Mourner, Glacier Inferno and Desert Giants

Season 22 - Episode 12

Don Wildman investigates a mysterious family curse that terrified a small town, a father and son's desperate attempt to escape an out-of-control inferno and the story behind the more than 200 giant figures carved into the barren Colorado landscape.

star 8.33
6 votes
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Demon Cat, Murderer On Board and Nevada Giant

#10 - Demon Cat, Murderer On Board and Nevada Giant

Season 22 - Episode 6

Don Wildman examines how a spelling mistake created a holiday classic, a ferocious feline that reportedly stalks the halls of the US Capitol Building before national tragedies and a gruesome triple murder on the high seas.

star 8.29
7 votes
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The Ghost of Katie King, Lake Erie Monster and Secret Stowaway

#11 - The Ghost of Katie King, Lake Erie Monster and Secret Stowaway

Season 21 - Episode 8

Don Wildman investigates a mysterious medium who conjured a ghost, a terrifying sea monster lurking in one of America's Great Lakes and the strange tale of an audacious stowaway.

star 8.25
4 votes
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Winter War, Terror in Antarctica and First Snow Globe

#12 - Winter War, Terror in Antarctica and First Snow Globe

Season 17 - Episode 12

Don Wildman explores the slippery strategy of a medieval general, searches for the fate of a lost expedition and investigates a bizarre creature from the deep.

star 8.22
9 votes
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Invention of the Doughnut, Cleopatra in a Carpet and Flight of Fancy

#13 - Invention of the Doughnut, Cleopatra in a Carpet and Flight of Fancy

Season 19 - Episode 1

Don Wildman investigates the high seas drama behind the invention of one of the country's favorite treats, a plot unrolled by Egypt's most iconic queen and the world's most dangerous balloon race.

star 8.22
23 votes
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Alaska Highway, Tale of Beatrix Potter and Cleopatra's Needle

#14 - Alaska Highway, Tale of Beatrix Potter and Cleopatra's Needle

Season 18 - Episode 5

Don Wildman explores the story of how one man blazed a trail that changed the course of history, the little-known story behind a classic piece of children's literature and a bizarre discovery floating in the middle of the ocean.

star 8.18
11 votes
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Ball of Mystery, Dark Side of the Moon and Fakespeare

#15 - Ball of Mystery, Dark Side of the Moon and Fakespeare

Season 23 - Episode 1

Don Wildman investigates an ominous orb that mystified the nation, an interstellar sound from the dark side of the moon and the true identity of the world's most celebrated writer.

star 8.17
12 votes
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The Spy That Saved Washington; The Monster in the Egg; Hatfields and McCoys

#16 - The Spy That Saved Washington; The Monster in the Egg; Hatfields and McCoys

Season 12 - Episode 7

Don Wildman uncovers a British plot to assassinate George Washington, investigates the bizarre trial of a rooster that hatched an egg and examines America's most notorious family feud.

star 8.14
14 votes
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Oakland Poltergeist, King Tut's Alien Jewel and Cursed Castle

#17 - Oakland Poltergeist, King Tut's Alien Jewel and Cursed Castle

Season 22 - Episode 13

Don Wildman investigates a sinister haunting at a California mansion, an ancient Egyptian relic that some believe is from beyond the stars and a scorned ship captain's curse which may have ruined a family fortune.

star 8.14
7 votes
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Operation Toothpaste, Case of the Kates and White River Monster

#18 - Operation Toothpaste, Case of the Kates and White River Monster

Season 17 - Episode 10

A Nazi stockpile of radioactive materials; a scandalous case of a stolen identity; the truth behind a monster that terrorized the residents of a tiny Arkansas town.

star 8.13
8 votes
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The Goliath Bone, Money to Burn and Self-Serve Superstore

#19 - The Goliath Bone, Money to Burn and Self-Serve Superstore

Season 14 - Episode 16

Don Wildman inspects a mysterious prehistoric bone, investigates an incendiary war plot to help defend America and unearths the origins of a strategy that revolutionized the shopping industry.

star 8.11
9 votes
Margery The Medium, Everest Ascent, The Pastor and The Choir Singer

#20 - Margery The Medium, Everest Ascent, The Pastor and The Choir Singer

Season 5 - Episode 7

Host Don Wildman investigates a strange wooden box used in a ritual, a weather beaten oxygen tank which tells of a daring ascent and the torn hat of a local pastor found at the scene of a crime.

star 8.06
17 votes
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Alligators in the Sewers, Unstoppable Car, Founding Forensics

#21 - Alligators in the Sewers, Unstoppable Car, Founding Forensics

Season 9 - Episode 10

Stories of alligators prowling New York City sewers are explored. Also: The host checks out a car in San Diego that has been customized with everything including the kitchen sink; and finds evidence of Paul Revere being a forensic hero in Boston.

star 8.00
16 votes
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Buried Alive; Who Really Invented the Telephone; Hoover Saves Belgium

#22 - Buried Alive; Who Really Invented the Telephone; Hoover Saves Belgium

Season 13 - Episode 2

Don Wildman examines one of the greatest mysteries of ancient history in Pompeii, Italy, unravels the truth behind the invention of the telephone and exposes a former president's mission to save millions from starvation.

star 8.00
21 votes
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Hughes Hoax, Rat Bomb and Friday Night Liars

#23 - Hughes Hoax, Rat Bomb and Friday Night Liars

Season 15 - Episode 16

Don Wildman investigates a twisted tell-all about the world's most elusive billionaire, an explosive rodent infestation that helped America beat the Nazis and a conman's bogus ballgame that was brought down by his own teammates.

star 8.00
8 votes
Terra Australis, Operation Underworld and Heroine Hostess

#24 - Terra Australis, Operation Underworld and Heroine Hostess

Season 18 - Episode 2

Don Wildman examines an unlikely alliance between the military and a mob boss, a death-defying voyage on the high seas and a high-flying heroine who went above and beyond the call of duty.

star 8.00
14 votes
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Buffalo Bill Burial Riddle, First Dino Egg and Arctic Murder Mystery

#25 - Buffalo Bill Burial Riddle, First Dino Egg and Arctic Murder Mystery

Season 20 - Episode 11

Don Wildman examines the mysterious burial of one of the Wild West's most famous showmen, a strange oblong fossil that completely altered the way scientists thought about dinosaurs and a ...

star 8.00
2 votes
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