The BEST Episodes of Mysteries at the Museum
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Aug 19, 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.
#1 - 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.
#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.
#3 - 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.
#4 - 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.
#5 - 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.
#6 - 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.
#7 - 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.
#8 - 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.
#9 - 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.
#10 - 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.
#11 - 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.
#12 - 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.
#13 - 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.
#14 - 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.
#15 - 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.
#16 - 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.
#17 - 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.
#18 - 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
#19 - 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.
#20 - Fleeing Fidel, Murder by Shark and Inflated Feud
Season 17 - Episode 5
Don Wildman examines a young man's escape from Cuba, a murder revealed by a shark, and a duel that took place in hot air balloons.
#21 - Mystery of the Spinning Statue; The Unwanted Elephant; Pirates of the Me
Season 10 - Episode 4
Host Don Wildman examines an allegedly possessed statue, strange skull and a small carving.
#22 - 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.
#23 - Benny's Banner, Lost for Words and Raising Chicago
Season 18 - Episode 6
Don Wildman investigates the unexpected story behind the creation of the Alaskan flag, a madman who contributed to one of the most important books in the English language and how the whole of Chicago was raised into the air.
#24 - Wallenda Walks, Crazy Taxi and Rest in Peat
Season 14 - Episode 20
Don Wildman examines a piece of cable used by a legendary aerialist during a high-wire walk, a French taxi that helped defeat the Germans during World War I and a piece of bone from a mysterious mass burial discovered in a Florida bog.
#25 - The Headless Horseman, Tug of Love and Space Angels
Season 23 - Episode 12
Don Wildman investigates the terrifying truth behind a cherished piece of American literature, a missing child who captivated a nation and a bizarre encounter between cosmonauts and angelic beings in space.