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.

Hitler Diaries, Hobby Horse and Parting the Red Sea

#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.

star 8.55
11 votes
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 8.44
9 votes
Dramatic Defection, Wrong Way Flight, Cowboy's Revenge

#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.

star 8.43
7 votes
Winter War, Terror in Antarctica and First Snow Globe

#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.

star 8.25
8 votes
Ancient Alien, Killer's Curse and Ground Zero Ship

#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.

star 8.20
15 votes
Alaska Highway, Tale of Beatrix Potter and Cleopatra's Needle

#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.

star 8.17
12 votes
Invention of the Doughnut, Cleopatra in a Carpet and Flight of Fancy

#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.

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

#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.

star 8.13
15 votes
Operation Toothpaste, Case of the Kates and White River Monster

#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.

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

#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.

star 8.11
9 votes
The Witch is Back, Edison's Little Monsters and I Love Toothy

#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.

star 8.08
12 votes
Forgotten Lindbergh, Fordlandia, Forest Owlet Fraud

#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.

star 8.07
15 votes
Margery The Medium, Everest Ascent, The Pastor and The Choir Singer

#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.

star 8.06
18 votes
Buried Alive; Who Really Invented the Telephone; Hoover Saves Belgium

#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.

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

#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.

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

#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.

star 8.00
15 votes
Demon Cat, Murderer On Board and Nevada Giant

#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.

star 8.00
8 votes
Broken Arrow Hero, Heartbreak Haunt and Smoke Jumpers

#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

star 8.00
4 votes
Serial Mourner, Glacier Inferno and Desert Giants

#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.

star 8.00
7 votes
Fleeing Fidel, Murder by Shark and Inflated Feud

#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.

star 7.95
22 votes
Mystery of the Spinning Statue; The Unwanted Elephant; Pirates of the Me

#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.

star 7.95
21 votes
Alligators in the Sewers, Unstoppable Car, Founding Forensics

#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.

star 7.94
18 votes
Benny's Banner, Lost for Words and Raising Chicago

#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.

star 7.93
14 votes
Wallenda Walks, Crazy Taxi and Rest in Peat

#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.

star 7.92
12 votes
The Headless Horseman, Tug of Love and Space Angels

#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.

star 7.92
12 votes