The Best Episodes of Mysteries at the Museum

Last Updated: Nov 2, 2018

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.

Battle on Ice, Lost Andree Expedition and Alaskan Sea Monster

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

#2 - 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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Forgotten Lindbergh, Fordlandia, Forest Owlet Fraud

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

#4 - 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 8.29
21 votes
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Winter War, Terror in Antarctica and First Snow Globe

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

#6 - 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 8.20
5 votes
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Alaska Highway, Tale of Beatrix Potter and Cleopatra's Needle

#7 - 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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Tonya vs. Nancy, Shrimpy Sonar and Dumbarton Dogs

#8 - Tonya vs. Nancy, Shrimpy Sonar and Dumbarton Dogs

Season 12 - Episode 7

Don Wildman examines a scorecard connected to a legendary figure skating rivalry, an underwater microphone which detected an unlikely World War II enemy and the skull of a tiny animal behind a decades-old canine curse.

star 8.14
14 votes
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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
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Margery The Medium, Everest Ascent, The Pastor and The Choir Singer

#10 - 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 8.13
16 votes
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Indestructible Jack, Volcano Rescue and Butter Sculptor

#11 - Indestructible Jack, Volcano Rescue and Butter Sculptor

Season 14 - Episode 16

Don Wildman tells the story of a brave soldier who was willing to sacrifice it all, investigates a daring rescue from the depths of hell and uncovers how one crafty woman launched a deliciously unique artistic career.

star 8.11
9 votes
Mutually Assured Missteps, First Train Robbery and Declaration Discovered

#12 - Mutually Assured Missteps, First Train Robbery and Declaration Discovered

Season 14 - Episode 16

Don Wildman inspects a fighter jet from the cold war, examines an 1860s replica steam locomotive and investigates a rare print of the Declaration of Independence.

star 8.11
9 votes
Alligators in the Sewers, Unstoppable Car, Founding Forensics

#13 - 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 8.07
15 votes
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The Death William Wood, Hacker Spy, Skunk Ape

#14 - The Death William Wood, Hacker Spy, Skunk Ape

Season 5 - Episode 10

Don Wildman investigates a set of tattered and chipped ventriloquist dummies, a rudimentary electronic device and a plaster cast that may prove the existence of a creature thought only to exist in myths.

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

#15 - 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 8.05
20 votes
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Italian Sherlock Holmes, King of the Airwaves and Texan Takes Moscow

#16 - Italian Sherlock Holmes, King of the Airwaves and Texan Takes Moscow

Season 19 - Episode 6

Don Wildman investigates the origins of the mob, the dramatic story behind a reluctant ruler and the piano prodigy who helped thaw the Cold War.

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

#17 - 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
Mystery of the Spinning Statue; The Unwanted Elephant; Pirates of the Me

#18 - 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 8.00
19 votes
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Terra Australis, Operation Underworld and Heroine Hostess

#19 - 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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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
21 votes
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Aaron Burr Conspiracy, How Gatsby Became Great, Lady With the Lamp

#21 - Aaron Burr Conspiracy, How Gatsby Became Great, Lady With the Lamp

Season 9 - Episode 9

Host Don Wildman examines a coded letter, the great American novel "The Great Gatsby" and a legendary lamp.

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

#22 - 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 7.92
13 votes
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Demon Potato, Boozy Ballot and Ouija Believe It

#23 - Demon Potato, Boozy Ballot and Ouija Believe It

Season 14 - Episode 20

Don Wildman inspects a seemingly possessed potato, examines an old chair connected to an intoxicating chapter in the life of George Washington and investigates the surprising origins of the world's most famous paranormal communication device.

star 7.92
12 votes
Mystery of Silence, Fearless Flyer and Fifty Stars

#24 - Mystery of Silence, Fearless Flyer and Fifty Stars

Season 16 - Episode 5

Don Wildman examines a printing press connected to a founding father's secret identity, a model plane with the propeller in the back flown by a record-setting aviatrix and an American flag designed by a high school kid.

star 7.91
22 votes
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Sergeant Bill Goat Hero, Gilded Grudge and Osage Investigation

#25 - Sergeant Bill Goat Hero, Gilded Grudge and Osage Investigation

Season 17 - Episode 11

A goat who served in World War I, a feud between two prominent New York families, and a nefarious cattleman who murdered Native Americans for money are showcased.

star 7.91
11 votes
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