The Best Episodes of Mysteries at the Museum

Last Updated: Mar 27, 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 9.50
2 votes
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Serial Mourner, Glacier Inferno and Desert Giants

#2 - 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 9.33
3 votes
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Broken Arrow Hero, Heartbreak Haunt and Smoke Jumpers

#3 - 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 9.00
2 votes
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Battle on Ice, Lost Andree Expedition and Alaskan Sea Monster

#4 - 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

#5 - 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

#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 8.50
6 votes
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Demon Cat, Murderer On Board and Nevada Giant

#7 - 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 8.50
6 votes
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Ancient Alien, Killer's Curse and Ground Zero Ship

#8 - 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 8.42
12 votes
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Forgotten Lindbergh, Fordlandia, Forest Owlet Fraud

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

#10 - 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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Resurrection Mary, Nightclub Blaze Whodunit and Wedding Sting

#11 - Resurrection Mary, Nightclub Blaze Whodunit and Wedding Sting

Season 22 - Episode 8

Don Wildman investigates a ghostly siren who once haunted the dance halls of Chicago, a legendary leviathan that terrorized sailors in Maine's coastal waters and a horrifying nightclub inferno which claimed the lives of almost 500 people.

star 8.25
4 votes
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Invention of the Doughnut, Cleopatra in a Carpet and Flight of Fancy

#12 - 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 8.23
22 votes
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Winter War, Terror in Antarctica and First Snow Globe

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

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

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

#17 - 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

#18 - 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 Death William Wood, Hacker Spy, Skunk Ape

#19 - 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
17 votes
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Alligators in the Sewers, Unstoppable Car, Founding Forensics

#20 - 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

#21 - 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

#22 - 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

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

#24 - 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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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
1 votes
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