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Investigating the Unknown

Haunted buildings. Unexplained disappearances. Lost cities. Unsolved crimes. A mystery can make any destination or attraction seem more exciting. Revel in the uncertainty, or don your detective hat and search for some new evidence. You never know what clues you may uncover!

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Area 51
Area 51

Area 51

Recently declassified US government documents finally admit the existence of one of the most secretive and mysterious places in America: Area 51. 960 1280

  

Area 51

Area 51

Kari Byron meets the Patriots Jet Team’s pilot Randy Howell, who puts on an airshow to demonstrate some of extreme maneuvers such as the “tail slide” and “knife-edge pass” to see if these maneuvers can make the airplanes look like an alien spacecraft. 960 1280

  

Area 51

Area 51

Kari travels down Nevada's Highway 375 known as “Extraterrestrial Highway” to Area 51. 960 1280

  

Alien Research Center

Alien Research Center

This “Alien Research Center” on the Extraterrestrial Highway offers souvenirs for alien enthusiasts brave enough to venture inside. 960 1280

  

Alien Research Center

Alien Research Center

A view of the alien wares available at the Alien Research Center. 960 1280

  

Mendocino County Sheriff's Office

Mendocino County Sheriff's Office

Former CIA officer Mike Baker stands in front of the Mendocino County Sheriff's Office in California. Mendocino County is one of the 3 counties that make up the notorious Emerald Triangle, where more marijuana is grown outdoors than anywhere else in the world. 960 1280

  

Sheriff Tom Allman and Mike Baker

Sheriff Tom Allman and Mike Baker

Sheriff Tom Allman gives Mike rare access to an evidence storage site where hundreds of pounds of marijuana are stored before being destroyed. 960 1280

  

Marijuana Farm

Marijuana Farm

Mike gains special access to a legal marijuana grow site where he sees massive plants and sees how they are harvested and processed. 960 1280

  

Former U.S. Air Force Pararescueman Lou Haack

Former U.S. Air Force Pararescueman Lou Haack

Former US Air Force Pararescueman Lou Haack investigates the domestic use of drones, asking if America’s laws are lagging behind the advances in drone technology and drone use. 960 1280

  

Unmanned Aerial Vehicle

Unmanned Aerial Vehicle

A drone at the Unmanned Aerial Vehicle University in Phoenix, AZ, is equipped with an HD video camera. 960 1280

  

Mike Baker at Alcatraz
Mike Baker at Alcatraz

Mike Baker at Alcatraz

Mike Baker heads to California’s gold coast to conduct an investigation into the infamous Alcatraz prison break in June of 1962, an escape immortalized by countless books and even a Clint Eastwood feature film. 960 1280

  

Mike Baker at Alcatraz

Mike Baker at Alcatraz

Mike Baker interviews the author of Alcatraz: A Definitive History of the Penitentiary Years, Michael Esslinger, inside the notorious prison. 960 1280

  

Convict Frank Morris' cell

Convict Frank Morris' cell

Convict Frank Morris' cell is where the escape hatch, seen here, was dug out for the jailbreak. 960 1280

  

Alcatraz’s service passageway

Alcatraz’s service passageway

Alcatraz’s service passageway is where the prisoners escaped by climbing the pipes to reach a ceiling vent. 960 1280

  

Mike Baker climbs aboard a pontoon raft

Mike Baker climbs aboard a pontoon raft

Mike Baker climbs aboard a pontoon raft built to the specs of the inmates’ raft in 1962 in an attempt to reach Angel Island from Alcatraz. Mike is on a mission to find out if this harrowing trip through the icy San Francisco Bay is even possible. 960 1280

  

Cold War-era missile silo

Cold War-era missile silo

In a secret location in the heartland of Kansas, a Cold War-era missile silo has been converted into a 15-story, underground luxury bunker. 960 1280

  

Doomsday bunkers

Doomsday bunkers

Geoscientist Ben McGee tries to get past the bunker’s security force, which includes hard-core warriors packing fully loaded automatic weapons and commanded by a US military special ops veteran. 960 1280

  

Luxury doomsday bunker

Luxury doomsday bunker

Ben McGee is given a tour of the luxurious underground condo facilities. 960 1280

  

Million-dollar luxury survival condos

Million-dollar luxury survival condos

When armageddon hits, a handful of wealthy individuals will be tucked into these million-dollar luxury survival condos. 960 1280

  

Doomsday bunkers

Doomsday bunkers

Because the facility is underground, "windows" in each condo are fitted with high-definition TV screens that offer a selection of scenes. 960 1280

  

Doomsday bunkers

Doomsday bunkers

A glimpse of the bunker’s indoor pool. 960 1280

  

Doomsday bunkers

Doomsday bunkers

The underground condo community even includes a movie theatre. 960 1280

  

Doomsday bunkers

Doomsday bunkers

The community is prepared for the worst with a full-stocked grocery store, complete with live fish tanks. But how long could the occupants live happily together in this confined space? 960 1280

  

City Museum in St. Louis
City Museum in St. Louis

City Museum in St. Louis

A cross from Alexian Brothers Hospital on display at the City Museum in St. Louis. The cross was used to perform an exorcism on a boy believed to be possessed by the devil and was later featured in The Exorcist. 960 1280

  

City Museum in St. Louis

City Museum in St. Louis

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La Belle shipwreck

La Belle shipwreck

At the Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum in Austin, TX, is a barrel that was salvaged from the waters off the Texas coast. But what did it hold and how does it tell the story of the La Belle shipwreck? 960 1280

  

International Spy Museum

International Spy Museum

Artifacts on display at the International Spy Museum in Washington, DC. 960 1280

  

City Museum in St. Louis

City Museum in St. Louis

Caves inside the City Museum in St Louis. 960 1280

  

Abita Springs, LA

Abita Springs, LA

The Abita Mystery House and UCM Museum in Abita Springs, LA. 960 1280

  

Washington, DC

Washington, DC

A surveillance camera at the International Spy Museum in Washington, DC. 960 1280

  

City Museum in St. Louis

City Museum in St. Louis

Gargoyles at the City Museum in St. Louis. 960 1280

  

Rural swamps near Abita Springs, LA

Rural swamps near Abita Springs, LA

Rural swamps near Abita Springs, LA. 960 1280

  

Sergeant Stubby

Sergeant Stubby

Canine war hero Sergeant Stubby and various objects from World War I on display at the Smithsonian National Museum of American History in Washington, DC. 960 1280

  

The City Museum in St Louis

The City Museum in St Louis

The City Museum in St Louis. 960 1280

  

Honey Island Swamp Monster

Honey Island Swamp Monster

The Abita Mystery House and UCM Museum in Abita Springs, LA, where Don investigates the plaster mold of a giant footprint believed to have been left by the Honey Island Swamp Monster. 960 1280

  

A stained-glass window from the Alexian Brothers Hospital in St Louis. 960 1280

  

Inupiat Heritage Center
Whale Rescue

Whale Rescue

On display outside of the Inupiat Heritage Center in Point Barrow, AK, is the large skull of a gray whale. The skull serves as a reminder of an incredible mission that rescued 2 gray whales trapped under the frozen Beaufort Sea. 960 1280

  

Whale Rescue

Whale Rescue

The Iñupiat Heritage Center has in its collection a machine that was used in a remarkable marine animal rescue mission. This odd, industrial-looking object played a critical role in an international incident that captivated the world. 960 1280

  

Mini-Ball Pregnancy

Mini-Ball Pregnancy

The Old Courthouse Museum in Vicksburg, MS, displays a bullet that is connected to a shocking tale of a seemingly immaculate conception. 960 1280

  

Mini-Ball Pregnancy

Mini-Ball Pregnancy

This stunning medical mystery baffled scientists and the general public alike in the years following the Civil War -- until one man published a surprising report, proving that Dr. Legrand Caper’s claim that a bullet ricocheting off a man's testicle and into a women's belly could make her pregnant was impossible. 960 1280

  

Bottle-Popping Poltergeist

Bottle-Popping Poltergeist

The Rhine Research Center and Parapsychology Museum in Durham, NC, contains a deck of cards that tells a haunting tale of untold powers and possession that terrorized an innocent family. 960 1280

  

Bottle-Popping Poltergeist

Bottle-Popping Poltergeist

In the winter of 1958, the Herman family of Long Island, NY, believed that their youngest son, Jimmy, was playing tricks on them. After objects began to break and move on their own, Dr. Pratt, a parapsychologist at Duke University, was brought in. But he was unable to determine what the cause of the disturbances were, which remains a mystery to this day. 960 1280

  

Diamond Mine Murder

Diamond Mine Murder

At the Crater of Diamonds State Park in Murfreesboro, AR, the Diamond Discovery Center has a document that speaks to a bitter feud decided by greed, trickery and murder. This simple piece of paper is connected to what remains of one of Arkansas’ most infamous crimes. 960 1280

  

Diamond Mine Murder

Diamond Mine Murder

Diamonds found on this coveted piece of property -- 1 of only 2 diamond craters in the entire United States -- are 10-30% more valuable on the diamond market. To this day, tourists still flock to the Arkansas park in the hopes of finding diamonds for themselves. 960 1280

  

Winton Race

Winton Race

The Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of American History in Washington, DC, displays a weathered vehicle that was part of a revolutionary ride. This car changed the way Americans thought about long-distance travel and automobiles. 960 1280

  

Winton Race

Winton Race

In 1903, Horatio Nelson Jackson attempted to become the first person to successfully drive an automobile across the country. Despite countless setbacks, 63 days after leaving San Francisco, Jackson arrived in New York City, completing the nation's first successful cross-country car journey. 960 1280

  

Honeymoon Island
Florida Three Toes

Florida Three Toes

More than 900,000 visitors cross the causeway each year to reach one of the Gulf Coast’s most relaxing barrier islands -- Honeymoon Island State Park in Dunedin, FL. Here, 4 miles of pristine shoreline lures sunbathers, swimmers and snorkelers alike. In 1948, traces were found here of an animal so unique and mysterious that it defied all scientific explanation and sparked a wave of intrigue that echoed for decades. 960 1280

  

Florida Three Toes

Florida Three Toes

In 1948, 3-toed footprints 14 inches long by 11 inches wide were found stamped deeply into the ground. Scottish cryptozoologist, Ivan Sanderson, was intrigued by the prints and began his own study of their authenticity. He believed the marks could be from a giant penguin 15 feet tall with webbed toes. This idea is later proved to be false by Tony Signorini, who informed the St. Petersburg Times that his friend had made iron casts of the feet. Together, they combed the beach and left the tracks as a playful prank.  960 1280

  

The Reanimator

The Reanimator

This institution was home to Dr. Robert E. Cornish, a fiercely ambitious child prodigy that graduated with honors from the University of California, Berkeley, at the ripe age of 18, and attained his doctorate 4 years later.  960 1280

  

The Reanimator

The Reanimator

A unique look at one of the buildings on the Berkeley campus where Dr. Cornish attempted to bring the dead back to life. His experiments on dead dogs proved that animals can be brought back to life. Though they suffer brain damage and blindness, the dogs were successfully brought back to life through a combination or adrenaline, blood-thinning agents and artificial breathing. Because of the dark nature of his experiments, Cornish was forced out of Berkeley and was publicly shunned by his scientific peers. 960 1280

  

Barefoot Bandit

Barefoot Bandit

Located near the western side of Orcas Island, WA, a sweeping estate known as Turtleback Mountain Preserve consists of nearly 16,000 acres of green forests, wetlands and open meadows. This land also played home to the "Barefoot Bandit," Colton Harris-Moore. Harris-Moore perfected his survival skills within the forests to such an amazing degree that even a massive search party could not locate him. He had intimate knowledge of which forest plants were edible, and was excellent at building fires and shelters. 960 1280

  

Barefoot Bandit

Barefoot Bandit

Colton Harris-Moore managed to stay hidden while a massive search party of FBI, state and federal SWAT teams combed the area for 14 hours. He was suspected of burglarizing numerous houses and stores in the area while barefoot. After 2 years and an international manhunt, Harris-Moore was finally caught in the Bahamas. In that time he stole 11 boats, 14 cars and 5 airplanes. 960 1280

  

Cigar Girl Murder

Cigar Girl Murder

A marble arch that protects a curious man-made arrangement of nature known as Sybil’s Cave in Hoboken, NJ, was once the site of a notorious tourist trap. This rocky patch is best known not for its rugged terrain, but for a horrifying incident that occurred in its shadow. This is the site where Manhattan’s first "it girl" is found after being beaten and drowned. Her death remains a mystery to this day.  960 1280

  

Cigar Girl Murder

Cigar Girl Murder

Mary Roger's body was found by 2 men walking along the shoreline near Sybil’s Cave in Hoboken, NJ. Suspicion was raised about her employer, John Anderson, who owned the shop where she became famous for her beauty. Her fiance, Daniel Payne, was also accused but was backed by a solid alibi. Many believe Anderson murdered her because she rejected his romantic advances. Her story is viewed as one of the first celebrity murders the press ever sensationalized. 960 1280

  

Forgotten Epidemic

Forgotten Epidemic

The New York Academy of Medicine’s beautiful library features one of the world’s largest treasures of medical research, and in the 1920s it was home to an urgent effort to stem the tide of a devastating new epidemic. The work begun by Josephine Neal at the Academy, and continued by Dr. Oliver Sacks in the Bronx, led to a vast improvement for the lives of unlucky encephalitis lethargica victims, and eventually helped ease the suffering for millions of Parkinson’s sufferers throughout the world. 960 1280

  

The Man Who Invented Martians

The Man Who Invented Martians

Sitting atop a hill in Flagstaff, AZ, the giant white dome of the Lowell Observatory appears like a mushroom sprouting from the surrounding evergreens. Day and night, this strange edifice peers into the sky searching for cosmic anomalies. 960 1280

  

The Man Who Invented Martians

The Man Who Invented Martians

In 1894, mathematician and informal astronomer, Percival Lowell, arrived at the largely unpopulated area of Flagstaff, AZ. On a mesa in an opening of the woods, he set up 2 telescopes for nighttime viewing inside a rudimentary observatory. Lowell’s theories on Martians spawned countless books, movies and a culture that has generated billions, if not trillions, of dollars. This observatory also went on to discover the planet Pluto. 960 1280

  

Oklahoma Territorial Museum
Oklahoma Territorial Museum

Oklahoma Territorial Museum

On display inside the Oklahoma Territorial Museum and Carnegie Library in Guthrie, OK, is an ordinary-looking pistol. Dedicated to preserving the history of Oklahoma, this museum houses a wide array of artifacts from the state’s boom times. 960 1280

  

Oklahoma Territorial Museum

Oklahoma Territorial Museum

This pistol marked the beginning of a dark and outlandish journey spanning 7 decades and thousands of miles, but how is it linked to a macabre funhouse mummy’s real identity? 960 1280

  

San Diego Air & Space Museum

San Diego Air & Space Museum

Among the venerated vessels of flight at the San Diego Air & Space Museum in California is an ordinary lawn chair with milk jugs attached to it with rope and tape. 960 1280

  

Flying lawn chair

Flying lawn chair

This jerry-rigged piece of outdoor furniture was used by an unlikely pilot to soar to unimaginable heights. 960 1280

  

Grover Cleveland Bergdoll's house

Grover Cleveland Bergdoll's house

This former home of Grover Cleveland Bergdoll is where he grew up in the lap of luxury after escaping police custody. 960 1280

  

Model B Flyer

Model B Flyer

This Model B Flyer at the Franklin Institute was once the prized possession of a wealthy scoundrel who led law enforcement on a manhunt and kicked off a frenzied search for hidden gold that continues to this day. 960 1280

  

Museum of Chinese in America

Museum of Chinese in America

Located in New York City’s bustling Chinatown district, the Museum of Chinese in America documents the trials the Chinese undertook to start over in the United States. Its collection includes a small paper sculpture that symbolizes the universal dream for freedom. 960 1280

  

Museum of Chinese in America

Museum of Chinese in America

This small sculpture symbolizes the unbelievable lengths some people took in hopes for a better life. What harrowing circumstances led to this sculpture’s creation? 960 1280

  

Thomas Warne Historical Museum

Thomas Warne Historical Museum

Striving to preserve New Jersey’s rich history, the Thomas Warne Historical Museum in Old Bridge, NJ, has an artifact on display that has been scarred by a violent past, telling a tale of unprecedented devastation. 960 1280

  

Thomas Warne Historical Museum

Thomas Warne Historical Museum

This jagged artillery shell played a role in a terrible tragedy that shook a small American town at the height of World War I. 960 1280

  

The George Bush Presidential Library and Museum

The George Bush Presidential Library and Museum

The George Bush Presidential Library and Museum at Texas A&M University in College Station houses items that commemorate the country’s 41st president. But a helmet on display honors another famous Texan and is linked to a scorching tale of bravery. 960 1280

  

Red Adair

Red Adair

Who wore this helmet, and how did his heroism extinguish a fire some people thought would burn forever? 960 1280

  

Unconditional Surrender
Unconditional Surrender

Unconditional Surrender

The Unconditional Surrender statue commemorates perhaps the most famous public display of affection in history -- the unforgettable moment in 1945, captured in an iconic photograph, when a US Navy sailor kissed a nurse in Times Square to mark the end of World War II in the Pacific. 960 1280

  

USS Midway

USS Midway

The statue is located next to the retired USS Midway Aircraft Carrier Museum in San Diego, CA. 960 1280

  

Philadelphia Museum of Art

Philadelphia Museum of Art

At the base of the staircase leading to the Philadelphia Museum of Art is a statue of the fictional movie icon – Rocky Balboa – to commemorate the film Rocky III. The writer, director and star of the movie, Sylvester Stallone, is said to have been inspired by the career of a real life boxer from New Jersey. So who was the real Rocky? 960 1280

  

Angeles National Forest

Angeles National Forest

Outside of Los Angeles is a pristine expanse of mountains, lakes and woodlands known as the Angeles National Forest. This beautiful natural monument is said to be home to a terrifying mythical beast known as the “Devil’s Lake Thunderbird.” Despite attempts by locals to capture and kill the creature, the legend of the Thunderbird continues to haunt the region to this day. 960 1280

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Green-Wood Cemetery

Green-Wood Cemetery

In Brooklyn’s Green-Wood Cemetery, 2 tombstones mark the graves of Dr. Harvey Burdell and his wife Emma Cunningham. Shortly after Dr. Burdell’s brutal murder in 1857, police arrest his widow, Emma, and charge her with his murder. But could this seemingly devoted wife have murdered her husband? 960 1280

  

Hilo Clock Hawaii

Hilo Clock Hawaii

In the coastal town of Hilo on Hawaii’s Big Island stands a public clock forever frozen in time, marking the moment at 1:04 a.m. on May 22, 1960, when a massive tsunami hit the island, destroying everything in its path. 960 1280

  

Hawaii Disaster

Hawaii Disaster

Sadly, the story of this disaster reveals a tragedy that could have been avoided. 960 1280

  

At the base of the iconic St. Louis Gateway Arch stands “The Captains’ Return” statue, dedicated to the historic voyage of discovery lead by Meriwether Lewis and William Clark. But few people realize that their voyage owes part of its success to a rather unknown woman. She is said to have saved their lives in a Nez Perce encampment in September 1905, but who was this mysterious woman? 960 1280

  

Haunting in Connecticut
Paranormal Museum

Paranormal Museum

Located at the Stratford Point Lighthouse, the John Zaffis Museum of the Paranormal hosts numerous artifacts removed from homes following unexplained phenomena. One of Zaffis' most compelling artifacts is a small statue of the Virgin Mary, her hands melted off during the infamous 1986 haunting of a home in Southington, CT. 960 1280

  

The Virgin Mary

The Virgin Mary

This small statue of the Virgin Mary had its hands melted off during the infamous 1986 haunting of a home in Southington, CT. The statue is one of many compelling items that can be found at the world-famous John Zaffis Museum of the Paranormal. 960 1280

  

The Virginia Historical Society

The Virginia Historical Society

The Virginia Historical Society in Richmond is home to many artifacts, including a worn and rusty sword used in the Civil War during the Battle of the Crater in in 1864. This battle was memorable for all the wrong reasons, namely, a disastrous attempt by the Union to dig a crater and charge at their Confederate foes from below the ground in Petersburg, VA -- only to be trapped within the crater. 960 1280

  

Mangled Sword

Mangled Sword

This sword was used in the Civil War during the Battle of the Crater in in 1864. It is housed at the Virginia Historical Society in Richmond. 960 1280

  

International Spy Museum

International Spy Museum

Within the International Spy Museum in Washington, DC, is a small shortwave radio that played a key role in exposing and capturing a covert Nazi spy ring collecting intelligence from within the US. 960 1280

  

Nazi Spy Radio

Nazi Spy Radio

This shortwave radio at the International Spy Museum in Washington, DC, was used by a double agent named William Sebold in 1940, and it transmitted approximately 300 messages to German spies that were traced and controlled by the FBI. Using Sebold's faulty transmissions, the FBI was able to successfully snag what J. Edgar Hoover called "the greatest spy roundup in US history." 960 1280

  

National Museum of Naval Aviation

National Museum of Naval Aviation

The National Museum of Naval Aviation, located in Pensacola, FL, is home to hundreds of artifacts from the Navy’s fascinating history. 960 1280

  

Bird Dog

Bird Dog

One artifact hanging from the National Museum of Naval Aviation roof is a 1950-era, 2-seat Cessna O-1 Bird Dog. The metal plane with a 36-foot wingspan was used to locate enemy ground positions. This is the same model that was instrumental in one of the most ingenious and compelling acts of human bravery in all of the Vietnam War. 960 1280

  

Brassiere Brigade

Brassiere Brigade

The St. Petersburg Museum of History in Florida is home to an everyday piece of intimate apparel that tells a particularly entertaining story of a salacious plot planned by women at the Southern Bell Phone Company to rob the company coin by coin. 960 1280

  

Salida Museum

Salida Museum

Located in the heart of Salida, CO, is the aptly named Salida Museum where hundreds of objects representing the history of the region are displayed. 960 1280

  

Furry Fishtail

Furry Fishtail

One artifact that graces the walls of the Salida Museum stands apart from the rest. It’s about 7 inches long and colored a silvery gray. It has a brown coat of hair, a wide mouth and a broad scaly tail. This furry river dweller was rumored to live in the waters near here and caused a sensation when its existence was announced. 960 1280

  

Lucy the Elephant
Lucy the Elephant

Lucy the Elephant

Lucy the Elephant is a mammoth structure with a body that is 38 feet long and 80 feet around with 17-foot-long ears and 22-foot-long tusks, and stands 65 feet high. As a ploy to attract land buyers to his site, 25-year-old James V. Lafferty constructed Lucy. The plan failed, but over the years Lucy is used as a summer rental home, a tavern and a boarding house. She is a major tourist attraction and beloved symbol of Margate City, NJ. 960 1280

  

Lucy the Elephant

Lucy the Elephant

Located on Absecon Island on the New Jersey coastline, Margate City is famous for the large mammoth structure known as Lucy the Elephant. 960 1280

  

Capitol Bomber

Capitol Bomber

In July 1915, bomb expert Frank Holt destroyed the Senate Reception Room with a time bomb. He used a specific amount of sulfuric acid that steadily ate its way through a cork and reacted with mercury to detonate the fuse. After the bombing, Holt became the No. 1 public enemy in America. 960 1280

  

Hitler in Hollywood

Hitler in Hollywood

Murphy?s Ranch is an American Nazi bunker that some believe has ties to Hitler. Predicting chaos would ensue in the wake of WWII, its occupants wanted to ensure that they had an appropriate base in North America from which they could begin a fascist government. 960 1280

  

Hitler in Hollywood

Hitler in Hollywood

Home to a dangerous group of Nazi sympathizers called the Silver Shirts, Murphy?s Ranch -- a powerhouse in Los Angeles -- functioned as a self-sufficient community and base for the group?s dreams of a fascist government. 960 1280

  

Bulletproof Handkerchief

Bulletproof Handkerchief

Main Street in Tombstone, AZ, is where a silk handkerchief was found to be impenetrable by bullets. After witnessing many duels outside of the Oriental Saloon, Dr. George Goodfellow began to study the resistance power of silk. In 1893, his research on the matter led to the invention of the first bulletproof vest by Casimir Zeglen. 960 1280

  

Bulletproof Handkerchief

Bulletproof Handkerchief

A sign in the heart of Tombstone, AZ, details 2 duels that occurred outside of the Oriental Saloon. Arguments between gamblers were often settled by duels outside the saloon. 960 1280

  

Elizabeth Van Lew
Elizabeth Van Lew

Elizabeth Van Lew

Despite being a well-to-do Southerner, Elizabeth Van Lew helped secure an important Civil War victory for the North through her extensive spy ring which she operated from her residence in Richmond, VA. 960 1280

  

International Spy Museum

International Spy Museum

One of the most popular museums in Washington, DC, the International Spy Museum is dedicated to the history of espionage and houses many artifacts from some of the most famous spies. 960 1280

  

International Spy Museum

International Spy Museum

This small piece of paper at the International Spy Museum represents one of the scrolls that was secreted across enemy lines under the careful coordination of Elizabeth Van Lew. 960 1280

  

The Petersen Automotive Museum

The Petersen Automotive Museum

The Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles is one of the world’s largest automotive museums with about 150 vehicles on display. 960 1280

  

The Petersen Automotive Museum

The Petersen Automotive Museum

One of the vehicles on display there is this uniquely designed yellow car model that was once promised to save a nation in the midst of an unprecedented fuel crisis. 960 1280

  

Bakken Museum

Bakken Museum

On the shores of Lake Calhoun, the Bakken Museum in Minneapolis is the world’s only museum dedicated to medical electricity. 960 1280

  

Bakken Museum

Bakken Museum

On display at the Bakken is a wooden and glass musical instrument, invented by one of America’s founding fathers and known as the glass armonica. Not only did it mesmerize people on both sides of the Atlantic, but it also seemed to perform medical miracles no doctor could explain. 960 1280

  

EBR-I Atomic Museum

EBR-I Atomic Museum

A US National Historic Landmark, the EBR-I Atomic Museum in Arco, ID, is housed in a former nuclear facility. 960 1280

  

EBR-I Atomic Museum

EBR-I Atomic Museum

On display there is this oversized panel with red lights, which speaks to one of the worst nuclear accidents in American history. Was it simply an accident or did deeper tensions cause the disaster? 960 1280

  

Museum of the City of New York

Museum of the City of New York

At the Museum of the City of New York sits a small hollow figure of a portly man, a caricature of one of the Big Apple’s most influential -- and crooked -- politicians. 960 1280

  

The American Yacht Club

The American Yacht Club

The American Yacht Club in Rye, NY, contains an extensive collection of model ships. 960 1280

  

The American Yacht Club

The American Yacht Club

This model ship showcases an innovative design that was used by a courageous explorer to battle the elements in his attempt to reach one of Earth’s harshest environments. 960 1280

  

Masada

Masada

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Masada

Masada

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Church of the Holy Sepulcher

Church of the Holy Sepulcher

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Church of the Holy Sepulcher

Church of the Holy Sepulcher

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Dead Sea

Dead Sea

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Church of All Nations

Church of All Nations

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Garden of Gethsemane

Garden of Gethsemane

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Wadi Qelt

Wadi Qelt

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Mount of Olives

Mount of Olives

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The Room of the Last Supper

The Room of the Last Supper

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Zedekiah’s Cave

Zedekiah’s Cave

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