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  • Last episode S4E13 aired 2016-02-12
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aired 2016-02-12 (2 years ago)
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Season: 4 | Episode: 13
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"Mysteries at the Monument" (formerly "Monumental Mysteries") reveals the secrets and stories behind America's most exceptional monuments. Host Don Wildman takes viewers to statues, memorials, national parks, gravestones and sculptures that pay tribute to America's highest highs and lows.

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    The USS Olympia, the oldest surviving steel warship in the United States, is moored in a marina in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania - when the son of a wealthy diplomat is kidnapped in Morocco, the vessel was deployed and a President up for reelection was forced to solve the international incident without risking his reelection campaign. In Hattiesburg, Mississippi, a curious and diminutive historical marker pays tribute to the site of a brutal bare knuckle boxing match that changed the course of professional sports forever Founded in 1719, the historic New England town of Litchfield, Connecticut pre-dates the birth of the United States and is rich in history - but in the National Historic District is the home of a man who took a risky idea and turned the tide of the Revolutionary War, ushering in a new era of military strategy.

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    The quiet, quaint city of Milan is peppered with reminders of the once lucrative automotive industry that flourished in southeast Michigan but on the outskirts of town is a two-story Victorian stick-style home that was not financed by the production of vehicles but rather the sweetest of swindles. Considered the beating heart of Granby Colorado, the community's brick town hall was only built six years ago in the wake of a reinforced bulldozer's horrifying rampage throughout the town. Just north of Manhattan's midtown concrete jungle is the green oasis of Central Park with sprawling meadows, winding footpaths, glistening ponds, and thousands of free public benches - but this place of tranquility was once the site of a violent uprising that altered one of the nation's most famous parks forever.

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    On the cobblestone streets of Boston's historic Beacon Hill district is the Lewis and Harriet Hayden House where a resident daringly played his part in one of the most audacious escapes from slavery of all time. On Hatteras Island North Carolina stands the Cora Tree, legend has it that in 1700 an islander called Cora was accused of being an agent of the devil leading to a horrific witch-hunt which still fills the community with fear to this day. In Holmdel, New Jersey, atop a wooded promontory is seventy-foot long, aluminum horn shaped structure that was made to advance satellite communication in the early 1960s - but this odd-looking device actually changed our understanding of life when it discovered the oldest sound in the universe.

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    In the Evergreens Cemetery in Brooklyn, NY stands a 2½ foot tall slab of granite celebrating Thomas Wiggins, a blind slave - his unique talents became the focus of a custody battle that will leave his freedom hanging in the balance. The Thompson House in Newport, Kentucky is now a thriving live music venue but was also the birthplace of John Taliaferro Thompson, the creator of a controversial invention that would change the landscape of military and criminal warfare forever. In the center of Muskegon, Michigan stands a fourteen-foot high twisted chrome sculpture that describes an incredible tale of invention - when a father creates an odd-looking device for his two young daughters to ride down snowy slopes - it evolves into a device used by millions through the world.

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    The University of California, Berkeley is one of the most prestigious institutions in America. But it was also once home to a body of ambitious yet gruesome research, when in the 1930s a scientist fancied himself as a real life Dr Frankenstein. Honeymoon Island State Park in Florida is famous retreat for newlyweds but in the 1940s a bizarre set of large three-toed footprints were discovered embedded in the sand, leading residents and lovers alike to suspect they were being stalked by a giant creature from the depths. Beneath the mushroom shaped dome of Flagstaff, Arizona's Lowell Observatory is a humongous telescope. Its creator shocked the world and shaped the public's perception of alien life when he described the bizarre markings he observed on the surface of Mars.

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    A sacred effigy; the first African-American baseball player; statue of a New York mayor.

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    An unusual sculpture of a death-defying creature; a spectacular park linked to a preacher who shocked the world.

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    On display in the charming town of Menahga, Minnesota is a peculiar statue that honors an obscure figure, venerated for his heroic deeds despite his suspicious past. Rising out of the deserts of Phoenix, Arizona is an enchanted eccentric structure created by a father who dedicated his final years to making his child's dreams come true. And the stunning subterranean world in New Mexico known as the Carlsbad Caverns is home to swarms of bats which inspired one of history's most radical weapons of war.

  • s04e01
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    In the quiet community of Kecksburg, Pennsylvania is a massive acorn-shaped sculpture that depicts a mysterious object that reportedly fell from the sky and triggered a storm of controversy and panic. In the downtown district of Wichita, Texas is an unusual structure that was born out of an unforgettable scam and is now believed to be the smallest skyscraper in the world. And while the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge in California is a modern engineering marvel, it was conceived decades earlier by an eccentric figure who claimed to be the Emperor of the United States.

  • s03e24
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    Host Don Wildman visits the memorial to the dog that became a celebrated war hero, examines the iconic bridge shrouded in tragedy, and heads to the state forest where a unidentified substance threatened an entire community.

  • s03e23
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    The Chestnut Hill Baptist Church in Exeter, Rhode Island is the site of a cemetery where a tombstone marks the resting place of a young woman who some believe haunted this small New England Town and inspired a literary classic. New York City's Brooklyn Bridge is the inspiration for one of America's most notorious scams, perpetrated by an expert con man whose daring scheme still resonates today. And in California's San Francisco Bay, Alcatraz, two inmates pulled off a brazen escape from the country's most infamous prison.

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    The Chrysler Building is one of Manhattan's most iconic skyscrapers. But its construction was fueled by a bitter rivalry between two one-time colleagues in a competition that transfixed the nation. A mausoleum on the campus of California's Stanford University commemorates one of this school's founding figures, whose chilling murder remains unsolved to this day. And in Hollywood, California, a star commemorates an iconic legend who graced the silver screen with her beauty and the world with a technological innovation that is still in use.

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    Near the steps of the Philadelphia Museum of Art stands a statue of the fictional film icon Rocky Balboa. But who was the real life boxer who inspired this famous underdog tale? In Brooklyn's Greenwood Cemetery stand two tombstones in close proximity to each other, marking the final resting place of a wealthy murder victim and that of his possible killer. What was the strange relationship of these graveyard neighbors? And next to the retired USS Midway aircraft carrier in San Diego California is a colorful statue known asUnconditional Surrender,which depicts an iconic moment at the end of World War Two when a Navy sailor spontaneously kissed a nurse in Times Square. So, who were these iconic paramours?

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    On a high summit near Laramie, Wyoming is a strange pyramidal structure that looks like something from ancient Egypt or Mayan Mexico. But this monument actually commemorates one of the greatest technological achievements of the 19th century and one of the worst scandals. In a peaceful park onManhattan's Upper West Side is a poignant statue commemorating a tragic love story that began in New York City and ended in the frozen seas of the NorthAtlantic, with the sinking of the RMSTitanic. Off the western shore of Lake Berryessa in Napa County, California is a strip of land that locals have dubbed Zodiac Island as a testament to its sinister past. It was here that two victims of one of California's most notorious serials killer were found.

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    Host Don Wildman visits London where a tall column observes a tragic event, traverses the Capitol Building in Washington D.C., where hypocrisy was exposed, and travels to Genoa, Nevada to view a monument to a frontiersman.

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    Located in the center of Stockholm, Sweden is Norrmalmstorg Square, an elegant plaza known for its high-end shops. Yet this fashionable spot was also the site of terrifying heist that gave rise to a new psychological phenomenon. Boynton Beach, Florida is home to a small granite monument that memorializes the Cuban Missile Crisis. Unbeknownst to many, the near catastrophic war could've ended very differently were it not for the courage of a little known Russian. And near the state capitol building in Richmond, Virginia stands a life-sized bronze statue of a teen activist who led a quiet fight for equal education rights.

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    Near the steps of the Philadelphia Museum of Art stands a statue of the fictional film icon Rocky Balboa. But who was the real life boxer who inspired this famous underdog tale? In Brooklyn's Greenwood Cemetery stand two tombstones in close proximity to each other, marking the final resting place of a wealthy murder victim and that of his possible killer. What was the strange relationship of these graveyard neighbors? And next to the retired USS Midway aircraft carrier in San Diego California is a colorful statue known asUnconditional Surrender,which depicts an iconic moment at the end of World War Two when a Navy sailor spontaneously kissed a nurse in Times Square. So, who were these iconic paramours?

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    Host Don Wildman heads to sunny Pasadena to explore the mysterious death of renowned scientist, investigate the murder of gaudy heir and his celebrity wife, and probe the true story behind one of Mt. Everest's deadliest disasters.

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    A monument in sports history; a cemetery in St. Petersburg; an undertaker tribute; the National Manassas Battlefield Park.

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    Host Don Wildman examines the 17th century plot that threatened
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    A simple plaque that salutes a young boy and his pig; a medieval tower; historic gravesite with a flight to freedom.

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    Host Don Wildman heads to sunny Pasadena to explore the mysterious death of renowned scientist, investigate the murder of gaudy heir and his celebrity wife, and probe the true story behind one of Mt. Everest's deadliest disasters.

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    Britain's M16 is explored; watch below the clocktower in Vallejo; a monument that honors a massive turtle.

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    A simple plaque that salutes a young boy and his pig; a medieval tower; historic gravesite with a flight to freedom.

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    A prison fortress in London; a sculpture honoring civil rights; the tale of a novelist who was a target.

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    A prison fortress in London; a sculpture honoring civil rights; the tale of a novelist who was a target.

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    A memorial honoring a historic vessel; an iconic structure in Italy; a German park marks a tale of a war hero.

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    A Harlem memorial dedicated to WWI heroes.

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    An iconic wall of a daring escape; a star that marks a Hollywood scandal; the statue of a pioneering scientist.

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    A famous London church; treks to a natural wonder; the palatial prison that housed a famous first lady.

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    NewYork's Brooklyn Bridge is one of the most iconic landmarks in the world. But a mysterious disease once afflicted the many workers who toiled tirelessly tobuild it over the East River. The small town of Sylacauga, Alabama proudly displays a curious marble sculpture thatcommemorates an earth-shattering event that sparked a wave of fear and paranoia across the South. And California's Joshua Tree National Park was once the site of a strange plot involving the body of a legendary rock star.

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    Devil's Gate Dam is named for the profile of a Devil's face embedded in the rock formation. But the dam is also connected to another dark figure, the scientist Jack Parsons, who appears to have been living a double life. The Rockingham County Courthouse in rural North Carolina seems far removed from big city scandals. But when the young husband of Broadway's It girl Libby Holman is unexpectedly murdered, the actress must take on her most difficult role here, at the center of a scandal that gripped the nation. More than 4,000 people have scaled the summit of Mt. Everest over the years. Yet only a handful were present on the fateful day in 1996 when 8 climbers lost their lives, and the differing accounts of this event have divided the close-knit climbing community.
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    In Somers, New York, is a 20-foot granite obelisk on top of which sits a statue of a most unlikely pioneer - an elephant. Old Bet first arrived in America in 1805 and went on to a storied career as the first circus elephant. And although ten years later, she met a tragic fate, her legacy lives on. In a quiet graveyard in Greenbrier County, West Virginia, is a historic marker to the Greenbrier Ghost. After a beautiful young woman dies, her mother receives a paranormal message from her daughter's ghost from beyond the grave, purportedly informing her that it was her husband who killed her. On the island of Kauai is a statue to the great British explorer, Captain James Cook, who met his tragic demise on anidyllic Hawaiian beach at the hands of a group of natives who he thought were friendly.
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    Host Don Wildman heads to London to see a statue that marks an unforgettable moment in British sporting history made possible by a four-legged hero, visits the tomb of a man whose grudge revolutionized the way we communicate, checks out a Civil War battle site whose outcome was drastically altered by a saboteur hidden in plain sight.
  • s01e11
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    Scattered around New York City are three statues inspired by the same stunning model, who was a muse to hundreds of artists. But another man's obsession with her went far beyond fine art. In Arizona, the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest is home to over 400 species of wildlife and over 680 miles of rivers and streams. But this tranquil oasis was also the site of a bizarre and chilling encounter and a mysterious disappearance that many are convinced was an alien abduction. And the city of Buffalo, New York lends its name to a fiery and famous all-American food. But this culinary creation sparked an investigation and fierce debate that is still ongoing today.
  • s01e10
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    White cloud Kansas is home to a simple bronze plaque dedicated to a young boy and his pet pig. And what many do not know is this unlikely duo inspired a national cultural craze. In Colchester, England stands an impressive medieval tower that witnessed a deadly struggle for power, that eventually inspired a classic children's verse. And on the north side of Cincinnati, Ohio lies the Weslayan Cemetery, a landmark site that witnessed an incredible tale of determination, bravery, and escape.

  • s01e09
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    In Hopkinsville, Kentucky's Riverside Cemetery is a simple stone grave marker for an individual named Edgar Cayce. This humble man is now considered one of the most important American psychics of the 20th century. But did he really have the power to heal the sick? In Brooklyn, New York's Prospect Park is a bronze bust of the Austrian composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. This brilliant musical prodigy died tragically at the young age of thirty-five. But was he a victim of murder? Denver, Colorado's Cheesman Park is a lovely urban green space, but few visitors here are aware of its sinister history. Formerly a dilapidated cemetery, this park is haunted by a ghastly episode from its past, which is said to have spawned a hell storm of paranormal activity and believed to have helped inspire a legendary horror film.
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    Don Wildman finds out more about Britain's MI6 and also visits an ornate clock tower in Vallejo.
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    The landmark town of Eureka Springs, Arkansas has attracted visitors to its legendary mineral springs for more than a century. In 1937 a flamboyant businessman named Norman Baker opened a cancer hospital in the former Crescent Hotel in Eureka Springs. But some people began to question whether Baker was doing his patients more harm than good. In Carmel, New York is a bronze statue of a mounted teenage girl named Sybil Ludington. Like the much more famous Paul Revere, Ludington was known to have made a daring ride to warn the local militia of approaching British troops. In the high altitude town of Nederland, Colorado is an unlikely monument - a simple storage shed. In 1994, an eccentric local woman named Aud Morstol set off a firestorm of controversy when local authorities discover the ghastly contents of the shed in back of her house.
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    The Tower of London is an ancient fortress designed to defend and imprison. But few realize it also became the inspiration for a duo of tricksters to make an audacious bid for the throne. A large sculpture in downtown Wichita, Kansas depicts a scene of customers at a drugstore lunch counter. In fact, it commemorates a groundbreaking moment in the struggle for civil rights in America. And on a quiet block in Monrovia, California is the home of the Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist, Upton Sinclair. Few may remember that he almost won election as California's governor - but instead became the target of the first political smear campaign in U.S. electoral history.
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    NewYork's Ellis Island is filled with the history of the millions of immigrants who passed through its historic buildings. But one famous family, immortalized in a classic film, almost never made it through at all. Deep inside California's Death Valley National Park lies a dried-out lakebed containing a set of mysterious stones which seemingly have the ability to sail across the sand, baffling scientists to this day. And in San Antonio, Texas is a legendary and hallowed fortress which once saw one of America's most famous battles. Some believe that a vast treasure may be buried somewhere within its stone walls.
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    A maritime nightmare is remembered and the sweet tale of a war hero is looked at during a visit to a German park.
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    On 142nd Street in New York City stands an obelisk that honors the soldiers of the 369th Infantry Regiment - better known as the Harlem Hellfighters. This African-American combat unit fought valiantly in combat overseas during World War I, yet their greatest battles were waged by fellow Americans. Jockeys have been racing horses at Southern California's Santa Anita Park track for over a century. Though many may claim to be dying to win, so far just one has actually done so...and then lived to tell the tale. And the legendary Pantheon in Paris houses a bust of a 19th century Frenchman whose invention brought literacy to the blind. The innovation was created with the very instrument that took away his sight.
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    Don examines a barrier that gave rise to one of history’s most daring escapes; gazes upon a star that honors a founding figure of Hollywood’s celebrity culture; and admires the statue of a pioneering psychiatrist who inspired another lifesaving type of therapy.
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    Don visits a famous London church that set the stage for an audacious heist; a natural wonder that Mother Nature herself threatened to shut down; and a prison that once housed a famous first lady.