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Mysteries at the Monument host and history explorer Don Wildman investigates the world's most impressive - and sometimes obscure - structures, statues and national parks to uncover incredible tales hidden within them.
A famous London church; treks to a natural wonder; the palatial prison that housed a famous first lady.
An iconic wall of a daring escape; a star that marks a Hollywood scandal; the statue of a pioneering scientist.
A Harlem memorial dedicated to WWI heroes.
A memorial honoring a historic vessel; an iconic structure in Italy; a German park marks a tale of a war hero.
A prison fortress in London; a sculpture honoring civil rights; the tale of a novelist who was a target.
Britain's M16 is explored; watch below the clocktower in Vallejo; a monument that honors a massive turtle.
A simple plaque that salutes a young boy and his pig; a medieval tower; historic gravesite with a flight to freedom.
A monument in sports history; a cemetery in St. Petersburg; an undertaker tribute; the National Manassas Battlefield Park.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
Don Wildman (Host)
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