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Case 8: Loretto Chapel’s Miraculous Staircase, Santa Fe

4/10/2018
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Who built the chapel’s miraculous spiral staircase without a central support or even a single nail? We’ll investigate the legend of St. Joseph’s visitation and find the solution to a famous historical mystery.

Duration:00:31:35

Case 7: Lincoln’s Tomb, Springfield, Illinois

3/27/2018
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At the Oak Ridge Cemetery in Springfield, Illinois, site of the final resting place of Abraham Lincoln, a gang of bumbling counterfeiters plotted to steal the President’s body. The plot quickly became a ghoulish comedy of errors, largely forgotten in the annals of American history.

Duration:00:32:32

Case 6: Winchester Mystery House

3/13/2018
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A mysterious widow supposedly haunted by the victims of her family's fortunes. A sprawling mansion with labyrinthine halls, hidden rooms, and stairs that lead to nowhere. Is the Winchester Mystery House cursed or haunted? Or just a marvelous example of American ingenuity in marketing and amusement? Listen to the story of the mysterious house that gave birth to haunted houses and fright houses across the country.

Duration:00:31:58

Case 5: Fear and Loathing on the Little Bighorn

2/27/2018
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At a spot overlooking the Little Bighorn River, ghosts still inhabit the site of “Custer’s Last Stand.” The responsibility for that bloody encounter between the U.S. Army and Lakota and Cheyenne warriors has long been a matter of bitter debate. Explore some surprising evidence unearthed by archaeologists that casts the event in a totally new light.

Duration:00:37:56

Case 4: The Tomb of the Voodoo Queen, New Orleans

2/13/2018
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Like a shapeshifter, ever-changing her imagined character and physical appearance, the spirit of Marie Laveau refuses to fade away. In New Orleans’s famously eerie St. Louis Cemetery #1, you may recognize a past that you have made for yourself.

Duration:00:32:45

Case 3: Great Molasses Flood, Boston

1/30/2018
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Gooey death and destruction is no laughing matter. Follow the tragic chain of events that led corporate greed for war profiteering to devastate a crowded immigrant neighborhood.

Duration:00:27:01

Case 2: Doomtown, Nevada Test Site

1/16/2018
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Within sight of the Vegas Strip, mushroom clouds rose high into the air. Enemy attack? Tragic accident? Just the Defense Department reassuring America that it could survive atomic war.

Duration:00:30:02

Case 1: Eldridge Hotel, Kansas

1/3/2018
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How did the spirit of a New England railroad man come to haunt a Kansas hotel? Join us in exploring a pioneer city where a forgotten battle over slavery can still be felt today.

Duration:00:25:37

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