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History Detectives

America's top gumshoes are on the case to prove once again that an object found in an attic or backyard might be anything but ordinary. Exploring historical objects and the stories behind them, History Detectives crisscrosses the country delving into legends, folklore and personal histories to discover potentially extraordinary objects in everyday American homes.

Episodes

Season 11
Notorious teamster boss Jimmy Hoffa disappeared without a trace in 1975. Was he murdered...
Season 11
Before Jack the Ripper, a serial killer walked the streets of Austin, Texas. Can modern...
Season 11
In 1944, bandleader Glenn Miller boarded a plane for Paris and was never seen or heard...
Season 11
The steamship Sultana exploded without warning one night in 1865, killing 1,800 people....

Specials

Investigating strange and mysterious objects from the past take the History Detectives...
A Californian has memorabilia revealing a story behind the Presidential retreat Camp...
Elyse covers the tough questions about being on the History Detectives beat.
Could these music plates be the originals for "Take the A Train?" How is a stamp...
What happened to a WWII POW who sketched portraits at the German camp Stalag 17B? What's...


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Investigate gaps in national history and cultural legends with the country's top sleuths.