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.

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S11 Ep4: HDSI - Who Killed Jimmy Hoffa?


Notorious teamster boss Jimmy Hoffa disappeared without a trace in 1975. Was he murdered?

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S11 Ep3: HDSI - Texas Servant Girl Murders


Before Jack the Ripper, a serial killer walked the streets of Austin, Texas.

S11 Ep2: HDSI - The Disappearance of Glenn Miller


In 1944, bandleader Glenn Miller boarded a plane for Paris and was never seen again.

S11 Ep1: HDSI - Civil War Sabotage?


The steamship Sultana exploded without warning one night in 1865, killing 1,800 people.

S5 Ep1: 3-D Cuban Missile Crisis


Investigating a projection screen with possible Cuban Missile Crisis connections.

S10 Ep8: Mysteries from the Wild West


The History Detectives investigate four stories from the American West.

S10 Ep9: Bill of Sale, Cobb Powder Horn and the Star Spangle


Eduardo investigates the story behind a Bill of Sale for a 17-year old “negro girl".