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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HDSI - Texas Servant Girl Murders


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

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HDSI - The Disappearance of Glenn Miller


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

HDSI - Civil War Sabotage?


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

3-D Cuban Missile Crisis


Investigating a projection screen with possible Cuban Missile Crisis connections.

Mysteries from the Wild West


The History Detectives investigate four stories from the American West.

Bill of Sale, Cobb Powder Horn and the Star Spangled Banner


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

Colored Heroes, Valley Forge Map and a Transistor Radio


U.S. Senator Charles Schumer helps Tukufu track down the true story behind a WWI poster.