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Faded photos, forgotten newspaper headlines, newsreels, diaries, and personal keepsakes are the mosaics of lives lived and legendary places that come back to life.

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Recent Episodes

Case 8

Loretto Chapel, Santa Fe, NM

Filed under: miracles, labor

Who built the chapel’s miraculous spiral staircase without a central support or nail? We’ll investigate the legend of St. Joseph’s visitation and find a possible explanation.

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Case 9

Vampire of Griswold, CT

Filed under: epidemics, archaeology

Did vampires roam the swamps and forests of early New England? A vandalized grave revealed a ghoulish secret that had been concealed for almost 200 years.

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Case 10

Hobo Convention of Britt, Iowa

Filed under: Great Depression, home

Britt is a mecca for hobos, wanderers, and boxcar riders. Every August they gather and swap stories about their rambling lives that ironically reflect changing American visions of home.

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