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Don Wildman talks a new season of Monumental Mysteries on Travel Channel

Before I can even ask him a single question, Travel Channel’s intrepid Monumental Mysteries host Don Wildman quizzes me about my current location. When I tell him Milwaukee, he offers up a fascinating story about the underground caverns throughout the Midwest that German immigrants used to age and cool the first icy, refreshing pilsner beer Americans had ever quaffed. A fast trip to Google afterward reveals he’s spot-on. The Miller Brewing Co. in my hometown sports 160-year-old, man-made caves some 60 feet below ground. That’s just the kind of guy Wildman — the son of a history teacher dad and … Continue reading →

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'Greatest Mysteries: Smithsonian' and 'America Declassified' on Travel Channel

Today, Travel Channel announces the launch of the "Greatest Mysteries" collection of specials, kicking off with "Greatest Mysteries: Smithsonian," followed by the premiere of the new original series "America Declassified." The official release: Travel Channel announces today a series of one-hour specials under the “Greatest Mysteries”umbrella hosted by veteran Travel Channel host Don Wildman (“Mysteries of the Museum,” “Monumental Mysteries”). This series of eight one-hour specials builds on the popularity of “Mysteries at the Museum” and “Monumental Mysteries,” and examines an iconic location through a unique lens of mystery and intrigue. The first special under the “Greatest Mysteries” collection is “Greatest Mysteries: Smithsonian,” premiering Sunday, November 3 at 9:00 p.m. Et/Pt, where history explorer and museum enthusiast Wildman investigates
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'Monumental Mysteries': Don Wildman sorts fact from myth

Where does the expression "If you believe that, I've got a bridge to sell you" come from? Could it be true that the inspiration for Dracula actually comes from Rhode Island? Why did we start thinking aliens traveled exclusively in flying saucers?

These are the types of questions answered in Don Wildman's Travel Channel series "Monumental Mysteries," premiering Thursday, May 9. The veteran of such derring-do series as "Off Limits" and "Cities of the Underworld" is now exploring the nation's monuments and sorting out fact from fiction when it comes to their history.

He brings a natural exuberance to the task and says the legends and myths around our monuments arise from the human need to tell stories that will live on.

"Everything in life, obscure or famous, eventually becomes a story with a hero and an obstacle," Wildman tells Zap2it. "It's the common thread of human society. We tell stories.
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“Monumental Mysteries” host Don Wildman talks about new Travel Channel series

Monumental Mysteries Thursday, May 9 Travel Channel, 9pm Et Don Wildman is at it again. The adventurous gadabout who has hosted Off Limits and Mysteries at the Museum is back on Travel Channel with Monumental Mysteries, which explores well-known American monuments and the conspiracy theories that have sprung up around them. For instance, where does the phrase “if you believe that, I’ve got a bridge to sell you” come from? Or is it possible that the origins of Bram Stoker’s vampire masterpiece Dracula stem from a New England murder case? You’ll find out this and more in this engrossing series. [...]

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