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The Museum Attic

Copyright Lee Krystek, 1999.

Like most great institutions the museum has a few items in its collections that just don't seem to fit within any existing catogory of exhibits. Climb up to the attic and see what interesting items you can find.

The Bermuda Triangle- Is one of the most mysterious places in the world really a mystery?

Teacher Resource Page - Some item designed to help teachers use our site in their classrooms.

The Process of How to Build an Atomic Bomb - With a few parts from a hardware store and some know-how, it is possible to build a weapon of mass destruction. Well, as long as you can find a few of pounds of plutonium on Ebay to fuel it...

Oil and Triumph of Nazi Germany - Could the War have ended with Axis powers ruling most of the world and America cowering on the other side of the globe?

The Legend of the Lambton Worm - Worms were not always the little squiggly things we know today.

Benedict Arnold - Father of our Country? Part 1, Part2 - His name is synonymous with the word traitor, yet, if things had gone a little differently, could this infinitely complex man been the hero of the American Revolution?

The Witches of Salem - The word spread quickly through the tiny community of Salem Village: "There are witches among us."

The Great Texas Train Crash at Crush - It was to be a spectacular 19th publicity stunt with a carefree carnival mood. It ended in explosions, flying metal and death.

Phantom Ships - They come sailing through the night into sailors' nightmares. Some are legend, some are illusion, but a few of these "ghost" ships are for real.

Christmas Visions of Thomas Nast - At the beginning of the 19th century Santa Claus found himself in a quandry. What should he wear? Perhaps he should emphasize his title of St. Nicholas and appear as a stern bishop wearing robes? Or maybe go the other way and be seen as a clowning elf with a frock coat and pantaloons? It was at this point that Thomas Nast, premire American political cartoonist of the 1800's, stepped in and gave Santa the well-needed makeover that he still carries with him even today...

AKA Santa Claus - Every December 25th millions of people are visited by a short, fat guy in a red suit. Where did he come from, why does he do it, and how does he accomplish this seemingly impossible task?

Christmas Becomes Electric - Today one can hardly find a street in North America during the month of December where the majority of houses are not lit up with a dazzling display of hundreds or even thousands of tiny electric lights. Where did these traditions come from and when did Christmas become electric?

Castle - We think of them as romantic symbols of a past full of Kings, Queens, Knights and Nobles. In reality, though, they were the latest in military hardware. See what castles were really all about.

Man-Eating Plants - Long a feature in ghost stories around the campfire and sci-fi thrillers in the theater, does the infamous Man-eating Plant actual exists?

Allegations of Alligators in the Sewers of NYC - Do these dangerous reptiles actually live in the underground tunnels below one of the world's largest cities?

Amazing Mazes - Mazes and Labyrinths have been around since the Egyptians. Do you know the difference between the two? If not, visit our Amazing Mazes page to find out!

Entombed Animals - How could people possibily find living animals encased in solid rock?

The Cottingley Fairies - How did two schoolgirls in 1917 hoax Arthur Conan Doyle?

The Philadelphia Experiment - Did a WWII scientific military research project go wrong with horrible results?

Codes in the Bible - Do secret codes exist in the Bible that can predict the future?

A Pirate Rogue's Gallery - Stories of Three of the most infamous "Gentlemen of Fortune."

Floating Tombstones - Was there once a fleet of concrete ships?

Copyright Lee Krystek 2008. All Rights Reserved.

 

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