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The Hall of Troubled and Alternate History

Step into the museum's sub-basement where our researchers have constructed a time machine to allow you to explore mans' sordid past.

Anzio Annie: The Gun that Held 50,000 Men Hostage - This gigantic Nazi cannon terrorized American soldiers in 1944 for three months as they were penned in on a small Italian beach head.

Attack of the Talking Nazi Dogs - Were the Nazis, as some accounts claim, really building an army of intelligent, talking dogs to defend the Third Reich? Where did this story come from and how much of it is actually true?

The Real Dracula: Vlad the Impaler - One of the most influential books in the horror genre is Bram Stoker's 1897 novel Dracula. The Vampire Count may be a fictional character, but he is based of a very real, and terrifying, human being.

Hitler's Super Tank - Hitler was in love with big, technological weapons. One planned weapon that didn't make it into action, however, was the Landkreuzer P-1000 "Ratte." A true rolling fortress it was far heavier and more powerful than any other tank considered by any other country before, during or after the war. If this super tank had been built, how might it have affected the conflict?

Archimedes and the Burning Mirror - Probably no ancient tale has raised as much controversy as the story of the Greek inventor Archimedes using a giant mirror, or set of mirrors, to set fire to Roman ships. Did it actually happen?

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?

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.

The Mystery of the Hindenburg Disaster - It was the biggest thing that ever flew. Was its fiery end the result of an accident or sabotage?

Nazi Atomic Bomb - How Close Did Hitler Come to Unleashing the Power of the Atom?

Hitler Targets New York City - Hitler wanted nothing more than to avenge the American bombing of German cities with Nazi attacks on the American homeland cites, like New York. He failed, but how close did he come?

Nazi Flying Saucers - Hitler and the Third Reich led Europe into a decade of terror that culminated in World War II. The Germans developed an amazing array of secret weapons in a short time. Were flying discs part of the Luftwaffe arsenal? And if so, was this secret looted and used by the Allied victors after the war?

The Hitler Diaries - It would have been one of the greatest historical buys of the 20th century: Sixty-two handwritten volumes of a secret diary kept by Adolf Hitler. Der Stern Magazine thought they had the exclusive rights into one of the darkest minds of all time. Instead, they paid millions of dollars for a hoax.

Hoax Journalism - They scream at you from the magazine racks near the checkout counter with improbable headlines like Aliens Stole My Dog! Most people ignore them, or laugh at them. As strange as it seems, however, these tabloids go back to long standing-tradition in American culture involving authors as noteworthy as Benjamin Franklin, Mark Twain and Edgar Allen Poe.

Hollow Earth - We know the world is round, but is it hollow?

The Lybarinth at Knossos - Is the legend of an unending maze occupied by a terrible beast true?

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?

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

Amelia Earhart's Last Flight - The record breaking American aviator disappears in the Pacific without a trace.


Modern Myth Museum - Dedicated to the historic, educational and cultural contribution of Myth, through the study of its modern expression, in our society.

The Afflicted Girls - Suzy Witten's site discussing the the Salem Witch Trials through the device of a historical novel.

Copyright Lee Krystek, 2008. All Rights Reserved.

 

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