She was born Norma Jeane Mortenson on June 1, 1926, and later changed her name to Marilyn Monroe who is now part of Hollywood legend lore due, in part, to many theories that have circulated about the circumstances of her death at age 36. In turn, a new episode of the Travel Channel’s “Mysteries at the Museum” reality show - Sept. 18 at 9/8c titled “Conspiracies” - has host Don Wildman revisiting what the show calls “the most intriguing conspiracies in history that’ll leave you wondering what’s fact and what’s fiction.” This new episode is sandwiched between two previous aired episodes of Mysteries at the Museum; making tonight’s offering three full one-hour episodes presented back-to-back beginning at 8/7c.
Tonight's "Mysteries" looks at conspiracies
While this new episode “Conspiracies” focuses on what the Mysteries at the Museum show calls “the sudden death of one of Hollywood’s most beloved starlets,” Marilyn Monroe, it also takes a look at the Watergate Scandal Evidence – via a White House tape recorder that features words from President Richard Nixon.
In addition, there's the history of lottery fraud; with the show asking: “How did employees at a TV station manage to fix the lottery.”
And, even more menacing is host Don Wildman investigating who is the culprit behind the anthrax scare of 2001; that the program states “remains a mystery.”
Mysteries at the Museum host likes to dig for facts
Fans of the Travel Channel’s “Mysteries at the Museum,” know that this one-hour reality show format features host Don Wildman investigating such things as fires, conspiracies and even an old school bus during this Sept. 18 marathon of three episodes; including one new one titled “Conspiracies.”
In turn, the show revolves around experts talking on camera about what interesting things they have at their local museum, or host Wildman going a bit further and looking into museum artifacts and history himself to unearth some pretty interesting finds.
Also, the show’s official biography of Wildman explains how he “introduces us to a wide variety of museums across the United States, all filled with extraordinary artifacts, often bizarre relics, each with an amazing tale to be told and secrets to be revealed.”
Don Wildman is really a "wildman" at heart
The Travel Channel overview of Wildman also claims he’s “fast becoming one the most recognized faces in documentary television. As the intrepid host of History’s hit adventure series, Cities of the Underworld, Don explored hundreds of mysterious tunnels, catacombs, crypts and bunker systems found beneath more than 40 cities and regions around the globe.”
Thus, the Mysteries at the Museum program states how Wildman started “carving his own niche as an ‘everyman expert.’”
Prior to hosting the Travel Channel’s “Mysteries at the Museum” series, Wildman hosted the Discovery and BBC historical investigation series “Filthy Cities” that took him to some far out places such as Italy’s Mount Vesuvius and the former city of Pompeii.
During recent episodes of Mysteries at the Museum, fans may have noted how much fun Wildman seems to be having when digging in odd-ball museums for what he often calls “the rest of the story.”
The program’s biography for Wildman states that he lives in Los Angeles, but hails from New Jersey.
The next "Mysteries at the Museum" episodes air in primetime Sept. 18 on the Travel Network beginning at 8/7c.
Image source of Marilyn Monroe in a scene from the classic 1950 film “The Asphalt Jungle.” Monroe’s death at the age of 36 on Aug. 5, 1962 is explored during the Sept. 18 airing of the Travel Channel’s “Mysteries at the Museum” realty TV series. Photo courtesy: Wikipedia.