America’s top gumshoes are on the case! Exploring our biggest historical mysteries, History Detectives Special Investigations crisscrosses the country in search of answers to some of our most probing questions: What was behind the tragic sinking of the SS Sultana at the end of the American Civil War, one of the worst maritime disasters in U.S. history? Can they crack the case of one of the country’s first recorded serial killings, the Texas Servant Girl Murders of the 1880s? Who really killed Jimmy Hoffa and why? And what led to the mysterious vanishing of big band leader Glenn Miller during World War II? Watch and find out!
Notorious teamster boss Jimmy Hoffa disappeared without a trace in 1975. Was he murdered?
Before Jack the Ripper, a serial killer walked the streets of Austin, Texas.
In 1944, bandleader Glenn Miller boarded a plane for Paris and was never seen again.
The steamship Sultana exploded without warning one night in 1865, killing 1,800 people.
Investigating a projection screen with possible Cuban Missile Crisis connections.
The History Detectives investigate four stories from the American West.
Eduardo investigates the story behind a Bill of Sale for a 17-year old “negro girl".
U.S. Senator Charles Schumer helps Tukufu track down the true story behind a WWI poster.
Wes searches for the family of a fallen North Vietnamese soldier.
Was this picture frame crafted from wood from the Titanic, the Lusitania, or neither?
We investigate WWII era patches with an evocative symbol of a bird dropping a bomb.
In this episode, Wes tracks down the original owner of a pair of Civil War pistols.