History Detectives tackles the case of a man who collects war munitions and has snapped up an item at an estate auction that looked like a Civil War-era weapon.
On closer inspection, and after consulting with other collectors, he decides he has a grave alarm, an explosive device meant to guard against grave robbers. Is this a grave alarm?
History Detectives unearths tales of body snatching and cadaver dissecting, unusual crimes and the most unlikely suspects.
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- Related Investigation Drone Propellor Could this propellor have powered a top secret weapon that transformed modern warfare?
- Also with Wes Cowan Lafitte's Spyglass Did this spyglass really belong to a fearless cutthroat pirate?
- Also in Industrialization: 1870-1900 Texas Servant Girl Murders Years before Jack the Ripper, did a serial killer walk the streets of Austin, TX?
- Also in Industrialization: 1870-1900 Copperhead Cane How did this cane inspire a fiery political movement that threatened Lincoln's presidency?
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