The Gunslinger Mummy Airs Sunday, June 7
“Mummies Alive” is a documentary series produced under the auspices of Canada’s History Channel and the USA’s Smithsonian Channel. Each hour-long segment features one of the world’s most fascinating mummies, dating in age from a few decades to a few millennia.
Almost a year ago, Saloon Media, the Canadian company that produced Mummies Alive, flew into town to film Sylvester where he resides at Ye Olde Curiosity Shop. Director Mick Grogan invited scientists Gerald Conlogue and Ron Beckett (pictured above) to examine our resident mummy and – aided by the latest forensic techniques, meticulous historic research and the best in computer animation -- try to answer some of the most intriguing questions about him. Since the filming in August 2014 we have been on pins and needles waiting for the American air date of this program.
The wait is over! See "The Gunslinger Mummy" episode of "Mummies Alive" on Sunday, June 7 at 9:00 pm PST.
Who was Sylvester? Where did he come from? How is he so amazingly preserved? And what caused his death? Think you know Sylvester's secret? Tune in and find out!
Peg Boettcher has been wrangling curios and working for Ye Olde Curiosity Shop since 2004.
• Find out about The Gunslinger Mummy on the Smithsonian Channel website.