Ben Franklin's Bones

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PBS - 28 January 2015 10:00pm

In November 1997 when the skeletal remains of at least twenty eight bodies were unearthed in the basement of an elegant town house, police feared this was the work of a serial killer.  But when research indicated the bones actually dated to the mid 1700’s the implications became even more dramatic.  This was no ordinary house. 36, Craven Street was the former residence of one of the most important men in American history - Benjamin Franklin.  Could the unthinkable be possible?  Could one of America’s most iconic figures have been responsible in some way for the bones in the basement? 

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