Mysteries at the Museum

Do unicorns really exist? The story of Lancelot, the Ringling Bros.’ Live Unicorn

This week’s episode of Travel Channel show Mysteries at the Museum goes to the Ringling Bros. Circus museum in Sarasota, FL to explain the story of one of its most enchanting curios. In the 1980s, the Ringing Brothers Circus claimed they had a real, live unicorn. In 1984 star unicorn Lancelot and his “brothers” debuted at Madison Square Garden to the tune of “Rocky.” Of course, the world fell in love with Lancelot immediately — but his existence raised a lot of questions.