Ripley's Believe It or Not! is a franchise founded by Robert Ripley in 1918. Ripley scoured the earth in search of the strange, the miraculous and the unbelievable. So it should come as no surprise that his franchise deals in bizarre events and items so strange and unusual that readers might question the claims.
Quickly after the Believe It or Not franchise was founded it proved to be quite popular and was adapted into a wide variety of formats, including radio, television, comic books, a chain of museums and a book series.
The Ripley collection includes over 2o,ooo photographs, 3o,ooo artifacts and 1oo,ooo cartoon panels.
There were a few different versions of Ripley's radio shows and these are by far the shortest. In fact, these might actually be some of the shortest radio programs ever broadcast!
Most of them hardly make the full minute mark.
However, in just that short space of time, the show is able to pack in a dramatic introduction and one or two amazing true stories. .
. . Believe it or not!