Strange occurrences, odd historical facts and unusual artistic and social activities are explored.




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1985   1984   1983   1982  
Nominated for 3 Primetime Emmys. See more awards »


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Based on the travels and discoveries of oddity-hunter Ripley, this show looked at the people, places and events that made up the stranger side of human history. Subjects have included Nikola Tesla, The Bermuda Triangle, The Elephant Man, and Mad King Ludwig. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <>

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jack the ripper | non fiction | See All (2) »


Family | Reality-TV





Release Date:

1982 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Aunque Ud. no lo crea  »

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1.33 : 1
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Jack Palance and crew were escorted out of Tombstone, AZ by the Sheriff after refusing to sign autograph for local waitress while filming an episode there. See more »


Follows Ripley's Believe It or Not! (1981) See more »

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First and still best of the Ripley shows!
30 November 2001 | by (Austin, Texas) – See all my reviews

I enjoyed just about everything in this show. The stories were great, the music was fantastic, and who can beat Jack Palance. It was Must See TV for my entire family. I really like the balance of subjects and the little small factoids before commercial breaks. Hard to find this one now, although I think the Sci-Fi channel did some reruns for awhile. The new Believe it of Not shows don't hold a candle to this one. They only show gross and disgusting stuff. How long will it take tv execs to realize we don't want to watch someone shove red hot needles in their eyes or eat live rats while we're eating dinner. Gross! Why can't they be like the original. I miss you, Ripley!

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