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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 Himself - Host / ... (6 episodes, 1982-1985)
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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 »


Featured in I Love the 80's 3-D: 1982 (2005) See more »

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A very cool TV show, believe it....or not.
14 July 2003 | by (Bristol, CT) – See all my reviews

I did watch this show when I was little, and I remember most of the segments were really weird and scary! But also, many of it was based on historical persons and events, so it even had educational value. The brief factoids before/after commercials always left you scratching your head. This show was off the hizzie!

Jack Palance was great in the interstitial segments, as he discussed each Ripley-worthy story. His demeanor, capped by his breathy vocal delivery, fit the theme of the show quite well. And his daughter Holly, who co-hosted a couple of seasons, also had a strong screen presence that equally worked (why Marie Osmond was brought in, I'll never know). I still get some chills when recalling how Mr. Palance delivered the famous line "Believe it....or not!"

This series will stand the test of time, given the subject matter, believe it...or not.

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