Eric Sparague, otherwise known as Lizard Man

Eric Sparague, otherwise known as Lizard Man

The first exhibit is of Eric Sparague, otherwise known as Lizard Man. Described as ‘the world’s most unusual man’, the waxwork details his transformation from regular human to the worlds only Lizard Man. His skin is covered in green scales, a result of no less than 1000 hours of tattooing over a ten year period. […] more

Wax model of J.T. Taylors, a ‘girner’

Wax model of J.T. Taylors, a ‘girner’

The second exhibit joining the promenade attraction is a wax model of J.T. Taylors, a ‘girner’. For those not in the know, girning is the act of extending your bottom lip and being able to completely cover your nose. more

MINI MOTOR JOINS MEGA MUSEUM

MINI MOTOR JOINS MEGA MUSEUM

Ripley’s Believe It or Not Museum has long attracted weird and wonderful artefacts from around the world, displayed across two floors of exhibits and interactive displays. The museum of oddities now boasts a brand new display in the form of a Peel Trident – the world’s smallest production car! more

Shrunken Heads

Shrunken Heads

A shrunken head is a severed and specially prepared human head that is used for trophy, ritual, or trade purposes. Come see a genuine one! more

West African Hate God

West African Hate God

In Africa, witch doctors use voodoo paraphernalia like this “kondes” to hex their enemies.Every nail driven into this wooden “hate” god represents a prayer that hard luck or even a painful death will fall upon a rival! more

Padaung Women of Burma

Padaung Women of Burma

The heavy weight of the brass rings doesn’t stretch the neck, it compresses the body, and if they removed them the head would collapse. more

Legendary Fertility Statue

Legendary Fertility Statue

The Fertility Statue has been on display for over four years and so far we have had over 1,000 confirmed pregnancies. Come and try for yourself, one touch and you could be lucky! more

Believe It or Not!

Believe It or Not!

A New York man who grew to an amazing 1400+lbs eating a daily diet of 2 boxes of sausages, 1 pound of bacon, 12 eggs and a loaf of bread for breakfast. 4 Big Macs, 4 cheeseburgers, and 8 large fries for lunch. 3 ham steaks or 2 chickens, 4 baked potatoes, 4 sweet potatoes, […] more

Animal Oddities

Animal Oddities

Farmer Paul Springer of Texas first discovered these strange creatures when one was born on his farm.  The first calf that was born onto his farm was called Baldaguard, when he passed on Paul had him preserved and donated him to Ripley’s®. more

  • Eric Sparague, otherwise known as Lizard Man
  • Wax model of J.T. Taylors, a ‘girner’
  • MINI MOTOR JOINS MEGA MUSEUM
  • Shrunken Heads
  • West African Hate God
  • Padaung Women of Burma
  • Legendary Fertility Statue
  • Believe It or Not!
  • Animal Oddities

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24 Spectacular Images of the Salty Sivash Lagoons

24 Spectacular Images of the Salty Sivash Lagoons

The Rotten Sea Just south of Ukraine, between the Black Sea and the Sea of Azov, is the Crimean Peninsula. Separating the Crimean Peninsula from the mainland is a very unique system of lagoons and swamps called the Sivash Lagoons.

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What Is It Like to Hallucinate?

What Is It Like to Hallucinate?

Sensory Deprivation & R.E.S.T Perhaps you think that hallucinations only occur due to the effects of drugs or because of mental illness. As it turns out, there are a few other scenarios that could spark a hallucination in a person’s mind. One of those is sensory deprivation. It’s noisy out there! In today’s world it […]

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Every Day This Week Can Be Written The Same Forwards & Backwards

Every Day This Week Can Be Written The Same Forwards & Backwards

Calendar Palindrome If you write the date in a 5-digit month/day/year format, this entire week can be written the same forwards and backwards! Mind Blown? [image_border img="http://www.ripleys.com/weird/files/2014/04/mind-blown.jpg" caption="" pos="center" border="true" buffer="true" /] Then be prepared to have your mind blown ALL THE TIME! Not that Rare There are palindromes all over the place! Just pick […]

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Jellyfish in Space!

Jellyfish in Space!

Extraterrestrials

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Reality Shock!

Reality Shock!

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