Legendary African Fertility Statues

The Origin of the Statues

The Story

In 1993 Ripley’s acquired two African fertility statues, little knowing they would become our most popular exhibits.

Thousands of women have testified that after trying to conceive for years, they got pregnant only after laying their hands on the legendary statues.

Baulé tribesman of the West African nation of Cote D’Ivoire carved the statues from ebony wood sometime on the 1930s.

According to tribal legend, to ensure a couple’s fertility the statues are to be placed on either side of a doorway leading into a bedroom. If a woman or her spouse touches either statue as they enter the room, they will soon get pregnant.

The male and female statues were hand carved with primitive tools. They stand five feet high and weigh over 70 pounds each.

The African legend does not specify where one should touch the statues to ensure fertility. For many women, it has not seemed to matter. Thousands of women have testified that after trying to conceive for years, they got pregnant only after laying their hands on the legendary statues.

Back on Tour

Our famous African fertility statues have traveled around the world to every Ripley Odditorium three times since 1996. They were on permanent display at our Orlando Odditorium, but due to popular demand, the statues are back on tour!

2019 Dates:

  • Ocean City, Maryland: At This Location Now.
  • The statues are only in Ocean City for a limited time! Please contact the location before making your visit by calling 410-289-5600.
  • **Dates are subject to change

LEGENDARY FERTILITY STATUES LOCATION:

The statues are now located at:
Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Ocean City
401 S Atlantic Ave
Ocean City, MD 21842

The statues are only in Ocean City for a limited time!

Please contact the location before making your visit by calling 410-289-5600.
**Dates are subject to change
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