Truth really is stranger than fiction! That’s the premise of Ripley's Believe It or Not!, a look at the world of strange and fascinating phenomena. The show is hosted by actor Dean Cain and features field correspondent Kelly Packard.
It takes viewers through a world of amazing feats, facts, and artifacts that stretch the limits of imagination. And everything on the show is real -- no professional actors, no elaborate sets.
Robert L. Ripley is a name synonymous with the strange, the fantastic and the bizarre. Millions of people have visited his museums throughout the globe. Cain exhibits artifacts from the Ripley’s extensive vault collection. The show identifies inconceivable medical miracles; unbelievable animals; unusual rites or rituals of other cultures; and reveals never been seen before, world record-breaking feats. Additionally, we visit diverse locations such as Hollywood Boulevard, the Las Vegas Strip or stadiums across the country to perform mind-boggling events in front of a live, studio audience.
Check your local TV listings for reruns of this show.
The major stories:
A 17-year-old boy who's 8 feet tall
A beagle that can walk like a human
A college student who was impaled on a fence after falling from a building
A mother who mastered the art of knife-throwing
Two women attempting a challenge of breath-holding
A soap which contains caffeine.