Ripley’s Believe It or Not

Ripley’s Believe It or Not celebrates peculiar events and curious items through a variety of media (television, film, books, games) and a chain of museums around the world. Many of the Odditorium museums were created to look like they had been involved in some kind of disaster, such as the one in Gatlinburg, Tennessee. The walls are riddled with cracks, as though the building had been rocked by a huge earthquake. Just one of several Ripley’s attractions in this tourist-destination city, it is a relatively recent building. The original museum here was destroyed by a real disaster in the…

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