Introducing Robert Ripley

Robert Ripley built a vast multimedia empire by showcasing the bizarre, strange, and downright grotesque from all over the globe. The public was fascinated by his "curioddities," but also by the man himself. Part globetrotter, part "hayseed," Ripley would become an international superstar... "Believe It or Not!" Premieres January 6, 2015 on American Experience PBS.

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Robert Ripley's obsession with the odd made him one of the richest men in America. Over three decades, his Believe It or Not franchise grew into an entertainment empire, and the eccentric, globetrotting playboy became an unlikely national celebrity.
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