His comic series was so popular that, at one time, he was receiving more mail than the president of the United States.
One of Ripley's visions was to have a series of museums, or, "Odditoriums" as he called them, around the country so that people could come and view the amazing things he had gathered.
Ripley passed away at the age of 58 in 1949, but his legacy has lived on, spanning successful television shows and more. His vision for Odditoriums has also continued and there are now locations around the world, each filled with unique items gathered by Ripley during his travels.
Recently, SOS (Society of the Supernatural) was invited to investigate Ripley's museum in Panama City, Florida. It was an amazing opportunity to say the least. We spent two nights in the museum and could have easily spent even more time, there are so many items, some with strange and intense histories behind them, that it was impossible to cover every singe thing.
Check out some of the footage from our livestream event of the first night at Ripley's:
If you're ever in Panama City, be sure to take time out for a visit to this amazing location. It's a great way to get a glimpse of the weird and fascinating world of Robert Ripley!
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