Hundreds of women say touching these statues helped them get pregnant.
Orlando, Fla. (June 9, 2016) – Move over William and Kate, there’s a new royal pair in London.
The Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Legendary Fertility Statues are now on display at Ripley’s London Odditorium.
The statues were hand-carved by the Baule tribe, who live in Côte d’Ivoire (Ivory Coast) in West Africa, and date back to the 1930s.
Ripley’s Believe It or Not! acquired the figures in 1993 and placed them in the lobby of the company headquarters in Orlando. Within months, 13 women, including some staff and office visitors, were pregnant.
The statues have made three trips around the world and have now arrived in the United Kingdom, where they will be on display in Ripley’s Believe It or Not! London in Piccadilly Circus for the next six months.
Hundreds of women reported that they became pregnant shortly after touching the wooden statues while on display at Ripley’s Odditoriums – even some who had been told by doctors they would never be able to conceive.
Some are very serious about touching the statues, believing in their powers to help them conceive. Others want to avoid touching the statues – for the very same reason! Ripley’s wants people to share their statue success stories. People who touch the statues and end up pregnant can share their story at www.ripleys.com/fertility-statues.
Ripley’s Believe It or Not! London is open 365 days of the year from 10am-midnight.