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Name That Trauma :: Reader Adrienne D. on Ripley’s Believe It or Not

November 20th, 2011 by aunt john · 3 Comments

I have a memory of one of the episodes of RIPLEY’S BELIEVE IT OR NOT with JACK PALANCE. I was very young and my whole family was watching it at my grandmother’s. In this episode I have a vague memory of one of the stories of people being burnt in a fire, and a very old house was haunted. Someone in the same episode had knowledge of where one of the otherworldly inhabitants put a key down a well; the key was discovered later by a crew digging up the well. If this makes any sense to anyone and they can find the episode, I would appreciate it.

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3 responses so far ↓

  • 1 micksterNo Gravatar // Nov 20, 2011 at 11:42 am

    Oh how I loved this show! My family and I watched it every Sunday night. Unfortunately, I don’t know the answer to this Name That Trauma, but I am sure plenty of kids from this era were traumatized by this creepy, cool show. Jack Palance’s voice alone was cause for alarm. I remember one segment in particular about Elizabeth Bathory, the countess who bathed in virgin’s blood to stay young. That scared and fascinated me.

  • 2 TaylorNo Gravatar // Nov 21, 2011 at 10:20 am

    We used to watch that every Sunday too…I don’t recall any traumas stemming from it, but I may have been too young to really absorb it. I do remember Jack Palance from it, though…I don’t know how he didn’t frighten me just with his general air of quiet menace and vampiric face.

  • 3 ApocalypsejunkieNo Gravatar // Nov 22, 2011 at 2:25 pm

    I loved this show, too. I still have all my Ripley’s books. Henry Mancini wrote the show’s opening theme, BTW.

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