Strange As It Seems

Written by  on September 25, 2014 

Strange As It Seems was an American radio program that featured stories of stunning but true events that were first publicized by newspaper cartoonist John Hix. Hix’s format was similar to famous newspaper cartoonist named Robert L. Ripley of Ripley’s Believe It or Not fame . Both articles appeared in major newspapers, and both had a disclaimer printed under the cartoon stating that one should contact the author for proof of any story that the reader thought was untrue, and the cartoonist would provide proof.

Strange As It Seems would go on from its humble cartoon roots  to spawn a series of 10 minute movie shorts for Universal, before becoming a successful and long-running radio program.

Category : Historical