MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (AP) – Starting a family might be a little easier with a trip to Ripley’s Believe It or Not museum in Myrtle Beach. The museum on Thursday opens a monthlong display of its fertility statues. The 5-foot tall wooden statues were acquired on the Ivory Coast of West Africa in 1993. The company says they were then placed in its corporate headquarters in Orlando, Fla., and within months, 13 women became pregnant.
The statues have since been on display around the world. According to the company, more than 2,000 women have reported becoming pregnant after touching the statues.
They will be on display at Ripley’s through the first of March. The company says couples wanting to have a baby can touch the statues for free during business hours.