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Floating Coffins of Barbados in Ripley's Believe It or Not!
Posted by: Dale Nelson (IP Logged)
Date: 4 July, 2019 04:20PM
Can anyone help me with this?

One of my first encounters with the weird was when I was a kid and a fellow youngster let me look at one of those Believe It or Not! paperbacks.

I seem to have a memory -- it would be more than 50 years old -- of a bit in one of those books (probably published no later than 1969), about the "Floating Coffins of Barbados."

It is easy to find things about the coffins online. What I hope is that someone here can tell me which of the Ripley books had the feature on them. I'm interested in identifying things that I seem to remember from a long time ago and that possessed unusual interest for me. (Another of them -- I'd be gobsmacked if anyone can help me with this -- is an impression of an advertisement for wristwatches [?] in National Geographic that had the beautiful face of Venus, from Botticelli's painting, in the background. I have not been able to find this and perhaps the memory is false; but if it exists, it was an early experience of the Beautiful.)

Thanks.

DN



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 4 Jul 19 | 04:20PM by Dale Nelson.



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