Ripley’s Believe It or Not!
Ripley’s Believe It or Not!® Orlando Museum
“International Drive Sinkhole Signature Attraction Signage
Concept, Copy Writing, Design, Illustration, Fabrication and Installation

SINKUS FLORIDUS NO WARNUS
RIPLEY’S BELIEVE IT OR NOT!®

INTERNATIONAL DRIVE SINKHOLE

In 1992, in the final days of construction of Ripley’s Believe It or Not!® Orlando Museum,
the earth, in a mighty roar of defiance, opened wide and literally tried to
swallow the new arrival on International Drive. Is that too much to swallow? You bet it was.

It is a tribute to the architect’s vision and to the builders’ valiant efforts that
this incredible, though inedible, edifice, still stands…in a manner of speaking…
here on International Drive…Believe It or Not!®

Remember, always watch where you stand in THE STATE OF FLORIDA

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Ripley’s Believe It or Not!® Orlando Museum
“Ever Get That Sinking Feeling That You Missed Out?” Illuminated Entrance Graphics
Concept, Copy Writing, Design, Fabrication and Installation

EVER GET THAT SINKING FEELING THAT YOU MISSED OUT?
(photograph: museum sinking into a “sinkhole”)

DON’T MISS
The Freedom of Seeing a piece of The Berlin Wall! (with image of the museum’s section of The Berlin Wall)
DON’T MISS
The Fear of the Deadly Embrace of The Iron Maiden! (with image of the museum’s Medieval iron maiden device)
DON’T MISS
The Loss of Equilibrium in The Rocking Tunnel! (with image of the museum’s rocking entrance tunnel)
DON’T MISS
Feeling Tired Out in a Mighty Big Way! (with image of the museum’s giant tractor tire)
DON’T MISS
HUNDREDS OF MYSTERIES, EYE-OPENING SPECTACLES AND
MIND-BENDING SURPRISES & ILLUSIONS!

Ripley’s Believe It or Not!® We’ve Fallen…and We Can’t Get Up!

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Ripley’s Believe It or Not!® Orlando Museum
“You Won’t Believe Your Eyes” Illuminated Entrance Graphics
Concept, Copy Writing, Design, Fabrication and Installation

YOU WON’T BELIEVE YOUR EYES! (with image of a man with twin pupils in each of his eyes)

SEE Genuine Shrunken Head (with image of the museum’s shrunken head)
SEE Rubber Neck Man (with image of a man with his head turned 180 degrees backwards)
SEE Two Headed Kitten (with image of the museum’s conjoined two headed twin kitten)
SEE World’s Tallest Man (with image of the museum’s figure of world’s tallest man)
SEE The Petrified Man (with image of the museum’s The Petrified Man artifact)
SEE Traps and Escapes (with image of the museum’s figure of Houdini’s hanging straight jacket escape)

THE BIGGEST & THE SMALLEST…THE BEAUTIES & THE BEASTS…THE WINNERS & THE LOSERS…
ILLUSIONS & REALITY…HUNDREDS OF SPECTACLES FOR YOUR EYES!

Ripley’s Believe It or Not!® You Ain’t Seen Nuthin’ Yet!

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Ripley’s Believe It or Not!® Orlando Museum
“The Petrified Man” Illuminated Exhibit Signage
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THE PETRIFIED MAN The Ultimate Rock Star! (with image of the museum’s The Petrified Man artifact)

SHROUDED in Mystery for perhaps Hundreds or Thousands of Years!
DISCOVERED in Obscurity nearly Two Centuries Ago in The Old West!
EXHIBITED Grandly at the Chicago World’s Fair in 1933…
FORGOTTEN under a porch where He Sank into the Mud!
STUDIED inconclusively by Internationally Renowned Teams of Scientists!
SAVED by the Curators of Ripley’s Believe It or Not!®

IS HE ‘REAL’? IS HE ‘FAKE’?
THE COLOSSAL FOSSIL FIGHT RAGES ON…

IF HE IS HUMAN SCIENTISTS SAY:
He Might be 10,000 to 20,000 Years Old!
He Might have been Created by one of the Famous “Pompeii Molds” when Hot Volcanic Ash
Buried Human Beings Still Alive nearly 2,000 Years Ago in Italy!
He Might be composed (would You be composed in a situation like this?) of Ancient Volcanic Ash…
Except for His Teeth! Natural Tooth Enamel is Known to Preserve Teeth Long After
Flesh and Bone Disintegrates!

IF HE IS NOT EXPERTS SAY:
He is Not “made” by any method known to Humankind!
He is Not a “cast”! There are clearly No Telltale Mold Marks!
He is Not “carved”! His Teeth are Revealed Under his Chipped Lip!
He is Not “concrete”…Nor any man-made substance known!
He is Not “like” Any Thing Anyone Has Ever Seen Before…or Since!

IS HE LIFE IMITATING ART…OR ART IMITATING LIFE?
NO ONE KNOWS! BUT, HERE HE IS…BELIEVE IT OR NOT!

The Curators of Ripley’s Believe It or Not!® Museum, after careful consideration, have determined that
The Petrified Man would be most properly displayed as he is exhibited, in a completely, unhidden manner.
His origin and his creation remain a mystery. Only through unencumbered scientific examination and study
can the truth behind this incredible enigma be uncovered.

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Ripley’s Believe It or Not!® Orlando Museum
“This is No Place to Lose Your Head!” Humorous Behavior Signage
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This is no place to loose your head! (with image of Ripley holding shrunken head)
No Smoking (with image of man smoking multiple cigars)
No Drinking (with image of children with giant soft drink)
No Eating (with image of man with three pool balls in mouth)
No Littering (with image of gigantic broom)
No Pets (with image of a conjoined twin two-headed cow)
No Bare Feet (with image of duck wearing sneakers)
No Bare Chests (with image of tattooed chest)
No Kidding…Ripley’s Believe It or Not!® (with image of man swallowing his nose)