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Want a baby? Many believe Ripley's world famous fertility statues could help

Legend has it, the fertility statues should be placed on both sides of the doorway leading into a bedroom and if a woman or her spouse touches either, they'll get pregnant soon. (Ashley Gooden/ WPDE)

What if we told you, all you had to do was touch a couple of statues to get pregnant? There are thousands of people all over the world who think you can, and if you're interested, all you have to do is visit Ripley's Believe It or Not.

The legendary fertility statues are back in Myrtle Beach for the first time in 15 years. A Ripley's spokesperson says there has already been an influx of calls about the world famous statues.

Believe it or not, it doesn't matter if you're a local or a visitor. You could be walking away with a baby for a souvenir the next time you visit the Odditorium.

"I think they're pretty cool if you can just touch them and become pregnant, for women who can't become pregnant, but I would never touch them," said Gabby Mendoza who works across the street from the statues.

The ebony wood statues are hand carved by a West African tribesman. Legend has it, the statues should be placed on both sides of the doorway leading into a bedroom and if a woman or her spouse touches either, they'll get pregnant soon.

"I would say this is the most popular exhibit we have in the whole Ripley's collection. They just started mentioning it coming to Myrtle Beach and I got pregnant," said Bethany Marshall, director of marketing for Ripley's attractions.

She says it's happened before to another woman working at a Ripley's attraction in Myrtle Beach, "She was actually working for us the last time they came around and she touched the statue and got pregnant, and now Emily works for Ripley's as well!"

To touch the statue or not to touch the statue?

Sasha Lynch and daughter Sadie Lynch live in Myrtle Beach and took a good look at the statues, but didn't touch them.

"If I wanted another child, then absolutely I would do it," said Sasha. "I wouldn't do it because I'm 14," said Sadie.

Mia Poste, also exploring Ocean Boulevard says the timing isn't right yet. "Now? Totally not. I'm trying to get my life together so, I'm not trying to get pregnant, but if it came to the point, maybe just for fun. I'm pretty religious so I shy away from these things, but it would be fun just to see."

Some people even send pictures of their hands to where the statues are on exhibit in hopes the employees will touch the pictures to the statues and send them back.

So do we believe it, or not? The exhibit has several testimonies.

"We also hear a lot of people that didn't get pregnant, but it seems to be working," said Marshall.

In 1993 when Ripley's headquarters first got the statues, there was a baby boom in the office, so who knows? Maybe there will be a baby boom in Myrtle Beach.

If you'd like to get your hands on those statues, they'll be in Myrtle Beach until mid-March, and after that you'll have to catch them at their next location, or mail a picture of your hands there.

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