Strange As It Seems

News of the Weird has several ancestors. One is Strange As It Seems.

Strange as it Seems featured bizarre stories based on cartoons created by John Hix who was a staff artist at the Washington Herald. The comic strip Strange as it Seems was syndicated in American newspapers between 1928 and 1944. Strange as it Seems was comparable to Ripley's Believe It Or Not. Sponsored by Exlax in the 1930s and Palmolive Shave Cream when the show reappeared in 1947-1948.

The brand has recently been revivied, and features a YouTube Channel. Check it out!

     Posted By: Paul - Thu Nov 17, 2011
     Category: Newspapers | Radio | Weird Studies and Guides | Comics | 1920s | 1930s | 1940s

That is downright eerie, Hugh Williams 3 times on 3 ships on the same date in the same place. Reminds me of the Lincoln/Kennedy list of coincidences.
the list and the unfun debunking of it at the link.
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 11/17/11 at 09:33 PM
Ships sinking in those waters isn't that unusual according to some documentary I saw once. The rest of the story plays like a local legend in the making.
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 11/17/11 at 10:48 PM
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