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Fertility Statues Draw Fertile Field Of Hopefuls

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Sunday, February 11, 2018 | 0 comments

Image: African Fertility StatuesStanding hand-in-hand, Meagan and Eli Soto look at the 70-pound ebony wood statue and say a prayer.

It's pretty much both of our dreams … grow old together and have children, beams Meagan Soto who wants to get pregnant and rubs the statue during a recent visit to Grand Prairie.

 If it can work for 13 people in 13 months, maybe we'll get lucky.

The Sotos are not the only ones who have flocked to a pair of African fertility statues in hopes of defying science to reproduce.

The statues will be on display at the Ripley's Believe It Or Not Museum.

No museum admission required to view and touch the statues.

Also on display are stories from people who credit the totems -- made by the Baule Tribe from the Ivory Coast of Africa -- for helping them grow their tribes.

Skeptics aren't far behind, however.

Dr. Robert Kaufmann says according to Western medicine, when it comes to getting pregnant much of the formula boils down to healthy eggs, ovulation, sperm, timing and age.

It's fairly complex, he says. You almost wonder how anybody gets pregnant if you really think about it.

The male statue is a king holding a mango, which is a sign of fertility, explains Clay Stewart with the museum.

He says the statues have worked for the Baule Tribe many times.

If either partner touches them, it's the sign of fertility and that's how they build their tribe.

Stewart says the museum has received letters of gratitude from couples who have become pregnant within days of touching the statue – including museum staffers.

I know there's a girl here who says she has a 10-foot rule... so, she won't go 10 feet near it.

Eli Soto hopes their brief time with statue will be the magic touch that adds to their family.

You do have to come up to the statue with belief, he adds.

Museum officials remind hopefuls that although they are on display at the museum, there is no cost to see or touch them.

Some women even say touching an image of the statue helped them get pregnant.

Let us know if it works for you!

Legendary African Fertility Statues - Going Back On Tour

Ripley posted: Our famous African fertility statues have traveled around the world to every Ripley Odditorium three times since 1996.

For the past five years, they have been on permanent display at our Orlando Odditorium. After a visit to London and a visit to Copenhagen, the statues are back on tour!

Visit now at Ripley’s Believe It or Not! in Myrtle Beach from January 15 – March 18.

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About Catherine: I am mom to three grown sons, two grandchildren and two rescue dogs. After years of raising my boys as a single mom, I remarried a wonderful man who had never had a child of his own. Unexpectedly, I found myself pregnant at 49!
Sadly we lost that precious baby at 8 weeks, and decided to try again. Five more losses, turned down for donor egg, foster care and adoption due to my age and losses - we have accepted that there will be no more babies in our house.

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