Oct 14, 2013
John Nesbitt's father left him a treasure chest full of old news
clippings of strange and wondrous things. Nesbitt used those
clippings to launch a radio show that lasted for 15 years, from
1937 to 1951.
His programs were similar to what Robert Ripley did on Believe It or Not.
Nesbitt talked of disasters, disappearances, amazing coincidences, and unexplained phenomena. He told tales of fanatics, swindlers, andventurers, and treasure hunters.
He called the show The Passing Parade.
Here are two episodes from 1949. The first talks of minor events that caused great events to happen, and the second tells the tale of the airplane that crashed into the Empire State Building.