The Ripley's Believe It or Not! Museum was the highest bidder for the notorious Cook County, Illinois Gallows, paying $68,300. Ripley Entertainment, Inc, the owner of the museums, is a subsidiary of Jim Pattison Group, one of the largest privately held companies in Canada. Ripley also licenses its name for the Ripley's Believe It or Not! TV show which is produced by Sony (ADR's traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol SNE).