Everyone dreams of discovering something special. Some people hope to find historical relics; for others it's a rare fossil, and of course everyone hopes to stumble upon a suitcase full of cash. For most of us, it's pretty unlikely that we'll ever find anything that remarkable, but people on the internet are sharing stories of the weirdest, luckiest or most surprising thing they have ever found. Some of them are crazier than you could even imagine.
When this girl was in middle school, she made a very surprising discovery in a hotel room.
She wrote in a post:
On an 8th grade overnight field trip, the boys tried to crawl through the ceiling to get to our room. On their way, a big brick of weed fell out of the ceiling. Ever since then, I have thoroughly searched every hotel room I’ve ever stayed in. This has turned up all sorts of things, most recently a plastic baggie of joints in a vase in a suite in the Palace in San Francisco.
Uh, did they keep it? Imagine trying to explain to your 8th grade teacher that it wasn’t your big bag of weed…it just fell from the ceiling!
This guy found what appears to be a huge dinosaur fossil but for some reason he seems really chill about it.
His post included the photo and read:
The weirdest thing I’ve found would probably be this large bone.
We were building a new place for us in the countryside, and the construction workers found it while they were digging in some location. We don’t know what it comes from or how old is it, but it’s very heavy.
Yeah. That’s PRETTY WEIRD that you have, like, a quarter of a dinosaur in your backyard. Maybe you should call a museum? Or at least put that thing on eBay.
This man found a letter that he thought was from his grandfather asking for a divorce from his grandmother. But he was totally wrong.
While cleaning out his grandmother’s house, he found a letter from his grandfather to his grandmother during WWII. He wrote:
…the writing was in a very strange, detached voice. It told her how lost she must feel and how she must take care of herself primarily and then take care of my father (born in 1939). It then went on to tell her that she should buy a house on the outskirts of a small town and watch out for those who would take advantage of her.
I then got to a part where he instructed her to use her own judgement as to whether or not she taught my father about him. At this point I was thinking he was divorcing her! I got mad (even though I knew they were never divorced- they were married until he died in 1993- 55 years!). But, mad I was!
As I read further, it finally dawned on me that this letter was his final instructions to her in the event he was killed in action during WWII. It was difficult to hold back the tears as I read that she should not waste resources in trying to bring his body home.
This poor woman just wanted a snack from her mom's kitchen and wound up getting WAY more than she expected.
A marijuana laced cookie in my mothers freezer. I know for sure it was laced with marijuana because I ate it. She was obviously angry, I was supposed to be cleaning her house, but not sure it was my lack of work, or that I couldn’t stop laughing at her. The angrier she got, the more I laughed. My mother is 78 years old now and I just reminded her of my cookie snatching. Can you believe she is still mad? Can you believe I am still laughing? About 35 years ago, wish I had that cookie right now.
You have to imagine this was a surprise discovery for everyone involved!
This couple found a mysterious ice cream truck that they still can't explain.
This one is actually really sweet. The poster wrote:
One winter night I was walking with my college boyfriend down 57th street near the University of Chicago. It was quiet and snowing lightly. At the Lake Park Avenue intersection, we came across what I remember as a white ice cream truck, the side facing us completely covered in yellow post-it notes, each one fluttering slightly. Approaching to take a closer look, we saw that each note had ‘I love you’ scrawled on it.
At the time, it felt like we’d stumbled onto something magical and nostalgic, and maybe somewhat meant for us. I took one of the notes and tucked it into a book; I may still have it on a shelf somewhere.