Sometimes the truth is stranger than fiction. We’ve all had experiences in our everyday lives that seem too crazy to be real, whether it’s just extreme coincidences, uncanny timing, or unexpected connections between different people.
And this happens on a larger scale, too—some of the real-life political scandals that have taken place wouldn’t seem out of place on a Shonda Rhimes show. And then there are those stories that seem so improbable that an editor would tell you to edit them out of your book for implausibility.
These situations are nothing new, and in fact, have happened since the beginning of recorded history. People took to Reddit to share some of their favorite stories that sound like fiction, but that actually happened IRL. Read on and prepare to be shocked by these jaw-dropping true-to-life tales.