What is the strangest / oddest / weirdest / most interesting thing you've ever found?

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posted on Dec, 27 2010 @ 05:36 PM
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I was reading a hiking forum the other day, and this question came up. People find the damnedest things in the woods - pieces of old cars, indian artifacts, money, corpses, dope, odd pieces of machinery.

I started googling the topic, and people find even weirder stuff in their homes, in their cars, in garages, abandoned buildings, etc. One of the coolest was a guy that was looking for parts for a cadillac restoration project he was working on...he claimed that he found a mint condition Thompson submachine gun under the back seat of a 30's cadillac he was scrapping off of in a local junkyard.

What are some of your weird and interesting "found objects"?




posted on Dec, 27 2010 @ 05:42 PM
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posted on Dec, 27 2010 @ 05:44 PM
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Well, when I was probably around 8 years old, I was milling about in the creepy hills just East of this really cool waterfall. I found a very old weather-worn glass bottle wedged between two logs. I uncorked it, and poured what looked like blood onto the flat rocks nearby. It was pretty creepy, a bottle of blood out in the woods? Was very dark, but still had a red tinge to it - enough red to know what it was.

I also found mangled animals in the area, mostly rabbits and raccoons. When I found a mangled deer in the same area, I ran about 3-4 miles all the way down the hill to my house. Was too wary to go back up there again after that. Something about the water fall was very creepy too.

The area was Napa Valley, California. In the hills, especially this area, would be the perfect place to shoot a horror film on a super 8 camera. As the roads were carved out of a hillside, it gives off this feeling of paranoia that anything to the right has a height advantage.



posted on Dec, 27 2010 @ 05:44 PM
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In GA in the winter they draw lake levels down so they wont flood. Its a good time to get out on the lake bottom and look for fishing lures and lead from weights. 3 yrs ago I was walking the bottom of lake Allatoona and saw a watch face in the sand so bent down to pick it up well what do you know it still had the arm attached to it
I went back to my truck to wait for the deputy's to get there. To make a long story short I never herd who the arm belonged to.
That about as strange as it gets for me.



posted on Dec, 27 2010 @ 05:47 PM
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I found a very old metal (tin?) child's play teacup while digging in a garden last year. Oh, and the head to a porcelain cat figurine.



posted on Dec, 27 2010 @ 05:52 PM
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Originally posted by hillbilly4rent
In GA in the winter they draw lake levels down so they wont flood. Its a good time to get out on the lake bottom and look for fishing lures and lead from weights. 3 yrs ago I was walking the bottom of lake Allatoona and saw a watch face in the sand so bent down to pick it up well what do you know it still had the arm attached to it
I went back to my truck to wait for the deputy's to get there. To make a long story short I never herd who the arm belonged to.
That about as strange as it gets for me.


Well, did you keep that watch?



posted on Dec, 27 2010 @ 06:16 PM
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The wierdest, most extraordinary thing I've ever found.....was ATS

Joking, but the weirdest thing I have ever found was a bug that was merged, kind of 'smelted' into the side of a rock. Pretty nasty.



posted on Dec, 27 2010 @ 06:20 PM
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I once found a cucumber with condom on it, near some train tracks...



Then I kicked it into the woods.



posted on Dec, 27 2010 @ 07:06 PM
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I've found many a strange thing in the woods and other locations. One of the things that came to mind were the 'little person' homes in the woods in Belleisle Bay, N.B.. I did not find them, but was shown them by the senior counselors at the camp I was working at. When we took the kids on an 'out trip' (canoeing to a camping location, sometimes hiking) to a place in the bay called 'Gorham's Bluff', a few of the counselors brought me to see the houses I had heard so much about in camp lore. Most of them were locked, but the ones you could get into required ducking to get past the door frame. When you step inside you'll most likely be in awe that everything is miniature. Tables, chairs, cookware, wood stove and more were all fit for one of particularly small stature. Hard to say how old they were, but like I said, most of them were locked, implying that there were many of these homes.

Another strange finding/occurrence which I thought had an extremely low probability of happening: I was working at a tree nursery a few years ago when I found a very peculiar looking rock. The rock looked like half an avocado, the side with the concave center without the pit. This rock bounced around the government van and was neglected and slightly scathed with a serrated knife. There came a day when the rock was tossed from the van into a rocky ditch by a fellow employee. I think it was the next day that I found the other half of the rock with the convex center (the avocado half with the pit). I asked my friend where he had put the other half and to my dismay he told me he had chucked it. We spent 10 mins or so looking before I found it. The whole crew was joking about what would happen when I united the halves before I did it, and when I did it, it was a perfect fit. I find this quite amazing because I found these halves in separate areas. We figured it was part of a fill pile that got split up when they were making the holding areas for the trees. Anyway, I took it to a geologist and he identified it as a concretion. I will look for the exact name of the stone if I can find it and will take pictures and post them. I speculated it might be a fossilized egg and I will still seek an alternative opinion but I am satisfied with that explanation for now. Its no arm with a timepiece on the bottom of a lake, but strange none the less.



posted on Dec, 27 2010 @ 07:15 PM
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That is one of my hobbys going to old home sites and diggin around I have found many things but my crowning achievement was a 1923 Christmas Ballground GA coke bottle dug out from the old bottling plants out house.



posted on Dec, 27 2010 @ 07:18 PM
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reply to post by ThinkingCap
 

No the deputy's took the watch for evidence I was ticked it was a nice Seiko dive watch



posted on Dec, 27 2010 @ 08:27 PM
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reply to post by hillbilly4rent
 


Should have took the watch before they got there...

Grave robbing is a victimless crime!!!



posted on Dec, 28 2010 @ 01:53 AM
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The inner workings of my own mind.

Bleeuuuughrrrp!



posted on Dec, 28 2010 @ 07:17 AM
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These are cool stories. The midget town is weird! I would have freaked if I found part of an arm with a watch on it.

One of the strangest things I have ever found was in a swamp down around a river in middle georgia. I found what I think was the expended motor assembly to an air-to-air missle. It had the fins and an exhaust port, and it looked like it had been there a long time.

Also, I found what I really believe was a trim rudder to a VERY large aircraft. The thing must have been eight feet long!

Both of these finds were near a big air force base.

Another sort of cool thing I found was a pistol just like this lying in the gutter on a busy street:

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It would have been cool to keep, but I was afraid it was some murder weapon, so I called the cops. They came and got it and I never heard anything else about it.

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Keep the stories coming!!



posted on Dec, 28 2010 @ 07:18 AM
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that's gotta be worth a few bucks!! Have you seen how much a collector would pay for it?




posted on Dec, 28 2010 @ 11:38 PM
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Here is the stone(s):

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posted on Dec, 29 2010 @ 12:28 AM
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I found deer guts once. No deer or anything. Just guts laying on the ground.



posted on Dec, 29 2010 @ 12:34 PM
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LOL are you sure they were deer guts?




posted on Dec, 29 2010 @ 12:54 PM
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I hope they were deer guts. It was during hunting season. I heard they gut the deer and just leave the guts on the ground. An important note: be careful walking in the woods during hunting season. When my family and I were out there, we could hear guns going off all over.



posted on Dec, 29 2010 @ 02:12 PM
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Mmmmm, well I guess it's gotta be finding that elusive thing called " love " on a conspiracy website !!
Pah, its all a conspiracy, bet its really mind control being used


Very strange, odd, weird, but most definately interesting





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