Reddit user F1ngo shared this amazing story about how his father found his wallet. His father is an Austrian fisherman who enjoys fishing at lake Attersee. Just a few months ago, he found his old lost wallet in one of his fishnets. It had been missing for 20 years.
This English professor lost her book Consuming Subjects a few years back and thanks to Amazon it serendipitously fell right back in her hands. Seriously though, if this book was Love in the Time of Cholera it would literally be the plot of the John Cusack movie Serendipity.
Just earlier this month, an 84-year-old Canadian woman named Mary Grams lost her engagement ring in a garden on her family farm. Then 13 years later, Mary’s son Brian, who now owns the farm, found the ring while gardening. The ring was wrapped around a carrot. Mary lost her husband five years ago, but says he would have had a good laugh at the situation.
Four years ago, Reddit user amsterdaam shared this touching story about his parted pooch. His dog died two years before the post. Before the dog passed away, he hid his toy somewhere in the yard. Then one day he found the toy which was completely mossed over and “turned into a beautiful memorial.”
This guy’s friend lost his phone in February 2014 during a winter storm. After the snow melted, and he found the phone again in March. They put the phone in a bag of rice to dry it out. Surprisingly, the phone still works. Apple should use that as a marketing tool.
Four years ago, reddit user shrivel shared a miraculous story about how his lost wallet was returned to him. When he was 19 years old he had accidentally lost the wallet in the ocean while he was water skiing at Holden Beach in North Carolina. Well, 24 years later, he gets a phone call from someone saying that they found his wallet. That’s 24 years later, people!
The short story of this funny find is this: A guy loses his wallet in Reading, England in 2003. He never did get the wallet back, but this may be even better. The guys who found the wallet in 2003 took a 10-pound note out of it and bought as much hard cider as they could. Ever since 2003, there’s been an annual “Tim Burrows Drinking Competition” in this guy’s honor. His name is Tim Burrows. The man offered to pay him back the 10-pounds, in the end.
Reddit user cleeder shared this photo. He said that six years ago, his ex-girlfriend lost her luggage while visiting his family’s cottage. He thinks one of the dogs must have accidently knocked it into the water from the dock. Well, six years later this guy’s mom found the bag floating down the river.
This is certainly a concert that this guy regrets missing. Reddit user Flower_King posted this image of a Prince concert in Copenhagen from 1986. His friend lost the ticket and couldn’t get into the concert. About 29 years later, his friend, who is a chef, found the ticket in the back of a French cook book.
Reddit user Awakend13 shared this story about how his mom got her class ring back. She graduated in 1975 and lost the ring in a river in Virginia while on a rope swing. Some 34 years later, a couple in Virginia found the ring with their metal detector. They could track down the mother because the name of the school and her name were engraved on the ring. They sent it to her in Tennessee, where she was now living.
If you ever lose rings in your back yard, you may want to plant some carrots. These root vegetables are good at turning up lost valuables. Back in 2011, a Swedish woman found her wedding ring after 16 years after she pulled up a carrot from her garden. The ring was wrapped around it.
April Bolt lost her purse in Lake Hartwell in South Carolina some 25 years ago. This past July, an 11-year-old boy named Brodie Brooks and Brodie’s relative, Ben Meyers, were fishing with when they made the discovery. They took it on shore and looked at the contents. By looking at the identification, Meyers realized that he knew this woman. They returned it to April and she was ecstatic. The purse had lost pictures of her son, who was 15-months old at the time.
Reddit user Dspot16 shared this photo of his grandfather’s misplaced skates. When his grandpa was a child, he left the ice skates on a small tree. Many years later, they were found embedded in a much larger tree.
Reddit user chequesformike, shared this photo of his father’s lost glasses. His father had lost his glasses for two years, and then he found them under his car. The real mystery is how the glasses managed to stay in place for so long.
The sixth book in this series was “lost” right in front of these people’s faces. They thought they were missing the sixth book. It took them two months to realize that it was just turned upside-down, so they thought it was the ninth book in the series. It took me a second to get this one.