15 Times People Found Strange Things and Internet Detectives Came to the Rescue
The world has seen many mysterious objects appear here and there to spice things up. One of the more recent cases was the so-called Utah monolith, a tall (12 ft or 3.7 m) object spotted deep in the Red Rock desert in 2020. Even though hundreds of similar objects made by artists and small businesses have appeared in other places, the person who installed the original one and the reason behind it remains unknown.
We at Bright Side love to shed light on the purposes of mysterious objects; but not without the help of Internet detectives, of course.
1. “What is this wooden spoon-like thing?”
2. “What is this flaccid orange hammer?”
3. “I just moved, and this dial is in my master bathroom.”
4. “The new bra I bought online has a ’microchip’ inside of it.”
Answer: “This seems to be new age healing stuff, like the magnetic bracelets and such.”
5. “A tiny camera or some sort of detector on the ceiling? Found in a waxing salon.”
6. “A small, round thumbs-up clip of sorts”
Answer: “It’s a phone stand.”
7. “A small metallic object — its age is unknown, but possibly an antique.”
8. “A small, off-white block, possibly made from ceramic or porcelain”
Answer: “These porcelain blocks were used to fasten an old style of black, flat telephone wire along the outside of a house.”
9. “My grandma was up for a walk and she found this strange wristwatch in the grass.”
Answer: “It appears to be a wrist remote for a GoPro-style video camera.”
10. “Found this today buried in my garden.”
11. “What is this thing on the bar counter at work?”
Answer: “It’s an old-fashioned countertop bottle opener.”
12. “Someone brought this into a friend’s antique shop...”
13. “The object, I believe, is brass. Has 3 little feet and a stamp on the bottom that says ’CELESTE.’”
Answer: This is a lipstick holder.
14. “My partner went to an estate sale and came home with an old tin full of these things.”
Answer: “This is a hook for curtains.”
15. “Porcelain cookware by Maxwell & Williams. What is it?”
What strange objects have you encountered in your life?
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