When I was young I used to devour Ripley’s Believe It Or Not! books. They were filled with bonkers stories that sounded too wild to be true, like a guy who lost his wedding ring in a lake only to find it in the belly of a fish he caught years later. It turns out a lot of people have stories like that—real events that are so outlandish people refuse to believe them. A viral tweet asked people to share their best, and there are a ton. These aren’t all coincidences that defy the laws of probability either, there are odd encounters with celebrities, hilarious childhood stories, and real-life drama, too.
Recently, Twitter user Aidan Moher (@adribbleofink) asked people to share stories about themselves that sound made-up but actually happened:
Tell me a story about yourself the sounds like a lie but is absolutely true.
— Aidan Moher (@adribbleofink) January 4, 2020
The results were pretty wild. Here are some of the best unbelievable stories that actually happened to people (or so they say).
In college a friend found an ID of a dude over 21 who looked just like me. I used it like a charm for months. Then I went to a club and a bouncer starting asking me what’s my address and birthday and shit. I finally said “dude it’s me” and he replied “no dude, it’s ME”. It was. https://t.co/gUW03MxUc3
— Sweep The Leg (@SweepTheLeg337) January 7, 2020
i had a physical the day after i lost my virginity. when she asked if i was sexually active, my heartbeat started racing. when she listened to my heart, she found a murmur for the first time in 18 years (i’m convinced bc i was nervous)! turns out i had a hole in my heart https://t.co/1ZRPxMdJSf
— lisa KIMson (@bajablast_babe) January 5, 2020
i had my eight remaining baby teeth yanked as a sophomore in high school
at one point, the oral surgeon handed me (high on laughing gas) the pliers, telling me any i pulled out myself we wouldn’t be charged for
so I pulled out two of my own, saving my parents a nifty $130 https://t.co/tdoeEZmuT8
— Anne (@lilpastagoblin) January 8, 2020
i fell backstage, & i faceplanted to the wall. this asshole saw me & laughed instead of asking if i was okay. told him imma report him to hr as a joke. he said go ahead. next day i found out he’s hr.
he’s my boyfriend now. https://t.co/hGOKfNGwqK
— bee baula, psd (@kwinbih) January 8, 2020
I met this dude on tinder and asked what his last name was.. he told me, then replied “ you doing a little background check? You might find out I’m a murderer, just ignore that “ okay so a good sense of humor.. well I googled him and he was a murderer. https://t.co/II55zBGfNj
— Emily (@emilychyanne_) January 8, 2020
When I was in Pre-K I got caught eating paper (lay off). My teacher sent a note home with me for my parents. I ate the note. https://t.co/Az7XNpOuGH
— Hemrani Vyas (@HemraniVyas) January 7, 2020
some dude i dated in high school broke my little heart and cheated on me when i was 15 and last year his dad came into my club and spent over 3k on dances with me all night https://t.co/uZtloRev9t
— King Wavy (っ’-‘)╮ =͟͟͞͞ (@jazjizzes) January 8, 2020
i met a cute guy on tinder, got to the date, he didn’t have hands. he had photoshopped the hands into his profile. https://t.co/4xmlITChVm
— (@taisydackett) January 7, 2020
A friend suggested we go out to help me get over my breakup. While I was talking/flirting with a guy, she came over, straddled him, lifted her dress, took his dick out and started fucking him all within seconds. So I just quietly left and walked home. https://t.co/5ohmOx0Ryg
— Chelsea Lockwood (@chelsealockw00d) January 7, 2020
When I was a teenager the police raided my house in the middle of the night at gunpoint looking for an armed robbery suspect. They didn’t find him and my mom screamed at the cops for scaring her kids. He was in my closet the whole time. I gave him clean clothes in the morning. https://t.co/fZwM8tmRn9
— David Hill (@davehill77) January 7, 2020