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29 People Share Crazy Stories That Sound Like Lies But They Swear Are True

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:

The results were pretty wild. Here are some of the best unbelievable stories that actually happened to people (or so they say).

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