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People tell a lot of outrageous stories online, giving rise to the saying "pics or it didn't happen". But what if you've got a bizarre story AND the pictures to prove it?

Reddit user VanGoghingSomewhere asked "What's your most unbelievable 'pics or it didn't happen' moment, whereby you actually have the pics to prove it happened?"

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The Birds

I got attacked by a seagull in my toilet

The Birds

Imgur / grimelda

Heroic Acts

I stopped 8-10 gang members from killing a couple. I mostly used my face to protect the rest of my body.
Pics of aftermath.

Heroic Acts

Imgur / jkatzmoses

Hen House

Once while walking downtown in the city I saw a chicken living in a car. There was birdseed and sh*t all over the car.

Hen House

Imgur / -Dubwise-

Bear With Me

About 10 years ago, when I was 17/18 I pulled into my driveway at about 2 am after being at a party. as I pulled in, I saw a MASSIVE brown animal in our driveway. I started freaking out, thinking it was a bear. I live on the outskirts of Birmingham, AL so idk how realistic a bear really was, but I digress.
I started calling my dad from my cellphone, as he was inside dead asleep. he answers and I'm crying saying there's a bear in the driveway and I can't get out of my car. he instantly starts asking if I'm drunk or high and I swear I'm not but he doesn't believe me. after a few more minutes of me frantically crying and begging him to come outside, he finally agrees.
now, my dad just sleeps in his underwear. tighty whities to be exact. so he comes busting out the front door in his whitey tighties and an open robe, with his loaded shotgun in hand.
turns out it wasn't a bear, but a GIANT dead boar. apparently someone had killed boars and were dumping them in random yards around the city. I have no idea why. we didn't know what to do so we called the cops, and they came out, and requested I take a picture of them with it.
it was an old flip phone, so forgive the quality but hey, at least I have pictures of it. wish I had a picture of my dad looking like a stereotypical Alabamian, but I didn't snap a pic of him ????

Bear With Me

Imgur / alison_bee

Bite

My dad was petting a tiger and taking pictures. When the tiger bit his hand he thought "I might as well take a picture of my hand the last time it was attached to my arm." He broke free when the tiger went in for a better grip and he was able to break out.

Bite

Imgur / AfrikaPanther

Cage

Elevator rides

Cage

Imgur / Tonskigreen

Hitchiker

An Owl flew into my car once, in Las Vegas, while the car was moving with the windows open.

Hitchiker

Imgur / Nekronicle

On the Map

A little over two years ago I took a selfie with a Google Car and it ended up on GoogleMaps.

On the Map
Fowl Driver

A turkey jumped in my car once. It was so funny I decided to shut the door and take a picture because it looks like the turkey is driving the car.

Fowl Driver
Magnetic

I went "magnet fishing", this is where you simple tie a strong magnet to a rope and throw it in ponds and pools until you find some metal stuff on the bottom. Mostly you will find junk and bikes and scrapnel. But I live in Belgium, near Ypres where there have been great battles in WWI, and I just threw the magnet across a small pond just outside the city. And believe it or not, I surfaced a grenade.

Magnetic

Imgur / Navarro13

You Didn't Buy Him Coffee?

I was eating lunch in the local park when I heard a rustling sound under the bench I was sat on. Then a squirrel ran out from underneath it carrying a full doughnut, sat on the grass in front of me and proceeded to eat the entire thing.

Squirrels are just rats with better PR.

You Didn't Buy Him Coffee?

Imgur / FlecTec

Premiere

I was drunk and snuck onto a red carpet event with a friend. I was interviewed and pretended I was in the movie, spoke about how I connected with the character. I was never able to find the interview, but here's a pic (I'm the one in a white dress shirt)

Premiere

Imgur / MooseRacer

Up, Up and Away

I was once woken up on an exam day by strange whirring sounds to find a huge Indian Army hot-air balloon landing in front of our house. This was sometime in 2007.

Up, Up and Away

Imgur / if4ct0r

Birdy

TL;DR, Homeless man finds abandoned exotic bird, roams streets with it, gets a lot of weird looks, coincidentally bumps into random store worker that loves birds, a happy ending for all.

Birdy

Imgur / Vyzantinist

Breakout

August 27, 1995 the prisoners of Vridsløselille State Penitentiary in Denmark were allowed into the yard for a barbecue, when a 30 ton Caterpillar 980C wheel loader rammed through the prison wall and created a huge hole where the wall once stood. (photo)
13 dangerous prisoners scaled the rubble and ran to freedom.
Soon after my dad got a call on the phone and told us to turn on the television.
Why? - It was our wheel loader that had been stolen from our family company (a gravel pit) and been used for what is to this date still Denmarks most spectacular prison break.
I remember my dad swearing and cursing (like many dads he can have quite a temper) and being very upset about 3 things.
Some guy had stolen our wheel loader and rammed it into a fucking wall and caused major damage to it!
That guy had also rammed through our company gate, completely trashing it. (Which BTW was totally unnecessary because the dirt barriers that surround the gravel pit keep cars and trucks from passing them, but a wheel loader can easily scale those, so the thief could just have driven around the gate and over the barrier)
As we could now see on live television the police was now driving the wheel loader and using it to clean up the scene - potentially causing further damage to it's damaged hydraulics.
In the months after the prison break, people at my college and elsewhere kept asking me mainly two questions :
Could I drive that thing? - Yes.
Did I drive that thing - No!

Breakout
Crash Sight

Found a crashed plane in the woods with no information about it whatsoever. Pieces were scattered over the area of a football field but the main bits were mostly together.

Crash Sight
The Greatest

I met Muhammad Ali.
We were at an event when I was a kid. Muhammad Ali was there doing a boxing demo of some sort. All I knew was there was a big dude beating people up and I didn't want any part of it.
After, we were mingling around, and he comes right at us, I was crying apparently, my mom threw me into his arms and snapped this pic.

The Greatest

Imgur / JONO202

Kung Fu Fighting

I was once attacked by a guy on drugs who was dressed in a karate outfit and was wielding two swords. In the end I fought him off with my skateboard.
Really wish I had more pictures. This one was taken from a few stories up across the street where there was a loft apartment building. The yelling and commotion woke most of the residents. The photographer recognized me in a bar a few weeks later and emailed me the picture.

Kung Fu Fighting

Imgur / otis_the_drunk

High School Hijinks

My dad and two of his best friends found one of busses of their school unlocked and with the keys inside. They took it for an hour long ride to the city to buy beer. They were caught by the police later and luckily the school didn't press charges.

High School Hijinks

Imgur / Scherzono1

Little Buddy

I rescued a humming bird from my parking structure at work. He was flying against the glass for a long time. Unfortunately to get to him I had to climb across a beam with a really long drop. Once I got him in my hands, and back out where he could fly away safely... He just sat in my hand for a few minutes. He seemed genuinely appreciative of the help.

Little Buddy

Imgur / PSN_SMARTARDED

Bo Peep

I once woke up at 7 am to the sound of harmonious bleating outside my window. I stepped outside to my backyard, and saw a field full of sheep.
I live in southern california so im not sure why they were there or where they came from. They never came back.

Bo Peep

Imgur /jcalil24

Dolphinately Awesome!

I was on the boat with my family in Florida and sat on the edge of the boat to take a picture of me with the water and two dolphins and their baby jumped out of the water and this picture was caught at the perfect time. I have never seen this happen again before, especially in the wild. Pic was Fall 2012 in Tampa Bay Florida, taken by my brother, picture of me.

Dolphinately Awesome!

Imgur / CanYouFeelItNow

Hair

Definitely not the most WOW thing ever, but i never got a haircut until i was 13 years old. i had five feet and three inches of hair, right down to my ankles when you pulled it straight (it's wavy/curly naturally). i cut three and a half feet off for my first cut!!

Hair

Imgur / mope-throne

Twinning

When I was in 10th grade my high school friends didn't believe that Mary Kate & Ashley Olsen used to be friends with my twin brother and I. We were labeled as compulsive liars and it was brought up whenever we would say anything they could perceive as a lie. We found a picture of them at our birthday party that shut them up.

Twinning

Imgur / zsecular

PeeWee

Pee-wee Herman helped me propose inside Pee-wees Playhouse

PeeWee

Imgur / theflippist

Robin

When I was a young comedian, Robin Williams stopped in to do a surprise set on a show I was hosting.
Talked to him for 20 minutes after the show. Then I handed my friend a camera (not a phone, that's how long ago it was) and asked Robin for a picture. He gave me a huge bear hug and said "how about now?"

thehofstetter

Robin

Imgur / thehofstetter

Romanian Holiday

I won an all expenses paid holiday to Transylvania in a local nightclub's Halloween fancy dress contest, dressed as Zombie Pacman. The last photo is of me on my holiday, standing in front of a church in Cluj-Napoca in Romania (where Transylvania is).

Romanian Holiday
Feeling the Force

I saw some lady punch a Jawa in the face at Disney World

Feeling the Force

Imgur / BiscuitKnickers

Birds Not of a Feather

I once watched the Egret God mock the Heron Lord of the Dead from across the stream that divides their two domains, boasting of its grassy, sun-drenched plains filled with life and warmth, the Heron Lord only looking back... silently... knowingly...

Birds Not of a Feather

Imgur / GIGA255

Search and Rescue

I once stumbled upon a military helicopter performing an extraction exercise below the edge of a sea cliff. There was quite an onshore breeze, but the pilot kept the aircraft perfectly in place.

Search and Rescue

Imgur / fernguts

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