Ever had an unbelievable coincidence happen to you? Ran into a celebrity while grocery shopping? Were you on the edges of a scandal that made national news? How about a close brush with the supernatural?

If so, writer Aidan Moher wants to hear from you. A thread he started on Twitter asking for his followers’ wildest stories has attracted responses that range from goofy to chilling. Bored Panda asked the author what he learned from the viral thread and you can see what he said, along with the stories themselves, below. You can also browse all of the responses by searching the tweet’s permalink to find tweets quoting it, but here's a handful of our favorites.

The sci-fi and fantasy author shared some of his own experiences that he’d had in mind when he started the thread, but he admitted that the people of Twitter had him bested. Some of these stories are a little stranger than fiction, whether they're just odd scenes or the whole movie pitch.

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ZombieGirl
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8 months ago

lol that is so adorable

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I’m Foxxy and I know it 😉
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8 months ago

That is fantastic news.

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nanashi
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8 months ago

if this is legit, that's an incredible coincidence, and a good ending as well.

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"There are a ton of amazing stories to inspire writers," Aidan Moher, who started the thread, told Bored Panda. "But it's important to make sure you remember and acknowledge where that inspiration came from, and go through the appropriate methods of getting permission to use those stories."

"I think the big takeaway for me as a writer is that life is full of coincidences and just as weird, unusual, and wacky as anything an author can come up with off the top of their head. So, writers should go big, but also think about how those stories impact the people in the moment and later into their life."

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lilly nyangweso
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8 months ago

Reason no.523 why I am a cat person.

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ADHORTATOR
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8 months ago

That's what I call good manners!

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Monday
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8 months ago

Clearly he was always meant to be your son. Glad you found each other.

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When asked if he'd gotten any stories that went beyond unbelievable and were just... not very believable, Moher said there was one rather risque trend.

"I've had... more than a few men making outlandish claims about the size of their sexual anatomy. Those are probably the most obviously fake. Otherwise, while I'm sure there are lots of embellishments and outright fake stories, I'm having fun because I think the majority of these stories are genuine."

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ADHORTATOR
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8 months ago

You missed the moment to stop :-)

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Becca Gizmo the Squirrel
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8 months ago

Circle complete.

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Francis
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8 months ago

This just became a story here on boredpanda.. So why not the kidnapping story?

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Another reason Twitter trends like this take off so hard (see all the beginning vs. end of the decade posts plus any meme asking people to share facts about themselves) is because they tap into people’s penchant for talking about themselves.

Harvard researchers looked into what it is about talking about ourselves that lights up pleasure centers in our brains, and found that we enjoy not just sharing information about ourselves with other people, but self-examination in the first place.

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Sasy
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8 months ago

I am proud of you...30k is not enough to change that thought, you did that on your own.

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Sara
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8 months ago

I experienced Groundhog Day twice! I left Sydney & flew back to Dallas. I landed at the same time I had left. I wore a shirt that said "from the future". lol

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Blue Shadow
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8 months ago

Aww its so sweet that the firefighters would go out of their way to save the presents!

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Basically, there’s a reason why asking people questions about themselves is one of the most popular pieces of advice for being a good conversationalist, said to make people more likable. Try asking the same question Moher did next time you’re at a party—some of your acquaintances might have their own stories that they’ve been waiting to share.

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heidi holmes
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8 months ago

YoyoSthlm, I believe you need a class in manners. For it appears you are a troll and a worthless waste of human flesh to act superior to someone who may not be a native English speaker due to jealousy and ugliness. What exactly did you contribute to the situation other than your nasty attitude?

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Mimi M
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8 months ago (edited)

Nice! (A bit eerie, but still nice!). 'Wholesome ghost encounters'.

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DC
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8 months ago

That's cool! The pride the good ones never feel, haha...

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Aria
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8 months ago

That 70 yo mal is the nicest 70 yo man I've ever heard of, damn.

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Bleh
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8 months ago

A story where you either believe in humanity or lose faith in humanity

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Aria
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8 months ago

Awww, twinsies

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Aria
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8 months ago

Aww, copper feels so bag that he hit you he lets you go :'(

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ADHORTATOR
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8 months ago (edited)

Respect.... I go very often to the BarberShop, so I got a discount and I have my own button with my name on it on the cash register :-)

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Caroline
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8 months ago

If it's true, kudos to you.

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Edgar Rops
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8 months ago

If it were in a film, creators would have been accused of bad writing.

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Patrick McKemie
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8 months ago

Did you go to Stephen Hawking's party?

Patrik Hofman
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8 months ago

He'll go there yesterday

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Антон Христов
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8 months ago

Sherminator?

Aria
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8 months ago

Let the conspiracy theories commence

thedepressed manhimself
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8 months ago

I also, had a book series named after me, even tough i have a very scandaivian name....

Dorothy Parker
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8 months ago

So cool! I love weird coincidences.

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Kristof De Smet
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8 months ago

No, I think you misunderstood, he's saying 'Fur real?"

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LuckyL
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8 months ago

I just love her name ^^

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Edgar Rops
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8 months ago

Fairy cat - they hate disrespect

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YoyoSthlm
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8 months ago

This actually happened to me too. My great great grandfather was the prime minister of Sweden. The king wanted to knight him but he said no because he didn't believe in the monarchy. (Yes this is true!)

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FloC
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8 months ago

I hope that she has been a dedicated science student after that.

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Berit-Bärbel Rebane
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8 months ago

I would have just joined him/her. Weird cats also deserve love.

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ZombieGirl
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8 months ago

Don't take 3 day vacations!! lol

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Misha Christensen-wildeman
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8 months ago

SANTA?

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Francis
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8 months ago

We need more information!

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Hans
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8 months ago

But how would you then know he seriously had that plan?

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ƒιѕн
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8 months ago

Kaylen Ward, she did this to help out Australian fire fighting efforts.

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SnowWolf
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8 months ago

Why did your mother allow you to drink that much???

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ZombieGirl
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8 months ago

Dick

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Louise B
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8 months ago

Did he tell you that? Just saying, people make some bold claims while drunk.

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Sasy
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8 months ago

This sounds like a rom com, but girl moves back divorced or widowed to find her first love owns a wine store because he always hoped she would one day walk back into his life.

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Aria
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8 months ago

Damn

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Daniel Lewis
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8 months ago

I was working with an ambulance when we went to the scene of a motorcycle accident. Upon arriving, I saw the motorcyclist about 20 feet away. I stepped out of the ambulance and immediately tripped over his leg.

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