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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1 year ago

lol that is so adorable

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I’m Foxxy and I know it 😉
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1 year ago

That is fantastic news.

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nanashi
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1 year 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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1 year ago

Reason no.523 why I am a cat person.

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ADHORTATOR
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1 year ago

That's what I call good manners!

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Monday
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1 year 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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1 year ago

You missed the moment to stop :-)

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Becca Gizmo the Squirrel
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1 year ago

Circle complete.

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Francis
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1 year 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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1 year 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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1 year 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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1 year 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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1 year 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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1 year ago (edited)

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

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DC
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1 year ago

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

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Aria
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1 year 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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1 year ago

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

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Aria
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1 year ago

Awww, twinsies

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Aria
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1 year ago

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

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ADHORTATOR
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1 year 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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1 year ago

If it's true, kudos to you.

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Edgar Rops
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1 year 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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1 year ago

Did you go to Stephen Hawking's party?

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Kristof De Smet
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1 year ago

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

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LuckyL
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1 year ago

I just love her name ^^

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Edgar Rops
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1 year ago

Fairy cat - they hate disrespect

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YoyoSthlm
Community Member
1 year 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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1 year ago

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

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Berit-Bärbel Rebane
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1 year ago

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

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ZombieGirl
Community Member
1 year ago

Don't take 3 day vacations!! lol

Jenn Unicorn Popping
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1 year ago (edited)

just STAY PUT period! If she stayed more than 3 days, she would be a victim to whatever catastrophe she brought on by visiting in the first place!!!

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Tom Russell
Community Member
1 year ago

We've got hella bushfires here in Australia at the moment, are you visiting by chance?

BusLady
Community Member
1 year ago

They did 3 days ago. Seriously, I'm praying for the people and wildlife who are affected by this fire.. Kudos to the firefighters who are working so hard to get this under control.

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I’m Foxxy and I know it 😉
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1 year ago

No more holidays for you then.

MagicalUnicorn
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1 year ago

please don't visit Lithuania, even though i emigrated, still like my homeland

Adam Francis
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1 year ago

Maybe let people know where you're visiting. Give us a chance.

Stevie B
Community Member
1 year ago

2 day trips only!

YsaPur
Community Member
1 year ago

Just stay at home!

Sam Petter
Community Member
1 year ago

Can I offer you a three day stay in Mar A Lago?

Gavin Johnson
Community Member
1 year ago

Do the world a favour, book a 3 day trip to see Donald Trump. We’d be awfully grateful.

Jack Lambrecht
Community Member
1 year ago

Please keep politics out of your posts. Many people come to BoredPanda in the first place to avoid politics! Not saying I agree or disagree with your statement, but please keep political opinions to political articles.

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Kim Lee
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1 year ago

Thought I was the only one: I changed my mind about NYU at the last minute, showed up at my state school that I had already completed some Spring testing for. That Tuesday would have been my 2nd day of work in my cousin's office....at Sidley Austin Brown & Wood in Tower 1. Instead, I watched the towers fall in my dorm room in Louisiana. A few years later, I was in the midst of Katrina. I've managed to avoid bombs and such, so far.

Well, I Tried.
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9 months ago

Anyone else thinking that Coronavirus was caused when he/she left the earth?

Zachary Goldstein
Community Member
1 year ago

in the 24 hours I was in Paris, the Notre dom started burning 2 blocks away from me

BusLady
Community Member
1 year ago

Shame on you for dropping that match.

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Lindsay Davis
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1 year ago

We got caught in a forest fire in Yosemite, big tex burned the day after we went to the fair, we stayed in a cabin that burned down the next week, we went to alaska and the next year there were huge fires, texas flooded the week after we left, we literally out drove a tornado, (twice) we were in ok when the biggest tornado for that area went thru, we have had 4 trees fall with feet of our rv, we stopped for pancakes and later that day the restaurant parking lot was a sinkhole..... we have really bad luck

BusLady
Community Member
1 year ago

I cried when Big Tex burned. When we were kids, the highlight of going to the fair was when he spoke.

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Eniko Bata
Community Member
1 year ago

Please don’t come to Europe:)

Sara
Community Member
1 year ago

They say things happen in threes so maybe her unlucky streak is now over!

Freda Sears
Community Member
9 months ago

STOP traveling!

Jack Lambrecht
Community Member
1 year ago

You could be really helpful in taking down criminals.. just saying.

Thomas Es Thomas
Community Member
1 year ago

Come to Utah. Nothing bad ever happens here.

Zelda Blue
Community Member
1 year ago

Never going on vacation with you.

Catlady6000
Community Member
1 year ago

Could you please post any travel plans for there to few years so that we may make needed adjustments?

karin s.
Community Member
1 year ago

Someone I knew said that first time he went to Dresden it got destroyed in WWII, second time he went there it was flooded and that he won´t go to Dresden a third time.

Tami Bridges
Community Member
1 year ago

Shiiiiiiid, don't come my way!!

Thomas Es Thomas
Community Member
4 months ago

Survived all three I see.

Courtney Christelle
Community Member
6 months ago

Stop visiting places!!!

Thatllama
Community Member
9 months ago

Proof that even the third third time can be bad

carmel wooten
Community Member
11 months ago

come visit DC - stay for 3 days

Alex
Community Member
1 year ago

bro stop going on vacation

Fleur De Lis RN
Community Member
1 year ago

Unless you work for the Corps of Engineers, Katrina + NOLA was a man made failure. Just NOLA, NOT Mississippi Gulf Coast. And before the snarky comments, I am NOLA born and raised; I was 2 when Betsy hit. I was staff at my hospital (suburbs) when Katrina hit and for 10 days after Katrina.

Jenni Baronick
Community Member
1 year ago

Same here - been to Mexico and an earthquake came. Been to Venice and it was flooded... been Swimming in taal volcano and it erupted ..

Kjorn
Community Member
1 year ago

Always go on a 2 days trip

Cindy Snow
Community Member
1 year ago

Wow youre like Robert Todd Lincoln.

Id row
Community Member
1 year ago

There should be an app that tells you where the Four Horsemen are vacationing.

Chewie Baron
Community Member
1 year ago

Have you thought of only going somewhere just for the weekend?

Veronica Vatter
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1 year ago

After that, she only took 2 day vacations

Benderong
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1 year ago

He is the anti-messiah!

Jo Choto
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1 year ago

I think everyone wants you to stay home!

Amber Oppenheimer
Community Member
1 year ago

Please don't come back to Louisiana...

Ellie
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1 year ago

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Aria
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1 year ago

3 is your unlucky number. Mine tends to be 8.

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1 year ago

SANTA?

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Francis
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1 year ago

We need more information!

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Hans
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1 year ago

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

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ƒιѕн
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1 year ago

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

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SnowWolf
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1 year ago

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

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ZombieGirl
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1 year ago

Dick

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Louise B
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1 year ago

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

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Sasy
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1 year 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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1 year ago

Damn

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Daniel Lewis
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1 year 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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