A lot of weird things have been discovered in the strangest of places. When was the last time you checked your crawl space?
People are asking fellow netizens to help them figure out the identity of some bizarre objects they have found on the internet, and the answers are pretty shocking. These folks have taken to Reddit to have the mysterious findings they have discovered identified.
The objects include prehistoric tools that are hundreds of years old to seemingly demonic things believed to have been dug up from the pits of hell.
Here we go:
1. Why Would They Have This Card At The Bank?
This puzzling discovery was found by someone visiting the bank, and they were wondering what purpose it served.
Luckily, someone had an answer. The former bank employee explained that this card is used as a safety signal.
It is supposed to let other employees on the parking lot know that everything was okay and that it was safe to open the bank. Usually, two employees get into the bank while the rest wait in the parking lot.
The two employees go inside, search it and check everything before turning off the alarm. Then they would send the signal to let other staff members know that everything was fine.
This theory was confirmed by another Redditor who explained that it was a "100% safety protocol." Apparently, there is a specific "safe card" a bank picks, and anything else is a sign to call the cops because something is wrong.
However, the safe card keeps changing, but all employees are usually aware of its identity. This was not the only safety measure they used.
For instance, an employee could walk to a particular spot and back to indicate if everything was okay. Also, if an employee was greeted with a unisex name and told: "grab some milk before you come in," it was apparent there was an issue, and the employee would call for help.
2. What Does This Strange Structure Mean?
After seeing this strange structure, someone was wondering what it meant. Fortunately, someone had an answer.
This is a bat house, and the legs are snake and squirrel proof. People create these structures to attract bats, which help keep bug populations down.
3. Slabs Of Ivory With Dates Of The Week On Them
According to a Redditor, what this person had discovered was a notebook from the Victorian era. The notebook was made using bone, and it was hung on a lady's chatelaine chain.
It could also be kept in her pocket.
The notebook was used to make notes and keep track of appointments for an entire week. Each of the thin slabs represented a page.
There were no appointments on Sunday.
4. "Grainy Things" Appear And Reappear After They're Cleaned Out
This person kept finding these 'grains' over and over again, even after cleaning them up. It was revealed to them that this was nothing but termite poop.
The Redditor further explained that the person needed to call in an exterminator as quickly as they could before the whole house came crashing down.
According to another Redditor, a neighbor had the same problem and thought they had lost it because the paneling appeared to be moving, swirling, and going back and forth.
Eventually, it became apparent that termites were responsible when the wood cracked and revealed thousands and thousands of termites moving back and forth down there.
5. The Sand In Australia
Apparently, this is a blue dragon sea slug, and it can sting, which is why it should be handled carefully to avoid any mishaps.
6. A Strange Jellyfish
Yes, it was a jellyfish, the sort called the man of war jellyfish. As the name suggests, it would be a painful mistake to touch it.
The sea creature has long stinging tentacles that are difficult to make out in the sand around it. The person who found it was advised to keep a safe distance unless wearing pretty thick protective shoes.
7. A Strange Finding, Flat On One Side But Has A Concave On The Other
The finding also has a hole running through it. According to a Redditor, this is nothing but a Roman quern stone, even though it was found in Canada.
More specifically, this is the "beehive" quern, and it could be between 1500 to 2300 years old. Experts can help date it and tell where it's from.
Also, this is the top of a quernstone, and a spindle would be used to connect it to a bottom part. Grain would be put through a funnel on top and ground between two stones to make flour.
This person was lucky because this archaeological finding is so rare. It should be photographed, and the location at which it was found noted.
8. Found In A House Built In 1914, The Gold Pins Spin When The Red Cord Is Pulled
This device is made by Siemens. As it turns out, this is a razor blade sharpener.
The pins rub on the blades and sharpen them.
9. These Were Found Using A Metal Detector
As it turns out, these are Hindu offerings—the second on the right references Rahu, a celestial being.
The second piece on the second row on the right is also a Rahu mantra.
Rahu is a shadow being and is not known for his positive influence. So, the prayers are intended to get rid of Rahu's negative energy.
Apparently, in Hindu, immersing objects in water is a popular way of completing rituals.
That explains why the person found them using a metal detector under a pier during a low tide.
10. A Colorado Hills Discovery, The Metal Object Is 6 Inches Tall And 4 Inches Wide
To a Redditor, this is nothing but an iron module, a natural iron concentration.
11. Is This Some Kind Of Bomb?
This was discovered near a village in Ferizaj, Kosovo. The person who found this was advised to keep quite a bit of distance between themselves and this thing, as it has a reputation of blowing up randomly.
Usually, these are relics from WWII, and when found, they are detonated deliberately as they are very dangerous and unpredictable.
According to another bomber, this could be a cluster bomb, and it should be treated with caution, and nobody should get too close unless they are bomb experts.
12. Can You Guess The Identity Of This Demonic Creature?
It turns out this is not a critter right out of hell, but a moth with its scent glands out. This is meant to attract females.
13. This Was Found In A Hunter's Trunk From Between 1950-1980
The bottom metallic part spins, and the blue part is wooden. A Redditor was curious as to whether the brass section came off.
It could be a vintage sewing kit whereby the top part acted as a thimble that also holds spare needles and some thread. Maybe the hunter used it for repairs.
14. This Is From A 1920s Home, It Was Found In A Trunk Filled With Chemicals
An astute online user noticed that the trunk also said "International Correspondence Schools." From this, they concluded that it was probably used to teach a course on chemicals.