This Facebook Page Is Dedicated To Everything “The Odd, Mysterious & Fascinating”, Here Are 20 Posts That Stood Out The Most

Everywhere you turn these days, there seems to be a new, hugely successful, true-crime-themed book, podcast, or TV show. What’s with the human obsession with true-crime stories? Possibly it’s the instinctive human desire to know all the “whos,” “whens,” “wheres,” and “whats.” Maybe it’s the unusual circumstances that fascinate us. Or perhaps the psychological reason behind why we can’t look away from ‘train wrecks.’ However, we can all agree that people instantly get more intrigued if they know the story is truthful and not just a figment of somebody’s imagination.

Perhaps this is why the Facebook page “The Odd, Mysterious & Fascinating” has become so successful. This page has amassed over 77k followers by sharing some of the most bizarre, obscure, and disturbing true tales with occasional fun and light-hearted posts. This page shares anything from fascinating images of rare animals to details about the people’s tragic and untimely demises. Take a look at the compilation of some of the most compelling posts from the page.

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Near the end of his life, Bob Marley was told by a doctor that he had “more cancer in him than I’ve seen with a live human being,” and that he only had a few months to live, so “he might as well go back out on the road and die there.”

Three years earlier, the reggae icon had been diagnosed with melanoma under his toenail in 1977. Doctors removed the nail and the nail bed, but Marley refused to have the toe itself amputated to stop the spread of the disease, insisting that it violated his Rastafarian religious beliefs. By 1980, the cancer had spread throughout his body, infecting his liver, lungs, and even his brain. Marley played his last show on September 30, 1980, in Pittsburgh, performing Queen’s “Another One Bites The Dust” during the soundcheck to the bemusement of his roadies, who didn’t know anything was wrong. He died eight months later at the age of 36.


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By the time she was 17, Judy Garland was already reliant on “pep pills,” a.k.a. amphetamines, and was being hounded by studio executives regarding her weight and looks. One executive called her a fat hunchback and encouraged her to smoke in order to suppress her appetite.

Garland’s grueling work schedule — coupled with a strict diet of black coffee, chicken soup, and cigarettes imposed upon her by her Hollywood bosses — set the stage for her lifetime of body dysmorphia and substance abuse. The star attempted suicide at least 20 times in her life until her fatal overdose at 47.


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A Rottweiler with Vitiligo


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At age 17, Juliane Koepcke was sucked out of an airplane after it was struck by lightning. She fell over 2 miles to the ground still strapped to her plane seat and somehow lived. She then had to endure a 9-day walk through the Amazon jungle before eventually being rescued by loggers. She was the sole survivor of LANSA Flight 508 which killed 93 people in December 1971.


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Harry Haft was just a teenager when he was sent to Auschwitz. Once he arrived, the Nazi guards found out that he had some boxing experience — so they ordered him to fight his fellow prisoners in harrowing boxing matches where the loser would be executed. Forced to literally fight for his life, Haft never lost a single match, even though he would have known many of his opponents because the Nazis regularly sent people from the same town to the same concentration camps. From 1943 to 1945, he was forced to fight at least 76 people, none of whom he ever saw alive again.

Only in April 1945 did Haft manage to escape during a death march away from the camp — by killing a Nazi soldier and stealing his uniform. Haft then spent weeks running from village to village. Trained to fight to the death, he even killed an elderly couple who offered him shelter after he suspected they’d discovered that he wasn’t really a Nazi. By the time he made it to Allied-controlled Germany, he weighed only 110 pounds and spent the next two years recovering in a refugee camp. But by 1947, he decided to fight again and immigrated to America to become a professional boxer — where he took on some of the biggest names in the sport.


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In March of 1993, photographer Kevin Carter captured this haunting photograph of a vulture stalking a young Sudanese girl, who was reduced to a skeletal state because of the country’s famine. Carter won the Pulitzer Prize for the photo, but a short time after, he tragically ended his own life.⁠


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By the age of 12, Drew Barrymore was already a self-described “party girl” — thanks to her mom who took her to nightclubs in Los Angeles and New York. By the time she turned 14, she had spent a year in rehab, been emancipated from her parents, and lived in her own apartment.


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In 2005, researchers discovered a phallus-shaped stone object buried in a cave in a German mountain, measuring eight inches long and three centimeters wide. Upon closer inspection, experts realized that they were looking at the world’s oldest known dildo. Created approximately 28,000 years ago, this sex toy is older than civilization, religion, and marriage combined.


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“If I don’t make it, please call my family and let them know how much I love them.”

Todd Beamer was just 32 years old when his flight was hijacked by terrorists on 9/11. A passenger on United Airlines Flight 93, Beamer was forced to think quickly. He first tried calling AT&T, but both of his calls were terminated upon connection. Beamer then attempted to call his wife, but that call was also terminated. Finally, he contacted Airfone operators and was able to connect with a supervisor named Lisa Jefferson. While on the line, he pleaded with Jefferson to tell his pregnant wife and two sons that he loved them, but he also outlined a heroic plan to fight back against the hijackers alongside his fellow passengers and the flight crew. And that’s exactly what he did.


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In 1989, Billy Idol threw a three-week-long party in his penthouse at the Oriental Hotel in Bangkok. All the sex, drugs, and property damage eventually prompted the hotel to hit Idol with a $250,000 bill.

But when he still refused to leave, the military had to be called in to corral the British rocker. Idol was shot with a tranquilizer dart and hauled out on a stretcher before he would finally stop partying.


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This is Keanu Reeves. He was abandoned by his father at just 3-years-old and grew up with 3 different stepfathers. His dream of becoming a hockey player was shattered by a serious accident. His daughter died at birth. His wife died in a car accident and his best friend, River Phoenix, died of an overdose.

No bodyguards, no luxury houses. Keanu lives in an ordinary apartment and likes wandering around town and is often seen riding a subway in NYC. When he was filming the movie “The Lake House,” he overheard the conversation of two costume assistants, one crying as he would lose his house if he did not pay $20,000 – On the same day, Keanu deposited the necessary amount in his bank account.

In his career, he has donated large sums to hospitals including $75 million of his earnings from “The Matrix” to charities. In 2010, on his birthday, Keanu walked into a bakery & bought a brioche with a single candle, ate it in front of the bakery, and offered coffee to people who stopped to talk to him. In 1997 some paparazzi found him walking one morning in the company of a homeless man in Los Angeles, listening to him and sharing his life for a few hours.

In life, sometimes the ones most broken from inside are the ones most willing to help others.
This man could buy everything, but instead, he wakes up and chooses one thing that cannot be bought, to be a caring person.


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The Greek government has decided to legally ban overweight tourists from receiving rides from donkeys. The ruling comes after animal rights groups garnered media attention surrounding the poor treatment of the donkeys, which included carrying burdensome loads.

The law was created after animal rights groups complained about spinal injuries and open wounds that the donkeys suffered from due to carrying heavier tourists.


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Sadly, this giant wolf-dog was dumped at a kill shelter after growing too large and becoming too much of a burden on the owner. Thankfully, a sanctuary took him instead and saved his life! His DNA testing came back as 87.5% Gray Wolf, 8.6% Siberian Husky, and 3.9% German Shepherd. Wow!


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A sheep showing gratitude to the dog that saved him from a wolf attack.


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Between 2000 and 2003, biologist Amie Huguenard spent three summers in Alaska with her boyfriend Timothy Treadwell studying and filming grizzly bears. Treadwell, who was better known as the “Grizzly Man,” had met Huguenard during a book tour in 1996 and the pair had instantly bonded over their love of animals. But then, in October 2003, the couple was brutally mauled and eaten by a half-ton bear that attacked them at their camp. And the audio of their horrifying final moments was captured on tape.


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“4 days ago, a group of friends and I went to Murree together. We were having a walk through the Murree Hills at 2 or 3am and this happened. All of us were together. One friend asked to take a group photo of us, and took it with flash because there was low to zero lighting. When i went through my pictures later on, I was shocked to see a person standing right behind one of my friends. He had a pale white face and if you close in on his legs you can see it look as if it is not of human. None of us knew the person 3rd from the left.”


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In October 1983, Tami Oldham Ashcraft and her fiancé, Richard Sharp, began a 4,000-mile sailing trip from Tahiti to San Diego. Three weeks into the journey, they were hit by a category 4 hurricane that capsized their ship and knocked Ashcraft unconscious.⁠

Some 27 hours later, she awoke to find that her fiance was gone and she was stranded alone in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. With only a sextant and watch, Ashcraft journeyed for 41 days until she found the coast of Hawaii.


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Accused of murdering two white girls in 1944 without a shred of physical evidence, 14-year-old George Stinney Jr. became the youngest person in U.S. history ever executed in the electric chair

When he was put to death, he was so small that the state electrician struggled to adjust an electrode to his right leg. Stinney even needed to sit on a phone book for the electrocution to work properly. He then survived the first round of 2,400 volts, which caused his oversized mask to slip off and expose his tears. It took two more jolts before he was dead with the room reeking of burning flesh.


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“They couldn’t get shoes on him because his feet had swelled up,” she recalled. “They had to cut up the formal wear, too, because they couldn’t get it on him, there wasn’t a whole body to put it on.”

In 1986, firefighter Vasily Ignatenko heroically responded to the radioactive fires caused by the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Station explosion. He put most of the fires out in a couple of hours, but spend far too long near the radiation. After several weeks of suffering, he would die from his exposure. After his death, Ignatenko’s body was so radioactive, that he had to be buried under layers of zinc and concrete in order to protect the public from his corpse.


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In 1993, lawyer Garry Hoy fell 24 floors to his death while demonstrating the tensile strength of his office windows to a group of visiting law students. Far from being an unusual incident, body-checking window safety was his signature – and fatal – move.

Hoy’s regular practice of hurling himself at window panels in front of onlookers and harmlessly bouncing off ended disastrously when it accidentally popped the glass out of its frame and sent “one of the best and brightest” lawyers plunging from the skyscraper.

30 Times People Renovated Their Homes And Discovered Surprising Things Left Behind By The Previous Owners

Treasures are often found in faraway lands. After all, if you were to hide your riches, why would you hide them in a place everybody can access? There are treasures underground, in mines, in metallic ores. Also, if you’ve watched some pirate movies, there’s even a map to some far-off island towards a treasure chest.

But why do you need a map when you can go treasure hunting at home? That’s right! And these 30 people would love to agree after they found rare and valuable items just in their homes, after being renovated! Check out this list of interesting items they found!

#1 While Tearing Up Their Carpet, My In-Laws Found A Giant Monopoly Board

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#2 Found An Old Monopoly Set In The Walls Of My 1925 House

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#3 Found Old Newspapers Used As Insulation In The Wall Of A 130-Year-Old House

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#4 There’s A Dried Flower In This 165 Years Old Latin Book I Just Found In Our Attic

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#5 This Yardstick I Found In My Attic Is Old Enough To Have A 1 Digit Phone Number

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#6 My Grandfather And I, Found A WWII Purple Heart While Renovating A House He Just Bought

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#7 This Confederate Currency I Found In My Uncle’s Attic

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#8 Refitting Our New Houses Loft (Attic) And Found £500 Of 1981 Currency Wrapped In Insulation

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#9 My Wife And I Are Upgrading Our Kitchen. We Found This Fossil Under The Floor Boards

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#10 Found This While Renovating. Any Idea? Bomb Squad On The Way

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#11 Renovating My Bedroom And Found This

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#12 I Was Cleaning My Attic And Found A Doll House TV With The Twin Towers On It

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#13 Found These (On The Left) Under Old Carpet When We Got Stairs Re-Carpeted. 10 Months After We Moved In Found “Minton” Or Possibly “Pugin” Tiles In The Hallway Under A Laminate

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#14 Found A Steam Room And Hot Tub In My Basement, Behind A Wall During Demolition

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#15 We Have A 23-19! My Friend Found A Monsters Inc. Door While Doing A Recent Renovation

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#16 Beautiful Drawing Found Behind A Wall While Renovating Our Bathroom

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#17 Collection Of Reference Seeds Found In My Grandad’s Attic

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#18 Found A Hidden Attic While Doing A Renovation. It Was A Door To A Hidden Room With Old War Time Newspapers, An Old Bed And Old Photos On The Walls

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#19 Found A Beehive While Renovating An Old House

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#20 I Took A Knife To The Lino In The Bathroom And Found The Original Edwardian Tiles. My Great Great Grandmother Was A Housemaid Here In Cupar In The 1880s

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#21 Found This Locked Safe Under The Carpet Of An Estate Home I Recently Purchased

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#22 Found 83 Gold Coins At The Bottom Of A Coal Container After Renovating The House

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#23 Found Original Homeowner In The Walls Of A Teardown

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#24 Found In A Wall In Vermont

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#25 Renovation Find

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#26 My House Is Built On An Indian Burial Site. I Am Replacing The Furnace, And I Found This Under The Old Furnace

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#27 We Tore Up Some Carpeting In Our House Expecting Concrete But Instead Found This 70’s Masterpiece

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#28 I Took A Wall Out Of My Closet And Found A Makeshift Passageway. With A Large, Heavy, Creepy Basket In It. And The Basket Was Not Empty

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#29 My Friend Found An Invite To Walt Disney’s Daughter’s Wedding While Renovating His House In LA

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#30 Found A Marriage Certificate From 1895 In A Flooded Cabin We Renovated

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