25 Of The Most Next-To-Impossible Things That People Have Witnessed

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Vote up the most intriguing stories of next-to-impossible events that people have witnessed.

What are the odds, eh?

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  • 1
    1,624 VOTES

    I See A Spaceship

    From Redditor u/plentyofeight:

    Jul 2011

    I say to my wife the international space station is going over tonight, it's a clear sky, and we agree to pop out to the country where there is less light pollution and take the kids who were 12 and 8.

    We park in a field gate and the youngest boy sees it first

    We watch and it goes overhead... and then splits in two.

    We watch it, I am thinking has it broken up or something?, the two parts slowly move apart.

    We are puzzled, I drive home and thinking any disaster would be on the news, so I watch that.

    Turns out, the final shuttle mission had just been completed and we had watched shuttle Atlantis depart the ISS for the final time.

    1,624 votes
  • 2
    1,062 VOTES

    Things That Only Happen In A Disney Movie

    From Redditor u/Emergent-Sea:

    I was swimming in the Pacific when four dolphins swam up to me, danced in circles, and swam between my legs. When they got close again I noticed one of the four looked more like a baby orca, that was a bright indigo color with a very tall dorsal fin. It barely looked real! I pet them all and they swam off to play in the waves.

    It was the most magical moment of my life.

    1,062 votes
  • 3
    1,001 VOTES

    Majestic Manta Ray

    From Redditor u/StupidOldAndFat:

    Saw a manta ray leap out of the water and over a family playing in the water just off the coast of South Carolina. It didn’t make a sound or as much as a splash. I was pretty young but remember it as clear as yesterday. One of the most beautiful things I have ever witnessed. Also quite amazing how big those things are.

    1,001 votes
  • 4
    935 VOTES

    Supreme Sky

    From Redditor u/Squigglepig52:

    Flying to Reno back in the 90's. There was this awesome comet that turned out to have a bigger display than people predicted (I forget which comet it was, winter of 96 or 97).

    anyway - looked out the window. Clear sky, full moon lighting up the mountains, and this big ass comet hanging below the moon. It was awesome.

    935 votes
  • 5
    692 VOTES

    Sounds Like Fun

    From Redditor u/bacon-enthusiasm:

    I saw a grizzly bear and a wolf feed on the same bison carcass at the same time in Yellowstone.

    From a Redditor:

    Boys night out

    692 votes
  • 6
    847 VOTES

    Piggyback Ride

    From Redditor u/klenow:

    Back in the 1980s, I was on a plane and saw the space shuttle being carried piggyback on another plane.

    847 votes