The feeling you get in your stomach of not being able to remember where you parked your car is too familiar. Then, you get frustrated and angry when you realize you don’t have a clue where you put it. But, eventually, it dawns on you and you find your car. For one Frankfurt man, this was not the case. He found it 20 years later! Isn’t that too weird? That’s not the most surprising fact, actually. He found it at the same exact spot where he put it.
Sounds like a movie to me, but it’s a true story.
How do you manage to forget that your car existed for 20 years?
It’s hard to imagine you would lose your car for two whole decades, but one man did just that.
And that’s not the weirdest part of this story. Anyone who’d lost their car for 20 years might assume that it had been stolen. Also, maybe the car had been even towed and crushed! But, no! This guy recently discovered that his long-lost car was ready and waiting to be reunited with him after all this time.
Yes, you read right! The car hadn’t moved an inch in 20 years! It was still sat in the exact same place that the man had parked it in in the first place. But how is that even possible?
Interestingly, the car hadn’t just been parked on a street, but it had been parked in a garage that was due to be demolished. When builders came and discovered that there is a car, they had to remove it before they start their work. For that purpose, they had to find the rightful owner.
The builders contacted the local authorities who managed to track down the original owner of the car to his home in Frankfurt. Of course, you might imagine his reaction! He was shocked!
The motorist is now 76 years old and the police drove him and his daughter to the garage where he was reunited with his missing car. However, the tale doesn’t end very happily. It was not a happy reunion after all, because the car no longer worked.
Well, it’s not surprising when you consider that it just sat there for 20 years! Unfortunately, the owner no longer wanted the dysfunctional car and it was sent to the scrap heap.
Frustrating, to say the least.
Here‘s a story of a woman who lost her purse.