Every once in a while something strange will be discovered. In a recent case, a highway patrol discovered two vehicles with bodies in them in an Oklahoma Lake that appear to have been there for years... CNN Link because everyone else lies
As planners, we sometimes wander into strange areas only to find something that we might not have expected. Some gruesome as in the link, others not so much.
For me, the strangest was when I was working out east I was was working on some GPS mapping of buildings for a GIS system, and there was a vacant partly burnt out farm house (fire was at least 20 years beforehand) with a fenced in back yard. Out of curiosity I peaked over the fence to find an amazing manicured an mature garden full of flowers. I later found out that the elderly neighbor was friends with the people who owned the house for 30 years before the fire. Apparently she learned to garden there and after the fire and the family lost the house because they had no insurance, she would spend hours each week working in the garden because she could not stand to see it also become abandoned.
I searched for it on google earth a while back and it is now a subdivision.
What strange and unexpected things have you found in your adventures?