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A woman has been reunited with her mobile phone 10 years after losing it, having only found out where it was lurking after hearing a strange noise coming from the bathroom.
Becki Beckmann lost her iPhone more than a decade ago, having felt ‘super confused’ when it disappeared.
That’s because, while many of us are used to losing valuables in a drunken haze on a night out, Beckman hadn’t really been anywhere when it went missing on Halloween, meaning it seemed to just vanish into thin air.
She accepted her fate and simply bought herself a new one, forgetting all about it for years – until now, that is, after a bizarre plumbing issue solved the mystery.
In a Facebook post, she recalled how confused she felt when her phone went missing, but replaced it and ’moved on’.
But things took an odd turn when Beckmann and her husband started ‘to hear this banging sound’ whenever they flushed the toilet.
“Initially we blamed it on the toilet being old or the house construction being terrible,” she said, adding that her husband eventually became so fed up by the baffling noise that he decided to ‘plunge the f*** out of it’.
Her partner then came running outside to tell her the she ‘wouldn’t believe’ what he had found in the toilet, having retrieved her old iPhone.
It had been hiding out deep inside the toilet’s pipes, and unsurprisingly had taken quite the battering – with Beckmann’s photos showing the back of the device hanging off slightly.
“This was so, so far from what I was expecting,” she said.
Many other Facebook users were equally dumbfounded by the turn of events, with hundreds of comments from people expressing their shock and disbelief that, while the phone clearly wasn’t in a good way, the screen wasn’t damaged at all.
One person wrote: “There’s no way it was stuck in your toilet for 10 years and never caused an issue until it started making a sound."
Someone else said: “How have y’all not had any clogging? My townhouse gets one baby wipe in its pipe and I get all the neighbours sh*t in my laundry room."
A third wrote: “Now how come my glass screen breaks when I even so much as look at it funny but you can literally s*** on yours for years and it’s perfect?”
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