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Scottish woman is stunned when Americans turn up and start taking pictures in her front garden

Scottish woman is stunned when Americans show up and start taking photos in her front yard because a relative has lived there – only for many commentators to tell her the same happened to them

  • Lanna Tolland left stunned when eight Americans showed up outside of property
  • Group started walking up the garden path smiling and waving to the house owner
  • Mr Tolland discovered that the property was once owned by the great-grandparents of groups

A Scottish woman was left stunned when a group of Americans showed up unannounced in her front yard and began taking pictures of each other.

Lanna Tolland was relaxing on her sofa when eight people started smiling and waving from the front door of her Glasgow home on Wednesday night.

The group then began walking up its garden path as homeowner Mrs. Tolland looked on in disbelief.

Ms Tolland said she was “so confused” by the bizarre encounter and later learned that her property had become an unusual monument to the group and belonged to their great-grandparents.

The eight Americans then posed for photos in the evening light to capture the moment.

Ms Tollard tweeted about the incident: “No way. Lying on the couch with the blinds still open and I see eight people I don’t know waving at me at the gate, I’m like??

“Open the window and they’re all Americans giving it.” Our great-grandparents used to have this house, can we take a look around?’ I thought this only happened on television.’

Lanna Tolland (pictured) was relaxing on her couch when eight people started smiling and waving from the front door of her Glasgow home on Wednesday night

Lanna Tolland (pictured) was relaxing on her couch when eight people started smiling and waving from the front door of her Glasgow home on Wednesday night

The group then began walking up its garden path as homeowner Mrs Tolland looked on in disbelief

The group then began walking up its garden path as homeowner Mrs Tolland looked on in disbelief

Tollard tweeted about the incident, joking: 'I thought this only happened on television'

Tollard tweeted about the incident, joking: ‘I thought this only happened on television’

Ms Tolland posted footage of the group arriving at her home around 10:30pm and saying her French Bulldog was “getting “spiritual”.

She added: ‘They all get pictures!! Excavations are going crazy what’s going on.”

One user said, “Too much for a Wednesday.”

Another said: ‘This is the best thing I’ve seen all week haha!’

Many commentators took to social media to talk about similar incidents that had happened to them.

A Twitter user named Jamie wrote: ‘I once had a New Zealand family working, asked if I knew the Olyphant family as they lived next door to my work decades ago – but the only person I know by that name is the actor Timothy Elephant. They were disappointed, but bought shortbread for 30 pounds.’

Sean Hornby added: “I stayed overnight in a house in Manchester and the next day the doorbell rang. Two Canadian ladies said they wanted to come in because the Bee Gees grew up there. They asked where the blue plaque was. Had to say it is now rented out to a lot of students.’

Cyril Orme said: ‘We happened in our little house. His father was born there. Several years later, we unearthed a war of independence/civil war era that his father had created. The army had to be called in to blow it up.’

Ms Tolland posted footage of the group arriving at her home around 10:30pm and saying her French Bulldog was 'getting mental'

Ms Tolland posted footage of the group arriving at her home around 10:30pm and saying her French Bulldog was ‘getting mental’

Michelle Dooley Mahon replied, “How about vacuuming an entire house at 7am on a Sunday, because the landlady’s American cousins ​​wanted to come over and film the gaff at 9am. What? There were crowds recording in every corner. Honestly, my two-bed patio was once home to their grandparents and 10 kids.”

US citizen Rob McDougall said: ‘Can attest this even happens IN America, grew up in a house built circa 1760 and previous owners (who appeared to be in their 70s) came over about 15 years ago. We were given a ledger from colonial times when the house was an inn, which is a remarkable piece of history.”

Other users revealed times that they too showed up unannounced at a property to relive their nostalgia.

Twitter user – known as Hugh – said: ‘For my father’s 81st birthday last year, I took him on a tour of his life and visited all of his homes, schools and workplaces. The last house we lived in before we left Glasgow was amazing and invited us in for a look around the house, made his day as it was my mother’s favorite house.”

Ian Kendall added: “TBF, a few years ago I was near the house where I lived from five to seven and couldn’t resist knocking on the door and asking for a little look. More amazingly, they had the same carpets lying around thirty years later (good quality 1970s carpet, obvs).’

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