Scottish woman is stunned when Americans show up and start taking pictures in her front yard

The Scot is stunned when Americans show up and start taking pictures in her front yard because a relative used to live there – only for many commentators to tell her the same thing happened to them

  • Lanna Tolland left stunned when eight Americans showed up in front of the property
  • The group began walking up the garden path while smiling and waving at the homeowner
  • Mr Tolland noted that the estate was once owned by the group’s great-grandparents

A Scotswoman was stunned when a group of Americans showed up unannounced in her front yard and started taking pictures of each other.

Lanna Tolland was relaxing on her sofa as eight people started smiling and waving outside the front gate of her home in Glasgow on Wednesday night.

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

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

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

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

“Open the window and they’re all Americans and they’re like, ‘Our great-grandparents owned this house, can we look around?’ I thought that only happened on TV.”

Lanna Tolland (pictured) was relaxing on her sofa as eight people started smiling and waving outside the front gate of her Glasgow home on Wednesday night

The group then began walking up their garden path while homeowner Mrs Tolland looked on in disbelief

The group then began walking up their garden path while homeowner Mrs Tolland looked on in disbelief

Ms Tollard tweeted about the incident, joking:

Ms Tollard tweeted about the incident, joking: “I thought that only happened on TV.”

Ms Tolland posted pictures of the group arriving at her home around 10:30pm and said her French bulldog was “insane”.

She added: “You get all the pics!! Dugs going crazy what’s going on.’

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

Another added: “This is the best thing I’ve seen all week haha!”

Many commenters took to social media to discuss similar incidents that had happened to them.

A Twitter user named Jamie wrote: “I was once asked by a New Zealand working family if I knew the Olyphant family because they lived alongside my work decades ago – but the only person I know by that name is actor Timothy Olyphant . They were disappointed but bought £30 worth of butter biscuits.”

Sean Hornby added: “I was staying in a house in Manchester once and the next day the doorbell rang. Two Canadians said they wanted to come in because the Bee Gees grew up there. They asked where the blue plaque was. Had to tell them it’s rented out to a lot of students now.’

Cyril Orme said: ‘It happened to us at our cottage. His father was born there. A few years later we dug up a Revolutionary War/Civil War era bomb that his father had built. The army had to be called in to blow it up.’

Ms Tolland posted pictures of the group arriving at her home around 10:30pm and said her French bulldog was

Ms Tolland posted pictures of the group arriving at her home around 10:30pm and said her French bulldog was “insane”.

Michelle Dooley Mahon replied: “How about vacuuming a whole 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 loads of them recording in every corner. To be honest, my two bed patio was once home to her grandparents and 10 children.’

US citizen Rob McDougall said: “Can confirm this happens even IN America, grew up in a house built circa 1760 and previous owners (who appeared to be in their 70’s) stopped by about 15 years ago. Gave us a colonial ledger when the house was an inn which is a remarkable piece of history.’

Other users revealed times when they’ve also turned up unannounced at a property to relive their nostalgia.

The Twitter user – known as Hugh – said: “For my dad’s 81st birthday last year I took him on a tour of his life, visiting all his homes, schools and workplaces. The last house we stayed in before leaving Glasgow was great and invited us to look at the house which made his day as it was my mum’s favorite house.’

Ian Kendall added: “TBF, a few years ago I found myself just down the road from the house I lived in from five to seven and couldn’t resist knocking on the door and asking for a little look . Even more amazing, they had the same carpets thirty years later (carpet from the 70’s of good quality, see).’

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