A group of teenagers got the scare of a lifetime last month when an explorer app called Randonautica led them to something they will never forget.

The teens came across a suitcase washed up under a bridge in Seattle, and upon opening it, the stench was so horrendous that they called the police; it was later confirmed that the suitcase contained human body parts. Police in Seattle recently identified the remains as being those of two different people.

Their adventure took a dark turn, but the intention of the app is to encourage exploration in the area surrounding you. Some people have even reported experiencing paranormal phenomena in the places they are brought to.

Curiosity got the best of me, and I tried the app out for myself.

After hearing about the story of these teens in Seattle, I was a little nervous to give Radonautica a go, but I wanted to learn more. Upon downloading the free app, it prompts you to watch a video, explaining what Radonautica is all about. It randomly generates a set of coordinates that you can travel to and explore.

While the app loaded my coordinates, it asked me to “have an intention in mind," because the app suggests that “Some experts are theorizing the quantum process can be influenced by the users’ thoughts and consciousness.”  

My coordinates were 10 minutes down the road, so I hopped in my car with the intent of exploration.

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The coordinates led me to a parking space in the parking lot of the emergency wing of Kent County Hospital in Rhode Island. If I keep the experts’ theory in mind, it’s kind of eerie, because I have been concerned about my health as of late. Other than that coincidence, however, it was merely a parking space.

I decided to try one more set of coordinates. This one took me five more minutes down the road to a residential home. At this point, I knew I looked like a creep lurking in the neighborhood, so I quickly left and went back home. But it goes to show just how random the coordinates are, and it did offer new sights of my area that I’ve never seen before.

This app is still in the beta process, so there are still bugs to fix. Hopefully, they’ll start with blocking off crime scenes.

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