Once a valuable item is lost, the average person will spend a few hours looking for it before deciding to other people involved. Occasionally this works, and these signs help the lost become found, but in many cases, lost and found signs are just people giving out their home phone number to a bunch of random strangers.
It can be really disappointing when you find someone you connect with, only to have them leave without an explanation. The 'if only' scenarios start to fill our minds as we wonder what could have been.
That's what happened here, it seems. It's not every day that you meet some special. All it took was five minutes for this bird to make a good impression, so that must’ve been one of the best pigeons ever.
This special doggo made a special friend, and that friend does not want to give him back! With an expression like that, who would want to? At least his past owner knows he's been found and is being taken care of.
As long as he doesn’t call and make things awkward, everything should be fine. This may be a harsh reminder to pay better attention to your pet. It's only once they're gone that we realize how much we miss them!
We noticed how the reward was marked down from $20.00 to $10.00. Ten dollars, really? Tom must really not care if anyone finds his dog, Eric.
With so much going on in this sign, people would probably think it’s a prank. Tom is also trying to sell a drum for $20. What are Tom's priorities here?
Don’t Make Your Chicken Sad
Chicken is one of America’s most beloved dishes. You can prepare chicken in so many ways, and the final results are always tasty. If you have a chicken for a pet, we’d advise against upsetting them. You never know what they’re capable of when they’re not in the best of moods.
Apparently, they’ll run away if you don’t take proper care of them. Their feelings are also visible based on how they act, which is how the person who found this chicken could tell it was unhappy.
You Have To Say Yes…
This sign takes trolling to a new level. Of course, whoever can see and read can see the flyer. We’re sure there were a couple of head scratches and chuckles from folks as they walked by this.
It’s surprising to see how many tabs were taken, but it's interesting that they didn't even spell flyer correctly.
'Cause Lionel wonders where you are, and he wonders what you do. This sign is incredibly clever and funny. Whoever made it deserves a gold star! We can't help but wonder how he came up with this idea.
This slightly surprised Lionel Richie's photo is rather fitting because we are also unsure why it exists. Remember that weird music video, though? It's almost as random as this sign!
A Missing Ninja Turtle?
This poor soul lost his pet turtle, as well as a Japanese martial arts weapon known as a pair of nunchucks. Those seem like two things that have nothing to do with each other unless you grew up in the late 80s or early 90s.
If you did, you know exactly what he was going for. This guy’s hero may appear slow, but he reassures us that he’s very dangerous. Until he returns, the person who put up the ad advises evildoers to beware.
When You Lose Your Mind
So how do you get your mind back after losing it? Some of us may have wondered about this; maybe we've reached our breaking point or simply just needed a break. But there is good news, according to this sign, when you lose your brain, you become happy.
Do we wonder who put this sign up? And how did they lose their brain exactly? These are very pressing issues that have not been addressed in this sign, and there's not even a number we could contact to find out!
That's a Funny “Cat”
It's difficult to say if this is a joke or if this poster is 100% serious. Maybe someone should inform them that the 'cat' in question is not actually a cat but a possum. However, we can kind of see the resemblance if we squint real hard.
This specific possum looks quite mean, and as the sign aptly describes, 'not very friendly.' Whoever found her must have had excellent intentions, despite this possums hissing and growling.
Just an Awesome Dog
Some people just want to show off their pets; whether the general public cares to see it or not, that won't stop them from posting signs like this just to show how awesome they are. Finally, that last asterisk pops up, and the locals feel less bad and angrier that they wasted their time.
At least they got to see an owner-pet relationship that’s loving. If you read through the entire poster, you will learn some interesting facts about Gilligan. He likes Kraft cheese, has a gorgeous flowing mane, and is, in fact, not lost.
Have You Seen THIS Fly?
Whoever put this poster up must really love Harry, his hairy fly. We'd never thought we would see a poster for a pet fly, and there's even a BIG REWARD!
We know what you are thinking; this must be a prank, right? Maybe it is a prank; maybe it isn't. At this point, it's quite difficult to say with complete accuracy if it's 100% real.
Please Find Trip
Trip seems to be a bit down on his luck; we hope his owner finds him. He loves him a lot, even though he doesn’t respond to his calls. With a reward of $500, the owner will pay a portion of their rent to get their precious cat back.
Trip's owner may think that he’s can be a jerk sometimes, but he still wants him to come back. And you get half a thousand dollars if you find him and return him, which is quite a generous deal.
We have another unicorn sign for you, and this one is even better. If anyone comes across this enchanting horse, then the author of this poster has some special advice for them. Put down the illicit substances.
You shouldn’t ever come across a unicorn frolicking in the fields unless you're taking some hardcore substances. Maybe this poster is a sign to those who may need a reminder to take it down a notch.
Some woman is in a desperate search for a boyfriend, so she thought of putting up posters in her urgent appeal. We wonder if anyone responded to her strange request... probably even stranger people.
The sign reads: "LOST boyfriend," with a photograph of Ryan Gosling directly underneath it, 'if this is you… or similar… please get in touch.'
Someone Hire This Babysitter
If you ever want to offer your services as a babysitter, this is probably not the way to go about it. We can't imagine any parent readily handing over their 'screaming' baby to Jareth G. King, let alone pay him!
He may be offering his babysitting services since 1986 and have a castle for an office. Still, if this poster is of any indication, we doubt any rational thinking person would deem him a good babysitter.
Schrödinger's cat is a thought experiment described as an inconsistency, conceived by Austrian-Irish physicist Erwin Schrödinger in 1935, during discussions with Albert Einstein.
It's funny because the famous experiment argues that the cat ends up both dead and alive at the same time. That's where this poster comes in and pokes fun at the theory.
Acts of Kindness
It's signs like this that remind us that, ultimately, people are good. This isn't a funny sign, but it does make us smile.
If only more people could be this way, instead of posting the signs we usually see. More smiles provided this way are the key to having a great day, so here’s to hoping this brighten’s your day.
This poster is quite an anomaly. Whoever posted this probably thought it was funny to collect hundreds of these 'Lost Dog' flyers he found hanging in the park. We bet the person who made the original flyers did not think it was so funny.
It would be a shame if this sign is real since that dog’s owners certainly want their beloved dog back. Hopefully, it's just a prank, but we have to say that it’s pretty amusing!
We Get It
Missing: two hours. We can all relate to this poster, all those times we've spent waiting. The person who made this poster expects to get those two hours back, but we're afraid to say that it's unlikely he'll get them back.
What is curious, though, is that the phone number listed is 1-800-4-Zyrtec. As Claritin's biggest competitor, Zyrtec, must be happy to see they gained another happy customer.
Limited Time To Find Aaron
According to this person, their pet mosquito is missing, and they only have three days to locate “Aaron,” a mosquito, because he has n incredibly short life span.
Just as a side note, Aaron is also carrying both the West Nile virus and malaria. Yikes! “Aaron was a good mosquito that always liked to fly.” Poor Aaron… we hope he gets home soon. Also, this flyer must have received some pretty funny calls.
What is Happening?
There is so much going on in this poster; where do we even start? The man is wearing a horse mask and bright red rain jacket while holding a tabby cat on a boat on the open sea.
The sign only says, “have you seen this cat?” with no other information or contact details. Obviously, it was the bright, chaotic visuals that caught our eye.
Well, you definitely won't see something like this every day. It appears that someone must have lost their cloud, the cloud was last seen above their house and 'may or may not respond to Mr. Wisples.'
We're sorry to say that they might want to manage their expectations as clouds come and go, appear and evaporate. There's no point in getting attached.
Not the Best Photo
“Have you seen this dog?” read the caption of this poster; it follows with an “I have now.” It’s actually pretty funny, considering it's in the ‘missing pet’ poster form. The best thing about this flyer, obviously, is the look on the poor pup’s face. It may be unflattering, but it's also hilarious.
If we got such a funny pic of our dog, we’d probably want to share it with the world in an original way like this poster maker did.
A Cute Kitty
Kudos to the individual who made this sign advertising a found cat that’s apparently not missing, just trying to move in with her family. We hope the kitty finds his home if he has one, but if not, we’d like to keep him because he’s just so cute and adorable!
This particular one needs a follow-up story, did the cat find his home, or did he stay with the new person?
What Is The Reward?
Lancelot, the 18-month-old crab, is missing, and it looks like his owner really wants his pinchy pet back. It's a good thing he warned folks that Lancelot knows how to do Chinese burns.
With his distinguishing features and jaunty walking style, this poster's most intriguing part is actually the non-cash reward. What could it be?
Missing Big Cat
Mr. Tiddles is not exactly what we could call a pet cat; he is, in fact, a lion. As an 8,5 feet long, 800 lbs. cat, he would be pretty difficult to lose and tough to train.
His ‘lost pet’ with orange fur and a big fluffy head happens to be a lion. One that enjoys playing with its food. We’re not going out looking for this wild cat; we would like to live a little longer.
A floppy disk drive has been missing, and it seems that it must have had some sentimental value; after all, who would want to steal a floppy disk?
“Last seen on a desk in my garage. Drive has been in my family for years, sentimental value.” It’s helpful that they included a photo because many people would probably not have a clue what a floppy disk drive looks like nowadays.
Who You Gonna Call?
His name is Vince, and his eyes are blood red. The poster also states that Vince can do tricks: he “rolls over, opens gateways to other dimensions.” Neat!
If you aren't familiar with this unusual monster, it's ‘Vinz’ as in Vinz Clortho, a key master and loyal minion to the Sumerian shape-shifting Gozer from Ghostbusters.
You Can Keep Him
Uh oh, this poster tells a tale quite different from the other 'Lost' signs we've seen so far. Once you read the sign, it quickly becomes clear that this ginger cat isn’t exactly welcome back home. “Call if you find him and want to keep him. Will pay $$$!”
Funny to think of the girlfriend watching her bf putting these mean posters up all over the neighborhood and feeling glad that she found such a caring guy. At least he acknowledges the chance they’ll break up over this.
A Rare Breed
Even though he is “missed dearly” at home, it quickly becomes apparent that Killer may not be so friendly; not only are the photos very telling, but the description included in the poster clarifies any doubt we as readers may have.
His genetic background may be to blame for this, but despite his temperament, Drew is even offering a $100 reward for whoever finds him; he must really be a good dog, despite his snarling!
This poster for a lost parrot seems fairly standard and normal as a poster, that is until we see the flyer directly underneath it, the one about the parrot BBQ.
We hope it's a joke and that it's only been posted for a few laughs! Nobody really wants to eat parrot, do they?
Anyone who enjoys Prince's music will get a kick out of the lost and found posters. One of his iconic hit songs, “Raspberry Beret,” contains the lyrics, “She wore a raspberry beret, the kind you find in a second-hand store.”
It’s not really clear whether the top poster is related to the song, but the bottom poster made it obvious that Prince found it, and it's his now... Finders keepers.
Maybe next time you lose your set of house keys, don't post your address for all to see, as well as the times your away from home! Perhaps they are a little naive and have never watched the news.
If this poster is real, then whoever made it was clearly not thinking when they put their home address and the hours they’re out of the house printed on it.
I Don't Think That's a Dog.
Someone seems to have found a dog that does not really look like a dog or bark like a dog. This dog probably quacks and waddles and likes to swim in a pond.
Can someone please educate the person who put this poster up and let them know that this is, in fact, not a dog but a duck?
Their huge size means that they can shape the landscape they are in – if you lost an elephant, you'd notice right away and easily tell where they are heading but the tracks and chaos they leave behind.
Frodo Baggins seems to have lost his precious ring. Now some rings are more valuable than others, so if you lose one, you might as well put up a sign in the hopes that it's been found by a good person who wants to return it.
With a gold inscription written in the elvish language, and causes invisibility when worn and may cause malevolence. Now that's a rare ring!
Quite recently, physicists submitted an explanation in the form of “wormholes,” which are also known as gravitational tunnels. This group of scientists proved that by formulating two entangled black holes, then tearing them apart, they made a wormhole — essentially a “shortcut” through the universe — joining the distant black holes.
This poster attempts to warn anyone of this 'lost wormhole' because if you do capture one, you'll mess with space/time continuum, and nobody wants that!
After looking everywhere, this guy decided to put up a poster in a desperate attempt to find the final piece to his puzzle. Good luck!
Is That Chewie?
It seems Han Solo lost his favorite companion and co-pilot, Chewie, who we all know as Chewbacca, the good-natured Wookiee warrior from the core group of rebels, fighting for the sake of the galaxy.
He may have a short temper, but he's also pretty accurate with a bow; Chewie has a big heart -- and is unwavering in his loyalty to his friends.
Tarantulas are quite unlike any other mainstream pet species. They are intimidating with their looks, but with proper care, they can be absolutely harmless... Tarantulas are generally docile; however, tarantulas will bite if they feel threatened, and their bites are venomous, so don't scream when you see one.
Quite contrary to popular opinion, tarantulas can be excellent pets for those willing to keep them. We hope that Conrad makes it home safely - and not squished under someone's shoe.
This is neither a lost nor found poster, but a 'wanted' poster, searching for minions to sacrifice their lives and do the bidding of one evil genius. With that for a wanted poster, how could you not call?
You must be prepared to work 24-7 for a fascist psychopath, for close to no pay, but there are costumes and laser death rays. Where do we sign up?
Not Quite Another Poster
This is what Obi-Wan says to some Stormtroopers in 'Star Wars: A New Hope' when he, Luke, R2-D2, and C-3PO are trying to avoid detection by the Empire. Obi-Wan is using the "Jedi Mind Trick" to manipulate the Stormtrooper into merely believing that R2 and 3PO aren't the droids they're looking for when, in fact, they are the droids they're looking for.
It's basically another way to say "nothing happening here." It may not be another 'lost' poster, but it is funny!
Would you really describe an animal in exact detail right after you ate it? Probably not, especially someone else’s missing pet.
Could that be what this person did? Why is it that so many animals seem to taste like chicken?
Want a Dog? Start Teaching
This seems to be a bog-standard missing poster at first glance. It's only when you take another look you realize that something is a little off about it. They aren't offering a reward for the dog; the dog IS the reward.
They want music lessons, and they are offering their dog, Toby, in exchange. The posting gets more and more desperate as time goes on, so if you are willing to teach this guy how to play the “Trobmone,” go ahead and call. Toby looks pretty chill.
I'm Begging You
Appealing to the better nature of someone who has wronged you can be difficult. You're mad, of course, but by displaying your humanity, you may receive it in return.
This was the tactic of this sign, asking the thief to return the wallet so that, at the very least, the original owner doesn't have to think about going to the DMV again. We all know the horror that awaits him there – hopefully, he got his wallet back.
A Multimedia Poster
This is quite the simple posting, but with the rubber band attached, it grabs the attention of anybody walking past. The person who lost the stack of twenties might not get his or her cash back, but a person can always use a fresh rubber band.
This poster was found on a bulletin board that was covered with other fliers and posters, so no doubt it was just a gag.
They Just Want to Spread the Word
Walking past this poster, you might think it's trying to ask you to keep an eye out, but no. It's really just asking you if you've seen the cat, and if not, well, now you have – as the tear-off slips say.
There's no description, no other information, no way to get in contact with the person who put the flier up, and nothing else. Just the header, the picture, and the assurance that, yeah, you have seen the cat.
There Seems to Be No Solution
This is like a meta sign. It's asking people to return the small slips of paper that are usually dangling at the bottom of each sign, saying there's no other way for him to share his contact information.
But he's ready to come back the next day and find all those slips of paper re-attached, and he even included a roll of tape to make reattaching easier.
A Different Kind of Dawg
The best part of some of these lost and found signs is that they take the old, standard format that we're all used to and turn it on its head. For instance, the person who put this sign up is looking for his dawg, JaQuan, whom he hasn't seen for a few days.
If you happen to see this dawg, tell him to hit up his worried friend.
A travesty. A true tragedy. Tell everyone! If any of us here had this beard, we would never rest until it had been returned. Spread the word! The perfect curl, the waxed locks, the fine, gold color.
We hope that every telephone and power pole in the city has a copy of this sign on it. If enough people get the word out, someone out there will be able to bring this missing beard home.
You Don't Want to See Him
What's that? You haven't seen this black-garbed warrior? Good. That means you're safe. If you have seen him, well...we'd say you should start drawing up your will. There's no contact information attached to this sign – if the ninja wants to get in touch with you, you'll know.
Actually, you might not. Ninjas are known for their stealth. Either way, this sign will surely get some laughs out of the people walking the street.
We Want to Meet This Guy
We aren't experts when it comes to these kinds of animals, so this could be an alpaca or a llama, or maybe even a goat, but we do know some things about this friendly pet. His name is Turtle – great name for an animal like that – and he was last seen on May 13th.
We'll be sure to call the listed number if we happen to catch sight of this little fellow. This one is weird – we can't tell if it's a gag or not.
Darn, We Don't Have the Rest of the Number
Kind of a shame that this is the world we live in now. Somebody is just trying to put up a poster, and it gets torn in half. Apparently, there is a large reward, so we'll keep our eyes peeled. We'll just have to call the number – oh.
Well, we're not sure what to do at this point. How can we collect our reward for finding the other half of the poster if there's no phone number? Guess we'll have to connect the two pieces like a puzzle.
It Helped a Lot of People Find Themselves
“Lost” was a show that really shook up the mold when it came to television. You can pretty easily link it to amazing shows like “Breaking Bad,” “Game of Thrones,” and lots of other cutting-edge television shows.
Even after all of its seasons, there are still people who think it should be back on the air, and this sign is trying to drum up interest. Good luck, guys.
We Need a Translator
Keep an eye out for this bald, olive-colored Muppet, who seems to be missing. At least, that's what we can take from the sign, though we don't speak Beaker.
Doctor Bunsen Honeydew's assistant is frantic in trying to find the good doctor, though he should have asked Fozzie or Kermit to proofread the sign before he went around town taping it to poles. At the very least, if you do see Doc, you'll be sure it's him.
Sometimes a Guy Just Needs a Break
Rick Moranis was one of the best comedic actors in the game during his heyday, starring in films like “Little Shop of Horrors,” “Honey I Shrunk the Kids,” and “Ghostbusters.”
Yet the last movie he appeared in was “Little Giants,” which came out all the way back in 1994. This poster is asking for people to keep an eye out for the beloved actor. Good luck with that; we want him back too!
He's Just Bragging
A little bit of judicious bolding, and this poster seems to be talking about how somebody lost a bunch of DVDs and is offering a reward for them.
A second glance reveals this isn't the case at all – the person who put the sign up is just excited to get to watch such a well-regarded show for the first time. If you want to watch along, you can call the number. We promise this is the last “Lost” joke.
Anything is Possible in Boston
Apparently, this person has lost his domesticated walrus. It goes by the name of Tuskie and is slim and trim at only 325 pounds. The original owner offers a cash reward for information that will lead to the recovery of Tuskie, so stay alert.
How fast must a walrus move to get away, especially if it was just running down Massachusetts Avenue? As the poster says, they have a max speed of thirty-four miles per hour, which is terrifying.
There are Plenty of Fish in the Sea
Well, we're sorry, Steve, but we think Lieutenant Shiny Sides might be gone for good. And that's not just because he got away into the water – goldfish are notoriously frail. The good news is, it's going to be pretty easy to find a replacement soldier.
These classic pets all kind of have the same look, so it might be hard to know which one is actually Larry.
Not a Very Good Reward
This poster gives us a long, detailed explanation of Eddie. He's a black Manx with white markings on the belly; he's needy and demanding, goes where he shouldn't, doesn't do anything interesting, and is expensive to keep.
He also doesn't have a tail; that's wild. And, if you happen to find the poster's car keys, you can enjoy Eddie's company just by returning the keys. Sorry buster, we'd rather have the car.
That's One Way to Describe It
This is another genuine article, an actual lost cat sign that someone has put up around the neighborhood, hoping to get a beloved pet back. The cat's name is Leon, it's timid, and it has one of the world's most infamous facial hair choices.
It's smart – it's an easy way to recognize Leon, but even if you do find him, stay away; he might attack you.
Gonna be Tough
This is one of the few lost signs on this list that seems entirely genuine. This poor soul has lost his or her dog, a yellow lab named Boomer, and is asking for help finding him again.
However, even if you threw on your coat, grabbed a bag of treats, and went around the neighborhood calling out for Boomer, he'd never hear you. He's deaf. Any other options for people who'd like to help you get your dog back, owner?
You're Better Off Returning Him
The original owner of this pooch offers a hundred dollars for the return of Axel, a year-old Husky, who is apparently a bat out of hell when it comes to energy.
Despite being friendly, Axel is a “major douchebag, and your misery is his joy.” If you find him, not only do you get a hundred big ones, but you also get to get rid of him. As the poster says, this is a win-win for you.
Losing one-half of a pair of socks is tragic. Not only have you lost something useful – something that you might wear for an entire day – but now the other sock is kind of pointless, too.
Someone decided to do the only reasonable thing and hang up a sign stating that they lost a sock. They even put a little bit of identifying info on there, too. It responds to “sock.” Well, we hope a big-hearted person decided to do the right thing and return the sock to its rightful owner.
What Does He Expect to Do With It?
Getting your musical instrument stolen is a big blow. Those things can be pricey. They also often have sentimental value, and if you're in school, you might need them to simply pass a class.
Apparently, somebody decided that he would wreak this havoc on a bassoon player. The thief, most likely, does not know how to play the bassoon, which makes this crime even crueler if you ask us.
Not a Bad Likeness, Honestly
This sign is a ride from start to finish. When you first see it, you think that some child has lost their beloved rodent and has done their darndest to draw a good picture of it so others might help return it.
And then you realize the pet's name is Maximus Decimus Meridius, who serves Emperor Marcus Aurelius. You know. The main character from “Gladiator.” And if you do find the “ginny pig,” you'll have to return it to the Colosseum in Rome.
Oh Boy, a Reward
This poor man has definitely seen better days. The love of his life, his best friend, the one that he spends the most time with, has been lost.
Also, his wife is missing, too. Keep your eyes out, and you might be able to earn a little bit if you happen to find the hound that has been lost.
Should Have Known Better
Dalmatians are pretty recognizable dogs, thanks to their iconic spots. Including a picture of your lost pet is a good way to keep people's eyes open, but this poster was left out in the rain, and all of the ink has run.
It's a pretty good gag, but it's the kind of poster that a few too many people will think is real, despite the clear joke.