Is there any type of place with weirder energy than a highway rest stop?
Yes, they're full of tasty snacks and obscure regional merch (I <3 NY sweatshirts in the middle of Connecticut? Sure, why not!). But they're often also the home of strange vibes and stranger people.
In light of this, a recent Reddit thread asked people who frequent rest areas and truck stops to share the weirdest things they've witnessed. Get ready to be freaked out.
Weirdest was pulling up to a truckstop to fill up in southeastern South Dakota during the height of the mayfly hatch, millions of bugs all over.
I started filling up and was getting ready to clean my windshield and I happened to look over across the way and there was some dude driving a big box truck in the diesel fueling area. He was scraping them off the front of his truck...and eating them by the handfuls. Ah the days before cellphones were a thing. - Neeraja_Karaphindi