Everything You Need To Know About The Randonautica App That’s Freaking Everybody Out

Inside all of us, there is that tiny bit of curiosity about the world, but most of us don’t have much of an opportunity to go farther than our neighborhoods.

We often forget how fascinating the world is, even the world that’s close to home. Lucky for us, there is an app that is challenging how we see the world around us, helping us rediscover the wonder in our own backyards.

Randonautica Is An App For Adventurers

the welcome screen from the Randonautica website
Photo Credit: Randonautica
Photo Credit: Randonautica

Before going any further, I think it needs to be said that while using this app, or just going for a stroll in general, you should always tell someone where you’re going, and you shouldn’t go anywhere alone, especially a place you’re not familiar with.

The App Has Its Own Set Of Rules

a set of rules for Randonautica
Photo Credit: Randonautica
Photo Credit: Randonautica

Before you’re able to begin your journey, you have to review the rules of using the app. It basically comes down to two simple things: be safe, and be open to experiencing new things.

The Premise Of The App Is Simple

a bunch of suggestions on how to use the app
Photo Credit: Randonautica
Photo Credit: Randonautica

You allow the app to have access to your location, and then the app will pick random coordinates that are near you for you to go and explore. But there is a bit of a trick to it. Randonautica strongly encourages everyone who uses the app to set an intention while it searches for your coordinates.

Now, This Is Where Things Start To Get Weird

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Photo Credit: TikTok / cleomurph
Photo Credit: TikTok / cleomurph

People who have been using the app have said that it’s kind of creepy. Randonauts (what users of the app are called) have reported some scary things that they’ve come across, or they’ve found that their intentions were met in a way that was eerily specific.

Some Of The Stories Have Gone Viral On TikTok

guy walking in the dark alone
Photo Credit: TikTok / apemareee
Photo Credit: TikTok / apemareee

Like the post about people using the app who came across someone just walking alone in the field at night without a flashlight or anything! That would give me the creeps for sure.

The Blair Witch Project In Real Life

structures in a forest
Photo Credit: TikTok / playboylisie
Photo Credit: TikTok / playboylisie

Well, not exactly like the Blair Witch Project, but it had some striking similarities. Who wouldn’t be a little spooked to come across a bunch of creepy wooden structures in the woods not that far from your home?

Teens Even Found Something That Needed The Police Involved

teens find a suspicious suitcase
Photo Credit: TikTok / ughhenry
Photo Credit: TikTok / ughhenry

A group of teenagers who were using the app were led to coordinates on the beach where they found a suitcase with a body in it. A traumatic experience to be sure, but hopefully, some people got some answers about a missing loved one.

Not Everyone’s Experience Is That Dramatic

someone found a bunch of red and yellow stuff
Photo Credit: TikTok / owenscoochie
Photo Credit: TikTok / owenscoochie

Some people have amazing experiences, like the TikTok users who were blown away by how many red and yellow things they found after setting the intention of wanting to see those colors.

People Have Been Posting Their Discoveries On Twitter And Reddit

a twitter page for Randonauts
Photo Credit: Twitter / @TheRandonauts
Photo Credit: Twitter / @TheRandonauts

When you initially sign up for the app, there is a link to both a Twitter page and a Reddit page where people are encouraged to share their stories and their findings.

What A Sweet Little Face

people found a missing dog
Photo Credit: Reddit / sarcatt
Photo Credit: Reddit / sarcatt

These people followed their coordinates and it led them right to a dog! The person who found the pup had made their intention to find a dog because they had been thinking about getting one. It turns out that this sweet fella was a stray, and now he has a new home.

Those Colors Are Beautiful

a beautiful view of a forest
Photo Credit: Reddit / WerewolfHoney
Photo Credit: Reddit / WerewolfHoney

The person who posted this picture said that their intention was to find a place that would make them believe in magic and would inspire them to be creative. I think this place pretty much sums up that vibe, don’t you?

Looks Like A Good Place To Stop

someone found a couch in the middle of a field
Photo Credit: Reddit / MarshhMella
Photo Credit: Reddit / MarshhMella

While using the app, the person who posted this photo said that they were simply looking for something that they could not explain. Here’s a question: would you have gone to sit in it?

We All Need A Little Reassurance

someone found a feather
Photo Credit: Reddit / smol_pink
Photo Credit: Reddit / smol_pink

During this Randonaut’s walk, they found something that gave them the warm fuzzies. They came across a raven feather which had a special significance for them after the passing of a friend.

Now For A Real Discovery

someone found a swamp
Photo Credit: Reddit / aPrettyNarwhal
Photo Credit: Reddit / aPrettyNarwhal

This person set their intention as wanting to find Shrek. Now, Shrek (probably) isn’t real, but if he were, this looks just like the kind of swamp he’d fight with a donkey for.

They’re Even Both Pink!

someone found the real flower of their tattoo
Photo Credit: Reddit / stonecolder316
Photo Credit: Reddit / stonecolder316

What are the chances of this? This person lost their sister and got a tattoo of her favorite flower in her memory. While using the app, the intention they chose was closure, and it brought them to these flowers. They said they’d never seen them in real life until that day.

What An Incredible Picture

someone found a boat
Photo Credit: Reddit / riipputissi
Photo Credit: Reddit / riipputissi

This person decided to go Randonauting with their little brother and hoped to find something that was beautiful and unexpected. I think the picture pretty much speaks for itself. They certainly found that.

Talk About A Sign From The Universe

a do not enter sign
Photo Credit: Reddit / BumbleBeeGrape
Photo Credit: Reddit / BumbleBeeGrape

The intention this person set was to find some answers about whether or not they should let an ex back in their life. Their coordinates led them right to this sign! Not very impressive on its own, but if you add the intention, that’s pretty crazy.

Lovely Little Ballons

someone found gold ballons
Photo Credit: Reddit / isabellagold
Photo Credit: Reddit / isabellagold

This person went for an easy intention and wanted to find something yellow. On their walk, they found these balloons, which are a beautiful yellow, as are the flowers. Now, get this: the balloons had the name Isabelle on them, which is the name of this particular Randonaut.

That’s Scary Alright

someone wanted to find a scary place
Photo Credit: Reddit / yoyook696969
Photo Credit: Reddit / yoyook696969

This person wanted to be just a little bit scared—at least that was their intention when the coordinates were generating. It took them to this abandoned building which used to be used for “religious retreats.”

Is This App Super Creepy?

the Randonautica with an owl
Photo Credit: Randonautica
Photo Credit: Randonautica

Well, that’s for you to decide. For many, they believe that it’s just a case of looking for what you want to see, and others think that there might be more to it. If you decide to try it out for yourself, you can download the app on your phone.

But remember, tell someone where you’re going, and if you can help it, don’t go alone!