The new Randonautica app is taking TikTokers to some unusual discoveries

  • A new browser app called Randonautica is captivating the Internet after it led a group of teens in Seattle to find human remains stuffed into a suitcase under a bridge.
  • The application generates a random set of coordinates on a map for users, also known as “Randonauts”, to explore.
  • But before traveling there, “Randonauts” are encouraged to “set an intention” or think of a goal. The theory is that once they reach their destination, they will find something relevant to what they had thought.
  • Randonautica has earned a reputation for being creepy after thousands of TikTok teens started making videos about the weird experiences they would have using the app.
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A few weeks ago, a group of teenage friends was exploring Seattle when they made a horrible discovery under a bridge: human remains packed in a suitcase.

In a video uploaded to TikTok, teens can be seen laughing as they use a stick to pack their suitcase, not knowing what’s inside. Once they manage to open it, they discover a smelly trash bag, leading teens to call the police.

“It stinks already!” One of the teens can be heard saying on the TikTok video, that it has been viewed more than 4.3 million times.

The group’s worst suspicions were later confirmed: Seattle police announced that they would launch an investigation after verifying that the suitcase contained a body.

The teens were brought to the suitcase by a new browser app called Randonautica, which promises to “turn the world around you into an adventure,” according to its website.

The app offers users, also known as “Randonauts”, a set of randomly generated coordinates in their local area to explore. However, before traveling there, users are encouraged to set an “intention” or a goal, with the theory that once they reach their destination, they will find something relevant to what they had thought.

The Randonauting trend has especially become a popular way to explore during the coronavirus crash, with more than a million people downloading the app in recent weeks, according to Bustle.

Thousands of teens, including YouTube star Emma Chamberlain, have been posting their own Randonauting experiences online, ranging from finding beautiful hidden places in nature to stumbling upon creepy abandoned places.

Scroll down to discover how Randonautica works and why people are so afraid of it.