Find Out Why Garfield Telephones Have Been Washing Up On French Beaches For Years

Garfield Phone France / YouTube

For over 30 years, Garfield telephones have been washing up on the shores on a beach in France. It was a really strange phenomenon and no one could figure out where they were coming from… until now. The mystery of the Garfield phones washed up on shores has finally been solved.

Since the mid-1980s, plastic pieces of Garfield phones and sometimes whole phones were found in northwestern France. Some of them were actually in pretty decent shape, especially after being in the ocean for who knows how long.


So, where were they coming from?

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Garfield Phone / YouTube

Turns out that tons of these Garfield telephones were stored in a shipping container that must have gotten sunk in the ocean. Last year, around 200 pieces of these Garfield phones were found on beaches. Unfortunately, this means the ocean may be polluted from these plastic parts.

Many people started looking for the shipping container. A local farmer finally found it! It was actually in an underwater cave that was only visible during low tides. When the tides were low enough, journalist and environmentalists went hunting to find the shipping container. The container, which still contained some of the Garfield phones, was found! Mystery solved!


Ocean in France / YouTube

Now environmentalists in France use the phenomenon to teach kids about ocean pollution. Kids are often excited about finding these Garfield phones on shore. It makes sense to teach them about this issue and how harmful it is to dump anything plastic in the ocean.

We hope they can clean up the ocean after discovering where the phones were coming from!

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Garfield Telephone on beach / YouTube

Unfortunately, for now, the problem keeps occurring and phones are still washing up on shore. Very strange, indeed. What do you think happened? Why was the shipping container dumped in the ocean in the first place?

Check out this awesome vintage ad for the Garfield phones

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Vintage Garfield Telephone Ad / Facebook

If you have one, how much are they worth these days? Vintage Garfield phones are going for around $100 on eBay currently. If you have one and it is in good condition, you might want to consider selling it for extra cash!

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