Get ready for a story that will really show you the power of the internet.

When one man needed to solve a mystery, he knew where to turn. For years, he’d been trying to figure out the origin of a bizarre family photograph, and he hoped that the digital detectives at Reddit could help him out.

It didn’t take long for Reddit to get on the case, and soon, thousands of users were chipping in to help unravel this riddle. Eventually, they made a breakthrough:

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After that discovery, one clue quickly led to another.

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Was that the right address? There was only one way to find out.

Just a few days later, Gox3 updated the internet with this photo:

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Case closed! Reddit, take a bow. You’ve done good work today.