It was a bizarre happening, an unprecedented situation, a grotesque situation, an almost unbelievable mischance.
T. Ryle Dwyer, "Charlie: The political biography of Charles Haughey" (1987), chapter 12.
Originally used at a press conference in 1982 to refer to an incident in which a wanted murderer was arrested in the house of the Attorney-General, but subsequently turned into "Grotesque, unbelievable, bizarre, unprecedented" and made a catchphrase. Sometimes rendered into the acronym "GUBU".
It's guarded by units of the British army and I can never come up to this border without experiencing deep feelings of anger and resentment.