Moving to Photoshop.
Photos do not exist "in" LR nor in LR's catalog.
Your photos exist on your hard drive(s) in folders of your choosing (or LR's defaults).
The catalog just contains references to the files on the hard drive by their path and names.
There is also the possibility that I am not fully understanding the question as asked...
Well, ok then. I could of swore the first few pic's I took with my cell and ipad went directly into a folder I did not create called "lightroom mobile"
That is so weird.
What folder did the new photos end up in?
Creative cloud, not in lightroom