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1986 Message in Bottle Drifts 1,735 miles

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posted on Mar, 23 2008 @ 06:01 PM
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1986 Message in Bottle Drifts 1,735 miles


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SEATTLE (Map, News) - Merle Brandell and his black lab Slapsey were beachcombing along the Bering Sea when he spied a plastic bottle among the Japanese glass floats he often finds along the shore of his tiny Alaskan fishing village.

He walked over and saw an envelope tucked inside. After slicing the bottle open, Brandell found a message from an elementary school student in a suburb of Seattle. The fact that the letter traveled 1,735 miles without any help from the U.S. postal service is unusual, but that's only the beginning of the mystery.

About 21 years passed between the time Emily Hwaung put the message in a soda bottle and Merle Brandell
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posted on Mar, 23 2008 @ 06:01 PM
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I used to put messages in bottles when I was a kid but I never heard back from anyone. I also looked for bottles on the beach but no luck. I wonder what the odds are of a bottle message being found.

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