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Time Capsule Mystery in Michigan Nearly Solved

Time Capsule Mystery in Michigan Nearly Solved

A church in Michigan recently opened a time capsule from 1912 and discovered a mysterious package inside. The parcel was addressed to the descendants of a man named Reverend Foote, but nobody at the church knew who he was or what could be inside. Until now.

Church officials at Trinity Episcopal tell the Lansing State Journal that they've heard from a number of different possible descendants since the story went viral. The church has spoken with a Janet Foote from Houston and a Sandra Garrison from Charlotte, both of whom believe they're descendants of the Reverend J. E. Foote.

Janet Foote told the church that she'd love to travel up to Michigan to open the package, but wasn't too excited about doing so in the winter. The church floated the idea that a Skype chat with Ms. Foote could be a possibility.

No final decision has been made yet about when to open the package. But with Foote's descendants located, we're all one step closer to finding out what might be inside. We're not getting our hopes up that it's anything spectacular. (But we're totally getting our hopes up that it's something spectacular.)

Read more about the time capsule here.

1995 Patent Shows Early Version of Navy's Submarine-Launched Drone

1995 Patent Shows Early Version of Navy's Submarine-Launched Drone

The Concept Art for the 1964 New York World's Fair 'Magic Skyway' Was Simply Beautiful

The Concept Art for the 1964 New York World's Fair 'Magic Skyway' Was Simply Beautiful