Woops! Indiana town forgets where it burried a time capsule!

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  1. IdahoMac101 macrumors newbie

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  2. IJ Reilly macrumors P6

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    It's kind of funny, but actually pretty common for time capsules to get lost or forgotten.
     
  3. Schtumple macrumors 601

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    "In local news, metal detector sales have soared by almost 500%"
     
  4. plumbingandtech macrumors 68000

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    I look forward to the news pics that show field after field of holes.


    Maybe over here!

    Nope.

    :)Maybe over here!

    Nope.
     
  5. iJohnHenry macrumors P6

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    I'm gonna drop a whole bunch of five-penny nails from an airplane, and watch the fun.
     
  6. Gray-Wolf macrumors 68030

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    They just need someone alive from back when it was buried. Put them a tad closer at least ;)
     
  7. Counterfit macrumors G3

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    It's not really surprising that no one knows where something was buried 50 years ago. They should rent a ground penetrating radar unit to find it.
     
  8. RedTomato macrumors 68040

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    As part of work last month I went to visit a new school, just opened to the kids a couple of months ago, near the barbician area of London. I was chatting to the head about the project (quite large, involved co-locating 3 primary schools on a single campus, cost £16 million).

    Asked her what was the biggest hassle when building? Her reply: The dead bodies.

    Huh?

    Turns out when digging the foundations, they discovered 20,000 dead bodies in the ground under where the school was to be built. Took 3 months and £1 million for a specialist company to remove all the bodies and give them a proper burial.

    Investigations revealed it was a former pauper's grave / unconsecrated ground where people who couldn't afford a church burial were dumped. How old? Only about 150 - 200 years ago i.e. 1850s, which for us Londoners is like yesterday.

    So if you can lose all records of 20,000 people buried in the heart of London 150 years ago, then forgetting a time capsule with a couple of chocolate bars and a 48 of Elvis Presley from 50 years ago isn't hard.
     
  9. JG271 macrumors 6502a

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    You'd think that someone would remember, or that they would have marked or written down the location somewhere!
    There's a time capsule in my town that isn't going to be opened until the year 3000... hopefully the plaque will last long enough to let people know where it is!
     
  10. Schtumple macrumors 601

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    3000??? What's the point... You need to leave hieroglyphics showing where it's been left.
     
  11. iJohnHenry macrumors P6

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    True that.

    We have trouble with Celtic forms on gravestones from 1,000 AD.
     

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