Inserting messages inside a bottle and letting them flow with the crashing waves has always been an iconic part of literature. It’s a symbolic way of testing destiny — if it ever reaches your desired recipient, you are meant for one another. Aside from a romantic perspective, letters inside a bottle can be a method of letting go. You are somehow releasing your past to the world and allowing the vast ocean to swallow it. There are various intentions and interpretations of messages in a bottle. The concept has inspired many stories and people. It doesn’t only happen in stories but also in real life — making it an extraordinary encounter whenever you find one.
Many people have released bottles with letters, some of which are found in the modern era. You’ll find those memorabilia in the most random places, making your day extra special. It’s also amazing when the letter indicates a story that happened years ago. A guy named Jeremy Weir shared a similar experience on Facebook, and he wrote the story in his caption. Even before Jeremy acquired a bottle with a message, he was already into treasure hunting. His favorite hobby became more exceptional after finding a 40-year-old Grolsch bottle around Pearl River in Mississippi.
Jeremy’s post states, ‘I brought it home and started to clean it up and noticed something in it. I opened it and found a plastic bag with a note in it. The note was dated June 4, 1983. It reads: To the finder of mystery bottle, my name is David and I live in Jackson, Mississippi. I am 3 years old. If you find my bottle please call me at ###-###-#### – call collect. Good Luck and Happy Hunting.’ The paper was already tattered and damaged on the sides, but the writing was still legible. You can definitely tell it has been years since the bottle was opened.”
Many people expressed their amazement in the comment section of his post. Someone even asked how far the bottle traveled, to which Jeremy replied, “It seems that it traveled 20+ miles upstream. The only explanation that we can come up with is the Hurricane Katrina storm surge.” Regarding the bottle owner, Jeremy mentioned in his caption that with Hannah Weir’s help, they found David and his wife. They have already planned to meet and probably talk about the 40-year-old message in the bottle. It’s a beautiful story to share, and you might start looking inside washed-up bottles on the shore too. A message needs to be received, even if it was decades ago. It would be so awesome and spectacularly magical to find one!