More than two decades after it was written, a message in a bottle had been found by a group of people who were picking up trash at Highland Bayou Park in Texas.
27 years ago, Brian Standefer and his three friends wrote the message on a piece of cardboard and put it in a bottle when they were ten years old around 1995.
In the message, they asked the person who would find it to call one of two phone numbers. They each signed the note and left it behind.
They thought one day maybe they’ll see it again, but as the year went by, they completely forgot about it.
That is until Terry Pettijohn found it while walking along the shore, picking up trash with the Keep La Marque Beautiful Commission.
The bottle was buried halfway in the sand. He quickly opened it up and read the note. He called both of the phone numbers written on the note, but both were out of service.
Pettijohn showed the commission, who was able to track Standefer down through Facebook, thanks to his signature that was on the note.
When Standefer saw the note, he did a double take. He was shocked to see his phone number and signature in his handwriting and quickly remembered the message in a bottle that his friends made all those years ago.
It turns out that they had left the bottle just two miles away from where it had been found.
Standefer said the finding of their message in a bottle could not have come at a better time, since one of his friends who signed the note sadly passed away recently.
“My best friend [Travis], he actually passed away a year-and-a-half ago,” Standefer told the NY Post. “This gives me goosebumps. He had something to do with it, shining down, saying, ‘Everything is going to be okay.'”
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