Man Discovers 82-Year-Old Message In A Bottle Hidden In Walls

by Emerald Pellot
Emerald Pellot graduated summa cum laude from New York University with a degree in Writing & Popular Culture. She worked as Senior Editor of College Candy for 2 years, covering feminism, popular culture, and college life before joining LittleThings in 2015. Based in New York City, Emerald covers a wide range of topics from human interest pieces to celebrity news.

Kevin Brannen and his fiancée Kristina Hokansen were renovating the new home they just bought. Kevin had his heart set on one thing: finding some kind of lost or hidden treasure. He had read all of those stories about people finding secret artifacts or even doorways in old homes. He knew he was destined to find something. 

“I was just thinking that this could be a goldmine, because, you know, sometimes people just find things in their home from years before,” Kevin told KCCI. As he tore down walls, he kept a keen eye out. That’s when he saw it, an actual message in a bottle. It wasn’t quite the valuable treasure he had hoped for, but he wasn’t disappointed. The letter, more than 82 years old, had plenty of sentimental value! The messge was written by a 13-year-old girl named Katherine, and she had dark brown hair and dark brown eyes.

“I am placing a bottle in here because I have read of such things in mystery stories… Whoever finds this please try and hunt me up,” Katherine wrote. The couple tried to find Katherine, but the woman had passed away in 2014; however, they did manage to get in contact with Katherine’s children.

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