University Of Chicago Got A Package Addressed To Indiana Jones

When a package arrived at the University of Chicago addressed to Henry Walton Jones, Jr. (aka Indiana Jones), eyebrows were raised.

When they opened the package and found a bunch of stuff directly related to Indiana Jones movie mythology inside a manila envelope mystery began.

Here's more on the mystery package:

Inside the manila envelope secured with string, school employees found a treasure of meticulously executed Jones lore brought to life, including a journal penned by Abner Ravenswood -- Indy's academic mentor and father of his Raiderslove interest, Marion Ravenswood.

"The book itself is a bit dusty, and the cover is teal fabric with a red velvet spine, with weathered inserts and many postcards/pictures of Marion Ravenwood (and some cool old replica money) included,"

The university has thrown it out to the Internet, in hopes of finding out just who is responsible for this extraordinary stunt. 

"If you’re an applicant and sent this to us: Why? How? Did you make it? Why so awesome? ... If you are an Indiana Jones enthusiast and have any idea who may have sent this to us or who made it, let us know that, too.... Any hints, ideas, thoughts, or explanations are appreciated," the school writes.

Anyone with any pertinent knowledge is prompted to forward what they know to a special email account set up in honor of the mysterious package: indianajonesjournal@uchicago.edu.

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Two impressions of this: First, this sort of one-off stunt only works if someone inside the receiving organization is in on the hoax. There would be too much risk of it being ignored otherwise. Second, the items suggest that the subject of the new movie is a prequel set in Jones' college years.
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