Oklahoma Farmer Loses Phone in Grain Elevator, Gets It Back from Japan

(Photo: Dayton Daily News)

Kevin Whitney is a farmer in Chickasa, Oklahoma. One day last October, he leaned over a grain elevator while inspecting its interior. His cell phone fell out of his shirt pocket and into a silo containing 280,000 bushels of grain.

(Image: KFOR)

Whitney assumed that it was lost. But it wasn't. The phone was going on a long journey down the Arkansas and then Mississippi Rivers until it arrived at a depot in Convent, Louisiana. Then it was loaded onto a ship that passed through the Panama Canal until it arrived in northern Japan.

There, another man found the phone and tried to locate its owner. KFOR News reports:

“The man on the other end said, ‘is this Kevin Whitney?’ I said yeah this is Kevin. He said, ‘did you lose a cell phone?’ I said yeah I lost a cell phone last fall.”

A worker at a grain mill in Japan mailed the phone back to Louisiana and from there it was sent to Kevin in Chickasha.

“It’s crazy I can’t believe it. What really shocked me about it all was what a small world it is. There a lot of a lot of meaningful pictures on it so we are real glad to get the phone back,” said Whitney.

-via Rocket News 24

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