Nigel Hill found a glass bottle on the beach that contained a letter dated Sept. 5, 1938. Hill was walking his dog when he found the bottle that had been drifting in water for nearly 82 years! Hill found an address and a name on the letter, and aims to reach out to the family of the person who signed the letter, as UPI detailed:
The letter, which was signed John Stapleford, included an address in Hertfordshire, England, and asked that the person who finds the bottle get into contact with its author.
Hill said he managed to get into contact with the current resident of the listed address, but they were not related to the former resident and didn't know how to contact his family.
Hill said he thinks it's unlikely that Stapleford is still alive, but he would like to find the man's family and present them with the message in a bottle.
image via wikimedia commons