Mysterious 100-Year-Old Package in Norway Ready to be Opened
A package that was wrapped by Johan Nygaard in 1912 labeled "May be opened in 2012" is set to be opened in Norway exactly 100 years after the package date, on Friday, August 24.
UPDATE: The package contained some letters from the United States. Something about finances for a Kringen memorial....some newspapers. The Local has information and live results for what is in the package and the event that follows.
On August 26, 1912, a man in central Norway wrapped a mysterious package and wrote a note on the brown paper parcel that read: “May be opened in 2012.” The man, Johan Nygaard, was the first mayor of the small town of Otta and left no hints as to the package contents.
One hundred years later, the Gudbrandsdal museum prepares to open package in an event that will be streamed live online.
There are few clues about what the package might contain. What is known is that Nygard was involved in local politics and that he reportedly walked up to the mayor and handed him the package telling him that its contents would "benefit and delight future generations," according to a video that was posted the Verdens Gang website.
Today, residents of the town will finally find out what's inside. VGTV.no will be live broadcasting the opening of the Norway package on Friday at noon EST.