It was found on a beach in the British city of Nefyn, about 100 kilometers away from where it was shot.
Sometimes reality surpasses fiction and this seems to be one of those cases. A 25-year-old woman, who threw a bottle with a note to the sea when she was 7, has received her message back 17 years later. The story has gained relevance among Facebook netizens to the point of going viral this week.
In 2001, Emily Edwards, inspired by the film ‘Message in a bottle’ (‘Message in a Bottle’), wrote a note while on vacation with her family in the town of Rhyl, in the United Kingdom. The girl never imagined that she would have her message back several years later.
Recently the bottle with the message was found by Sam Hammond after he was on a beach in Nefyn, about 100 kilometers away from where it was launched.
All that could be seen in the note was a zip code, the date and the name of the woman. Since they had never found anything like it, Hammond and his mother decided to look for Edwards through Facebook . After the publication went viral , the message was returned to the author.
“My friend sent me a message and a screenshot of the find asking if I lived on that street a long time ago,” Edwards told the LADbible portal. She explained that she had to call her father to confirm that the truth message had been sent by her.
After 17 years the text of the note was erased and the woman no longer remembers what she wrote on the paper she put in the bottle. However, she is happy to finally meet the note and hopes to tell her story to her daughter when she grows up. The post on Facebook has become viral .