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Universtiy Of Chicago Mystery Package

Submitted by on December 16, 2012 – 8:43 AM5 Comments | 1,380 views

GTers, I have a task for you.

University of Chicago has a mystery on its hands and with the tenacity of pit bulls and the ability to delve that puts moles and wood worms to shame that so many GTers posses I am certain this mystery can be solved.

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Indiana Jones Mystery Package

We don’t really even know how to start this post. Yesterday we received a package addressed to “Henry Walton Jones, Jr.”. We sort-of shrugged it off and put it in our bin of mail for student workers to sort and deliver to the right faculty member— we get the wrong mail a lot.

Little did we know what we were looking at. When our student mail worker snapped out of his finals-tired haze and realized who Dr. Jones was, we were sort of in luck: this package wasn’t meant for a random professor in the Stat department. It is addressed to “Indiana” Jones.

What we know: The package contained an incredibly detailed replica of “University of Chicago Professor” Abner Ravenwood’s journal from Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark. It looks only sort of like this one, but almost exactly like this one, so much so that we thought it might have been the one that was for sale on Ebay had we not seen some telling inconsistencies in cover color and “Ex Libris” page (and distinct lack of sword). 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. It’s clear that it is mostly, but not completely handmade, as although the included paper is weathered all of the “handwriting” and calligraphy lacks the telltale pressure marks of actual handwriting.

What we don’t know: Why this came to us. The package does not actually have real stamps on it— the outside of the package was crinkly and dirty as if it came through the mail, but the stamps themselves are pasted on and look like they have been photocopied. There is no US postage on the package, but we did receive it in a bin of mail, and it is addressed to the physical address of our building, Rosenwald Hall, which has a distinctly different address from any other buildings where it might be appropriate to send it (Haskell Hall or the Oriental Institute Museum). However, although now home to the Econ department and College Admissions, Rosenwald Hall used to be the home to our departments of geology and geography.

If you’re an applicant and sent this to us: Why? How? Did you make it? Why so awesome? If you’re a member of the University community and this belongs to you or you’ve gotten one like it before, PLEASE tell us how you acquired it, and whether or not yours came with a description— or if we’re making a big deal out of the fact that you accidentally slipped a gift for a friend in to the inter-university mail system. 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.

We know this sounds like a joke/hoax… it’s not (at least, from our end). Any hints, ideas, thoughts, or explanations are appreciated. We’ve been completely baffled as to why this was sent to us, in mostly a good way, but it’s clear this is a neat thing that either belongs somewhere else— or belongs in the halls of UChicago admissions history.

Internet: help us out. If you’re on Reddit (we’re not) or any other nerdly social media sites where we might get information about this, feel free to post far and wide and e-mail any answers, clues, ideas, thoughts, or musings to [email protected] (yes, we did set up an email account just to deal with this thing).

There is really nothing to say about this story, it speaks for itself. I actually hope this does not get solved and becomes the “Poe Toaster” for the 21st century.

If you have any information or even clues or crackpot ideas send them to:

[email protected]

or to me at

[email protected]

And I will happily forward said info

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Henry Paterson

Editor at GhostTheory
I would like nothing more than the proof of various cryptids, alien civilizations, even alien visitors to be found. But that proof will come only through rigorous science and objective analysis, and by holding evidence to the highest standards of scrutiny. Born in south eastern Pennsylvania, i have found myself at one time or another living in Chicago, Cleveland, Raleigh-Durham, on the island of Kaua'i and finally landed on the Olympic Peninsula of Washington State. I have turned my hand to various professions from early work in 3d graphics to historic building restoration, carpentry and log home building to working in a bronze art foundry on the WWII Veterans Memorial. Currently I am a writer, script writer and working for a non profit organization called Empowerment Through Connection which is involved in equine assisted therapy for veterans, at risk teens and women.

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  • BW

    I wonder if the zip code was added by someone else … five-digit zip codes did not appear until 1963 or so. Even two digit postal codes weren’t used until 1943.

    Looks like the work of a dedicated fan.

    Cheers

  • Scott_McMan

    I’d say it’s some sort of project by a student who is going to write a paper or do some sort of video on the subject and then present it in class.

    Kind of like the guy who spoke with an accent for 4 months as a project and then broke into perfect english in his final presentation of his project.

    I’m almost certain this has college student prank ‘written all over it’.

  • Valkyrie13

    I was guessing awesome fan, like the anonymous person who would leave a rose and cognac on Edagar Allen Poe’s grave every year. I don’t think college-aged kids like Indy in that way, they’re too young to even know what chilled monkey brains are all about.

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  • BW

    Reality stranger than fiction. As usual.