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Mystery surrounds tragic message in a bottle

August 31, 2018 | Comment icon 14 comments

Who wrote the note and when ? Image Credit: CC BY-SA 4.0 Dread83
James Herring and his son Jack are attempting to find out who wrote a note they discovered in the Thames.
The pair had been taking part in a powerboating course last weekend when they came across a green bottle that had unexpectedly surfaced next to their boat's outboard motor.

Inside was a scrunched-up handwritten note.

"This is in memory of a dear son and brother who died of a broken heart, two years after his beloved Lisa," it read. "He loved her so, so much."

"They had a passion for travel and one of their favorite songs was 'Somewhere beyond the sea'."

"So this is your final adventure, Jon, your last journey to paradise, and Lisa waiting on those Golden Sands - together forever."
The note did not reveal the surnames of the couple, nor the name of the person who wrote it.

"On reading the note he (Jack) had so many questions about Jon and Lisa and their song," said James. "How did he die? How did she die? Can you actually die of a broken heart?"

A Twitter post about the mystery has so far received over 3,500 likes, however nobody has come forward as the author of the note or to provide additional details about the couple it describes.

It's possible that we will never know for sure who they were or what happened to them.

Source: Evening Standard | Comments (14)

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Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #5 Posted by Grandpa Greenman 3 years ago
I would agree with John, I don't think it was meant to be found. I used to mail a Birthday card to my late wife. No return address, it wasn't meant to come back.
Comment icon #6 Posted by TruthandKnowledge 3 years ago
Agreed. This wasn't meant to be found and therefor I believe the unanswered questions were meant to stay unanswered. Who says they want those memories dug up? Personally, they should respect the senders wishes by letting the sea be the final resting place.
Comment icon #7 Posted by Mystify 3 years ago
^^^ What he Said
Comment icon #8 Posted by cyclopes500 3 years ago
John's right. Seal it up tight and chuck it back.
Comment icon #9 Posted by Chaldon 3 years ago
The same was with my grandparents, only the grandma was the first, the granddad followed her half a year later.
Comment icon #10 Posted by Ozymandias 3 years ago
Where? The sentiment expressed is that the couple are together 'somewhere beyond the sea'. The writer expected the note to be found some day and asked the finder to light a candle for the tragic couple - and smile. Ironically, the couple areat peace but the note-writer doesnot seem to be.
Comment icon #11 Posted by John Allanson 3 years ago
It is a note of remembrance. The writers peace comes from writing it and placing it in to the water and letting it drift as a tribute in itself. What is it to do with anyone else to pry in to that? The point is it will never have a "WHERE!"
Comment icon #12 Posted by Calibeliever 3 years ago
The human condition. Death is for the living. God speed, Lisa and Jon.
Comment icon #13 Posted by Seti42 3 years ago
Sounds like a suicide note to me.
Comment icon #14 Posted by Amanda Evans 3 years ago
This is just so sad...

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