Mystery 'clue' discovered in a bottle washed up along the River Thames
By T.K. Randall
August 14, 2023 · 8 comments
Who wrote the message and why ? Image Credit: Facebook / Chris Green
A mysterious four-line poem thought to have a hidden meaning has been found in a bottle along the river.
Everyone's heard stories of messages in bottles and treasure maps leading to buried riches, but for one man, the discovery of a bottle along the banks of the River Thames recently has sparked a real-life mystery, the answer to which remains tantalizingly elusive.
Chris Green had been scouring the banks of the river for valuables (a pass-time known as mudlarking) when he spotted a small container with a note inside.
The note, which was printed on laminated paper, read:"Wide and heavy, Filling out the town, North of Freehold, I can be found."
Intrigued, Green decided to post the message up on social media to ask for a second opinion.
"I have a bit of a puzzle for you today," he wrote.
"I was on the Thames last week and found this message in a bottle. It looks like some kind of cryptic clue but it's too tricky for me, so I need to call on the collective brain to try and solve this one! I could be wrong but does this have a hint of the US about it?"
"Maybe our friends across the pond can help?"
As things stand, however, nobody has been able to fully decipher the mystery.
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