Where did the time go?
Time capsules are meant to remind people of the past, but they only work when the people of the future remember where the capsules are buried. Unfortunately, officials in Kimberly, Wis., seem to have lost track of that town’s time capsule, which was buried 25 years ago.
The town’s leaders were hoping to open the capsule for the community’s 100th anniversary, according to the Associated Press. The time capsule, buried near the municipal building in 1985, held coins, news clippings and a bottle of New Coke in a two-foot-long piece of white PVC pipe.
However, the capsule had to be dug up in 1997 when the building was remodeled. Kimberly Street Commissioner Dave Vander Velden says it’s not clear where — or even if — it was reburied. Officials are using a metal-detection device to help find the wayward time capsule.