The nearly seven-pound package was left behind by Sel’s former mayor Johan Nygaard with the disclaimer that the parcel “be opened in 2012,” the Local reports. The town plans to open the sealed and bound package on Friday.
It has survived two world wars and reportedly was almost thrown out twice during clear-out operations through the decades.
Mayor Nygaard kept the package himself until the 1920s, when he reportedly transferred it to council authorities for safe-keeping. It is now held at the Gudbrandsdal Museum.
“It’s going to be incredibly exciting,” museum worker Kjell Voldheim told newspaper VG. “We have fantasized a lot about what it might contain.”
Voldheim says some speculate the package contains historical documents, and the town council hopes it contains a “sheaf of oil shares” that could benefit the community.
“Or maybe it’s the Blue Star diamond from the Titanic, which sank in 1912,” Voldheim joked.
Johan Nygaard then decided to give the package to the administration of Sel in the late 1920s. They got the package on one condition: You can not open the package until 2012.
And the encouragement has been followed. No one has opened the mysterious package, and no one has any idea what’s in the package.
But tomorrow the towns big secret will finally be revealed.
Video here. If you don’t already know by the time you read this, leave a comment and tell us what you’d like the package to contain. I’d like some kind of mind blowing “back to the future” kind of thing, like a newspaper from the year 2011.