There are several movies and novels where lost adventurers use messages in a bottle as a way of communicating with others faraway. Usually, they do this in despair as they seek help, while some send bottles out in the hope that their long-lost lover will receive it and destiny will reunite them once again.
Most of these are works of fiction, and people are usually told to avoid throwing things in the seas and other bodies of water (save the turtles!). But nine years ago, Max Vredenburgh took a wine bottle, put a personal letter in it, and threw it into the ocean.
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People.com, a website that provides news about celebrity and human-interest stories, shared on their website that Vredenburgh from Massachusetts claimed that it was a surprise when he learned that someone from France found the letter he threw into the waters of Long Beach nearly a decade ago.
Vredenburgh claimed that he did it when he was 10 years old, and made the letter on August 21, 2010. The letter was short and sweet; Vredenburgh talked about the things he liked at that time. He put his favorite color and food he liked to eat. “I’m 10 years old. I like apples, I like the beach,” the letter read, according to the news station.
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After so much time had passed since he tossed the bottle into the ocean, Vredenburgh never expected that he would ever receive a response. He believed that the bottle might have been shattered against rocks, or washed up on some abandoned shore. This is why he was very excited when he received a letter from a stranger in Europe.
According to the letter, G. Dubois, the sender, said that he found the letter in a bottle along the coast of France. “When I first read his letter, my heart, my stomach, just dropped,” Vredenburgh said in an interview.