The man, Johan Nygard, left the package with the mayor on August 26th 1912 with instructions not to open it until 100 years from then. He claimed the contents would “benefit and delight future generations.” Whether he meant in that village alone or the entire world remains to be seen.
Interestingly enough, someone actually remembered that it’s supposed to be opened. I can’t even remember to take the trash out on Sundays.
In a touch of “life imitating art,” readers of The Kronos Interference may notice a slight parallel, as the book has its own mystery package plot element.
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