Fontana Time Capsule From 1978 Finally Reunited With Kid Who Put it There

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Blast from the past anyone?

A family renovating a Fontana home found a time capsule from more than 36 years ago, which included a note sealed up inside a small ziplock bag from then 12-year old Robert Wright. The capsule also had some coins, a few newspaper clippings, and a McDonald’s Coupon.


Amazingly, the time capsule was actually uncovered more than six years ago by Greg Sandoval during renovations of the aforementioned home (the capsule had been sealed inside a wall), but until just yesterday he’d been unable to find the young boy who planted it there.

For some strange reason he decided to hold on to it for all this time, and then just one day after the below story ran on ABC7 Los Angeles, a man identifying himself as Robert Wright (now living in Texas) came forward to claim the note, which reads:

“Hello to whoever finds this. My name is Robert Wright. Today my dad is putting up paneling. Today is November 18th, 1978, 15 till 12:00 noon. I’m 12 years old and a student at Fontana JR. High, 7th grade. I am 5’3, blond hair, hazel eyes. Here is proof of the date.”

Pretty cool, huh?

Video report via ABC7 embedded below for more deets!


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