Mystery Inside?

What's inside?

  • A bottle found in the Baltic Sea was estimated to be 101 years-old
  • Message inside was dated May 17, 1913
  • Sent by Richard Platz to his wife when he was twenty years old
  • Only living relative to see the bottle was Platz's grandaughter


Researchers are asking for help to figure out what the 101 year-old faded ink says. Researchers know that Platz was very adventurous and that he loved to travel. Decoding the message is a mystery and might have information about Platz's life. This is the oldest message and going to be in the Guinness World Record Book. Be a part of history and help solve the mystery!