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Wonder Why

(3,169 posts)
Mon Aug 28, 2023, 04:07 PM Aug 2023

They opened the 1828 lead box found in a monument at West Point! Amazing news!

It was Hunter's laptop and all the evidence the Repugs need to impeach Biden!

Well, maybe not.

[link:https://www.armytimes.com/off-duty/military-culture/2023/08/28/whats-in-the-box-west-point-unveils-contents-of-1828-time-capsule/|]

The tension Monday in West Point’s Robinson Auditorium could be cut with a knife. A nearly 200-year-old lead time capsule sat center stage in a room brimming with anxious onlookers, its sealed lid slowly prying open as an archaeologist meticulously slid a gleaming blade from one side to the other.

With one last incision, the lid wiggled free. The archaeologist reached for a flashlight, the cube’s dark interior preserving its final moments of secrecy. Top officers, senior historians, libraries, archivists and museum curators leaned forward, the oxygen in the room suddenly in short supply.

In what could either be the most dazzling illustration of an anticlimactic “hurry up and wait” gathering or one of the best pranks in military history — perhaps both — the culmination of a centuries-old mystery at the U.S. Military Academy amounted to little more than some dirt.

Academy staff said they expect to sift through the silt and will research a marking on the underside of the container’s lid in the near future, but for now, it appears as if the container’s contents — and its generational ties — are merely dust in the wind.


Well, so much for Republican dreams.
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They opened the 1828 lead box found in a monument at West Point! Amazing news! (Original Post) Wonder Why Aug 2023 OP
Another Geraldo-type moment! NewHendoLib Aug 2023 #1
A composted pet squirrel, perhaps. Hermit-The-Prog Aug 2023 #2
If back in 1828 they actually planted a whole lot of nothing on purpose Xavier Breath Aug 2023 #3
Aw, too bad. malthaussen Aug 2023 #4
An excellent Cadet-worthy prank! Think. Again. Aug 2023 #5
11,780 votes from Georgia? gratuitous Aug 2023 #6
Maybe it's Thaddeus Kosciuszko's ashes? blogslug Aug 2023 #7
Rust resistant. Igel Aug 2023 #8
"Box content enthusiast Brad Pitt and the West Point box time capsule" Rachel M at 6 pm Aug 2023 #9
Box content enthusiast. Iggo Aug 2023 #10
Hmmm...1828. Was that when Poe was one of the cadets...? First Speaker Aug 2023 #11
Poe? Angleae Aug 2023 #13
Edgar Allen Poe went to West Point for awhile at just about that time... First Speaker Aug 2023 #14
Did it have a bow on it? Maru Kitteh Aug 2023 #12

Xavier Breath

(3,616 posts)
3. If back in 1828 they actually planted a whole lot of nothing on purpose
Mon Aug 28, 2023, 04:19 PM
Aug 2023

then all I have to say is Bravo! Well played, sirs

blogslug

(37,993 posts)
7. Maybe it's Thaddeus Kosciuszko's ashes?
Mon Aug 28, 2023, 05:18 PM
Aug 2023

Also, why a lead box? Was that just a thing they did at that time?

Rachel M at 6 pm

(115 posts)
9. "Box content enthusiast Brad Pitt and the West Point box time capsule"
Tue Aug 29, 2023, 02:01 PM
Aug 2023

That's the caption under a photo of the capsule and Pitt's character in Seven

First Speaker

(4,858 posts)
11. Hmmm...1828. Was that when Poe was one of the cadets...?
Tue Aug 29, 2023, 04:16 PM
Aug 2023

...if so, that "dirt" just might have some terrifying implications...just sayin'...

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