What the hell is in there?
Any chance of a kickass playbook for the offense in there?
'Do not open until 2012': The secret of mysterious parcel wrapped in 1912 is unveiled in Norwegian town
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A mysterious package dated 100 years ago will finally be opened after generations in a small Norwegian town heeded to the instructions written on the wrapping: ‘To be opened in 2012’.
The parcel was sealed in 1912 and left in the care of the council in Otta, a town 180 miles north of Oslo, with the instructions for it not to be touched for a century.
After surviving two world wars and years in bank vaults, archives and on display behind glass the contents will be revealed at a ceremony tomorrow night.
The parcel was left in the council's care in 1920 by Johan Nygaard, a former chairman of Sel council in Otta, who had wrapped and sealed it eight years earlier on the anniversary of the legendary Battle of Kringen.
The battle stood in Otta in 1612 between local peasants and Scottish mercenary soldiers on their way through the Norwegian woods to enlist to fight in the Swedish army during Kalmar War between Denmark-Norway and Sweden.
Miraculously the Norwegian peasants won and it is believed that the contents of the package may have some connection to the battle 400 years ago.
Although it has spent the last few years safely stored on display at the local museum, it has been forgotten a few times over the years and was nearly lost for good in the fifties during a renovation at the local council and had to be rescued from the tip.
Locals have been pondering and guessing the contents of the paper package for a hundred years – literally - and the ceremony is the talk of the town.
Kjell Voldheim, a registrar at the local museum, is one of two people who will open the mysterious parcel.
‘We have no idea what could be inside. It is going to be so exciting!,' he told Norwegian newspaper Verdens Gang. 'We have thought a lot about what it might be.'
‘It could be historical documents, or maybe the Blue Star Diamond from the Titanic which sank in 1912,’ he said.
‘Although the council is probably hoping it is a bunch of oil shares - which would help them,’ he laughs.
The package is 3.5 inches thick and weighs 0.7lbs and is described by Mr Voldheim as heavy and wrapped in a thick material.
The head of Sel council, Dag-Erik Pryhn said he is looking forward to discover what the package contains and he guarantees that the package has remained unopened for 100 years.
He told Verdens Gang he believes Mr Nygaard put in a lot of thought into assembling the contents of the mysterious package – whatever it may be.
‘The way it was left for us indicates that he considered the content to be of great value for future generations’, Pryhn said.
'I'm very excited, this is something which will only happen once in a lifetime.'
The opening ceremony will be broadcast live at 7pm GMT on Verdens Gang Online.