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[Trailhead?] Indiana Jones diary
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peterbb
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[Trailhead?] Indiana Jones diary

Apparently the UChicago admissions office got a weird package in the mail.

I'm in contact with the person who made this post, and I'm fairly confident they aren't behind this. A few more details, and things we've noticed:

-No one is sure whether this came through the actual USPS or not. The mail box is "a mix of USPS mail and mail from the Faculty Exchange, the University's on-campus mail service", so it could be from inside the university.

-The zip code is written in by hand, which would suggest that (at least in the fiction), the post office had to write it in.

-Some of the text is lifted from this website. It was registered in 1998 and does not appear to be fake.

Thoughts?

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pizzashrapnel
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This was my first thought, too. I don't know of any IJ movies or games that are being released, though. Very curious.

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Distraction
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There was rumors of a fifth one being made..but I havent seen anything solid.

But why send the package to that school? Any revelence to the Indy stuff?
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peterbb
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UChicago is the supposed place Indy is from, so that's the connection.

But we think we've figured it out. The link to the Ebay auction includes the outside packaging of the prop diary, and it includes a label with the address the package was delivered to. Somehow, the fake package actually got in the mail, and was actually delivered to the address on it.

So... probably not a trailhead, unfortunately.

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JenniPowell
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peterbb wrote:
UChicago is the supposed place Indy is from, so that's the connection.

But we think we've figured it out. The link to the Ebay auction includes the outside packaging of the prop diary, and it includes a label with the address the package was delivered to. Somehow, the fake package actually got in the mail, and was actually delivered to the address on it.

So... probably not a trailhead, unfortunately.


Bummer! So hoped it was an ARG. But what a crazy random happenstance...why would they deliver a package with fake stamps on it?

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untricky
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I think someone may have found an undelivered package in a storeroom and sent it to the mailroom. Very Happy

http://www.firstshowing.net/2012/university-of-chicago-receives-package-addressed-to-indiana-jones/ has some nice pics.

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peterbb
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Here's the final follow-up:

http://uchicagoadmissions.tumblr.com/post/38161122385/mischief-managed-for-those-of-you-who-have

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