I'm 15, Not Looking Bad: Message to Prospective Boyfriends Sent to Sea in a Bottle Found 55 Years Later

I'm 15, Not Looking Bad: Message to Prospective Boyfriends Sent to Sea in a Bottle Found 55 Years Later

  • A message put in a bottle and sent to the sea 55 years ago has recently been found in the same place it was left
  • The letters which had home addresses were penned by the little girls who were in search of boyfriends at that time
  • In the letters, one of the girls described herself as a 15-year-old who wasn't looking bad and had a wavy hair

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Letters put in a bottle and sent by sea by two little girls who were seeking love were recently found at Humber Estuary, North England 55 years later.

The discovery which was made on Saturday, April 2 was done by litter pickers who found it at the same place it was launched.

Janet Blankley, Jennifer Coleman, 55 years, Humber Estuary, England
The girls had sent out the letters in search of love. Photo Credit: BBC News
Source: UGC

According to BBC News, the letters were penned by Jennifer Coleman and childhood friend Janet Blankley back in 1966 at Humber Estuary.

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The content of their letters

In the letters, the girls aged 15 at that time asked their 'target audience' of boys between the ages of 16 to 18 to write back, making sure to include their pictures.

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One of the girls, Janet, wrote in the letter that she was 15, not bad looking, had long wavy chestnut hair and was 5ft 4in (163cm).

The expectant teens made sure to include their addresses in their letters and signed off with "England."

One of the girls now aged 71 was tracked down by Tracey Marshall from Scunthorpe Litter Pickers via Facebook and notified of the letters.

See the message found in the bottle below:

Mixed reactions trail the discovery

@christianebeneizer said:

"Untill the whole world get to know how good and generous she is."

@laura_ce23 said:

"This kind of events will always remind me of The man who laughs."

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@lydias.mundus said:

"Dreams of a teenager. Who wasn t like that around that age? "

@hashishtripathi said:

"Could it be that the bottles were washed back on the shore the very next day after they were hurled into the sea, due to currents or tides or something? Not a really big deal that way hahaha."

@420baes said:

"Well thanks for contributing to all the trash in the ocean. We should definitely glamorize this so more dumbass kids continue to litter for generations to come."

Missing ship that sank in the sea 107 years ago finally found

Meanwhile, YEN.com.gh previously reported that scientists had found a missing ship that sank in the sea 107 years ago.

The ship nicknamed Endurance sank in 1915 and forced Sir Ernest Shakleton and his crew to make a remarkable escape with boats.

After it sank, it became difficult to find just where it was. But in 2022, a breakthrough was finally recorded as the ship has been found.

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This is more than a century after it went down off Antarctica. Pictures of the vessel show that many parts remain intact. The astonishing story was shared on Instagram by @bbcnews.

Source: YEN.com.gh

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