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Man Renovating House Finds Chilling Time Capsule Letter In His Bathroom Wall

When Mr. Ilic, a homeowner in Rozelle, Australia, found a 1995 time capsule in the stud wall of his bathroom, he was astonished to find that the man behind the letter, Mr. Greg Wilkinson, had made some eerily accurate predictions about the future of Australia, China and the Islamic faith.

“Hello whoever you are,” the letter begins. “This letter was put into this stud wall on Easter Saturday, 15th April 1995. It is pissing down and so a good day to renovate.” In the three-page letter, typed up on a ‘top of the scale’ 486 computer (with 8MB of RAM and a 240MB hard drive), Mr. Wilkinson shared a number of details about what life was like in 1995 Australia.

While he believed that the time capsule wouldn’t be found for at least 50-60 years, the reality of Mr. Wilkinson’s 1995 letter indicates the remarkable changes the world has undergone.

Mr. Wilkinson details a number of political and technological happenings of his time, stating that the “big deal at the moment is the Internet… every man and his dog wants to ‘surf’ the internet.” Mr. Wilkinson also noted the prices of a number of everyday items, listing: “Loaf of bread – $2.25, Pint of Milk – $1.25, Saturday’s Newspaper – $1.20, A case of beer – $24.95 (Carlton’s Cold – the latest really popular beer), 1 liter of fuel – $0.68.”

Perhaps the most interesting part of Mr. Wilkinson’s letter is the paragraph labeled ‘My predictions.’ Mr. Wilkinson not only predicts the return of one parent working while the other looks after the children, but also claims that Islam will “become the next ideological problem, sparking an equal and opposite reaction, plunging large parts of the globe into a ridiculous ‘holy war’.”

Mr. Wilkinson also affirms that “China will semi democratize [and] gear up as a world economic super power,” with Australia being their next target!

While some of Mr. Wilkinson’s predictions were spot on, others definitely missed the mark. Mr. Wilkinson happily revealed his support and predictions for the then Prime Minister, Paul Keating, stating that “Paul Keating is Prime Minister… He is a real go-getter, seen as arrogant but street wise. He is a strong leader, with very little opposition at all and I think he will be in for a long time.”

Little did Mr. Wilkinson know, Mr. Keating would only serve for five years before being ousted by popular Labor leader, John Howard.

Mr. Ilic, upon discovering the letter, decided to post it to Facebook in order to find Mr. Wilkinson and inspire other renovators to do the same. After being shared a number of times, Mr. Wilkinson, who is now sailing around Croatia, was finally found.

“At first when I saw the letter up on Facebook, I felt a little violated… Then having thought about it and with the predictions, it really highlighted the progress of the internet in the 22 years and, without it, how would they have ever found me?” Mr. Wilkinson remarked in a Facebook message.

“I wanted it to stay hidden a lot longer but so happy it was here and was around to see it,” declared the foresighted Australian.

Source: Daily Mail
Photo: Sasha Ilic/Facebook

The 3 page letter found inside the wall

The predictions were strangely accurate

Mr Wilkinson's (pictured above) conclusion

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