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126-year-old message in a bottle found inside Boston wall

Dec. 17 (UPI) -- Researchers in Boston are unraveling an unusual mystery after a resident found a glass bottle inside a wall with a cryptic note tucked inside.

The Boston Archaeology Program said a resident living in the Black Bay area found the bottle tucked into the space between their fireplace flue and an interior wall inside their home.

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The N. Simons rye whiskey bottle contained a cryptic note dated Sept. 23, 1894. The note bears the name "Tom Ford" and the phrase "6 on Shea."

"We have a mystery for the hive mind this week! A Boston resident found this amazing message in a bottle tucked into the space between their fireplace flue and an interior wall, presumably placed there by past builders," the archaeology program said in a Facebook post. "Anybody have any ideas about N. Simons, Tom Ford, or '6 on Shea?' Let us know in the comments!"

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