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Buried time capsule is discovered outside a south Lincoln home

Published: Nov. 30, 2021 at 10:53 PM CST
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LINCOLN, Neb. (KOLN) - A blast from the past was discovered by a south Lincoln homeowner while working on a project in a yard.

Ty Alcorn and his 3D Landscaping team dug up a time capsule, likely decades old, while removing concrete in the backyard of the home on Yorktown court, near Southpointe Pavilions.

At the time, they thought it was just a rock.

“We didn’t know what we were expecting, maybe gold, money, or bones,” Alcorn said. “Who knows what it would be, so it was kind of a shock to open it up and find that everything inside of it was from 1996.”

Inside of the small box was a Colorado Rockies hat, golf ball, a Spree candy wrapper, a Transformers happy meal toy and even a picture of a young child opening Christmas presents.

The current homeowner had been living at the home for about three years. He was just as surprised as Alcorn. They both took to social media to share what they had found and to find out who it belonged to.

“I was just expecting maybe a previous homeowner might see it and be local here in Lincoln,” Alcorn said. “That they would reach out and say that’s my old house or I was the kid that buried that 20 years ago.”

Alcorn and the homeowner have worked to make a list of people who once lived there and are trying to contact them.

The search still continues.

“So far we haven’t had any luck with finding who it belongs to,” Alcorn said.

He said he looked forward to finding the owner of the time capsule and wants to learn the meaning behind each item he found.

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