INSIDE EDITION has tracked down the author of the decades-old message IN A BOTTLE that was found by a five-year-old boy and his mom last week.
Jan Popp says she handwrote the message for her son, Chris.
She told INSIDE EDITION: “We thought it would be fun to put a note in a bottle like you see on TV and throw it in the ocean and see what happens.
“Hi my name is Chris. I am 10 years old and in the 5th grade. I live in Sacramento. Call me when you find this to let me know where it floated to shore.”
—the note, dated September 5, 1998
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