Parcel Addressed to Indiana Jones Puzzles University of Chicago

Posted on: December 17th, 2012 at 10:22 am by

Film lore has it that the venerable professor Henry Jones, Jr. was nicknamed himself after the household dog. Indiana Jones. In the four franchise movies, the swashbuckling archaeologist-cum-Nazi-fighter works a day job at the University of Chicago teaching his life’s work. Well, someone in real life just sent the fictional character a parcel, and academics there are totally dumbfounded.

The mysterious package included a detailed replica journal from Abner Ravenwood, Jones’ mentor of sorts and Marion’s (Karen Allen) father. Documents included pictures, maps, and information about the biblical Ark from Raiders of the Lost Ark.

[Photo: Mashable]

The school believes the plausible scenario for its arrival likely spawned from Ebay, where an artist hand-makes the tomes then sells. Perhaps the shipping packaging “fell off” and was delivered to the university. Or it could be part of some “alternate reality” game; or publicity stunt. Whatever the case may be, it’s pretty awesome.

[via Mashable]

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