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]

Recent Stories

5th Floor, 101 Spring St, New York, NY. Photo by Joshua White @ Judd Foundation Archive.
The Donald Judd Foundation Offers a Glimpse into the History of a Different SoHo [HISTORY]

New York City is made of neighborhoods, which, like many New Yorkers, are constantly changing and reinventing themselves. In today’s era of warp-speed hyper-gentrification, it has become increasingly difficult to keep track of what came before; but that only makes it seem all the more important. For more years than we care to admit, we have […]

apizz-lease
Sushi Dojo Vet David Bouhadana Angling to Open ‘Nishiwaki’ on Eldridge Street

Well, that was quick. ​The former home of Apizz on Eldridge Street – it closed three months ago – already has a replacement in the wings. It’s going from Italian to Japanese cuisine. A new sushi joint called Nishiwaki is on the docket for 217 Eldridge. Derek Feldman is the applicant of record here, who also […]

clinton-crossing-seward
Seward Park Co-op Members Suing Board of Directors Over Parking Garage Privatization

There is a civil war brewing at the Seward Park Co-op on Grand Street, pitting cooperative members against the board of directors. At the heart of the discord is the onsite parking garage, which residents charge the board privatized in an “underhanded” manner without consulting residents. Shareholders are now planning to file a lawsuit, and […]

prince-tribute-1_wm
Another Prince Tribute Appears on Ludlow Street ‘7 Hours and 13 Days’ from His Death

An impromptu Prince tribute appeared on Ludlow Street last night. The modest memorial – at the foot of the “Nothing Compares 2 U” mural by Adrian Wilson – was timed to coincide with the lyric of the Prince-penned track popularized by Sinead O’Connor. The opening line is, “it’s been seven hours and thirteen days since you took […]

71orchard-restaurant
Jianbing Comes to the LES with ‘Bing Kitchen,’ Opening on Orchard Street Next Month

Bing, bing. The Cast was booted – with steel toes, so to speak – in June 2015. The leather boutique spent five years in the shoebox commercial unit at 71 Orchard Street, but the new landlord (Malachite Group) shelled out $25.6 million, and that was the end of that. However, owner Chuck Guarino was able […]