It actually arrived on Saturday, however I didn't check the mail over the weekend. The outer envelope was post-marked March 15th and came from New York. Inside was a sealed enveloped that appears to have originally been sent to this company in Norway.
The contents were... strange. A half page hand-written note, a comic book page, a newspaper clipping, two pages which appear to have been torn out of a diary, and an article printed from the internet.
I was baffled. I thought someone sent this to me by mistake. There is no name on the handwritten note, the internal envelope went to a company, not a person. I checked the tracking number on the outer envelope and that only confirmed that it came from New York. I googled the company, and with a few clicks I discovered that this is some kind of mystery to solve or story to follow... I'm still not entirely sure what I've been sent. But it seems as though it was meant for me.
And I'm completely impressed and delighted by this! It is like I'm being sent an X-File for Indiana Jones!
In order to protect the mystery from accidental spoilers, I'm inserting a jump break - click to see the entire post if you don't mind being spoiled.
I looked at the originating company's website just long enough to see a positive quote from Neil Patrick Harris, and then I closed the window. I don't want to accidentally come across any information about it. I *think* there will be more mysterious envelopes to follow, so if I'm correct then this is Part 1 of the Unexpected Mystery. Here are the contents of the envelope, in the order in which I think they are meant to be read.
front of comic book page
back of comic book page
article page 1
article page 2
article page 3
Two pages from a diary (written front and back)
My conclusion thus far: in 2002, Hugh Jones and his friend James Cullens, discovered a sunken island off the coast of Norway which contained a dry cave. Within the cave were ancient drawings of a god/sea creature (from the description I'm picturing Cthulhu?) The Norwegians gave the two divers a finder's fee, which they used to extend their vacation to a diving spot in Mexico. Before they had a chance to dive, Hugh had nightmares about drowning, wrote about wanting to dry out. Hugh seems to have hiked to the top of Pico de Orizaba in Mexico to do just that (though his autopsy shows that his lungs were filled with fluid) Hugh's body was discovered in 2015. At this point in the information, James is still missing.
I used Google to translate the comic book page, according to Google it says:
"Do not scare the boy more Jens! He has not said a word on several days"
"Is this what you said?"
"Is it that?"
I'm wondering if "Er det Dette du sa" is supposed to be "Is this what you saw", not "said".
The questions I immediately have are... what was James dreaming about, and where did he end up going? Did Hugh climb the mountain by himself?