Time Capsule From 1990s Held Weirdly Accurate Predictions
Remember doing a time capsule when you were in school? Well, a group of six mates who buried one in the 90s went back to the spot 22 years later, only to find they were pretty bang on with their predictions for where they'd be in the future.
As 15-year-old school girls, they hid a collection of memorabilia, including posters of men they fancied such as pop star Peter Andre and copies of Just Seventeen (an ancient scripture that not many of you will remember) with a young Holly Willoughby on the cover.
The girls also buried diary entries and hand-written notes predicting each others' future lives, such as their careers and what sort of men they would end up with.
But as the years went by Gemma Lynch, Emma Page, Sian McGreary, Gemma Albiston, Gemma Roughsedge and Katy Wynne lost touch.
It was only when Emma, who came up with the idea of the capsule after watching Blue Peter, contacted her old mates on Facebook that the gang were brought back together.
Incredibly, when the former Helsby High School pupils dug up their capsule, they realised they had managed to predict four of their future careers with pinpoint accuracy - or as I like to see it, they actually followed their chosen career path.
Emma, a primary school teacher from Kelsall, Cheshire, said: "I got the idea from Blue Peter. We were in Year 10 at the time so we were coming to the end of our school time.
"So I thought it would be a good idea to do a time capsule to capture our memories as friends. We buried it at the spot we would usually meet up on a Friday and hang out.
"We actually agreed to dig it up 10 years after burying it and my mum kept the date on the calendar.
"It got to this year and I thought we had to do it now, otherwise we are never going to do it.
"We took up some prosecco to celebrate and it was such an emotional day but in a good way."
The correct predictions included Emma becoming a primary school teacher and Gemma Albiston working with animals as she went on to become a dog groomer.
Gemma Lynch was also touted as a teacher, which she was for 13 years, and the girls said Sian would become an office worker.
Mum-of-one Gemma Lynch, of Chester, who now works as a nursery inspector, said: "I am getting married next week and one of the girls had drawn a wedding dress which is pretty much identical to the one I'm going to be wearing."
The girls had put photos, snacks and friendship bracelets in the box, as well as sprayed their favourite perfumes on the notes.
She added: "We used tools to get it open and eventually we got inside, we then cracked a bottle of fizz open, had some nibbles and reminisced all afternoon."
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