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The Message on the BalloonJune 2001 in Stoke-on-Trent in…

The Message on the Balloon

June 2001 in Stoke-on-Trent in Staffordshire, England, 10 year old Laura Buxton was visiting her grandparents for the celebration of their golden wedding anniversary. Laura wrote a message giving her name and address on one of the helium-filled balloons used in the festivities, along with a request to send the balloon back if discovered. She then released the balloon into the air.

About ten days later, in Milton Lilbourne, Wiltshire, a farmer noticed a balloon that had become tangled in one of his hedges. On removing the balloon he read the message and the name, Laura Buxton. He then took the balloon to his nearest neighbor, whose daughter’s name was Laura Buxton, presuming it would belong to her. However, this was a different Laura Buxton and she lived more than 140 miles away from where the original Laura had released the balloon.

But the strange coincidences didn’t end there. The Wiltshire Laura, promptly wrote to Laura in Staffordshire. Because of the extraordinary coincidences both girls’ parents allowed them to meet. This is where the story gets even weirder, as the similarities between the girls are listed below:

• both girls were of similar height and were tall for their age.
• both girls wore pink sweaters at the meeting with each other.
• both girls had brown hair and wore it in similar styles
• both girls had 3 year old black Labrador Retrievers and pet rabbits.
• both girls took a pet guinea pig to their meeting.

Source: My Haunted Salem

by cnkguy
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