It’s every Indiana Jones fan’s dream. Who wouldn’t like to get a care package full of Indiana Jones memorabilia? Well the University of Chicago, the university that the famous Dr. Jones graduated from, just got a package addressed to none other than Henry Walton Jones Jr. The package was filled with home made Indiana Jones memorabilia.
Check out the photos from the UChicago College Admissions Tumblr:
The crazy thing is, the University of Chicago doesn’t know who sent the package. The University of Chicago has contacted Lucasfilm, and it is confirmed that the package is not some kind of viral marketing campaign for an upcoming Indiana Jones movie. They’re stumped on who could have sent the package.
“What we don’t know: Why this came to us. The package does not actually have real stamps on it — the outside of the package was crinkly and dirty as if it came through the mail, but the stamps themselves are pasted on and look like they have been photocopied. There is no US postage on the package, but we did receive it in a bin of mail, and it is addressed to the physical address of our building, Rosenwald Hall, which has a distinctly different address from any other buildings where it might be appropriate to send it.”
They do, however, know that it is incredibly awesome.
“What we know: The package contained an incredibly detailed replica of “University of Chicago Professor” Abner Ravenwood’s journal from Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark. It looks only sort of like this one, but almost exactly like this one, so much so that we thought it might have been the one that was for sale on Ebay had we not seen some telling inconsistencies in cover color and “Ex Libris” page (and distinct lack of sword). The book itself is a bit dusty, and the cover is teal fabric with a red velvet spine, with weathered inserts and many postcards/pictures of Marion Ravenwood (and some cool old replica money) included. It’s clear that it is mostly, but not completely handmade, as although the included paper is weathered all of the “handwriting” and calligraphy lacks the telltale pressure marks of actual handwriting.”
Pretty sweet deal, and what a great idea. Whoever sent this, good job sir or madam, job well done on the props, and brilliant job on sending it to the right place.
Want to see more of the care package? Additional photos can be found here.