In this Sunday, Aug. 26, 2018, photo, classmates who in the HEIGHT classes at Coloma Junior High School in 1988 to try to find a time capsule they buried behind the school in Coloma, Mich., in that year. The Herald-Palladium reports that the seven classmates and two teachers spent two hours on Sunday digging out of Coloma Junior High in southwest Michigan.
(Alexandra Newman/The Herald-Palladium, via AP)
COLOMA, Mich. – Former classmates back in Michigan to explore a time capsule buried 30 years ago. The result? They could not find it.
The seven classmates and two teachers spent two hours Sunday digging out of Coloma Junior High in southwest Michigan. Tracy Gilmer said she remembers putting a Michael Jackson cassette in the box in 1988, together with the commands of an accelerated writing-and-reasoning program, including a fictitious country.
“We had our own constitution and I sewed a flag for our country. I think the flag in the” time capsule, ” she told The Herald-Palladium .
A teacher, Sandi Sanders, said information about the capsule was filed away, but lost. Some wonder if rebellious classmates excavated.
“We are all a little in the dark trying to remember what it is and where it is,” Sanders said.
Coloma-Inspector Dave Ehlers said the box can be excavated as the work is carried out to relieve flooding behind the school. The group can make use of a different metal detector and keep track of the yacht.
“It was an English class,” Sanders said. “We didn’t know how to measure.”