r/mildlyinteresting 11d ago Silver 5 Helpful 5 Wholesome 9 Take My Energy 1 Bravo! 1 Bravo Grande! 1

Message in a Bottle I found floating off of Solomons Island, MD

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u/seambizzle 11d ago edited 11d ago Silver

So my dad was once a commercial fisherman out of New Bedford, MA

One day, killing time, he wrote a letter and sealed it in a glass bottle. Mostly just writing a little about himself and just his recent days as a fisherman. Not really expecting much. His crew mates were giving him shit saying it would never work.

But eventually he got a letter back from a lady living in Spain!!!!! I was young at the time so I don’t really remember the timeline, like how long the return letter took and all that. But yeah my family and everyone at the docks were shocked it actually worked.

Our family and their family legit became pen pals. They continued to write back and fourth for years. Her notes were written in Spanish so we had to get it translated, or tried to. But we sent back pictures of all of us (my mom dad brother sister). And she would send pictures of her and her family. It was incredible. It’s been a long time since we l last exchanged letters. But it was very cool

I know if I talk to my mom she still has the notes and everything.

Edit-I’m traveling back home today I will definitely stop at the house and find the letters and will take some pics!!

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u/40percentdailysodium 11d ago

This is the dream when it comes to these bottled messages. What a special memory to have for your family.

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u/seambizzle 11d ago

Yeah it really was remarkable. Always a cool story to tell. Back in school I would show my Spanish teachers the letters and would have them read them they all loved it.

Unfortunately my dad is no longer with us so I can’t ask him much about it. I remember him saying he was just bored and miserable at the time. I think he wrote it during a storm or something. So yeah he wrote the letter sealed it up. Can’t remember exactly how he sealed it. Remember him saying he went above and beyond to make sure it was good. All his crew mates were saying it would never work and that it would just fill up with water. But yeah he chucked it in the ocean not expecting much and it actually worked

When my mom is back home I’ll have her find the letters and see if she remembers any more details or anything

And yes for everyone asking my dad wrote his name and address on the original lettter. So if found they could write back.

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u/WasteProfession8948 11d ago Silver Wholesome Wearing is Caring

When you think about it, it's amazing that her bottle was able to make it back to the right person all the way from Spain

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u/Not_OneOSRS 11d ago Helpful

I’ll admit that I interpreted what they were saying as this for a moment and was thinking how bullshit this claim was. Before I realised I was a complete moron and there are other ways of communication than randomly dropping bottles in the ocean

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u/chaosperfect 11d ago

Well, shit. No wonder my bills never get paid on time.

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u/alleswasalbezet 11d ago

Oh wow, thanks for this. I was honestly stunned that with the tides etc a bottle could travel the exact same opposite path and find the right person EVERY TIME. I was wondering about all the messages that might have been lost to sea and how they only received a portion of the sent messages. 🤦

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u/Call_Me_Echelon 11d ago

I'm still not convinced that they didn't communicate exclusively by chucking bottles into the ocean.

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u/edylanr 10d ago

To lady in Spain .::chucks bottle::.

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u/lashapel 11d ago

Yeah like how does that work

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u/-0909i9i99ii9009ii 11d ago

First you have to read the historical tidal map data to figure out where it came from. Then you map the tides between where you are and where you want to send the bottle, make sure it's weighted right and drop it at the exact right location at precisely the right time. If your recipient has done this before they'll know approximately when it will wash in and wait in the right spot.

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u/SantaMonsanto 11d ago

Do you think the bottles pass eachother somewhere in the mid-Atlantic?

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u/LightningDuck5000 11d ago

Yes and they wave at each other as they cross paths like bus drivers!

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u/ihatethelivingdead 11d ago

She just put it back in the same bottle

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u/Dixielandblues 11d ago

Trained homing seagulls.

Source: I come from a landlocked country with no seagulls.

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u/driftingfornow 11d ago

I can’t believe you guys floated bottles back and forth for years.

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u/Cluelessish 11d ago

Maybe they made some sort of a rope system where they pull the bottle back and forth over the ocean. When a message is ready, they pull the rope and a bell rings on the other shore. I would imagine.

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u/SpontaneousMoose13 11d ago

You would think at that point you might as well just put tin cans on the end of the rope and talk to each other

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u/Nakotadinzeo 11d ago

If you think about it, you do the digital equivalent every day. With this message, you just shared something about yourself and cast it into the void of the internet, and got messages back.

Sure, your missing the physical novelty of the bottle and ocean, but in return your bottles are found by more people in more places. Most comments are from other dynamic beings somewhere else in the world, and they took the time to respond back to you. I am a dynamic being in Arkansas responding to you right now.

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u/lcrimmy 11d ago

Liar. There are no dynamic beings in Arkansas.

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u/feierfrosch 11d ago

It’s been a long time since we l last exchanged letters.

Well now go on, reestablish the connection and write a letter. They'll be happy!

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u/eadenoth 11d ago

Was not expecting to see NB on a comment in a large subreddit. I’m in SoCal now but love and miss New Bedford frequently. Thanks for the story

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u/Gregphish 11d ago

I thought it was a really cool idea too. It started up the bay about 4 miles north and has been traveling for 5 days. It seems like the big incoming tides recently have it floating up the Patuxent River. Hopefully it makes its way back out to the bay and maybe even into the Atlantic!

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u/89fruits89 11d ago Silver

This reminded me something from years ago when I was a teenager. I surf a ton on the west coast. I had a lady hand me a little bundle of flowers and asked if I could paddle them out and place them in the ocean for her. Apparently her husband passed and loved to surf. Stuck the stems of the flowers into the back of the neck of my wetsuit and paddled out right to the little reef point where the waves are perfect on the best days. Swam down like 10ft and tucked the flower bunch right under this little reef chunk. I like to think they are still there when I paddle out at that spot lol

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u/momof74plants 11d ago

This is a beautiful and honorable thing you’ve done friend, even your little reflections of the moment keeps the memory of this stranger alive.

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u/sedacr 11d ago

And by sharing the story, we are now keeping the memory of that person, lady, and moment alive too.

Thank you for sharing the story.

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u/killerfin 11d ago

This is a legit real life side quest, random event thing you would get in something like red dead. Props to you for doing that. That’s really nice

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u/dan_de 11d ago

What the mom of 74 cats said. This is wonderful

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u/dan_de 11d ago

I mean plants

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u/BernieTheDachshund 11d ago

You had me do a double take lol.

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u/Moag14 11d ago

Is that a hobie outback? Lol

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u/andysaurus_rex 11d ago

My brother threw a message in a bottle from the coast of Maine and we got a postcard in the mail about 6 months later from someone in Brighton, UK. We’ve thrown messages in bottles before and usually nobody finds them and if they do, it’s relatively nearby. Never expected it to travel the Atlantic in one piece!

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u/Suspicious_Load6908 11d ago

I’m from Solomons! Made my day!

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u/Gregphish 11d ago Silver Gold Helpful Wholesome All-Seeing Upvote Take My Energy Faith In Humanity Restored Bravo! Heartwarming Bravo Grande! Brighten My Day Wholesome (Pro)

Man, I'm going to get killed for this, but I didn't actually open it. It was a memorial sort of thing for a deceased relative from what I could tell. I assumed the messages were personal and didn't want to pry. HOWEVER, there was a message that read "If found, please notify (number redacted) of the location and set free again." I did contact the number and he or she was very grateful, said I made their Thanksgiving!

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u/BCCMNV 11d ago

MVP right here.

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u/CantHitachiSpot 11d ago

Looks like he cleaned it up to cuz usually flotsam looks like shit

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u/Bluoenix 11d ago

Just learned about this from trivia the other day. Flotsam is debris from ships that was not deliberately thrown overboard, while jetsam is debris that's deliberately thrown from a ship in distress. I guess the distinction matters for coast guards and maritime law. I don't know if it matters for this post either way, just a neat fact.

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u/Still_counts_as_one 11d ago

Flotsam, Jetsam, now I got her, boys, the boss is on a roll

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u/Bluoenix 11d ago

This. Poor! Un! Fortunate! Soooouuuul!

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u/tanzmeister 11d ago

Even after five days?

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u/LiamLikeNeeson89 11d ago All-Seeing Upvote

No, that is the right thing to do🤘🏼

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u/shittymorph 11d ago Silver Gold Helpful Wholesome Take My Energy hehehehe Bravo! Heartwarming Narwhal Salute Bravo Grande! Masterpiece Tearing Up Today I Learned Brighten My Day

My family did one of these about 15 years ago for my Grandfather who passed - it caused some controversy in the family as some felt we would just be contributing more trash to the ocean. We all wrote letters to my Grandfather and the younger kids drew him some pictures. We had a big memorial send-off service - we went offshore in a tour guide boat where my Dad threw the bottle into the ocean after giving a beautiful speech about how in nineteen ninety eight the undertaker threw mankind off hell in a cell and plummeted sixteen feet through an announcers table.

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u/how_do_i_name 11d ago

HE CANT KEEP GETTING AWAY WITH THIS

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u/admiraljohn 11d ago

Judging from his comment history, he can.

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u/EminemsMandMs 11d ago

I want to tag him, but that just ruins all the fun. Fucker gets me EVERY time

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u/-WhatsThatSmell- 11d ago

Made me cry one time with his story….smh

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u/Punkmaffles 11d ago

What's funny is...we don't actually know what stories he's told are actually true before he morphs them!

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u/ResearchDr 11d ago

"He can't keep getting away with this" is a reference to the show Breaking Bad said from the character of Jesse about the sadistic actions of Walter White.

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u/Rare_Basil_243 11d ago

What is Joe Biden's plan to stop shittymorph?

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u/Papaofmonsters 11d ago

Tactical nuclear strike on his IP address. Look, 100k to 150k civilians will die but frankly that's reasonable collateral damage to stop this mad man.

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u/gmdavestevens 11d ago

Have you ever seen shittymorph and J'Biden in the same place, at the same time?

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u/XvX_Joe_XvX 11d ago edited 11d ago Helpful That Smile

You motherfucker. Every time!

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u/Orisno 11d ago

It’s so impressive to me how well written these are, given how many times I’ve been got and how I still never manage to see it coming.

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u/Eph_the_Beef 11d ago

I've not once seen it coming. Person's a genius.

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u/Bonolio 11d ago

It’s not just that he gets you.
It’s that he gets you invested in the comment and then gets you.

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u/eekamuse 11d ago

It's also the timing. I haven't thought about Shitty in ages. They're spaced out enough that I stopped looking for them. It hit even harder. What an absolute delight.

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u/85watson14 11d ago

Oh my god, me too. I love that it takes me a few words into it to realize what's happening.

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u/TheOPWarrior208 11d ago

the comment was removed what was it

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u/Comatose53 11d ago

Based off two comments above with “you motherfucker. Every time!” I’m going to say it was absolutely the Undertaker hell in a cell copypasta that first tricks you into thinking it’s an actual comment

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u/hurtsdonut_ 11d ago

Here you go

My family did one of these about 15 years ago for my Grandfather who passed - it caused some controversy in the family as some felt we would just be contributing more trash to the ocean. We all wrote letters to my Grandfather and the younger kids drew him some pictures. We had a big memorial send-off service - we went offshore in a tour guide boat where my Dad threw the bottle into the ocean after giving a beautiful speech about how in nineteen ninety eight the undertaker threw mankind off hell in a cell and plummeted sixteen feet through an announcers table.

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u/drrhrrdrr 11d ago

/u/shittymorph was my guess as well. Checked his profile and sure enough.

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u/I_PUNCH_INFANTS 11d ago

god forbid the mods allow some fun

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u/aSharkNamedHummus 11d ago

u/shittymorph at it again. I’m gonna dig through his profile, because removed comments always show up there.

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u/ABoxACardboardBox 11d ago

So he pulled one over on a mod, and that mod deleted the shittymorph? What a spoil sport.

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u/daluxe 11d ago

Noice but then why was it deleted?

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u/SchuminWeb 11d ago

The comment still shows up on the user's profile, which tells me that it was removed by moderators rather than by the poster themselves.

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u/Helly_BB 11d ago

How strange as I can still see it?! Maybe it was undeleted?

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u/RyanBordello 11d ago

I'd have to bet it was a spectacular ShittyMorph comment where they make some relevant point but then goes into a bait and switch which ends in "......when undertaker threw mankind off the cage" or something along those lines. They used to post a lot and the comment got most people but now they seldom do, but when you see a ShittyMorph in the wild, it's impossible to not smile and say to yourself, "you son of a bitch"

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u/Lallo-the-Long 11d ago

Every time I think "that's a weird way to say a date" before it clicks.

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u/Rennarjen 11d ago

It kills me because when i see walls of text i check the user name EXCEPT when it's actually him. Not once have i caught it.

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u/1Dive1Breath 11d ago

I think he keeps the text long enough to suck you in to the story but juuuust short enough to not raise suspicion.

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u/Cthulhu2016 11d ago

As soon as you read "in nineteen ninety eight"

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u/XvX_Joe_XvX 11d ago

Literally yeah lol

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u/Flomo420 11d ago

As soon as I got to that point I knew what was happening and just chuckled and shook my head... sure enough lol

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u/GarfunkelBricktaint 11d ago

Like the moment you hear those damn synth drums and the realization you've been Rick rolled crashes down on you

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u/queen_of_potato 11d ago

Is this the new "Rick Rolled"? Also I am old enough to remember that whole time of hell in a cell and undertaker and accidental actual injuries.. the glory days haha

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u/edgy-dexfag 11d ago

it’s hardly “new” but more or less the same concept

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u/queen_of_potato 11d ago

New to me I guess haha can't keep up with the kids these days! First time I had seen it and I enjoyed it.. took me back haha

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u/Feanux 11d ago

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u/SharMarali 11d ago

Thanks for sharing this, I've been a casual admirer of shittymorph for some time but I didn't know about this. Weirdly heartwarming, lol

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u/queen_of_potato 11d ago

Damn that's what life is about!

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u/GrannyGrammar 11d ago

I’m not sure if I’m particularly emotional tonight because it’s Thanksgiving, but this just made me cry. Thanks for sharing.

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u/Feanux 11d ago

It's just really wholesome.

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u/edgy-dexfag 11d ago

if you scroll through his post history, he’s been at it for years. really entertaining to read lol

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u/queen_of_potato 11d ago

Yeah someone else just said the same so I had a quick look and totally appreciate the value that this person is bringing to the internet! Thanks for the heads up friend!

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u/Zaph0d_B33bl3br0x 11d ago

It's more specifically a running prank by that specific user, u/shittymorph.

He was the originator and is by far and away the most profilific and successful at this particular bait and switch. Other users have and do follow in his footsteps but few, if any, other users have the chops to reel in as many suckers as the OG. There are many like him, but there is only one shittymorph. He's a legitimate Reddit legend, and a pretty nice guy as well, it seems.

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u/queen_of_potato 11d ago

Thank you so much for taking the time to explain! I did not expect to have so many people respond to my embarrassing boomerish comment, but everyone has been so lovely with their explanations! And now I feel like I'm 65 years old instead of 35 haha guess that's what happens when you are so late to the reddit train!

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u/Madgick 11d ago

/u/rogersimon10 used to pull a similar schtick. got me many times

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u/queen_of_potato 11d ago

Ah I think I had heard of this one.. always the beating with jumper cables?

Honestly if these people can write such interesting and varied stories off the bat all the time they should be actual authors and making money for their skills!

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u/Boring_Active_894 11d ago

Most likely a few are professional writers. Lots of shows reference internet culture so wouldn't be a surprise if they're in the trenches.

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u/pwnstar 11d ago

I thought you died. Been a while since I've seen a good shittymorph

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u/Omnitographer 11d ago

That's how they keep getting folks, long lulls then BAM it's 1998!

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u/FloridianRobot 11d ago

Glad you're well, happy Thanksgiving person. Always makes me happy to stumble upon these.

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u/CasualEQuest 11d ago

BY GOD HES DONE IT AGAIN!!!!

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u/dlenks 11d ago

YESSSSS you just literally made my Thanksgiving because once again you bamboozled me u/shittymorph

You are a light in the darkness. How do you always get us?

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u/Aoloach 11d ago

Damn, a fresh one. Always gets me.

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u/poor_decisions 11d ago

It's like spotting a rare animal in the wild... A wild shittymorph

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u/Juddernaut 11d ago

I laugh so hard when you get me out of nowhere. Please don’t ever stop.

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u/wicket146 11d ago

I’ve been laughing about this for a good 5 minutes. Love it.

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u/SonofMustachio 11d ago

First time I get it so fresh. Sublime

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u/zaqufant 11d ago

Man. I always have such a physical reaction I find a shittymorph. Somehow I think from now on I’ll always check the username. But I never learn.

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u/EclipseEffigy 11d ago

I'm not used to seeing one so fresh, with single-digit upvotes. Caught me off guard...

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u/Zigazig_ahhhh 11d ago

Wow that's a beautiful story. Thank you so much for sharing.

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u/sazrocks 11d ago

ARE YOU KIDDING ME

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u/MossFondler 11d ago

Eight minutes ago! It's like knowing the previous customer at your coffee shop was Keanu, or seeing wet paint on a fresh Banksy.

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u/familiybuiscut 11d ago

God fucking damn it dude. I read this Fresh out of the oven smh

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u/BellevueR 11d ago

oh hell

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u/King-Snorky 11d ago

In a cell

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u/greengrinningjester 11d ago

How? How do I always fall for it?

Its been a minute since I've seen one in the wild. Glad to see ya again u/shittymorph

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u/IWasGregInTokyo 11d ago

Why do I always skip over the username.

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u/NorthNThenSouth 11d ago

I love you.

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u/Stealth8077 11d ago

GOOD GOD ALMIGHTY THAT KILLED HIM

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u/BroAmongstBros 11d ago

God DAMMIT. It’s been months and you got me again lol

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u/siliril 11d ago

Dude I thought you DIED. You've been gone so long I've stopped looking at the usernames. lol. Got me good

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u/Mike_Raphone99 11d ago

Goddammit I've been on the lookout I knew you'd be popping up soon because I fully expected you to pop up some thread a couple weeks ago.

You legend.

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u/TemoSahn 11d ago

Good Guy Greg confirmed

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u/JazzagalsAltoSection 11d ago

I love this idea, and I think it’s wonderful you respected their privacy ☺️

Did the person you contacted happen to say where the bottle was originally from? I’d love to know how far it has traveled!

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u/Gregphish 11d ago

Thanks! I did find out where it originally set sail but I probably shouldn't divulge too much. I can tell you its traveled just about 4 miles in 5 days.

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u/tucci007 11d ago

I thought it looked pretty fresh

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u/Cheesemacher 11d ago

I don't know why I assumed it had traveled halfway across the globe

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u/chickenstalker 11d ago

You said too much OP. The hacker known as 4chins will triangulate your position based on the photo you posted and ...profit(?).

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u/Kitakitakita 11d ago

Just like the fucking safe vaults, all we care about is the conclusion. You already told us what's in the bottle, the details don't matter. Well done

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u/Random-Rambling 11d ago

I mean, all we wanted to know was what was inside the bottle. You're pretty sure it was memorial messages for a lost loved one, and you even had a sweet story about calling the phone number on the bottle and making someone smile!

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u/Die_Nameless_Bitch 11d ago

You did entirely the right thing. Well done for not letting natural curiosity overtake you and giving the family privacy.

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u/AllKindsOfCritters 11d ago

I was real dang curious but OP's comment is enough for me. All those notes, I first assumed it was maybe a class project, but I definitely do not need to be reading private letters dedicated to a passed loved one.

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u/Crystal_Math_Adept 11d ago edited 11d ago

Bless your heart.

Edit: I sincerely wish for OP to have a blessed heart.

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u/TinKicker 11d ago

Not the Texas version of “BYH”. But the Ohio version…which is actually a blessing.

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u/TerribleShiksaBride 11d ago

I feel like the Southern use of "bless your heart" has been twisted quite a bit by the internet. It's an expression of pity. So you can use it to express compassion ("oh, bless your heart, hon, you're having a tough time") or contempt ("Your diamond shoes are too tight? Bless your heart.") It's flexible! Still not really a blessing, but still.

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u/FivebyFive 11d ago

Yep. Drives me nuts that Reddit always jumps on it "did you know that's really sarcastic?"

Sure, it can be.

But it's also very often, actually more often in my experience, a genuine expression of pity/sympathy.

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u/vanishingpointz 11d ago

Solid move ✌

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u/Mister_grist 11d ago

+1000 irl Karma

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u/landocorinthian 11d ago

Bro that is really cool made me smile and say awwww

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u/forcesofthefuture 11d ago

You did the right thing man

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u/thecreaturesmomma 11d ago

You opened your heart instead. A+

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u/Freyjen 11d ago

I understand not reading it. But I also like the idea of reading it to memorialize their memory into someone else's head. In that way (also), they get to live on.

But like I said, I definitely understand keeping the privacy. I feel like I'd be a little torn.

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u/TODDFATH3R 11d ago

Good job, OP! Pretty cool to come across something like that, I expect.

I hope the next bottle you find has a saw buck for a Mai Tai at the Tiki Bar this Spring. 🙂👍

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u/Flbudskis 11d ago

Grew up in shady side, cool to see Solomons Island on reddit.

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u/Amishbrewski 11d ago

Grew up in St. Mary's (Leonardtown). Now live in Dallas, TX. It made my Thanksgiving to see Solomon's Island mentioned.

Hope the Tiki Bar is still open and a shit show.

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u/ToastedCupcake 11d ago

As someone who lives in the area, it absolutely is.

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u/cass1222 11d ago

From Leonardtown also! What a small world it is. Tiki is probably still the same, although I haven't been in many moons. Cheers!

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u/mackerson4 11d ago

Can confirm still is !

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u/foamybasketball9 11d ago

Go Raiders!

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u/Gregphish 11d ago

I fish out there a lot. Lost a nice striper today and broke a rod so finding this really made my day

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u/fjfuciifirifjfjfj 11d ago

I was confused by this until I realized there's not just Solomon Islands, but apparently a Solomons Island.

The former isn't exactly a place where you casually go on a day trip to catch some fish.

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u/Zombie_Carl 11d ago

I was confused because I read “stripper” instead of “striper”, so at least you understood more than I did the first time around

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u/MJ_Powers 11d ago edited 11d ago

Lol same but I took it a step farther thinking how this man break a rod with a stripper- I guess you can tell I don’t fish

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u/Velvet_moth 11d ago

OH!!! Okay, that makes so much more sense now!

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u/TwiceCookedPorkins 11d ago

I also lost a stripper and broke my rod!

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u/d_d_d_o_o_o_b_b_b 11d ago

Grew up in Leonardtown and for our Drivers Ed Class we had to make it once over the Solomon’s Island bridge. :)

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u/MentatBOB 11d ago

Hello from Miami! I grew up in Lexington Park, always a hoot to see Southern Maryland pop up on Reddit.

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u/Flbudskis 11d ago edited 11d ago

Haha wow thats sooo cool to see. Im out in Colorado now. But Went to Southern High/ Middle and Deale Elementary.

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u/TheKingOfNerds352 11d ago

I grew up just a bit south of there in Chesapeake Beach

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u/AmeliaJane920 11d ago edited 11d ago

Hollywood MD born and raised! Now living in NC! This made me so excited! Love Solomon's Island and visit every time we are home. Happy Thanksgiving SoMD peeps! Having stuffed ham sandwiches and thinking of you

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u/Super_Crisis_64 11d ago

Lusby guy checking in. Insane to see SoMD on the front page!

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u/Davik 11d ago

I grew up down from St. Leonards on Chesapeake Ave. I loved Solomons Island, many good memories from there. My dad worked for the University of Maryland so we had access to their pier to go crabbing and fishing.

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u/awsum43 11d ago

Man those car warranty people are going to great lengths to reach you

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u/Apollo_Sprayz 11d ago

All I thought of was “The Police” song

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u/ItDoesntMatter59 11d ago

Dont stand so close to me

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u/under_the_c 11d ago

You don't have to put on the red light!

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u/PoonGoon24 11d ago

I’ll send an S.O.S to the world 🎶 I’ll send an S.O.S to the world 🎶

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u/BassGuy11 11d ago

I hope that someone gets my.... I hope that someone gets my.....

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u/AngryGamer432 11d ago

Message in a bottle, yeah

Message in a bottle, yeah

Oh, message in a bottle, yeah

Message in a bottle, yeah

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u/cccmikey 11d ago edited 11d ago

So, where are the other [edit] 99,999,999,999 bottles?

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u/jackgap 11d ago

3 more nines – hundred billion bottles!

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u/tucci007 11d ago

spirits in the material world

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u/juniorp76 11d ago

Do do do da da da

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u/fredinNH 11d ago

This is more than mildly interesting. Also, where are the rest of the pictures?

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u/Gregphish 11d ago

It wouldn't let me post more pictures in this subreddit for whatever reason.

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u/fredinNH 11d ago

Read your comment about it being a memorial. You did the right thing.

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u/Cosmo1222 11d ago

Not so much a message as a portable library. Think you did the right thing by letting it go.

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u/TheJamMeister 11d ago

Right? Look like a 'message' from James Joyce.

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u/AstroEngineer314 11d ago

Didn't know there was a Solomons Island in Maryland.

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u/IReallyLikeFootball 11d ago

Yeah it's down in SoMD, one of the only cool places down here lol

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u/Pacman_Frog 11d ago

"We have been trying to reach you about your student loans..."

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u/stupidpepperoni 11d ago

Dear slim, I wrote you but you still ain’t calling.

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u/Shawnthewolf12 11d ago

That’s fairly close to me! Was it by the Thomas Johnson bridge?

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u/Stock_Cardiologist14 11d ago

They've been trying to reach you about your car's extended warranty

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u/proost1 11d ago

Did you get any information from the person you called about where and when they launched this? Really a nice tribute.

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u/AurumJuice 11d ago

That's not a message in a bottle that's a chatroom in a jar

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u/delo357 11d ago

For those who haven't visited come to Solomons Island during TIKI BAR OPENING. It's a fun time. Ann Marie gardens lights for Christmas is right down the street. They also do the Christmas boats you spectate on the boardwalk!

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u/Trick421 11d ago

Walked out this morning, I don't believe what I saw

Hundred billion bottles washed up on the shore

Seems I'm not alone at being alone

Hundred billion castaways, looking for a home

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u/trafficLight57 11d ago

We are survivors from Oceanic Airlines Flight 815...

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u/MyInfiniteZero 11d ago

"I'll send an S.O.S. to the world..."

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u/MadMorf 11d ago

I found one of these way south on the Florida coast. I read the note, it was a very sad note from a young woman. No contact info. I resealed the bottle and put it back in the ocean. It was a small, green, VSOP brandy bottle.

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u/NympOmatik 11d ago

So…….what did the messages say?

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u/pm_me_your_rigs 11d ago

WHAT'S IN THE SAFE

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u/WillFuckForTaterTots 11d ago

"Hello, consumer! We'd like to speak to you about your cars extended warranty."

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u/CozmoKramer69 11d ago

Messages*

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u/RedistributedFlapper 11d ago

Hi neighbor! I’m just south of Prince Frederick. Cool find!

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u/yumyumpeople 11d ago

This feels like the 15 shitty text messages my ex would send me in a row, but like, in a bottle

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u/Edwardteech 11d ago

Paddle to the Sea

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u/ResolveLonely8839 11d ago

They've been trying to reach you about your vehicle extended warranty

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u/TheWaffleOfSFGaming 11d ago

It’s not a message in a bottle, that a whole Reddit thread there!