MORUP, Sweden, Jan. 13 (UPI) — A Swedish woman who discovered pages covered in handwriting while walking in the countryside said she was shocked to read they were from 1862.
Susann Bollo, 45, of Stockholm, said she was walking with her boyfriend, Roger Bengtsson, in a field outside of Morup when she came across the folded pages covered in handwriting, The Local reported Friday.
“I cried out to Roger that the letter was from ’62,” Bollo said.
However, she took a closer look and discovered the date on the letter, which was written by a woman named Lina to her “beloved,” named Otto, and found it was actually dated July 24, 1862.
“The fields were frosty so the pages were completely dry. It must have come in with the storm, ‘Emil,’ the day before,” Bollo said. “The letter was only a few meters from a water-filled ditch. It would have only taken a breath of wind to take it off into the water where it would have been destroyed.”
“Of course, it makes you wonder who Lina and Otto were,” Bollo said. “It would be really fun to find out.”