Mystery message in a bottle discovered on Falmouth's Swanpool Beach
Strange scrolls stuck inside a bottle were discovered on Swanpool Beach in Falmouth yesterday.
The mystery messages were spotted by Pip Carlton-Barnes, from hotels association Visit Falmouth, who found the whiskey bottle filled with tightly rolled red paper left on a wall.
“There was no-one around and we waited for a long while to see if anyone came for them but no-one did,” Pip said.
“On closer inspection it was clear that the bottle had not been washed up or even spent any time in the water.
“This is rather a mystery as why would someone go to all this trouble only to leave without actually sending the bottle to sea?”
Suggestions for the true nature of the bottle have ranged from it being a "geocache", to a creative arts project, to a message in a bottle that just never found its way into the sea.
“We were going to throw it in but thought the person who created such beautiful notes should do it really,” Pip said.
For now, the bottle remains tightly sealed and the staff at Swanpool Beach Cafe are looking after it.