Tradie Finds Letter In Old Sydney Home With Eerie Prediction
A Sydney tradesman has found a letter hidden in a bathroom wall in a home in the Sydney suburb of Rozelle.
The letter held eerie predictions about the future, and was written in the mid-90s.
The letter was written by a man named Greg Wilkinson, accompanied by a photo of him and his wife on their wedding day.
Both the letter and the image were recently shared on Facebook.
“Hello whoever you are,” it begins.
“This letter was put into this stud wall on Easter Saturday, 15th April, 1995. It is pissing down and so a good day to be renovating.”
“Ros reckons you will be reading this in the year 2020. I built the wall, and I reckon closer to 2060,” the letter said, proving he was a little ambitious about the date.
Greg explains that they bought the house in 1987 for just $170,000 but that it was “uninhabitable”, needing full renovations, which the couple were doing at the time.
“Ros is pregnant and because she is the inquisitive type, we know we are expecting a son,” a young and cheerful Greg wrote in the letter.
Greg has since been located since the letter was found, he’s now 65 and sailing around Croatia.
Talking to Fairfax, he explained that what ISN’T in the letter, is the fact that after their little boy was born, Ros tragically died two years later from breast cancer.
“I feel quiet emotional having seen it. All that water under the bridge for me and the world. My beautiful Ros looking back at me from the past,” he said.
Greg’s letter featured a number of predictions, which reading from the future now, seem a little eerie.
Greg predicted Islam would plunge large parts of the globe into a “holy war” that it will continue for a long time until “both sides realise that if this is what their god wants, then there probably isn’t one after all”.
He also wrote that China would become a world economic superpower, and said if it ever decided it needed more space, Australia could be a target.
“Our only means of defence is understanding,” he said, explaining Australians should learn about Chinese language and culture.
He also include a price list of what things like bread and a litre of petrol cost at that time, and the difference in price to now is staggering.
Back in 1995, a loaf of bread cost $2.25, a case of Carlton Cold was just $24.95, and one litre of fuel cost only 68 cents — a price that seems unimaginable today.
“Hope I haven’t made the future look too bleak, but if one focuses on the problems of today, they would probably seem bleaker. We’re however, having a ball,” he said.
“We hope you enjoy living here as we did”.