Last Tuesday while Penndot workers were digging up and then sealing a manhole cover for no apparent reason, they accidentally discovered a perfectly preserved 1991 Ford Escort at the bottom of a pothole. After bringing in experts, they deemed the area suitable for an Archeological dig.
“We’re really excited about this find, it’s like a time capsule back to the 90’s, we can study the behaviors and and habits of our ancestors, we have a really good feeling about this seeing how the teal paint job is perfectly preserved” said State Archeologist Steve Bimford.
It took workers 6 hours to pull the vehicle out of the 30 foot deep pot hole. Workers had to be lowered into the depths to rig a tether to the car and have it carefully pulled out by crane.
After bringing in a specialist to unlock the door with out damaging the complex and ancient locking system they were able to get in and find a treasure trove of relics. Among the findings were some cans of Crystal Pepsi, fuzzy mirror dice, something called a cassette tape, which our ancestors used to play music. Some of the cassettes included John Tesh, New Kids on the Block and The B-52s.
Original owner, Phil Mehard, was contacted by POL: “I thought I lost the thing in the Blizzard of 93′, I honestly never went back to check on it, I figured a plow buried it permanently, but uhh, I’d really like those John Tesh tapes back.”
Mulberry Street will be closed down until the end of August so they can properly research the findings.