Santa Barbara, CA – During some construction on Neverland Ranch on may 31, 2020 a man found a time capsule buried just 3 feet below the surface near the Northwest end of the property. At first the worker wasn’t sure what the contraption was. But as he was told by his boss at the start of the job, “If you find anything strange, call me before you do anything else!”. And he did just that.
Bill Wexler, foreman on the job, took the capsule to nearby UCSB (University of California Santa Barbara) for the safe opening and preservation of the capsule and its contents inside the 25 year old unit. What was found next was quite interesting.
The contents included 2 copies of Home Alone, a box of Big League Chew, Twizzlers, an original Darth Vader action figure in mint condition was probably the most valuable piece. Also found were 10 pairs of new socks, treats for Bubbles the chimp, instructions for a treehouse and a map for how to get to Sesame Street.
The capsule and the contents are to be auctioned off at Sotherby’s in mid July. Estimates for bidding range anywhere from $50,000 to $250,000, but don’t be surprised if a mystery bidder swoops in and outbids everyone else.