A time capsule hidden inside a bathroom wall cavity in Sydney, Australia, revealed a letter written by a man named Greg Wilkinson in 1995 and revealed disturbing prophecies about the rise of Islam, as well as the growth of a Chinese world super power.
While renovating the home, Sasha Ilic found the letter sealed in the wall in a Sydney home and shared it in its entirety on July 12.
The letter began, “Hello whoever you are. This letter was put into this stud wall on Easter Saturday, 15th April, 1995. It is p**sing down and so a good day to be renovating.”
“I thought before a [sic] finished the last room in this house I would leave a ‘time capsule’ with the understanding that this wall would not be opened for 50-80 years unless developers get hold of the street of houses and demolish the lot before then,” the letter continued.
Wilkinson noted that Islam would be the “next idealogical problem” after 1995 — six years before the 9/11 attacks — and claimed that a “holy war” was imminent.
“Islam will become the next ideological problem sparking an equal and opposite reaction plunging large parts of the globe in a ridiculous ‘holy war,’” Wilkinson wrote. “Factions within either doctrine will also suffer this holier than thou attitude and this war will go on for a very long time.”
Later in his letter, Wilkinson predicted that China would be a “world economic super power” and that the United States would ultimately be its largest trading partner.
About the letter appearing on Facebook, Wilkinson — now 61 years old — told the Sydney Morning Herald, “Who would have thought back then that [Facebook] was how [the letter] would be exposed. At first, when I saw the letter up on Facebook I felt a little violated. … Then having thought about it and with the predictions it really highlighted the progress of the internet in 22 years and, without it, how would they ever have found me?”
Wilkinson is currently on holidays sailing around Croatia. He and his wife bought the house in 1987 for just $170,000. During that time, he was building his own company while renovating the home. The property was sold 18 months ago for $1,380,000.
You can read the letter in its entirety here.