By Brett Kelman
A local resident who makes "Indiana Jones" prop replicas has inadvertently started an Internet mystery -- blurring the lines between Hollywood and reality -- after one of his packages was lost in the mail.
Paul Charfauros, of Agat, has sold more than 40 handmade replicas of an archeology journal from the widely beloved 1981 film "Raiders of the Lost Ark."
Each replica includes the handwritten journal, maps and photographs. The journal comes in packaging designed to look like a 1930 mail parcel, addressed to "Henry Walton Jones Jr." -- better known as Indiana Jones -- just as it was in the movie.
After Charfauros made his latest sale in late November, the movie buff put one of his replica packages in a real mail parcel and shipped it to the buyer in Italy.
The package never got there. Instead, it was rerouted to the University of Chicago, which is where the journal was delivered to Jones in the movie.
"The thing that blows my mind is that the U.S. Postal Service sent it to them, with fake stamps on it ... bound by twine," Charfauros said yesterday.
About four days ago, the University of Chicago posted on its website that it had received a strange package, addressed to the fictional archeologist, without any explanation or return address. Read more at the Guam Pacific Daily News