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Top-Secret: James Bond Note Penned in 1966 Found Hidden in 400-Year-Old French Castle

Secrets in a Bottle: Mysterious James Bond Note Found in Castle
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Mysterious James Bond note found inside Elizabeth Castle has historians baffled.

Mar. 4 2024, Published 1:01 p.m. ET

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Historians are abuzz after an intriguing discovery that emerged during renovations at a 400-year-old castle nestled off the coast of France.

Inside a bottle uncovered within the Officers’ Quarters at Elizabeth Castle, a note bearing the name of the iconic fictional British super spy James Bond has stirred speculation among local history enthusiasts.

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Secrets in a Bottle: Mysterious James Bond Note Found in Castle
Source: Jersey Heritage

The note was discovered inside a bottle within the Officers’ Quarters at Elizabeth Castle.

Jersey Heritage, a prominent historic preservation group based on the UK island, took to Instagram to seek assistance in unraveling the mystery surrounding the peculiar find.

The note, yellowed with age, bears the inscription "007 James Bond" alongside the date "26 Feb 1966" — two months following the release of the Bond film "Thunderball."

Secrets in a Bottle: Mysterious James Bond Note Found in Castle
Source: Jersey Heritage

This mysterious James Bond note has left historians baffled.

Adding to the intrigue, the note cryptically advises, "PS Secret agent. Don’t tell anybody."

Accompanying the note are several pages from the Feb. 23, 1966 edition of the Reveille newspaper.

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A clue to the possible author lies in the signature "E.A. Blampied" on the reverse side, believed to reference the renowned Jersey artist Edmund Blampied, who passed away in August 1966, shortly after the note's presumed creation.

Jersey Heritage, custodian of various historical sites on the island including Mont Orgueil Castle and La Hougue Bie, solicited further insights from the public to shed light on the odd artifact.

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Secrets in a Bottle: Mysterious James Bond Note Found in Castle
Source: Jersey Heritage

A reference to the renowned Jersey artist Edmund Blampied?

The figure of James Bond, a celebrated fictional secret agent devised by author Ian Fleming in 1953, has captivated audiences worldwide through numerous blockbuster films. Known for his dalliances with glamorous women and preference for martinis "shaken, not stirred," Bond remains an enduring cultural icon.

The discovery of the mysterious note bearing his name evokes speculation as to its intended recipient, perhaps reserved exclusively for the eyes of the fictional spy himself.


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