Mystery of the floating lantern with heartfelt message, solved

The creator of a floating lantern that descended into a Seeley Lake yard after Christmas has come forward, solving a local mystery.

Nine-year-old Amelia Walter and her family contacted the Pathfinder by email after a story on the lantern appeared in the Pathfinder on Jan. 19 describing how Seeley Lake resident Kris Divis saw her dog barking at an object rolling across the snow in the yard. As Divis investigated, she saw a well-traveled floating Chinese lantern had landed, with a child’s handwriting on it. The marker inscribed message said: “I miss you and I love you, love Amelia.”

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