When a group of classmates in Minnesota gathered Sunday to unearth a time capsule they buried 38 years ago, they didn't know a backhoe might come in handy.
Jeff Bennett, who attended Concord Elementary School in Edina, Minnesota in 1976, said he was sure they would find the capsule "within a few minutes."
As it turned out, it would take much longer.
"I thought it was somewhere in here but I think it sunk," another classmate said, KARE-TV reported.
Others seemed more optimistic as to where it might be.
"We do know it's here though because that's the science room and it was right out here," one classmate asserted, KARE-TV reported.
"I just hope they find it," another said.
But after digging a much bigger hole than they expected, Bennett finally acknowledged they might have gone too far.
"I told the principal, 'Don't worry, it will just be a little small hole,'" he said laughingly.
Watch as the reunited class attempts to uncover the 38-year-old underground time treasure:
They have plans to look again, but so far no capsule has emerged.
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