Bryan Robson, 75, became a hot topic in 1965 at the age of 19.He hid himself in a crate Australia -And four days later it appeared on another continent. And now he aims to track down two old Irish friends who nailed the lid and sent him along the way.
“I’m 99 percent sure they were called Paul and John,” Robson told the Irish Times.
He arrived at the immigration program by plane paid by the Australian Government, but would have had to pay about £ 700 to repay his debt and leave the country.
Robson earned only about £ 40 a month from his work, prompting him for his extraordinary steps to go home.
According to his testimony, he quit his job and left Melbourne, but later returned to meet two Irish people who would later help him on his mission.
The trio found a stall at Pickfors, a British moving company that claims “you can move anything, anywhere.” “Maybe they can move us,” Robson said.
He booked a Qantas airline shipment, bought a mini-refrigerator-sized box, and then packed it with a suitcase, pillows, torch, a bottle of bottled water, and a spare bottle for the toilet. Then his Irish friend closed the lid and wished him good luck.
Robson said the experience was “terrifying.” Despite being labeled “this side up,” he was turned over and turned upside down for a day.
“It was okay for the first 10 minutes,” he said.
“But when the knees are stuck to the chest, the knees start to cramp.”
The flight should have taken about 36 hours to reach London, but even the best plans often don’t work.
“The plane took off and I thought about oxygen for the first time,” Robson said.
“That is, you stay in the crate that long and try to see if you can forget it. At least I was able to stretch my legs, so I think the casket was easier.”
Robson said he tried to write a letter to his friend when he got home, but he didn’t get a reply.
“I tried it a few times,” Robson said.
“I had never talked to them from that day to today because there was no internet at the time.
“They were the last people I spoke to in Australia before the crate was sealed.
“I don’t know what happened to them. I want to hear what happened after I left.”
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