#1-Eureka Evidence Theories

Eureka Indentation

I never did figure out about why the word Eureka was dented into the paper that was wrapped around the 1909-S VDB Lincoln cent and the heart necklace? If you have a cool theory, please explain it below.

Comments from my Readers & Friends

  1. My theory is that when Glenora Prott was growing up, she lived in the house on Eureka Avenue along with her family. When she grew up, both she and her sister Elaine moved away, leaving only her mother at the house.
    When Elaine learned she was dying, first she wrote a letter to Glenora, then to her mother, who still lived on Eureka Avenue. As Elaine addressed the letter to her mother, Glenora’s letter was still underneath. Therefore, ‘Eureka’ was imprinted in Glenora’s letter.
    Later, when the Prott mother was growing old, Glenora moved back into the house on Eureka Avenue.
    On page 204, Glenora told you that she’d lived alone since her mother passed away, implying that her mother had once lived in that house with her.

  2. G.J. Prott’s sister wanted to tell her feelings in a single word, not a sentence.


  3. I think that when Ms.Protts sister was writing the letter, she had had another piece of paper under the one she was writing on. In her letter she had said the word, and she had pressed hard enough. Then the letter fell out of the envelope and only the blank page remained.

  4. Maybe somebody found it before Georgie and wrote down the place where m. prott lives, intending to give the things back to her but never did.

  5. The person was a criminal. He was on house arrest at the haunted toad.To tell his partner where he was he engraved EUREKA to give his partner a hint where he was.

  6. Hi Cheesie! I think that Eureaka means that you are either excited or surprised. Thanks, Will

  7. Ronald (Cheesie), I think that Ms. Prott wrote a letter saying she was moving to
    Eureka ave. and maybe the sister wrote Eureka ,but over the years it faded away over time. 🙂


  8. Cheesie, I have really been thinking about my answer since I posted it a while ago
    which was that her sister wanted to make a disappearing ink and when she finally did she sent a letter saying eureka because her disappearing ink would make a lot of money, so she wrote eureka in her disappearing ink. I really do think this is what might have happened. Reply with your thought,
    Love, Emma

    • Could be, except the word “Eureka” appeared on the paper as a dent when Georgie rubbed a pencil across the paper. Disappearing ink would not make a dent…unless you wrote REALLY HARD. Your idea is very imaginative, however. Maybe someday I’ll ask Ms. Prott…except she gets kind of sad when she thinks about her sister.

  9. I Think Eureka was dented into the paper because a long time ago before envalopes were invented people had to fold the Paper into quarters and then write the address on one of the outside quarters and when you Write hard enough it will dent the paper. So that is why I think eureka was dented into the paper!!!!!😃

  10. I think, that her sister was trying hard to make a ink that dissapears, and that if she did she can make a lot of money, so when she finally did it, she wrote “eureka” because shes gonna make a lot of money and she wrote it in the dissapearing ink so she could show her sister that she could make a lot of money by using her dissapearing ink idea.