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FORT COLLINS, Colo. — A 100-year-old mystery seemingly out of an episode of Scooby Doo has been solved, a missing bell from Colorado State University's campus has reappeared.
The case of the missing bell began back in 1919, when a group of men climbed a tower in a CSU building that burned to the ground in 1970. They stole the bell and hid it in a secret location, according to CSU officials, who blogged about the finding of the bell.
After those men hauled the bell away, it went into safe keeping by a fraternity, which verbally passed down the story of taking the bell into safe keeping.
It didn't resurface until 2016, when a lawyer called the Executive Director of the CSU Alumni Association, Kristi Bohlender.
The lawyer asked cryptic questions about an old bell, asking what she might do with the bell if returned. Not too long after that, a bell showed up in Bohlender's driveway.
CSU officials eventually learned that the person who brought the bell back thought it was time to bring the bell out of hiding and return it to its rightful home.