Suspicious 'open me' boxes turn out to be social experiment

Suspicious 'open me' boxes turn out to be social experiment

BOSTON — Mysterious boxes that caused a scare in Boston and Cambridge were all part of a social experiment.

The small tin boxes, marked with a sticker reading "open me" popped up around the cities last weekend.

The bomb squad was called in to investigate and Boston police urged anyone who found one to call 911.

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Turns out, the boxes were harmless and were actually filled with either a 10 or 50 dollar bill.

We're now learning a group called Snoopos was reportedly behind the boxes.

They've been placing them around the world from the U.S. to Switzerland to New Zealand.

A person claiming to be part of the group told Universal Hub they just wanted to see how people would spend the money left inside.