Apple Fans Hunt for Steve Jobs' Unmarked Grave

'Good luck,' says Silicon Valley cemetery
By Michael Harthorne,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 20, 2015 5:20 PM CDT
Apple Fans Hunt for Steve Jobs' Unmarked Grave
Apple fans are hunting for the unmarked grave of Steve Jobs.   (AP Photo/Christophe Ena, File)

Atlantis. The Fountain of Youth. A decent Fantastic 4 movie. Dreamers and adventurers have been searching for the unfindable throughout history. Now we can add another hidden treasure to the list: Steve Jobs' grave. The San Jose Mercury News reports Apple fans from around the world—China, Indonesia, Brazil, Paris, Russia, and more—have been visiting Silicon Valley's Alta Mesa Memorial Park to pay respects to the company's founder, who died four years ago. There's only one problem: Jobs' grave is one of many that are unmarked in the 72-acre cemetery. "We had people wandering a lot around the cemetery with the claim they are going to find him," cemetery general manager Marilyn Talbot tells the Mercury News. "Good luck."

The Mercury News reports Jobs' family requested an unmarked grave. And biographer Walter Isaacson says they had Jobs buried in an area where no future plots were planned near an apricot orchard. A reporter from an Italian blog claimed to have found Jobs' grave, but it turns out he actually left a half-eaten apple on the eternal resting place of a grandmother who died around the same time. While the cemetery won't reveal the location of Jobs' grave, they have left out a book in the lobby where visitors can leave a message for him. They've nearly filled two volumes. (Jobs has been busy since his death, securing 141 patents despite having departed this earthly plane.)

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