Hundreds of letters addressed to country superstar Taylor Swift were discovered in a south Nashville recycling dumpster over the weekend. The letters, many of which were unopened, were found by Kylee Francescan who was disposing of her own items at the dumpster at Granberry School, located off of Old Hickory Boulevard. "I was like, 'That's weird,'" she told Nashville's News 2 Investigates. "There were like hundreds of letters in there to Taylor Swift and I'm like, 'Oh my gosh!' I didn't know if they were stolen [or] discarded, so I threw them in a box. And I'm like, 'Somebody needs to let Taylor know.'"
Many of the letters, which were from all over the world, were covered with pictures, hearts and sparkles were addressed to Taylor Swift Entertainment, a P.O. Box located at a strip mall at 242 West Main Street in Hendersonville. The owner of the strip mall told Nashville's News 2 Investigates Swift does receive box loads of fan mail at the P.O. Box and that someone from the country singer's staff picks up the mail periodically.
Francescan told Nashville's News 2 Investigates she did not open any of the letters. She added that she decided to contact News 2 because she through Swift would want to know about the discarded letters. "It did bother me [because] I know how much her fans mean to her," she explained. On Monday, Nashville's News 2's Andy Cordan took the letters to Swift's record label, Big Machine Records on Music Row.
A man at the record company said he is unsure why the letters were in the dumpster. Nashville's News 2 Investigates reached out to Swift's management team who said in a release they were unaware of the fan mail, but a spokesperson said they were very concerned about the matter. "Taylor gets thousands of fan letters everyday and they are delivered to her management office. After the letters are opened and read, they are recycled," spokesperson Paula Erickson said. Erickson continued, "The only explanation for any letters being unopened would be that a small batch of mail that was supposed to be delivered to Taylor was accidentally put with letters headed for the recycling center. We sincerely appreciate Channel 2 bringing this to our attention, and we plan to immediately pick up the mail."