Letters to Taylor Swift found in recycling dumpster
March 13th, 2013
11:27 AM ET

Letters to Taylor Swift found in recycling dumpster

If Taylor Swift hasn't responded to your lovingly crafted letter, take heart - maybe it just took a little detour to a dumpster first.

As CNN affiliate WKRN reports, Nashville resident Kylee Francescan found a heap of letters addressed to Swift in an area recycling dumpster when she was dropping off old newspapers.

"There were hundreds of letters written to Taylor Swift," Francescan said. "I didn't know if they were stolen, or if somebody discarded them, so I threw them in a box, and I was like, 'somebody needs to let Taylor know.'"

She called WKRN because she wanted to make sure Swift found out about the discarded correspondence, some of which was already opened and some of which was still sealed.

"It just really bothered me, because I know how much her fans mean to her," Francescan said.

Some of the letters were elaborately decorated, and WKRN said return addresses came from around the globe. Fans were trying to send their letters to Taylor Swift Entertainment, which has a P.O. box in Hendersonville. It seems that someone from Swift's staff will swing by the P.O. box every so often to pick up the "box loads" of fan mail that arrive.

A spokeswoman for Swift, Paula Erickson, told WKRN that they didn't know about the recycling mishap, but did offer a possible explanation.

"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," Erickson said. "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 plan to immediately pick up the mail."

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  1. sonialee

    i like your song & i like everything about you i wish i saw you everyday

    July 8, 2013 at 12:15 am | Report abuse |
  2. What s-xual women do not like a guys package...another story....get me a tylenol please.

    July 6, 2013 at 12:41 pm | Report abuse |
  3. kallista lee

    Dear Taylor Swift i loved all your video so i started singing my friend samantha keep telling me to shut up until i teach her how to sing so me samantha natilie and melanie we copy one of your song i knew you were trouble i was the leader so we got to sing on stage so i told myself don't look just remember the words after we sing on stage i wanted to sing again even my friend isincerly kallista

    July 6, 2013 at 12:27 pm | Report abuse |
  4. T42M50

    as a 42 year old rock star and 50 year old entertainer.......we are going too talk this out....

    none of these names belong too you ..... make the decision too do so because the gaps will continue
    too ruin what could be alright

    May 29, 2013 at 7:38 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Taylor will keep him up....not too worry.

    May 29, 2013 at 7:31 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Taylor wants him...she never degraded him

    May 29, 2013 at 7:28 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Taylor --- we want him up not down

    we do not degrade men like you do Taylor.....let him find his space, let him find himself, let him do what he wants
    do you understand Taylor or are you deaf....

    April 5, 2013 at 7:13 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Fat Ass Of Alpine

    You see manipulation towards men does not help his pee pee go high in the air.....this could be your problem

    April 5, 2013 at 7:10 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Beaver and Butt Action

    Your an example of why women have problems meeting men....I don't have this problem however you are not a good example for men and why?...because they think all women are like you...

    April 5, 2013 at 7:09 pm | Report abuse |
  10. You See Taylor Its Too Late

    and why because your personality sucks.....doing the butt is important but you need too have personality so he will want the butt....you never degrade men in public ...

    April 5, 2013 at 7:07 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Fat Ass Alpine

    Taylor - Men dislike you because they don't want too be around you.....as men age they want simple women and no pressure

    April 5, 2013 at 7:05 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Let me explain Taylor ---

    you gotta help you man stay up not down....

    April 5, 2013 at 7:04 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Swift? too much attention required...

    Men don't want that that's why they don't bang her and she has problems with keeping men around her...

    She talks downward too them then expects too be banged.

    April 5, 2013 at 7:02 pm | Report abuse |
  14. No wonder why Mayer ran best thing he ever did


    April 5, 2013 at 7:01 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Fat Ass Of Alpine

    Let's be honest would you bang taylor swift....

    April 5, 2013 at 7:00 pm | Report abuse |
  16. These guys have problems banging her becasue she has no personality

    she's nasty, rude and is sandbagged every single day by Magic Mike.

    April 5, 2013 at 6:59 pm | Report abuse |
  17. Taylor is a slob

    end of story

    April 5, 2013 at 6:56 pm | Report abuse |
  18. gahh

    She'd rathered be spending her millions, than reading boring letters from people with no life. I can't imagine someone actually sitting down and writing a letter to a star, and expecting an answer.

    April 5, 2013 at 6:42 pm | Report abuse |
    • Its called Magic Mike

      he has all the answers through his magic warlock spells..

      April 5, 2013 at 6:57 pm | Report abuse |
  19. mukazzi

    1. I'm not a fan of Taylor Swift as a musician, and am trying to find some respect for her regarding her personal behavior and love relationships. That said...2. Why is snail mail still being used? Simply this: if you never liked writing more than your name, address, SSN, DOB; if you never wrote letters to friends, mailed them and received replies (if you're old enough, pen pals), then you won't understand the allure, the attraction, the intimacy of the HANDWRITTEN letter. 3. What happened was that a person (or persons) consciously disregarded the feelings and thoughts of those who are fans of Taylor Swift and knowlingly disposed of the letters. 4. Her management company is ONLY concerned that they were caught...and are going to make sure the letters are properly (privately) disposed.

    March 29, 2013 at 11:58 am | Report abuse |
    • Taylor has no self esteem and is jealous and vicious too all her boyfriends

      that's why they get tired of banging her

      April 5, 2013 at 6:58 pm | Report abuse |
  20. JJ

    Maybe she doesn't swallow because she has a nut allergy.

    March 26, 2013 at 11:33 pm | Report abuse |
  21. The dude

    I'm sure this just an over site. She is hott

    March 25, 2013 at 5:31 pm | Report abuse |
  22. Olaf Big

    She .. like .. doesn't care, and neither should you. Explain to your 11 year old, that he/she needs a real flesh-and-blood frirend, and that writing to an entertainment doll does not take you anywhere.

    March 23, 2013 at 11:21 pm | Report abuse |
  23. Who Cares---

    none of us do, men could care less.....so who cares

    March 22, 2013 at 1:33 pm | Report abuse |
  24. Lalas

    * every day. The word everyday means commonplace or ordinary... like Taylor's music 😛

    March 22, 2013 at 1:29 pm | Report abuse |
  25. Benlinus

    What's the big deal if even the vast majority of these letters are unopened I mean who seriously has the time to read 10s of thousands of fan mail each day, be a little realistic FFS.

    March 22, 2013 at 4:08 am | Report abuse |
  26. Bizness

    Her lips are nice looking...But what comes out surprises me at times lol not the "milk" spitting though...She just rude and don't like to swallow...

    March 22, 2013 at 12:38 am | Report abuse |
  27. Denim

    taylor wants him too see her snugglies up close–sorry 1/2 asleep!

    March 20, 2013 at 3:18 pm | Report abuse |
  28. Danim

    taylor wants him too see my snugglies up cloes...

    March 20, 2013 at 3:17 pm | Report abuse |
  29. carlasuee

    She walked through music row with her mom and dropped off samples of her music. And now she's an international star. Wouldn't have happened to an ugly girl. Just sayin, a lot of her luck has been created by the people marketing her and making good money off of her real and make believe talent. I'm not so sure about her actual talent.

    March 20, 2013 at 11:31 am | Report abuse |
  30. Angel?

    try too have some fun–give people a chance...

    March 20, 2013 at 10:07 am | Report abuse |
  31. Angel

    They are sending snail mail because, for some unexplained reason, they still like Taylor's music. She doesn't read them, she doesn't care about the thousands of fans that flock to her shows everytime. I sincerely do not understand why people think positive about her. I am extremely suprised they were recycled instead of just throwing them away. She is extremely spiteful and a tramp. Hope she falls out of the lime light soon. I am so tired of hearing her rude comments about people who so openly love her.

    March 20, 2013 at 10:02 am | Report abuse |
  32. maddbearfan

    Well, in the days before you were born Taylor, this is how we humans communicated..was via written or typed messages on paper. There was even this service called the United States Post Office where people with great pride worked for 200 yrs to make it the best service ever. But like all good things, the USPS is dying a slow and painful death partially because of the internet and computers and the unscrupolious....I'm sorry that's a BIG word...let's jut say a bunch of profitering greedy people who couldn't bleed it any more and wanted to break it up and make it the worst service ever.
    and just think Taylor..someday these same people will be leading this and they'll destroy it too.

    March 19, 2013 at 5:30 pm | Report abuse |
  33. Lil

    Maybe she can't read cursive . . . or maybe she's just rude and thinks she's too good to be bothered.

    March 18, 2013 at 11:20 am | Report abuse |
  34. Jcarw

    Taylor Swift, do you know what Karma is? You will...

    March 18, 2013 at 9:47 am | Report abuse |
  35. Alvarez

    I hope she received the box full of steaming poop I sent her.

    March 17, 2013 at 9:52 pm | Report abuse |
  36. brian

    she lives in a dumpster

    March 16, 2013 at 9:33 am | Report abuse |
  37. Taylor has emotional problems and needs assistance

    by a professional...

    March 15, 2013 at 11:06 pm | Report abuse |
  38. Giving us speeches about being appropriate...

    Its a low life hack...daz all it is...

    March 15, 2013 at 11:05 pm | Report abuse |
  39. tomorrow we will say the same thing again - DD

    its a freekin hack...

    March 15, 2013 at 11:04 pm | Report abuse |
  40. She's a Hack--DD

    we say the same freekin thing every day...

    March 15, 2013 at 11:03 pm | Report abuse |
  41. all phone calls were too loor you in...and we did 10,000 times....

    Taylor and John Mayer will be friends...

    March 15, 2013 at 2:45 pm | Report abuse |
  42. Olivia

    Taylor was my rollmodel and now s he is nothing but rude

    March 15, 2013 at 1:15 pm | Report abuse |
  43. He's a dad he doesn't want me fat...


    March 15, 2013 at 11:59 am | Report abuse |
  44. Reading

    i have soooooooo much reading too do....it is NOT funny

    March 14, 2013 at 2:21 pm | Report abuse |
  45. Meh

    Bangs = awful

    March 14, 2013 at 2:16 pm | Report abuse |
  46. Hot Carl

    Hopefully we'll see her soon with Vivid or the Dark Brothers.

    March 14, 2013 at 1:06 pm | Report abuse |
  47. Taylor

    Our next goal is too speak too each other more...not on this crap

    March 14, 2013 at 12:58 pm | Report abuse |
  48. the bimbo hacker needs a straight jacket not me

    March 14, 2013 at 12:32 pm | Report abuse |
  49. SerafinaSays

    who cares...its taylor's life not ours.

    March 13, 2013 at 9:17 pm | Report abuse |
  50. mindcrime

    Read by her managers and tossed in the trash.

    That's all you are to your idols... trash.

    March 13, 2013 at 9:14 pm | Report abuse |
  51. SerafinaSays

    Taylor needs to soul search HERSELF

    March 13, 2013 at 8:50 pm | Report abuse |
    • John

      Spoken like a true troll who has never even met this woman, yet feels the compulsion to judge her. Even marginally happy people don't leave posts like yours. I hope things get better for you, little girt.

      March 15, 2013 at 10:56 pm | Report abuse |
    • we're talking about taylor..

      learn the differences.

      March 15, 2013 at 11:00 pm | Report abuse |
  52. She doesn't care about any letter..

    She will open heart...

    March 13, 2013 at 7:16 pm | Report abuse |
  53. Never figured that perfume moment out....

    now go kiss my azz.

    March 13, 2013 at 7:05 pm | Report abuse |
  54. TriumphTheInsultComicDog

    Fortunately I just bottled some extremely pungent diarrhea cologne. She will be powerless to resist it.

    March 13, 2013 at 6:59 pm | Report abuse |
  55. Bobby Dee

    She .... Will Never Ever .... Open Your Letter.

    March 13, 2013 at 6:17 pm | Report abuse |
  56. Ring...

    please i'm reading..

    March 13, 2013 at 4:27 pm | Report abuse |
  57. Close up

    dear you'll be fine.

    March 13, 2013 at 4:23 pm | Report abuse |
  58. El S chmucko

    please i'm trying too read...

    March 13, 2013 at 4:17 pm | Report abuse |
  59. Papo

    Hahaha, yup. They "accidentally" got mixed in with the recycling. Brilliant save, PR.

    March 13, 2013 at 4:15 pm | Report abuse |
  60. Kelly in Los Angeles

    it's not taylor's fault that letters were in the trash. i love her music, especially the song "dear john"

    March 13, 2013 at 3:14 pm | Report abuse |
  61. J Viper

    They get tons of mail everyday, and just got caught doing what I'm sure many many other celebs and athletes' fan clubs do.

    March 13, 2013 at 3:13 pm | Report abuse |

    it refers too that gullible pest...

    March 13, 2013 at 2:39 pm | Report abuse |
  63. i want too play with adam

    library opens soon...

    March 13, 2013 at 2:38 pm | Report abuse |


    March 13, 2013 at 2:33 pm | Report abuse |


    March 13, 2013 at 2:31 pm | Report abuse |
  66. Boo Boo von PooPooFace

    One random fat nerd postin' 'bout hackin' all day long...

    March 13, 2013 at 2:29 pm | Report abuse |
  67. Taylor thinks we're hanging out here...

    get lost poker face....we gotcha..

    March 13, 2013 at 2:27 pm | Report abuse |


    March 13, 2013 at 2:26 pm | Report abuse |
  69. obob van obbleebok

    hack hack hackety hack. bs kiddos!

    March 13, 2013 at 2:22 pm | Report abuse |
  70. She's really pretty

    in that photo. You can't deny that she's a beautiful young woman, whether or not you like her music or dating history.

    March 13, 2013 at 2:20 pm | Report abuse |
  71. Taylor is a schmuck

    she thinks we sit here for OUR HEALTH

    March 13, 2013 at 2:20 pm | Report abuse |
  72. bobo

    it was this one....my mothers computer you hacked into

    i got the word ...now STFU

    March 13, 2013 at 2:19 pm | Report abuse |
  73. Jody

    That girl is gorgeous and getting prettier by the day. I've senn her interviewed a few times and she is just so nice. It's too bad people are so mean because she doesn't deserve it.

    March 13, 2013 at 2:18 pm | Report abuse |
  74. JS

    Taylor is such a schmuck and gullible.

    March 13, 2013 at 2:16 pm | Report abuse |
  75. jimbo von boboburger

    random post that contains the word hacker in it.

    March 13, 2013 at 2:16 pm | Report abuse |
    • js...this one

      my mothers computer you hacked into

      i got the word ...now STFU

      March 13, 2013 at 2:17 pm | Report abuse |
  76. 800 phone and hang up?

    we got it...

    March 13, 2013 at 2:15 pm | Report abuse |
  77. my mothers computer you hacked into

    i got the word ...now STFU

    March 13, 2013 at 2:13 pm | Report abuse |
  78. All my blogging that does not go through

    i have...

    March 13, 2013 at 2:11 pm | Report abuse |
  79. Maybe she can't...

    even read, and that's why the letters were thrown out. Has anyone ever seen her reading, even once? She just talks and sings.

    March 13, 2013 at 2:10 pm | Report abuse |
  80. We sit here and watch reruns all day.


    March 13, 2013 at 2:06 pm | Report abuse |
  81. What am sitting here for my health...


    March 13, 2013 at 2:05 pm | Report abuse |
  82. Teresa

    I agree. She seems like an embisile. And poooooooooopy.

    March 13, 2013 at 2:03 pm | Report abuse |
  83. Miley

    She better not of three my letter in a dumpster. She is a dumpster. Dumpster juice.

    March 13, 2013 at 1:54 pm | Report abuse |
  84. Bite the Bullets

    white is pure.

    March 13, 2013 at 1:53 pm | Report abuse |
  85. Holly

    She is just annoying. Whiny voice. Whiny songs

    March 13, 2013 at 1:48 pm | Report abuse |
  86. Taylor

    doesn't care ..... she wants Mayer....

    March 13, 2013 at 1:03 pm | Report abuse |
  87. Pliny

    Send fan mail to:

    Taylor Swift Fan Club
    Incinerator #6
    East Overshoe, TN. 32564

    March 13, 2013 at 12:54 pm | Report abuse |
  88. kickin' it new school

    why are people still snail mailing "fan" letters?? Seriously kids, save a stamp, save a tree and just facebook or tweetle your favorite celebrities. Then no one has to worry about recycling, it can all go directly to the junk folder because who cares about celebrities, they OBVIOUSLY don't give a shiite about you once they make it big.

    March 13, 2013 at 12:52 pm | Report abuse |
  89. gijoe247

    She is never ever ever, gonna read your letter.

    March 13, 2013 at 12:50 pm | Report abuse |
  90. Taylor and John Mayer will be friends.

    March 13, 2013 at 12:49 pm | Report abuse |
  91. Tug Romney

    It’s a shame, really. When you’re a really popular entertainer, it stands to reason you get more fan mail than the average celebrity, and would have less opportunity to respond to all of it. And since you’re so popular, you’re making way more money than the average celebrity, so you can afford to hire people to open and respond to all your fan mail. Looks like Taylor Swift needs to fire someone.

    March 13, 2013 at 12:43 pm | Report abuse |
  92. Gaga is just not good at it....


    March 13, 2013 at 12:38 pm | Report abuse |
  93. Taylor is right on top of it

    and they will be friends...

    March 13, 2013 at 12:36 pm | Report abuse |
  94. Roman

    She is troubled.

    March 13, 2013 at 12:33 pm | Report abuse |
    • And the other has been hacked in this whole time...

      see you later for some reading time.

      March 13, 2013 at 12:37 pm | Report abuse |
  95. Chartreuse

    She is one of the few people I truly find annoying. Whiny.

    March 13, 2013 at 12:21 pm | Report abuse |
  96. taylor never asked for a buck

    and never will....bye gaga

    March 13, 2013 at 11:47 am | Report abuse |
  97. M.A.P. (Mothers against poo)

    Her fans mean sh!t to her. Just $$$$$$ that's all, she feels better than all of them and probably thinks most of them are idiots for believing her industrialized stories of fake teen love, make me sick to my stomach.

    March 13, 2013 at 11:45 am | Report abuse |
  98. Sadie

    Yeah, right. It was all a terrible mistake. She probably does it all the time. I think we should all send her a "fan" letter now that we have her address. We can tell her exactly what we think of her. Oh wait, she probably wouldn't read them anyway. Just be sure to put a boy's name on the envelope, so she will actually read it.

    March 13, 2013 at 11:35 am | Report abuse |

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