Mystery Post Box Appears in Stone Bridge Above the Thames

By Gary Cutlack on at

Postmen in the small town of Sonning-on-Thames are currently bewildered by the appearance of a new post box, which has supposedly just blinked into existence in the middle of an old bridge over the river Thames.

The red box sits in the middle of a stone bridge, with locals pointing out it's likely to flood in the winter as it's only a few feet above the water line. But of course, it's not a real post box anyway, as a Royal Mail spokesman who is definitely not in on the joke confirmed by stating very seriously: "It is certainly not an operational posting facility."

A clue as to the forces behind the box's appearance might be found in the brain and business receipts of one of the town's famous residents, spoon-bender and CIA sleeper agent Uri Geller. Geller told the Daily Mail: "I have never seen anything like this anywhere in the world, it's a new one on me. This is a very unusual village."

Got a new stunt involving getting in a box and posting yourself to various cities around the world lined up by any chance, Uri? [Daily Mail]

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