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Mystery Letterbox
A red letterbox has appeared on the side of a bridge crossing the Thames in the village of Sonning-on-Thames. It's accessible only from the river. The Royal Mail says it's "a mystery to us."

What makes this story doubly strange is that spoon-bender Uri Geller happens to live in this town and was interviewed about it by the BBC. He speculates that "the ghost of a mischievous little girl" might have put the letterbox there.

Uri Geller mystified by letterbox on Thames Sonning Bridge
BBC News

Entertainer Uri Geller and other villagers say they are mystified by the appearance of a red letterbox in the middle of a bridge. The box has been placed on a buttress on the downstream side of the bridge, which crosses the River Thames.
Categories: Pranks
Posted by The Curator on Wed Sep 11, 2013
Comments (3)
Has anyone been out to it? Is it an actual letterbox inserted into the bridge? Or just a facade stuck to the side of the bridge?
Posted by Tah  in  Idaho (Yes, Idaho)  on  Wed Sep 11, 2013  at  11:46 PM
I'm glad BBC refer to him as entertainer, and not the psychic he used to proclaim to be.
Posted by Chris  in  Malta  on  Tue Sep 17, 2013  at  01:47 PM
The ghost of a bent spoon just told me that the attention-whoring phony put it there himself.
Posted by Richard Bos  in  The Netherlands  on  Sun Sep 29, 2013  at  06:53 AM
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