Uri Geller’s mystery letterbox

The front of a letterbox (mailbox) appeared on the historic Sonning Bridge. Coincidentally (or not), it’s the village Uri Geller (“psychic” entertainer) lives and he is capitalizing on the mystery.

BBC News – Uri Geller mystified by letterbox on Thames Sonning Bridge.

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.

Mr Geller, who has lived in the village for 33 years, said he had “never seen anything like it”.

“There are many sightings of a child ghost that walks on the bridge.

“Maybe it was the ghost of a mischievous little girl?

I like that they didn’t call him “psychic” Uri. Because I HEAVILY doubt that claim. There is no other information about when it appeared. Strange. Was no one able to pinpoint the day? It seems like more can be discovered about this. Does the letterbox have traceable marks regarding where it came from. Geller is all over the coverage of this story and one forum (Fortean Times) suggests that someone is pranking him (if he didn’t do it himself). Uri does like the limelight.

But, seriously, a ghost girl? That actually makes less than no sense, even if you believe in ghosts. It is a concocted exopl

Tip: Ian

Uri Geller pointing to the letterbox attached to the bridge.

Uri Geller pointing to the letterbox attached to the bridge.

  6 comments for “Uri Geller’s mystery letterbox

  1. Chris Howard
    September 10, 2013 at 12:30 PM

    He’s begun to downplay the “psychic” monicker, and uses words like “magician” “illusionist” and my personal favorite “mystifier.”

    Who knows, maybe he’ll turn skeptic like Mr. Edwards? That would actually be pretty cool… I guess Edwards has always been a skeptic, so not a totally accurate comparison, but still.

  2. September 10, 2013 at 12:43 PM

    Surely it is for the ‘punters’ to post their letters. Mr Geller is a bit of a sailor.

  3. September 10, 2013 at 12:50 PM

    Not that it helps much,but when expand & zoom,looks like GR on the box. Too hard to see if figures in the middle. GR post box – George V (postbox put up between 1910-1936). GR VI post box – George VI (aka Bertie from the King’s Speech: postbox put up between 1936-1952). This type were recessed into walls. Naturally over time many of the buildings they were originally on were demolished or went out of use. Many sold on open market. If no other explanation comes up,probably a prankster, though an expensive one,as they’re worth a few bob, unless it’s just a mould/repro. On the other hand might have been for passing barges!

  4. Andy Piper
    September 10, 2013 at 12:54 PM

    Other not-so-locals seem to know some of the story behind it. Maybe Mr Geller doesn’t get out much.

    http://noproblem.org.uk/blog/2013/08/busy-weekend-at-shiplake-then-on-to-pangbourne/

  5. Gaius Cornelius
    September 17, 2013 at 7:20 AM

    Fake postbox fronts have been on sale in England for years. People like to attach them to walls and houses for, I suppose, a bit of instant old-time English country cottage quaint look. Some are real, others are reproduction. Some are cast aluminium and I am pretty sure I have seen plastic.

    example: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/ER-II-RED-POST-BOX-FRONT-New-Cast-Aluminium-Letter-Mail-/261268866683

  6. Gaius Cornelius
    September 17, 2013 at 7:44 AM

    Very likely to be something like this fibreglass reproduction: http://www.redtelephonebox.com/itemsguide/?p=productsMore&iProduct=118

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