Berkshire - It's a Red Letter Day in the picturesque Berkshire village of Sonning after a bright red Royal Mail letter box materialized unexpectedly high up a stone buttress on a 18th century bridge straddling the Thames.
Bewildered residents claimed the posting slit is at least 10ft above water level on the bridge's downstream side and about the same distance from the top of the road, making it a virtually impossible to post mail in a hurry - assuming there's an actual space behind the scarlet facade.
"Someone at the Post Office is taking the mickey," local church warden Arthur Tipples commented as news of the 'apparition' went viral with famous resident Uri Geller speculating if aliens were behind the sudden arrival.
The landmark structure was constructed around the same time as the notorious Bridego Railway Bridge at Ledburn near Mentmore in Buckinghamshire, scene of the 1963 Great Train Robbery, to which it is cosmically aligned via a series of spooky ley lines.
Local celeb Z-lister and some time spoon-bender Uri Geller who lives nearby at Sonning Manor wants an immediate explanation from Royal Mail in case someone is carrying out 'illusions' on his personal patch of smoke 'n' mirrors turf.
The price of a First Class missive to 'beyond the ether' has risen to twenty five quid.