A curious blog has been documenting instances of ‘inter-dimensional gateways’ appearing in London. But what are they, and who is behind the writing?
Over Christmas you might have seen a blogpost entitled The Woolwich Foot Tunnel Anomaly floating across your social media. Purporting to feature an eyewitness account of what went wrong with the delayed Woolwich foot tunnel refurbishment, it described how workers on the project found they could spend hours down in the tunnel working, and emerge only minutes after they’d entered. Colleagues would radio across to ask for materials to be sent over to find they’d already arrived by the time they put the radio down. People were sharing it on social media with the slightly quizzical attitude of “This can’t be true. Can it?”
The article was posted on the Portals of London blog, a website that claims to be working ”towards a catalogue of London’s inter-dimensional gateways”. It’s an example of how websites and social media accounts can be used to create fictional self-contained worlds that are just on the cusp of believability.