“Scarfolk is a town in North West England that did not progress beyond 1979. Instead, the entire decade of the 1970s loops ad infinitum. Here in Scarfolk, pagan rituals blend seamlessly with science; hauntology is a compulsory subject at school, and everyone must be in bed by 8pm because they are perpetually running a slight fever. “Visit Scarfolk today. Our number one priority is keeping rabies at bay.” For more information please reread.”
Thus begins the strange journey into the mysterious and mystical town of Scarfolk. Satire-horror-comedy with enough plausibility that people sometimes think it’s real. The retro 1970s aesthetics and deft writing makes Scafolk Council one of the best rabbit holes on the internet.
“After last week’s post about the Bladder Clown surgical toy we thought it seasonally appropriate to show you another artefact filed in our Automaclown Archive B.
Parents in the 1970s were required to submit their children to civic trials, the details of which are not fully clear to us now. We do know, however, that the few children who survived them developed debilitating paranormal powers such as retrospective-clairvoyance – the ability to see the future of people who lived in the past.” –Read the rest at scarfolk.blogspot.com/
“In 1976, the government informed citizens that gullibility was a contagious disease. The Dept. of Health warned that it was spread through the handling of so-called ‘clever books’ or by talking to people who were not approved by the state. Libraries, bookshops and schools closed overnight.”–Read the rest at scarfolk.blogspot.com/
“In 1973 there was an increase in complaints about odd, mumbling men appearing spontaneously in people’s wardrobes. The council allocated funds to have them removed, but their efforts were in vain. No sooner had they expelled a ‘wardrobe man’ than another would appear in his place. Inexplicably, the men somehow found their way into residents’ wardrobes regardless of how well doors and windows had been secured.” –Read the rest at scarfolk.blogspot.com/
“Children and Hallucinogens: The Future of Discipline was published by Penguin Books in 1971. The book assessed the amount of lysergic acid diethylamide that can be safely ingested by a child without him shape-shifting into furniture, reducing his mental capacity to that of a forgetful trout, or transforming into an identical replica of himself, which could cost the state thousands of pounds in new passports and other personal documentation.”–Read the rest at scarfolk.blogspot.com/
“This public information poster was ubiquitous during the mid-1970s when there was a spate of cases involving adults being abducted from leisure centres, building sites and nudist beaches.
The police launched a public manhunt hoping that the perpetrator would be swiftly apprehended, but the crimes went unsolved for nearly two years. Terrified grownups would only go outside in groups of four or five and many pubs refused to open.” –Read the rest at scarfolk.blogspot.com/