Visit Scarfolk, Eat Your Kids

April 3, 2013 | Julia Dawidowicz

Have you been to the town of Scarfolk in North West England? Probably not, since it doesn’t “exist” — at least not in any tangible sense, and certainly not in the year 2013.

Scarfolk” is more than a conceptual blogspot project: It’s an intricate fictional reality where the townsfolk are perpetually stuck in the 1970’s, and where “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.” Scarfolk has its own literature, government propaganda, paranoid mythology, healthcare system, and even a local Prog Rock band, “Beige.” Be warned: once you begin exploring all the deliciously bizarre nooks and crannies of Scarfolk, you may never be able to leave.