For more than 50 years, something curious awaited people adventurous enough to visit the Mojave National Preserve in San Bernardino County, California: a solitary phone booth positioned in the middle of the desert. It worked, too—and although the Mojave phone booth, as it was called, went largely unnoticed for most of its lifetime, the last few years of its existence brought with them a notoriety the likes of which most telecommunications devices can only dream. (Insofar as machines are capable of dreaming, that is.)
In the northeastern German state of North Rhine-Westphalia, there’s a city known as Bielefeld. Or at least, there’s supposed to be a city there called Bielefeld. According to the Bielefeld Conspiracy, Bielefeld isn’t what it appears to be.