Bondi beach residents woke up to a shocking sight on the famous sands yesterday morning.
Early risers who ventured down to the beach on Friday were greeted by an extremely unique view, as a gigantic rift from the Upside Down had appeared on the sand overnight.
Tentacle-like vines were seen protruding from the glowing red center of the rift and passersbys stopped their morning activities to take in the strange scene, a spectacle the likes of which has never been seen before.
Bondi resident Tom, 31, told Daily Mail Australia: ‘I thought something huge had washed up on the beach but as I got closer realized this isn’t something from the sea. It looks incredible. ‘
Local Molly, 23, commented: ‘Wow, I’ve never seen anything like this here before. It’s amazing. ‘
The otherworldly structure saw Bondi Rescue’s famous lifeguards set up a safe perimeter around the scene as they closely inspected the rift.
The Upside Down: Bondi residents woke up to an amazing sight on the sands on Friday morning
Bruce ‘Hoppo’, Anthony Harries, Jethro James, Mario Marfella and Lukas Street were seen ensuring the public kept their distance, as media teams descended on the area to capture the spectacle that everyone was talking about.
As film crews caught the events on camera, local celebrities were also spotted checking out the rift.
Bondi IT couple and former Bachelor contestants Jimmy Nicholson and Holly Kingston were seen milling around near the perimeter and surfer and musician Alex Hayes was also spotted in the area.
Tentacle-like vines were seen protruding from the glowing red center of the rift and passersbys stopped their morning activities to take in the strange scene
Keep clear: People in hazmat suits were seen near the rift
Photographer Eugene Tan, who is the man behind the popular Aquabumps brand, captured the rift through his own lens, creating an incredible sunrise image of the scene which was later shared online.
Daily Mail Australia sent a film crew down to capture the scenes, such was the mystery and intrigue, and the footage was streamed on sight throughout the morning.
As the rift attracted a larger and larger crowd, with speculation rife as to what the structure really was, it was revealed that the Upside Down rift signaled that Stranger Things 4 has arrived in Australia.
Spooky: The mysterious Upside Down appeared overnight on Bondi beach
Help on hand: The otherworldly structure saw Bondi Rescue’s famous lifeguards set up a safe perimeter around the scene as they closely inspected the rift
For the uninitiated, and if you’re not across where have you been, Stranger Things is the hugely popular sci fi TV show that is returning to Netflix for season 4.
Starring the likes of rising stars Millie Bobbie Brown, Finn Wolfhard and Gaten Matarazzo alongside Winona Ryder and David Harbor, the hugely popular supernatural series, which since its release in 2016, has garnered over 65 award wins and 175 award nominations, including those from the Emmys, Golden Globes, Grammys, SAG and BAFTA to name just a few, is set in a midwestern town of Hawkins, Indiana in the 80s.
Stranger Things 4, Volume 1 Now Streaming, only on Netflix, Volume 2 is released July 1.