According to The Argus a concerned local reported the mysterious sighting to the council through the Fix My Street website, which is used to register concerns.
The person, who remained anonymous, wrote: ‘I was recently walking my affenpinscher (a toy breed of dog) around the Hanover area of Brighton when I noticed that a wormhole or vortex has opened up on Montreal Road.
‘On closer inspection it seems to be some kind of portal to other times, places and dimensions.
‘I would have investigated further but I was concerned my little dog would be sucked into it.
‘Is this meant to be there? At first I believed it might be part of the Brighton Festival but I believe it could be a hazard to the general public. I look forward to your response.’
And if possibility of a spooky wormhole wasn’t enough, the poster then said he had returned to the site earlier this month and had spotted a serpent escaping from the opening.
‘I went past the other day and it seems to have got worse – it is now emitting an unsettling yellow light and a large snake appears to be emerging from the wall,’ they added.
When The Argus contacted Brighton and Hove City Council they said they would not be following up the claim.