Lost in the Woods – The Connection Between Sycamores and Portals: Part 2

Glastonbury Grove, Twin Peaks.

2440 Sycamore Street, Buckhorn.

Sycamore Street, Ranco Rosa, Las Vegas.

Three places. One of them, of course, long known to all Twin Peaks fans: Glastonbury Grove and its 12 Sycamore trees in the Ghostwood forest outside of town. The other two are new ones seen in Twin Peaks: The Return.

What’s interesting is that all three of these geographically different places have portals close by, and all three also have connections to Sycamores (as in the trees themselves or by the names of street addresses).

In my post The Connection Between Sycamores and the Portals – A New York Theory, I presented that there might be a possible connection between the glass box portal in New York and Sycamores as well. I’d found a small park with the name 24 Sycamores Park on Manhattan, New York. I now had a list of four.

And after part 14, I’m adding two more places to my list:


This tree is a sycamore. I have no doubt about that.

Bobby Briggs in the woods by Jack Rabbits Palace

And this is the portal near Jack Rabbit’s Palace.

A vortex at Jack Rabbits Palace

Connection: confirmed.


Now, here’s a place we didn’t get to see. We only learn about it through Freddie Sykes. Freddie is the young guy with the green glove who calls James “Jimmy” and works with him doing security for The Great Northern.

Freddie is from London. East End, to be specific. In part 14, Freddie tells “Jimmy” about the strange events that lead to him moving to Twin Peaks. After a night at a pub, Freddie takes a shortcut through an alleyway on his way home. After jumping around on some boxes and thinking about what to do with his life, he tells James that he experienced something weird: “All of a sudden I was sucked up into the vortex of this massive tunnel in the air!”

The rest of Freddie’s story is about a fireman, a flight ticket and all kinds of strange events. As viewers, we know more about things than Freddie seems to do. We especially know more about who the Fireman is, and we certainly can recognize what the “massive tunnel in the air” most likely is: A portal.

So if there’s a portal in London, what’s its connection to Sycamores? Is there any at all?

We don’t get to see this portal to identify any surrounding trees as in the case of Jack Rabbit’s Palace. We don’t hear someone mention an address or get a shot of a street sign with the name Sycamore in it, as in the cases of Las Vegas and Buckhorn. And it’s definitely nothing as deeply rooted in the Twin Peaks lore as are the 12 Sycamore trees in the circle by Glastonbury Grove.

But as in the case of Manhattan, New York, a scan through a map of London’s East End reveals something that really makes me question:

Is this just a coincidence? What’s the likelihood of two coincidences like this (the other one being the case of 24 Sycamores Park on Manhattan)? Here’s what makes me think it’s probably not just coincidence:

Sycamore Street in East End, Freddie’s London neighborhood.

Sycamore Street in London

To me, this Sycamore Street looks like it’s an alleyway, just like the place Freddie describes in his London vortex story.

google map street view of London and Sycamore Street

Even when we’re not presented with explicit signs, character quotes or visual sign of Sycamore trees, there are connections to be made to them for every portal. So after part 14, my list now contains six places. 

Glastonbury Grove, Twin Peaks.

2440 Sycamore Street, Buckhorn.

Sycamore Street, Ranco Rosa, Las Vegas.

Manhattan, New York.

Jack Rabbit’s Palace, Twin Peaks.

Sycamore Street, East End, London.

Here’s my updated image overviewing each geographical place I’ve mentioned so far:

Sycamores and the Portals collage
created by Gisela


Written by Gisela Fleischer


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