|A 1930s photo...is that a cell phone in her hand?|
And who is she talking to?
This will be a bit of a departure from our usual fare of guest posting. Our staff has discovered there is immense interest in "time slips." Our one post on time slips has garnered just over 50K in reader hits. That is amazing. It has been averaging 700 hits a day since February 3. We are not sure what caused such a sudden spike. But, even prior to this sudden spike, we were averaging over 125 hits a day. It is just astounding So, what to do? Myself, along with Charlotte Hensley and several other staff members got together and decided to make another post on this subject. We have decided that the former owner of this blog (David Weldy) hit on a subject he had no idea would be so popular. So, we have looked and searched for more stories on this subject that you will find below. Even with this post, we will be adding more posts from individuals who have experienced a "time slip" or has knowledge of someone who did. Finding new stories on the internet has been difficult, if not impossible. So, we have gone offline in our search. We have peered through books at various libraries. We will continue on this subject that has such interest. Guest posting will continue. So, do not fear about that ending.
Before we get started, let's define what a "time slip" is. Briefly, time slips occur when time (now) interlocks with a previous time (then). It can only be experienced by the person in the current time (now). This event is usually unnoticed by people in the earlier time (then). However, if you will notice in the stories in the previous time slips, this is not always true. In fact, from research, we have found that both past and present intermingle quite frequently. Be that as it may, we will post what stories we can find and what we deem plausible. We hope you enjoy! Also, we don't do this often, but it would help this site greatly if you would visit our advertisers on the right. Thank you!
Nancy Danley, Staff Editor, David's Musings
Scratching out a living in west Texas can be hard, it can be a harsh way to live. But, many do so without much consideration of living elsewhere. One such person was Leonard Morely. Lenny had lived on this ranch for his entire life, having inherited it from his father. On a particularly hot day in August of 1959, Leonard sat on the front porch with his wife waiting for the kitchen to cool down before they ate dinner. "I had just asked my wife what she had cooked for dinner when I heard a deep, low growl from the west side of the house. I was thinking it was Rodeo, our English Bulldog," Said Leonard. "My wife pointed to Rodeo laying under the big oak tree for relief from the heat. Besides, this growl was deeper and much more powerful sounding than Rodeo," Leonard stated. As Leonard got up to see what was on the side of his house, his dog saw something and immediately ran toward it barking as if he had seen the devil himself. "I got down the steps just in time to see the most amazing sight of my entire life. I saw some kind of small dinosaur-looking critter. It was growling, hissing and slashing at Rodeo. I estimate it was about 4 feet tall. I screamed at it and it started to turn and run, but not before it took one final slash at Rodeo," Leonard said. Leonard said that the creature caught his dog with a huge middle claw on his right foot, catching Rodeo around his jaw. Then the creature vanished before his eyes, Leonard said. "I took Rodeo to the vet, but the poor soul bled to death before I got him there. I told Sheriff's deputies what I saw, they then laughed at me and told me to stop drinking that moonshine. No one believed me, except for one guy from Oklahoma University." The professor from Oklahoma University sent Leonard several drawings of small dinosaurs. After going through dozens of drawings, Leonard picked out the Velociraptor from the drawings presented to him.
In 1974 Savannah, Georgia, Donald Andersen had begun to take the long, winding, dirt road to his home on a cold November night. He had gotten off work late from the post office where he worked. The Christmas rush had gotten an early start for the post office in Savannah. Donald was about half-way through his trip when he saw a man, about a quarter of a mile from him, waving frantically at him. Thankfully, it was a half-moon and Donald was able to see him in time with the headlights from his car on full beam. "I stopped about ten feet from him. I was a bit wary of someone out in the middle of this dirt road with no car in sight," Said Donald. "Do you not know there is a total blackout in effect? Do you work for the Nazis, you fool?" said the hysterically waving man. Donald was now beside himself with pure astonishment. Donald quizzed him about his name, where he was from and what was he doing out on a dirt road, late at night. "My name is Arthur Thomas, for your information. I am Civil Defense Director for the Southern Coast of this country. We are at war with Nazi Germany, dear sir. You were driving after the curfew for this area with your headlights on. Just last week, a Nazi submarine was spotted 30 miles off the coast here," said the man. Donald decided the man was insane. He was thinking it was still WWII. "I had made up my mind to take this man back into town to get medical treatment. He was even wearing an old navy blue pinstripe suit from back in the day. I had seen pictures of my father wearing suits just like that during the early 40s," said Donald. Donald Andersen noticed the man was wearing an armband that even had "Civil Defense Corps" emblazoned prominently on his left arm. "I told him not to worry about the damn Nazis, they are all most likely dead by now or in an old folks home with it being almost 30 years since the end of the war," Donald stated. Donald Andersen said there was a look of utter confusion on the man's face. The man looked at Donald and asked, "What....what are you talking about? The war for the U.S. started just last December. I don't...." and with that, the man disappeared as suddenly as he had appeared in the dark, cold November night.
Rose Oden enjoyed her evening walks around her neighborhood in Tulsa, Oklahoma. It was 1985 and it was still considered safe to do such things for a woman in her early 30s. Rose had just taken a high-pressure managerial job with a large accounting firm in town. So, to relieve some of the stress, she would take a walk from her home with her German Shepard, Blackie. On a Friday evening, prior to dinner, Rose and Blackie set out for their evening walk. As they turned down toward a wooded area of town, still in her neighborhood, Blackie started growling and whining. "I thought he was hurt or had fallen ill. He seemed to be very agitated and nervous," said Rose Oden. "I continued my walk with Blackie when a bright flash, that momentarily blinded me, occurred directly in front of us. I was the one who was now agitated and nervous. In front of me, out of the thin air, was a woman in a plain blue cotton dress with ruffled sleeves. She seemed genuinely as frightened as I was," Said Rose. The woman seemed to be too frightened to even speak, as she continued to look around in obvious confusion. "Where am I? What happened to my family? Please tell me!", said the woman in the blue cotton dress. Rose assured her she was in no danger, that she was as confused as the woman was. "I was preparing dinner for my husband and children and now I find myself here. Where am I?" asked the woman. "I told her I had no idea how she got here or what had happened to her family. As we were talking and trying to figure out what had happened, a huge TWA 747 jet airliner flew over us from the airport, probably headed to Dallas," said Rose. The woman screamed in fear, asking what is that? Rose stated, "I told her it was nothing to be afraid of as it was a jet airliner most likely headed to Dallas, Texas. "What year is it?" the woman asked. Rose told her it was 1985 and she was in Tulsa, Oklahoma. I asked her where she came from. "I am from Camden, New Jersey in the year of our Lord, 1934," said the very distraught and, by now, hysterical woman. "I didn't know what to say to this poor soul. She had been plucked out of some kind of time warp and placed into a different time and area. I was about to tell her perhaps we should go into town to seek assistance when she blinked out in another bright flash of light, again, momentarily blinding me. Where she went from that point on, I have no idea. I do hope it was back to her family in 1934 Camden, New Jersey," said Rose.
Claire and Heidi Barlow (identical twins) of Hannibal, Missouri were having a great time swimming at a deep, cool creek in the summer of 1951. They both enjoyed each others company. The summer ahead was going to one of fun and adventure as they headed toward the 9th grade in the fall. Both girls were enjoying diving off the pier that someone had built years ago. Claire had said she had seen something shiny behind her when she jumped off the pier just a few minutes prior. Heidi reportedly said, "Maybe you been in the sun a bit too much, Claire. Let's both cool off at the big shade tree." As Heidi said that, the large flash had come back and enveloped Claire. "I started screaming my sister's name and crying my heart out. Claire had completely disappeared before my very eyes. I took off running to the house to tell everyone that Claire was gone," Said Heidi. "My dad came running to the creek with his shotgun. I was trying to tell him that something had surrounded Claire and she just vanished. But, he was too busy screaming for Claire to listen to me," Heidi said. The father was about to turn and go get the sheriff when, before both the father and Heidi, Claire reappeared with the large flash. "I ran to Claire hugging her, asking what had happened to her. But, she was almost motionless as if in shock," Said Heidi. After a couple of hours, Claire told both Heidi and their father that she believed she had been in some place in England. She described the people as smelling horrible, it was dirty and she got the distinct impression that it was in the Middle Ages judging by what she learned in world history class. She saw 3 men with wooden wheelbarrows filled with dead people. Claire estimated she was there for approximately 15 minutes. During that time she got many curious looks (being that she was in her bathing suit) and one woman asked where she was from. Claire said she was too frightened to even answer the woman. No one approached her as she stood with people passing all around her. Claire never got a chance to share her experience with classmates that fall when school started back. Claire Barlow fell ill shortly after this experience and died with the Bubonic Plague two weeks later.
Harvey Millstone of Carlisle, Iowa needed a tractor. He was a farmer and like all farmers, if you don't have a working tractor, then you will be on the street soon as the bank comes to foreclose on your farm. In 1997, things were tough for farmers, just as they were every year. But, money was really tight at the Millstone household. Harvey dipped into his emergency funds to buy a good used tractor for tilling soil that year. He had made contact with all his friends and family about anyone possibly selling a tractor. No one had given him any hope of finding one. One morning, Harvey had to take his son to the doctor in Clive. On the way there, Harvey noticed a tractor out in the front yard of this really nice looking house advertising the tractor was for sale. "I told my son that the doctor was going to have to check him out real quick because I wanted to get back to check out that tractor," Harvey said. As luck would have it, the doctor was able to get his son in and out of the office in less than 30 minutes. So both father and son headed back to that house with the tractor for sale. They got to the little single lane bridge just before you get to that house when they noticed something peculiar. "The house wasn't even there. No house, no tractor, no foundation, no nothing left behind as if it had been moved or anything to tell you a house was ever there," Said Harvey. "I had been wanting a tractor pretty bad. But, not bad enough to imagine seeing one for sale. Hell, my son saw it too. So, it was not our imagination," Harvey said. Harvey said he stopped at a gas station about two miles down from where he thought he had seen the house and tractor for sale. He was told by the gas station owner there had not been a house on that land for about 20 years or so. Harvey was politely told the heat might be getting to him. "We decided to keep our mouths shut about what we had seen once we got home. But, both my son and I know what we saw that day. And I'll go to my grave saying that damn house, with the tractor for sale, was there that morning," said Harvey.
Of course, time slips are unsubstantiated by science. Perhaps time interlocks in some way so that people from the past momentarily appear at the present time. Albert Einstein and Stephen Hawking have both said time travel is theoretically possible. But, unfortunately, or perhaps, even more so, fortunately, we don't have the science to achieve such an endeavor. Tampering with the past, if even possible, would unleash unknown havoc on the world. Most people if told they could travel back in time said they would kill Adolf Hitler if possible. As noteworthy and momentous as that would be, we don't know what forces would be unleashed with the premature death of Hitler. Perhaps there would be no consequences at all. But, do you really want to chance that? Regardless, time slips is an interesting theory that many believe has happened over the years. We gathered the information on these stories through various resources, including people who gave first-hand information of time slips happening to them. We got more stories than we bargained for when we started our research. Not all of them passed the "smell test." You might argue the five stories above don't pass that test either. But, we had to select five and these are the five we found both plausible and fascinating. We intend to add more in the future.
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