Time Travelers: Journeys into the Past and Future

Image Source/Stockbyte/Getty Images

Time machines might only be available in the movies, yet many people have experienced unexplained events that seem to be temporary but very real slips into the past and the future

Where and to what date would you go if you could travel through time? It’s a question people have long enjoyed contemplating — the possibilities are so fraught with wonder and excitement. Would you watch the pyramids of Egypt being build?

Join the spectacle of a gladiatorial battle at the Roman Coliseum? Catch a glimpse of real dinosaurs? Or would you prefer to see what the future holds for humankind?

Such fantasies have fueled the success of such stories as H.G. Welles’ The Time Machine, the Back to the Future movies, favorite episodes of “Star Trek” and countless science fiction novels.

And although some scientists think that it might be at least theoretically possible to travel through time, no one (as far as we know) has devised a sure-fire way to make it happen. But that’s not to say that people haven’t reported traveling through time. There are many fascinating anecdotes from those who say they seem to have quite unexpectedly visited — if only briefly — another time and, sometimes, another place. These events, often called time slippages, seem to occur randomly and spontaneously. Those who experience these events are often bewildered and confused by what they see and hear, and afterward are at a complete loss to explain them.

Here are some interesting cases that will keep you wondering:

FLIGHT INTO THE FUTURE

In 1935, Air Marshal Sir Victor Goddard of the British Royal Air Force had a harrowing experience in his Hawker Hart biplane. Goddard was a Wing Commander at the time and while on a flight from Edinburgh, Scotland to his home base in Andover, England, he decided to fly over an abandoned airfield at Drem, not far from Edinburgh.

Read More

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Advertisements
%d bloggers like this: