I just sat down to write a post, wrote it, scheduled it, and was feeling very proud of myself when I realised it was a post I was scheduling for next week, not today… 🤦♀️
So, here’s today’s post.
A while ago now, my mum told me a story about how she’d been walking with a friend in Torquay, discovered a quaint little park, and decided to go inside and sit while they chatted. I believe – and I’m trying to remember this from a conversation we had several years ago – that they were passed by two women who were wearing slightly old-fashioned clothing. When they left, they realised that over three hours had passed and the weather outside the park was markedly different to inside.
A time slip is where suddenly you are no longer in the time or era you think you are – essentially, you have slipped into the past or possibly the future. Some accounts are of different decades, others of only an hour or so – such as seeing the same man pass you twice within a minute.
I came across this phenomenon while researching something else – Bold Street in Liverpool seemed to dominate my searches and as I delved deeper, it wasn’t just one story in multiple places but several different ones. In one case, a man walked out of a shop into the street as it would have been in the 1950s complete with cars and fashions of the time. In another, a shop lifter evaded a security guard by running directly into 1967 – and corroborated by the guard chasing him who said the thief disappeared in a dead end alley!
Other stories I’ve come across can possibly be explained away, but many cannot, and from an author’s point of view, it’s incredibly intriguing. I wonder if when people see ghosts, it’s simply other people slipping into our time – I mean, those people in 1960s Liverpool might have seen a curious-looking man in strange clothes looking very confused, mightn’t they?
I’ll leave you with this link for a blog which was being updated until 2021, but seems to have ground to a halt. Even so, the stories within it are fascinating, and might induced some inspiration of your own.