a reply to: lance_covel
*Massively speculative twaddle follows*
It seems, from what you describe, as if there was a semi-stable eddy in space time, localised to a single area on the planet. When you finally
interacted with it, the eddy became unstable, and collapsed, closing this window on the past, probably forever.
Of course, that would make very little sense in terms of why a space time eddy would appear on the same place on the planet, given that although the
rotation of Earth, its orbit around the Sun, and so on, are regular as clockwork, because of the movement of the Solar System through the galaxy, and
its movement through wider space, the planet Earth does not occupy the same location in space one day to the next. It is always in motion, and so the
idea of an eddy in space time forming around this one location, on a body which is constantly in motion, and has moved a great distance, seems a
little strange to me!
Check this out. Lets say that the road you saw, was exactly as it was, in the year 1900. It has been 114 years since then. There are 999,303 hours in
114 years, and the solar system moves in its orbit around the galaxy, at a staggering 800,000 kilometres per hour. So, that means that since the
period in question, this planet has moved a whopping 799,442,400,000 kilometres! The area of space time we occupied back in the day, is WAAAAAY way
back on the route around the galaxy that this solar system is on.
That said, I guess it is possible that the eddy could have formed around the planet by some means, locking down onto it somehow. I mean, who really
understands this stuff? Anyway, its a grand thing to contemplate, and I have to thank you for that OP!
edit on 28-8-2014 by TrueBrit because:
Corrected grammatical error.