posted on Dec, 13 2007 @ 12:03 PM
Re: ' .... the famous "time slip" of Annie Moberly and Eleanor Jourdain on August 10, 1901, at Versailles.'
Somewhere .. (can't remember -- maybe Colin Wilson) .. I read about an English family who experienced something very similar to Moberly and
Jourdain, also at Versailles, in the 50's, possibly, or even more recently. Family consisted of father, mother and (I think) their small son. From
memory, they reported their experience shortly after it occurred. At the time, they were unaware of that their experience echoed that of Moberly and
Jourdain. If I recall correctly, the mother was particularly distressed by the experience.
And is anyone familiar with the story, allegedly true and dating back to the 1950's or thereabouts, involving two English couples who stayed the
night at an old-fashioned hostelry in rural France, only to discover later that the place no longer existed .. although it had, some centuries before
? It's claimed they drove down a lane which wasn't on their map, and became lost. Relieved to discover a farmhouse as night closed, they were
delighted to be able to gain lodgings there. Next morning, after a substantial farm breakfast, they set off on their way again and in daylight soon
managed to find the main-road that had eluded them the day before.
Can't remember exactly how the story went, but from memory, they were so impressed by the farm-house that upon their return to England, they
recommended it to friends. The friends however were unable to find the place, despite having been provided clear instructions by the original two
At a later stage, the original two couples again travelled to France and decided to spend the night at the charming little farm-house which had so
impressed them on their previous trip. Try as they might however, they were unable to find it. Upon enquiry, they were advised by locals that
although the farm-house had existed and catered to travellers many decades before, it hadn't been in operation in living memory.
The two couples were adamant that they'd stayed there. They recalled oddities they'd observed, such as soap which had been attached to the wall via
a rope (to prevent theft, soap having once been a costly, luxury item) and the ridiculously small price they'd been asked for food and board .. just
a few francs. Upon reflection, the two couples realised that their farmer hosts had been dressed in quaint, old-fashioned attire, but at the time,
the couples had believed their hosts' clothing and the general old-fahioned accoutrements had been in order to appeal to the tourist trade.
The locals swore the farmhouse and its occupants had not existed for over a century, although they implied the two English couples were not the first
people to claim they'd seen a place which no longer existed. The story suggests the English couples had experienced a time-slip.
I've read the story is true, but also have a niggling suspicion others have debunked it.
As far as flattened landscapes are concerned, it does tease the memory, but at the moment the only similar account I've read recently was posted on
the Fortean site some time back and concerned flattened people .. who were described as tall, black and menacing ... and seeming almost like stick men
in profile. From memory, someone posted an experience where they encountered the stick-men creatures as they walked down a road in daylight. The
poster asked if anyone had any information on the creatures and as I recall, one or two people said they'd seen them -- fleetingly -- and had
suffered extreme fear and afterwards depression.