Before I start replying to some of the individual posts, (which may take some, ehm, time )
I'd just like to give a big
to all who have posted their experiences and thoughts so far - and to all those who may still do so.
You may be (or maybe not) interested in knowing that I have opened a (non-commercial
) blog dedicated exclusively to "time slips".
Because it's a subject that fascinates me - and with good reason...
Also, I don't think there is enough (web) space dedicated exclusively to FIRST-HAND accounts of this specific type of experience:
i.e. to (more or less) sudden and/or brief 'distortions' in the perception of time / space - preferably without the intervention of any
PERCEIVABLE external forces (unless they are 'forces' - e.g. geomagnetism - from the environment itself).
(Many of you have given 'perfect' examples of this type of experience - some of them almost shockingly reminiscent of my own, but more on that later
-; another example - a very famous one - would be the 1901 Versailles incident that has been discussed on this website before.)
The blog is not visible to the wider public yet, because I am still collecting experiences (AND because I am involved in managing a small
constellation of loosely related blogs set up by a small group of interesting individuals ; ), but I do hope it can go public soon.
So, if you feel inclined to do so, please send in your account - just copy and paste it - to the email address listed at the bottom of this post.
Your "testimony" can be either totally anonymous or "all-inclusive".
If you'd rather remain anonymous, I would just ask you to include a name or initials, the date (at least approximate) AND the place
experience happened (this is rather important).
If you feel comfortable with it, it would also be good to know your sex/gender and age - not to mention any other supplementary data (education,
But these are totally optional.
I will be including more precise "instructions" on the blog itself, but the info above covers all the basics.
IMPORTANT: I am not selling anything, so there is no need to worry: this is not a bait to get you to buy anything - or, God forbid, to harvest your
email address for spamming purposes!
Still, if I am (unwittingly) breaking any rules here, or offending anyone by this proposal, I apologise. Feel free to remove this post.
And finally, here is the email address:
it's a joke... A rather transparent inside joke: there are several 'ladies' in our little blogging 'corporation', and I am the
one who is always on
time - but also musing and pondering about, regarding, concerning
time, ALL THE TIME... ; )
EDIT: After reading the accounts so far, I went back and picked as bright a colour as I could find to highlight the word THANK YOU. : )
[edit on 5-12-2007 by Vanitas]