reply to post by UnusualMe
This describes almost exactly what happened to me, as I briefly mentioned in an earlier post in this thread.
It happened on a summer mid-afternoon in 1999 or 2000. I was waiting, somewhat impatiently, for a re-run of a TV documentary which was scheduled to
start about 25 minutes later.
I turned on the TV, checked the hour, checked whether there was any change in programming - no, there wasn't (checked it against the printed
programming in the TV guides, too) - and turned it off again to do some work at the PC.
As I sat down to work, I checked the hour on my PC and on another clock in the living room. (Both were always on time.) I opened a document file...
and closed it again, almost immediately (certainly before writing a single word) - I decided I was in no mood for work, after all.
So I got up, sat on the sofa and turned on the TV again - just in case... But of course the documentary I was waiting for was still some 20 minutes
away, according to both the schedules and my clocks. And obviously there had been no sudden change in the programming; the channel where the
documentary was coming up was still showing a different programme, exactly according to the schedule. I turned the TV off.
(Yes, I have this mania of never leaving the TV on if I am not watching - sue me. ; )
So I got up again and went to the kitchen, to have a drink - but not before checking the hour on my monitor screen and on the other clock. (Needlessly
- about a minute, at most, had passed - but automatically.)
I crossed the two or three metres that separate my sofa from the kitchen. I opened the fridge, took out a drink, closed the fridge door and went back
to the sofa. Still bored, I switched the TV on again... and there was my documentary, apparently WELL under way!
At first, I was incensed (at the TV station, for its highly irregular programming - or so I thought). I took the TV guide again, checked the schedule,
checked the clocks... and discovered that, somehow - I have no idea how or when - 20 minutes
had passed since I last
checked the hour.
I was under no influence of drugs (don't use them), alcohol (I rarely keep even a drop of booze in my home, and that wasn't one of those rare
occasions), or any type of medications. As far as I can remember, I had slept normally the night before.
The weather, BTW, wasn't unusual in any way - not that I can remember.
(I mention this because I have the suspicion that an electrically charged atmosphere is much more conducive to time/space anomalies.)
What happened there?
Or rather... HOW did it happen?
I have no idea.
[edit on 5-12-2007 by Vanitas]