reply to post by leapoffaith
I know it's a coincidence (whatever THAT means!), but I just couldn't resist it...
And you are very kind!
As I said, maybe now I'll post more often. :-)
I don't know how exactly - or IF at all - weather conditions can influence people to the point of inducing a shift of perception, but it certainly
sounds plausible. After all, certain places seem to have "hosted" more than one such incident - which means that it couldn't have been all the
product (however real) of the mind of one single person. Which in its turn leads to the conclusion that there is something about the place itself that
can lead to such shifts in perception. But if it were a constant
influence, then most people - or, ideally, ALL - would feel it most of the
time. So it has to be something that occurs periodically
... like certain weather conditions, among other possible factors.
All the accounts of the Versailles "time slip" point out that the weather was unusually "heavy" that day, and that there were electric storms all
across Europe. Miss Moberly does say that, at the time of their actual walk in the park, it wasn't so sticky anymore and that there was a lovely
breeze, so they weren't tired anymore. But the atmosphere was still charged - the breeze only "masked" it.
And, after all, isn't everything in the cosmos patterns of energy - creating, and influenced by, electricity, among other factors?
In that light, it would make sense why certain places - like the British isles or Japan, both islands surrounded by great expanses of water (which, of
course, is the best natural conductor of electricity) - seem to lead to comparatively more experiences of the kind.
(I remember someone saying to me: "Or maybe because they simply believe in them more than other nations?"
I don't know whether that statement is even true, but the TRULY logical reply would be: "Yes, but WHY do they believe in them 'more than others'
in the first place...?" :-)
But it's just a thought, of course.
Anyway, having as many factors as possible counted in certainly doesn't hurt.
[edit on 23-5-2008 by Vanitas]