Originally posted by harvest00
I had something like this happen to me, although the change was incredibly bizarre.
A couple of years ago, I swear to you, William Daniels (the voice of KITT on Knight Rider) passed away of a heart attack. I remember it vividly. I
read about it from multiple news sources (ain't it cool news, google news, AP). I remember seeing it on his IMDB profile as well, and thinking what a
shame it was.
I went on believing he was dead for a couple of years... but then at some point, apparently, he came back to life—with no indication that he'd ever
died! I actually searched several news archives for the stories, because I was so SURE he'd died. Anyway, it blew my mind... and I still don't
I realize I probably sound like a crackpot babbling about William Daniels, of all people, but if ever I experienced a timeline shift, it was then!
I've had that happen: I was certain that I'd read an obit on children's author Maurice
several years ago, until I read an interview with him just last year. Oh, well, guess I was mistaken (but that name kinda stands out,
However, there's one case where I'm certain
that an individual died one more time than is generally considered the norm.
One day I read an obituary for a voice actor who'd been the voice of Tony the Tiger. His name was a bit odd, but quite memorable:
This was around early-2001, while I was taking a computer repair course at an occupational center. The TA of the class, a guy named Mark, was quite a
media junkie, very much into Sci-Fi/Fantasy & comic books, etc. and had a very droll sense of humor, like me.
I walk into class, and go over to Mark, and I say, as sincerely as I can: "Oh man, dude, I know you're gonna be sad to hear this, but... Thurl
He looks at me for about 10 seconds with an almost totally straight face, except for that tiny bit of a smile that lets me know that he knows that I
know that he doesn't know who the hell I'm talking about.
Then he very calmly asks, "Who's Thurl Ravenscroft?"
I almost burst out laughing, but I manage to reply, "He was the voice of Tony the Tiger!"
Then we both start laughing, not about the man having died, but because that was some pretty good deadpan comedy we'd just performed (Maybe 'cause
we both managed to pronounce such a challenging name!).
But then, a few years later, in May 2005, I read Thurl Ravenscroft's obit... again!
(You can not
confuse a name as distinctive as that!)
Gave me a sharp headache over my left eye when I read it, and had to go lie down.
I'd say that was a pretty good candidate for a "timeline shift".
[edit on 9/4/2009 by cljohnston108]