i just remembered this. its been years and i was thinking about the "matrix" and this popped up.
I was headed home one night on eastbound Hwy 80 from mesquite to forney. there are 3 possible exits in town. I decided to take the third and get a
drink at the Dairy Queen so i passed the first up.
I drove past....
I came to the first one....again. I thought, "hmm. thats weird". and went to take the third again.
I drove past.
I came to the first one....AGAIN! this time i thought, "ok, this isnt right".
I drove past...
I CAME TO THE FIRST EXIT AGAIN!!! that time i took it as a warning and exited. It wasnt that late (10p) and i wasnt in the least bit tired.
That stretch (and the parallel hwy 30 about 15miles north) has had some bizarre experiences. Friends and i have commented to each other over the
years. Lost time (you get on 1 mile bridge (over Lake Ray Hubbard)on 30 and you find yourself on the second bridge in a split second).
Hwy 80 (near where i lived) there is a couple of small bridges i fished under when i was a kid. The road was good (texas roads are better than alot
of the other states i've been on), nothing but straight going. Over a 3 month span, diesels where wrecking out just at or on the little bridges
(jackknifes). No real reason just felt "weird" there for a little while. then it stopped.
the other thing that happened was when i was about 18, it was Friday,summer, about 5:30p and i was going home from work and then to visit an old
friend out in the country. This day there was traffic in Mesquite on 80 east bound. Unusual but no big deal...it happens!
A lady of about 45-55 years, rather "stout" build, tall, in a rather "frumpy" dress carrying a briefcase was walking on the shoulder. She had a
slight limp (this is important!). I knew my dad was fairly close behind me but i knew i had to help this lady. Its my nature. I asked if she needed
a ride because it was fairly warm. She agreed and got into my truck. We chatted about strange things (end times, ect.). I asked her if she wanted
me to leave her at a truck stop in my (then) town of forney, i told her that she could get a shower there and maybe catch a ride with a trucker.
SHE EMPHATICLY SAID "NO!, I DO NOT WANT TO STOP IN FORNEY!". i said ok and we drove through. I asked her about maybe outside of terrell at a truck
stop there. She said, "no, i'll let you know where". Ok i said and we continued our weird conversation about the state of society (20 something
years ago) and the govt..
Just outside of forney in a "no mans land" that was unincorporated, she made me pull over. There were no houses but for a couple of old shacks
that belonged to some fairly unfriendly folk. I told her, "hey, this is no place to be. Let me take you at least into Terrell proper so you can get
a room or something." She said, "no, this where i need to get out. " I pulled the truck over under the overpass. and she got out. I offered her
some money to help but she wouldnt take it. said she didnt need it. I tried again to get her to go with me further but nicely (but firmly) told me
to go and thanked me. so i did.
I went about 100 yards and looked back and she was gone! I thought she may have fell into the ditch (her bad ankle). I looped back as soon as i
could to check on her and she was gone.
1. she couldnt have been picked up because i would have seen it.
2. she was too large and had a bad ankle to have ran up the embankment to the overpass.
It kinda shook me up a bit. Never knew what the hell happened.
I can make up some strange crap but this's beyond me!
edit: forgot to mention the lake on 30. maybe important.
[edit on 4-8-2009 by felonius]