posted on Jan, 6 2010 @ 11:03 AM
Ok, here is the main experience that I have had with clearly and vividly remembering the past differently. I mentioned this in one of my earlier
posts in this thread, but I had to dig out these newspapers and take pictures. Sorry "imeddieone4202003" for not answering your U2U message, but
since they changed things around here, I can't send or respond to any U2U messages, nor can I start any more threads (I have 4 already started, but
one of them has disappeared???) until I get a 20 post count, and I am just under that number. Anyway, here goes:
Back on November 8, 2000 - the day after the 2000 Presidential election, there were 2 local (my hometown) newspapers printed on that day. Normally,
of course, they only print one newspaper each day. I vividly remember stopping on my way to work and buying a newspaper and it clearly stated that
Bush (SEE pic #1) had won the election. I went to work as usual, naturally thinking Bush had won the election - right?
Well, at break time, we all go into the break room to get coffee, and sitting on the break room table was a newspaper that stated that Gore had won
the 2000 election. It read "IT'S GORE"
(sorry about the all caps). I picked it up - looked carefully at the date and everything, and then became confused. I asked one of the guys "Where
did this newspaper come from?". He said "It's mine". I asked him where he got it, and he said "I bought it this morning". I said "Well, I
have a newspaper in the car that says that Bush won the election". He was like "Hummh". So I said "Well who won the election?" He said "I
don't know". So I went to the car and got my newspaper and brought it in to compare to his and sure enough, we had two newspapers that were
apparently printed that same day, and one said that Gore won the election, and the other said that Bush won. What immediately came to mind, while we
were discussing this, was a picture I had seen so many times, of Harry S. Truman holding up a newspaper (SEE pic #2) that read "DEWEY DEFEATS
TRUMAN". I was thinking, this is the same situation. I asked him if he wanted to keep his newspaper and he said "No, you can have it". So, I
decided to keep them since I had never seen anything like that before and it was quite a novelty.
Several years later I was going through some stuff and found the newspapers and low and behold, one of them had changed. The one that used to read
"IT'S GORE", now read "A DEAD HEAT" (SEE pic#3). I was freaking out at that point. I began recalling that day, November 8, 2000
and all of the details, and I had and still do have a very clear and vivid memory of how it all played out.
I have no answer. All I know is that I have had several instances where I remember things very vividly different than the way they apparently seem to
have happened. This one is the most vivid example for me.
Either something strange is going on, or me and a lot of other people are completely crazy.