posted on Jun, 11 2004 @ 01:40 PM
This is one of my favorite creepy "stranger than fiction" stories. It's quoted in the excellent book "Future Memory" by P. M. H. Atwater, who
got it from a book by Brad Steiger:
Charles W. Ingersoll appeared in a travelogue made by Castle Films in 1948--he was filmed leaning over the rim of the Grand Canyon, taking pictures
with his 35 mm camera. Now: Ingersoll had hoped to visit the Grand Canyon in 1948, but didn't actually get there until 1955, taking along his
newly-purchased 1955-model camera. A week after his trip, he chanced upon an old travelogue--the one made by Castle Films in 1948 showing him at the
Grand Canyon. Further, in the film it is clearly visible that the camera he was holding was not made in 1948 but 1955. The information in the story
was investigated and verified.
Assuming this story is not an elaborate hoax but actually did happen--how was it possible? If someone actually looked at the 1948 Castle Films
travelogue and verified that the camera Charles was holding indeed the 1955 model--would that not be proof that some sort of time anomaly took place?