reply to post by SSPI07
Well, if they didn't see you, and you didn't see them, invisibility seems unlikely, as it would have to specifically be you being invisible to them,
and them being invisible to you, but not each other. Time shift... not sure how you would shift to another time, method unknown, and then a short
time later, shift back, while the room didn't change (lights were still on, if you could see outside, the level of light was the same, etc.)
Dimensional shift, kind of the same thing, although the particulars wouldn't be an issue, because where you went might have been exactly the same,
except that you weren't married, or they were upstairs, or whatever. But, again, the "coming back" is hard to sort out.
A more mundane explanation might be that the three of you experienced a coincidental "zoning out", where, at the moment that you were walking
through the room, you were all engrossed in something mentally, and you just didn't notice anything, even though, in your case, you're pretty sure
that you looked at the couch and there was no one there.
Have you ever been driving on the highway, and become involved in something, like looking for a CD or talking to someone or looking at your child in
the backseat, and suddenly realize that you haven't looked at the road in quite a while? I've done it, and been shocked to see that I've gone
round curves, passed cars, and done other things that obviously required me to be paying attention, when I clearly was not. (I know, terrible habit,
and I really try to stay focused, because I know that I can get distracted easily.)
Maybe there's something in us that allows to not be at two places at the same time, but to be operating independently on two conscious levels. The
conscious bit of you, and your family, at that moment were absorbed in something, while another part of you was managing the "walking through the
room" bit, and when you put the two parts back together, the action was obviously accomplished, but the memory of it came from the part of you that
didn't notice anyone in the room, because while you thought you were looking around the room, you really weren't.
Barring that, no idea, sorry. Cool story, though.