Originally posted by GLontra
So, you never talked to Jeff about what happened that night?
So, how can you be sure he has the same memories that you have? Maybe he has a completely different memory from the facts of that night...
I think you should talk to him, and ask what he remembers...
We have discussed it, just very rarely and not in depth. However, as for comparing the stories, Jeff actually wrote about the experience, but for
fear of impropriety, it would be inappropriate for me to post his story here, because I do not have his permission and it would be providing personal
information (his name, where he now lives, etc.).
But in an attempt to answer your questions, I dug out his account of the events and after re-reading it, here are the major differences.
1. He recalls the valley path being 2 miles. (He is mistaken)
2. He remembers the time as either 2:30 or 3:00. (He might be right on this)
3. He doesn't mention the fact that after we fell, we were facing the opposite direction we were running. (He doesn't state anything that
contradicts my memory, the fact is just absent)
3. He calls them midgets.
4. He recalls 20 (compared to my 25 to 30) "midgets".
5. He recalls that they ran around for 10 to 15 minutes (compared to my 2 minutes).
6. He has no memory of making it back home, just waking up in the morning (compared with my recollection of being in bed then immediately going to
7. He doesn't mention any feelings of "nationality" attributed to the little kids.
8. He describes their voices as gibberish and laughter, compared to my squeaks.
Those are the major differences between the accounts.
As for those asking if I knew the couple that lived in the house, yes, but not well. I visited their house on a few occasions with my father. They
were an elderly couple (70ish) and never had any children. The husband was a retired IBM engineer and I do not know if the wife ever had a
profession. I know they never had kids because my father commented on this fact after we visited one time and I commented on how everything in their
house was white, super-clean and very expensive.
I apologize for not posting Jeff's account in its entirety, but I do think it would be inappropriate. If people are interested, I will send him an
email and ask for permission.