Time IS relative- I'm convinced within my own brain that it is not constant. Your story, OP, reminded me of a weird situation a couple years back that
also involved a college town...
I was at my daughter's apartment off-campus when my son called from my house b/c I was not home at the time I told him I'd drive him back to campus. I
was shocked at how late it had gotten, but chalked it up to 'time flies when you're having fun.'
I grabbed my purse and headed out the door, telling him I was on the way. I drove as fast as I could, watching the speedometer so I wouldn't get
pulled. It felt like it was taking forever! (But that's how it feels sometimes when you're already late, right?) Luckily I made every green light and
nobody got in my way.
But when I pulled in the driveway, he was chomping at the bit, saying "Where have you been? What took you so long???" I told him I hurried and made
every light, etc. He said he'd already called my daughter after 20 minutes b/c I didn't answer his call. (???- my cell did not ring)
He said he was getting worried b/c it only takes 10 minutes from her apartment to my house. It took more than twice that amount!!! Speed limit is 50
all the way-- no way I was going 25 miles an hour! I was watching that speedometer, and if it was broke-- well-- no cars were passing me, in fact I
was passing THEM.
He couldn't help but be skeptical, but laughed about 'time warp' just the same. Me? I was totally creeped out! It defies logic. Oh, and yes... there
was a missed call from him 20 minutes into my supposed 10 minute drive.
Only other thing to add... there was just a strangeness about the night-- foggy, with a huge orange full moon on the rise when I left her apartment.
It was the largest the moon has ever appeared in my 51 years on this planet. Very surreal and Twilight Zone experience, for sure.
So yeah, I believe your weird story. Can't explain it, but believe that it happened as stated.
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