Originally posted by LadyGreenEyes
A few questions, if you don't mind.
I don't mind at all.
Originally posted by LadyGreenEyes1. Did your friend stop driving when you saw the lights?
No he kept driving but slowed way down as we both watched the object. He was hunched over the steering wheel and I leaned over and was watching through the windshield. By the time it took off, we were both looking at it through the drivers side window and the car was barely moving.
Originally posted by LadyGreenEyes2. Did anything else in the car stop working?
Not that I can recall. It was a 1974 Pinto, so there weren't any other electronics in the car besides the radio and it was actually an FM converter because the car only had an AM radio.
Originally posted by LadyGreenEyes3. Regarding the traffic, is it possible that you simply encountered a slow spot in the flow?
No. I looked behind us as we went over the rolling hills and couldn't see any headlights behind us for miles. When the radio came back on, the cars in the northbound lanes instantly appeared again as if they were on a conveyor belt that had temporarily stopped moving or were somehow invisible to us. Very hard to explain. When we got to our exit, we went across the bridge over the divided highway and I looked back in the direction from which we came. There were still no headlights visible as far as I could see, and I expressed this to my still shocked friend.
Originally posted by LadyGreenEyes4. Regarding the time change, how did you discover that time was missing? Did the trip seem to take longer, or was there some other reason?
Neither of us was wearing a watch, and the car didn't have a clock. We went back to his house where we were both living at the time. We both showered (separately lol) and got dressed to go to a New Years Eve party. We both had dates and the party was at another friend's house across town and in our minds we had plenty of time to spare. When we got to the party, our dates had left hours before and they along all of our friends were mad at us. That's when we discovered the missing time. Of course nobody believed us when we told them our story, It should've been about 9:00 but it was well after midnight.
The trip didn't seem to take any longer from our perspective. There were no breaks in the continuity of time that either of us remember. We have talked about this incident and analyzed it for years, and have no explanation for what happened during the missing time.
Those are all very good questions. Thanks for showing an interest.