posted on Dec, 23 2012 @ 10:16 PM
reading this story brought back several similar incidents I experienced in the mid to late 80's. I will go into detail below the link and quoted
Two young men whose duties cause them to travel National Route No. 5 on a regular basis between the communities of Catriló and Santa Rosa
reported feeling “disoriented” during the trip on three separate occasions. After several minutes had elapsed, they noticed that they continued
the trip without any further incident, but without any recollection of the distance they had already covered.
A similar incident befell a driver some ten years ago in the vicinity of Lonquimay. He stopped at a service station to ask “where he was” as
he had no idea how he’d gotten there, although he had envisioned driving along that road. The driver continued his journey in the area in question,
feeling disoriented once again. He reached the locality of Toay without knowing how he’d accomplished the trip.
I had nearly forgotten about these incidents until something in the story triggered my memory of them. I remember telling my wife about them and she
was as puzzled as I was.
I started an industrial engineering and repair business in 1979. I covered the entire collar county area around metro Chicago Illinois. Since I lived
in the southwest suburbs this made for some long trips to and from customer sites. My main route at the time was Elmhurst Rd also known as Ill Hwy-83.
Interstate Hwy I-355 was not finished to connect to Interstate I-55 until 1989. Much of Ill 83 was limited access but a lot of it was not. If I had a
job in the northern suburbs it could easily take over 2 1/2 hours to drive to and from the job site, especially in rush hour traffic or bad weather.
It was during this time that I experienced the so called "time slip" incidents. While I didn't keep score, over a period of three or four years I
must have had at least a dozen "time slips". I would be driving along and suddenly, without any recollection of covering the section of the trip in
question I would find myself enough closer to home that I would have had to have lost at least an hour. I am a very aware person, sometimes too aware.
So it was not possible that I could have just daydreamed away the time. I practice defensive driving and to do so one must be constantly aware of what
is going on in surrounding traffic. That alone precludes any chance of daydreaming.
I have no explanation for the incidents and no memories, suppressed or otherwise, of anything that could have happened during the time slips. They are
still a complete mystery to me.