posted on Oct, 27 2013 @ 08:07 AM
Let me set the scene. I have an old neighbor who's currently in hospital, and on the weekends I will deliver the paper to him on my bike (before you
ask, that wasn't the time slip). I have a regular route to the hospital and back, and on this route there is a roundabout with four exit lanes.
A month back I was riding home from the hospital when I eventually reached this roundabout. As I slowed to a halt another man on a bike approaches
the roundabout in front of me, riding in my direction.
I took a quick glance to the right lane to check for traffic, and when I looked forward, the man had vanished, in a blink of an eye.
He was close enough for me to make out his details; he was white with thick black stubble, and he was wearing what I’d describe as heavy duty work
ware with a large backpack and a white Styrofoam helmet . The bike looked a bit dated but nothing else about it stood out, just like my wheels.
The first thing I did after he vanished was to look to the right lane again to find him, and he wasn't to be found. The direction I was looking in
had a unobstructed view of the road for about 500m (just over a quarter mile), so unless he had a warp drive installed he couldn't have ridden out of
view that quickly. So I looked to the left lane, which also offers an unobstructed view, and he wasn't there either.
And it wasn't possible that he'd passed me, firstly he would've been in my field of vision (if he didn't disappear) and secondly he would've been
hit by oncoming traffic if he did pass my way. The only other conclusion is that he did a u-turn and followed the road back, but that was my immediate
destination and the mystery biker was nowhere to be found.
My first theory was that he disappeared into the blind spots in my vision (we all have blind spots, there's a simple trick that can exploit them) but
that sounded just as unbelievable as the vanishing man. Given his position and my line of sight, I'd have to be blind not to seen him. And further
more it doesn't explain how I could not find him despite doing a 360 degree scan of the area.
So that's how I came to the conclusion of the time slip, but I'm not convinced. I have read stories of time slips on occasion and there is only one
story I've read that fits the description. I'm an avid fan of science and know of it's mind boggling properties, so was what I witnessed a lapse in
time, or a lapse in space?