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I watched/read a few interesting stories on this lately. Basically its where people out of the blue end up either in the future or in the past. There are quite a few examples of this. I will try to some as I come across them.


In 1935, Air Marshal Sir Victor Goddard of the British Royal Air Force had a harrowing experience in his Hawker Hart biplane. Goddard was a Wing Commander at the time and while on a flight from Edinburgh, Scotland to his home base in Andover, England, he decided to fly over an abandoned airfield at Drem, not far from Edinburgh.


The useless airfield was overgrown with foliage, the hangars were falling apart and cows grazed where planes were once parked. Goddard then continued his flight to Andover, but encountered a bizarre storm. In the high winds of the storm’s strange brown-yellow clouds, he lost control of his plane, which began to spiral toward the ground. Narrowly averting a crash, Goddard found that his plane was heading back toward Drem.


As he approached the old airfield, the storm suddenly vanished and Goddard’s plane was now flying in brilliant sunshine. This time, as he flew over the Drem airfield, it looked completely different. The hangars looked like new. There were four airplanes on the ground: three were familiar biplanes, but painted in an unfamiliar yellow; the fourth was a monoplane, which the RAF had none of in 1935.


The mechanics were dressed in blue overalls, which Goddard thought odd since all RAF mechanics dressed in brown overalls. Strange, too, that none of the mechanics seemed to notice him fly over. Leaving the area, he again encountered the storm, but managed to make his way back to Andover.

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Moberly and Jourdain were spending some time together in Paris where Jourdain had an apartment. They were becoming acquainted in preparation for starting to work together to run St. Hugh’s College, a women’s college at the University of Oxford.

The ladies came across some gardeners, who told them to continue on the way they were going to reach their desired destination. As they continued past, “Everything suddenly looked unnatural, therefore unpleasant; even the trees behind the building seemed to have become flat and lifeless, like a wood worked in tapestry. There were no effects of light and shade, and no wind stirred the trees,” as described in their book “An Adventure,” published in 1911.


One of the ladies recalled feeling inexplicably gloomy before entering the past. Part of the preface to their book states: “Some curious psychological conditions must have been present, either in ourselves, or in the place.”


A man described as “repulsive,” with rough skin sat near a kiosk. The women said this man resembled the Comte de Vaudreuil, an 18th century nobleman who was close to Queen Marie Antoinette.


Another gentleman, this one handsome and described in detail, ran up to the ladies with flushed cheeks and entreated them to stay to the right and not to go to the left.


They came upon a woman on the grass sketching who seemed to be in an outdated dress; Moberly narrated: “I looked straight at her; but some indescribable feeling made me turn away annoyed at her being there.” Moberly’s memory of this woman’s likeness seemed to fit that of Marie Antoinette.


A jaunty young man directed them to an entrance hall and they followed a merry wedding party in, which revived their spirits. They then took a carriage to return to Jourdain’s apartment in Paris. They found the experience to be strange, but couldn’t pinpoint why. Upon later returning to the grounds, they found landmarks from their previous visit missing. Where the grounds had been empty, aside from the aforementioned figures, they were filled with people during later visits. The ladies said they checked to see if the grounds had been booked for a private party on that day, and no events were booked.

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