Monday, April 5, 2010

What the Heck are TWIDDERS?

Known by many names, including but not limited to time-jumps, -ruptures, -ribbons, -storms, -slippages, -tears; I've assigned these extraordinary experiences the acronym TWIDDERS (a jumble of “time/warp/displacement” with a pinch of “slip” thrown in).

Okay, so what the heck are time-slips?

Time-slips are a phenomenon wherein a person experiences a time displacement. You're in a 1990's Anchorage hotel lobby, and when you enter the restroom, it's 1920's retro! Only when you return to show your friend, it's 1990's sleek. Huh? That's but one real-life example of a TWIDDER that happened to a Washington state couple on vacation in the last frontier.

Over the years I've come across myriad accounts by very sane folk of their TWIDDER experiences. The nature of these time-slips can vary; most accounts chronicle trips to the past. In addition, a person may travel to the future, experience time inexplicably speeding up, lost locations, time slowing down, leap frogging time, lost time, found time, different locales, instant replay, and rarest of all, alternate realities.

Have you had a TWIDDER? I'd love to hear about it!

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