In addition to folks coming across “pre-” published articles of events yet-to-happen, the following experiencer viewed an in-depth report of an event that has YET to happen! We’ll have to classify this as a Forward to the Future TWIDDER, but a part of me wonders if it wasn’t a quick trip to a parallel universe where the explorer’s body was indeed found.
Yuri Ivanov writes of a disturbing TWIDDER that he experienced in the late 1990’s. By way of background, in 1911 Norwegian Roald Amundsen waged a lopsided race (well-planned by him, just the opposite by the Brits) with Robert Scott to be the first to reach the South Pole.
Amundsen’s team made use of Eskimo clothing and arctic survival/transport techniques including lightweight sledges and dog teams. They created supply depots at critical spots along the trail to the pole, and when all was said and done, not only did they make it to the pole first, they gained weight in the process!
Scott’s team of U.K. adventurers waited until the last minute to prepare for the race, squandered food, misused ponies, and ultimately lost their lives. They battered their way to the pole, arriving long after Amundsen, then attempted to man haul their sledges back to the coastline.
Four hundred miles from the coast, they pitched a tent. Team member Oates, whose condition was aggravated by an old war wound, voluntarily left the tent and walked to his death. Scott recorded his final words; “I am just going outside and may be some time.” Two weeks later, the three remaining men, including Scott, died of exhaustion, starvation and extreme cold.
In the late 1990’s Yuri watched a TV report of the finding of Oates’ body. Yuri says, “I saw Oates’ body under the ice. Then a few weeks later I saw on the evening news four naval sailors carrying Oates’ coffin draped in the flag of UK, walking slowly down the gangplank from a British naval ship.
“Next, a second later, I saw Oates being buried in a church graveyard with naval sailors giving him a salute by firing a volley of shots into the air from their rifles, like you see in military funerals.
“Some time in the mid 2000’s, I had a sudden urge to look up Captain Oates on Wikipedia. There was no record of him ever having been found! Yet I saw and heard the above on TV years earlier!”
Yuri concludes, “I assure you I’m quite sane!”