I do believe that Mr. Bathurst must have stepped from our universe into a parallel one in the proverbial blink-of-an-eye. Chalk one up to another Alternate Reality TWIDDER.
On November 25, 1809 Benjamin Bathurst, a British diplomat, was in the town of Perleberg, Germany, while traveling to Hamburg from Berlin.
Initially, Bathurst considered staying the night in Perleberg, but eventually decided to continue on to Hamburg.
After ordering horses for their coach at a post house, he and his German courier, Herr Krause, had dinner at the White Swan Inn.
Several hours later when the coach and fresh horses were ready, Bathurst left the inn, followed seconds after by Herr Krause.
When Krause reached the coach he was surprised to find Bathurst was not in the coach and was nowhere to be found.
It was thought that he had returned to the inn for some reason before entering the coach, but no trace of him was ever found, despite a thorough search of the area and the town and an extensive investigation.