Death Valley Sighting

In Nick Redfern’s book, The World’s Weirdest Places, he reports on a spacetime slip that may either be a Back to the Past experience by the observer, or a Forward to the Future TWIDDER by a camel and its rider.  

By way of background, in the mid-1800’s the U.S. Army experimented with camels.  No, really!  They imported a small herd from Anatolia, and back in the states, tried them out in the southwest.  By the Civil War, the camels were as often slaughtered for meat as they were used for pack animals.  The “camel corp” was eventually abandoned by the military; the last sighting of a live camel occurred in Douglas, Texas, in 1941.  However, in 1962, in Death Valley, Wendell Bishop was witness to a bactrian-based spacetime slip.

“While roaming around the area, [Bishop] was floored by the sight of a solitary camel standing in a small gulley.  More incredibly, sitting atop the beast was a man dressed in a Confederate army uniform.  Neither camel nor rider seemed to see Bishop, both remained rigidly still, and the only response to Bishop’s questions concerning what on earth man and beast were doing in the middle of Death Valley was complete silence.

“But, Bishop did, eventually, get an answer of sorts.  After a couple of minutes of loudly and somewhat worriedly stammering out questions from a distance of about 50 feet, Bishop was shocked to the core by the sight of the animal and its rider suddenly dissolving into absolute nothingness.images

“For years, Bishop kept silent, only telling his wife, who finally went public with the story decades later.  If you care to ask today, the U.S. Army will tell you that its camels—all of them, whether in Death Valley or elsewhere—are very long dead and gone.”

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About aloholmes

We live in a wondrous universe, and I love learning about it. Spacetime slips are one facet of existence that fascinate me. As a retired teacher I enjoy researching this topic and sharing the information I garner.
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