The Horse Cart

Britisher Jack shared a Back to the Past spacetime slip that was also witnessed by his father and sister.  (See

I just wanted to report my time slip experience which was experienced by myself, my father and my sister.
  It happened in the late 1990s (can’t remember exactly when – sorry) in King’s Lynn, Norfolk, England.  My dad, sister and I were in the town to send my sister off on the train and we were passing time standing by a fence near the railway station from which one could see a road and roundabout ahead.  It was about noon and we had no agenda at that time other than to wait before heading to the station and there was a lull in the conversation.
We were all casually looking straight ahead when suddenly the atmosphere changed.  The sound of the traffic around us stopped abruptly – as if someone had literally turned the volume right down.  The air seemed to change too; it became very still; spookily still and no sound could be heard.   None of us spoke.  Then there came the sound of horses hooves on the road and within a few seconds we saw a horse and cart, driven by a large, angry-looking man, dressed in what I estimate to be 18th century clothes.  He was of very rough, dirty appearance and his cart was well-used.  Screen shot 2014-02-25 at 6.35.41 AMHe drove the cart around in a circle, all the time staring around, sometimes directly at us, sometimes away but looking absolutely furious as though he was looking for someone he wanted to kill.  His face was red with hatred and he was a big, rough-looking man – someone you would definitely not want to cross.  Eventually, he turned the horse and cart around and drove it off down the same road from which he had appeared and we could hear the horses hooves disappearing into the distance.
Immediately the sound had gone, the atmosphere changed back again and the sound of modern traffic and the din of a modern town returned again.  We all three looked at each other; shaken and almost disbelieving but once we had asked the inevitable, “Did you see that?” and received the answer “yes” we were even more shaken.  It was such a peculiar experience and one which I shall never forget.


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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