The Stone Circle

It was in the mid-1990’s and Linda and her husband (since deceased) were traveling in northern England.  One day, they decided to visit Stanton Moor in the northwest part of Derbyshire, several miles south west of Manchester.  The Smith’s Fast Forward (really an example of lost time) spacetime slip took place at a Bronze Age stone circle known as the Nine Ladies.  This is an ancient megalithic structure consisting of nine stones, each of which stands about a yard tall and arranged in a rough circle.  The site is surrounded by woodland in the Stanton Moor Peak District National Park.

One unique aspect of this TWIDDER is that part of the item—the green triangle— Linda pocketed disappeared.  In all other time slip accounts I’ve come across, when an individual retrieves an item over the course of the slip, that item—intoto— is with them back in “normal” time.

Linda reports:  We set out from Bakewell immediately after breakfast, around 9 AM.  Finding the path off a country road, I set out to investigate because the path forked; my husband, with complications from diabetes, decided to wait.

I soon discovered I had taken the wrong fork and retraced my way, only to find that my husband had elected to follow and try to catch up with me.  We then took the left fork into the woods and without much delay came to the lovely Nine Ladies stone circle. Screen shot 2014-12-30 at 7.13.59 AM A couple of other tourists were browsing.  We really didn’t notice when they left, but we found ourselves in the center of the circle–alone in that beautiful wood.

My husband leaned down and picked up an object, saying, “Someone has lost a lens to their glasses,” and handed the object to me.  On closer inspection I saw that it was a round clear glass like a monocle, with an old-fashioned gold rim and a hanger.  In the very center was a brilliant green triangle, about one third of an inch in diameter.

Intrigued, I pocketed it and we returned to the car, thinking it would be lunchtime before too long.  Can you imagine our shock to find the rental car’s clock indicating the time was 3:45 PM?  We thought that it was, of course, complete wrong.  but it wasn’t.  Somehow, we had spent nearly seven hours in what would have taken no more than two at most.

And the ‘monocle?’  When I got home with it, I was quite puzzled that the beautiful green triangle in the center was no longer there!  It simply disappeared and never came back.”

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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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2 Responses to The Stone Circle

  1. Terry Burgoyne says:

    A really fascinating story, this. I am looking forward to your next book, Anita.

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