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Limey (19 posts)
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5 years ago (2012-04-25)
Hi Jetson;
Yes I see what you mean about the appearance of the casino. I wonder what happened to it. I had a picture in my mind though, according to your description, of a more claustrophobic labrynthe of streets and stone buildings. I'm convinced that such a town existed at one time, and it was called Dieppe. But it was a long time ago, and nothing (or perhaps very little) of it remains. But it was a real place nevertheless. There must be some evidence somewhere of the existance of the town that you described. Maybe not Dieppe, but everything points to Dieppe, because that's where the event appears to have happened. Even if the whole thing was a dream that you both shared (in itself pretty remarkable, if not unique), the whole thing must somehow be anchored in a reality of another time.
I still think the psychic route would be useful, even if for no other reason than to be able to say that you tried it. And if nothing is revealed, you can cross it off your list. Easy for me to say of course, since I've never tried it. But if I was in your shoes, a team of wild horses couldn't hold me back.
Jetson (2 stories) (55 posts)
 
5 years ago (2012-04-24)
Thank you Limey.

Seeing films like the Titanic made me think of the type of furnishings we saw when we entered the reception area and so years later I have to say that my feelings were always that this period must have been Victorian or Edwardian times.

You have to remember though that my wife and I were just out of school and so had little idea of history or periods of dress except to notice that the man at reception or lady who showed us to our rooms weren't dressed in a fashion keeping with our styles.

What struck me first was that perhaps this was lke Colonial Williamsburg and people were re-inactors or perhaps this was in keeping with how they dressed in this region of France as I had travelled to Germany and many a time encountered folks who wore lederhosen and dirndls for example.

As for the structure itself, a friend of mine a few days ago sent me this link of an old casino and hotel that was located in Dieppe in 1823. And I have to say that its fortress like appearance, battlements and flags make me think of the foreboding Medieval-like structure we entered and saw in the evening's moonlight.

Here's the link; I'd be interested to know your thoughts:

Http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fichier:Casino_mauresque_de_Dieppe.jpg

As for a psychic I am not really a person who is interested in meeting with one but thanks for the suggestion and thanks for your questions... I am happy to answer any thoughts.
Limey (19 posts)
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5 years ago (2012-04-24)
Hello again Jetson;

You seem to have touched a nerve with some of your correspondents. That's quite a trail of responses and ideas. I've thought further on the subject and have a couple more observations.
First, we shouldn't assume that the occupants of The Hotel Windsor are from the same time as the building or the town. The walled town and gate, and the proximity of Dieppe to the British coast places the structure at possibly hundreds of years ago when the French and English were occupied with one of their wars. Your description of the interior of the hotel and its occupants suggest the Victorian or Edwardian periods. You mention the tufted velvet furniture, the collarless shirt and the waxed moustache. And the maid's hair "put up in an odd sort of way". Seems to smack at Victorian to me. I don't know when steel nibs were first used for writing, but that observation alone would help to establish an earlist date for the event that you witnessed. The absence of electric lighting may establish a latest date in general terms. While the electrification of cities didn't begin until the late 19th century, it took a long time for all of Europe to catch up. The nib is more useful.
Your wife's theory is a fantastic one, and plausible in the absence of any theory that disproves it, but it doesn't help to identify what I believe to be your visit to what used to be at one time a solid bricks-and-mortar environment. I haven't looked, but surely there must be, somewhere, some paintings and engravings of the old walled town of Dieppe.
Finally Jetson, this might be a stretch for you, but you might want to consider consulting a psychic. Never seen one myself, but I've heard that they can be very helpful in seeing things that most of us do not. I think I've interferred enough. All for now.
Jetson (2 stories) (55 posts)
 
5 years ago (2012-04-23)
Hello Rook, I read carefully your links and wanted to send my thanks for sharing your fascinating experiences. I have to say that some elements as you described indeed seemed similar to what we encountered in Dieppe. I imagine that there's probably some pattern here to all of this but what I really can't say.
Jetson (2 stories) (55 posts)
 
5 years ago (2012-04-23)
Thanks Rosinbloom for your comments. I'm happy to hear that you appreciate the re-telling of our event. I have to say though that I can't say that we were hypnotized in any way. Although we were both quiet and deep into our thoughts on our journey to Dieppe I think/feel that our lack of conversation etc. Was more due to our exhaustion after having gone through a wedding and all that entails. In France you are married twice, having a civil and a religious ceremony; so we were pretty past the point of talking as we were sort of all 'talked-out' by the time we got on the road.

I have to say though that when we entered Dieppe and found it all so deathly quiet and unwelcoming we sort of became 'alive' to our surroundings and I could only compare it to an experience I had once driving in Canada's north where I was on a fishing trip and me and a buddy lost our way while driving deep in the woods. As the night was closing in and our gas was going down we both said nothing to each other but knew instinctively that the situation was developing into something which was not going to be straightforward. It's funny but sometimes in crisis situations no words really have to be exchanged as everyone who is involved seems to be experiencing the exact same emotions and so instinctively 'knows' what is happening and therefore makes words spoken or verbal exchanges unnecessary.
rookdygin (24 stories) (4323 posts)
 
5 years ago (2012-04-23)
Jetson,

I've just been reading the comments and I saw one of yours where you described what your 'then' wife was seeing/experiencing and again I can't but reference one of my experiences... I experienced this one with my 'First wife to be' (we were high school sweet hearts and now good friends...)

Http://www.yourghoststories.com/real-ghost-story.php?story=4224

What I was experiencing during this 'event' is very similar to what you say your wife was experiencing, but I did not see anything... She however did...

I wish there was a way to 'sum up' your experience... What ever happened it sure is interesting.

Respectfully,

Rook
roseinbloom (4 stories) (117 posts)
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5 years ago (2012-04-23)
Love, love, love, this retelling of your personal experience. I also read, Rooks' and Javs', stories to compare with yours. In my opinion, your story had more of a "time slip", feel to it. It's just so unreal that it happened to two people at the same time. The fact that your, "then" wife felt that you two were connected, somehow lends to my thinking that, what happened to you both, was indeed some sort of backward time-travel. You mentioned how on your long drive, you both were mainly silent, and in deep thought. Could it be that, with the lull of the moving car, the quiet, the warmth of the night, you were somehow hipnotized into another time era?

We may never know the answer, but I for one, think you should count yourself amoung the lucky few who have had a rare extrodinary paranormal occurance.

Thank you so much for letting us share such a fantastic experience! 😊
Javelina (4 stories) (3749 posts)
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5 years ago (2012-04-22)
The thing is, if I had brought my experience to the floor before I had found ny answers for what happened to me that day, it would have been written off as a 'time slip'. I had considered that for years, but it never felt right to me. Once I had it figured out, I was happy. I have never questioned myself about it since. And for me, it was worth the wait.

Jav
Jetson (2 stories) (55 posts)
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5 years ago (2012-04-22)
Thanks Javelina... Now this makes better sense. I did not realize you were refering to the comments I had posted and our afterthoughts of the experience. And yes I have to agree with you that perhaps this is what it all meant. The experience was perhaps a way of explaining a past life that had gone unfullfilled and thus wasn't something random but specific. After we had time to digest the experience this is how we rationalized it in our minds. But then this led to only another series of 'what-ifs' and in turn to another set of unanswered questions. It's all interesting but at the same time all unsettling. Thanks though for your patience and understanding.
Javelina (4 stories) (3749 posts)
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5 years ago (2012-04-22)
Jetson,
Of course it doesn't reflect yours. That wasn't the point. You have gone on to say in your comments,

"The only thing I can also add and this is just another out of reach thought is this. My first wife and I had always been drawn to each other. It was a strange experience to meet her as I felt that I had always 'known' her. After driving leaving the coast and driving towards Belgium we encountered many war cemeteries from the First and Second World War. For some unknown reason I was very overcome by seeing these graves and memorials. More so than I should have been. I found myself easily moved to tears as I walked the countryside of northern France and Belgium.
While on our honeymoon my wife had a strange dream. She told me that she had dreamt that we had been lovers during the war and that she saw an image of me killed on the battlefield... Lying face up with a helmet on and chin strap around my neck."

I am offering an alternetive explanation.
It's what we do here. I realize now that you already had one. You know, you don't need to have anyone agree with your hypothesis. If it feels right to you, then perhaps that is your answer. Confusing as the experience was for you, when you find what feels to be the right fit, go with it. All of this means nothing if you don't at least open your mind to the possibilties before you. You have questions, we have suggestions. Nothing mysterious about that. I found my answers and brought that answer to the table with me. You can do that here. It's much better than trying to steer others toward it hoping they will come io the same conclusions. Hell! It took me forty years to find mine! But when I did, I KNEW it was right. That's a big leap, but leaping is the norm here...

Jav 😊
Jetson (2 stories) (55 posts)
 
5 years ago (2012-04-22)
Thanks Javelina... I sincerely appreciate your interest. I did read and re-read carefully the story that you had posted but it does not reflect the events I experienced.
Javelina (4 stories) (3749 posts)
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5 years ago (2012-04-22)
Sorry about the caps lock on my last comment. It was not done on purpose. I have a little vision thing going on right now.

Jav
Javelina (4 stories) (3749 posts)
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5 years ago (2012-04-22)
Jetson,
It isn't important about the deja vu. Did you read the story that I put a link up to? If not, that's no skin off my back. I was trying to help Jetson. You see I read the story, the comments, all of it. I believe I might know what you experienced, maybe not. Only you can answer that. BUT IF YOU AREN'T INTERESTED IN FINDING OUT, SAY SO.
Have a great day.

Jav
Jetson (2 stories) (55 posts)
 
5 years ago (2012-04-22)
Thank you spookymulder and texangirl for your comments. Unfortunately I don't know the name of the television show that aired a program on Time Slips many years ago. Taz890 did mention he had seen such a show though. And sorry Texangirl I haven't seen midnight in paris but I'll look for it now and see what's it all about!
Jetson (2 stories) (55 posts)
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5 years ago (2012-04-22)
Thanks Lou for your comment. I understand how the retelling of the experience does seem one sided and in the first-person but it is my best attempt to re-tell the experience as it happened to us from my perspective. This narrative and re-telling does not reflect how I conduct my personal life.
Jetson (2 stories) (55 posts)
 
5 years ago (2012-04-22)
Hello Javelina. Thanks for your comment unfortunately the experience when it was happening was not one of deja vu. As we were traveling to our destination it was like any other couple on a journey to find a hotel. When we arrived in the city which was unknown to us we were just feeling how to make it to the coast to find the hotel. We didn't speak to ourselves as I gather we were tired but what hung in the air was a foreboding feeling... Or a feeling of some kind of doom. A feeling that didn't resemble at all deja vu. Everything to us seemed fine except the dead silence that enveloped the night and to which we thought was odd.
Lou (1 posts)
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5 years ago (2012-04-22)
Hate to be a nit-picker, but one thing stands out, your new bride appears to have taken second place with your admission..."and so I sort of hushed her in a polite way as I thought maybe the girl would be offended by our comments."

This event was all about you from the beginning, so maybe your marriage crumbled from the start with your authority to "hush her" when you felt it appropriate. Snarky, I know, but she obviously had no importance or relevance to this story.
Javelina (4 stories) (3749 posts)
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5 years ago (2012-04-21)
Jetson,
Everyone else seems to be on a completely different track, don't they?
Tell me, was there any time before reaching the 'Period Hotel Windsor' that you experienced any deja vu? Or perhaps not. That may have been exclusive to my experience...
Tell you what, I'm going to send you on another trip here. Just for a short while, promise. Trust me, you'll understand once you read it.

Http://www.yourghoststories.com/real-ghost-story.php?story=13654

Is this more like what happened to you? Not a 'time slip', more of a spiritual hijacking?
But in a good way.

Jav 😊
texangirl94 (1 stories) (7 posts)
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5 years ago (2012-04-21)
wonderful experience I would have loved to be there, but its really cool. Have you seen the new movie midnight in paris. Maybe its like that. I don't know but that is kind of cool and kind of freaky.
Spookymulder (1 stories) (19 posts)
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5 years ago (2012-04-21)
wow best one I have read yet I got on utube to look up time slips but there is not much on it you said you watched a show about it before do you remenber the name of that show? Thank you
rookdygin (24 stories) (4323 posts)
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5 years ago (2012-04-20)
Interesting Fact... There is a 'Modern Day' Hotel Windsor in Dieppe France...

Http://www.hotel-windsor-dieppe.federal-hotel.com/page_en_1.html

I can't seeem to find any information concerning when it was built... But everything I read points towards the 60's...the 1960'S Possibly early 1970's. Though I did find mention that Dieppe used to be a Walled Castle Town...

I shall continue searching...

Respectfully,

Rook
Jetson (2 stories) (55 posts)
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5 years ago (2012-04-20)
Thanks Truth In Darkness... I am totally with you on this in that we would have loved to have found a logical explanation for what had happened. Unfortunately just hours after the experience no one knew of anything we were describing or speaking about.

The experience to us was like being on the Champs ElysΓ©es in Paris and then eating in the famous Fouquets restaurant and then a couple of hours later walking to the Arc de Triomphe which is only a few minutes away from this restaurant and then asking people if they new of the restaurant Fouquets and people giving you a blank stare as if to say they never heard of it.
TruthInDarkness (4 stories) (259 posts)
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5 years ago (2012-04-20)
Jetson - Yeah, I tried to find something on a historic district in Dieppe after I made the comment. While there are historic districts, one isn't really near the waterfront area and the other, Le Pollet, is across the "bay". Neither appear to be a walled/gated area.

This new found info (on my part) definitely has me leaning more towards paranormal. Not that I didn't believe your story. Being somewhat skeptic, I was merely trying to see if there was a logical explanation.
Jetson (2 stories) (55 posts)
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5 years ago (2012-04-20)
Thanks Truth In Darkness

To answer your questions, we are sure that the period hotel wasn't in a neighboring town as we parked our car within walking distance of reaching it.

The next evening, we re-traced our steps and even went in an opposite direction to see if we had somehow been in error or had been mistaken but there was no such hotel.

We, as you, thought perhaps there was a historic district of the town in which we were staying, perhaps a fair, perhaps a living museum, or maybe a film being made, even a blackout to explain the darkness and the candles; but no one in the town knew of anything like what we were describing.

As I mentioned when we awoke the next day the town did not at all resemble the town we had entered. There was no old gate, no battlements, no twisting or turning medieval streets.

The town in which we awoke the next day all seemed modern and alive as opposed to the town we entered the night before which was dead to the world and absent of life.
TruthInDarkness (4 stories) (259 posts)
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5 years ago (2012-04-20)
Wow! That's a unique story. Are you sure that the old hotel wasn't in a neighboring town or a historic district of the town you were visiting? I know you said that you asked a lot of people, but even here in the US there are people working in such environments that have absolutely no idea about what exists in the surrounding area.

That said, I can understand why this would still haunt you. I'd want answers too. While I can't say that this was definitely paranormal, it was an interesting read. Thanks for sharing.

BTW, I have yet to read the other comments.
Jetson (2 stories) (55 posts)
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5 years ago (2012-04-20)
Hello Limey,
As for writing the events in detail and clearly... Thanks. I have to say that I have had over twenty years to think of this and so when a friend who knew this story of mine mentioned this site to me and said that I should capture the experience I felt that as it is my only experience I should write it very thoughtfully and to the best of my ability.
As for the history of the Hotel Windsor and Dieppe from time to time I have searched the internet for old photos to see if such a period hotel would appear in one but to no avail. I do realize as you though that the town was damaged in World War II.
As for my first wife's recollections, I have to say unfortunately I am no longer in contact with my first wife anymore. We were both young students'; really star/crossed lovers who got married just out of university. She is Belgium and I am American and soon after struggling to find work and all that goes with the beginnings of our new life together in a new city (Paris) and the addition of our families who were against the marriage from the get go; the relationship collapsed and ended. We did correspond periodically and see each other at parties, where we would glimpse each other from across a room but as in these cases life continues and one drifts apart. I have since remarried.
But as for her recollections, I have to say that her main thoughts of the experience were always to say that she felt as if the 'mise en scene' as the French would say or the 'setting/composition' of the event as we English would say was very peculiar. She told me that she felt that the reception area of the hotel was sort of in a wash of black and as she stepped forward she had the impression that the objects in the room 'appeared'. Appeared though in super realist detail. She said that she remembered distinctly the split of the pens nib and thought how odd that it had enough ink to finish our signatures. But in truth she had never used such a pen before so thought this is probably how it must be to use such an instrument.

I do remember he saying to me that as she was walking up the stairs she felt the steps 'appear' before her. And interestingly enough she said that as she was looking back as we were going up the stairs, she caught the feeling as if the 'reception area' was no longer there. She told me that when we decided to return the key and walk back the way we came she hung onto me as she felt that she couldn't feel or sense where to step until the last second when to her eyes the step or the handrail would appear.
For me, I didn't feel this sensation at all but I did feel that I could only see what was being lit by the candles on the desk and in the woman's hand. The atmosphere was so heavy and death-like that I really didn't know what to think. As I mentioned I was trying to make the best out of what was an odd situation.
I can only describe the experience as it was sort of an experience of going through a car accident. I once was sitting in a car with a friend when we were hit by another car. In the split second before impact many things and many thoughts were going through my mind. Too many in fact for me to process it all. I have to say that the experience was like that. The images, the people, the setting was roughly familiar but in so many ways it wasn't familiar at all and my brain was becoming overloaded to compute it all.
As I said, when I saw the too double beds I was aghast. I was first thinking that this was supposed to be the honeymoon suite. My second thought was thinking of my bride, my third thought was that we were both tired, my fourth that it was simply too dusty for us to sleep there and so on. Your mind literally starts to race and like being in the car accident you can't really take in all that is happening.
After, I did remember feeling sorry for the girl who had showed us the room as she sort of just lowered her head when I said 'we can't sleep here'...but later found it odd that she didn't remark or say anything. I remember as well wanting to give the desk person a piece of my mind but finding no one was there when we descended the stairs I was overcome by this feeling of dread to just leave.
The only thing I can also add and this is just another out of reach thought is this. My first wife and I had always been drawn to each other. It was a strange experience to meet her as I felt that I had always 'known' her. After driving leaving the coast and driving towards Belgium we encountered many war cemeteries from the First and Second World War. For some unknown reason I was very overcome by seeing these graves and memorials. More so than I should have been. I found myself easily moved to tears as I walked the countryside of northern France and Belgium.
While on our honeymoon my wife had a strange dream. She told me that she had dreamt that we had been lovers during the war and that she saw an image of me killed on the battlefield... Lying face up with a helmet on and chin strap around my neck.
Walking around Bruges on our honeymoon she remarked... 'could our experience in Dieppe be recalling some past life of ours'... A life where we had lived and had stayed in that hotel room... A life that was interrupted by war and then allowed to play out once more.
As one comment by Miracles51031 suggests... The 'what-ifs' are endless. Something that just adds to the 'windmills of your mind'.
Limey (19 posts)
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5 years ago (2012-04-20)
Hi Jetson:

This is quite a story. The longest and most thorough that I've read on this site. Absolutely intriguing. Just a couple of questions;
1. I hope you'll say that you're in touch with your first wife, and that you can ask her to write down her recollections of the same event. You may know already that she didn't experience the event exactly as you did. If you are no longer in touch with her it would be useful for you to return to this site and tell us more about her experience from her point of view, as you recall her words. Even in everyday events, few of us see things exactly as others do.
2. I suspect that The Hotel Windsor and the old cobbled town that you both experienced on your evening in Dieppe must have existed at some time. Surely there must be records somewhere of the architecture and layout of the town as it used to be. And after all new The Hotel Windsor must have been named thus for a reason. Maybe a good reason. The internet is a powerful research tool; it may not take much to find a real building and a section of Dieppe that existed just as you experienced it. You may be well aware that so much of the town was severley damaged by the allies in the closing days of World War II.
Great story Jestson. Please follow up. A lot of people seem to be interested in this one!
ind_83 (55 posts)
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6 years ago (2012-04-20)
Superb experience, extremely creepy too, this story is definitely going into my favorites list. While reading your story & after reading it also, I am just spellbound. I have heard & read many true incidents, but this is the first time I have read an incident like this. Once again, thanks for sharing such an awesome experience. 😲 😊
HappySpirit (186 posts)
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6 years ago (2012-04-19)
Time slip stories are my absolute favorite type of paranormal tale and yet are the rarest to find - probably because they simply are not that common a phenomenon, at least compared with ghost sightings, poltergeist happenings and the like. For that reason I rejoice when I find a good one and this was quite a spectacular story - and well told. Thanks so much for sharing, Jetson.
Argette (guest)
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6 years ago (2012-04-19)
Rook, I did not mean to repeat what you said about Versailles. I am sorry to be redundant.

I will be in France in less than three weeks... Who knows?
Argette (guest)
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6 years ago (2012-04-19)
Fascinating! And very well told!

As you probably know, one of the first documented time slips occurred in France, at Versailles. My husband and I stumbled upon a small village in the southwest of France that sure felt like a time slip, but our experience was nowhere near as complex and detailed as yours.
girlie (15 stories) (426 posts)
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6 years ago (2012-04-19)
Really cool! I have heard of such things. But the ones I hear about only happen for a few minties. My godmother once told me of a house she went to to go on a tour. She look though the window on the front porch and saw beauitful old timiy furintuer and things, then a black man wearing a bulter uniform came to the window and motion for her to come inside. She did, and toured the house (with another person mind you) at the end she asked about the black man, but the tour guide told her there wasn't one, then she asked about the room with all the old stuff in it. The tour guide show her the room, but it was all being remoded, and nothing was in it.
IT turned out that the owners of the house back in the day in have a devoted black butler, that I believe may have even died in the house.
GILRIE ❀
crecentblue03 (151 posts)
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6 years ago (2012-04-19)
I really liked your story, many times I would think what must it be like to live back in another time?. I don't think to many people get a chance to experience it as you have, a truly unique honey moon indeed!. Thank you so much for sharing and welcome to YGS!.
rookdygin (24 stories) (4323 posts)
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6 years ago (2012-04-19)
I wasn't going to promote any of my experiences, but one of mine still has me wondering what would have happened if my Wife and I had 'knocked' on the front door of the house in question...

Http://www.yourghoststories.com/real-ghost-story.php?story=4246

Was this one of these rare 'time slips'? (Any comments for me may be posted on my experience...let's not take anything away from the O/P)

Respectfully,

Rook
Nordic (44 posts)
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6 years ago (2012-04-19)
Jetson, what a wonderful story. It is going straight to my favorites list. I have to agree with Rook that most timeslip stories seem to take place in France, with numerous accounts at Versailles, some people even claiming to have seen Marie Antoinette having a picnic with her ladies in waiting.

I think you are truly blessed to have had this experience -- even if you hadn't thought so at the time. Brilliant, thanks for sharing!
rookdygin (24 stories) (4323 posts)
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6 years ago (2012-04-19)
There are stories from the Palace of Versailles where visitors meet people in period dress... And find out that there were no actors and that the area of the Palace Grounds they were in was closed to the public... And have been shown by the tour guides that the area was indeed closed that day.

What is it about France? 'Time slip' stories are very rare and the majority of them seem to come from France. Thank you for sharing this unique experience with us.

Respectfully,

Rook
Blackmoonmage20 (1 stories) (56 posts)
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6 years ago (2012-04-19)
That is a really creepy and interesting story.It's good that you slept in your car and waited until morning. 😁
Thanks for sharing!
snowhite (203 posts)
 
6 years ago (2012-04-18)
I wish I were you. I would stay in the hotel although it is dusty and weird. It would be wonderful if I can go back to hundreds years ago... A lot of miracles. Of course I will scared too.

I watched Celebrity ghost stories. It was about a couple went to a small town in England for vacation, they saw a lot of weird people dressed in old fashioned clothes walking in the street without any facial expressions. They realized something was not right since it was so quiet that you can't hear anything. They talked to a lady, when she turned to face them, her eyes were all white and she screamed at them in tongue. They ran away and later on people told them it was a ghost town and a lot of people there died of a big church fire hundreds of years ago. Nobody go there at all. WOW!
shellzy (8 stories) (218 posts)
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6 years ago (2012-04-18)
WOW this is an incredible story! It sounds as if you and your wife entered some kind of time slip where you were able to interact with the past. These stories fascinate me and as Miracles said you could go on forever with the what if's! This is going straight to my favourite stories, thanks for sharing! 😊 😊
taz890 (12 stories) (1380 posts)
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6 years ago (2012-04-18)
fantastic post Jetson, really enjoyed reading this thank you for adding it 😊
Have to say I saw the same program you mentioned in your comment (or one covering the same thing anyway) and exactly like your post here the way the ladys told there story had me gripped,
Thanks again
Carl
Miracles51031 (36 stories) (4802 posts) mod
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6 years ago (2012-04-18)
Jetson - I think it's one of those things that could keep you going 'round and 'round in circles.

I play the "what if" game a lot. Like you said, "what if" you and your wife had stayed the night in the hotel? What would have/could have happened? Would you have woken to the same hotel you went to sleep in or would you have woken to the Hotel Windsor as it truly was? That being the best case scenario. Worse case... Getting trapped in another time is too mind-boggling to even fathom. And there are so many other "what ifs" in there.😨

Thankfully it happened the way it was meant too and you are here to share your story with us.
Jetson (2 stories) (55 posts)
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6 years ago (2012-04-18)
As I mention in my story... The experience really bothered us and still bothers me to this day. I have to say my mind keeps trying to unlock the riddle to what happened as I know I handled a key and held a candle and walked up stairs but in the morning there was no such place to be found.

As for researching, I only ever came across a British television show that described these experiences as 'time slips' and spoke about two couples that stayed the night in a hotel in France; a place which was from another time and inhabited by people in period dress. They even ate breakfast in the morning and paid a ridiculous low fare for their stay.

Their story goes that when they returned to find the hotel on their return journey back to England at the end of their holiday; it simply was no longer there.

Stranger still, when they arrived in England the photos they had taken of this hotel in France were not on the film roll.
Fergie (36 stories) (1094 posts)
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6 years ago (2012-04-18)
Jetson, welcome to YGS. Your narrative has gone straight to my fave's list! What a remarkable tale you tell.
I am too stunned to say anything else but...wow!
Thank you so much for sharing.
Miracles51031 (36 stories) (4802 posts) mod
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6 years ago (2012-04-18)
Jetson - what an incredible story. I don't know what I would have thought had I been in your shoes, or your wife's for that matter. I can imagine you both wondering why, and how, the hotel got such rave reviews when you saw the condition of the suite.

Time warps are such an interesting thing, aren't they? The "what if's" aside, of course. Have you ever researched to see if anyone else has experienced anything similar with the hotel? Maybe it's a situation such as on that particular date is the only time this occurs.

I have to admit I find this absolutely fascinating. I apologize if this offends you in any way, but this is one of the best "back in time" stories we've had in a long time.

Thank you for submitting it. It was a true pleasure to read.

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