"Time is the perfect murderer. It kills several every second, over 30,000 worldwide. People often talk of killing time, but ironically, it is the other
The following is a story from the mouth of a Merseyside Policeman who inadvertedly travelled back
in time when he was off-duty in July of 1996 in
Liverpool City Centre's Bold Street area.
Frank, the policeman in question, and his wife Carol were in Liverpool one
sunny saturday afternoon shopping. At Central Station, the pair split up;
Carol went to Dillons Bookshop to buy a copy of Irvine Welsh's "Trainspotting". Frank went
to HMV to look for a CD he wanted.
Twenty minutes into his short stroll to the Music shop, he walked up the incline near the Lyceum Post Office/Café building which leads onto Bold Street, Intending to meet up with his wife, when
he suddenly noticed he had somehow entered an oasis of
Suddenly, a small boxvan that looked like something out of the 1950's sped across his path, honking it's horn as it narrowly missed him. Frank noticed the name on the van's side.
"Caplan's". When he looked down, the confused policeman looked at his shoes to see he was standing in the road.
Frank crossed the road and saw that "Dillons" had now had "Cripps" over it's entrances. More confused, he looked in, to see not books, but women's handbags
When he looked around, Frank realised people looked like those from the 1940's!
Suddenly, he spotted a young girl in her early 20's dressed in a lime coloured sleevless top.
The handbag she was carrying had a popular brand name on it, which reassured the policeman that maybe he was still partly in 1996*. It was a Paradox**, but the policeman was slightly relieved, and he smiled as the girl as she walked past
him and entered "Cripps".
As he followed her, the whole interior of the building completely changed
in a flash to that of Dillons Bookshop of 1996*.
As she was leaving "Cripps", Frank lightly grasped the girl's arm to attract attention and said;
"Did you see that?"
"Yeah! I Thought it was a clothes shop- I was going to look around, But it's a bookshop."
It has been recently proved
that "Cripps" and "Caplan's" were actual businesses around in Liverpool at roughly 1950.
Another related case of a timeslip is from a construction worker on the renovation of the Lyceum Building.
He put down his helmet for a second and then was gone,
with nobody within fifty feet of him! He also noted that his DIGITAL watch had gone back two hours!
*This story was reported in
**Paradox- This word means something to be of a similar nature to a Mirage;
in other words, "There, but