Reality Blinks

  • Thread starter jaynebeal
  • Start date
8
0

Main Question or Discussion Point

Two people sat eating fish and chips in the open air...both see a car shift sideways. There was no way for it to have done so and it did not make a sound as it moved. One minute it was there...the next it shifted a foot or so sideways. Both people stopped mid chip and looked at eachother for confirmation of what they saw. What happened?
 

Answers and Replies

113
0
Did this happen to you? I assume that none of it did and youve just been making weird stuff up lately. If that did happen to you, then I need to get some of that acid off you and try it out for myself. It sounds like some good stuff.
 
8
0
l.o.l...nope it did not happen to me..I'm qouting science writer Jenny Randles and the story was thoroughly researched..any ideas anyone?
 
HallsofIvy
Science Advisor
Homework Helper
41,733
893
What exactly are you putting in the fish and chips.
 
brewnog
Science Advisor
Gold Member
2,701
7
Fish and Chips? Hmm, they were at the seaside. They were sat on a bench on a floating marina (or a boat).

GD is fegging weird these days.
 
Kurdt
Staff Emeritus
Science Advisor
Gold Member
4,769
6
Gokul43201
Staff Emeritus
Science Advisor
Gold Member
6,987
14
Two people sat eating fish and chips in the open air...both see a car shift sideways. There was no way for it to have done so and it did not make a sound as it moved. One minute it was there...the next it shifted a foot or so sideways. Both people stopped mid chip and looked at eachother for confirmation of what they saw. What happened?
Just pointing out a typo: 'carp' is missing a p.
 
Ivan Seeking
Staff Emeritus
Science Advisor
Gold Member
7,093
174
Being that it involved Fish and Chips, I vote for London Forces.

:uhh:
 
Mk
1,963
3
This is just the typical "selectively apply quantum world concepts to classical."

If you never looked at the car it probably moved and didn't.
 
854
16
I'm qouting science writer Jenny Randles and the story was thoroughly researched.
I wouldn't believe Jenny Randles if she told me 2 + 2 = 4.
 
334
1
My Guess:
There were 2 people carrying a glass pane (or some other aparently transparent medium, such as a large tank of water), they walked past and between glances both seated persons looked at the car through two different mediums. Refraction caused a displacement of the image.

Calculate the required glass thickness, distance from source and target, and the length of the object from average foot speed to be sure.

Or you could try some alien mind-ray...
 
brewnog
Science Advisor
Gold Member
2,701
7
Or you could try some alien mind-ray...

Ahhhh! I knew the rest of us were missing something. Damn those alien mind-rays.
 
DaveC426913
Gold Member
18,328
1,940
Do you suppose you could link to a useful article?
 
6,171
1,275
Two people sat eating fish and chips in the open air...both see a car shift sideways. There was no way for it to have done so and it did not make a sound as it moved. One minute it was there...the next it shifted a foot or so sideways. Both people stopped mid chip and looked at eachother for confirmation of what they saw. What happened?
As a neurologically minded person I would first suspect there was never any movement of the car, only some sort of shared hallucination. This happens in the phenomenon known as folie a deax. In practise the first to hallucinate cues the other somehow about the content of the hallucination which the latter then generates in their own mind, and later they edit the cue out of the story, and their memories, when relating the incident.
 
I wouldn't believe Jenny Randles if she told me 2 + 2 = 4.
I attended a lecture given by her once about debunking some of the myths behind the MIB stories, she had researched the subject thoroughly and all her arguments against various likelihoods were rigorously analytical.

My favourite part of the lecture was a picture of a field with a young girl standing in it, the man had taken it some days earlier but when he had it processed there was a fireman hovering above the little girl. Which was odd as obviously there wasn't one there originally; tellingly though what you can see in the picture is the vapour trail of what looks like the exhaust from something, and coincidently there was a top secret missile test on that very day? And wouldn't you know the missile is obscured by the fireman? So what do you think happened :smile: I saw the photo in question and I have to say it was very odd, it really did look as if the fireman was standing there 40 ft above them, even the shadows were consistent.

Anyway she was excellent value for money and came across as very credible.

Mind you I've only ever read one of her books so maybe she's written some wierd crackpottery too, although I always thought she was more of a skeptic?

What was the question again:smile:?

Oh yeah, probably just a wormhole or something mundane, sucked it in then spat it out.

Can never rule out halucination either, even among crowds it happens.
 
854
16
Mind you I've only ever read one of her books so maybe she's written some wierd crackpottery too, although I always thought she was more of a skeptic?
I was too harsh. Although she seems too ready to believe the supernatural, she is nowhere near as bad as the worst of that kind. I'll take her word for it on 2 + 2.
 
DaveC426913
Gold Member
18,328
1,940
... later they edit the cue out of the story, and their memories, when relating the incident.
Yes. Kind of the way the description in the original post was edited to exclude any details that would help us analyze it. We are left with nothing but a story we are to either believe or disbelieve.
 

Related Threads for: Reality Blinks

  • Last Post
Replies
1
Views
1K
  • Last Post
Replies
3
Views
6K
Replies
1
Views
3K
Replies
6
Views
18K
Replies
15
Views
5K
  • Last Post
3
Replies
52
Views
6K
  • Last Post
Replies
5
Views
3K
  • Last Post
Replies
1
Views
2K
Top