What is a TWIDDER? It is a phenomenon known by many names: Time-Slips, Time-Warp or Temporal Displacements, Time Jumps, Time Travel, Time Fabric Ruptures, Time Ribbons-or Strings-or Yarn, Time Storms, Time Slippages, Time Tears, Alternate Realities, Dimensional Leap-Frogging, etc. The author lumps them all under the acronym TWIDDERS (a jumble of 'time/warp/displacement' with a pinch of 'slip' thrown in). By its spontaneous nature, a time-slip, or TWIDDER, is differentiated from someday-through-human-engineered-means time travel! Wrapping our brains around much of the theory that may one day explain how TWIDDERS can occur is a mind-boggling proposition. It all begins with REALLY BIG THINGS and REALLY SMALL THINGS. And the physics that deal with each. So, if we do indeed live in just one of multiple universes, and time is an illusion, and if in one of these realities Elvis never died, and if wormholes assemble and dissemble randomly throughout our existence and can transport us either to an alternate there or other Now, and if the atoms that make up our being are perfectly happy to participate in said travel, then might we unwittingly be part players in a moment from history and/or visitors to non-congruent locations? And if we can go there and back again, have others from elsewhere come unwittingly for brief visits to our universe?
Amazing True Stories of Time Slips, Warps & Displacements
Author Anita Holmes shares a wealth of stories about a phenomenon she affectionately calls "Twidders," giving a friendly name to an often unsettling and disturbing phenomenon of time shifts, slips, and warps. Holmes brings together groups of stories that share a similar theme, such as walking back (or less commonly, forward) in time, or seeing people arrive at a destination before they arrive (again). Some stories present more questions than they answer, with one person not able to retrace her footsteps in the snow back to her car, because her car had been inexplicably relocated to the place she wished she could have parked... but hadn't. Others have seen a place where trees in the forest alongside the road sometimes disappear completely in the matter of seconds... to be seen back again a week later bigger than ever... then months later, gone again.
My appreciation for these stories stems from having collected thousands of similar stories over the past decade, as well as personally experiencing a variety of shifts in space and time. For readers such as myself who've personally witnessed such phenomena, "Twidders" provides validation and an enthralling overview of the amazing variety of extraordinary experiences people can... and have... experienced. There is great value in knowing that it's possible for people to do extraordinary things, such as to travel great distances in very little time, travel in time, and sometimes notice loops in time, seeing events repeat. In addition to stories about time shifts, "Twidders" includes a great many stories about doppelgangers, bilocation, vanishing people, and alternate realities.
Some of my personal favorite stories in "Twidders" involve brushes with dinosaurs on land in the air, leaving witnesses wondering how such creatures could possibly be here on Earth in these modern times. I also find the story of a Spanish soldier's overnight teleportation in 1593 from the Philippines to Mexico particularly captivating.
I highly recommend "Twidders" to everyone intrigued by metaphysics, strange phenomena, and the paranormal.