Ok so a few days ago I experienced something extremely unsettling and have been unsure what to make of it. I’m no stranger to paranormal experiences but out of all the whacky shit I’ve seen in my life (UFO’s, orbs, fairies, ghosts, mojos, spirits, etc.), this was by far the most immensely bizarre experience I have ever had period, which is saying a lot. In fact it was so bizarre that I’ve so far been reluctant to tell anyone about it for fear of being deemed a schizo or worse, a liar. I’m even hesitant to post it in here and this is the most accepting community of weirdos I know of, but this shit has been driving me bat shit ever since it happened so I have to get it off my chest and trust that no one will question my sanity.
Three days ago I was driving to an appointment to meet with my probation officer and got a flat tire a few blocks from his office. I pulled off to the side of the road I was on, parked, and got out to check out my tires, and discovered the flat, at which point I exclaimed something to the effect of “fucking beautiful!”. I didn’t have a spare or time to change it so I decided to walk the rest of the way to my appointment.
After my appointment I walked home, and after a few hours I realized I forgot to lock my car doors so I started walking back to where I left my car and when I got about a block and a half away, looking down the street, I saw that my car was not there where I was sure I’d left it. My first inclination was to assume it had somehow gotten towed after only being parked there a few hours but then I got a really strange feeling in my gut, my heart started racing and something told me to hang back and refrain from approaching the spot where my car was supposed to be.
I pulled out my phone to call someone and the screen started glitching out and being unresponsive. The clock on my homescreen kept updating and jumping back and forth from 4:17pm to 12:46pm so I decided to reboot my phone, and as I was waiting for my phone to boot up I witnessed something I’ve yet to make any sense of. I saw my car being driven down the street with a flat tire. It slowed down, pulled off to the side of the road, and parked exactly where I remember leaving it, and lo and behold, I saw that IT WAS ME driving it. I saw myself get out of the car, check the tires, and instead of saying what I remembered saying I heard myself say “perfect! fucking awesome!” and then start walking toward the probation office. Needless to say at this point I was in a state of absolute awe. I felt almost sedated and maybe a bit dizzy as I watched myself walking off and disappearing into the distance. By then my phone had booted up so I looked at the time and the clock was no longer glitching out but it said it was 12:50pm at which point I just froze in a panic thinking I was going to be stuck 3 hours in the past forever and had to sit down on the sidewalk and breathe to keep from fainting. After a few minutes I felt a weird surge of bioelectricity pass through me and looked again at my phone to discover that clock had returned to 4:24pm. I then felt it was safe to approach my car to lock the doors so I did so and returned home.
I realize this has little to nothing to do with magick but I didn’t know where else to share this experience. I’ve since done quite a bit of research and discovered that the time slip phenomena is actually pretty widely experienced which put my mind at ease a bit, but I still can’t stop replaying the event in my head trying to figure out some way I could be mistaken about what I’d seen, but to no avail. Anyways thanks for listening. Any thoughts?