August 8, 2020

Is Time Travel Really Possible?

Q: I read where a survey of 3,000 people has revealed 30 per cent of adults across the UK believe time travel is possible and not confined to the realms of fictional films or television. And nearly half of adults (44 per cent) wrongly believe memory-erasing technology similar to that used in the film, Men in Black, and hover boards, such as those showcased in Back to the Future, exist in reality. Are people that gullible on your side of the pond? A: Heck, we’ve got people here who believe our President is an alien. Brits have some catching up…

Time Travel Easier with Peyote

Q: I am interested in time travel. I have yet to experience going forward or back in time personally, but I have read the late Carlos Castaneda wrote that the sorcerer Don Juan Matus believed in the existence of an area best described as a “crevasse between realities” in which the material world imperceptibly gives way to the spirit world and other dimensions. Do you know any time travelers? A: I overheard a guy at a diner telling someone that he had been missing a couple of days. I usually attribute that to alcohol blackouts. Remember, the people in Castaneda’s…

210 Cases of Frogs Found Inside Stones

Q: There are more than 210 cases of frogs or toads found inside stones, lumps of coal, or within the trunks of large trees from Europe, the United States, Canada, Africa, New Zealand and the West Indies. The earliest are from the late 15th century, the latest occurred in Australia and New Zealand in the early 1980s. On more than one occasion, the toads were seen by several independent witnesses. What do you think kept them alive? A: I’d have to guess that it was the hope that one day a beautiful Princess would come along and kiss them.  …

Strange Encounter on a Summer Night

Q: In Jerome Clark’s book, “Unexplained,” is a story of 13-year-old Harry Anderson, who had a strange encounter on a summer night in 1919. Anderson claimed to have seen a column of 20 little men marching in single file toward him. The moonlight made them clearly visible and Anderson could see that they were dressed in leather knee pants with suspenders. The men were shirtless, bald and had pale white skin, talking in unison. Young Anderson couldn’t make out what they were saying. Are you familiar with this? A: Of course. They were singing, “Hi ho, hi ho, it’s off…