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What if people really do see the things that they claim are ghosts, except they aren't really spirits or poltergeists? What if what they're really seeing is a chunk of time that got temporarily lost? So a girl could've been brushing her teeth in your bathroom 50 years ago but that time got mixed up and you're seeing it happen right now. It's not really happening, but you see it. That would be pretty creepy but insanely awesome, amirite?

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Probably just a glitch in the Matrix.

Well that makes sense because people assume that time is a strict progression of cause to effect, but actually from a non-linear, non-subjective viewpoint - it's more like a big ball of wibbly wobbly... time-y wimey... stuff.

riris avatar riri Yeah You Are +79Reply

And that's why really old houses are called haunted more often, because there's more chance for time to get mixed up(!!!)

Semi-relevant: I believe our imaginations are just projections of other dimensions that find themselves in our brains. If you can imagine it, it exists; if not in our dimension, then another. So perhaps they're imagining the "ghosts" but because they're imagining it, their brains are seeing parts of another dimension.

StickCavemans avatar StickCaveman Yeah You Are +40Reply

Time got mixed up. Interesting theory.

Time doesn't really exist though, but cool idea.

kerouacs avatar kerouac Yeah You Are +28Reply
@MIDNIGHTANGEL Please explain.

We (humans) created it to keep track and record. The world would still turn if we didn't have watches. We would still breath. We just wouldn't have written history of anything. It's just a measuring tool.

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@kerouac We (humans) created it to keep track and record. The world would still turn if we didn't have watches. We would...

That's like saying length and mass doesn't exist. Watches are like rulers and they help us keep track of time. Hours and minutes are units to keep track of time, just like meters and liters. So we invented how to measure time, we did not invent time, just like how we did not create length or mass or volume. Also I agree with Ms Narwhal up there.

@DandyLion That's like saying length and mass doesn't exist. Watches are like rulers and they help us keep track of time...

The thing about time is that it's an abstract concept. Length, mass, or volume are all used to measure tangible things. Comparing it to length/mass really doesn't give it justice. These things can be changed in either direction whereas time only moves in one direction. If you really think about it, time travel makes no sense.

@DandyLion That's like saying length and mass doesn't exist. Watches are like rulers and they help us keep track of time...

Except length and mass are properties of an object, whereas time is on its own a thing that only grows. What we use clocks for is measuring and keeping track of how fast it grows and to what size. There's no time that is "past" or "present", time is only the ongoing line of everything getting older, it's not history. So it doesn't exist. Last second does not exist. There's only one second -- right now. Anything before this was the same moment, only now you are that one second older as well as everyone else on this Earth.
There is no record that is "time" to make a filmstrip of every movement, and therefore "going back 4 seconds" is not only impossible but wouldn't let you see what was going on 4 seconds ago. You can measure an object with a ruler to see how long it is, but you cannot measure time to see how long it is because it's ust not long. You cannot measure time. You can only measure the rate of its growth and align everyone to that rate. There is no time that people thing as a strict progression of cause to effect, the only time is measuring from now to the future. So I don't think that's comparable to length or mass.

@Nacklefoodle Except length and mass are properties of an object, whereas time is on its own a thing that only grows. What we use...

Also, everything moves. Galaxies move toward and away from each other, the sun orbits the center of the milky way, and the earth moves around the sun. So even if you were able to travel back in time, you'd just be floating in space.

@Nonsense_Narwhal Well we also created socks, does that mean they dont exist?

However, people lose socks quite often, that could be the universe tying to rid itself of a human made mistake. hmm smilie

Nonsense_Narwhals avatar Nonsense_Narwhal Yeah You Are +30Reply
@Nonsense_Narwhal Well we also created socks, does that mean they dont exist?

socks are just clusters of very close together atoms, technically they're not real.

alittleannoyeds avatar alittleannoyed Yeah You Are 0Reply

http://ctrlv.in/57900 It's a fold in the time/space continuum!

Favvkess avatar Favvkes Yeah You Are +23Reply
@Brettward95 Much better.

WHAT THE HELL MY PICTURE IS REMOVED?!?!?!

@Brettward95 WHAT THE HELL MY PICTURE IS REMOVED?!?!?!

Actually Internet time got mixed up. Your picture is now traveling through cyberspace. Who knows when it could show up again. Maybe 56 years from now amiriters will be conversing with eachother and suddenly your picture pops up.

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All I know is people would be seeing a lot more ghost sex.

write a novel centering around this idea? pretty please?

popcorn_freaks avatar popcorn_freak Yeah You Are +17Reply
@popcorn_freak write a novel centering around this idea? pretty please?

read Hourglass by Myra McEntire. it's very very similar to this idea.

Kellies avatar Kellie Yeah You Are +2Reply
@popcorn_freak write a novel centering around this idea? pretty please?

I highly recommend "Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children". Semi-similar subject matter, also a great read.

rowannes avatar rowanne Yeah You Are +1Reply
@popcorn_freak write a novel centering around this idea? pretty please?

pathfinder by orson scott card- same dude who wrote end's game. BEST. BOOK. EVER.

alittleannoyeds avatar alittleannoyed Yeah You Are +1Reply

Mind fuck

Starkiller731s avatar Starkiller731 Yeah You Are +15Reply

And when people see UFOs and things like that, it's just a chunk of time from the future that got stuck in the past.

LittleReds avatar LittleRed Yeah You Are +13Reply

I'm watching poltergeist Right now d smilie

This reminds me of an episode of Torchwood...

Thanks. Now I won't be able to brush my teeth without being paranoid.

Like in skyrim and the elder scrolls

I_Fly_Sometimess avatar I_Fly_Sometimes Yeah You Are +2Reply

This happens in a Sarah Jane Adventure episode, it's an awesome theory.

Conspiracy Keanu, is that you?

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Fixed. y smilie

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thats stupid

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Make sure to put your middle finger up. Just in case anyone is watching from the future.

Does this remind anyone of the movie 'The Others'

Life begins at the conception of the mother in my opinion.

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@Life begins at the conception of the mother in my opinion.

My favorite part of the post was where it didn't mention anything about that.

Clementiness avatar Clementines Yeah You Are +134Reply
@Life begins at the conception of the mother in my opinion.

Oh man, I'm glad someone remembered to bring it all back to abortion.

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