|Occurred : 6/1/1997 05:30 (Entered as : 1997 5 to 6)
Reported: 5/20/2003 3:13:28 PM 15:13
Location: South Charleston (near), WV
|lost time traveling on a highway
This not a flying craft report. This is a report of something that happened to me and a co-worker on a warm summer night that change the way I see things. We worked the late shift a resturant we got off in the early mouring hours and we talked in the parking lot and threw around a football I had in the car for a while. We left (I was taking him to his house in Madsion) and we where driving down US 119. There was never any traffic on the road that late at night and we normally stopped at a gas station. When we went by the 24 hour gas station it was closed. We wonder why and made mention of the clerk problay was taking a nap. As we drove on we began talking about something and then I said that car is on the wrong side of the road. It's light were off and it was parked. It should not have been facing towards us on the four lane road. Then he said my dad use to work there(refering to a coal mine) and then I sort of blacked out and when he said something to me it was like I was in a dream. When I came to I realized the car was going about 10mph on a 55mph road. My foot was of the gas. I ask him what happened and he said he couldn't remeber what he was saying. I pointed out the speed we were traveling and the parked car. He said that was weird and he felt funny. We talked the whole way home about something else. That is when at his house I noticed the sun coming up. I said it not time for sunrise. He agreed and we assumed the time had changed. His wife said it changed in the spring and that we were crazy. I was still a young adult living at home. So I called home to tell my mom that I was going to be late. Somehow that night we lost 45 minutes to an hour. He refused to talk about it at work the next day. He tried to turn it into a joke. Years passed and I saw him again and asked him about it. He said I don't know what happened to us out there but something did. That is the truth , we were afraid to talk about it. As time went on I can no longer remember the date or the exact time of departing w! ork or arriving at his house. One thing I can assure you is that it did happen and somewhere out there is the lost hour of my life. I don't know what happened to that time we lost and one thing is for sure I don't ever wish to feel that way again.
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