Settle in for a spooky read courtesy of the trippiest Reddit thread in existence.
No, seriously, we could hang out in this corner of the internet for days, which would probably result in us emerging wearing hats made out of foil and joining the Flat Earthers Society on Facebook.
The ‘Glitch in the Matrix’ thread, named after the 1999 film whereby a ‘glitch’ draws someone’s attention to the fact that they are in a simulation (e.g. when Neo saw the same black cat walk past the door twice), collates stories from people with experiences that cannot be explained, leaving them with the feeling that the world is… not as it seems.
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Yes, it all sounds a bit far-fetched to us too, but there’s one common experience too many people have had for it to not be a coincidence and WE. DEMAND. ANSWERS.
It involves unexplained gaps of time where the people in question have looked at the clock, then looked back what they thought was minutes later, only to discover that huge chunks of time had passed where they cannot, for the life of them, recall what they were doing.
Others involve instances where they actually went back in time.
As Redditors have suggested, alien abductions are likely to be behind it.
They theorise the person has been captured by aliens, studied (?), then returned to Earth a few hours later with their memories wiped.
It truly is the only plausible explanation.
Here, we explore eight stories of unexplained gaps in time that have certifiably blown our minds: