Time Traveler in the Florida Keys

I have a love/hate relationship with email. The love part is that its wonderful to be able to communicate almost instantaneously with people. The hate part is when my email decides what’s junk and what isn’t and sends legitimate communications to junk or trash. So when I’m clearing these folders, I’m careful about what I delete.

In one of these purging sessions, I came across an email that had been sent through the contact form on our blog two days earlier from Priscilla Dagostino, a 70-year-old grandmother who lives in Pembroke Pines, a town in Broward County, Florida. It’s the kind of email we love receiving, especially when it involves weird fog and apparent time travel. In her email, she’s referring to Beyond the Bermuda Triangle, the book Rob and Bruce Gernon (The Fog) have coming out this summer from Career Press.

From Priscilla:

Hi. When searching for interesting books on my Audible book account, something took me to your website. There, to my happy surprise, was a book about true encounters with electronic fog and time warps.

 I am a 70 year old grandmother living in Pembroke Pines Florida and several years ago I experienced this exact thing while traveling to the Keys to pick up donated baby quilts. I have my son and husband as witnesses, but most everyone looks at me as just a little touched when I tell the story.

 I traveled through time in my car while going from Big Pine Key to Islamorada. Taking less than 15 minutes to travel the 58 mile trip, I can still feel the terror as I came over the bridge to see our hotel, knowing it wasn’t possible to be there yet. I had traveled through a very dense fog for just about 1 mile. I will be so happy to read your book and see if others have had the same or similar experiences. Sincerely , Priscilla DAgostino.

 I immediately wrote her back and we exchanged a number of emails.

My husband and son were at first terrified because as I entered the hotel room where they were waiting,  back way too soon, I started to cry hard. I’m not a crier but more of a tough cookie. My first words were “ I just traveled through time “ and started to cry harder.

 I was shaking so hard my legs had almost not let me get out of the car and climb the stairs to our room. We live in Pembroke Pines Fl and my husband and son had gone to Islamorada with me and had planned to go fishing the next day. I was going to Big Pine Key for the ABC Quilt project that I was running in South Florida. I was making a special trip to Big Pine Key to pick up quilts some ladies had made to donate to the babies.

 My husband and son were staying  in the hotel room while I drove to Big Pine Key, spoke at the ladies meeting, picked of the quilts and drove back. After we both calmed down and I stopped shaking my husband said to me “ Please tell me we are not going to have to go on Oprah.” LOL.

You are almost the first time I have talked outside of the family about what happened. The following day I had a very large dark bruise on the inside of my arm, about 2 1/2 inches across, shaped like a perfect donut with a perfectly untouched center but painless. This experience was something that has stayed with me for all these years. My son and family still tease me about it but it wasn’t so funny at the time. I still wonder where I went.

Your time traveling friend, Priscilla

When she mentioned the bruise, my creepy spider sense snapped into full alert mode. I asked Priscilla if she thought she might have been abducted.

 I have always thought that abduction might be an explanation for what happened that night. I even contacted a hypnotist, but chickened out.

 That was my one and only trip through time but I still get a little uneasy when my husband I drive to the Keys for some down time and I relive that experience. It certainly made me much more open to the possibility that there is way more going on here then any of us know.

I did have a very weird experience when my mother passed away that happened with my twin sister that changed my life also.

That last line, naturally, left me really curious, so I asked Priscilla about that experience. But that’s a blog post for another day – and it’s a good one!

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3 Responses to Time Traveler in the Florida Keys

  1. Carl says:

    What a strange and unusual story. I wonder how many people worldwide experience something like this and never talk about it for fear of ridicule. Thank you for sharing, Priscilla.

  2. C.J. says:

    Trish and Rob, please once again forgive me for using the blog to post an unrelated message, but since I don’t do facebook, this is my only means of putting out the warning. Early this past week I was in process of writing an email to a friend. Suddenly a full white page covered my email page. In the middle of that page, this was written:

    YOUR SERVICE IS INTERRUPTED.
    ANOTHER NETWORK HAS BEEN DETECTED.
    ERRO___________//
    RELOAD

    So, I clicked on that “reload” window, and my email page vanished. It remains vanished. Nothing else on my computer has been affected. Just email. For me, email is essential.

    I have Comcast, and my browser is GoogleChrome. My email is XFinityConnect.

    I’ve talked for hours on the phone all week, every day, with CC technicians, and all of them have given me the same response: that it isn’t MY system; that it is a nation-wide issue with thousands of CC customers and their top engineers are working on it. By yesterday with still no email, I got furious, called and demanded to be put through to an engineer, and finally, they did. Thank the gods he was an American whose first language is English (no offense intended to others; it’s just difficult often to understand fast-speaking people on the phone whose language is not English). The engineer told me, kindly, that there indeed is a nationwide email “bug” (that’s the word they used, as did he), and that they are working 24/7 to resolve it. But here’s the important thing, and why I’m putting it here on the blog. The engineer told me to NOT click on that “reload” window….NEVER. He also told me that Comcast is not the only network being hit….that AT&T, Verizon, and others are involved. He added that not ALL customers are having the problem. Thousands are, as many are NOT. So, I just want to tell everyone if that message pops up on your computer, DO NOT CLICK RELOAD. The engineer told me if it ever happened again, to shut my computer down immediately, not even going through the usual shut-down procedure. I asked him if they have any idea when it might be resolved; he didn’t know. This really, really worries me, guys. Whoever or whatever is hitting the major networks all over the U.S. So be careful!!!! Re Priscilla, such an experience, and so glad she shared!

    • Rob and Trish says:

      Thanks for the warning, CJ. Have you tried using firefox as a browser? Don’t know if that would make a difference, but you might try it.