A flight that took off from Tokyo in 2022 new year has landed in LA last year 2021 in local time. Is it time travel?
I saw a Facebook post shared many times that said this story and I thought to bring it as the first story on my blog in 2022 New Year. Let me wish you all a great Happy New Year 2022. Actual that storey was fake. As per what I learnt, in 2020, the ANA flight from Narita, Toyko to Hawaii, did this time travelling flight and didn’t report anything in 2021 or 2022. However, I found an interesting story that actually achieved such an experience hundred years ago.
GREAT SEA STORY
The passenger steamer SS Warrimoo was quietly knifing its way through the waters of the mid-Pacific on its way from Vancouver to Australia. The navigator had just finished working out a star fix and brought Captain John DS. Phillips, the result. The Warrimoo’s position was LAT 0º 31′ N and LONG 179 30′ W. The date was 31 December 1899. “Know what this means?” First Mate Payton broke in, “We’re only a few miles from the intersection of the Equator and the International Date Line”. Captain Phillips was prankish enough to take full advantage of the opportunity for achieving the navigational freak of a lifetime.
He called his navigators to the bridge to check & double-check the ship’s position. He changed course slightly so as to bear directly on his mark. Then he adjusted the engine speed.
The calm weather & clear night worked in his favour. At midnight the SS Warrimoo lay on the Equator at exactly the point where it crossed the International Date Line! The consequences of this bizarre position were many:
The forward part (bow) of the ship was in the Southern Hemisphere & in the middle of summer.
The rear (stern) was in the Northern Hemisphere & in the middle of winter.
The date in the aft part of the ship was 31 December 1899.
In the bow (forward) part, it was 1 January 1900.
This ship was therefore not only in:
Two different days,
Two different months,
Two different years,
Two different seasons
But in two different centuries – all at the same time!
The story has been taken from Snopes.com and checked with various sources to verify. This was possibly true, according to hard evidence.