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The Mysterious Bold Street Time Slips in Liverpool

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Bold Street has been the site of many mysterious stories.

Bold Street has been the site of many mysterious stories.

Why Is Time Travel So Intriguing?

The subject of time has always intrigued us. Is it as set as we have always believed? Or does time loop back on itself, giving us a glimpse of a shadowy past out of the corner of our eye?

Was it just our imagination that made us believe we saw an object or building change before our very eyes? Why does it seem as though we have stepped back into the past in such instances?

When this happens, we usually shake our heads and put it down to imagination. But over the last few decades, something strange has been happening in or near Bold Street in Liverpool, England. These odd instances have not been merely glimpses of the past, but full immersion into the strange and mysterious world of English history—if only for a few moments at a time.

Step Back to the 1950s and 1960s

One of the strangest things about the Bold Street time slips is the actual time and place they are set. In the following cases, the people involved did not go back really far, but seemed to visit a particular decade or decades.

So far, most of the sightings have centered around the 1950s and 1960s, and this is strange in itself. Most time travel experiences seem to take the recipient back to the 18th or 19th century. But not in this case.

Are these people simply copying each other in their experiences, or are they genuinely taking a step back in time? The answer to this has to consider the possibility that they may be doing it deliberately to get noticed. In other words, are they perpetuating a hoax?

Another explanation could be mass hallucination. And, last but not least, it is possible that they really are experiencing this strange phenomena!

The most important point is that the very first person who had this experience obviously believed in what he saw, heard and felt.

So, does time flow like a river? Or does it twist and turn, going forward then sweeping back, picking up historic events and placing them down in front of you, if only for a few moments?

A step back in time to the 1950s.

A step back in time to the 1950s.

The Missing Bookstore

In this first tale, we find Frank and his wife, Carol, out for a stroll in Liverpool town center.

It is 1996.

Carol decided that she wanted to go and buy a book at Waterstone's—the large bookstore—and they started to walk towards the shop.

As they approached Bold Street, Frank decided to go to another shop first. However, he bumped into a friend and stopped to chat in the street. His wife went ahead without him.

A few moments later, Frank said goodbye, visited his shop and turned to go back to meet his wife. After reaching Bold Street, he headed on towards the bookstore. As he approached, he glanced up and was surprised to see the name, Cripps, above the door. As he was about to cross over to see what was going on, a van swept past him with the name Cardin’s on the side. The van driver honked his old-fashioned horn and drove past.

Looking around, Frank suddenly realized that things were not quite what they should be. He looked at the cars driving past and realized that they were all old-fashioned vehicles like the ones people drove back in the '50s and '60s.

And then he noticed the people. Men were wearing hats and macs, and the women were dressed in head scarves and full skirts and had old-fashioned hair styles like the ones women wore just after the war.

By this time, Frank was beginning to feel slightly freaked out. He carried on crossing the road and headed towards the store.

As he got closer, he noticed in the window there were handbags, shoes and umbrellas. Suddenly, he saw a young woman looking up at the shop sign. She looked confused. She was wearing modern clothes, and as she saw him approaching, she smiled at him.

 Bold Street Liverpool then and now.

Bold Street Liverpool then and now.

The Mystery of Cripps and Cardin's

Frank went into the shop, closely followed by the young woman. When they entered, he was surprised and pleased to see that it had indeed turned back into a bookshop. The young woman smiled, shook her head and said, 'that was strange, I thought it was a new clothes shop!' She walked away looking extremely puzzled.

This may sound like an unlikely tale. But the odd thing is that Frank was in fact a former police officer—he was used to dealing in facts and definitely wasn't the type of person who would believe in the paranormal.

Frank never stopped talking about this strange experience. Was this a time slip? Evidently Cripps was a women’s shop that sold clothes and other goods decades before! And Cardin’s was also a well-known Liverpool firm that owned vans around the same time.

A MotherCare Store or a Bank?

The second story concerns a young girl by the name of Imogen. She had decided to go into Liverpool to buy her sister, Abigail, a few things for her new baby. Upon arriving, she was happy to see a new MotherCare store that had opened up on the corner of Lord Street and Whitechapel.

She wandered around the store and picked up a few baby items, such as cardigans, baby bibs, and gloves. She was surprised to see how cheap the items were, but thought they were on offer since the store had just opened. Taking them to the counter, she tried to pay with her credit card. The staff member looked at her suspiciously and went off to get the manager.

When she came back, she looked at the card and told Imogen that they didn't take cards. Disappointed, Imogen went and put the items back as she hadn't any money with her.

When she got home, she told her mother what had happened. Her mother was surprised and really puzzled. ‘That store closed years ago,’ she said. 'There is a bank there now. In fact, that’s where I have my account'.

Not believing her, Imogen took her mother back to the same place the next day. Sure enough the store wasn’t there. It was a bank, just as her mother had told her.

Time slips are confusing and can make you feel lost.

Time slips are confusing and can make you feel lost.

A Thief Goes Back to 1967

The third tale is of a young man named Sean. While shoplifting in Liverpool back in 2006, Sean ran away from a security guard and headed down Hanover Street. Trying to shake off the guard, Sean turned into a dead end street called Brookes Alley.

By this time he was out of breath and started to get a tight sensation in his chest. He soon realized that actually it wasn't a problem with him, but the atmosphere around him.

He waited for the guard to come around the corner after him, but he never appeared. Thinking he had given him the slip, Sean sauntered back out and started to walk down Hanover street again. But he soon realised that something was wrong.

The road looked different, and so did the pavement. He noticed cars driving by that looked very old-fashioned, and the road works that he knew were there, were now gone.

Soon he saw that the people around him were wearing strange clothes. Crossing over to Bold Street, he noticed that there were traffic lights where they weren't before. Bushes were growing around the Lyceum, near a bar that he recognized.

He carried on walking. Soon he began to feel that something was not quite right and began to panic. He realized that somehow he had stepped back in time, and the time slip was not going away.

Then he remembered his cell phone. Taking it out of his pocket, he tried to get a signal, but of course it didn't work. Eventually he began to really panic, but soon spotted a kiosk selling newspapers and headed over.

Leaning over the stand, he took a look at the front page of the Daily Post. There in bold lettering was the date. 18th May 1967.

He wondered what to do. What would happen if he couldn't get back to his own time? What about his family and friends?

Picking up his pace, he reached H. Samuel the Jewelers, and tried his phone once again. This time it worked. Sighing with relief, he looked around and realised that he had returned to the present. Strangely though, he could still see people walking around in 1967 just down the end of the road.

By this time, Sean had seen enough and dove onto a bus to go home. When he was interviewed by the local newspaper later, he stated over four times the exact same account.

Now, you may think that Sean was making the story up to escape from the guard. But the strange tale didn't end there. When the security guard was interviewed, he stated that when he ran after Sean and turned down the dead end alley after him, Sean had completely disappeared!

When the newspaper checked the facts of Sean's story, they found that everything he said was historically accurate.

Time Slip Mystery

These three stories are just the tip of the iceberg. There are many tales from around Liverpool that tell of time slips, ghosts and other strange phenomenon. The stories keep coming thick and fast, and of course the more tales, the more likely people will start to believe that they are all being made up. Or, as the saying goes, that they are Urban Tales. So, what do you think? Are these stories the result of real-life time slips, imagination, mass hallucination or are they purely tales that started out as fun but have turned into the greatest Urban Legends of all time?

My opinion is that, yes, something probably did happen to the first guy, Frank, who was just out shopping with his wife. The others? Maybe it was a case of mistaken roads, taking a wrong turning or just a glitch in the person's memory. By the time they got home, they totally believe what happened.

Or, is it true? There are so many cases concerning Bold Street (and indeed just about anywhere else in Liverpool) that maybe, just maybe, they are all living on top of the biggest time slip phenomena in the world.


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  • Paranormal Merseyside by Steven Tucker 2013

This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.

Questions & Answers

Question: Has anyone yet found the cause of these reoccurring time slips?

Answer: No, not yet, unfortunately. Maybe one day.

Question: I read your story with interest. They may have been made up, but what would be the motive in making up the Liverpool Time Slips? If true I think the big question is whether there was any interaction with those people from the past.

Answer: I agree, there would definitely be no reason to make it up. Of course, it could be cognitive. In the sense that maybe their mind thought or hallucinated it. But of course, that can't really be it if they can confirm the shops etc were really there years ago. And yes we do really need to see the interaction between the people and times to get a picture.

Question: If you had the older type of currency and wanted to go shopping in 50’s or 60’s, would you even have enough time to pay and carry your pitches out of the store before the time slip changed back to your own time? The time slips seem to happen and change quickly.

Answer: My answer is the same as above. I think the object would disappear when the time slip went, but you never know!

Question: Do people from the other times come through to our present?

Answer: I would suggest you read Edgar Cayce. He was a clairvoyant, psychic and could see the future. I remember him saying that he had 'seen' a future car that we drive today!

Question: Would you have time to go shopping in the time slip before it changed back to 2018?

Answer: Good question! It would be great, wouldn't it? The trouble is, for starters you wouldn't have the right money to pay them as money changes shape and colour all the time. And then there is the question, would the object you bought disappear along with the time slip?

Question: This happened to me somewhere around 1993-1997 ... It wasn't Bold Street though .... 2 roads over on Seel street. I was with friends and I looked over the road and noticed something was not right, the buildings looked cleaner/newer than they should and there was a guy in old fashioned clothes and a hat on the steps that led up to one of the houses (now pubs). It only lasted seconds and then I was back in the company of friends?

Answer: It sounds like a genuine time slip! Congratulations! Are you going to look into it more? Maybe ask at the nearby houses or shops.

© 2012 Nell Rose


Nell Rose (author) from England on August 17, 2020:

Now that would be great, wouldn't it? lol!

Christine on August 16, 2020:

Has anyone run into the Beatles back in the 1960’s? They had a favorite pub they visited in Bold Street.

Nell Rose (author) from England on July 14, 2020:

Thank you Riffat, glad you liked it.

Riffat Junaid from Pakistan on July 14, 2020:

Interesting article you wrote. I love to read about time travel and also I believe in time travel I don't know why but I believe.

Nell Rose (author) from England on February 27, 2020:

Thanks Meg, yes it must be fascinating to experience a Time slip. I wish I could. So many people have experienced it around there, something must definitely be happening.

DreamerMeg from Northern Ireland on February 26, 2020:

Fascinating. I have been in Liverpool several times but never had that happen to me. It must be frustrating for those who have experienced this to not be believed when they feel so certain it happened. For those who have not experienced it, it probably seems unbelievable.

Nell Rose (author) from England on January 09, 2020:

Yeah I watched that too Gary, great series, LOL!

Gary S on January 08, 2020:

I found an alley in east London that let me travel back to WW2, i had many crazy adventures and even married a barmaid during the blitz.

Nell Rose (author) from England on August 01, 2019:

Hi Keith, that is weird! And that is the sort of thing that does make me wonder about timeslips etc. the trouble is we will never know, but thanks for sharing your story.

Keith on August 01, 2019:

This was some think that happened to me in the 80s this the story i put on my facebook page

time slip or ufo I remember the time when I worked in the N.P.F. club in rose vale of netherfield road I came out one night only to meet a young lady crying I said what’s the matter she said have lost my money and can’t get home I said where you living it was in Kirkby so I said I can walk you half way and then put you in a cab she said ok so we walked to the east lances road I put her in the cab on the way back I walked down Walton lane passed the police station had just looked at my watch it was 4 o’clock in the morning I then went towards Stanley park I then heard this wining sound I walked towards the Stanley park gates just then the hole of the place was lit up with a very bright light then all I remember was I was back in netherfield road and it was 7 o clock from that day to this I cannot explain where the time went or how I got from Walton to netherfield road Everton without me knowing

Nell Rose (author) from England on August 01, 2019:

Hi Keith, never thought of that, but maybe you are right! Something is definitely interfering with the atmosphere and atoms. Thanks for reading.

Keith on August 01, 2019:

do you not think the time slips are to do with electromagnetic spectrum due to all the train stations under Liverpool and could it be a frequency that affects your brain for just that split second

Nell Rose (author) from England on February 09, 2019:

Thanks for your email Jacqueline, and your fascinating story. Yes I have had that buzzing and sleep paralysis. mine was caused by a high thyroid, then low. but its pretty darn scary to say the least! I have had astral projection too when I was young. there is so much more out there for us to learn, thanks again, nell on February 09, 2019:

I have had a number of 'Astral Projections' throughout my life which were frightening. Once I had to have my mother hold my hand to stop me coming out of my body. Whenever one happened I would feel paralysed and unable to scream or move and my body would float out, but before it happened there was a sort of fizzing and electrical sound in the back of my brain, ( Pineal?) I have since found out that this is called sleep paralysis where the dreamer is still awake. The doctor called it petit mal. My daughter has the same experiences but gets auras, sometimes four in a morning, which the doctors have called Focal seizures. Neither of us suffers from epilepsy and I can watch many flashing strobe lights which prove this. However, I have had a time slip experience where I was on one spot of the M6 and just a few seconds later a hundred miles down the road where I really wanted to be. It was a shock but I accepted it as I had had many mystical experiences. I do believe that our brain could go into an electrical storm with itself and pick up perhaps remnants or memories in dna, perhaps even passed down memories. Perhaps the DNA could even have some help in time travelling in the future. Electricity, DNA?? I read that we could never go back in time through a wormhole because the feedback would destroy us, but what if the feedback can be directed elsewhere, like the feedback from music amps where we just point the mic. or guitar away from the feedback coming out of the stereo. ALL sorts of anomalies aren't there? But I do believe that everything, the past, present and future are not separated. It is our conditioning and our wish to live in an ordered world that makes us adhere to time. I also believe that one day when the energy of the whole of the universe collapses that the big bang will occur again and the whole of history will repeat itself, including our own personal lives. I believe, not so much in reincarnation, but in our reincarnating selves. We will see our pram again, our parents, and things will be purer each time. Like a tree dies over winter and comes back into life in Spring, in a bigger and better form. They say that we can't go back in time because of the feedback but what if we could go so far into the future that we go round in the circle to the big bang again and arrive at our desired destination from the PAST. ( the past that is already paradoxically there) Rather than the other way round. I would be thrilled to talk to some physicist over this. Sadly I am not a physicist and cannot provide the equations. on February 08, 2019:

I believe that we only see and experience the continuation of time because of our conditioning which goes way back in our DNA. It is our way of understanding and travelling the omnipresence we are all part of. If that deep conditioning slips for a moment, for instance, taking LDS can slow down time and even alter spaces, then in that world, a quantum space, whether others can see us in different spaces as they ae in those different quantum spaces, but perhaps the ones who cannot see us have stayed behind in their own quantum space. For some reason, I do not have the time to write a lot more on this that I could because it would unsettle

Nell Rose (author) from England on December 17, 2018:

Hear hear! lol! yep totally with you on that. people see everything in 2D most of the time, and as I always say, if you 'Can't go through it, darn well go round it!' lol! thanks for reading.

Brendan Townsend on December 17, 2018:

First, I'm not given to blindly believe the countless attention-seeking internet claims and accounts without verifiable evidence, but often less likely to believe the ramblings of skeptics who's frustated explanations are frequently more implausible.

We must first accept that *forward* time travel is a well-established fact which, I propose, is realised in the forms of gravity, inertia, electrostatic force, ferro-magnetism, and photons. Even GPS satellites in rapid geostationary motion must be regularly calibrated to maintain accuracy resulting from motion-based time dilation.

Now I have to question whether the reported "slips" are alternatively moments in our past that were propelled to our present time, and not *necessarily* the present going back. The effect upon entrant observers would be quite the same.

I'm also inclined to believe that relative variations in space-time can indeed exist without an influential body, unlike hollow explanations of 'dark matter' employed to explain 'dark energy' in free space. Without energistic losses, such variations might exist in perpetuity, and likely created by the incredible forces within galaxies and black holes, for example.

To the ardent skeptic I would suggest keeping an open mind, rather than struggle to reduce everything in the world about us to simplistic, and often more ridiculous explanations - without facts either way. It is absolutely healthy to remain skeptical, but to shut out objective exploration is at-least as bad, or worse, than wishing to blindly believe in the hitherto unexplained.

Nell Rose (author) from England on November 07, 2018:

Thanks Nathan, the whole thing is amazing isn't it? I would love to go to Liverpool and see if I could see it to! thanks for reading.

Nathan M from Tucson on November 06, 2018:

I always found the first report fascinating, since not only was the gentleman seemingly bounced to another time, but a second person ( the young woman ) was pulled into the past temporarily as well.

Nell Rose (author) from England on November 05, 2018:

Yes you could well be right there Francisco! I do believe that electricity in our brain can sometimes see through the veil. thanks so much for reading.

Francisco on November 04, 2018:

Like Tesla once said, how been electrocuted he saw a glimpse of past present and future at the same time, and he is a very credible person, just look is history and what he gave us. We live in a electric world and we are made of the same, our senses are built to perceive electricity in is many forms. And is our brains that built our realities upon that senses, and every brain is built in different ways. Like a color blind don't perceive the same color as you. Could it be some electromagnetic phenomenon at the moment that spike something in certain peoples mind?

Nell Rose (author) from England on October 30, 2018:

Thanks amazing Joanna! I totally agree that if you are tired or in the 'middle state' as I like to call it, you can definitely see some strange things such as time travel.

Joanna McKenna from Central Oklahoma on October 26, 2018:

Nell, I have to agree with Tim Truzy. Exhaustion lowers the barriers we adults erect between "reality" and "bleed through" from other times. Therefore I credit a combination of jet lag and too much sightseeing to events I experienced during a week in London.

One was definitely a time slip: a paved side street turning to cobblestone and then back to paved within a minute or so. But another was a scene from the 17th or 18th century overlaid on the present for several minutes - an elaborately-decorated coach and matched team appeared from a side street and traveled across a busy thoroughfare before disappearing into a side street at the other side. Despite a sense that the coach and team couldn't be real, they were real enough that I held my breath that they wouldn't be hit by the double-decker bus headed toward them, but was never sure they dodged the bus or simply went through the front of it.

I watched all this from about three blocks away, from in front of the West Hampstead tube station. Going north from that point the road dips down and then back up again, so I and the side street from which the coach emerged were basically at the same elevation, with the traffic in between below us.

Nell Rose (author) from England on October 25, 2018:

Wow! thank you Tim for the compliment! I do believe that when we are tired our brains 'see' more than what we would normally see. So yes I totally believe, thanks

Tim Truzy from U.S.A. on October 24, 2018:

I suspect these events are global phenomena, Nell. The stories you shared about Liverpool were incredible and brought something strange to my mind I remember as a youth.

Visiting the site of the Lost Colony on Roanoke Island, off the coast here, one late night, people were just standing in the street.

It was about 1:00 A.M., and we were going to catch some shut eye.

These ghostly beings danced and shimmered with a reddish glow for about five minutes. The group wore dress that went with the time period of the late 1500's.

They wore clothing of Native people in America and of the English settlers during those colonization times.

After they danced and whirled quietly to no music, they simply vanished.

All around us, where our car sat, the road turned to dirt; trees suddenly were everywhere - while this otherworldly display proceeded.

when the group disappeared, the paved road returned.

I wasn't frightened and we decided it was simply a trick of exhaustion. But now, after reading your article, I wonder.

Thank you for this fabulous, well written, and thought provoking article.

You are an ace at this.

Much respect and admiration,


Nell Rose (author) from England on October 13, 2018:

Yes definitely odd mark. I remember being on the isle of wight England, we were walking along the cliff tops, but in a dip where the path was. a guy walked towards us in old fashioned cook clothes, with apron carrying a basked of bread. after he walked past I turned round to see where he went. it was into a small cafe to our left, but lower so I could see the roof at my waist height. I looked for that place many times afterwards, and it wasn't there!

Mark Jackson on October 12, 2018:

This article has got me thinking. I was once walking home late at night in Gosport, Hampshire. The strangest thing happened whilst I was walking down Western Way, just as I was approaching Jellicoe Avenue crossing. I watched an old steam roller and when I say old, it was really old and steam was pouring out everywhere. I had a few drinks, I was young, but nothing crazy and I’ve never hallucinated after drinking any alcohol. I couldn’t believe what I was seeing and to this day I don’t even know if it was true. There weren’t many parked cars around and I didn’t feel any different. I guess someone could have been out driving their old steam roller through Alverstoke Village in the middle of the night when there was no traffic, but it did seem mighty odd.

Nell Rose (author) from England on September 05, 2018:

Wow! now that is an encounter! how amazing! thanks for sharing.

Constantine on September 04, 2018:

I had a time slip up in the Blue Ridge Mountains in Bedford County on a trail heading south of the Blue Ridge Parkway.

There were 3 horsemen riding single file. All were wearing black leather, head to toes and black leather vests and the last one had a full leather long coat. Decades later I realized the hats that caught my attn were flat leather "slouched pork pie hats." It was 1993 on the fall equinox date exactly Sept at 2PM. It was very hot that day. They had boney faces and were unaffected by the heat. The first 2 horsemen solemnly passed me as I was frozen with fright. The hair on my legs went up. The last horseman stopped and the horse whinnied and I looked up at him and he was staring at me with murder in his eyes. I said, "What?" He said, "The red, (my red plastic Fisher 2 box metal detector), its spooking the horse!" I pulled it to my left, and the horse proceeded, just as the other 2 did. I just said, "I was just goofing around, looking for the Beale Treasure."

He immediately said, You're in the wrong place." I said, where's the right place?" He threw his left hand out pointing up the mountain and said, "Over there!." Then before they went around a turn, I said, "Where does this Road go?" Then he said, "Down to the ---." I couldn't understand the last word, and they became out of sight. Next, I ran down hill immediately to use my portable color movie camera hanging from my neck, but they vanished?!?

Nell Rose (author) from England on August 19, 2018:

LOL! love it Sam Spade! yes I know who he was! and I wish I could too!

Sam Spade on August 19, 2018:

Nell, i will meet you in front of the book store, 8th of September, 8pm...

Nell Rose (author) from England on July 22, 2018:

Yes! lol! it certainly can! thanks for reading.

Somto on July 22, 2018:

Wow! This is new to me. Could this be true? Fascinating!

Nell Rose (author) from England on May 31, 2018:

Thank you philip.

philip ong on May 30, 2018:

i will visit Bold street, Liverpool

Cassandra Crimson on May 07, 2018:

Hello, I've psychically known about these thing in Liverpool since 1996 when I picked up on there being 'doors to the past' in Liverpool and my mum called me crazy. I only found out about them 'for real' a few years ago so it was a big surprise but also a big 'up yours' to my sceptical mother. Anyway I wanted to ask if you knew if there is a team of parapsychologists investigating these still? I know parascience used to but I have been trying to get in contact with them for 7 years but no avail. Last time I heard the lady in charge was having personal problems and n longer involved. Also do you or does anyone else know if these incidents are still being reported and/or experienced? Thanks so much.

Nell Rose (author) from England on April 07, 2018:

How fascinating! Wish I had seen it! thanks so much for commenting, nell

Jo on April 07, 2018:

Very interesting reading, Nell. I hadn't heard of this in Liverpool and more specifically Bold Street until a friend mentioned it just now. Yesterday I took a photo on my phone through a Bold Street cafe window and a girl appeared on it. I had not seen her before, during or after I took the pic and she appears with two "shadows" of herself. I posted it on facebook, because I liked the whole pic, and didn't make too much of the girl until other people started mentioning the strangeness of her image.

Nell Rose (author) from England on January 12, 2018:

Thanks ENJ, glad you liked it.

E.N.J. Lawrence on January 11, 2018:

Excellent Reading ,, Thank Very Much ,,,,

Nell Rose (author) from England on December 10, 2017:

Thanks Jersey, yes it certainly is! thanks for reading!

Jersey on December 09, 2017:

I know absolutely that the universe is full of strange happenings, they are all around us.

I've seen flying crafts over the years and had dreams that came true the next day, down to the last detail.

I've even seen the Grim Reaper many times, and a person/persons have passed on within the next week or two in that exact area.

Interestingly, my Grandmother, Doris Lily Leece Ford, was born in Liverpool and had esp.

Yes, it's a strange world! on December 02, 2017:

The Bold Street account and many others can be found in my 'Our Holographic World: The Shocking Truth about Time and Reality', 2014.

Nell Rose (author) from England on October 19, 2017:

Wow! how fascinating! And yes we probably do have timeslips without even thinking about it, as you said! Thanks for sharing!

Furryboots on October 18, 2017:

Great article on a subject that I find fascinating, thanks. I've experienced a couple of things which could be explained by time slips.

Firstly, I used to live on the site of an old papermill and would often hear machinery noises and see a green light when the noises started up. I later went to a working mill and the noises were identical and there were lights on the machines, green for on, red for off.

Secondly, when visiting a friend at her farm for the first time she asked if I'd found the place easily. I told her yes, I spotted the black wrought-iron farm sign at the bottom of the track so knew I was at the right place. She then told me that sign, which I described to her in detail hadn't been there for years and there was no sign at all.

I think this phenomenon happens more often than we realise. I wouldn't have known about the second instance had my friend not asked if I found the farm easily.

Nell Rose (author) from England on September 04, 2017:

Hi Alex, oh wow! now that's a thought! don't think I would like that though, too upset, lol!

AlexK2009 from Edinburgh, Scotland on September 03, 2017:

Going into the future would be good, but consider going into the period after you died and the effect on your family and friends.

But you could end up foundng a new religion :)

Nell Rose (author) from England on September 03, 2017:

Hi Melody, lol! now that would be great wouldn't it? thanks for reading.

Melody on September 01, 2017:

What about going to the future, would love to see what that would be like, nothing ever happens to me when l pop I into Liverpool bold Street, do some. shopping, l live local l am normally there at 10 in the morning

Nell Rose (author) from England on September 01, 2017:

lol! thanks Damion, no mean neither I expect, but I would love to go out find out!

Damion on September 01, 2017:

Very interesting if this is true what people are saying I'll have walk down Bold Street see if anything happens to me probably won't with me though

Sarah on August 20, 2017:

I lived in Liverpool for four years from 1985-1989 as a uni student and whenever I return today I always find it a fascinating place that I feel very drawn to. Two things happened to me when I was living in Croxteth Road, Toxteth. One night I went alone to the all night garage on Ullet Road / Smithdown Road to buy chocolate. It wasn't that late and there were a few people around. On my way home in Ullet Road I suddenly became aware of someone talking close to me. I couldn't make out the words though. Then I realised as a man passed me that I was probably hearing his thoughts. As if this wasn't strange enough, a few minutes later I opened the door of the big Victorian house where I had a flat and for a moment I saw it as a Victorian hallway. A young woman in a blue silk dress stood towards the bottom of the stairs and there were two large greyhounds staring at me. There was a reddish Persian rug. Then in a blink it was all gone. Time slip? The other time was at a friend's flat in a house round the corner in Grove park. Her landlady had a piano in the hall which had been played by John Lennon as Brian Steon had cpnnnectipns with that house. Upstairs alone in the kitchen of the flat, I was sitting enjoying the Autumnal sunshine coming through the window when I became aware of a cold breeze and the feeling that someone was walking in front of me, across the room. Could it have been Brian or John? There was a feeling of peace and calm and it was in no way scary.

Nell Rose (author) from England on August 07, 2017:

Thanks tony, yes me to! I love quantum physics it does explain so much. thanks so much for reading, nell

tony on August 07, 2017:

I do believe we live in a multi-layered universe, which would account for all kinds of paranormal events to slip into our reality. These include ghost; UFO's and alien encounters.

Nell Rose (author) from England on April 23, 2017:

Thanks Radha , I will look into it, thank you!

Nell Rose (author) from England on April 09, 2017:

Hi Thanks Mman, yes you could be right! I am sure some places do have a vibe that causes time slips. I will have to look into this, thanks for reading.

Jman63 on April 09, 2017:

To the comment that spoke of other places in the U.K. with timeslips. I'm quite certain that Glastonbury has something similar. I lived there for four or five years in the early to mid 80's and you were forever hearing about people thinking they were going into one shop and it being completely different, odd sightings sounds around the Tor, and there was just a very weird energy. I only once encountered a similar feeling and that was in Santa Fe New Mexico. Anyway great read, it made me miss the Uk for some odd reason.

Nell Rose (author) from England on April 07, 2017:

Good point Time Traveller! thanks for the map, interesting stuff!

Nell Rose (author) from England on April 03, 2017:

Good point Rachie! Now that would have been fascinating to see! thanks for reading.

Rachie H-Brown on April 03, 2017:

I wonder what would have happened if any of these people had interacted with those from the past and made reference to future historical Liverpool events such as the assassination of John Lennon which would occur in December 1980.

Nell Rose (author) from England on March 19, 2017:

Thanks for commenting Alex, I know what you mean. I am not sure about future time slips I have tried to find a few, but can't seem to find them on here? I am a great believer in quantum physics, and that will show the answer eventually. Someone said maybe we are all holograms, I laughed, but....! i would love to hear you theories, thanks for reading.

AlexK2009 from Edinburgh, Scotland on March 19, 2017:

I found this when googling for time slip cases as part of research for a book I am trying to write about time. Interesting cases and with similarities to a lot of other time slip cases. I think there are at least three types of time slip and some bear a resemblance to UFO encounters.

I have also come across some cases of timeslips into the future and possible slips into alternative universes. Right now I do not have a model or theory for what is going on or a set of theories to cover different types of slip

Nell Rose (author) from England on December 05, 2016:

hi Lynda, Wow! that is amazing! And why not? most people would say a certain time or clothing to show the past, and even music etc. but of course at one stage or another over the last 100 years or so that shop would have been empty! and you just happened to catch it at that point! Fantastic! lol! and I am of course totally jealous! Nice one! and thanks for letting me know about your time slip! nell

Lynda on December 05, 2016:

Something weird happened to me today in Bold Street. I was looking for a newly opened shop called COW. I was told that it was next to Costa Coffee shop but when I got there the shop next to Costa was empty with just some old stuff lying around inside, looked like it had been empty for a long time. I continued to walk up Bold Street but couldn't find the shop, turned round and walked back then went into Costa and asked in there about this new shop. The person I asked said yes it's next door you have just walked past it. Feeling silly I went back outside and there it was just as she had said with a large yellow sign saying COW in the window. I had never heard of Bold Street time slips before but on telling a friend what had happened to me he told me about the phenomena. Unfortunately I didn't see anything from the 1940's 50's or 60's but I did see an empty shop.

Nell Rose (author) from England on October 01, 2016:

Wow! thanks M Lane! that is amazing! I love to hear more stories! as for the one when you arrived early I do believe time does these funny things. and o f course I do believe in other dimensions too, so it could have been either one, you never know! thanks for reading, nell

M Lane on October 01, 2016:

I think that time slips happen more often than we think and that we should pay attention to our surroundings for anomolies. For example people dressed in a manner which is out of the time, it could be just a little bit out but could be significant. The same with watching someone seemingly doing something over again. We saw a man who was dressed in seventies clothes but didn't think much about it because retro is in, but we sat there and we saw the same man with long sandy hair walk past again in exaclty the same way. I supposed he could have doubled back and then walked down again but I think we woulod have noticed him if he had doubled back and then walked the exact same way again.

I am a nurse and i remember a night staff member saying to me that I had been early this morning, had gone for a coffee in the rest room until it was time to start. I said I thought I had arrived the same time as usual. She was adamant that she had seen me through the window arriving early and that she had even waved to me. The odd thing was I had dreamed of arriving early before I woke up.

Nell Rose (author) from England on August 12, 2016:

HIya JG exactly! I totally agree with your ideas, yes can you imagine a few years ago? a mobile/cell phone doing all those things, and speaking to people just by text let alone talking! there is so much out there we don't know, and it drives me nuts when we see someone, usually a man on tv with that look on his face saying 'No, there is no such thing as psychic phenomena! poor guy, LOL! thanks again, and have a great weekend. :)

Joanna McKenna from Central Oklahoma on August 12, 2016:

Good point. I've had a few "paranormal" experiences - which seemed perfectly NORMAL to me! - that I still won't reveal on the net, for the very reasons you mention. As for science's attempts to find a "logical" explanation for such events, I have to throw in that communicating electronically with others half way round the world using a small handheld device we now call a Smartphone was deemed "impossible" and in the realm of voo-doo. In another hundred years or so, I therefore predict that telepathic communication and things like time slips will be considered "normal". It's all a matter of understanding the clues right in front of our noses. For instance, it was discovered recently that time "bends" in space, i.e. in those "galaxies far, far away", so why not here on Earth too??? Just sayin'...

Nell Rose (author) from England on August 11, 2016:

Hiya, and of course if people don't write about their experience on the internet we may never know about it. it could be an older man or woman who are to embarrassed to mention it or not know how to use the computer. its like Deja Vu, maybe we have been there before. science always tries to find an explanation but sooner or later quantum physics will show us the truth, nell

Joanna McKenna from Central Oklahoma on August 11, 2016:

After what I said in my previous comment, it occurs that perhaps Liverpool isn't the only English town with a recurring time slip. Other places, things don't change as dramatically as they do in LP, so no one notices a shift. Except *I* did that time on a deserted side street in London, when the asphalted street surface briefly became cobble-stoned. Who knows what era I was transported back to for a few moments!

Nell Rose (author) from England on August 11, 2016:

HIya JG, lol! never thought of that! maybe you are right our town is looking a little...old, new? and Wow! the Duke of Cumberland stayed there? seems that history does tend to get involved with our ancestors! lol! how fascinating! hope you are well too, thanks

Joanna McKenna from Central Oklahoma on August 11, 2016:

Hi yourself, Nell! Yes, wouldn't it be lovely to experience a time slip in your own neighborhood! But then, you DO live in a place where not much (if any) has changed in some parts of it for hundreds of years, so maybe you have experienced a slip and didn't realize it. (There. That ought to keep you awake for a couple of nights wondering...or generate a new hub. tee hee)

Alas, my mind has been stuck in the far north of England since last fall, compiling a coherent account of ancestors from Cumberland and Westmorland. One of which, I learned recently, was Thomas Savage, in whose home the Duke of Cumberland spent the night after the Battle of Clifton Moor, which occurred a few months before Culloden.

Hope all is well with you and yours! ;D

Nell Rose (author) from England on August 10, 2016:

Hiya JG! long time since you were here? And thanks for letting me do the ooh and ah! lol! yes it was a fascinating experience! I would love to hear more, and also would like to have the time travel happen to me in my town so I can record it, great to see you!

Joanna McKenna from Central Oklahoma on August 10, 2016:

Nell, I saw Grace's incredible account of her experience on Bond street before you did, but chose not to comment until after you'd had a chance to "ooh" and "ah". Your reaction was roughly the same as mine, with the same OMG questions. One thing I would add is that Grace's experience indicates, in her case at least, that there was a definite boundary between the present and the past, whereas other reports don't because the fact that there was a switch didn't register immediately. Veddy interesting! ;D

Nell Rose (author) from England on August 08, 2016:

Oh my goodness Grace! how amazing! have you been back to see if it happened again? what happened when you turned away? was it there when you looked back? thanks so much for reading and commenting, nell

Grace on August 08, 2016:

This happened to me in Bold Street around the late 90's in exactly the same place as shown on the photo above ... I stepped out of Central Station next to the Lyceum and put my foot on the road to head across to Waterstones. In a split second the scene changed ... and a hansom cab went past me heading towards the cathedrals ... followed by lots of people in what I can only describe as being like the people on the Quality Street tins ... I'm hopeless at history so I don't have a clue what era they were. It was the hats I noticed most as I tried to take in what I was seeing. The ladies wore bonnets with brims and the gents wore top hats and dark suits. Several couples walked straight past me as if they didn't see me. I immediately thought I must have walked into a film set but there were no cameras about ... and anyway I couldn't have because when I stood on the pavement everyone was in the present time ... yet as soon as I stepped onto the road ... everything went into a different dimension. At first I was confused and scared ... and then just really scared as I thought about what would have happened to me had I been unable to step back into the present time again.

Nell Rose (author) from England on December 16, 2015:

That is amazing boilymoon! and proves a very good point, yes it probably is you or us that go back in time for a second, not the other way round! as you said, if only you were older, knew more about it and knew how to take it all in then how amazing that would have been! but like all of us its a split second, then afterwards we say, damn, why didn't I...? thanks so much for adding to this amazing phenomenon, if it happens again next time see if you can speak to them, how amazing would that be? nell

boilymooncan on December 16, 2015:

Slight edit - the ramp I walked down was the Ranelagh Street one, not the one from Bold street.

boilymooncan on December 16, 2015:

Hi people,

Interesting article and I thought i'd share this with you as its relevant.

I've seen one of these Time Slips and can give a first hand account.

When I was 20 (so about 24 years ago) I was making my way through Liverpool to see my girlfriend. I needed to catch a train from Central Station which as you may know is right in the area of Bold street.

So as usual I walked down the large ramp that led from Bold Street (you can see it on google street view) into the station and towards the entrance at the far end. Causally glancing around I wasn't really paying much attention - man on a mission, my lady was waiting!

I shot a look to the right and registered something odd straight away - my pace slowed though I kept walking. There on the right, was a cafe/coffee shop - it had sprung up out of nowhere. At the time I thought it was odd as my girlfriend and I often went to places around there and only the other day had walked down the same ramp and that cafe was definitely NOT there then, and neither had anyone been working on any such shop either.

To make the situation even stranger, everyone in the shop and the few that were sat outside were all dressed in very old clothes (i'm guessing now looking back on it around the 1900's). The women that I saw were wearing large hats and looked very "out of place" - my first thoughts were "is something being filmed" and maybe it was a "special" day the cafe was doing and everyone was getting dressed up. So I just put down my lack of noticing it there before as being one of down to age and not really paying attention - I've changed... :)

I glanced ahead to make sure I wasn't going to walk into someone and when I immediately looked back, the cafe was gone.

At the time I just put it down to me being weird but it was only recently that I heard about Time Slips and made the connection and it bugs me to this day that I didn't just walk over to the cafe and talk to the people there. However, I was really freaked out and whilst others have said "I'd ask someone to look me up" I can assure you that the actual event is so disconcerting that you don't think along those lines - the first emotion you experience is fear and an overriding sense that something is VERY wrong.

It is odd that others don't seem to witness the event at the time and I'd have thought that such activity would be recorded on the CCTV in the area (of which there is LOADS).

My theory is that it is YOU that is transported in time - hence the story of Sean the thief in 1967 where the guard reported that he just vanished.... This would explain why the event it limited to just the one person but also explains why nothing would be found on any CCTV footage.

I'm certainly convinced they exist. Had I not seen one with my own eyes I, like probably so many others would just put it down to various other factors and chalk it up against "odd stuff that people believe in".

Silva Hayes from Spicewood, Texas on November 07, 2015:

Another interesting article from you, Nell Rose!

Nell Rose (author) from England on September 04, 2015:

Thanks so much Dolores, lol! yes very zen with a bit of star trek added! I do think a lot of ghost stories are in fact time slips but I doubt if we will ever know, but thanks so much for reading, nell

Nell Rose (author) from England on September 04, 2015:

lol! thnks Brian! not sure about the fireplace but its certainly been chucked down peoples throat in the family over the last few days! LOLOLO!

Dolores Monet from East Coast, United States on September 04, 2015:

Hi Nell - congratulations on winning 2 hubbie awards! Wow! And you get 2 prizes! So exciting! I loved this tale of time slips. It's all so Twilight Zone and Star Trek. While I don't really follow these types of stories, it has certainly made me think. Perhaps a time slip explains ghost sightings. Maybe ghosts are not the dead wandering around, but us somehow able to see something of the past.

Brian Langston from Languedoc Roussillon on September 04, 2015:

Hi Nell- Great Hub and very deserving of your accolade. I hope you keep it well polished and in pride of place on your mantlepiece....and if it goes missing one day don't worry you'll find it again in the future!

Nell Rose (author) from England on September 03, 2015:

Aw thanks so much m abdullah, I really appreciate it! :)

muhammad abdullah javed on September 03, 2015:

Congratulations again Nell Rose on being awarded the “Most Interesting Hub Award”. The Award is a true reflection of your deep interest attached to the writing profession. May God bless you and your family. Take Care.

Nell Rose (author) from England on September 02, 2015:

Thanks MsDora, yes it was a lovely shock! lol!

Nell Rose (author) from England on September 02, 2015:

Thanks so much Faith, and you too! lol! its great isn't it? makes me feel really happy today!

Nell Rose (author) from England on September 02, 2015:

Aw thanks Linda! Never won anything before! lol! apart from a few years ago on here with a hub, I think it was 25 dollars, it seems that Hubpages is my lucky place! lol! And congrats to you too for being Most Cheerful Hubber! we all love ya Linda!

Dora Weithers from The Caribbean on September 02, 2015:

Congratulations on writing the Most Interesting Hub and also on winning the Most Likely to Go Viral Award. Hope you really do!

Faith Reaper from southern USA on September 01, 2015:

Congrats on both of your well-deserved Hubbies this year! This hub is truly the Most Interesting Hub!

Linda Bilyeu from Orlando, FL on September 01, 2015:

Hi Nell, Congrats on your Hubbie award for this fabulous hub!!

Nell Rose (author) from England on June 29, 2015:

lol! yes a lot of them do lose it, especially something like Shameless, about rough broke people, it was funny over here, but the American version was too clean! lol!

Joanna McKenna from Central Oklahoma on June 29, 2015:

Drats! Only the UK version is available on Netflix. I've seen a few snippets of it elsewhere and prefer the American version, which oddly seemed easier to follow than the UK's. Not always the case when UK shows are Americanized. They lose something in the "swim" across the Pond. ;D

Nell Rose (author) from England on June 28, 2015:

Hiya JamaGenee, sorry its taken so long to answer, lol! I loved Life on Mars too, I would love to see the American version especially since the English version had such colourful language! lol! great to hear from you, nell

Joanna McKenna from Central Oklahoma on June 25, 2015:

Hi Nell,

Just stopped by to see what's new in the world of time slips and had to leave a comment about dave's most interesting and provocative question (from 2 months ago), i.e. leaving one's Smart phone, wallet, credit cards, etc with someone in 1967 with a request to "look me up" in 2015.

Hopefully, it'd be with someone young and healthy with a good chance of still being alive almost 50 years in the future. But what if that person died young, say in the 80s or early 90s before smart phones and such existed? Would his family/heirs hang on to the items until 2015 and make the attempt to return them?

At any rate, a question worth pondering. Puts me in mind of my fave mind-bending time-travel series, the short-lived Life On Mars (the American version). Each episode gave me an acute case of "brain pain" from trying to keep track of the shifts between past and present. Not a headache, but like the muscle cramps after over-exercising without a proper cool-down. Even so, I couldn't *not* watch it each week! ;D

Nell Rose (author) from England on June 20, 2015:

Thanks Annie, hopefully someone will read this and answer your question, nell

Annie on June 20, 2015:

Would be interested to know if anyone in Bold Street has reported seeing anyone / vehicles etc from the future.

Nell Rose (author) from England on June 07, 2015:

Thanks Barbara, yes its weird isn't it? lol! thanks so much for reading, nell

Nell Rose (author) from England on June 07, 2015:

Hi Pamela, that is so strange! I think I would have moved too! lol! thanks so much for reading, nell