Teleportation is described as an instantaneous transport of someone or something from point A to point B. Is this truly possible for something to just vanish from one place, only to reappear somewhere else? Sometimes reappearing over some great distances.
There have been many tales and stories that suggest this is possible, but none are all that convincing. Most recent reports were derived from nineteenth-century Spiritualist circles, stating they had moved mysteriously through space by an unknown source.
Traveling into the Fourth Dimension
One afternoon in 1880 on a farm in Tennessee a man by the name of David Lang, up and vanished. That’s right, he simply vanished while walking across a field and there were many witnesses and family members who saw this happen. Many believed he was swooped off into the fourth dimension.
Another intense story involved an elderly couple from London around 1873. Articles described the situation as them arriving in Bristol one evening and signing into the Victoria Hotel. Then to everyone’s surprise, a few hours later they were being arrested for disorderly conduct. This is what the elderly gentleman Mr. Cumpston told the officer:
“My wife and I have escaped from a den of thieves and rogues. We had to defend ourselves with a pistol.”
Apparently Cumpston had fired a pistol twice, one time hitting the roof and the other was fired off into the street. Of course everyone thought they were crazy so they were arrested.
According to court records, Mr. and Mrs. Cumpston told the court they had heard strange sounds in or nearby their room, earlier that evening. They submitted a complaint to the landlady, and evidently she had heard the noises too, but she just shrugged them off.
Then around 3 or 4 o’clock in the morning, the mysterious sounds resumed, but also gave them a strange feeling that the floor was falling out from under them. As the floor opened, Mr. Cumpston thought he was being dragged under, at which point his wife pulled him free. They both jumped out the window trying to get away from what they thought was an attempted kidnapping.
Even though the landlady testified that she did indeed hear these strange sounds, no evidence could be furnished that concluded it as fact. So the court deemed this a case of “collective hallucination” and the Cumpstons were discharged.
Many believe that they too were a victim of being “pulled” into the fourth dimension.
People Being Teleported
People being teleported is something readily found in folk lore and wild story books. Stories of people being swept off to strange foreign lands as if on a cloud. But is it possible for this kind of thing to happen in real life. Let’s go over a few events recorded through history that involved people being teleported.
The great philosopher Apollonius of Tyana said he had once teleported himself instantaneously to Ephesus in order to treat people afflicted by the plague. It is also said that many saints of biblical times would safely remove themselves from danger, usually by the aid of angels, and would be carried from one place to another in the blink of an eye.
There was a modern Indian religious man by the name of Sathya Sai Baba that once teleported himself right in front of many other people. There are many accounts told by others that relate to him disappearing right in front of your eyes. Supposedly he would simply snap his fingers while asking others to snap as well. But by the time the others could snap their fingers, he would of already vanished, only to reappear somewhere in the distance on top of a hill or something.
Another crazy story involves a young man by the name of Alfredo Pansini. They say when the family moved into their home in Italy all kind of poltergeist activity began to manifest. Soon after 7 year old Alfredo began to fall into trances and angels began speaking through him. He also had many clairvoyant visions and then the teleportation began.
Supposedly these teleportations would occur frequently and went on for three years. Finally these incidents came to a stop as Alfredo reached puberty in 1904. But then his younger brother began having similar experiences and disappeared from the house on numerous occasions. On one specific occasion both boys disappeared and appeared on a fishing boat several miles out at sea.
Objects Being Teleported
People are not the only thing that have mysteriously teleported to another place. History tells of many instances of objects being teleported as well.
In 1957 an artist by the name of Raymond Bayless said he was in a room speaking with a student when he had a scary experience with an object disappearing. He was holding a brush and the room was empty except for the two stools and an easel. He said there wasn’t a rug or carpet of any kind on the floor, but there was a large window which brought in plenty of light.
He reports that the brush slipped out of his hand and both he and the student heard a clicking sound after it hit the ground. But when Bayless bent down to pick up the brush, it was no where to be found. It had simply vanished, they looked everywhere!
Many speculate that incidents like these are all part of the Powers of the Mind like we discussed in an earlier post. Some also believe that spontaneous dematerialization is the cause for animals being found far outside the natural habitat. Who knows for sure, maybe alien encounters can explain some of these things. You could also argue that some of these people were victim to sleepwalking or maybe they have split personalities that cause them to do things they can not remember.
There are other “New Age” theories that may suggest a sort of Astral Plane could be involved with these occurrences, but that is a whole other subject entirely, so we won’t get into that here. But this is definitely something to ponder on. So next time you misplace your keys or forget where your wallet is. You may not be crazy, it could be you actually did leave them on the dresser, maybe they’ve teleported into another dimension.