"Mike Dash recounts a fascinating "timeslip" case, in which a witness apparently travels back through time to witness some event in the past at first hand. (my note: timeslips can happen in the other direction-the future-but are reported much less often in that manner. For instance a man had a vision in a near death experience of a house. In this house were a couple of things that were not around during the time of his NDE. One of these was something that was in a wall that he couldn't explain. Later in his life the man realized he had seen his own future house! The thing or device that he had no reference for was a central air unit for the house).
"In this instance, the witness who was at a cocktail party in the town of Brechin (Scotland) on January 2, 1950, came to believe she had experienced the aftermath of the Battle of Nechtansmere, which took place on May 20, 685 in Scotland. In the dark and bad weather, the 55-year-old woman skidded her car into a ditch. Upon continuing her journey on foot she saw groups of lights moving in the distance which, as she walked on, gradually resolved themselves into a shadowy group of figures carrying flaming torches. As the figures approached, she said, "they were obviously looking for their own dead...the one I was watching, the nearest one, would bend down and turn a body over, and if he didn't like the look of it, he just turned it back on its face and went onto the next one..." She then goes on to provide the specifics of the fight, its precise location, and the Pictish dress and equipment of the day, all of which she knew nothing of before the incident." Battle of Nechtansmere information Here
Perhaps I should have posted more gryphon information. I just didn't want to get anyone "burned out" on mythical creatures-including myself-even though I think it is fascinating learning and studying works about them. I thought this would break up the series a bit, and am truly interested in "timeslips" as I am with most things fortean and paranormal. I have a book by the wonderful researcher Jenny Randles called Time Storms about this subject, and can maybe post information from cases in her book here in the future. Thanks again for your wonderful comments and best to anyone stopping by! I couldn't sleep tonight once again due to back pain this time so I was like -what the hell? see if you can find something appropriately weird and wonderful to post about!