Rudolph Fentz is a known accidental time traveler who lived in New York City, and disappeared on Sunday, August 27th, 1876. The 29 year old Rudolph Fentz had left home after dinner to go for an evening stroll at about 7:30 PM only to never return. A lone drunk at the time claimed he saw Rudolph disappear as he crossed a street in Times Square known as Longacre Square at the time. One second he was there, and the next he just vanished in the blink of an eye. Due to being a known drunk the witness was discounted, and Rudolph’s family reported him missing. However he was never found. In reality new evidence indicates that Fentz was one of the unlucky rare individuals who intersect with a random temporal anomaly. Despite the splendor of nature, the beauty of celestial objects, and clock work forces that keep our Universe running things aren’t perfect. There are imperfections in the fabric of space-time. Errors, usually quite minute, that the Earth can run through as it hurdles through space along with the solar system. There are a number of stories in the paranormal record that indicate people who have inadvertently traveled through space, time, and from other parallel Universes as well. It’s believed that as Fentz crossed the street he walked right into an invisible bubble of warped space-time which instantly transported him to June 14th, 1950 11:15 PM at the same point in space in the roadway in Times Square.
It’s believe the Warped Space-Time Bubble Anomaly operates much like a pebble skipped upon the surface of a pond. Rather than a pebble on water it’s a bubble through time. The bubble itself could have arrived on Earth at any time in the past. Even millions of years ago. Then it began skipping through time eventually entering 1876 picking up Rudolph, and then skipping to 1950 where it left him before bouncing onward into the future. Once these bubbles come in contact with Earth our gravity keeps it in virtually the same place with only a minor deviation in space despite it’s skips through time. This particular anomaly could be responsible for a number of New York missing persons in the past, and into the future. Particularly those in or around Times Square.
Unfortunately the sudden drop off in the middle of Seventh Avenue on a busy Friday night amid dense traffic created a very dangerous situation for Fentz. Witnesses report a disoriented man wearing late 19th century style clothing suddenly appearing out of nowhere in the middle of traffic. He staggered about briefly while using his hand to shield his eyes from the multiple cars lights. Ultimately he was struck by a speeding vehicle that didn’t bother stopping as pedestrians intervened to halt traffic. They ran to Rudolph’s aid but he died immediately upon impact with the vehicle! Even if he had survived any direct contact with witnesses, media, police, etc would have been scrubbed clean by the US government as is the case with most things paranormal in nature. In fact the NYPD file on this incident has been sealed but officially they claim it doesn’t exist! There were some speculative news stories about Rudolph at the time but there was no real concrete evidence they could show to prove he was a time traveler.
Within his pockets the following items were found:
- $70 in old banknotes in mint condition despite none being issued after 1876!
- A copper token for a beer worth 5 cents. It had the name of an unknown saloon on it.
- A bill from a livery stable on Lexington Avenue that was not listed in any phone book. It was for the care of a horse and the washing of a carriage.
- Business cards for a printing press business on Fifth Avenue address with Rudolph’s name on it.
- A brand new looking letter sent to his address from Philadelphia in June 1876.
Not soon after the autopsy Rudolph Fentz’s body disappeared. Sources inside the US government indicate his body was taken for study, and is perfectly preserved in a top secret lab somewhere! As with various other paranormal events the government planted disinformation so as to make it seem like the Fentz story was a fictional urban legend. However those of us in the real supernatural community know it’s a true story!
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