Monday, January 1

Time Door

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Now I'm not one to spread rumors, you know that, right? So I won't tell you what they say is really happening here -because it's so preposterous. Just today, I looked it up and I found this building on an 1812 map of Lancaster. But the doors in this image... no, they're not authentic. Some say they're so ordinary to throw you off. Huh? To fake you away. To, make you think that the agency hasn't carved their hole into this portal. I mean, it looks innocent enough, right? Except for that strange device up there on the upper right. One thing I hear, no one's ever seen anyone actually go into or come out of this place. Hmmm...
Peculiar, this seems to be the only entrance. And no windows overlook it. It faces a four story blank brick wall.And just last summer there were teams of men with very large equipment digging deeply into that alleyway... in the middle of the night!
So after dark, when those black town cars cruise this alleyway... and slow at this door. Then come back out. Are they empty? Smoked windows... don't let me peer inside. Yeah, there are only whispers that the corridor behind this door is a covered foot bridge back to the early 1800s. God knows why a secret program would want to go back to then. Hmmmm... 1812 or so? What was happening in that year? But of course, this is only rumor. No sane person would... Wait. What's that noise outside? Hold on, I'm going to the window with my laptop. Yeah, from up here on my third floor, I can see the opening of the alleyway across the street, and there goes another one of those dark cars. They're so quiet. I wonder why their lights are off? Hmmm......

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Funny! The only thing I associated with 1812 is Tchaikovsky's insane piece with cannons about Napoleon getting spanked in Russia.

But wait: The US were at war with the UK! But why should the government meddle with a war they more or less won anyway? Or is it the Brits seeking vengeance? Be careful, Ted!

Ted Byrne said...

In the year 1812, a twenty one year old lawyer named James Buchanan was admitted to the Lancaster Bar. That County Bar Association's building is a block and a half south of this door. The courthouse is a block west. Buchanan later lead a presidency which, some say, made the Civil War inevitable. His opponent in his Presidential race was the first Republican to run for that office and he was narrowly beaten. One wonders how history would have changed had something happened to Buchanan - if he'd just disappeared or become discredited in his early years allowing John C. Fremont to become the 15th president, eh? And 1812 was pivotal - it was the last year before Buchanan had any significant public reputation. As it turned out, Lancaster did NOT go for their native son, Buchanan when he ran for the presidency. You kind of wonder what they knew?
- Of course no one is implying that any of the rumors about this mysterious door have anything at all to do with... with... Um, never mind.