Added June 16, 2003
Phantom Tennis CourtRate this encounter: Jeff Vachon, North Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1997, email@example.com
A friend and I had an unusual experience in 1997 that I thought you might find of interest.
In August of 1997, my friend Larry and I got together on a Wednesday afternoon for a game of tennis. We were driving through North Cambridge, Massachusetts and didn't know where the nearest tennis courts were. I pulled up to a cop on a side-street off Route 2 and asked him where the nearest tennis courts were. Although neither of us said anything at the time, we both thought there was something weird about the cop. I'm not sure if it was the way he was dressed or his attitude. He seemed to have an interest in my car. In any case, he gave us clear directions to tennis courts about two blocks away. We followed his instructions, turned right into a driveway and, sure enough, there were three tennis courts right in front of us. We both looked at the courts very intently to see if any courts were available. They were all occupied. It struck us both as odd that all the players were dressed in white. We both took notice of a very attractive young lady in the right court wearing a short, white tennis dress. She was preparing to address the serve. We decided to wait for a court to come free and I pulled my car into a parking area immediately on my right. Larry got out of the car first then said, "Where did the tennis courts go?" I got out of the car and noticed we were alone. "They were right there!" I said. The tennis courts, the players and everything we were looking at were gone! Instead there was a building in front of us that was not visible when we pulled in. Strangely, neither of us was afraid, though we both agreed that what we just experienced was "too weird". We got back in the car and drove off to play tennis elsewhere. Later I did some research into the area. I found out there were tennis courts there -- but they were torn down in 1954!
Did we "travel back in time"? Did we see "ghosts"? Larry seems to think we viewed a scene from the 1920's. Also, I have to wonder -- did they see us?