Strangeness on the Iron Bear-Teanaway Ridge

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JUNE 16, 2021

My husband and I were hiking the Iron Bear trail near Cle Elum, Washington. A section of this trail runs along a forested ridge in the shape of a U, such that you can see part of the trail across the way from where you stand. As my husband and I are finishing off the hike, we’re walking north on the trail, headed to the bend that will take us around the ridge. I tend to walk with my gaze locked on the trail near my feet to look for wildflowers, but I was struck with the urge to look across the ridge at the section of the trail we would be walking on once we crossed the bend. As I glanced at the trail in the distance, I was struck with a fancy of seeing doppelgängers of myself and my husband walking on the other trail. I thought the idea was funny, and decided to share the daydream with my husband. After hearing my story, he guffawed and said “I was imagining the same exact thing!” We both had the sense we may have experienced a whisper from the simulation.

Submitted by Anonymous

Strangeness on the Iron Bear-Teanaway Ridge