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If You Could Go Back In Time....  
User currently offlineFalcon84 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (9 years 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 1792 times:

....what would you like to witness? NOT CHANGE. Simply witness, in the course of history. You could be kind of like a hologram, ala "Al" in the NBC series "Qantam Leap". You can watch, witness, but not interfere.

For me? I'd like to see what it was REALLY like at Gettysburg; to watch the events at Pearl Harbor from the hills near Honolulu; to sit in the pill box and see the expressions on the faces of the German soldiers as the Normandy invasion is first seen; See if Lee Harvy Oswald really did kill JFK; evesdrop on Dick Cheney's energy meetings  Big grin Just kidding-kind of.

So, if you could, what would you like to witness?

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User currently offlineSpringbok747 From Australia, joined Nov 2004, 4387 posts, RR: 10
Reply 1, posted (9 years 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 1776 times:

I would want to see the events of Pearl Harbor, be on board 'Enola Gay' and 'Bocks Car' to see the dropping of "Little Boy" and "Fat Man"...the first flight of the space shuttle Columbia... the first flight of the 747  biggrin 

Quoting Falcon84 (Thread starter):
See if Lee Harvy Oswald really did kill JFK

That one too...



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User currently offlineAWspicious From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (9 years 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 1773 times:

To see what it was like when dinosaurs roamed the earth.

User currently offlineKC135R From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 727 posts, RR: 4
Reply 3, posted (9 years 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 1750 times:

A couple of things:

-The signing of the U.S. Declaration of Independence
-The first flight of the Wright Flyer
-The 367-80 flight in Seattle when Tex Johnson barrel rolled it
-The only war related one I would take pleasure in watching would be the liberation of prisoners from Auschwitz

I'm sure there are others, but those come to mind first.


User currently offlineOzarkD9S From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 5073 posts, RR: 21
Reply 4, posted (9 years 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 1749 times:

I would like to have been born in 1900. I would have been the perfect age for the roaring twenties and be able to witness the transition from silent to talking films. And the sheer number of technological advances in the 20th century would have been a marvel to witness. If I could have lived long enough to witness the Moon landing (which I vaguely remember as a child) I could have happily kicked the bucket after that.

I've always had a fascination with the 1920's, always felt slightly out of time in a way. If there was such a thing as a male flapper I would have been one.



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User currently offlineEspion007 From Denmark, joined Dec 2003, 1691 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (9 years 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 1748 times:

The paris hilton sex tape-Live! Big grin


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User currently offlineFlybyguy From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 1801 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (9 years 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 1738 times:

I would go back to the day before there was no winner declared for a massive Mega Millions Lottery Drawing and then play the winning numbers!

I don't think that I would go back in time and try to stop historical events from happening, because like it or not it is minute circumstances of the past that form the realities of the present. In short, I guess I mean there is a butterfly effect of time.

Just imagine if you went back in time and told JFK a joke the day before the Cuban Missile Crisis. That one joke or even the fact that he had met you could have changed the direction his thought processes and changed the course of his social interactions for the following day, perhaps changing the outcome of the Missile Crisis for better or for worse.

Then again maybe I watched too many "Back To The Future" movies.



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User currently offlineMia From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 872 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (9 years 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 1721 times:

I would like to witness the 'discovery' of America on that fatefull day in 1492.


"Like all great travelers, I have seen more than I remember, and remember more than I have seen."
User currently offlineANCFlyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (9 years 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 1715 times:

Start about 20 years earlier so I could have flown on a Constellation and a DC-7 and when US Railroads were kicking butt - The Super Chief, The Olympian Hiawatha, the California Zephyr, The North Coast Limited, The Empire Builder.

User currently offlineSabena332 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (9 years 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 1713 times:

I'd like to witness the final of the 1954 football championship and the moment when JFK said: "Ich bin ein Berliner".

Patrick


User currently offlineTedTAce From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (9 years 4 days ago) and read 1682 times:

I would like to witness the look on Buzz Aldrins face as I set foot on the moon  Smile

User currently offlineFokker Lover From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (9 years 4 days ago) and read 1680 times:

I would like to watch James Marshall discover gold at John Sutter's Mill.
I would also like to see where the Dutchman was really getting his gold. Since I don't believe that the Lost Dutchman's Mine really exists, he had to have stashed a stolen ore wagon somewhere.
I would also like to watch Christopher Columbus cross the Atlantic. I would like to know if he really found it on his own, or if he had a stolen portugese map.


User currently offlineAR1300 From Argentina, joined Feb 2005, 1740 posts, RR: 3
Reply 12, posted (9 years 4 days ago) and read 1675 times:

Maradona's second Goal to the Brits(the hand of God). I'm drwelling already...

Mike

P.S:Actually there faces, that would be much more interesting.  Wink



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User currently offlineKiwiNanday From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (9 years 4 days ago) and read 1668 times:

I'd want to (In chronological order):

  • Watch the atomic bomb detanate over the sands of Alamogardo in 1945
  • Be onboard Glamerous Glennis as she rocketed through the sound barrier
  • Be onboard the SR-71 for her final flight, to IAD
  • Watch as the Gulf War I unfolded; a true example of AIR POWER!!!!
  • Ride on the Concorde when she came to Boston for her final flight


User currently offlineJafa39 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (9 years 4 days ago) and read 1664 times:

Quoting AWspicious (Reply 2):
To see what it was like when dinosaurs roamed the earth.

With you on that one mate!


User currently offlineDan2002 From United States of America, joined Dec 2002, 2055 posts, RR: 5
Reply 15, posted (9 years 4 days ago) and read 1659 times:

Quoting Sabena332 (Reply 9):
I'd like to witness the final of the 1954 football championship and the moment when JFK said: "Ich bin ein Berliner".

He called himself a jelly donut? I remember my German teacher talking about something like that, how your not supposed to say "ein" or something.


-Dan



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User currently offlineQANTASforever From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (9 years 4 days ago) and read 1650 times:

I'd like to see the signing of the document that created the Australian Federation.

Be on the steps of parliament house for Gough Whitlam's famous "Well may we say god save the Queen" speech.

Also - perhaps to relive the impending resignation of the NSW leader of the opposition. *insert evil laughter here*.

QFF


User currently offlineSabena332 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (9 years 4 days ago) and read 1631 times:

Quoting Dan2002 (Reply 15):
how your not supposed to say "ein" or something.

I always knew that GKirk is the only normal one who is living on an island.  Wink

Patrick


User currently offlineFalcon84 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (9 years 4 days ago) and read 1632 times:

Quoting Flybyguy (Reply 6):
would go back to the day before there was no winner declared for a massive Mega Millions Lottery Drawing and then play the winning numbers!

My thread, dude-follow the rules! You cannot participate, just witness! REad it right!!  Smile

Quoting Flybyguy (Reply 6):
I don't think that I would go back in time and try to stop historical events from happening

Again, under my rules, you can't, so it's not an option.  Big grin

Follow teachers rules, or you sit in the corner, kids.  Silly


User currently offlineJutes85 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 19, posted (9 years 4 days ago) and read 1626 times:

The birth of Jesus Christ. Big grin

User currently offlinePhotopilot From Canada, joined Jul 2002, 2731 posts, RR: 18
Reply 20, posted (9 years 4 days ago) and read 1627 times:

Great thread, but I'd look even farther back in time.

I'd like to see....

- The building of the Pyramids in Egypt and the Sphynx.

- Rome during the time of Ceasar and Christ

- To watch the fall of Troy

- To travel with Marco Polo and meet Ghengis Khan

- I'd like to watch Michellangelo paint the ceiling of the Sistene Chapel and carve the Pieta.

- With Stanley when he finds Livingstone

- To be with Sir Francis Drake as he discovers the Drake Passage.

- To watch Neil Armstrong take the first step on the moon.

- To be on the submersible that discovered Titanic.

That's enough for now.

Steve


User currently offlineFalcon84 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 21, posted (9 years 4 days ago) and read 1618 times:

Quoting Photopilot (Reply 20):
- To be on the submersible that discovered Titanic.

I'd like to see how it really sunk.

I'd also like to see the dinosaurs.

How about finding out what really happened to Amelia Erhart?


User currently offlineClipperhawaii From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 2033 posts, RR: 11
Reply 22, posted (9 years 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 1610 times:

Great question!!!

Quoting Falcon84 (Reply 21):
How about finding out what really happened to Amelia Erhart?

That's my top one. It's Earhart by the way.

Enjoy this.

http://www.ameliaearhart.com/



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User currently offlineAA777 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 2544 posts, RR: 28
Reply 23, posted (9 years 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 1606 times:
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-My first day of life, after being born (yuck, i dont want to see the actual birth).

-My Mom and Dad when they were small, maybe 5-10 years old.

-My Grandmother (Who was in the US Army) in Paris when it was Liberated in WW II. (And her first flight ever, out of Orly field in Paris)

-A big classy party in the 20's where everyone is dancing 'the charleston' ....

-England during Queen Victoria.

-Princess Diana

-The Last Supper

-A day during the height of the Lebanese Civil War...just so I could begin to understand....

-Rollout, and first fight, delivery, and first revenue flight of the 777 for AA.

-AA777


User currently offlineFalcon84 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 24, posted (9 years 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 1594 times:

Quoting AA777 (Reply 23):
-My first day of life, after being born (yuck, i dont want to see the actual birth).

I hope your wife kicks your ass for that remark.  Silly Wimp.  Silly

Nothing quite like seeing your own kids born. My first was a C, and my last two were V-BAC's. It was just amazing!


25 Allstarflyer : I'll answer this in a moment, as you have given my answer yourself, anyway. Yeah, like mentioned, that's not w/in the rules. Some cool ones: An inter
26 SFOMEX : I'd love to witness the Passion of Christ, the majesty of Rome during the Roman Empire, the majesty of Tenochtitlan (Mexico City nowadays) during the
27 Post contains images HAWK21M : First Man on the Moon. regds MEL
28 BNE : A couple of things come to mind. 5 March 1995 when the Yacht One Australia sank in a race of San Diego; It is said that the boat sank so fast no one b
29 Post contains images Gkirk : 1967 England 2 Scotland 3 Jim Baxter playing keepie uppie against the English at Wembley
30 LHMark : I'd like to go back and see the Cleveland Browns win the Super Bowl.
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