Falcon84 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (9 years 9 months 1 week 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 2148 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 Just kidding-kind of.
Springbok747 From Australia, joined Nov 2004, 4387 posts, RR: 10
Reply 1, posted (9 years 9 months 1 week 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 2132 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
KC135R From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 728 posts, RR: 4
Reply 3, posted (9 years 9 months 1 week 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 2106 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.
OzarkD9S From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 5364 posts, RR: 21
Reply 4, posted (9 years 9 months 1 week 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 2105 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.
Flybyguy From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 1806 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (9 years 9 months 1 week 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 2094 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.
"Are you a pretender... or a thoroughbred?!" - Professor Matt Miller
ANCFlyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (9 years 9 months 1 week 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 2071 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.
Fokker Lover From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (9 years 9 months 1 week 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 2036 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.