Based in Brooklyn, NY, I write about all things creepy and strange. My book based on the real haunting of Doris Bither (The Entity 1982 movie) will be released soon. Got a question? Drop me a line.

How different would it be if you would have taken that out-of-state job offer that one time? What about those few seconds that delayed you that morning of that horrible accident? An accident you narrowly avoided being part of.

In our world there are infinite possibilities in our every day decision making, however we get to only live out in one set of possibilities. True or false. Yes or no. Take the job, or don’t. But if we dropped down into the minute world of Quantum mechanics, then the possibilities exponentially increase.

Quantum superposition is the principle in quantum mechanics that states that any two or more quantum states can be added together, resulting in another valid quantum state. In other words, an atom can be excited or not at the same time. Or it could be in two position, also at the same time.


On July 16th, 2008 a woman by the name of Lerina Garcia Gordo posted a comment in an online forum asking for help. The 41 year-old Spanish woman claimed to have woken up in a parallel universe. A world not-unlike the one she had left before going to sleep. However small inconsistencies in various aspects of her life began to convince her that she was in fact, living in an alternate reality.

This is the story of Lerina Garcia Gordo, the woman who claims to be from a parallel universe.


BED-SHEETSOn the morning of July 16th, Lerina awoke to find that her bedsheets were of a different color. She was confused and disturbed at the fact that they were of a  completely different set. It wasn’t just the colors that were different. Not being able to come up with a rational explanation, Lerina decided to get ready and head to her office job. A job that she had been employed for the past 20 or so years.

Her car was in the same spot she had left it the night prior. She got in and drove off, commuting down the same path she had grown accustomed to since moving into her apartment seven years ago. Besides the bed sheets, everything else seemed normal for Lerina. That is until she arrived at her office. Inside the office building there were a few strange people she had not met before but that didn’t raise any flags. Lerina walked towards her own office only to discover that there was a different name tag on her office door. It wasn’t her name.

She then thought that maybe she had gotten off on the wrong floor of the building however a quick look revealed that she was on the right one. She had gone to the right office, it was just that her name had been replaced.

Lerina was confused. Had she gotten fired and no one told her? After 20 years of faithful work, this is how they let her know?

She took out her laptop and connected to the company’s wireless network. There she found that she was still on the company’s roster however it showed that she was under a different manager, in a totally different department. Her head was in a tailspin.

She immediately checked her credit cards, driver’s license, and work ID. They all reflected the right information as far as she knew. Same name, same picture, same numbers, and same home address. Not knowing what to think, she called her job and told her she was taking a sick day. The inconsistencies that morning made her think that something was wrong medically with her.

She took the rest of the day off and headed straight to the doctor’s office. There they ran test on her, checking for signs of any illicit drugs in her system. The tests came back negative. She had no alcohol or drugs in her system.

Lerina went back home and began going through her personal files. Bank statements, personal checks, bills….she double checked them all. They all showed the right information. So a thought popped into her head.  ‘What if this is amnesia? What if something happened to me and I can’t remember parts of my life?’

Immediately she logged online and began scouring the internet. She saw that the news and top stories were the same as the previous night, so there were no missing days. As far as Lerina knew, she had woken up living a slightly different life.

It had been six months since Lerina had left her boyfriend of seven  years. She had recently started dating a man (Agustin) that lived down the street from her. They had been dating for only four months, however she knew him quite well. When she called her new boyfriend’s number, someone else picked up. They told Lerina that there was no one with the name Agustin, or that matched her description  living in that house.

The news shocked her as she had spent the last four months getting to know the guy. She had even met his son and had started to Spain-Sevilladevelop a relationship with him as well. But now, there were no signs of her boyfriend and his son at all. As the day passed, she found more and more inconsistencies. She had no choice but to go into work the next day and pretend that she belonged.

Still, Lerina called and called but no one had heard of Agustin or his son. It was as if they never existed. That’s when she learned that she had never left her ex boyfriend. That they had been together since seven years ago and there was no sign of them having ever separated.

Lerina didn’t know what to think. What had happened to the life she knew? What had happened to her career? Had she hallucinated it all?

The one thing she thought was that maybe she had a nervous breakdown at one point. Severe enough to implant false memories into her head, or at least that’s what she thought when she visited a psychiatric clinic. However tests concluded that she was of healthy body and healthy mind. The doctors told her that maybe she was under a lot of stress and could have hallucinated it all. An explanation she had thought about but knew wasn’t true.  She set out to look for her boyfriend Agustin, but came back empty handed. A hired investigator concluded that there were no signs of Agustin or his son in that city.

Her own family thought that Lerina was going insane when she asked about her younger sister’s shoulder operation. They looked at her with confusion as Lerina insisted that her sister had recently had surgery on her shoulder. A claim that no one in her family could back up. As far as her family knew, there had been no surgeries done to any member of the family.

Days, weeks, and months passed as Lerina began to discover small but unnerving differences in her life. Clothing in her drawers and closets that she didn’t remember buying, blog posts she had made weeks, even days before, were gone. Emails and chats were no longer archived in her computer. However browsing through news sites and blogs, the world appeared to be the same. Just like she had remembered before going to bed that July night.

As the months passed and no answers could be found, Lerina became convinced that she had simply just gone to bed one night and awoke in a parallel universe. A world in which her life had been altered by small decisions of her past.

Having sought medical attention Lerina knew that no one would believe her ordeal. So she did what anyone in her position would do: Make a post in an online forum about her ordeal and ask for help.

Translated from Spanish:

Please, if anyone has gone through something similar, please contact me. I want to know what happened to me, as no pathology can tell me what has happened to me. I’ve spent the last five months reading theories that I find online and I’m convinced that I have jumped into an alternate reality. Something, some action I must have taken has changed my reality.

If I did jump into a parallel universe, then why am I living in the same year? I’m the same person, just minor differences in life.

To explain myself better, this is like having lost the last 5 months of my life. It’s like they were all just a dream, however everyone else has the memories of those 5 months except for me. And I’ve done things during that time that I have no memory of doing so.

Please, abstain from making jokes or telling me that you have “the truth”. This is very serious to me.

Thank you: [email protected]

Lerina’s original post:

What happened to Lerina Garcia Gordo? Did she suffer from a medical condition that made her believe she lived in an alternate world? Did she actually wake up in a different universe?


  • Renan Oliveira

    define alternate “Universes”
    someone is saying that we slip through alternate what???
    do we have a spaceship to even CHECK the POSSIBILITY of there being another galaxy with a bunch of different planets??

  • jay steel

    I had that happen as well. I remember somebody said it was a sales gimmick of some sort. but then years later i saw the company and looked it up. and sure enough it was a new company. it had just started.

  • jay steel

    arnold has a couple of movies like that. I tell people that story all the time. actually, i just told somebody about that today as well. He made a movie called total recall around 1990. at my former job in 2007 or 08, a guy said that movie came out in 98. i said that b.s. cuz i got married in 1995 and before i got married i muscled my ex-wifes’ nephew for the movie on VHS. we looked it up online and sure enuff, it was 98. I argued that i was still skinny when that movie came out. i had on a wife beater and i was cold and i didnt want to get a blanket or turn off the a.c. The last time i was in the house i grew up in was 92, my parent got divorced in 93. in 2010 i was telling a guy about that at my new job and he looked it up and bigger than shit it said 1990!!!!!!!!!!!! i immediately called one of my former co-workers and put him on the loud speaker and told him. he couldnt believe it either. i was right. time is altered when we sleep. the thing that people forget is that our physical MEMORIES stay the SAME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Princess Di was american. I watched an interview with my entire family on good morning america when she got married. She said the british accent had kinda rubbed off on her. where is that interview????? i cant find it anywhere. In that interview the reporter asked her is her mother was really Humphrey Bogarts cousin and she confirmed that he was.

  • Mike Dymski

    i have had alot of these experiances in my life

  • Gagan Sky

    where can i contact you, Lerina Garcia Gordo?

  • kakarat

    Maybe ur other version u did something which made u shift worlds
    n I think other u is also facing the same problems which u r now facing.

  • kakarat

    Like hw did u also find difference when u wokeup

  • kakarat

    Okay atlleast if u have the jacket take a pic of it n post. just show the sticker atleast

  • kakarat

    Those might be memories of ur other version from other world . One of the fragments of the other you’s memory has got into u

  • Oliver Twist

    Lerina, is there a Donald Trump in your parallel universe? If not, I want to move there.

  • aSimpleMind

    -Alternate or a parallel world would be the same world that you live in, but in a completely different “present” because in that world, different choices are made. Suppose you are a doctor in this world, you could have actually chosen a different field of study and be a retailer in an “alternate universe.” The different “paths” you have to take to lead up to your present were chosen by you, however there is a possibility that maybe you have different “selves” who ended up picking different routes and have different future even if that would be “you.” Think of a tree and its branches. Now imagine that all those different branches are the different routes you take, giving different outcomes in the end.
    -Just because we do not see things, doesn’t mean they are not real. Can you see gravity on the earth’s surface? Can we see dark matter?
    When you question “reality” like many philosophers around the world, ideas of alternate/parallel universes come about. Its just another long discussion about “time” and the various concepts. There is no such thing as “now” and the time that we measure is simply a way to get us by. We are not “checking the possibility” because of how little we know of the entire universe in the first place. It is a “possibility” that cannot be “proven” (since that’s what you seem to be suggested) however ‘if’ people can time travel, ‘if’ there are alien life in space, then there is a “possibility” of “alternate universes.” And considering how vast space is, plus its constantly expanding, it just makes the “possibility” higher.
    Also, a possibility is “a thing that may happen or be the case,” it doesn’t have to be a fact. Just consider these “theoretical ideas,” we’re not saying that they are definite/proven facts that you HAVE to agree with. < for more info

  • Roko

    ignore those pricks in here Dear,i believe You.

  • Renan Oliveira

    now go on and prove it, to me you’re just making stuff up.

  • Munday Turbans

    i just want to know more about lerina , are you still here , i wanna know more about , i wanna do some research for my project