2021.03.19 – 4. Through the loophole

My double took off into the skies and he left me here on earth to tell you the story.

But now – exactly who was “my double”?

A year ago I wouldn't have had a good answer for you. Possibly like yourself, I might have thought that a “double” was someone who strongly looked like me, a “look-alike”. But no, it is not that.

Let's begin here. All around us there exists a “probability space”. For example, while walking I could stop unexpectedly. That stop was in my “probability space”, as was the possibility of continuing to walk.

Now expand this. All my walking, all my thinking, all my existence exists in a universe that forms around all my probabilities. It is all that I can possibly do, think and experience. This universe is very similar, but not the same, as another possible universe of my existence, i.e. a “parallel universe”. You cannot deny that I have yet another range of possibilities.

Now I needed a mental jump, and Jinkpee gave it to me. Jinkpee said, essentially, that I can remain on Earth, but another “possible me” could exist elsewhere – in this case, on another planet. And in a crucial addition, this other existence could be “palpable” and “visible”. I would be a second “me”.

I am still coming to grips with this possibility. However no one waited for me to catch up – they simply continued to send me new data.

I first got a few extraneous glimpses, places where I could not be, yet were congruent with being on a spaceship. Later came “snapshots” of Rkpoed. As “the cameraman”, I was getting glimpses and feelings, and they made sense of what he probably saw and felt as “my double”.

Getting the info was not always easy. As he took off, he moved out of my time line. Right after the traversable wormhole his timeline evolved much more rapidly than mine. It seemed to go into a massive “time wave reaction”, but after a while it flattened out. So at the beginning I was getting a huge conglomerate of pictures and data that I had to disentangle, and later the snapshots evened out into a plausible sequence.

Here is what I reconstructed from his transmissions.

When he reached the spaceship, he got a quick glance out of the window. The ship was still in a wide stationary orbit around the earth. There was a lot of haze and clouds, so he could not make out what area he was hovering over. The earth was so close that he only saw part of it, but that part was clearly rounded.

Then he got a quick look at “Gll”, the ET stewardess (pronounced “Jill”). She is quite short and a bit on the fuller side, always very polite and cheerful. I found out that she is part of the medical team. After coming on board she gave a sleek set of tan-coloured Rkpoed overalls to my double.

I also got a few passing shots at other members on-board. Mostly they were on senior military assignments from different Anglo-Saxon countries. Some were travelling with their families. They also wore tan-coloured clothes with various military insignia. I got the impression that they were very nice people who looked forward to the experience.

There were no “utterly strange-looking” ET entities on board this time. I was told that sometimes Rkpoed crafts convey rather different-looking confederate personalities to various meeting sites of the Galactic Federation.

Jinkpee also showed up quickly. He seemed to have further responsibilities on-board, so he just stayed a few minutes to say that we were indeed headed for Rkpoed. Also he said that they would make a small stop-over in the Pleione area (pronounced /ˈplaɪəniː/ or /ˈpliːəniː/) – the seventh-brightest star in the Pleiades star cluster (“Messier 45” for the specialists) – to drop some people off, before going on to Rkpoed.

While in the Pleione region, he told me to observe this. The Pleione binary pair has a first component A, plus a hot B star, which is many times more luminous than the Sun. The star has periodic phase changes and has two gaseous disks at different angles to each other. The primary star rotates rapidly, one rotation every few minutes, close to its breakup velocity. This rapid rotation is likely to break apart in the next few centuries.

Rkpoed is too far away to be seriously affected by this event. Also for those who will dock in the Pleione region, they will be stationed in an area that will be at a safe distance, at least for the next few decades.

Then we got to Rkpoed.

First impressions: it was daytime as we disembarked, yet there was a strange stillness all around. All means of transport were levitated, so there were no motor noises. People were busy all around, but they worked quietly and they appeared concentrated on their tasks.

My double bounced around and enjoyed his lesser body weight. Rkpoed only has 75% of the earth's mass, so he felt a welcome lift his my jumps. Unfortunately the effect wears off rapidly.

We were in a city with several hundred inhabitants, but no high rises could be seen. There was much wind – a typical feature on Rkpoed – so much life is conducted in sheltered spaces. High rises would induce extra noise from the wind.

A taxi bus with a driver (there were also some without drivers) drove some of us to various drop-off points. The driver knew some English. On the way we saw many connecting tunnels and overpasses, as well as many green spaces between two-storey buildings. He was finally accompanied to a visitor centre where an English-speaking host showed him to his room.

Very important was a small translation device she lent him. It was the size of a cell phone that let him call the office in either English or Spanish.

My double was totally exhausted and fell rapidly into a comfortable bed.