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(Daily Star)   'Time travelling' exorcist goes back to 1980 after getting sucked into a vortex on London Underground. Sadly only finds lousy English side dish of peas, not the good soup made with ham hocks (possible nsfw content on page)   (dailystar.co.uk) divider line
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2021-06-03 11:32:46 AM  
Yeah, I think Neil Gaiman is going to come after this guy for copyright infringement.
 
2021-06-03 11:40:29 AM  
What the hell was that?
 
2021-06-03 11:57:21 AM  
Im writing a rock opera where AC/DC goes back in time to catch Jack the Ripper.
 
2021-06-03 11:57:53 AM  
Did he bring his own weapons?
 
2021-06-03 12:01:10 PM  
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2021-06-03 12:02:20 PM  
Why did this dreck get green lit?
 
2021-06-03 12:02:40 PM  
My first stop in 1980 would be to an investment office. I heard about this small but growing computer software company out in Seattle. I think they could do some big things in the not too distant future.
 
2021-06-03 12:03:10 PM  
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2021-06-03 12:07:30 PM  
Real life exorcist?

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2021-06-03 12:07:34 PM  
1Q84
 
2021-06-03 12:10:09 PM  
FTA> "Paul Devlin says he was sucked into a vortex on the Tube"

Replace "into a vortex on the Tube" with "off in a bathroom in a tube station", and I'll believe the whole thing!
 
2021-06-03 12:10:26 PM  

The5thElement: My first stop in 1980 would be to an investment office.



Just don't forget to go back in time and sell those BEFORE the big market crashes in the 2000's. etc.

in 2000 I was 5 years before I could retire fully, then in 2000 or so, the market crashed, my wife lost her 3 figure salary/job and just as quickly as it came, my fortune was gone...

I'll now have to work until I'm in my 80's.
 
2021-06-03 12:12:27 PM  
I read this short story many years ago, but it took place in Grand Central Terminal.
 
2021-06-03 12:12:45 PM  
sounds like a plot from Legends of Tomorrow.

/all hail Beebo!
 
2021-06-03 12:13:27 PM  
I saw that movie.

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2021-06-03 12:15:09 PM  
"On this day they were beautiful, with ceramic tiles. They were like brand new escalators."

Well that shows its utter crap.  Victoria tube station during the 80s would have likely been a shiathole.  That's before the Kings Cross fire, plus Victoria had a refurb project which only finished a couple of years ago, so if anything the modern escalators would be the "like brand new", because they pretty much are.

There were still wooden escalators in use across the underground network at this time, it being one of the big causes of the Kings Cross fire.
 
2021-06-03 12:16:45 PM  
 
2021-06-03 12:25:44 PM  
So was haggis still legal -- the real stuff?
 
2021-06-03 12:31:10 PM  

steklo: then in 2000 or so, the market crashed, my wife lost her 3 figure salary/job and just as quickly as it came, my fortune was gone...


3 Figures?    Losing $999 or less destroyed your fortune?
 
2021-06-03 12:31:11 PM  

Pinko_Commie: "On this day they were beautiful, with ceramic tiles. They were like brand new escalators."

Well that shows its utter crap.  Victoria tube station during the 80s would have likely been a shiathole.  That's before the Kings Cross fire, plus Victoria had a refurb project which only finished a couple of years ago, so if anything the modern escalators would be the "like brand new", because they pretty much are.

There were still wooden escalators in use across the underground network at this time, it being one of the big causes of the Kings Cross fire.


I lived in London in the 80's and you're dead on. It was far filthier. There were scaffolding all across the city as they were (still) cleaning coal dust from the Victorian era.

As to clothing from now drawing attention? YGFKM. That was the punk era. Nothing sold in mainstream stores now (apart from possibly shoes) would have drawn attention.  Below is Matt Belgrano - his name was common in London in the 80s, and this exorcist thinks his 2020 Dockers would stand out?

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2021-06-03 12:45:38 PM  
Went back to 1980 and he didn't try to warn John Lennon to stay home December 8?
Dick.
 
2021-06-03 1:00:54 PM  
Paul said: "This guy gave me this look as if to say, 'You're dressed funny'.

You went back to 1980, not the 1600's. Clothes weren't that different 40 years ago. I mean, there were some questionable fashion choices back then but it's not like a button down shirt, tee-shirt and a pair of jeans or khakis would have been out of place 1980.

You would have had to try really hard to be dressed "funny" in 1980.
 
2021-06-03 1:01:30 PM  
Maybe he didn't go the 1980 that WE all experienced, but a 1980 on a different timeline?
 
2021-06-03 1:08:19 PM  
That story was a lot less creepy than the Matt Gaetz time travel to back when the age of consent was invented by the girl's father.
 
2021-06-03 1:12:08 PM  

xxBirdMadGirlxx: Real life exorcist?

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While this guy is nuts, I did have a professor in college who was a recognized expert in the paranormal and a certified exorcist by the Catholic church. The church does not allow a whole lot of priests to do that in good standing.  Taught theology at the Catholic university I was at, Go Bonnies!!
 
2021-06-03 1:13:43 PM  

Pinko_Commie: "On this day they were beautiful, with ceramic tiles. They were like brand new escalators."

Well that shows its utter crap. Victoria tube station during the 80s would have likely been a shiathole.


Yeah, came here to say this.

TFA is a fictional story from someone who was never in London in the 80's.
 
2021-06-03 1:28:01 PM  
Yeah, not sure if this is a warning to not do drugs or a good reason to start doing drugs.
 
2021-06-03 1:29:17 PM  

xtalman: xxBirdMadGirlxx: Real life exorcist?

SureJan.gif

While this guy is nuts, I did have a professor in college who was a recognized expert in the paranormal and a certified exorcist by the Catholic church. The church does not allow a whole lot of priests to do that in good standing.  Taught theology at the Catholic university I was at, Go Bonnies!!


My understanding is that every christening in both Roman and Anglican rites is a mini exhorcism.
 
2021-06-03 1:29:36 PM  
Exorcism is exactly as likely as time travel.
 
2021-06-03 1:29:49 PM  

Mock26: Yeah, not sure if this is a warning to not do drugs or a good reason to start doing drugs.


It's a warning to get help so you can get drugs.
 
2021-06-03 1:30:56 PM  

Loucifer: Exorcism is exactly as likely as time travel.


That's just what you'd say ...
 
2021-06-03 1:52:46 PM  
Weirdly, the usually filthy escalators were also pristine.
He recalled the creepy 'time slip' on YouTube show The Angel and the Exorcist.

Speaking to psychic Samantha Jayne, he said: "I got off at London Victoria as I did every single week and turned left up the escalators.


Not that this needed debunking, but Victoria Station's platform access escalators were replaced in 1989. The layout of the station was then substantially altered in the 2011-2016 upgrade.
 
2021-06-03 1:58:45 PM  

xtalman: xxBirdMadGirlxx: Real life exorcist?

SureJan.gif

While this guy is nuts, I did have a professor in college who was a recognized expert in the paranormal and a certified exorcist by the Catholic church. The church does not allow a whole lot of priests to do that in good standing.  Taught theology at the Catholic university I was at, Go Bonnies!!


I know they exist (and that the number who can put that on their CV has significantly dwindled over time) but this guy is an 'aspiring' priest so I'm fairly certain him being a 'Buddhist' exorcist is akin to someone being a self-initiated Wiccan.

In other words: utter bollocks.
 
2021-06-03 4:27:11 PM  
Probably got zapped by a Weeping Angel

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/It sent him back after it realized he had no future to feed on to begin with
 
2021-06-03 4:30:03 PM  
Is the Daily Star the new Weekly World News?
 
2021-06-03 5:25:07 PM  

Tr0mBoNe: What the hell was that?


This is a Trent Rezonor song.
Sometimes it's very long.
It can go on and on.
But it's very awesome!
 
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