Talk:950: Mystery Solved

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The Northwest Passage is a sea route from the North Atlantic to the Pacific, north of the North American continent. It has not been "open" until very recent years; the icepack extends far enough south that it is not generally navigable. 16:12, 13 December 2012 (UTC)

Another possible explanation is that the world includes more than just Earth. Amelia might have had to travel at or over the speed of light, which would also explain the time effects. 21:23, 21 January 2014 (UTC)

Yeah... I'm pretty sure this can't be looked at with a logical eye. I find this explanation to be lacking and I will probably return to do some re-working. Lackadaisical (talk) 01:44, 19 April 2016 (UTC)

About impersonating your son - that's what all vampires and other long-lived people do. 18:20, 9 October 2021 (UTC)

If she flew at near lightspeed for 74 years, it wouldn't have taken her 74 years from our perspective. Maybe she's been living on some unknown island for 70 years? IJustWantToEditStuff (talk) 04:27, 10 October 2022 (UTC)

Added "objective" to that bit, to make it plain it wasn't her years but (within the most handy alternate frame of reference) ours. It has to fit with the non-aging aspect of the whole mystery, so the living-on-an-island answer doesn't replace the lightspeed one that way. (Unless the island had mystically soporific qualities, like Sleeping Beauty's castle!) 08:52, 10 October 2022 (UTC)
....someone undid that edit without any attempt at explanation (hello? did that person read this at all?). Possibly a metaphysical issue with there being no absolute objective frames of reference, as I had myself pondered during the insertion of that word, but I'm not sure it was quite so well thought out. So I put "non-subjective" in its place, instead, to perhaps better serve the same purpose but without (the same) problems. Hopefully that will satisfy both you (IJWTES) and them, this time. If not, I'll just let someone else work out the better way to mention/clarify it. 09:06, 11 October 2022 (UTC)