Teleportation; an Account From the Past
One of the best known is said to have occurred on the evening of October 24 1593, to Gil Perez
A story of teleportation
One of the best known is said to have occurred on the evening of October 24 1593, to Gil Perez.
Perez is a civil guard, a pre-Spanish soldier in the Philippines
. He was said to have appeared suddenly in a confused state in the Plaza Mayor of Mexico City, and wearing the uniform of a Philippine regiment.
Gil Perez claimed that he had been in Manila moments before finding himself in Mexico in duty in the governor’s palace.
He further admitted that while he was aware that he was no longer in the Philippines, he had no idea where he was or how he came to be Mexico.
He brings the news that governor, Don Gomez Perez of Dasmariñas, had been asassinated.
The authorities explained to him that he was now in Mexico City, he refused to believe it saying that he had received his orders on the morning of October 25 in Manila and that it was therefore impossible for him to be in Mexico City on the evening of the 24th.
Mexican authorities placed Perez in jail, and was consider as a deserter and for the possibility that he may have been in the service of evil.
The Most Holy Tribunal of the Inquisition questioned the soldier, but all he could say was that he had travelled from Manila to Mexico in an an explained event.
After two months, news from the Philippines arrived via Manila Galleon, confirmed the mysterious soldier’s fantastic story.
There are witnesses that confirmed that Gil Perez had indeed been on duty in Manila just before arriving in Mexico.
One of the passengers on the ship, recognized Perez and swore that he had seen him in the Philippines on October 23.
Perez eventually returned to the Philippines and took up his former position as a palace guard.
This story received wide circulation, but historian Mike Dash notes that there are some problems with the story which questions its accuracy.
He notes that the earliest accounts of Perez’s mysterious disappearance date takes more than a century after the supposed events.