I get a chill just reading about this. I remember exactly where I was that day too. In the middle of the Atlantic Ocean on a ocean liner from Haifa to New York, so we couldn’t watch it on TV! But the ship sounded its whistle, and there was a party on board that night.
I think there is some sort of time dilation effect that takes place on the Chuo line in the direction of Hachioji. I believe I’ve isolated the origin of the phenomenon to Kokubunji. This train display demonstrates the problem. It says it is 11:08 and I’ll be in Hachioji in 18 minutes. But it’s just not true. It will end up taking about 30 minutes. Are there any physicists interested in researching this? There could be a journal paper in it.
I am really really impressed by this incredible woman’s story. A must read.
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