If we told you that a woman went to sleep and woke up 17 years in the future, chances are you wouldn't believe us. Or maybe you'd think it was some sort of a sequel to the Jennifer Garner vehicle "13 Going On 30."
Well for Naomi Jacobs, it was a reality.
Naomi Jacobs is the author of "Forgotten Girl," a book documenting the fascinating story of an overnight transformation.
The book's official description gives us some details on what actually happened:
Naomi Jacobs went to sleep one night as a thirty-two-year-old single mother, and woke up the next morning thinking she was a fifteen-year-old school girl. Frightened and disorientated, she didnt recognize th house she was in, though it was hers, nor her ten-year-old son, Leo. As far as she was concerned, it was 1992-when John Major was Prime Minister, and before the internet, DVD's or reality TV.
Jacobs was later diagnosed with a rare dissociative amnesia that wiped out her memories of the previous 17 years, including the fact that she had a child. She woke up thinking it was 1992 and the last memory she had was falling asleep the night before in a bunk bed she shared with her sister at age 15.
"I jumped out of bed in shock [...]. My voice sounded deeper," Jacobs said in an interview with BBC. "I though I was still dreaming until I saw my face in a bathroom mirror."
She was then confronted with 21st century technology, the interview below also reveals. "The last time I saw a phone, it was the size of a housebreaker," Jacobs laughs.
You can listen to the entire interview below.
Whoa. What a story!
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