Mapleton FC Bending Space-Time Continuum
Local astrophysicists are investigating a “tear” in the space-time continuum that was discovered several weeks back in the Indianapolis neighborhood referred to as Mapleton. Mapleton’s southern border is Fall Creek, which is where the “tear” appears to have originated. Local residents in the neighborhood have reported that they were seeing “soccer players from the future” appearing seemingly from thin air right on the banks of the creek. Some claim these futuristic types can be seen appearing around 4:30 pm and disappearing late Wednesday nights around 10:30 pm.
“Tears in the space-time continuum can occur when an object travels at such a rapid speed that it literally breaks the wall of time itself,” said astrophysicist Rocco Mediate. “When something like this occurs, the timeline as we know it can be forever changed.”
The Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Chief has also been investigating this phenomenon as citizens from neighborhoods across Indianapolis have been filing police reports that possess a common thread. Reports have come from all over, including Mass Ave, Irvington, Fountain Square, Bates-Hendricks, Herron Morton, Fletcher Place, Old Northside, Meridian-Kessler, and most recently, Garfield Park.
Fig 1: A cryptic tweet from ICF team Mapleton FC on July 17, 2017.
“All I remember is a light blue—not a Bates-Hendricks electric blue, but a light blue streak and then boom! I wake up, my money’s gone, my wife has left me and all I have left to my name in this world is two tickets to Bates fest in my pocket,” said one man who chose to remain anonymous.
“Do you think it’s a coincidence that before these time travelers showed up it was the Berenstein Bears and now it’s the Berenstain Bears?!” said another woman who requested that her name be left out of this story. Metropolitan police caution individuals on jumping to conclusions before their investigation concludes.
Growing speculation around these light blue, time travelers is being connected to the neighborhood soccer league, Indy City Futbol. Self-proclaimed media boss of Indy City Futbol, Drew Kincius had this to say, “I vehemently deny any accusation that Indy City Futbol knowingly allowed the Mapleton soccer team to join this league despite their players being from the future. Sure, they win their games by double digits. Sure, they arrive to games in floating cars. Sure, I overhead one of them saying they needed to get back to 2025 to see how their victory has affected the future, but that doesn’t mean they are time travlers!”
This story will continue to be updated as information is received.
Investigative reporting by Scott Spillman