So, it was in the spirit of discovery and pure curiosity that Allie and I went to Wood Street Galleries to check out Parallel Universe. The main draw was the human-sized shrinkwrap machine. When I was in high school, I worked at a Hollywood Video, where one of my favorite tasks was shrinkwrapping the previously viewed VHS tapes for sale. I knew I'd have to experience it for myself, what I had been doing all those years ago.
The attendant explained how everything worked and then I stepped inside and he sealed me in. After pressing a button, the air started getting sucked out and I started getting a little claustrophobic. It was definitely a strange feeling, and not one that I was 100% a fan of. After a minute or two of thick plastic sealing itself around my body, I was done and out, and ready to convince Allie to give it a go.
Also on display at Wood Street in the Parallel Universe: this typewriter with little bugs and things crawling on the paper.
And this room, where you sit in a chair, and it's very dark, and you look at your reflection in a mirror right across from you. The mirror starts to vibrate and shake while your reflection starts to make you a little uncomfortable. And then, when you aren't expecting it, the lights flicker and there's NO ONE IN THE CHAIR IN YOUR REFLECTION.