It reminds me of articles that I have been stumbling upon about 'parallel universes'. I'm pretty conservative for the most part so this theory is really 'out there' for me. Basically, they say that every time you are in 'the fork in the road' or at a major decision in your life, then reality kind of splits into two, and each decision becomes another 'reality' (I know, weird, huh?)
And then, there's always the 'time machine' theory that people can actually travel in time and see themselves in the future or past. And that's just as weird but very intriguing.
I've always thought about 'if I could go back in my past and change a 'moment' what would I change'? There have been several so I guess my 'universes' would be endless!
My life is a galaxy of bad decisions for the most part anyway...
I loved your story and it sure brings some credibility to either option for sure!
Thanks for posting this! Maybe it will happen again soon, who knows???