Doctor Seraphina Bond warned them her Transitional Retrograde Interdimensional Portal technology was still theoretical but they ignored her.
"Think of the wondrous change your research could bring!", they raved, "Harvesting an alternative pre-industrial reality? Imagine the possibilities!!"
Hours after the trial, pockets of that other dimension began to bleed in...growing both in size and frequency.
Walking to her office, she cursed when she stepped into an unexpected puddle of murky water. Her next step plunged her into the depths of an other-world ocean The pocket of alternity snapped closed behind her and the anomalies were no longer Doctor Bond's concern.