7.9 – ALIENS & THE CIVIL WAR (4.10.15)

AMBROSE BIERCE [10f]

Kennesaw Mountain, Georgia. June 23, 1864. While leading a skirmish line on Confederate troops, Union Army lieutenant Ambrose Bierce is shot in the left temple by a sniper. Miraculously, the bullet travels around the side of his skull and ends up behind his left ear, leaving Bierce injured but alive. After being shot in the head, Bierce went on to become one of the most prominent authors of the post-Civil War era, and was a pioneer of science fiction influencing such writers as Ray Bradbury, Roald Dahl, and Kurt Vonnegut. But could his genius as a writer have been, in some way, connected to the injury to his head?

“In the case of brain injuries, when you suddenly display a new ability, I’m not so sure that it’s something that was there all along and you’re uncovering. More so, that it’s a new ability; re-circuitry, if you will.”

– Kirsten Fisher, Ph.D.
(Asst. Prof. of Biology, Cal State, Los Angeles)

“We’re all disconnected from our core, unaware of the greater realm of pure potential, and Ambrose Bierce may have gotten the right nudge to give him an interesting window into that realm, allowing him to get closer to it than most of us normally ever do.”

David Wilcock (Author/Filmmaker),
(Author, The Source Field Investigations),
(The Synchronicity Key)

Ambrose Bierce is best known for short stories that involve paranormal incidents, strange disappearances, and incongruencies of time. One of the most famous is “An Occurrence At Owl Creek Bridge,” in which a Confederate sympathizer is being hanged for treason. At the moment of the man’s hanging, the rope breaks and he falls into the water below. Escaping to dry land, the hero travels through a seemingly unending forest to his home 30 miles away. But once he arrives and runs towards his wife, he feels a searing pain in his neck.

“Suddenly he was back on the bridge again with a noose around his neck, and then he fell, he was executed, he hung by the neck. And Bierce was trying to tell us that alternate realities exist. Alternate worlds. And we see this pattern all throughout his writings, where he believed that inter-dimensional travel was a possibility.”

– Logan Hawkes (Publisher, The Mexico Less Traveled),
(Author/Producer, Ancient Mysteries of the Americas),
(Author, Close Encounters of the Old West),
(Ancient Aliens of the Americas)

Another short story that Bierce wrote for the San Francisco Examiner, in 1888, titled “The Difficulty of Crossing a Field,” is reportedly based on an actual event that occurred in Selma, Alabama, in July of 1854.

“It was about a plantation owner, a farmer who, in the broad daylight, sitting on his porch, talking to his neighbors, walked across the road into the field and suddenly disappeared with a number of witnesses watching. So, as they walked over to the point where he disappeared, they could still hear his voice faintly, but they couldn’t see him. He never returned.”

– Logan Hawkes (Publisher, The Mexico Less Traveled),
(Author/Producer, Ancient Mysteries of the Americas),
(Author, Close Encounters of the Old West),
(Ancient Aliens of the Americas)

Ambrose Bierce interviewed the locals who searched for the lost farmer, as well as scientists with theories on the disappearance. One claimed the farmer had entered another dimension.

“Is it possible that Ambrose Bierce was, in fact, contacted by extraterrestrials? This is why luminous beings appear in his fiction, and this is why vanishings appear in his fiction?”

David Wilcock (Author/Filmmaker),
(Author, The Source Field Investigations),
(The Synchronicity Key)

Could it be that the head injury Ambrose Bierce suffered allowed him to receive information from an otherworldly source? Ancient Astronaut Theorists say yes, and suggest the strongest evidence may not be found in his stories of strange disappearances but with how he disappeared himself.

In December of 1913, Bierce left the country and headed to Chihuahua, Mexico. He was never seen or heard from again.

“It’s quite interesting to note that he met with another famous adventurer, traveler, an Englishman named Frederick Mitchell-Hedges. Mitchell-Hedges was the man who claimed to discover the first crystal skull, and that’s significant because they both were interested in crystals and inter-dimensional subjects. The last letter, that we know of, he ever sent to anyone, was to his secretary that said, “I go tomorrow to a destination of which I may not return.” And the theory is he may have gone with Mitchell-Hedges to the Crystal Cave the Crystal Cave being a place that Mitchell-Hedges believed you could contact beings from another dimension.”

– Logan Hawkes (Publisher, The Mexico Less Traveled),
(Author/Producer, Ancient Mysteries of the Americas),
(Author, Close Encounters of the Old West),
(Ancient Aliens of the Americas)

“It’s possible that extraterrestrials said, ‘You helped steer the outcome towards a more favorable determination. In the future, people will be more comfortable with us. You’ve set the stage by writing all these sci-fi stories. Come live with us. Come to this place and we’ll meet you there.’”

David Wilcock (Author/Filmmaker),
(Author, The Source Field Investigations),
(The Synchronicity Key)

Might the stories of Ambrose Bierce and his strange disappearance all point to a connection with extraterrestrials? And if so, were these alien beings simply observing the Civil War or might they have even intervened? Ancient Astronaut Theorists say the answer might be found in Washington, DC, standing high atop the Capitol Dome.

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