7.9 – ALIENS & THE CIVIL WAR (4.10.15)

DREAMS & UFO SIGHTINGS [10c]

Charleston Harbor, South Carolina. April 12, 1861. At 4:30 in the morning, Confederate cannons fire on Fort Sumter. Three days later, President Abraham Lincoln declares that an insurrection exists and calls for 75,000 volunteers to put down the rebellion. The American Civil War has begun.

“People on both sides assumed that there would be one great battle that would decide everything winner take all one great battle fought somewhere probably between Richmond and Washington. But that doesn’t happen.”

Richard Lewis (Civil War Historian)

“People actually came out from Washington with picnic baskets and champagne to watch the battle. But this war would be a horrible war, a war that no participant would ever forget. It cost more American lives than all other wars combined. 750,000 people, it is now believed, perished during the war. The Civil War was felt everywhere in America, because it is that war that defines what type of nation we’re going to be.”

– John V. Quarstein
(Author, The Civil War on the Virginia Peninsula)

It was not just the future of the United States that was at stake. This was a war over different philosophies of government, with the fate of a people caught in the crossfire. And according to Ancient Astronaut Theorists, there may have been even more at stake than we know.

New York City. April 19, 1861. Responding to President Lincoln’s call to action, the 7th New York Militia travels by steamboat to Annapolis, Maryland. While en route, they witness a very strange occurrence in the sky.

“While these men and sailors were on board, they saw what was described as the moon suddenly soaring clear into the sky, and around it clearly defined three circles of light. Now, of course, we know that it’s not possible for the moon to change position in the sky that way. And looking at this sighting, as it was reported, this would have to be classified as a UFO. If UFO sightings represent encounters with alien spaceships, then it seems certain that UFOS were watching over America during the Civil War.”

 – Chris Pittman (UFO Investigator / Historian)

Is it possible that the men of the 7th New York Militia really did have an encounter with some type of alien craft, just days after the start of the Civil War? And if so, is it a sign that extraterrestrials had an interest in this turning point in our history?

“There’s an intriguing pattern that we see within UFO reports. And that’s an increase in sightings when wars break out. The First World War, Second World War, Vietnam, the Korean War – they all had their UFO incidents. And another example is the American Civil War.”

– Nick Redfern (Author, Memoirs of a Monster Hunter),
(The Real Men in Black), (Final Events),
(The World’s Weirdest Places),
(Close Encounters of the Fatal Kind),
(Bloodline of the Gods), (The NASA Conspiracies),
(On the Trail of the Saucer Spies:
UFOs and Government Surveillance)

“It could be that aliens might simply be interested in observing historical events. It’s also possible that extraterrestrials might be trying to influence the course of events or simply to warn people in some way.”

  – Chris Pittman (UFO Investigator / Historian)

While there were numerous UFO sightings reported during the Civil War, even more common are stories of soldiers encountering strange beings on the battlefield.

“It happened all the time in the Civil War, that soldiers reported seeing ghostly figures or ghosts of famous people. Soldiers reported seeing all kinds of strange things, when the heat of battle was on.”

 – Richard Lewis (Civil War Historian)

Also reported, were bizarre dreams and premonitions, some of which proved to be prophetic. One of the most notable was published in a Kansas newspaper on March 27, 1862. According to the account, General George B. McClellan, chief of the Union Armies, was visited in his sleep by the ghostly figure of George Washington, who warned him that Confederate forces were closing in on the capital. The vision reportedly caused McClellan to change his plans and fend off the attack.

“There are many soldiers and politicians during the Civil War that have premonitions, premonitions of death. Nathaniel Lyon at the Battle of Wilson’s Creek actually said, “Today I will die.” And he is going to be shot in the chest, during the battle shot in trying to rally his men.”

– John V. Quarstein
(Author, The Civil War on the Virginia Peninsula)

But what can explain all of these bizarre incidents? Ancient Astronaut Theorists suggest that the strange dreams and UFO sightings are evidence that extraterrestrials were, in fact, present in America during the Civil War.

“It would seem that throughout the history of this planet, certain civilizations and nations have been watched very carefully by the extraterrestrials and nurtured by them. And in ancient times, this could well have been the Egyptians and the Chinese and the Sumerians. And really, in our own era it’s the United States of America that is the country that these extraterrestrials are the most interested in.”

David Childress (Author, Technology of the Gods)

Could it be that extraterrestrials took an interest in the success of the United States of America? Ancient Astronaut Theorists say the answer may lie with the man who was tasked with preserving the Union: Abraham Lincoln.

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