7.9 – ALIENS & THE CIVIL WAR (4.10.15)

PROPHETIC VISITATIONS & SIGHTINGS [10b]

Jackson County, Missouri. 1831. 30 years before the Confederate cannons fired on Fort Sumter, marking the start of the American Civil War, Mormon Church founder Joseph Smith brought many of his followers here, declaring this location to be the site of the New Jerusalem. He also stirred up controversy with his comments on slavery in this long-established slave state.

“Joseph Smith when he takes his Mormon colony to Missouri, he actually makes some statements about slavery. He taught that the slavery issue would cause discord. He also came out and said that the slaves would eventually rise up against their masters.”

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

Eight years earlier, Joseph Smith claimed that a strange figure named Moroni came to him in the night, enveloped in light and professing to be from the Pleiades star cluster. It was also Moroni who directed him to the golden tablets that would become the Book of Mormon.

“Joseph Smith also reported that the angel Moroni continued to visit him and three others amongst his congregation also reported similar visits.”

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

According to Smith, Moroni appeared to him numerous times over the course of his life and in 1832, he came, bearing an ominous prophecy. On December 25, Smith passed this prophecy on to his flock, “Wars will shortly come to pass, beginning at the rebellion of South Carolina, which will eventually terminate in the death and misery of many souls. For behold, the Southern States shall be divided against the Northern States.”

“There are some people that say this is a prophecy, this is a vision by Smith. Whatever way it was, it really did portend what came about in the 1860s.”

Richard Lewis (Civil War Historian)

“What we’re seeing is a human-looking being with brilliant light coming off of it, who conveyed an intelligent message to Joseph Smith. There are some speculations that Joseph Smith was in fact visited by an advanced extraterrestrial being.”

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

Did Joseph Smith really receive a prophecy that predicted the coming of the Civil War? And if so, how did an otherworldly entity know that the war would begin in South Carolina nearly 30 years in advance?

“Is it possible that the angel Moroni, this perhaps extraterrestrial being, was very concerned about the Civil War, and that’s why it gave Joseph Smith an advanced prophetic glimpse into what was coming? Was this another one of the efforts to intervene and to try to steer our history towards the most favorable outcome, perhaps not just for us but also for the extraterrestrials themselves?”

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

But Joseph Smith is not the only person who is said to have been visited by an otherworldly being foretelling of a future Civil War. Stories have emerged that during the American Revolution, in 1777, George Washington had a similar encounter at Valley Forge.

“The story is, is that, while at Valley Forge, General Washington had given his men orders not to disturb him. And suddenly, there’s a being standing there. And this being is described as being extremely luminous. And next thing we know, is this being starts giving Washington a prophecy about the future of America.”

– William Henry (Author / Investigative Mythologist),
(Author, Freedom’s Gate), (The Judgment Day Device),
(Lost Secrets of the Watchers), (The Secret of Sion),
(Egypt: The Greatest Show on Earth)

According to the story, this luminous being not only gave Washington a vision of the future United States, but also warned that the Union would be tested by Civil War. Is it possible that both George Washington and Joseph Smith were visited by extraterrestrial beings who somehow knew that the Civil War would take place? Ancient Astronaut Theorists say yes, and suggest even stronger evidence can be found with strange encounters that were reported not by lone individuals, but by entire communities. While UFO sightings were extremely rare before the 1900s, a number were reported during the final years leading up to the war.

“One of the best early UFO encounters is Wilmington, Delaware, from 1860, where witnesses reported seeing this vast 200-foot-long object, flying through the sky. And it had, like, a trail of globes or balls of light bind it. One of them was actually ejected from the object. Now, this was almost like a rocket. Certainly nobody should have been flying a rocket in 1860.”

– 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)

An even more striking UFO encounter was reported in Shreveport, Louisiana, that same year.

“A group of people saw an enormous craft, 300 yards long, hovering just above the tallest trees. This thing was described as having a color like a glowing red stove. And out of the center of this massive object there were rays, like rays of the sun, that reached toward the sky. Incredibly, this thing was seen for an hour, without changing at all. People got a very good look at this thing, and nobody could even hazard a guess as to what it was.”

Chris Pittman (UFO Investigator / Historian)

Less than a month before the start of the war, another major sighting was reported in New York City.

“New York at that time was very different. It was a cramped, urban setting, before the age of tall buildings. In that setting, a witness, Mrs. T. Richard Kinder, looked out of an upper window, in her house on Baxter Street, and she saw an object in the sky. She described it as luminous, glowing, shaped like a cross, flying in the air. Startled, she awoke her husband. He saw the glowing cross, too.”

Chris Pittman (UFO Investigator / Historian)

“This ongoing presence strongly suggests that extraterrestrials were not just taking a backseat approach to what was happening on Earth, but they were actively involved and they were monitoring us.”

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

How is it that in an era when UFO sightings were rarely reported, three mass UFO encounters occurred within a year of the start of the Civil War? Is it possible that extraterrestrials really did monitor the United States during this time? Ancient Astronaut Theorists say yes, and claim that even stranger than the encounters leading up to the war are those that were reported once the fighting began.

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