I posted on the other thread related to Dr. Eben Alexander's claims, but I felt this info was getting buried and this wasn't directly related to the
conversations being had on that thread.
If this needs to be moved or whatnot, I understand.
Here's what I've found. I know Wikipedia isn't the best of sources, but this Dr. Eben Alexander has a very interesting pedigree, if this genealogy
holds true. He appears to be part of the upper crust more than I already thought.
Dr. Alexander's Skull & Bones Family Ties
This could well be a coincidence, but I found it interesting given the attention this is getting in Newsweek etc.
Dr. Alexander's Great Grandfather (not sure how many generations removed) was part of the power elite and a member of Skull & Bones.
Noteworthy excerpts from above linked info:
"Eben Alexander (March 9, 1851 – March 11, 1910) was an American scholar, educator, dean and ambassador born in Knoxville. Alexander attended the
University of Tennessee (then known as East Tennessee University) for two years, entered Yale in 1869, and graduated from Yale in 1873 with an A.B. He
was initiated into Yale's Skull and Bones in 1873."
"In 1893 President Grover Cleveland appointed him "Envoy Extraordinary, Minister Plenipotentiary, and Consul General to Greece, Roumania, and Servia"
[sic]. As ambassador to Greece, he helped in the revival of the Olympic Games, making the first cash contribution to the organizing committee,
encouraging the participation of American athletes, and with his wife hosting numerous social events during the period of the games, which ran from
April 6 to April 15, 1896."
"In 1905 Alexander was inducted into the Order of the Golden Fleece, an honor society at the University of North Carolina that was modeled on Yale's
Skull and Bones."
"Eben Alexander III is also a neurosurgeon and an associate professor at Harvard Medical School."
Again, I thought I'd separate this info out from the other thread which was more to debate the main aspects of his claim.
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