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Any paranormal events during the american revolution?

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posted on Sep, 24 2013 @ 06:52 AM
Sorry for asking this and yes i know i will get alot of hate for asking a question instead of giving answers but can anyone direct me to a website or give any information to wether their was any paranormal/supernatural or even crypto events during the american revolution? Im asking because the new sleepy hollow show is interesting but when i try to use google to search for answers all i can find is websites directing me to the sleepy hollow tv show lol.

posted on Sep, 26 2013 @ 03:02 PM
reply to post by LvSLoLo

There is always the odd story of the mysterious man who appeared at the old State House in Philadelphia on the 4th. of July in 1776. Through this stranger's powerful words, he convinced reluctant signers to risk everything by signing the declaration of Independence.
It was said that after his passionate speech, he simply vanished from the assembly.

Here is one report:


On July 4, 1776, in the old State House in Philadelphia, a group of patriotic men were gathered for the solemn purpose of proclaiming the liberty of the American colonies. From the letters of Thomas Jefferson which are preserved in the Library of Congress, I have been able to gather considerable data concerning this portentous session.

In reconstructing the scene, it is well to remember that if the Revolutionary War failed every man who had signed the parchment then lying on the table would be subject to the penalty of death for high treason. It should also be remembered that the delegates representing the various colonies were not entirely of one mind as to the policies which should dominate the new nation.

There were several speeches. In the balcony patriotic citizens crowded all available space and listened attentively to the proceedings. Jefferson expressed himself with great vigor; and John Adams, of Boston, spoke and with great strength. The Philadelphia printer, Dr. Benjamin Franklin, quiet and calm as usual, spoke his mind with well chosen words. The delegates hovered between sympathy and uncertainty as the long hours of the summer day crept by, for life is sweet when there is danger of losing it. The lower doors were locked and a guard was posted to prevent interruption.

According to Jefferson, it was late in the afternoon before the delegates gathered their courage to the sticking point. The talk was about axes, scaffolds, and the gibbet, when suddenly a strong, bold voice sounded-
"Gibbet! They may stretch our necks on all the gibbets in the land; they may turn every rock into a scaffold; every tree into a gallows; every horne into a grave, and yet the words of that parchment can never die! They may pour our blood on a thousand scaffolds, and yet from every drop that dyes the axe a new champion of freedom will spring into birth! The British King may blot out the stars of God from the sky, but he cannot blot out His words written on that parchment there. The works of God may perish: His words never!

"The words of this declaration will live in the world long after our bones are dust. To the mechanic in his workshop they will speak hope: to the slave in the mines freedom: but to the coward kings, these words will speak in tones of warning they cannot choose but hear ...

"Sign that parchment! Sign, if the next moment the gibbet's rope is about your neck! Sign, if the next minute this hall rings with the clash of falling axes! Sign, by all your hopes in life or death, as men, as husbands, as fathers, brothers, sign your names to the parchment, or be accursed forever! Sign, and not only for yourselves, but for all ages, for that parchment will be the textbook of freedom, the bible of the rights of man forever.

"Nay, do not start and whisper with surprise! It is truth, your own hearts witness it: God proclaims it. Look at this strange band of exiles and outcasts, suddenly transformed into a people; a handful of men, weak in arms, but mighty in God-like faith; nay, look at your recent achievements, your Bunker Hill, your Lexington, and then tell me, if you can, that God has not given America to be free!

"It is not given to our poor human intellect to climb to the skies, and to pierce the Council of the Almighty One. But methinks I stand among the awful clouds which veil the brightness of Jehovah's throne.

"Methinks I see the recording Angel come trembling up to that throne and speak his dread message. 'Father, the old world is baptized in blood. Father, look with one glance of Thine eternal eye, and behold evermore that terrible sight, man trodden beneath the oppressor's feet, nations lost in blood, murder, and superstition, walking hand in hand over the graves of the victims, and not a single voice of hope to man!'

"He stands there, the Angel, trembling with the record of human guilt. But hark! The voice of God speaks from out the awful cloud: 'Let there be light again! Tell my people, the poor and oppressed, to go out from the old world, from oppression and blood, and build My altar in the new.'

"As I live, my friends, I believe that to be His voice! Yes, were my soul trembling on the verge of eternity, were this hand freezing in death, were this voice choking in the last struggle, I would still, with the last impulse of that soul, with the last wave of that hand, with the last gasp of that voice, implore you to remember this truth-God has given America to be free!

"Yes, as I sank into the gloomy shadows of the grave, with my last faint whisper I would beg you to sign that parchment for the sake of those millions whose very breath is now hushed in intense expectation as they look up to you for the awful words: 'You are free.'''

The unknown speaker fell exhausted into his seat. The delegates, carried away by his enthusiasm, rushed forward. John Hancock scarcely had time to pen his bold signature before the quill was grasped by another. It was done.

The delegates turned to express their gratitude to the unknown speaker for his eloquent words.

He was not there.

Who was this strange man, who seemed to speak with a divine authority, whose solemn words gave courage to the doubters and sealed the destiny of the new nation?

Unfortunately, no one knows.

His name is not recorded; none of those present knew him; or if they did, not one acknowledged the acquaintance.

How he had entered into the locked and guarded room is not told, nor is there any record of the manner of his departure.

No one claimed to have seen him before, and there is no mention of him after this single episode.

Only his imperishable speech bears witness to his presence.


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posted on Sep, 26 2013 @ 04:00 PM
reply to post by IAMTAT

Thank you, i didn't expect a reply lol. I know it sounds strange but this reminds me of the jesse ventura episode where they say the US government sends people back in time to make things happen at crucial points in history.

posted on Sep, 29 2013 @ 01:14 AM
reply to post by LvSLoLo

I believe there are stories about Gen. Washington receiving angelic visitations during the war.

posted on Sep, 29 2013 @ 02:12 AM
There is George Washington's "Prophetic Vision", which is preserved in the Library of Congress.
Worth a read, as a midst it's strong religious overtones, much of what he envisioned came to pass.

George Washington's Prophetic Vision


posted on Sep, 29 2013 @ 02:20 AM
Great posts.... making comment to keep thread to check on it. Hope more tales come up from our astute members!

posted on Oct, 3 2013 @ 04:30 PM
I enjoyed the Declaration of Independence story, but I have to wonder, if it is accurate, who this man was. It would not make sense for him to be a "time traveler." Well, if he was, he would have to have been from a future where the document was not signed. For if it was signed, why would he have to come back to get them to sign? Maybe he was an angel, hence the religious overtones of his speech. Or maybe a ghost, although I have never heard of ghosts making speeches before. Or maybe none of this happened. I don't know, as I've never looked into it before. Never even heard of it before, lol. But if the founding fathers documented this occurrence, then it must have happened.

I will have to check that out. Then there is the possibility he was just some guy who showed up to the place, and quickly left, or was overlooked later on.

posted on Oct, 3 2013 @ 04:36 PM

I find this very interesting....

Burning of Washington

A tornado sent the British packing!

The hand of God!

Acts 17 NIV (NIV version cuz its actually a good read for this chapter, good chapter, a must read for Atheists!)

24 “The God who made the world and everything in it is the Lord of heaven and earth and does not live in temples built by human hands. 25 And he is not served by human hands, as if he needed anything. Rather, he himself gives everyone life and breath and everything else. 26 From one man he made all the nations, that they should inhabit the whole earth; and he marked out their appointed times in history and the boundaries of their lands. 27 God did this so that they would seek him and perhaps reach out for him and find him, though he is not far from any one of us. 28 ‘For in him we live and move and have our being.’ As some of your own poets have said, ‘We are his offspring.’

posted on Oct, 4 2013 @ 09:41 AM
I'm not familiar with any paranormal events during the Revolution but here is a cool story of how Washington's ghost turned the tides of battle at Gettysburg.

posted on Oct, 15 2013 @ 07:37 PM
The OP references the show Sleepy I hope this is not off topic...but I've just noticed this while watching this week's episode 'On Demand'...

Just watched this weeks episode of Sleepy Hollow. We've really been enjoying the shows so far, but have noticed that there is a possibly biased subtle anti-christian messaging.

This episode deals with a pestilence entering Sleepy Hollow. When one of the main characters enters a hospital chapel the set shows the multi-denominational altar adorned with symbols of all the major religions of the world...ALL of the symbols are brightly lit from behind, EXCEPT for the Christian cross which is not only cropped out of the majority of the shown in the scene...but is the one UNLIT symbol of all the other's being profiled.

I know I shouldn't be surprised, since this is Hollywood...but, still, why go out of one's way to do this when it is completely unnecessary?

Has anyone else noticed this?

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