Okay, some of you may know about this, but dont spoil it for those who do not.
I have come across a photo of one of the earliest born people to ever be photographed.
Conrad Heyer was born in 1749, and was 103 when he was photographed in 1852.
Ps this is verified on record too, so it is not hearsay.
This man lived to see the industrial revolution, French revolution, the war of 1812, the Napoleonic wars, a year without summer, the invention of the
telegraph, railroad, steamboat, he even saw George Washington with his own eyes when he fought for him during the war!
Now if you think about it, born in the first half of the 1700s, he without doubt met many people who were born in the 1600s (middle aged people/
elderly people over 50 would have been alive and well in 1749).
Can you imagine? this guy actually met, and spoke to in living breathing colour (at the time) people from the 1600s!
Now if you times the amount of time that we are looking back, through the first hand experiences of this man, by just over four times, thats the time
when the whole christ story happened no?
My point is, does this not show how when we look back at something happening say 1000 or 2000 years as `myths from the past`.. it really was not that
long ago in the tide of times, in fact it was almost like yesturday, with the billions of years that the universe has been around.
Take for example the WW2, remember when all the footage used to be grainy black and white, and now that there is so much colour and even hd remastered
footage, these people become real life, real people not grainy images from yestur-year.
I still cant get over the fact that he knew people who were alive during the same century Shakespeare and Cromwell died, and in the case of Cromwell,
who did not die till 1658, those people probably did see him. Just goes to show you how when you look back at things in a time line, suddenly time
does not seem all that far away does it.
edit on 22-11-2013 by mlifeoutthere because: (no reason given)