Did General George Washington have alien encounters? You be the judge.
General Washington in prayer.
One of the best known historic accounts of The Revolutionary War was the long cold winter spent at Valley Forge. During this time a favorable outcome did not bode well for the Americans. Having lost Philadelphia, the largest city in the nation, to the British in September of 1777, General Washington and his men were forced to retreat.
It was not uncommon during war to locate a winter camp and ride out the harsh months. Valley Forge, only 25 miles from the now lost city of Philadelphia, seemed like a good choice. It sat on a high plateau and was protected by a river. Two shallow creeks provided natural barriers against any unseen attacks. A cache of military stores had been hidden there, and were well needed as Washington’s troops were shoeless, their uniforms in tatters.
Sadly, Valley Forge was not going to be a place of rest for these ragged soldiers. The British had learned of their cache of supplies and had raided the area seizing all the much needed items. Arriving only days before Christmas the troops found little to greet them but trees.
It is surprising any of the troops survived until spring when supplies finally arrived, or after this set back the Americans were able to continue on and win the war. It was known that General Washington was a devout Christian man, and he often went off into the woods on his own to seek aid and comfort in prayer. It was during one of these prayer quests that Washington told of a vision.
Anthony Sherman told a story which later became an article for the National Tribune in 1880, detailing the account of “The Vision of Washington”. Sherman stated the general told him this tale when he became his aid in 1778, in New Jersey before the Battle of Monmouth.
While in prayer a beautiful female appeared and spoke in a mysterious deep almost male voice. The so called angel addressed General Washington as the “Son of the Republic”. He was given visions of three perils: The Revolutionary War, The Civil War and an unnamed attack on the United States from foreign nations in a far reaching future.
The visionary women had the word Union on her head and bore our nations flag in one hand and a sword in the other hand. She told” The Son of the Republic” to look and learn. Washington told Sherman during the vision his tongue became paralyzed, and the atmosphere seemed filled with sensations and was luminous. He felt he had been shown the birth, progress, and destiny of the United States and with this vision was able to find new strategies to defeat the British.
Was this a true visit from an angel, an alien encounter or a hallucination brought on by fatigue, hunger or illness? This story has been told many times and a copy is on file in the Library of Congress. But since there were no witnesses, no one can vouch for the authenticity of the story.
But there are more tales of George Washington and alien encounters. A British historian, Quentin Burde, claims to have a daybook dictated by General Washington to his secretary. There are several pages referring to green-skinned Indians or Greenskins.
General Washington spoke of his secret meetings with the “Greenskins”. They supplied him with information on British troop movements and tactics. Washington stated that while the meetings were rare, he always knew when his friends were near because of the glow in the forest. He also spoke of their dwelling as glowing hovering globes that were never seen in the same place.
It is strange that these secret meetings took place during the winter in Valley Forge and there is no other documentation of the helpful green skinned Indians. While it was not unusual for a military secretary to dictate for a general, why were the pages removed? Handwriting experts verified the handwriting is that of a Lt. Johnson who did serve General Washington as his aid while in Valley Forge.
Did George Washington receive information from Indians in green war paint or did he only think that due to the green color of their skin? Did aliens aid the general in his military strategies to defeat the British during the Revolutionary War, or are these stories all a hoax? Since there were never any witnesses other than General Washington himself, these stories will remain a historical mystery.