Glenn Ford - A former life?
A Former Life?

Edited from The Scottish Banner

When the subject of an experiment awoke from the trance he was under, his accent was unequivocally from the USA. This was no surprise since the man in question was the American film star and screen legend Glenn Ford. But the movie star was clearly shocked when a recording of his latest session was played back in his presence. He had a strong Scottish dialect!

Beginning in 1978 Mr. Ford underwent some scientific tests as part of a research program at the University of California. Initially while under hypnosis, Ford graphically related about riding around on horseback most of the day when he worked as a cowboy. His name, he said, was Charlie Bill. The expert investigators from the University probed into the details Ford had listed for them, took the route he explained and headed for Colorado. They were astounded to discover true confirmation of everything the movie actor had described of his life as Charlie Bill—even his final day when he was caught in an ambush and killed!

In another session under hypnosis, the star’s account of a past life abruptly changed to agford.jpg (21666 bytes) broad Aberdeenshire accent. He said his name was Charlie Stuart who lived in Elgin in Morayshire and it was now the early 1800s! He went on to describe his life as Stuart and also the layout of streets and shops in the little north-east town, even mentioning his tribulations over the years of being a piano teacher and grumbling harshly when referring to the conduct of some of his younger students.

Then the most remarkable happening took place. While still in a trance as Stuart, Ford illustrated his musical gift by sitting at a piano brought in and elegantly played a piece of classical music. On being awakened, the star could not believe what was on the tape recording played back. He insisted he had never heard of a Scottish town called Elgin and adamantly refused to believe that it was he playing that piano, swearing he couldn’t play a note!

To back up these staggering facts, a team of investigators crossed the Atlantic to spend a week in Scotland researching the local history and chronicles of the area in and around Elgin. The astounded researchers found the star’s descriptions of the town, houses, and streets matched with what they discovered when they delved back among the local history books. And incredibly, the public census registers showed the name of Charlie Stuart listed as a piano teacher. Further research revealed that Stuart had passed away in 1840 and the investigators found the grave!

Mr. Ford was stunned when he studied pictures of the headstone. He confessed that the sight was pretty unnerving.


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