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
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 Billeven his final day when he was caught in an
ambush and killed!
In another session under hypnosis, the stars account of a past life abruptly
changed to a 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 couldnt
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 stars 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.