Edgar Allan Po writes about an event 46 years before it happens
Edgar Allan Po goes into great detail to tell us about his understanding of time and space. He wrote an essay called “Eureka”, subtitled as “An Essay on the Material and Spiritual Universe“. The essay describes, in no short order, how the universe works and the nature of time and space. So advanced were the theories in this document that he is now being compared to Einstein and other famous scientists.
He stated: “– I offer this Book of Truths, not in its character of Truth-Teller, but for the Beauty that abounds in its Truth; constituting it true.”
He even wrote the following to a friend:
”What I have propounded will (in good time) revolutionize the world of Physical & Metaphysical Science,” he wrote to a friend in 1848. ”I say this calmly — but I say it.”
To this end, he leaves a trail of breadcrumbs for us to follow by accurately describing a future event so precisely that one is lead to the conclusion that he not only understood the nature of time but he was also able to utilize it to the extent of gathering future information.
“The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket”
Published in 1838
In 1838, Edgar Allan Poe wrote his only complete novel as a (hint) to future readers.
He wanted this story to stand out in a unique way. He wanted a spotlight on it so that someone would take notice. The name of the novel is, “The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket” about a fictional crew on a fictional ship named “Grampus”.
He tells a story about 4 men that are stranded out to sea, without adequate food or water, starving. They captured a sea turtle to drink its blood. To stave off death, “Richard Parker” suggests that they draw straws to decide which one of them should be killed for the others to consume so they can survive. “Richard Parker” picks the short straw and is cannibalized by his fellow survivors.
46 Years later
The real sinking of the ship,“The Mignonette”, in 1884, with 4 real men, found themselves stranded out to sea, fighting to survive aboard a lifeboat after their yacht was destroyed by a huge wave. They did not have adequate food or water to survive. They captured a sea turtle to drink its blood. To avoid death by starvation, they chose to cannibalize 17-year-old cabin boy “Richard Parker“, who had been drinking the salty water and lost consciousness. They decided they should kill him rather than let him die naturally so that his blood would be better preserved for drinking. The men believed they were doing the right thing since other survivors at sea used similar reasoning by drawing lots.
A passing ship rescued the remaining survivors. The ship’s name was “Moctezuma”, for the king of the cannibalistic Aztec nation.
Famous Criminal Court Case (R v. Dudley and Stephens)
Once the remaining survivors were rescued, they were tried for murder in one of the most famous criminal cases in English history (R v. Dudley and Stephens). This case established a legal precedent, in common law around the world, that necessity is no defense to a charge of murder. This particular case is still famous and may even continue to be referenced in the future.
Letter From 2848
He also leaves another more direct (hint) by stating he has a letter from the future. He is stating, in a very sly way, that he has future information, either directly in the form of this letter or indirectly by presenting the letter as fictional.
Edgar Allan Po writes: “– let me beg the reader’s attention to an extract or two from a somewhat remarkable letter, — The date of this letter, I confess, surprises me even more particularly than its contents; for it seems to have been written in the year Two thousand eight hundred and forty-eight. (2848)“
Origins of the universe eighty years before modern science or the big bang
Poe predicted the origins of the universe eighty years before modern science would begin to formulate the Big Bang theory. He wrote a 150-page prose poem named “Eureka”. It describes an expanding universe that began in “one instantaneous flash” derived from a single “primordial particle.”
Poe also provides the first legitimate solution to Olbers’ paradox, “why, given the vast number of stars in the universe, the night sky is dark”. He explained that light from the expanding universe had not yet reached our solar system. When Edward Robert Harrison published “Darkness at Night” in 1987, he credited “Eureka” as having anticipated his findings.
Italian astronomer Alberto Cappi speaks of Poe’s prescience, admitting, “It’s surprising that Poe arrived at his dynamically evolving universe because there was no observational or theoretical evidence suggesting such a possibility. No astronomer in Poe’s day could imagine a non-static universe.”
Edgar Allan Po consistently hinted at being able to see the future and I believe he also provided sufficient evidence to back up his claim. What do you think?