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In the dream I was at the helm of a two-masted bark in antiquity.  We were running with the wind, hoping our course would be confirmed by the rising point of the moon as we were seeking an island for fresh water and fruit having seen nothing but ocean for weeks.

The men were speaking a strange language, but I could understand them and it was then that I realized my spirit had invaded a man in another time!  We were sailing the South Pacific using a navigation system employed before longitude was invented.  It was based on rising and setting points of the sun, moon and the more prominent stars. The wave swells hissed as their tops broke every minute.  Finally, the moon appeared on point!  We were on course!  The island we sought was dead ahead!  The men cheered.

This was the first of a series of visions, dreams, thinking or time navigations  I first experienced in 1975 when working a book with a chapter on navigation in antiquity.  With several more visions I found the right place in time to see ancient Phoenicians timing solar-lunar intervals with pendula using period differences between them to compute longitude.  My concept was confirmed by Dr. Charles H. Hapgood, leading authority on the subject, after much heated correspondence with his mathematician, Charles von Strachan, a rigorous and annoying numbers nerd.

Dr. Hapgood noted my work in his seventh edition of  “Maps of the Ancient Sea Kings, page 35.”  As a result, an editor of The Smithsonian Magazine asked if I could apply my method to Captain Cooke’s 18th century secret method of determining island positions so accurately they have only been improved by satellite.

I only managed to see Cook’s men setting up a pendulum clock and frames for a solar-lunar interval observatory, but it validated my concept and to confirm it I found four Cook-located islands in the South Pacific that would have been misplaced by the method due to known variations in the gravity constant.  My corrections were tested by the Smithsonian team and they then credited me with solving the 200 year-old mystery.  However, the British Admiralty would not confirm my findings as Cook’s method is still a state secret!

I do not know if I navigated time in my mind or if this is simply the way our minds work.  I recently applied the method to the coming election in several attempts and had strange results.  In these meditations, dreams or fantasies, Hillary wins by a very narrow margin and Mr. Trump challenges.  The country is thrown into turmoil with some violence and National Guard soldiers called out in several locations and talk of national martial law being declared by White House Executive Order!

Meanwhile, Attorney General Loretta Lynch impanels a Grand Jury for the Clinton email investigation announcing “…the Grand Jury has produced an indictment.”  President Obama seizes the moment and announces he will continue in office, to fill the void and where the Democrats win enough seats to control the Senate there will be no resistance, but the Trump forces are not satisfied; violence breaks out with pitched battles in many cities.  At that point the vision fades and I have not be able to move it forward to date, but I am working on it.

I do not know whether I have experienced meanderings and fear dreams or actually navigated time in my mind.  I also believe the polls have been invalidated by many not wanting to admit they were voting for Mr. Trump and that his validity is much deeper than they can divine.  Intellectually, I think Mr. Trump will win because he should. Spiritually he will not.  Legally, he should. Economically and for the nation he must.

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Adrian Vance

Trained as a science teacher, with eight years classroom experience, he has been writing professionally since the age of 15. He was the youngest person to be published in Journal of the Illinois Academy of Science at 17 as a result of a paper he wrote suggesting a revision in the science teaching curriculum. Publication was accidental as his teacher headed the selection committee and his paper was sent to the printer in error. Nonetheless, it received positive response. It proposed teaching General Science, then Physics followed by Chemistry with Biology in the senior year given the then new molecular focus in Biology. During his college years he worked on the school newspaper, primarily as a photographer and did an occasional feature, some of which caused him to be called to the Dean's office. "You don't like the way we do things here?" was the usual opening remark followed by the expected suggestion. After his third year, exhausted and without direction, he left for one year, but returned, when Sputnik and Admiral Rickover's books documented a crisis in American education. He felt called to teach and completed a B.S. in Physical Science at Illinois State University with a major in chemistry, minor in biology, near minors physics and education. He did graduate work in both Illinois and California completing a California Life Diploma teaching credential in 1962. While teaching he saw many needs and opportunities in educational publishing so he wrote and produced educational materials, primarily filmstrips and sound recordings. He also wrote for photographic magazines as film work put him in touch with many photographic and production problems. He has 325 screen credits in educational, industrial film and filmstrip as a writer-producer. In 1976 he won the Learning Magazine “Best of the Year” award for his “You in the Universe” filmstrip series and the New York Film and Television Festival Silver Medal for “An Introduction to Cells” filmstrip series. For a partial database of Adrian’s publications please click on and you will see them listed by series title and publisher. Each series title included four to 30 filmstrips and all are not fully listed in this database. The grand total is over 800. Over that 30 years Mr. Vance also wrote other material: two books, published in New York: “UFO’s: The Eye and the Camera” for Barlenmir House and “Audiovisual Production” for Amphoto Books. He wrote and illustrated over 100 features and columns for photography magazines. He was a Founding Contributing Editor for Peterson's PhotoGraphic Magazine and the West Coast Editor of Popular Photography from 1974 to 1978, writing a monthly column for the magazine. As a result of underwater photography work he contributed to SKIN DIVER magazine in the 70's. His "Timing Waves to Enter The Sea" article, first appearing in SKIN DIVER, is now a chapter in a classified U.S. Navy Seals training manual. "UFO's, The Eye and the Camera" documents his "Two channel information theory for the analysis of events simultaneously seen and photographed." It is the first comparative analysis of vision and photography written with the idea of combining information from both sources into a single analysis that can be used scientifically and forensically. Mr. Vance is also credited with solving the mystery of how complete maps of Earth were drawn in antiquity and he rediscovered Captain Cook's secret method of locating Pacific islands so well their positions have only recently been improved. He is cited with discovering the method in the seventh edition of "The Maps of the Ancient Sea Kings," by Dr. Charles Hapgood and he later contributed to a definitive article on cartography in antiquity for The Smithsonian Magazine as they confirmed his method. On February 19, 1976 Mr. Vance got a “Certificate of Appreciation” award from the Los Angeles Police Department “in grateful recognition of his generosity in make available to officers of this Department the talents and training of his German Shepherd, Boris. The ready willingness of Mr. Adrian Vance to become involved and to make available his valuable dog in a potentially hazardous situation deserves the gratitude and approbation of the entire Los Angeles Police Department.” This incident was critical to the LAPD administration’s realization that trained dogs could be of value in police work and they are now employed by the LAPD. When the computer replaced film the school market audio-visual field he switched horses at full gallop and produced 460 computer educational disk systems for the Apple II computer over 15 years. During that time he became a professional broadcaster in the 90's to promote the State Water bond issue in Santa Barbara, California as he felt it was critical for the town. He was publicly credited for having been one of the top ten reasons the measure passed thanks to his book “Drought in Paradise” and radio work. The collapse of his software business when Apple Computer discontinued the "II" machine line in 1995 crystallized the failure of his second marriage. With no clear direction in the school market supplemental materials field he sought a career in broadcasting in Las Vegas, Nevada doing shows on both KDWN and KXNT. This was unsatisfying due to the "star" economics of commercial radio where a few performers make millions and everyone else starves. Mr. Vance has also been a day trader, strategist, system developer and author on the equities markets and trading. He now trades stock, land and develops residential property. His website and trading information service, "The Stock Surfer" was a leading Internet service for seven years. He has been developing “The Young Americans” series of Young Adult novels promoting conservative values as well as his personal memoir, “A Long Way From Normal.” You can buy Adrian Vance’ books or downloads at December 21, 2010 he was awarded US. Patent 7,855,061 for his “Fuel Farm” that makes a gasoline equivalent 100 Octane fuel, butanol, from CO2, water and sunlight with algae and bacteria. You can see the full disclosure websites regarding his inventions at: and -30-


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