Truth is Stranger than Fiction
Updated: Jan 3
Truth is stranger than fiction, but it is because Fiction is obliged to stick to possibilities; Truth isn’t.
Considering the strange and “unprecedented” times that we are living in, if you haven’t been living under a rock then you can probably relate to this phrase made famous by Mark Twain in an 1894 Novel!
My experience with the phenomena of finding truth to be stranger than fiction has been happening my whole life, time and time again demonstrating that real life IS often more remarkable, strange, or fantastic than fictional stories!
Over time I began to realize that the universe was alive and speaking to me, telling me to let my intuition and curiosity guide me to topics of interest, to let them inform my fictional writing. And guide me they did! I was led to scientific research that was astonishing, to say the least!
Like, did you know that Frozen 2 was right, that water does have memory? Now, to be clear, it isn’t in the same way as depicted in the movie. But water does, in fact, have memory!
Nobel Prize laureate, Duc Montagnier describes a phenomenon in which DNA can electromagnetically teleport itself where hydrogen and oxygen molecules in sterilized water become DNA. There have been many similar experiments documented by scientists using water and its ability to retain memory. (If you are interested in this topic, check out this documentary.)
Once down this specific rabbit hole I was led to learn about another fascinating phenomena. I was astonished to find that trees are SOCIAL.
Trees speak a complex and silent language that uses smell, taste, and electrical impulses. Like the internet, information is communicated using a "wood wide web,” in their case made of fungi. To find out more, I would highly recommend the book The Hidden Life of Trees: What They Feel, How They Communicate – Discoveries from a Secret World .
These are two of the tamer subjects I’ve come across, but do you see what I mean? Truth really IS stranger than fiction and the rabbit hole is deep, interesting, and mind boggling to say the least.
I won’t get into Psi phenomenon studied and used by the CIA, advanced technology engineered by the military, or exopolitics in this post. But, suffice it to say that when topics I was writing into my FICTION later turned up in my research, I was a little freaked out. Okay, so maybe I was A LOT freaked out and I may or may not have stopped writing for a 6-month period because of it.
But, don’t worry! This story has a happy ending. Eventually, I got control of my cognitive dissonance and was able to finish writing the second book in my Gods and Guardians series. I am happy to say that, from my point of view anyway, it turned out better than anything I had planned for it five years back as a story that is both heartfelt and thought provoking.
So, I guess the point of me telling you this is so when you find out some things that you thought were fiction are not only possible, but they are true, you don’t freak out and completely lose your mind. You are going to feel some cognitive dissonance and that’s okay, just be aware that your brain is trying to make sense of the world and integrating this information. Just like any process, it will take time. I’ve found that writing out how you feel or what you are thinking can be very helpful. Who knows? Maybe you’ll even write a cool book series too!