Após a Batalha de Shiloh - 1862, a vida de muitos soldados da Guerra Civil foi salva por um fenômeno chamado Angel's Glow. Os soldados que ficaram deitados na lama por dois dias chuvosos tiveram feridas que brilharam no escuro e curaram com uma rapidez incomum. Em 2001, dois adolescentes descobriram o motivo - bactérias bioluminescentes.

Brilho de anjo

Durante os dois dias de luta na batalha da Guerra Civil de Shiloh (1862), o número de feridos era de mais de 16,000. Muitos foram imobilizados na lama dos campos encharcados de chuva situados entre o rio e o pântano. Suas feridas foram facilmente contaminadas. E algumas dessas feridas, segundo muitos relatos, começaram a brilhar.

Dos mais de 3500 mortos em Shiloh, alguns eram generais. Dois oficiais sobreviventes da União se tornariam presidente dos Estados Unidos (Grant e Garfield). Um tenente Ambrose Bierce estava lá, e mais tarde na vida, então um famoso autor, escreveu sobre a batalha que: “Os grandes anjos de Deus permaneceram invisíveis entre os heróis de azul e os heróis de cinza, dormindo seu último sono nos bosques de Chickamauga . ”

Brilho de anjo

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14 thoughts on “After the Battle of Shiloh – 1862, many Civil War soldiers’ lives were saved by a phenomenon called Angel’s Glow. The soldiers who laid in mud for two rainy days had wounds that glowed in the dark and healed unusually fast. In 2001, two teens discovered the reason – bioluminescent bacteria.”

  1. Just1morefix

    Here are some of the more salient points about this life saving bacterium:

    >>”The bacterium P. luminescens lives in the gut of entomopathogenic nematodes. Entomopathogenic nematodes are small ‘thread worms’ that lethally infect insect larvae. The lethality derives from its symbiotic partner, the bacterium that are expelled in vivo and in turn elaborate toxins and enzymes that kill and ‘nutrify’ the tissues the larvae. (One such toxin is produced by the gene called ‘mcf’—for ‘makes caterpillars floppy’).”

    >>”Furthermore, and here is the crux of the argument, P. luminescens produces in abundance an antibiotic, 3,5-dihydroxy-4-isopropylstilbene, which kills competing bacteria that would otherwise cause putrefaction.”

    >>And P. luminescens, true to its name, is bioluminescent.

  2. ariesandnotproud

    The bioluminescent bacteria grew on cold bodies of the soldiers which killed the bad bacteria that could have killed them.

  3. HaCo111

    Interestingly, the chemical secreted by the bacteria is both antibiotic and anti-inflammatory. It is currently being tested as a potential “magic bullet” treatment for plaque psoriasis

  4. ItAllDepends99

    My great great grandfather was wounded at the battle of Shiloh. He went back home to Illinois to recuperate, then rejoined William Tecumseh Sherman in time for the March to the Sea. Don’t know if he experienced the bioluminescent bacteria though.

  5. RaunakA_

    I miss the good old mystical days, when there was magic!

  6. Birdie121

    Of course this can’t be confirmed for sure, but it is the most popular hypothesis.

  7. AxMeAQuestion

    didn’t i literally just see this post here less than a week ago

  8. geedavey

    This also came up in Diana Gabaldon’s Outlander series, in her book *Dragonfly in Amber.*

  9. spyddarnaut

    Not the only place in the world where this healing mud exists. There’s a place some where in the UK where the ‘re’-discovery of healing mud was published recently.

  10. Gradieus

    Just reading the second sentence the most logical conclusion would be bioluminescent bacteria. Don’t see what two teens have to do with anything that others couldn’t have explained in that 139 year span.

  11. NotRobStaley

    Don’t tell the religious people we’ve explained another one of there miracles they dialed their god for lol morons

  12. Billy_T_Wierd

    We can never really know if it was the bacteria or not. It conveniently fits the story, but does that make it true? Circumstantial evidence at best. Without a sample to test the truth is lost to history

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