What Napoleon Bonaparte saw when he spent the night alone in the Great Pyramid of Giza is a mystery for the ages. Could he possibly have seen his future and his demise? Napoleon’s strange encounter inside the King’s Chamber is still covered by a mysterious veil of secrecy. In 1798, Napoleon journeyed to Egypt on an archaeological research expedition.
Like many of his contemporaries, he was captivated by the mysteries of the Pharaohs and the rich history of the country. He brought with him technicians, surveyors, astronomers, and archaeologists to study the land and uncover its secrets. These scientists took measurements and surveyed the Great Pyramid of Giza in order to draw up plans of its layout. Later, under his orders, they published the research results in several publications from 1809 to 1822.
But the most interesting event of Napoleon’s visit to Egypt lies in the mysteries of the night. When he emerged from the room the next morning, his facial expression was changed, traumatized and ghostly. Upon seeing his altered image, an assistant asked if he had seen something terrifying inside, but Napoleon refused to give any related comment and stressed that it should not be mentioned again.
Years later, when Napoleon was on his death bed, a close friend asked him about the experience he had when he was inside the “King’s Chamber.” Napoleon was about to say it but changed his mind at the last minute. He just shook his head and said, “No, it doesn’t help. You will never believe me. ”What Napoleon experienced inside the Great Pyramid that night remains a secret and one that he took to the grave.
There has been a lot of speculation about Napoleon’s strange encounter in the ‘King’s Chamber’. According to an unconfirmed source, Napoleon saw scenes of his fateful future while residing in the Chamber at the center of the Pyramid.
What is interesting here is that Napoleon Bonaparte was not the first, and certainly not the last person to witness a mystery inside the pyramid.
In the 1930s, the British author and journalist Paul Brunton spent a night inside the ‘King’s Chamber’. He described his experience in a famous book titled “A Search in Secret Egypt”.
The “King’s Chamber” is made entirely of granite, so, that night, he sat on a granite slab and lit a small candle. Stillness surrounded him, his candle was the only light.
As night gradually fell, he could see ghosts wandering. He felt incredibly frightened but he was determined to stay there until the bitter end. These ghosts soon disappeared, but later came something even more frightening still. His body fell paralyzed. He saw some people dressed in ceremonial clothes that looked perhaps like priests. These ghosts led him to a secret room inside the pyramid, a room that is known as the study hall.