A. Clinton Ober
I was born on 14 July 1944 in Fort
Dodge Iowa, but spent most of my formative years in the great state
of Montana. There exposed to the Native American Culture I developed
a love of nature and learned of my connection to the natural world.
My immediate and extended families were farmers and ranchers, who
also taught respect for the land and to listen and learn from the
ways of the natural world.
In 1959 my father died from leukemia,
leaving my mother and his five children with crops in the ground
and a herd of livestock. Being the eldest child, I then had to forgo
school and assume the care of my mother who was also ill, my four
younger brothers, crops and a herd of livestock. To leave school
and tend to family business was a very common practice back in those
My Grandfather, Earnest Monroe Davis,
on my mother's side was one of the youngest to enter the Spanish
American War and at the age of 89 years was the third last living
survivor. Just before his death, he said; do not worry about your
not being formally educated, if you want to learn something, go
to the local library and there are books to provide any knowledge
you are lacking. There, if you cannot find the knowledge you need
to achieve your aim, then hire the very best schooled in that knowledge
and let them guide you. Then listen to your heart and follow your
natural instincts. This sage advice along with the personal challenges
of life, have provided the means for an unusual but quite extensive
education and connections with great teachers and leaders.
After leaving the land for the excitement
of the city in the early 60's, I found and took interest in the
fledgling CATV industry. The appeal [at that time] was that Television
provided visual information of the larger world and therefore provided
a window from which everyone could gain a better perspective of
the real world in which they live. After a few years of working
with the local CATV operators in Montana, I was hired by Telecommunications
Inc. of Denver CO as the National Director of Marketing. During
the four years in this position, working with Dr. John Malone, the
company grew from near bankruptcy to become the largest CATV operator
in the US, [now a part of AT&T].
Upon leaving TCI in 72, I then began
my own company, Telecrafter Corporation, which specialized in developing
CATV systems, broadcast television and microwave communication properties.
This company became the largest provider of CATV marketing and installation
services in the US. The company also developed and owned interests
in CATV systems, broadcast television properties and microwave distribution
systems throughout Colorado, Montana, New Mexico, Utah and Wyoming.
This company became public in 1980 and four years later merged with
Wegener Communication Inc. of Atlanta GA.
Intrigued with the advent of the
personal computer in the early 1980s and seeing the PC as a TV set
without a signal, I began a new company, X.press Information Services.
This company which became a partnership between TCI, McGraw Hill
and myself, accumulated distribution rights to every known wire
services in the world. These included the likes of United Press
International and The Associated Press to TASS news agency in Russia,
Kyodo in Japan and Xinua in China along with live feeds from all
US Exchanges. These wire services combined into a unified data stream
were then transmitted via satellite to CATV systems and Broadcasters
for redistribution directly to personal computers via multiplexed
sub-carriers to a de-mod receiver attached to the PC. At the time,
we along with Microsoft, Apple and Commodore assumed that like TV,
radio and newspapers, live news and quote information to personal
computers would be free [ad supported] and in a broadcast form.
Needless to say, the Internet was discovered and e-mail, chat rooms
and porn gave rise to a new generation of communications. X.press
Information Services then redirected its efforts to serving the
In 1993 after experiencing near
death from a major health disorder and spending 28 days in a hospital,
I awoke one morning and noticed the sky was a deeper blue and the
trees were a more vibrant green than I had ever seen before. At
that moment I felt alive again but very much different from before.
Then, while struggling to walk around the home that day, a stark
realization came over me that I never owned my home and this mountain
of possessions, but rather they owned me. Recognizing that I had
become a slave by my own making, to things, I decided to set myself
free and find something to make my life about other than things.
The big home was sold and all of its contents given to the children.
Then after gaining my freedom, I spent the next four years living
in a forty-foot bus and traveling around the US. Then one night
while sitting and staring across the bay, while parked in Key Largo,
and asking what should I be doing, I automatically wrote on a piece
of paper "become an opposite charge".
Upon rising the next morning, an
odd notion went through my mind that the earth itself was trying
to tell me something. Little did I know at the time, that through
an inexplicable series of events, a compelling force would lead
me to understand that we humans have a bio-electrical connection
with the earth. One that with simple ground contact, neutralizes
charge in the body and naturally protects the nervous system and
the endogenous fields of the body, from extraneous electrical interference.
In the modern electrical world with
our bodies now insulated from ground contact, we are vulnerable
to electrical interference as our cells all transmit and receive
the vital information that keeps us alive and healthy with bio-electromagnetic
Now you know how a cowboy from the
great state of Montana became aware of nature's role in protecting
the vital communications of the body.
During the last two years, I have
spent every waking hour in the pursuit of understanding and identifying
the impact that loss of ground contact has on the body. The findings
to date extend far beyond anything I would ever have believed.
The following summary is an overview.
In the beginning of my search, time
spent with electrical engineers and medical professionals resulted
in little more than blank stares and research in the medical libraries
turned up nothing. Then after discovering that the National Institute
of Environmental Health Sciences was compiling a paper on the effects
EMFs have on human health. I focused my attention on their work
and as luck would have it, their information provided a simple piece
of evidence that gave me direction. It was their conclusion that
the adverse effects found in some human studies from exposure to
EMFs was determined to be inconclusive as the same effects could
not be reproduced in animal studies. Pay dirt, EMFs in some studies
adversely effect human health and animals in similar studies [a
herd of sheep, baboons and the like] did not experience the same
adverse effects. These animals were not wearing shoes and sleeping
in comfortable beds insulated from earth, they were naturally grounded.
A herd of sheep sleeping under a
power line, to study changes caused by EMFs in human melatonin levels.
I could not resist; this determined the area of study, ground humans
while asleep, the primary time when the healing and restoration
of the body takes place.
The method to effectively ground
people while in bed was developed and the study began. The effort
produced, with a control group, the following results:
85% went to sleep quicker
93% reported sleeping better throughout
100% reported waking, being and
feeling more rested
82% experienced a significant reduction
in muscle stiffness
74% experienced the elimination
of/or a reduction of chronic back and joint pain
78% reported improved general health
In addition, several subjects in
the study also reported experiencing significant relief from asthmatic
and respiratory conditions, rheumatoid arthritis, PMS, sleep apnea
Then a Dr Russell Whitten of Ojai,
CA confirmed these findings when he took an interest in the study
and additionally grounded 35 of his own patients and found similar
This combined evidence confirmed
that the human body, with loss of ground contact, is now operating
in a bio-electrically stressed state.
Now the task is to identify individuals
and companies that can help develop and provide effective and safe
methods to restore our vital connection to the earth.