- I started this piece with no small trepidation... but
then I remembered that the following is dismissed entirely by Kal (triple
'K') Korff with some... energy and vitality, so there is a good chance
that there might be something to it, after all.
- I should let everyone know near the start of this review
that I'm not trying to irritate serious Ufologists Richard Hall or Jerry
Clark (...or a host of other sincere persons down firmly on the side of
the fence they feel they ~should~ be down on... and comfortable there...).
These gentlemen, in particular, have recently shown me some kindness and
collegiality, and I'm loath to disappoint them in a casual way. I apologize
in advance though I'm sure everyone understands I just have some questions
about something (and observations regarding same) here... and a few...
well chosen... rational and constructive words from learned readers should
put me aright, straight away! [g]. I'm not an ideologue; I don't "have
to" believe, I just can. Above all else, I want the ~real~ deal.
- I've been hearing things about an individual of late,
an individual, well known in our community, who has had his facts dragged
back and forth over the credulity line so hard, so often, and for so long,
now, that even the ~metaphor~ has become hopelessly smudged, indeterminate
and indistinct. Lately, another gentleman has stepped forward in an apparent
bona fide attempt to clarify that line once more. That man is Michael Horn.
The line to be *clarified* is the, decidedly interesting, Billy Meier.
The review to be expressed concerns Michael Horn's DVD presentation on
the "state of the art" that is one Eduard Albert Meier.
- The decidedly unlikely Meier arouses, still (after 40
years!), equal passions on both sides of the ufological fence, and ~few~
ufological occurrences have been so diligently and passionately investigated,
attacked, and passionately debunker-ized as the indefatigable saga of this
aging Swiss farmer. After all the sturm and drang, the passionate pleas,
and furious invalidations... there remains Billy Meier, grinning happily
like a seemingly unwhackable whack-a-mole... from a surprisingly unassailable
hole. What provokes the continued belief in this very usual and un-presupposing
- I can't, shouldn't, and won't (shan't!) suggest any verity
for Billy Meier -- a benign separatist (?) who lives on a commune (?) amongst
like-minded persons (?), a person heartily denounced by critics exponentially
less canted and more acceptable than "Triple'K'" (?), a person
repudiated by a close family member as a total charlatan (?), a person
offering the most inexplicable testimony and even prophesy (?).
- Burned and shy... (a pox on culpable liars of any stripe
for encouraging same!), one becomes reluctant to put their full weight
on the next stone across the paranormal pond. I can't qualify Billy Meier,
but I can; however, retain the capacity to be intrigued by recent claims
in his decades old case!
- Michael Horn, one of us yet to discredit himself it appears,
goes a little further out on that limb than I can, presently. He identifies
himself as Billy Meier's media rep in the United States, and he's making
some startling claims regarding Meier that seem to have some support, are
not conclusively refuted by the garden-variety skepti-bunky, and are provoking
dodgy, inconsistent, and fallacious (...and so, therefore, suspicious...)
behavior from same!
- His claims, as rationally (and logically) detailed in
his (not ~too~ pricey...) DVD ("The Meier Contacts"), feature
highly specific predictions and prophesies made decades earlier in extant
works and books... subsequently revealed recently in mainstream science
news?! They include detailed photos and films that have not been duplicated
or otherwise conclusively shown to be fakes?! They feature pieces of metal
purported to be irreproducible and compellingly alien?! They include clear
sound recordings made of a *beam ship* close by... equally irreproducible,
with alien intimating and peculiar harmonic properties?! Put this together
with the documentation of the double digit attempts on Meier's life, along
with a consistent and well documented journal of ongoing alien contact,
and what do you have?
- Some would argue a continence of ufological buffoonery
and the degradation of same! Others would argue that the preceding could
be citations of verity. Still others would swear by it! The larger remainder
are distractedly aware... or unaware because of the aggregate distraction.
- I only want non-canted answers to a few questions: What
is the verity of the evidence? Are the predictions Mr. Horn outlines with
regard to "ozone depletion" and the asteroid Toutitis (among
~significant~ others) legitimate and bona fide? Are the photos, video,
and film footage vetted and genuine? Is the aforementioned sound recording
significantly indicative of a sound that could not be easily fabricated
as examined by competent and unbiased aural authority? Does a similar condition
exist for the bit of strange metal mentioned; does it withstand the scrutiny
of an unbiased metallurgist? Is there credible evidence that the attempts
on Meier's life number in the high teens?
- Michael Horn has indicated, in his DVD presentation and
on the radio, that all the aforementioned evidentiary bits conclusively
pass these un-conflicted examinations and appear to provide convincing
evidence that Billy Meier is the genuine article. What is the rebuttal
of the opponents to Mr. Horn, beyond the reflexive and therefore discountable
conclusions based only on citations from the work of the pecu-liar triple"K"?
- If there are problems with the vetting of the evidence,
then there are problems with the vetting (!), but I am unimpressed with
proclamations, irritated by innuendo, and righteously angered by baseless
and reflexive acrimony! Moreover, treat ~me~ like a rube or dismiss me
as a mere believer regarding this query at your ~peril~... Get testy, terse,
or disrespectful with me on this, and I'll eat your literary face! I won't
be taking any crap. I insist upon reflection over reflex.
- I am 'everyman', sir, madam, and entities lurking! I
pay taxes, try to live an ethical life, and continue an ongoing education
regarding what chews on ~my~ ass, and on the derrières of my brother
and sister Human Beings. I want some quality answers, some better freaking
~questions~, and something more out of life than sacrificing our sons and
daughters, generation after generation, to the whims of a pompous and illegitimate
*elite* while... living a contrived life of the planned obsolescent in
their decaying land of emptying promise...
- That being said, I'd like to talk about the real problem
of a "Billy Meier", which Michael Horn understands very well
and laid out in almost too calm a manner in his DVD presentation -- stealthily
almost (...and would, sensibly, given that the aggregate idea is ~that~
ultimately tumultuous!). There's no cult, there's no cult of personality,
there's no institutional eschatology of Raelean-like cultish doctrine as
detractors have campaigned. There is only a very unlikely guy, singled
out (of billions, presumably and inexplicably enough!) for an alien interaction...
not so important for the ships that they fly or the actuality of themselves...
but the ~message~ that they might have!
- The vast majority needing to hear a message of this type
will be reluctant to hear it, at all, for an obvious reason (...and the
reason for Horn's stealth). The *message*, if true (and I think it is for
reasons I'll get into in a moment), would quite literally turn our contrived,
arbitrary, and unbalanced society on its well deserving ear! There's no
pretty way to put it. Everything would change, respected reader... every
~thing~! I'm very confident that it is change for the better, but tumultuously
and disconcertingly *interesting* (albeit needlessly), nonetheless...
- For example:
- Religion, as it's presently practiced, would be abandoned
out of hand like the individual was leaving a sinking ship of fear, hatred,
and disease. Money, hoarded and saved or purloined, would be rendered moot
and meaningless. *Power* would be to the individual. *Property* would be
newly defined, *privilege* would have no justification, and *position*
would be rendered impotent and invalid. A new individual Autonomy and self-sufficiency
would be the rule, and we'd all have to respect our planet as an *appreciative*
thing, instead of a thing to thoughtlessly and irresponsibly consume. We'd
have to respect what we EAT, ladies and gentlemen (Hamburgers and fries
soaked in HVO and trans-fat are not respectful to the cattle and over-eutrophied
[and environment destroying] potatoes, just as they are not respectful
to us, individually and physically, on any level you'd care to name. We'd
have to be a lot more aware who *pays* so we can *play*! We would have
to substantially reduce our numbers from the catastrophe-begging overpopulation
that we endure... right at the perilous edge of its tenuous capacity!
- The reason I think the over-all message, as relayed in
Horn's DVD rings true (has an underlying sense of solid rationality for
me personally) is because it so closely parallels a personal philosophy
I've laid out for myself in 55 plus years of watching the world work, what's
right, what's fair and balanced... and comparing it with the antithesis
of those things as I try to really see them... from an alien's point of
view. The AlienView. A short piece (mostly prose) on that personal philosophy
is found at http://www.alienview.net/avexp.html .
- It's what I allude to when I wrote in the last verse
of a recently posted piece of poetic explication: "Fill Your Bucket..."
- "The future that's portended will be seen and not
pretended, but the satisfactions gained will awe inspire! We will live
beyond pretensions, and ignore old class distinctions as we build on firmer
ground than what's now known to be conspired! We will build upon new ethics
in a wealth of new ~eclectics~ that we didn't know abundant... in our fog...
and we'll find that our behavior's more inclusive -- it's our SAVIOR, while
elitists see their error in the past, and all along! C'mon up and fill
your bucket with the facts you haven't chewed yet, and don't worry that
it tastes a ~lot~ like crow -- it may taste a little worse before you finish
what needs chewing... but then tasting, far, far grander than you know!"
- Correcting our own mistakes is never easy, but putting
off the consequences of ongoing bad behavior is like putting off a trip
to the dentist's office, as I have written before. It's an ongoing pain
one can even endure to a point... given enough *distraction*, but the outcome,
to gallop this metaphor, is inadequate chewing, resulting in badly digested
food, poorer aggregate health, and an eventual dental emergency precluding
being able to eat, at all! This is what Billy Meier would transmit to his
brother and sister humans, and it's good information and rational advice
(it would be my own), apart from flying saucers, multiracial human aliens
from the Pleiades, and new definitions of time and space... which all the
principals admit are incidental and subordinate to that communication (message),
- If Billy Meier is a hoax and a fraud it is unfortunate
that an efficacious, self-revealing, and responsible message has to be
trussed-up into such a bad wrapper. But if Meier is not a fraud, as Michael
Horn reports in his DVD presentation, and there is verity in the evidence
of his claims? Then Meier's message has value and gravitas that it couldn't
have before... everything we know is wrong (a broad brush but accurate
enough to be descriptive), and significant, heartfelt, and self-identifying
cultural imperatives must be discarded and abandoned if we are to step
out of present pretentious paradigms into a multi-verse ever bigger than
we ever thought it could be... and growing all the time!
- Qualified, Meier means change, reader. Discomfiting change.
Inconvenient change. Tumultuous change brought about (predictably) by those
most reluctant ~to~ change. But change regardless. Easy or hard it's our
choice. One need only look around at what reflexive and unthinking nationalism,
rigid religious fundamentalism, material disrespect to self, others and
the environment... and programmed ignorance... have ~ever~ done (and now
do!) for us on this planet... or we'd ~already~ embrace the stars! Change,
in this context, is a good thing, and listening to Michael Horn discuss
it reasonably on his DVD, isn't bad, either.
- Find further info on Mr. Horn's DVD at: http://www.theyfly.com/
- Read on!
- I don't see any reason to so hinge the very paradigm
of the whole universe on the verity of Billy Meier and his contacts! Nothing
in this universe is that black and white, not even our poor, perplexed
planet. Let's consider for a moment that Meier is telling the truth and
his contacts are genuine. Does that mean his contacts are perfect beings
incapable of lies or error? Is it impossible or improbable that these beings
might have an agenda far more sinister than a trusting, simple farmer and
"like-minded" extra-terrestrial fanatics might easily swallow
hook, line and sinker? How many countless ancient civilizations can we
see that apparently encountered beings "from above" only to find
themselves pushed or pulled in some drastic direction, leading to their
complete evaporation from the face of the globe and into the dust bin of
mysterious history? Too many! No, the cosmology of the universe, spiritually
and physically, cannot hinge upon Meier being truthful or not, but rather
his 'contacts' being truthful. And this wouldn't be the first time man
has encountered manipulative liars from "above."