- PART 2
- How do you reply to the accusation that
FIGU is a sect?
- We certainly are not a sect, of course.
We are neither a religious nor a sectarian group, nor are we a political,
military or civil organization that is based upon any totalitarian and
autocratic truth. Neither are we perfect in any way nor all-knowing. No
member of FIGU is forced or coerced into believing or embracing anything
that he or she cannot discover from within for him- or herself, or recognize
as the actual truth without any external influences. We of FIGU have no
guru, master or leader of a sect who stands above any other group member.
We do have a leader who is in charge of everything without holding a special
position within the group-namely me. Therefore, I am not a guru but only
a normal member of the organization, respectively group, just like all
the others-with the same rights and obligations.
- Thank you, Mr. Meier!
- The background of the "War of the
- Meier's son Methusalem speaks out for
the first time in MAGAZIN 2000plus
- Methusalem, your parents are divorced,
and your mother is inflaming public opinions against your father. What
persuaded you to take sides in this "War of the Roses?"
- Actually I am of the opinion that the
divorce is purely a personal matter between my parents and is none of my
business, and I should not interfere. After all, my relationship with both
parents is not affected by the divorce. But when I read Luc Bürgin's
interview with my mother, I was extremely upset and was forced to change
my mind in this regard. Once again my mother is up to her old foul play.
She is telling Bürgin things for which I have proof that they are
not true. She is lying when she says my father has been cheating people
for years and that she has helped him in the process. I can testify to
the fact that she, too, had numerous sightings at different times of the
day and night.
- Cross your heart-what do you think today
of your father's UFO contacts, now that you have moved out of your parents'
home? And: Did you ever have your own doubts?
- My opinion of my father's contacts has
never wavered over the years. I am just as convinced now as I ever was
that his contacts are real, and this is a logical consequence resulting
from my own experiences. After all, even as a small child I already had
opportunities to attend sightings, at which my mother and occasionally
also my brother and sister were present. These sightings have always stayed
in my memory because they were so impressive for us all. I actually never
had any doubts although I have extensively and intensively pondered Papi's
contacts, which seems to me only natural. After all, I had to associate
everything I experienced and heard with my surroundings, and for this reason
I inevitably probed everything I was experiencing and hearing.
- Were you ever witness to UFO sightings
or any unusual incidents which convinced you that your father was actually
having contacts with extraterrestrials?
- In an earlier answer I already mentioned
that I had various opportunities to witness sightings, even as a small
child. Several of these sightings are still very clear in my mind. They
have imbedded themselves indelibly in my memory because of the surrounding
circumstances. As far as unusual incidents and the like are concerned from
which one could conclude that my father actually maintained contacts with
extraterrestrials-I have plenty.
- The earliest experience I can still vaguely
remember was a sighting in June of 1976, when I was not even three years
old. We were with my mother, my brother and sister, Hans Schutzbach, and
Amata Stetter in a nature reserve in Hinwil. I can still recall that it
was a sunny, warm day and that Hans Schutzbach began running around very
excitedly when a large silver disk was departing. He photographed it nervously,
but by then it was already quite far away. We watched with great interest
for a long time as the disk flew off.
- In the summer of 1980 I was present in
the Sädelegg when we were given an opportunity to record the whirring
sounds of Semjase's beamship. I was standing next to Mami, in view of my
father, when the whirring sounds began. They were so loud that even neighbors
who lived about 4 kilometers [2.4 miles] away came to see what was going
on. Mami was with her recorder in such an advantageous position to the
source of the sounds that she was able to make the best recordings of all.
- One year later in early August, together
with several others, I observed at night a formation of six light objects
on the horizon above the Bühl in the Töss Valley. Based on their
unusual flight maneuvers, there was no way they could have been regular
airplanes. The "show" lasted for more than half an hour and in
addition to my mother, my father, my brother Atlantis and sister Gilgamesha,
several other people observed the display too. The ships performed various
formation flights and very unusual flight movements before some of them
simply disappeared; we could still watch the others until they blended
into the darkness.
- Later on, in September 1982, when I was
barely nine years old, I was standing next to my father when a small foot
bridge was being cemented across a drainage ditch at the driveway of the
shed. As soon as the work was completed we left the construction site to
bring material for cordoning off the area to protect the freshly cemented
foot bridge. Silvano, who had gone ahead of us, suddenly came dashing around
the corner of the shed and called out to my father, because in the meantime
someone had actually stepped into the fresh cement. Papi griped and ran
to the construction site where we noticed, only at second glance, that
the imprint of the shoe was exceedingly large, namely more than 42 centimeters
[16.5 inches] long.
- Have you ever experienced or seen anything
that would indicate that you father wanted to deceive others?
- No. I have neither experienced anything
like this nor were there indications that he had faked something. It is
not his nature to fabricate anything for other people or to cheat them.
I am certain that my father is telling the truth in regard to his contacts,
and this also coincides with my own experiences.
- What do you personally tell those people
who accuse your father of being a fraud?
- There is an old saying-one can learn
how to lie from hearsay. This applies to most of those people who call
my father a fraud. Very few of them have ever convinced themselves of the
situation by going to the actual locations or delving seriously into these
matters. And if they have actually done so, they often showed their jealousy
because they couldn't handle the fact that another person can experience
something that didn't happen to them.
- My father withdrew from the public eye
over the years partially because of my mother [Kalliope Meier] but also
to give her a chance at playing top fiddle. By letting her have her way
in this manner, he was able to satisfy her urge to be "top dog."
In keeping with his character, he certainly didn't mind this at all, because
by doing so he could avoid some people fawning over him since they looked
on him as the great master, a guru or something special. However, he finds
such idolization repugnant and extremely unwelcome. For this reason he
continues his life withdrawn from the public.
- Thank you, Methusalem
- The Eyewitnesses speak out
- Photos can be faked, experts can make
mistakes. But consider the testimonies of more than 40 individuals whose
UFO experiences, in conjunction with the 'Meier Case,' changed their lives.
MAGAZIN 2000plus spoke with Meier eyewitnesses:
- Through my association with Billy I had
several nighttime sightings when we were walking around in the court yard
and he pointed out the [space-] ships. In August 1987 three ships came
from the west in the middle of the night. They flew over the [Meier farm-]
house, hovered above it, jumped back and forth for several minutes, and
finally sped high into the sky. Hans Georg Lanzendorfer (36), social pedagogue
- At the very beginning, just as we were
taking possession of the farm, the basement was full of water which had
to be pumped out. When the job was done, Billy walked down there to see
whether everything had really dried. Shortly afterward he returned and
said: "There are footprints down there!" Of course, I didn't
believe him and thought that it simply could be anything; but I decided
to look for myself and even photographed the imprints. When I got the photos
back from the store, one could see the head and neck of an extraterrestrial
on one of the pictures.
- I was present during a contact in Schönenberg
near Einsiedeln. We were waiting for Billy when suddenly he stood before
me. That night it had been raining cats and dogs, but we could see how
the first few drops had just then fallen on Billy's jacket, while we were
totally drenched since the rain was coming down so hard. He was completely
dry during those first moments he was standing there in the pouring rain!
He explained to us that he had been beamed down directly from the ship.
Another time we observed a night formation of six ships-one more of an
entire series of UFO sightings we experienced with Billy.
- Bernadette Brand (49), lithographer/supervisor
- I have experienced quite a few emotional
moments. Once I was building the chicken coop when I observed Billy as
he was walking away from the Center on the field path. I figured he was
going to a contact. Shortly afterwards I heard a loud, dynamic whirring
sound and thought: They must have just beamed him up now. About half an
hour later I felt compelled to look toward a meadow for a short while and
suddenly, without warning, Billy stood there as though someone had pulled
away a curtain that had kept him hidden from my eyes-he simply was there!
- He often took me along to his contacts
as the driver. Before the contacts he always received commands from elsewhere:
"More north, a bit more south, another 20 meters and then go east,"
and these messages he passed on to me. I have often seen the beamships
as bright lights at night, which slowly traveled across the horizon.
- Once Billy requested that I accompany
him because he wanted to go to a contact. We were driving in the car and
Billy constantly gave me instructions. Suddenly he said, "Now you
can stop. He climbed out of the car and I waited. It was still pretty cold.
Then he disappeared onto a path in the forest. I was just looking around
when I suddenly saw the glint of something approximately 100 meters in
front of me, in the direction of the forest. At first I thought that this
could possibly be an extraterrestrial.
- But then I had my doubts and figured
it was more likely a farmer who was looking after his cows. When I was
once again sitting back in the car, I saw this glinting once more. Now
I simply had to investigate this matter. I pointed my car toward the point
where I had last noticed the glinting and turned on the Halogen lights-and
there, in front of me, smack in the center of my car's high beams, was
Quetzal, one of the extraterrestrials! That was the first time I had seen
an extraterrestrial. He appeared to be a tall person wearing a cloak and
a shimmering space suit. He abruptly stood motionless and then he ran from
the light beam. I reversed the car and suddenly he was gone. When Billy
returned from the contact he grinned and jokingly asked me why I was terrifying
harmless hikers-and then told me that it had been Quetzal!
- Engelbert Wächter (66), printer
- I was present when four assassination
attempts were made on Billy. That really made me think quite a bit. Once,
in 1982, Billy called me: "Come, there is a ship hovering in the clouds."
We could plainly and distinctly see it just as it appeared on his photos-in
bright daylight around 4 o'clock in the afternoon! The ship was visible
for about one or two minutes, then an airplane approached. At that moment
the ship veered into the clouds and was gone!
- Silvano Lehmann (37), waiter
- As an attendant I was present at many
contacts. I can still recall how we saw the beamships, and how we later
visited the various contact sites and found the landing marks. I was still
very young in those days, but I remember how I stood outside the doorstep
one day and glanced across the scenery, when suddenly I saw a ship in the
sky. It was hovering there for about 10 or 15 seconds and then it simply
disappeared. At the time I made a water color drawing of the ship. This
remains very clear in my memory. And it was in broad daylight!
- Atlantis Meier (28), auto mechanic
- Together with Billy I have seen UFOs
in the night sky several times and in June of 1980 I heard the whirring
sounds of the beamships. That afternoon all of those who happened to be
present had driven into the Sädelegg. Billy stood about 150 meters/yards
away from us to make some tape recordings of the whirring sounds for himself.
We were standing on the path and heard the sounds, which were so loud that
they attracted curious farmers and pedestrians in the area. A few years
ago, together with Billy, I once saw a rather large object which was flying
in a zigzag pattern in the night sky.
- Eva Bieri (43), secretary
- One night I almost ran into an extraterrestrial.
Suddenly I felt a type of vibrating wave, which seemed to bid me to step
back. I sensed the wave becoming stronger the closer I got there. That
was very impressive and I reflected for a long time what this could have
been. Finally I asked Billy. He explained to me that this was an invisible
protective shield of a female extraterrestrial visitor. These protective
shields are necessary for them because they cannot tolerate our vibrations,
which are so different from their own.
- Louis Memper (48), chemist
- Around 5 p.m. on April 8, 1983, I glanced
up to the sky while working. It was near dusk and there were many clouds
in the sky when I noticed a light that was moving towards me one moment
and then away from me again; it moved to the right and then to the left.
I thought that this wasn,t normal, so I ran to get my binoculars which,
by chance, I happened to have in my car. In the meantime Billy and several
other FIGU members came out and were also observing this dancing object
- Another time, while visiting Billy, I
stayed overnight in the RV. In the middle of the night I heard steps in
the court yard. I went out to investigate the sounds but I could sense
something like a 'Stay were you are!' command within me and I stopped walking.
I could, however, peek around the corner and saw a tall, white-haired,
bearded figure. Billy's hair was still dark in those days, so it was not
he. I felt an incredible joy in me that was truly special. The figure wore
a white outfit and seemed to be surrounded by light. I felt such a warm
glow! Later I asked Billy about this, and he told me it was Ptaah, one
of the extraterrestrials.
- Anonymous (64), ret. export merchant
- I was repairing the pavement at the Farm
and wanted to briefly cordon off the freshly cemented area so that nobody
would accidentally step into it. But when I returned I noticed the imprint
of a gigantic shoe in the cement. At first I thought somebody had tripped
into it because the person hadn,t seen the wet cement, but then it was
clear to me that no human being had such a large shoe size. Billy found
out later that an extraterrestrial called Danel, who is 2,48m [8'15"]
tall, had made the imprint so we would have another piece of evidence.
- Some time ago, when Billy still drove
the tractor, we had hitched a small trailer to it and were driving into
the valley toward Hinwil. After the first turn I saw that Billy wasn,t
even holding the steering wheel in his hands-we all saw that the tractor
moved all by itself. On this entire curvy stretch Billy guided the tractor
all the way into Hinwil, purely with his spiritual powers. He never once
touched the steering wheel.
- Freddy Kropf (38), chef
- While in Betswil, above Bäretswil,
I was allowed to come to a contact with Billy. He instructed me to wait
by my car until I got more detailed directions. I was rewarded for the
long waiting period: Through the trees I could really nicely see the ship
rise at the horizon, then it darted with incredible speed directly toward
me. That was a spectacular show-and at night, no less! And then they [the
ETs] undertook some energy burning that resulted in a shower of sparks,
a splendor of color that couldn't have been more beautiful.
- Jacobus Bertschinger (48), chauffeur
- In 1976 I saw Billy Meier's photographs
for the first time, and from then on I wanted to know all about them. I
asked whether I would be permitted to visit him, and then one weekend I
came to see him, still in Hinwil at the time. When I was preparing to leave
again, Billy invited me to stay a bit longer since he had the feeling that
something was about to take place that night. Shortly afterwards I had
my first UFO experience.
- In total I was present during three nighttime
demonstrations, two of which I was permitted to photograph. I have also
inspected and photographed various landing marks. I was present when Billy
was beamed into our midst; I was a witness when a 5-meter tall fir tree
was eliminated; I was listening in when Billy spoke by radio with two extraterrestrials-I
was standing right next to him at the time. And then one time he gave me
precise instructions via radio transmission when he was in Semjase's ship,
which was hovering about 700 meters/yards above the Center. We were just
pounding the fence poles into the ground, and we did this crookedly, intentionally,
to see if he'd notice-and he corrected us accordingly.
- Guido Moosbrugger (73), ret. school principal
- Here are additional witnesses we know
by name, some of whom we have interviewed: Elisabeth Gruber, Thomas Keller,
Madeleine Brügger, Christina Gasser, Herbert Runkel, Maria Wächter,
Conny Wächter, Hans Zimmermann, Billy's daughter Gilgamesha Meier,
and in 1989 Kalliope, Meier's ex-wife, in her own words.
- The Swiss Air Force and Meier
- Another Meier witness is UFO researcher
Erwin Mürner from Zurich. He stated to MAGAZIN 2000plus: "I have
known Billy Meier since 1976. At that time I visited him in Wetzikon with
a group of people. Together with him we went to the landing sites and conversed
with him. This intrigued me. Shortly afterward I sighted a UFO with my
parents and my wife just when I was about to take them to one of those
landing sites. The object was round. Suddenly it shot into the air. Then
it stopped, dashed off sideways and then it came back to the center before
disappearing in a downward motion, like a falling leaf.
- Billy gave me several of his photos.
The picture that impressed me the most was of a UFO and an Air Force Mirage
fighter plane. I made serious efforts to uncover the truth about it. Then
the following occurred: A UFO convention was being held at the Zurich Novotel,
where I met a man who was with the Air Force. We entered into a conversation,
and when he told me he was with the Air Force, I asked him about the photo.
He confirmed the photo was authentic and that they knew everything about
the contacts. I met with the man several more times, during which he said
he was part of the Army's Special Services.
- At our next meeting he carried a black
briefcase, from which he removed a portfolio, a dossier, which he allowed
me to read . . . and on page 3 was the story about the Mirage! In brief,
the article stated that those who have knowledge about this case must keep
it a secret for the rest of their lives. Thereupon I asked my acquaintance
what he thought of Billy Meier, and he told me the military knew that everything
was true but the people aren't allowed to know about it."
- Later Mürner was even able to glean
the name of the Mirage pilot, and he contacted him. The Air Force officer
confirmed the incident without revealing any details.
- Does the Swiss Air Force have additional
information about Meier's contacts? It is certainly not coincidental that
years ago the Swiss Army seized the elevated area above the Meier Farm
as a site for a rocket launching ramp; today it is only used as an observation
- Evidence exists which demonstrates that
the Swiss Air Force could very well know about the authenticity of Meier's
contacts. As we reported in the May 1998 edition of MAGAZIN 2000plus No.127,
an official of the Swiss Military Airspace Safety Monitoring Unit informed
Swiss ufologist Luc Bürgin and the MUFON-CES research group about
recorded data pertaining to radar sightings of unknown flying objects in
the Swiss air space. According to their information, 236 UFO radar sightings
took place in the airspace above the land of the Swiss confederates between
the 25-month period from April 1, 1993 to April 31, 1995. Particularly
noteworthy were the clusters of UFO radar positions above the Zurich highlands-precisely
in the area where Billy Meier has his contacts.
- The Chief Witness
- In October 1996 the International Humanistic
Society and the UN's SEAT team invited me, Michael Hesemann, to present
a talk to their group at the Headquarter of the United Nations. The lecture
was held in the format of a small conference where Carlos Diaz, Madeleine
Rodeffer, and Colonel Colman VonKeviczky also spoke. After the event a
lady approached me and introduced herself as a member of the UN delegation
of a South-East Asian country. She asked me whether I knew Billy Meier,
and I confirmed this fact of course. She wanted to hear my opinion of him,
and I replied I was convinced of the contacts' authenticity. Her friendly
face literally lit up and then she revealed her story to me:
- She had known Billy Meier when he lived
in India. Between April and September 1964, Meier had taken one of his
trips around the world. As a young man he visited 42 countries, mostly
as a hitchhiker. He arrived at the Ashoka-Ashram in Mehrauli near New Delhi
to study Buddhism. The Ashoka Mission there, founded by King Ashoka in
the 3rd Century B.C., is the oldest Buddhist school. Its leader today is
the highly respected V.B. Dharmawara, who recently celebrated in California
his 109th birthday in good health. In the monastery Meier befriended the
Dharmawara,s grandchildren who had previously fled to India when civil
war broke out in their own country. One of these grandchildren was the
lady who approached me in New York. She is now an esteemed diplomat. And,
incidentally, her brother was the one who taught Meier how to catch snakes.
So this, too, was true! Until this time I had always smirked a bit when
Meier claimed he had performed hundreds of jobs on his trips-among them
that of a snake catcher.
- During an elaborate Indian dinner, to
which she had invited me, the lady recounted: "In those days all of
us at the Mission saw the spaceships" and Meier was in contact with
their pilots. Additionally, she had seen him 'walking across the court
yard of the Ashram accompanied by a woman with long, brunette hair, dressed
in a type of spacesuit.' Her grandfather also had been provided with opportunities
to speak with the extraterrestrial visitors. I listened to this lady with
baited breath and made a promise to her that I would keep her name confidential
and would not mention her homeland to anyone. She simply did not want the
publicity due to the sensitive nature of her diplomatic position.
- Her important rank in her country's UN
delegation was later confirmed to me by friends who were UN colleagues
of hers. Also, the lady came across as lucid, ethical, cordial and honest.
I found out, too, that she had previously revealed the identical information
to U.S. researcher Wendelle Stevens after one of his lectures in New York.
Because she wished to renew her contact with Meier, I provided her with
his address. Meier's contacts in India were actually investigated on location
by one of the world's most renowned UFO researchers, Timothy Good, an English
violinist with the London Symphony Orchestra, which was performing in Delhi
at the time. During his stay there, by chance, a local newspaper The Statesman
reported Meier's contacts. "Not only have I seen objects from space,
I have also photographed them and flown inside them," the Swiss man
had stated to the newspaper and continued with, ""I have an assignment
to fulfill." Good later drove to Mehrauli and met people there who
were aware of Meier's contacts "with the girl from space." They
described him as being "ethical and full of enthusiasm." Interestingly
enough, it was this young woman from space, named Asket according to Meier,
with whom the UN diplomat had seen Meier walking around!
- Only one thing seemed to bother the lady:
In an American book about Meier she had found an alleged photograph of
this Asket in which she looked very different from the days she had seen
her in India: "On the picture in the book she had platinum blond hair.
But when I actually saw her she was a brunette," and somehow her expression
was different at that time. Meier, confronted with this dilemma, felt that
the lighting conditions in the spacecraft, where the purported photo was
taken, had created the discolorations and distortions; but he also had
been irritated by the picture.
- The adulterated photograph
- Then the scandal broke lose. The so-called
'Asket' on the photo resembled a dancer and background singer who had performed
on the legendary Dean-Martin-Show in the 1970s. Could it be that Meier
had photographed his 'Asket' off the television set? As far back as November
1975, his Pleiadian friends had told Meier that an "Asket look-alike"
existed in the United States, and Meier had even published this information.
Could he have intentionally dared to publish a photograph from one of the
most popular U.S. TV shows and to present it later as a legitimate portrait
of an extraterrestrial? And how could he have possibly received this show
on his television? Satellite TV did not exist in 1975 when the photo was
published-not even in Switzerland. Furthermore, any photograph taken by
using the TV monitor as a source can be identified by the cathode ray color
dots. But none exist on the 'Asket' photo. This means: Beyond any doubt,
the picture was definitely NOT taken off the TV monitor.
- Meier, who thought he knew whom he had
photographed, was not greatly concerned about the altered hair color and
physiognomy of 'his' Asket, and he concluded such a discrepancy was due
to the radiation and lighting onboard the spacecraft. Only in the spring
of 1998, when the adulteration was revealed, did he double-check with the
Pleiadians. Their reply: A group of deceptors, similar to the 'Men in Black,'
exchanged the photos at that time. After his first pictures had been published
in 1975, an obscure, alleged photographer offered Meier the free development
of his films-and Meier gratefully accepted because he had very little money
in those days.
- Ever since that time adulterated pictures
have existed in Meier's extensive photo archive-specifically those depicting
his so-called space photos. Very soon afterward the mysterious photographer
disappeared from Switzerland. The fact that the Pleiadians told Meier about
an American 'Asket look-alike' as far back as November 1975 provides grounds
for suspicion. Did the Pleiadians want to direct him onto the right track
even then? In any case, someone triggered the ticking of the time bomb,
which then, sometime in the future, could be used against Meier. In 1998
that moment arrived.
- But who could be behind this group of
deceptors? Definitely someone with access to a large photo archive, and
someone who is swift enough to find a young woman who resembled Asket so
that the photos could be switched. A Secret Service? Or was it extraterrestrials
who deliberately manipulated the case so they could control the consequences
and then be able to back out if required? We do not know the answer. The
fact is however: The extraterrestrial Asket does exist. Indeed, a respected
UN diplomat, along with several other witnesses at the Buddhist monastery
in India saw her.
- Hence, this means but one thing-Meier
was the victim and not the perpetrator of this cunning deception. We hope
that some day, at the latest when she has retired, our witness will be
willing to speak out publicly, before a camera, in order to irrevocably
redeem Meier. (Incidentally, my conversation and the dinner with her took
place in the company of two witnesses, Mr. and Mrs. Diaz.)
- The Manipulator
- Pulling the strings as the initiator
of the Anti-Meier-Smear-Campaign is the American Kal K. Korff. He has supplied
damaging 'evidence' against her husband to Mrs. Meier-who personally stated
under oath on February 16, 1991, that she had "never observed or caught
Billy Meier perpetrating any dishonest machinations or manipulations for
the purpose of deluding people, nor have I ever collaborated myself with
him in such a deception."
- Korff has been a Meier antagonist from
the onset, and this fact may have had its roots in a narcissistic slight.
In 1978, as a 15-year-old adolescent, Korff begged UFO researcher Col.
Wendelle Stevens, with whom he corresponded and from whom he found out
about Meier's sensational photographs, to take him along to Switzerland
on his, Stevens', next on-location research visit.
- Of course Stevens refused-as a minor,
Korff would not have been permitted to travel without the accompaniment
of a parent or a guardian. This prompted Korff, as he admits in his book
Spaceships from the Pleiades (New York, 1995), to hypothesize that "Stevens
who was usually always so open, obviously had something to hide."
So, instead, he soon formed an alliance with the controversial UFO researcher
Bill Moore. Three years later-Stevens in the meantime had publicized the
Meier Case in the USA-Moore published Korff's brochure The Most Infamous
Hoax in Ufology, which contained the polemics of an 18-year-old teenager
who called himself 'Director of Research for Ufology and Parapsychology
at the Institute for Paranormal Science.'
- What he failed to tell the readers, however,
was the fact that this 'institute' was housed in his playroom and that
he was its only member. Eight years later Moore, his sponsor, became persona
non grata on the American UFO scene. At a Las Vegas MUFON Conference in
1988 Moore himself admitted he had worked for U.S. government agents and
had deliberately disseminated disinformation within the UFO community.
Moore personally admitted that, first and foremost, the plan was to maneuver
UFO researchers into an impasse if they made too much headway into the
security apparatus of the U.S. Secret Services and, secondly, to subsequently
thoroughly discredit them.
- Korff disappeared from view in those
days, only to re-emerge in public in 1993. For the first time in his life
he managed to travel to Switzerland and, under an assumed name and in Hippie-Look,
he visited Meier's 'Semjase-Silver-Star-Center,' which is accessible to
anyone. He purchased a few photographs and some written material. With
this material he elevated himself into a so-called 'objective investigator'
of the case. In his lectures he bragged about his mastery of the German
language and of having identified Meier's source for Helium-Korff alleges
that Meier works with UFO models which are suspended from helium-filled
balloons-and the reference literature Meier allegedly used. Upon closer
scrutiny this all turns out to be nothing but a bluff. The truth is that
Korff speaks only a few words of German, while his great achievement consisted
of having found a book store and a shop for Helium in Winterthur, whose
staff is not even acquainted with Meier. Two years later Korff's book appeared,
complete with 'computer analyses' of the Meier photographs. Korff's questionable,
embossed-screen-resolution-pictures suddenly now have entire laundry 'spider-net'
clothesline contraptions with suspension threads above the UFOs. One must
question why a single suspension thread would not have sufficed. And then,
when one takes the original photographs and repeats Korff's analysis with
the same software-voilà, suddenly the threads are no longer visible,
or else they turn out to be mere scratches on the reproduction.
- In public talks, Korff claims he is "not
a skeptic by any stretch of the imagination." He also says that he
"approached this case completely unbiased." Both statements are
lies. As far back as 1980, before Korff ever stepped onto Swiss soil, he
already had called the Meier Case the "most infamous hoax of ufology."
Therefore, he was nowhere near taking an unbiased position when he made
his trip to Switzerland in 1991, which he, undeservedly, elevated into
an 'undercover trip to Switzerland.'
- Furthermore, he has an inherent tendency
to lie to others. In a manner worthy of James Bond, Korff wordily describes
how he sneaked back onto the Meier farm at night and barely escaped Meier's
bloodthirsty hounds, and how he took soil samples at purported UFO landing
track sites. Too bad that Meier had no dog at the time in question, and
the landing marks had not been visible for several years prior to Korff's
visit. Instead of interviewing legitimate Meier,s witnesses, Korff elected
to meet only with relatives of a previous Meier follower who had passed
away and who had, prior to his death, decidedly turned into a Meier foe
when a 'vision' revealed to him that Billy M. was 'the devil personified.'
- Contrary to his claims, Korff is most
certainly a dyed-in-the-wool-skeptic, for not only did he have his book
published by the American skeptics and free-thinkers publishing house 'Prometheus,'
but two years later he also 'debunked' another showcase of UFO research,
the Roswell Crash. "Of course," Korff asserts, "the U.S.
Air Force did state the truth in 1947," and thereupon he continues
with his attempt to "prove" (with threadbare arguments) that
it was simply a balloon which had crashed at the time. Of similar 'merit'
was Korff's analysis on the CNN TV network, with which he intended to prove
that John F. Kennedy was shot only by Lee Harvey Oswald's bullets, and
that no other sniper existed-hence there could not have been a conspiracy.
- When a Swiss ufologist claims, therefore,
that Korff is not a 'skeptic in the traditional sense ... instead, he wants
to separate truth from falsehood,' then that Swiss ufologist is either
naive, poorly informed, or both. Korff's 'accomplishment' to demonstrate
that the internationally renowned computer expert Jim Dilettoso, director
of the 'Village Labs' in Tempe, AZ, had "decorated himself with a
phony Ph.D.," proved to be nothing but a soap bubble. Dilettoso never
used the title of Ph.D. He has, however, jokingly said that for all his
work he deserves a Ph.D. For Korff's outright lies about Art Bell, the
popular U.S. radio talk show host forced Korff to apologize publicly, on
the air, before Bell's international audience of nearly 15 million listeners.
- Who is behind Korff? He calls himself
the 'executive officer' of the 'Think Tank' [Total Research] "whose
goal it is to study mankind's largest and most enduring mysteries and phenomena,"
as Korff describes his operation in his typical, inherent modesty. Even
more interesting than his imposter/con-artist claims-since even 'Total
Research' is a mere one-man 'think tank'-is the fact that Korff admits
on page 408 of his book he had worked "for years for the Lawrence
Livermore National Laboratories," a top weapons manufacturer for the
USA. According to Col. Corso from the Pentagon, these Livermore Laboratories
also work on SDI weaponry, which is primarily directed at thwarting UFOs
and is part of the 'Black World.' Likewise, according to his own statements,
Korff says he was working "with various government agencies, "in
the development of weapons," and in "analyses by news services".
"Officially, I finished my work for the U.S. government in January
1991 during the last days of the Gulf War . . . although I continue to
be consulted from time to time."
- According to statements by Bob Lazar
and other colleagues from Nevada's "Area 51" which works together
with the Lawrence Livermore Laboratories, the USA has in its possession
a crashed and recovered 'Meier UFO.' Could this be the reason behind Korff's
campaign against Meier? Is Meier a threat because he lives in a neutral
country, maintains good contacts within Japan and Russia, and has access
to a technology which is jealously guarded at Area 51 as the biggest secret
of the United States? Are they afraid that other countries might just gain
possession of this super weapon through Meier unless he is totally discredited?
- The fact that Korff with his dubious
past has written only two books, one against Meier and the other against
Roswell, is assuredly no coincidence. And the 15 assassination attempts
against Billy Meier tend to confirm that his ex-wife and the wanna-be ufologists
lusting for fame and fortune are not the only one who have something against
- Renewed Assassination Attempts on Meier
- While the tabloids of the ufological
rainbow press speak of the "end of the Meier Case, others are attempting
to even expedite it. Indeed, twice, on June 8 and 10-for the 14th and 15th
time-someone has attempted to murder the contactee Meier; once even in
broad daylight -- and both times before witnesses!
- It appears that Meier,s most recent publications
have incited these latest events because, for the first time, he accuses
a secret government mafia, similar to the "Men in Black, of having
manipulated and switched several of his earlier photographs. The fact is
that serious Meier Case investigators, such as American atmospheric scientist
Prof. James Deardorff, U.S. Air Force Col. Wendelle C. Stevens, or Michael
Hesemann, have been convinced for years that the Meier Case was "contaminated
(see Chapter 23 of Hesemann's Geheimsache UFO). Nonetheless, authentic
photographs, movie footage, metal samples, and especially the statements
of eyewitnesses verify the fact that Meier did indeed have genuine contacts
and continues to have them to this day.
- A shot rang out around 4:40 p.m. on June
8, as Meier walked across the court yard in front of the farm house in
which he lives. The bullet soared past him so closely that he could feel
the air move as the projectile barely missed his forehead. Three witnesses
were present - two women and a man who stood a mere 30-50 meters/yards
from Meier and they observed how Meier had been fired upon. But the sniper,
who had been thoroughly hidden in the bushes, used Meier's and his friends'
moment of shocked numbness to disappear unrecognized. Only the point of
entry of the caliber 22 bullet was discovered-the bullet was lodged in
a tree at the precise height of Meier's forehead.
- On June 10, 1998, around 3 a.m., less
than 35 hours later, the second assassination attempt took place: Meier,
who is a night worker, was walking across the court yard toward his friend
Silvano, when he felt a powerful blow to his left kidney. Someone had hurled
a throwing knife at him which, apparently, turned in midair and had struck
him with the handle. Silvano, who stood a mere meter away from Meier, was
only able to sense a person running from the brush where the knife thrower
had been hiding. Meier later commented: "I can only say that I find
it despicable and sad that somebody would attempt to eliminate the truth
in this way." I have nothing more to add.
- Michael Hesemann firstname.lastname@example.org