In October, Seamus briefly touched upon the strange yet well-known story (among UFO circles) of Billy Meier, and his very unusual and verbose “American representative” Michael Horn. Meier and Horn claim that Meier’s earliest writings were in 1958, but Meier mostly became active in the 1970s, when he began publishing his collection of unusual UFO photographs in various UFO magazines and newspapers. Adding to the cult-forming nature of Meier’s story, Billy also claimed contact with alien beings and said that they were providing him with information that included predictions about the future of the the earth and of humanity. In the decades since Meier first started distributing his claims, he has built up a significant cult-following of believers who are convinced – despite overwhelming evidence of inaccuracy and contradiction – that Billy Meier is in fact a prophet. The cult includes folks like Jim Dilettoso, Shirley MacLaine and the researcher who brought his story into the public space in the 1980s, researcher Wendelle Stevens, author of “UFO: Contact From The Pleiades”. This series of articles is meant to serve as a primer for readers who are just becoming newly introduced to the Meier case and the Billy Meier UFO cult. Rather than trudging through countless pro-Meier websites, half of which are owned by Michael Horn or associates and are part of the massive media campaign to continue promoting the case (there’s even an online store where you can buy books, DVDs, CDs and more!) – instead you can get to the heart of the case with a collection of well-conducted investigations from extremely intelligent researchers – all showing the many cases where Billy Meier’s so-called “prophecies” not only failed, but they are manipulated and updated over time in order to appear accurate and relevant. But first, in this article, we [...]
For anyone that has followed the topic of UFOs long enough, then you know just how ridiculous some of the UFO stories and UFO sightings can be. Just look at the Billy Meier story to see how crazy the field of Ufology can get. It’s enough to make people who are actually interested in the phenomenon from a scientific standpoint throw up their hands and give up. There’s just so much madness and noise, that it becomes virtually impossible to separate the wheat from the chaff. At least, it might seem impossible. The reality is that many of these sightings are truly unexplainable from the perspective of a laymen or anyone who is unaware of the possible technologies or natural phenomenon that’s occurring. Some of the sightings are caused by events on the ground, and it can take some time to piece two and two together. A craft using advanced flight technology (such as in the case of advanced military craft) might look like an alien technology to anyone that sees it. Just imagine how an automobile of today would look to an American colonist during the early 1800′s. So, it goes without saying that there’s a great deal of scientific and intelligence value to the examination of UFO sightings – particularly mass UFO sightings – for anyone interested in uncovering the true nature of the phenomenon. As always, Top Secret Writers is here to help extract the madness from the science. The following is a fascinating UFO sighting that took place in Nebraska, and was captured on camera by KLKN news, an ABC affiliate. Some proposed causes are included – feel free to offer your own theories in the comments section at the end of the article.
UFO sightings occur all over the world, creating a hysterical wave of debate in their wake. Was the 2012 Kentucky UFO sighting a governmental project, extraterrestrial visitors or a natural phenomenon? Most UFO sightings remain unexplained. One of the most famous inexplicable UFO case was the Mariana unidentified flying object sighting which is regarded as the first great UFO sighting in the US. Peru is the latest country in the UFO spotlight since its Air Force has revived its Department of Investigation of Anomalous Ariel Phenomena (DIFAA) to research UFO sightings. In 2006, DIFAA was shut down but, due to an increase in the number of UFO sightings in Peru, has been reopened. The Department will unite archeologists, sociologists, astronomers and other air force personnel to study how often unexplained sightings occur, where they are taking place and at what time. Talking about the re-launching of DIFAA, Colonel Julio Vucetich told reporters that the Department was aimed for people “Who observe seemingly unconventional phenomena, which cause surprise of concern, know that there is an institution that will study and research your information.” (1) DIFAA was originally opened in 2001 but was shut just five years later due to problems related to administration. Due to a batch of UFO sightings in the skies over Peruvian territory being reported to the media, Peru decided to reactivate the agency.
When it comes to Unidentified Flying Objects (UFOs) there is definitely no shortage of video “evidence.” Much of this so-called evidence is nothing more than hoaxers flexing their CGI skills. In cases where hoaxers are not involved, the videos are often taken by some other not-so-credible witness. There are other cases where videos are labeled as “proof of UFOs”, but they are obvious misidentifications or so blurry/hazy that who knows what is being captured by the video. However, amongst all of the bogus UFO videos out there, there are some that actually take a sane look at these UFOs Below are just a few examples that take a serious look at UFOs.
If you’ve never heard of Mark McCandlish, he is a self-described “aerospace illustrator” who claims that he has worked for “many of the top aerospace corporations of the United States”. As the story goes, one of his former art school friends named Brad Sorenson told Mark about attending an air show at a Lockheed Skunk Works facility in California and seeing an actual anti-gravity craft levitating above the ground. From that single witness account, McCandlish proceeded to spend a good portion of the rest of his life digging into the claim. Inspired by his art background, he developed an illustration of the “alien reproduction vehicle” based on descriptions from Sorenson and from other witnesses to the craft. The story that Brad Sorenson tells about floating craft, and the illustration that Mark drew afterwards and distributed all throughout the UFO circuits throughout the 1990s and beyond, made for some great stories about covert government flying saucers and antigravity technologies. However, in 2012, the National Archives released declassified records from the Aeronautical Systems Division of the US Air Force revealing that the Air Force was in fact actively developing disk-shaped craft in 1956, under a top secret project named Project 1794. The craft was meant to become a vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) craft, and was to achieve a ceiling of 100,000 feet, and reach speeds up to Mach 4. What is truly astonishing are the similarities between the diagrams included in the declassified documents, and the drawings created by McCandlish – suggesting that Brad Sorenson might have seen the craft that he detailed at the air show, but that both he and Mark completely misunderstood the origin of the craft, and the type of technology involved in its operation.
When I got this assignment, I had to smile. I remember coming across Billie Meier (a bearded Swiss guy) in my youth via some pictures entitled “Hasenbol, Switzerland, March, 1976”. The photo, depicting a gleaming UFO hovering near the Alps, got a lot of currency in “Mysteries of the Unexplained” style magazines and documentaries in 70’s, 80’s and 90’s. (1) The man is a hustler for sure but, as far as a concept artists go, the man deserves credit. His forced perspective imagery and the composition of some of his images took UFO forgery to a new level. As did his use of a rubbish bin cover (the infamous wedding cake UFO), and children’s books for dinosaurs (Meier traveled back in time apparently). (2) (3) A personal favorite is his taking pictures of blonde, Plaedian/Plejaren alien babes via technologically advanced communication screens (in reality a television screen depicting Dean Martin show singer/dancers). (4)
Out of the thousands of so-called UFO videos that are posted on the Internet, there are some which go viral and take the globe by storm; however, viral status does not validate these videos as true. A prime example of this fact is the post made by UFOFilesTV of a night vision video allegedly depicting three UFOs, two triangular objects and a circular one. After reviewing the footage, at least one UFO researcher believes that the video is a hoax, viral status notwithstanding. What exactly is the video showing?
What are those strange things in the sky? At TSW, we tackle that question on a daily basis. In many of these cases, we can discuss with a degree of certainty what that strange thing was that caused a particular UFO sighting. Examples of these cases are Project Loon and the 2012 mix-up on the DC Beltway. However, there are other case that we cannot definitively explain what was seen, such as the Mariana sighting. The most compelling evidence into UFO research is eyewitness video; which can either quickly point to what a UFO may really be or could very well deepen the mystery surrounding a particular sighting. Below are three documentaries and three eyewitness videos that every UFO researcher should watch, whether they are believers or skeptics.
When one offers a lucrative cash reward, one would expect a myriad of people to come forward making claims that could see them net the money. If a cash incentive for information generates little or no “claimants”, one can’t help but question the legitimacy of the “reward”. This could certainly be applied to James Fox, who earlier this year announced that he’d reward anyone that could provide “proof” of an extraterrestrial spacecraft with $100,000. How does someone actually provide proof of an alien spaceship? James Fox is an American filmmaker and the reward is part of the promotion of his forthcoming movie, The 701. The film was inspired by a two-year study about UFOs carried out by the Air Force. The project is known as the Project Blue Book and involves analyzing 12,618 UFO sightings. The research ended in 1969 with the Air Force being able to explain all but 701 of the thousands of sightings, thus inspiring the name of the movie. Fox announced the reward at the 22nd International UFO Congress (IUFOC) that took place in Fountain Hills, Arizona in February this year. “One of the aspects that sets our film apart is the producers’ commitment to bringing forth never-before-seen evidence. As part of this effort, we’re offering a $500,000 reward for the best proof that some UFOs are alien spacecraft,” the filmmaker told the Huffington Post. (1) Fox went on to say that the UFO material could be in the form of a video, film footage, photograph or even debris from an alleged spaceship crash. The “evidence” must, however, be able to withstand scientific scrutiny by a chosen panel of experts.
On July 24, 1981, hundreds of thousands of onlookers in 14 provinces across southwest and northwest China witnessed a huge brightly-lit star-shaped spot in the sky. According to an official document compiled by Long Ruyi to the Foreign Technology Division at Wright Patterson Air Force Base, the spot became brighter and began to oscillate. Then a “cloud-like band of light formed around the circumference of the bright spot”. Some 10,000,000 people simultaneously witnessed what was immediately deemed by many to be a “huge spiral shaped UFO”. (1) The spiral UFO had an altitude of approximately 650 kilometers and traveled at a speed of about 1.6 km per second before it suddenly disappeared into the clear night sky, as stated by Professor Wang Sichao, a planetary astronomer at the Purple Hills Observatory of the Chinese Academy of Sciences. (2) The sighting caused pandemonium in China. In the months following the sighting, the story dominated the headlines in newspapers, on radio stations and in TV news broadcasts throughout the country. The New China News Agency transmitted the information internationally and the story caused sensation around the world. The US Center for UFO research in Illinois also followed the story with great interest. The Astronomical Observatory of Zijingshan released a communiqué stating: “The population of 14 provinces in our country sighted this celestial phenomenon.” (2)