BILLY MEIER: UFO cult leader, claimed contact with Pleiadian aliens.
First, a clarification regarding "cult." Meier is not a leader of a religious cult. Instead, "cult" here has to be defined as "a cohesive group of people devoted to beliefs or practices that the surrounding culture or society considers to be outside the mainstream" (from Wikipedia). However, his cohesive support group in Hinterschmidrüti, Switzerland, is but a tiny fraction of the number of persons throughout the world who have looked into the several intensive investigations of Meier's experiences and evidence (as reported in literary and visual media by Wendelle Stevens,1 Lee & Brit Elders,2 Gary Kinder,3 Guido Moosbrugger,4 Michael Hesemann,5 Michael Horn,6 and M. Whelan, M. Juliano & J. Steele7), and found them authentic and incapable of having been hoaxed. If these informed people form a cult, then it's a cult whose membership is spread worldwide, connected through mail, email and word-of-mouth.
If Meier is considered to be the head of a personality cult, then his contacting aliens (Plejarens) must share the limelight.1-4,6,8 However, Meier does not go about promoting himself and his alien contactors. Instead he makes available what he has learned to interested persons through writings and occasional interviews.
It is necessary to mention much that Royce Myers omits: the physical evidence that Meier's contactors allowed him to gather. This includes Meier's "beam-ship" photos, movie-film segments and video footage, screechingly loud beamship sounds heard by many and recorded on audio tape,1,3,4,6 the metal samples that were analyzed by Vogel,1,3,4,6 the multiple landing-craft traces in meadow grass and elsewhere,1-4,9 and much else.9 These attest to the genuineness of his contacts by Plejarens who told him they hail from a place related to the Pleiades by some sort of space-time dimensional displacement. Of course, the very large number of witnesses to UFO-related events occurring in Meier's life at or near Hinwil and Schmidrüti, Switzerland since 1975, and even before when Meier was in India, also attest to Meier's true status as a UFO contactee.9 They are unique within the field of ufology. Being very real, therefore, Meier's UFO contacts are more than "claimed."
Faked UFO photos and films.The multiplicity of solid evidence over many years, as indicated above, speaks very strongly against Meier having faked any of his UFO photos or films. With this in mind, however, it cannot be denied that his alien contactors, who have long observed mankind, frequently added in special effects designed to allow negative skeptics a way out from facing up to truths that would presently be too upsetting for them. This comes under the heading of plausible deniability. A clear example of this was Meier's movie-camera photo contact of 18 March 1975. The Plejaren named Semjase deceptively maneuvered her beamship back and forth in arcs over a conifer tree adjacent to a house several hundred feet away. In viewing the video of the film copy, one can instead imagine that it was a pole-suspended model UFO close to the camera oscillating back and forth over a model tree or very small, young tree, if one ignores the several points of genuineness that have been pointed out.1 This is what plausible deniability is all about the negative skeptic can ignore all factors that contradict his desired solution as long as he has one factor apparently in his favor.
However, in this instance, the chief investigator of the hoax hypothesis for this movie-film segment, Dr. Bruce Maccabee, was aware of at least one factor pointing towards genuineness: the uppermost section of the tree once briefly swayed over, then snapped back, just as the beamship had passed close over its crown. Most important, Maccabee later noticed that one may estimate how far the tree was from the camera if it had been a model or baby tree above which a model UFO was suspended by a 14- or 16-ft string (with that length deduced from the period of the pendulum-like motions). This was because in a couple of the craft's oscillatory motions above the tree, it traveled towards and away from the camera. The distance of any such model tree from the camera could then be calculated, and turned out to be some 50 ft. The impossibility for hoaxers to handle a support pole of such a length and cause an object dangling below it to move smoothly yet suddenly stop perfectly motionless for a 14-second period, is all too apparent to anyone who has tried to simulate such an event, or even to one who has merely wielded a 9ft fly-fishing rod. In the end, Maccabee lets the reader be the judge of authenticity versus hoax.
The aliens involved in Meier's contacts also have other means of satisfying the negative skeptic, including the ability to make a tree disappear. This afterwards occurred at the above location in order, apparently, that the deception they offered to the skeptic contain a bit more plausibility. While a negative skeptic has to ignore all the points of realism, a true skeptic can allow that the aliens could be smarter than us and have an advanced strategy of dealing with us, as well as possessing a level of science and technology far ahead of ours.
Employed props and stop motion/cut photography to make UFOs disappear and reappear on film.Here Myers would be referring to the Berg-Rumlikon film segment of 14 June 1975 and the Bachtelhörnli-Unterbachtel film segment of 8 March 1976. The latter link points out the several points of realism on that occasion, as well as grave difficulties that any hoaxers would face. Regarding the former occasion, Meier himself has pointed out that the film copy F.I.G.U. received back from the Munich studio that borrowed it appeared to contain several cuts/splices within this segment that had not been there before. It was totally unfair of Myers to omit this other side of the story.
Took photos of female claiming it was an alien, photo was actually taken off of a television screen from an episode of the Dean Martin show. The excuse offered when caught red-handed? MIB disinfo, of course! Meier apparently thought no one would figure this out.There is no evidence that Meier took the photo off of a TV. A comparison of the photo Meier took allegedly of "Asket" (alongside her alien friend "Nera") while on a 5-day space trip with his Plejaren contactors, with that of the Dean Martin show look-alike (Tara Leigh), is shown here. Other than the long blond hair parted at the center, they actually don't look very much alike to me. The face of "Asket" has a narrower chin, lack of an indent at the top of the nose between the eyes, and a lower hairline above the forehead.
However, 23 years after this space trip Meier was told by his Plejaren contactor, named Ptaah, that his photos from this trip had been manipulated by the person (a Herr Schmid, by then deceased) he had given the negatives to for development at a cheaper price (there were some 700 hundred of them in all from this trip). On most other occasions in 1975-76 he had his film developed at the Bär Photo in Wetzikon.3 During this Contact #264 in 1998 Ptaah informed Meier that MIB (men in black) were also involved in these photo manipulations. Hence, Meier since has disavowed the authenticity of that photo series, without knowing for sure which of its photos could be trusted and which not. An amazing point supporting the truth of this late disclosure by Ptaah is the fact that he mentioned to Meier in Contact #39 in 1975 that Asket and Nera had doubles, or look-alikes, in America. Only 22 years later was the Dean Martin show look-alike first dreamed up by debunkers as being Meier's image of Asket!
Photographed magazine pictures of dinosaurs claiming them as proof he traveled back in time.These photos were in the same batch as those Meier no longer trusts as being untampered with.
Also has photos showing him with a 'laser gun' [this link obsolete in Jan 2008] - laughable at best and just painful to look at.Meier made use of his 8mm movie camera and tripod during a visit by two of the Plejarens (Menara and Alena)) at Hinterschmidrüti on 6 July 1977, when only Meier was there at his converted-barn residence. They let him look at and even test out a strange looking light-weight ray gun,3,4,6,8(vol.4),9 which he was told was a Plejaren antique. Some of Meier's still snapshots show Alena holding the gun, except that Meier had to agree to crop out all but her arm and shoulder from the frames. It may be mentioned that the gun is not anything to be found in either gun stores or toy shops. After Meier aimed and shot with it a couple times, once at a fruit tree on his property, it left a partially scorched hole clean through the tree's nearly 1-ft diameter trunk, and also left some snapped-off twigs with charred ends along a long line through the underbrush. The hole in the tree was of oval cross-section throughout, not circular. It is understandable that Royce Myers would totally omit any mention of these little details, since they indicate the impossibility of a hoax.
Meier has supporters, many whom have cashed in on books, videos, and lectures about Meier's UFO hoax. It's amazing that some idiots still defend this hoax...again, you know who you are. If you want to believe in something badly enough, you'll justify it as reality any way possible - especially when the bottom line dollar is at stake.It's unfortunately a common tactic for a disgruntled skeptic, who can't find logical means of debunking an event or case he opposes, to resort to slander against those who, in supporting the case, use all the known evidence.
The book shown in Myers's link above is that of Kal K. Korff (The Billy Meier Story: Spaceships of the Pleiades (1995)). Its contents slandering Meier as a contactee have long been refuted, as has also his disinformation therein about the Talmud of Jmmanuel. Interestingly, Myers has since found that he now must denounce Kal Korff, as have other ufologists after Korff came out with a book attempting to debunk the Roswell crashed UFO evidence.
Beware of delusional people trying to use UFOs as a religion or as a way to get into your wallet. SEE: Picture of UFO model used by MeierMyers doesn't discuss this charred image of a model UFO or Meier's interest, back in 1975, in seeing how well a model UFO would look in comparison with his many photos of the real thing. It's only natural, however, that a person who had the opportunity to take many UFO photos, and who was subsequently accused by some of faking them by the use of models, would likely wish to see if photos of a model by his own camera would look at all realistic. Meier never tried to hide the fact that he had had a UFO model made for this purpose, and was also given a few models by well wishers. The topic is well covered in the literature of the Meier-case investigators.1,3,4 The picture shown in the link was, according to Stevens (Ref. 1, Preliminary Report, p. 288), that of "one of the models of the spacecraft photographed by Meier and his friends. These are from the negatives that were inadvertently knocked into the trash basket and carried to the incinerator, where they were found by somebody going through Meier's trash and were [later] produced as evidence of Meier's attempt to dispose of incriminating material." For years Meier kept one of the better beamship models on display in his office.
and Short Piece on Meier [link obsolete in May 2008] and the article The Camera Never Lies.The latter link, also not discussed by Myers, is of an article by Peter Brookesmith whose debunking content is based primarily upon unfounded conclusions of William Spaulding of Ground Saucer Watch (GSW), and Kal Korff. Their debunking attempts of the Meier case in the early 1980s were accepted without skepticism by a majority of ufologists then, who had already assumed that all alleged UFO contactees had to be delusional or hoaxers. This is made clear in an article telling some of the history of ufologists' attempts to prevent Gary Kinder's book Light Years from being published. The role of Spaulding, Korff and other ufologists in initiating the debunking of Meier in 1979 and the early 1980s is given here.
Also see Meier's "official" media rep Michael Horn's website devoted to championing Meier at the expense of all sanity and the official Billy Meier website.These sites are very worthy of in-depth study.
You can also see the whacky photos of a Meier UFO here at this laughable attempt to lend credence to the case. It's painful how anyone could keep a striaght face and promote this silly case.The "wedding-cake" UFOs may look whacky to some, but no one has yet come close to duplicating this design in a model, and no one can imagine how a one-armed man could fabricate such an intricately designed model. The above link gives many reasons why those craft could be no hoax, as does a page in my own website.
Those promoting Meier claim to be offering life saving information for the survival of the human race - yep, that's why they charge for DVDs, books, videos, and lectures. Beware of those selling prophets for profit.This alludes to Meier being a prophet, with many of his prophecies having come from the Plejarens. There is much presented and written on the extent and success of these prophecies.4,6,8-9
2. Elders, Lee; Nilsson-Elders, Brit; and Welch, Thomas, UFO...Contact from the Pleiades, Vol. 1 (Phoenix, AZ: Genesis III Publishing, 1979).
Elders, Lee and Brit, UFO...Contact from the Pleiades, Vol. 2 (Phoenix, AZ: Genesis III Publishing, 1983).
_____, Beamship: The Movie Footage ((Phoenix, AZ: Genesis III Publishing, 1985); Video.
_____, Beamship: The Metal (E.T. Metal Fragments Scientifically Analyzed) (Phoenix, AZ: Genesis III Publishing, 1985); Video.
_____, The Meier Chronicles: The True Story of the Swiss Contact Case (Phoenix, AZ: Genesis III Publishing, 1986); Video.
Savedove, Larry (Writer & director), Contact: An Investigation into the Extraterrestrial Experiences of Eduard Meier (1986); Video.
3. Kinder, Gary, Light Years: An Investigation into the Extraterrestrial Experiences of Eduard Meier (New York: Atlantic Monthly Press, 1987).
4. Moosbrugger, Guido, ...und sie fliegen doch! (Munich: Verlag Michael Hesemann, 1991).
_____And yet... they fly! (Translation) (Tulsa, OK: Steelmark, 2001).
_____And Still They Fly! (Tulsa, OK: Steelmark, 2004).
5. Hesemann, Michael, "The Meier Case: UFO Contactee Revealed?" in Magazin 2000plus (Oct. 1998, vol. 10, pp. 64-71).
6. Horn, Michael, The Silent Revolution of Truth (DVD, www.theyfly.com, 2007).
7. Whelan, Mike; Juliano, Marc; and Steele, Jason, Through Space and Time: A Photo Journal of "Billy" Eduard Albert Meier (Tulsa, OK: Steelmark LLC, 2004).
8. Stevens, Wendelle C., Message from the Pleiades, Vol. 1 (Tucson, AZ: UFO Photo Archives, 1988).
_____Message from the Pleiades, Vol. 2 (Tucson, AZ: UFO Photo Archives, 1990).
_____Message from the Pleiades, Vol. 3 (Tucson, AZ: UFO Photo Archives, 1993).
_____Message from the Pleiades, Vol. 4 (Tucson, AZ: UFO Photo Archives, 1995).
9. Zeugenbuch: zu Erlebnissen mit 'Billy' Eduard Albert Meier, seinen Fähigkeiten und Kontakten mit Menschen der Plejaren und ihrer Föderation, 1959-2001 [Book of Witnesses: To Events involving "Billy" Albert Eduard Meier, his Capabilities and Contacts with Plejarens and Beings from their Federation] (Hinterschmidrüti: FIGU, 2001).