- Hi Errol, Hi List!
- On behalf of Luc Buergin, Switzerland,
and in cooperation with Germany's UFO magazine, the "UFO-KURIER",
we would like to present something which might be of interest.
- Another One Bites The Dust Billy Meier:
- The Swiss ufo contactee Billy Meier is
exposed definitely as swindler. This is the conclusion of an American TV-Special
which was produced under participation of the Meier critic Kal Korff. The
program shall be broadcast worldwide in July 1998.
- Korff had traveled to Switzerland in
March of this year where he interviewed Billy's ex-wife Kalliope together
with the Swiss UFO researcher and non-fiction book author Luc Buergin.
The basis for this were Kalliope's statements in the German "UFO-KURIER"
of April of last year (which was translated by Joachim Koch and presented
here). There she had exposed to Buergin the contactee stories of her ex-husband
as "lies and deception peeks".
- Kalliope Meier: "The FIGU obviously
has cult-like characteristics. I would like to advise all members to judge
Billy's statements critically and not simply to believe him blindly".
- The highlight of the TV program are excerpts
from the legendary Dean Martin show which in the seventies shall have served
Billy as the model for his fake photos.
- Buergin: "Korffs team shows, that
'Asket' - an extraterrestrial allegedly photographed by Meier - is in
truth the singer of an American dance formation. Obviously Billy took a
photograph of the questionable scenes from the TV screen".
- On the occasion of Korff's visit to Europe,
Buergin has got to know Korff as a really relevant researcher. Says the
Swiss: "Korff isn't a sceptic in the classic sense as he is accused
occasionally. It is not his intention to explain away all UFOs. He rather
wants to divide the truth from the falseness. He contributes with that
to the serious investigation of the phenomenon".
- In March of this year Korffs appearance
in the Art-bell-Show caused excitement among Meier's supporters where he
was in a debate with Meier-fan Jim Dilettoso. At this he managed to wring
the confession from Dilettoso to have peddled with a wrong doctorate for
- Buergin, too, had to cope already with
heavy critics for his research by Meier's supporters. Why does he work
together with Korff? "One cannot explain away the existence of the
UFO phenomenon. I personally favor the extraterrestrial hypothesis for
some sightings. Unfortunately, definite proofs of this acceptance are missing
yet. Therefore it is most important to throw a spanner into the works of
so unscrupulous swindlers like Meier. Only in such a way we can get the
science to deal with the ufo phenomenon seriously", says Buergin.
- *Excerpts from the interview between
Kal Korff/Luc Buergin* *and Kalliope Meier in Turbenthal, Switzerland (March
- Kal Korff/Luc Buergin: In your opinion,
is the FIGU a sect?
- Kalliope Meier: After all I have seen,
--near the end, before I went away -- I would I say: Yes. My experiences
are very mixed. There is a kind of hierarchy. One must go along with that.
Otherwise one is excluded.
- Korff/Buergin: May Billy be doubted about
within the FIGU?
- Meier: Billy isn't criticized in the
center. Billy is the best there. This also will remain so. For people
there, probably this is all right. You live there. But they should not
adore him as an idol and not admire him as God either.
- Korff/Buergin: Are you religious?
- Meier: I have grown up strictly religiously.
Greek orthodox. I partly have lived in the cloister. I am atheist today.
I am a free human. But I accept everybody who has a religion. Everybody
shall believe if he finds this good. I want to change nobody. Everybody
is responsible for himself.
- Korff/Buergin: You live in Turbenthal
today. You feel better than before?
- Meier: I have to be content. When I went
away I felt very bad. I had lost the floor under the feet, lost reality.
I have tried to organize my life newly. I had to say to myself: I must
begin a new life after 30 years. Today, I really feel good. I am content.
I have somehow found the way ...
- (end of excerpt)
- Joachim Koch, Hans-Juergen Kyborg
- *Homepage International Roswell Initiative,
Germany:* http://ourworld.compuserve.com/homepages/jkoch1 < *Update
of May: News about Billy Meier*