- Redmond, Washington - TotalResearch announced
today, that its critically-acclaimed author, President and CEO, Kal K.
Korff, was the overwhelming and unanimous winner in the historic debate
between he and Jim Dilettoso that was featured on the widely popular Art
Bell show last night.
- Kal Korff, whose breakthrough investigation
of the Billy Meier case presented in his book 'Spaceships of the Pleiades:
The Billy Meier Story' (Prometheus Books, 1996), proves it is a monstrous
hoax, run by the Swiss cult leader Eduard 'Billy' Meier.
- "I would like to first of all, thank
Mr. Art Bell for sponsoring the debate between Mr. Dilettoso and myself.
Art did the American people and in part a global audience a historic favor
by putting both Mr. Dilettoso and myself on the air, and as he promised,
let us both go at it." stated Kal Korff in a short speech to various
- "With Art agreeing to let us debate
the issues, and ask the hard questions, the results are definitive: out
of 2,673 votes cast by audience listeners, 2,178 people, or 81%, voted
in favor of me and my arguments that the Meier case is a hoax and that
Jim Dilettoso is a con artist, and has made numerous statements that even
Jim finally admitted on the show were simply not true. These statements
included everything from bogus pseudoscience to the outright fabrication
by Jim of NASA/government UFO documents that are also bogus. Excerpts from
these faked materials can now be found on Art Bell's website at www.artbell.com."
- These final statistics cited, were listed
on Art Bell's website, after the voting poll window had closed, after 3:00PM,
PST, on March 18, 1998.
- "The audience survey results also
showed that 285 people voted for Jim Dilettoso, or 10% of the voting audience,
rounding up the numbers. The remaining 210 people, or 8%, rated us even,
according to Art Bellís own web site." stated Korff
- "By any reasonable criteria, the
verdict was unanimous, and in the words of Art Bell himself, as stated
on his show that night after the debate, Korff scored ìa knockout."
This is significant, because in the past, the Meier case and its proponents
have been widely touted as being real, and now the truth is finally known.
- Remarked Korff, "The debate with
Jim Dilettoso was brutal, talk radio. Unfortunately, it was also very necessary,
and the UFO field is better off now, thanks to Art Bell and what he did,
because as painful as it was, it has been demonstrated that the numerous
false claims made by both Jim Dilettoso and Meier,s proponents have been
exposed for what they really are -- a combination of myth and outright
- Korff stated in his closing remarks,
"I want to make these two points perfectly clear: 1) Jim Dilettoso
has been exposed yet again, for the second time now, in a major media forum
in two weeks. As long as Jim continues to make the kinds of false claims
that he has for many years now, he will continue to be exposed. 2) It is
my intention, at this point in time, never to debate Jim Dilettoso ever
again, if I can possibly avoid it. Whether or not I do so, is up to Jim
- It is my desire now, to put this matter
behind me. Until Jim establishes real credibility, backed by real science,
there is no point in debating him further.
- Finally, I intend to focus my future
efforts on trying to put pressure on the U.S. government to release UFO
data that it still has classified. If we can discover what it is that our
government knows about UFOs, regardless of what that might be, I believe
that we will all be better off. This is a matter and issue that affects
us all, regardless of whether or not one is a believer or skeptic.
- I challenge the UFO community to put
the Meier case behind it, as I plan to, and either expose or boycott, those
Meier fanatics who refuse to focus on the truth and continue to mislead
the public. The case is a fraud, Meier is a cult leader. If the UFO field
does not begin to police itsí own ranks, then it cannot profess
to have either integrity or honesty. Moreover, it cannot and has no right
to complain, if the media does not take it seriously. For until these frauds
are routed out from the UFO field, ufology will be forever tarred and featured
and dismissed as a pseudoscience at best, fraud at worse, and deservedly
- Korff concluded his statement by saying
"It is my intention to deliver to the worldwide community, and especially
the American people, the world's largest repository of UFO-related documents
from various government agencies. I will be working with the major media
to try and put pressure on our government to release still classified UFO
data, and try to restore credibility back to the UFO field.
- I have been on the road as part of this
media effort for weeks, and now I plan to start heading home, and remain
in seclusion until further notice to focus fully on this effort. I estimate
that I will return in a month or so, maybe two, -- and hopefully have new,
exciting information to begin this effort in earnest.
- No matter what UFOs ultimately turn out
to be, we must have these answers. We must also clense the UFO database
of fraud, and start bringing long overdue accountability into this field.
Hopefully, the recent exposes of Jim Dilettoso and the plethora of individuals
who have recently come forward, is a first, significant step in this direction."
- "Truth is sometimes painful, but
it necessary and critical if we are to ever achieve full understanding."
- Now that the Art Bell-sponsored debate
with Jim Dilettoso is behind us, I am pleased to announce to you an ambitious
new initiative that I think can and will benefit everyone -- whether they
are a so-called "believer" or even (shudder!) a UFO debunker.
- It is an undisputed fact that there remain
UFO documents that are still classified. What these documents contain,
- I want all of you to know, that for the
next month or so, more realisitically two, it is my intention to start
accumulating the necessary resources to bring a tremendous amount of pressure
on the United States government to release itsí still-classified
- While I am not interested in violating
national security, or jeopardizing the safety and security of the United
States of America, I do believe that it is possible to learn what our own
government knows about UFOs without compromising our country.
- The time has come for the United States
government and itsí various agencies to make it a priority to start
dealing with the American public more honestly and up front, on the UFO
- Regardless of what UFOs ultimately turn
out to be, we can only benefit from this knowledge. UFOs either exist,
or they donít. The issue is a binary one, it is black and white.
- In order to help make this effort an
earnest one, and to stay focused on this attempt, with this posting I hereby
announce that I will not be in communication with many of you for anywhere
from 30-60 days. I am sorry to say this, but this effort will demand of
me and a very small group of extremely bright, intelligent, and most importantly
-- honest individuals -- all of the considerable resources I can muster.
- I must remain focused, and therefore
- While I am preparing the groundwork,
for what may ultimately end up being a legal showdown in the courts over
this issue, I will start posting as individual files for everyone to copy
and download and reproduce at will, every single UFO-related government
document that I can possibly acquire.
- Furthermore, it is my promise to you,
that I will continue to do so, until it is not logical to do this any longer.
- As many of you know, the FBI and other
agencies have posted on their web sites, large collections of UFO-related
files. However, these files takes hours to download, and cannot be searched
or referenced to any degree of usefulness.
- It is my intention to rectify this problem,
and to start posting to the web, via my website, the most comprehensive
and searchable library and index of UFO-related files that we can possibly
- The time has come to make this data available
to the public and to make sure that the American public can easily access
- Please be patient during this time window,
if I don;t respond to many of your emails, by the time these documents
get posted, I think you will all agree that the wait has been worth it.
- Sincerely yours,
- Kal K. Korff
- President & CEO,