- As far back as one year ago, the divorced
wife of Swiss UFO contactee "Billy" Eduard Albert Meier initiated
a fierce controversy that is keeping ufological magazines abuzz. MAGAZIN
2000plus delved into the background of this case and is utilizing it to
cast another glance upon one of the most controversial, and simultaneously
most impressive, UFO contact cases. In contrast to those journalists who
have blindly reprinted the scathing attacks of Meier's ex-wife, Michael
Hesemann has taken it upon himself to personally interview Meier, his son
Methusalem, and 20 of his eyewitnesses-something none of Meier's foes has
done up to this point...
- The background of the controversy: A
tragic "War of the Roses" destabilizes the UFO Scene
- One of the most tragic chapters life
can ever write is about the divorce from a previously beloved partner.
Not only has the couple grown apart but what was once a passionate love
affair has now grown cold. Both parties realize they will have to continue
the remainder of their lives on separate paths, without the other-and more
often than not the divorce also signifies disillusionment. Suddenly one
partner views the other, to whom he or she previously offered love and
understanding for so long, in a different light, from a negative angle.
Or else, one partner wishes to see only the negative side of the other
. . .
- More often than not, divorce is also
a time when "dirty linens" are aired. And the more passionate
the love once was, the fiercer the ensuing "War of the Roses"
becomes. The divorced individual loses all objectivity, all respect for
the partner, and frequently even self-respect. The divorced partner embarks
on levels from where he or she accuses the ex-partner of everything under
the sun and, at the same time, pitches lightning, stones, and often rubbish.
All of this is paired with a hefty amount of self-righteousness, for every
divorced person wants to present to others an image of being the pathetic,
innocent victim of a brute. And with every possible means the individual
secretly attempts to destroy the former partner on the grounds of feeling
profoundly disappointed and abandoned by the partner. The motto is: 'If
he won't be happy with me, I'll see to it that he won't be happy with anyone
- It is unfair and the lowest of shoddy
tabloid journalism to judge a man based on statements made by his divorced
wife or, by the same token, judge a woman by her ex-husband's accounts.
Were one to do so, the entire world of divorced partners would almost exclusively
consist of "criminals" and "tramps." Would you trust
Mia Farrow to write a somewhat unbiased biography of Woody Allen? My point
- But tactfulness and restraint do not
count in the dark world of UFO agitation, which some people believe is
"research." Yet, this is how a Swiss couple's divorce battle
entered the UFO gazettes, and some "naivelings" do exist who
actually take the word of the ex-wife about her ex-husband as the gospel
truth. Quo vadis, ufology? Until now we only expected such things from
Bildzeitung [a German blood-and-guts tabloid]...
- The couple to whom we refer bears the
name Meier. He, Eduard "Billy" Meier, is a well-known contactee,
i.e., he claims having had contacts since his childhood with inhabitants
from the Pleiades. And there is much evidence for this claim. In 1975 and
1976 Meier took more than one thousand excellent color UFO photographs
whose authenticity was examined and validated by top experts from NASA
and the US Air Force. He recorded UFO whirring sounds and produced effects
whose duplication would have required an entire recording studio, so say
Hollywood sound engineers. He brought back metal fragments which, according
to an IBM chemistry expert, were produced through a "cold fusion"
process unknown on Earth. As well, more than 40 eyewitnesses accompanied
him to his contacts, where they observed the arrivals and departures of
the glowing, flying objects.
- In 1966, Meier married a young Greek
girl, Kalliope Zafiriou, whom he had met and fallen in love with on one
of his world travels. The young woman found it difficult to feel at home
in her unfamiliar Swiss surroundings. In 1975, when Meier revealed to the
public that he was having contacts, her ordeal began that was to last 20
years: The ridicule by her neighbors in this rural region who had already
been suspiciously eyeing this "exotic" female, the onslaught
of curious visitors who, when they could not gain access to Meier himself,
then expected answers to all mysteries of the universe at least from this
totally overtaxed Greek woman-and all the while she was simply playing
"second fiddle," a mere shadow figure beside her suddenly world
famous husband who had captured everyone's interest. Against her will she
was thrown into the public limelight, and yet she remained a mere appendage
of her husband, about whose experiences everyone wanted to hear. And Meier
was like a man possessed. He worked day and night in order to transcribe,
with his one intact arm, his reports about the contact conversations and
the extraterrestrial revelations. During the night he would attend his
contacts from which he returned early in the morning, completely exhausted
and then unable to work; some supporters invited him to settle into a rural
community, where he has lived now since 1978/79 in a form of countryside
commune called the "Semjase-Silver-Star-Center." Family life,
privacy, and the "very normal marriage" she had hoped for no
longer existed for Kalliope Meier.
- Everyone who was introduced to Mrs. Meier
at the Semjase-Silver-Star-Center, myself included, could sense that this
woman was profoundly unhappy in her role. Her facial features hardened
and her love grew cold. Mrs. Meier left the rural community in March '94,
but when her jump-start into independence proved unsuccessful, she returned
to the Center in November '94. With the help of friends, Billy freed her
from her debts by paying off CHF 30,000 she owed.
- However, her return was short-lived.
Within 6 months Kalliope Meier moved out for good and launched divorce
proceedings in the spring of 1995. The marriage has now ended in divorce.
But the controversy, the Meiers' "War of the Roses," rages on.
- Harsh attacks and weak evidence.
- Not even in the midst of the divorce
proceedings did Mrs. Meier hesitate to arm herself for a tremendous campaign
of vengeance against her husband. She found her battle companion in a young
Swiss UFO journalist who was inexpert about the Meier case. Under a headline
worthy of tabloid journalism-Kalliope Meier Breaks Her Silence-Mrs. Meier
hypocritically claimed: "I have absolutely nothing against the person
Billy Meier. I am not stating that he is a bad human being . . . I don't
want to destroy him." But a few lines later she declares in a fierce
attack against him, "His contact experiences are lies and deceit from
start to finish."
- Her proof is proportionately weaker:
She alleges having "rescued photo negatives from the fire on which,
beyond any doubt, (UFO) models are depicted."
- No one denies this fact. However, the
photographs were taken under the direction of UFO researcher Lt. Col. W.C.
Stevens, to serve as comparisons that would determine whether or not Meier's
photos could be successfully duplicated with the aid of a model UFO. She
is puzzled that "Billy's contact experiences usually took place at
night, at least those when eyewitnesses were present, and during the contact
he was never with the rest of us."
- Well, would it not be rather impossible
for Meier to be with his wife while he was having a contact at the same
time? The lid of a barrel from the Community's paraphernalia allegedly
has "a startlingly close resemblance to several of the saucers Billy
- This (actually quite remote) resemblance
is said to exist between the lid and the "wedding cake ship,"
which was photographed in 1981. A coincidence? Meier and his witnesses
swear that the lid of the barrel was not available to the marketplace until
several years later. And it is conceivable that its designer was, consciously
or unconsciously, himself inspired by the Meier photographs published in
the Swiss press. However: We have previously discussed the possibility
that the Meier case was "contaminated" (Geheimsache UFO, Neuwied
1995). But in no way does this alter the authenticity of the contact experiences
from 1975 and 1976. "Several of the motherships Billy photographed
are obviously pictures of the lantern on our house taken with the lens
- With "motherships" Mrs. Meier
obviously refers to the "energy ships" photographed in 1979 whose
diameter was approximately 3-4 meters/yards. Mrs. Meier was not the originator
of the "house-lantern-hypothesis," but Rolf-Dieter Klein was,
a dubious computer freak from Munich, Germany, whose alleged retrocalculation
applies only to a single photo, just one of the entire series of pictures-thus
making this accusation completely worthless. The "extraterrestrial
female" photographed by Meier in 1977 is allegedly an acquaintance
of Meier, wrapped in tanning foil.
- Absolutely no evidence whatsoever supports
this claim. One photo from the "time travel to San Francisco's destruction"
purportedly was photographed from the newspaper Blick and supposedly depicts
a fictitious scenario.
- In contrast to these claims are the 36
photographs Meier brought back with him from his alleged time travel, of
which only one picture remotely resembles the Blick drawing. And even this
is somewhat understandable, considering the photograph depicts the same
city. Ignore not the fact, however, that the Meier series of photographs
was deliberately "contaminated" by external sources. More about
this later. This is it. Pretty meager for the mind of a neutral observer.
Not a single piece of evidence from the years 1975/76 was questioned, nor
was even one conclusion discredited from the investigation held in 1978-80,
under the direction of Lt. Col. W.C. Stevens. Keep in mind that only one
of Mrs. Meier's listed points represents genuine "insider knowledge."
It seems that she read the remainder of her contentions in the written
material of the Meier foes.
- "Much ado about nothing," one
is tempted to conclude, or in Latin: Parturient montes, nascetur ridiculus
mus [The mountain labors and a ridiculous mouse is born]. Does this mean
that the Meier case has been disproven, unmasked, revealed? Certainly not.
Instead, Mrs. Meier's "revelations" raise questions about the
integrity of those lurid authors who puff up her banal "disclosures"
and hypocritical protestations into a grand "revelation," in
an obvious attempt to apologize for never having found it necessary to
examine the case on location and with a completely unbiased perspective.
It is true that evidence in the Meier case was contaminated. Photographs
were indeed falsified and pictures were manipulated-but not by Meier. Additionally:
40 eyewitnesses can attest to Meier's encounters. Nobody has ever been
able to question their experiences...
- We, however, are forced to reopen the
case once again. If Meier were a fraud he would not have one genuine photograph,
not one genuine experience, and his witnesses would be victims of manipulations
and sleight-of-hand-trickery. Even if he had only had one genuine contact
it would make him the instrument of extraterrestrial intelligences, regardless
of their modus operandi. How easy it always is to generalize-and how superficial.
MAGAZIN 2000plus is resolved to having a "hearing of the evidence."
In issue No. 100 we previously reported about the analyses of the photos,
metal samples, landing tracks, and the whirring sound recordings. You may
also read about the case in Hesemann's reference book Geheimsache UFO,
where we deal with the testimony of the eyewitnesses, the "defendant's"
confrontation with the accusations of his foes, and an examination of the
"prosecution's" arguments. Furthermore, we must now investigate
the possible motives behind the anti-Meier-campaign. The verdict in the
Meier case is still out...
- MAGAZIN 2000plus, which has repeatedly
reported on the Meier case, decided to again get to the bottom of the "Meier
Case" because the UFO press was massively belaboring the renewed controversy
in the past few months. Together with Jaime Maussan from Televisa, a Mexican
Broadcasting station, the 2000plus editor-in-chief Michael Hesemann has
repeatedly visited the controversial contactee in February and again in
March 1998 and has spent several days taping an interview with 16 of Meier's
over 40 eyewitnesses in front of a running camera. This alone signified
a small sensation since Meier, who lives an extremely withdrawn lifestyle,
has not given a TV interview for the past 15 years. At this time Meier
also agreed to permit Hesemann access to evidence never before shown in
public. Among the items was Meier's sensational 1980 video film of a "beamship,"
which he published in the series UFOs: The Movie Footage, and which, according
to the opinion of an entire string of international experts, definitively
shows a large object.
- MAGAZIN 2000plus provides the following
exclusive interview with "Billy" Eduard Albert Meier, who comments
here also for the first time about the recent attacks directed at him.
Furthermore, since Meier, due to a sense of decorum, did not wish to discuss
his wife's personal attacks against him, we also offer an interview with
their son, Methusalem Meier, and 16 of Billy's eyewitness reports.
- In an interview with MAGAZIN 2000plus,
"Billy" Eduard A. Meier responds for the first time to the latest
- When and how did your contacts with the
- My contacts with extraterrestrial human
entities began in the 1940s when I was still a very young boy. My first
contact person was an old man named Sfath, who spoke in the somewhat broad
Swiss-German Bülach dialect of my village.
- It all began on a beautiful, sunny, summer
morning when I was standing with my father next to a large walnut tree
behind our house. Suddenly an inner urge beckoned me to turn my eyes toward
Mount Eschenmoser, and in the azure sky above it I saw a silver flash shooting
in the direction of the church steeple . . .
- After a split second the silver flash
shot past us above our heads and disappeared above the forest, approximately
5 km [3 miles] from us. I saw that the object was a huge, round, metallic
disk. When I asked my father what he thought this thing was, he replied
that it was probably Hitler,s latest secret weapon. Somehow I couldn't
believe him and from this moment onward I constantly scoured the sky, where
I observed at night 'moving stars' traveling high in the firmament-they
were not airplanes.
- "It was my task to trigger a worldwide
- One day I felt an inner impulse and I
heard some type of a voice which, from that point onward, began to speak
to me. One day the voice summoned me to walk to Langenzinggen in the Höragen
forest and told me to wait there for things to happen, namely, that a pearshaped
flying object would be visiting me. I did as I was told and went to the
designated location. Shortly after my arrival a silver, pearshaped flying
object descended and landed on the ground before me. A very old man disembarked
and addressed me in a friendly voice. He said his name was Sfath and explained
he came from an alien planet and had many things to discuss with me and
to teach me. This was my initial contact with an extraterrestrial human
being which was followed by many others with Sfath. The contacts ended
in 1953, only to be continued again until 1964 by a woman called Asket.
When Sfath visited me, his point of origin was the Pleiades/Plejares; Asket,
on the other hand, came from the DAL Universe, a parallel universe to ours-a
twin universe. No further contacts took place until their resumption on
January 28, 1975, by a young woman from Erra in the Pleiades/Plejares system
which, by the way, is not identical to the Pleiades constellation we are
familiar with. This new contact person was Semjase, and contacts with her
continued into the early 1980s. Additionally, I was visited by Semjase's
sister, Pleja, their father Ptaah, and commander Quetzal. Since then two
young women, Talida and Menara, among others, have also become my contact
- The official contacts with me ended in
the early morning hours of February 3, 1995. But this didn't signify the
end of the contacts; only the official contacts ceased, since the Pleiadians/Plejarans
had by this time completed their task on Earth. Private and unofficial
interpersonal contacts are continuing without interruption and will do
so until I expire and pass from this life.
- Where do the extraterrestrial intelligences
come from and why do they visit us?
- The extraterrestrials with whom I maintain
contact come from the Pleiades/Plejares constellation. However, this constellation,
as I have mentioned, is not identical to the Pleiades we observe from Earth
in our own space-and-time-configuration at a distance of 420 light years.
They are only approximately 62 million years old and as hot, blue suns,
the Pleiades are absolutely incapable of supporting any form of life, either
purely spiritual or material forms...
- The Pleiadians/Plejarans are visiting
us on Earth because they are directly associated with a particular terrestrial
group who originally came to Earth from the Lyra-Vega systems-which also
exists in another space-and-time-configuration shift from the Lyra-Vega
constellations we know.
- While on Earth, these original Lyrians-Vegans
invoked a great deal of havoc among the terrestrial population in those
early days, and because of them the Earth's human population lost their
spiritual teachings and a life in accord with Creation. Other factors came
into play during this period but they cannot be attributed to the Lyrians-Vegans.
Instead, they result from other extraterrestrials who genetically manipulated
human entities. These humans later came to Earth and interbred with other
terrestrial inhabitants to the point where the entire terrestrial human
population was ultimately affected genetically by this repeated process
of heredity. In order to remedy this damage and misguidance, the Pleiadians/Plejarans
felt an obligation to, once again, transmit the necessary teachings and
essential information to the current terrestrial humans, so as to remedy
the damage caused by both their direct ancestors and the damage generated
by other intelligences.
- Could you describe to us what transpires
during one of your contacts? During my early contact years I frequently
had to drive around on my moped for many miles before I would be telepathically
led to an extremely remote site or to a lonely forest clearing, where the
contact person normally was either waiting for me in the landed beamship,
or else, was arriving within a few minutes. Occasionally several hours
would elapse before an actual contact did take place because people were
milling around the site or because I was being pursued-in the daytime as
well as at night.
- Once in awhile I was permitted to bring
other people to the rendezvous site, but they always had to wait at a distance
of at least 500 meters/yards from the site. They were, however, often able
to observe the beamships during their landing approaches or departures,
and occasionally they witnessed flight or energy-burning flare demonstrations.
- Later on, once we moved to the Semjase-Silver-Star-Center,
I was rarely summoned into the forests for a contact. Instead, I was usually
simply beamed into a spaceship, which meant that at times I was actually
beamed up as I stood in the midst of a group of people. Several people
can attest to such an event-as well as to the fact that on various occasions
some group members viewed the beamships, their flight demonstrations, and
even the extraterrestrials themselves.
- In 1982 I suffered a very severe breakdown
which damaged my overall health. The recuperation from this adversity proved
very difficult for me and it took a lot out of me. As a result, in the
years between 1982 and 1989, while I was closer to death than to life,
the Pleiadians/Plejarans visited me directly by beaming themselves into
my office or wherever I happened to be when I was alone outdoors.
- How long does it take the Pleiadians/Plejarans
to travel through space from their home worlds to Earth? And how is it
possible for them to span the astronomic distance of approximately 500
- During their initial contact period the
trip to our planet took them about 7 hours from their "shifted"
space-and-time-configuration in the dimension beyond the Pleiades visible
from Earth. Over time, and with their technology continually advancing,
the trip was shortened to 7 minutes. Using their latest mode of transportation,
which incorporates transmitters, they are able to traverse any designated
distance throughout the entire universe instantly, without any loss of
- In the early contact years the extraterrestrials
used beam, tachyon, and anti-matter propulsion systems, whereby they were
able to reach multiples of the hyperspeed of light by using the latter
two systems which enabled them to quickly conquer the immense distances.
Though they continue to retain these technologies, they have added their
latest mode of propulsion, which utilizes transmitters. The transmitters
allow the Pleiadians/ Plejarans to program the coordinates of their final
destination virtually to the last meter, thus allowing the travelers to
reach their destination without any loss of time.
- Why do the extraterrestrials not land
in full view of the public, for instance in front of the United Nations
Palais in Geneva, the UN Headquarter in New York, or on the White House
lawn in Washington?
- The rationale for this vary. But one
significant reason is that the Pleiadians/Plejarans are governed by a directive,
which states that they are neither allowed to reveal themselves to terrestrials
nor are they authorized to interfere in any manner, shape or form with
the events of any planet's human population who is not yet capable of significant
space travel, and who has not achieved a state of congenial peacefulness,
humaneness, and cosmic interconnectedness with all life forms in an ethical,
- Therefore, the extraterrestrials from
the Pleiades/Plejares have not been permitted to openly and freely move
about or reveal themselves to terrestrials.
- How was it possible for you to take such
sharp photographs and movie footage of the extraterrestrial "beamships"
and their flight maneuvers?
- Their rationale was to designate me as
the one who would produce the sharpest and best photographs and movie film
footage the world has yet seen of extraterrestrial flying objects, which
we terrestrials usually call UFOs. The material I produced would then serve
to provoke a worldwide UFO controversy and, ultimately, as a wake-up call
to Earth humans in matters pertaining to extraterrestrial life. And, as
a logical consequence, the intent was to also force governmental agencies
and the military into revealing their secret findings and research in UFO
matters to the public, and to make the information accessible to everyone,
including the facts regarding UFO crashes and their crews. The Pleiadians/Plejarans
were convinced that this controversy would transpire and their objectives
would be fulfilled only when I disseminated the film and photo material
throughout the globe, thereby automatically triggering an equally worldwide
conflict between the proponents and opponents of my material, statements,
and the contact dialogues. This actually did happen, and even my opponents
were unable to prevent the ever-growing number of additional proponents
of my story and the contacts. Indeed, their ranks increasingly swelled
the harder some antagonists tried to brand me a swindler and a fraud. Everything
has unfolded as planned just as the Pleiadians/Plejarans predicted-namely,
that more and more people will recognize the truth of my statements the
harder the opposition insults and defames me.
- What other material do you possess as
- The Pleiadians/Plejarans gave me a sampling
of various metal pieces from several stages of the production which were
later analyzed in America. The metallurgist who analyzed the fragments
reached the conclusion they must have been produced by a cold fusion process,
which even today remains impossible to duplicate here on Earth. Such a
technological advancement may not even be feasible for another 150 years.
At a later date I was given some crystals, synthetic materials, and alloys
made of copper, nickel, and silver, as well as pure silver which, by the
way, came from our sister universe, the DAL Universe.
- I have additional evidence in form of
recorded whirring sounds from the beamships that could not be duplicated
even by a dozen synthesizers in scientific laboratories. Furthermore, I
was permitted to photograph a laser pistol with which I shot a hole through
the trunk of a dying apple tree that miraculously began to bloom a short
time later and bear fruit again ever since, something it had not done for
- We must also take into account as evidence
the various witnesses who frequently accompanied me and who were allowed
to enter the vicinity of the contact sites. They, too, witnessed several
beamship flight demonstrations; indeed, they themselves could even film
or photograph them.
- We should probably also include the extraterrestrials'
countless predictions about political, military and human events that would
take place on Earth.
- With frightening accuracy and great detail
they also predicted natural catastrophes and the like-all of which were
recorded in my writings and have been distributed worldwide.
- In spite of this evidence you continue
to be accused of merely having photographed small models, creating double
exposures, and taking pictures off the television set. What have you to
say about such claims?
- That they are beyond the absurd. There
are plenty of witnesses who themselves have had the opportunity to view
and photograph the beamships and even the extraterrestrials. They can verify
that I never built or took along models of UFOs when together we drove,
for instance, to the contact sites. And I could never have pulled off something
like this secretly because my wife would never have stood for it. Therefore,
I do not need to justify myself and I can only laugh about my defamers'
jealous stupidity. Any further comments are superfluous.
- How do you defend yourself against these
- I know about the truthfulness of my contacts
and that's all I need for my defense-should I elect to take this stance.
Because my contacts with the Pleiadians/Plejarans are real and true, I
see no need to defend or justify myself in any manner, shape or form.
- You lead a very reclusive lifestyle.
- Although the opposite is often claimed,
my lifestyle stems by no means from a fear of the various assassination
attempts which, so far, have been made on me a total of 13 times [15 as
of June 10, '98]. The reasons why I maintain my low profile vary: First,
I am no guru or leader of a sect, and for this reason I need not present
myself publicly to gather followers or to represent myself as some saint,
which I certainly am not by any means.
- Second, I do not want others to put me
on a pedestal, for I am neither something special nor someone who enjoys
being admired or gawked at; I am not on display like an animal in a zoo.
- Furthermore, I am not inclined to have
journalists interview me because, as a rule, they want only to sensationalize
the material, whereby they twist and falsify the truth to the limit.
- And yet your foes portray you as a guru
and the leader of a sect because you founded an organization called FIGU.
Just what is FIGU?
- The "Free Community of Interests
for Fringe and Spiritual Sciences and Ufological Studies" (FIGU) is
endeavoring to disseminate worldwide the truth about the Creational-natural
laws and directives, and about a way of life that directs people toward
the emergence of love, harmony, and humaneness, and a life of purposeful
- The tasks associated with the teachings
of the Creational-natural truth vary greatly and include campaigns against
overpopulation, torture and capital punishment, the discrimination against
women, and the abuse of children. We seek the protection of animals and
nature, and we offer assistance to those in need, be it through food supplies,
clothing, medication, household articles, tools or other items.
- FIGU's portfolio of tasks also includes
counseling functions related to situations arising from everyday life situations.
Such advice is provided free of charge, of course, for we are a non-profit
group or, to be more precise, a legally established, non-profit association/organization.
Producing written material and books is another of FIGU's tasks, whereby
the books are sold at cost and many brochures are even disseminated free
of charge. We make no profit and, therefore, we are truly a non-profit
- PART 2