By William F. Hamilton III
I was enthralled as a teenager to read the story of George Adamski who rode out to Desert Center, California on November 20, 1952 to meet a visitor from the planet Venus, an event attested to by six witnesses who signed a notarized statement.
Biologists believe that human life is a product of the long evolutionary processes that are unique to Earth. They consider it extremely unlikely that we would someday encounter human forms from another planet. This popular view has prevailed to the degree that most scientists reject the stories of the contacteés. They also point out that other planets in our own solar system do not have atmospheres conducive to human life as we know it. Venus has a hothouse atmosphere and it bears down on the Venusian surface at a pressure 90 times greater than earth’s atmosphere at sea level.
George Adamski had described his meeting with a man at Desert Center and remarking that the flesh of his hand was as smooth as a baby’s, but firm and warm. His hands were slender with long tapering fingers. He was only five feet six inches in height and looked like he weighed about 135 pounds. Adamski estimated his age at 28. He had a round face with an extremely high forehead; large, but calm gray-green eyes, slightly aslant at the outer corners with slightly higher cheek bones than an Occidental; a finely chiseled nose...an average size mouth with beautiful white teeth that shone... skin coloring that is an even, medium-colored suntan... and it did not look like he ever had to shave for there was no more hair on his face than a child’s. At least any dentist South Jersey will be glad to hear that the visitor from Venus had beautiful white teeth. Dentists know how difficult it can be to keep teeth white and cavity free, so the visitor's healthy appearance and beautiful smile indicates that his Venusian diet must be a healthy one.
His hair was sandy in color and hung in beautiful waves to his shoulders. His clothing was a one-piece garment... it’s color was chocolate brown... a band about eight inches in width circled his waste... it was definitely a woven material... there was a sheen about the whole garment... saw no zippers, buttons, buckles, fasteners, or pockets of any kind... nor seams as our garments show. He wore no ring or ornament of any kind.
Contrast Adamski’s description with that given by Travis Walton when he was abducted in 1975. Travis saw a human being, a man about six feet two inches tall. He was muscular and was evenly proportioned. He wore a tight-fitting bright blue suit of material that looked like soft velour. He had course, sandy-blond hair of medium length. He had a dark complexion, like a deep, even tan. He had no beard or mustache. In fact, a stubble or dark shadows of whiskers were not even visible.
Contacteé Orfeo Angelluci saw a beautiful man with extremely large, dark and expressive eyes and noble features. He was wearing a kind of uniform, bluish in color, perfectly tailored and tightly fitted to the outline of his body. But it was apparently without seams, buttons, pockets, trimmings, or design of any sort.
Howard Menger describes a beautiful woman he met sitting on a rock. She had on a uniform which had a shimmering, shiny texture... the clothing had no buttons, fasteners, or seams that he could discern.
Human extraterrestrials have been reported in Mexico, South America, and Europe as well. All of them have demonstrated extraordinary telepathic abilities. The uniforms they wear, first described by the contacteés, are similar to those described by abductees in a later era. Some of these visitors reportedly blend in with us and could not be readily identified if they wore our clothing and make-up. This implies that they have a genetic kinship with earth humans and have evolved under similar biochemical and biophysical conditions to those found on earth. Their actual origin is unknown, but if they are from other planets or dimensions, then their existence is a challenge to our scientific dogma.
Sernia was from Mars!
Sernia was from Mars. She lived on Earth in the California city of Santa Monica in the 1950s, the era of flying saucers and contacteés. Every year the curious and the believers flocked to a place in the Southern California desert known as Giant Rock.
In 1958 I went to
Rock with John McCoy and Rick Williamson to meet with George Van Tassel.
Rick and John were embarking for Phoenix on the lecture circuit and it
gave me an opportunity, before they left, to converse with the contacteés.
Van, as his friends called him, was an impressive man with a strong personal
presence. I found him exceedingly intelligent with a down-to-earth devil-may-care
attitude. Van was born in Jefferson, Ohio in 1910. After leaving high school,
he worked 4 years as a flight mechanic for airlines at Chicago and Cleveland.
In 1930, he came to California and was employed by Douglas Aircraft at Santa Monica for eight and half years. He left Douglas and went to work with Howard Hughes in 1941. Connected with flight-testing for Mr. Hughes in the desert near Barstow, he acquired a desire for the peace and quiet of the great open spaces. After two and half years with Mr. Hughes, he went to Lockheed Aircraft in Burbank for four and half years flight test work. While there he came to a decision to live in the peace of the desert, after almost 20 years of aircraft experience.
Van leased an abandoned airport at Giant Rock in 1947 and by 1951 had gathered together a small group who had a sincere interest in the greater secrets of life and the desire to understand phenomena that could not be explained by mundane science. Van found that he could go into a trance and contact beings from other life levels. A group of these beings were using a technological means of communication, a Tensor Beam of high frequency that produced audio and visual output in the brain.
If this beam were not carefully focused, it would cause a burning sensation in different parts of his body. Van called this method of communication "channeling" as he said it was like tuning in a television channel to decode the electromagnetic signal. This was somewhat unlike what people call channeling today. Entities with names like Ashtar or Deska announced that they were operators of the spacecraft we saw in our skies that we called by the ridiculous appellation "flying saucers."
In 1952, it was beyond belief that someone could actually be communicating with the operators of the flying disks. Witnesses who even reported seeing one were suspect. Even today many would consider Van Tassel a little loony.
Van reports that on August 24th, 1953, during the night of a full moon, a scout ship with the same configuration as that photographed by George Adamski came to a halt eight feet off the ground out on the landing strip at around 2 AM while he was sleeping outdoors in a sleeping bag. He awoke in an instant and lit a cigarette. When he sat up, he could see a man standing about six feet away from the foot of his bed. This was not uncommon in the desert as people had car trouble frequently on the dusty desert roads. The glowing scout ship hovered about one hundred yards beyond the man.
The man addressed Van Tassel saying, "My name is Solgonda. I would be pleased to show you our craft." Van tried to wake his wife, but the man seemed to have her under some kind of mental control, a situation commonly reported years later by abductees. Solgonda escorted Van to the ship. Van stepped on a glowing spot on the sand and rose slowly into the air through an entry hatch on the bottom of the 36-foot scout craft. Many contacteés and abductees have noted this lifting beam. The lighting inside the scout had no source such as a light bulb, yet everything in the cab of the craft was evenly illuminated. Van saw three other men standing by controls and all were about five feet seven inches in height.
Solgonda conducted Van on a tour of the small craft. One apparatus had transparent tubes filled with colored liquids that would continuously change levels. Van was also shown the magnetic motor and counter-revolving rotors that produced propulsion for the scout. The scout evidently carried a battery because it had to be charged periodically for its brief mission on Earth. Twenty minutes later, Van was back at his bedside. During the time Van was with Solgonda, Solgonda demonstrated the amazing ability to tune-in to his thoughts and voice replies to his mental questions. Van had a queasy sensation in his stomach after this tour and asked Solgonda if he would be okay. Solgonda replied that he would, then tapped a crystalline device around his neck and promptly vanished. A moment later the craft rose into the air and took off in a northerly direction.
Two days later Van checked the spot with a compass where the ship had hovered. When walking into the spot, the compass needle deflected 10 degrees to the east, and when walking out of the spot, it deflected 5 degrees to the west.
Van’s son-in-law, Dan Boone, lived on the Giant Rock property. He was awakened at 1:55 AM that same morning by the pulsing hum of a generator, but found that he could not rise from the sleeping bag as some force seemed to prevent him from moving.
Dan Boone had many contacts of his own, but would not tell the public. He confided a few of his experiences to me, but the one I remember the most was the one where he met two men and two women at a Yucca Valley liquor store. They were asking directions to Giant Rock. Dan overheard them and offered to lead them out there. When the four arrived, Van was preparing to start one of his Saturday night meetings in the hollowed-out room under Giant Rock. The leader of the group of four was a tall, dark handsome man who called himself Venudo. Venudo sat on an ottoman near Van and Dan. The others sat on a couch across the room. About thirty others were present sitting around the room.
Venudo produced a device that was hanging around his neck and tapped it just as Solgonda had done. He instantly disappeared. There was light pouring through the window from outside powered by a gasoline generator. In a minute Venudo was again visible. Dan asked him to repeat his performance. He did so, but this time Dan reached out with his hand and could feel Venudo’s shoulder, but still could not see what he was touching. These witnesses had just seen a demonstration of alien magic!
Van Tassel’s daughter, Saundra Boone, was a down-to-earth person who reported only what she saw when she was a teenager and her father received space visitors at Giant Rock. She told me in a private interview that she had observed two of these visitors up close. One was a tall man and the other was a woman of exquisite beauty (Sernia from Mars who may have also been present as one of two women with Venudo)
She took five photos of these people with her camera. I was excited at the prospect that she may still have the photos, but this excitement was quenched when I learned that she could no longer find them among her possessions. Though others had showed me intriguing photos of these visitors I was hoping to have at least one more comparison. None of the contacteés have ever offered a copy of these photos and very few have ever seen some of these remarkable photos. This sure did not help build a case for the contacteés. I did eventually see the photos that Saundra snapped of Sernia and her protector.
Photographed at Menger’s Spacecraft Convention in Highbridge, New Jersey in the 1950s.
Val Thor said to have contacted Dr. Frank Stranges. Stranges said they live inside of Venus.
Valiant Thor was also
photographed at a Giant Rock Spacecraft convention in California
in the early 1960s by John Blaylock. Three slides showed him posing with
sunglasses, blue jeans, and a western hat; with his back to the eastern
mountains and a disc in the far eastern sky aligned with the top of his
head; and surrounded by some curious people where Val appears to only be
a pillar of light! Now, how did he do that?
Unfortunately, I had borrowed this slide collection from John Blaylock who had entrusted them to my care for a limited time when they were stolen in 1973 along with other UFO photos I had in those days as well as many of my books I had never recovered. It took years before John got over it and forgave me for being so careless as to not secure these valuable 35 mm slides.
Sernia was living among the people of Santa Monica, California when the unthinkable happened and she was accidentally struck by a car. Taken to a hospital to mend her injuries, she became fearful that lab tests and blood samples would reveal that she was no ordinary human. Luckily, her protector, another one of her kind I am sure, effected her escape from the hospital before nurses could collect samples. He helped heal her and they both attended an early spacecraft convention at Giant Rock.
Many people who attended these conventions, especially those held between 1955 and 1960 reported encounters with these human visitors from other planets in our solar system! They reputedly live underground in the interior regions of the rocky worlds where they are protected from hostile surface conditions that came about long ago from war and natural causes. The earth alone is abode to humans living on the skin of the planet subject to the vicissitudes of weather and natural catastrophes.
This information below summarizes some new ideas about the Martians (from: http://www.bright.net/~phobia/topics.htm)
These older brothers of ours have been in the solar system for untold eons being part of a wave of colonization that has swept across our galaxy millions of years ago. Very few come out openly as they did in the contacteé era as this world has grown more threatening to them and their only safety is to keep secret if among us. Perhaps if our world becomes safe again in the future, they will emerge to greet us as long lost cosmic cousins who have lost our way.
Isabel Davis who, in 1957, was an officer of Civilian Saucer Intelligence of New York, once wrote a scathing critique of the contactee’s claims entitled, "Meet the Extraterrestrials." One criticism that she levels at the spacemen in the contactee’s stories is that they never provide unequivocal proof. And, of course, they claim to originate from planets that scientists know harbor conditions hostile to any kind of life, much less humanoid life. The main criticism of Adamski’s claims is that his visitors claimed to have come from Venus, Mars, and Saturn.
The early contacteés described meeting human extraterrestrials wherever their point of origin. These human visitors had very symmetrical features; their skin was clear and translucent; their fingers were more flexible than ours; and their irises had different hues and colors than those seen on earth. They are never reported to be fat, thin, or ugly. Their hair, teeth, nails, and eyes were all without defect. It’s as if they perfected control over their genetic breeding and produced healthier and longer living specimens than terrestrial humans.
Once in 1960, a young contacteé named Paul took a photo out of his wallet allegedly showing a picture of a woman from another planet. She appeared to fit the description given by many contacteés. Her eyes were the most electric blue I had ever seen.
One of the most affective of the contacteés was Orfeo Angelluci. Orfeo became my friend. Van Tassel had always stimulated my mind, but Orfeo had touched a deeper level of my being. Orfeo had answers to the flying saucer mystery that embraced all of mankind within its scope. He often met with a visitor he called, "Neptune" as the name had some meaning for him. Neptune had told Orfeo that he was functioning in dimensions unknown to our world.
Orfeo was astonished once to notice that Neptune’s uniform looked like it wavered as if seen through rippling water and its color did not remain solid and uniform, but changed in spots. One of the precocious revelations that Orfeo revealed in his book was that the flying disks that he had seen were a product of organic technology, that they were grown in chemical baths and all systems were grown into their seamless structure. Orfeo bore a large share of ridicule from the disbelievers.
Another, little-known California contacteé of the fifties was Calvin Girvin. Calvin reported many contacts with a human saucer pilot named Cryxtan. Calvin also reported going aboard one of the scout ships. Calvin was also in the Air Force and was interrogated by the AF Office of Special Investigation. Last heard from, he was living somewhere in Hollywood.
From time to time present-day abductees report an encounter with Nordic-looking alien beings that bear a resemblance to the ones described by the contacteés of the fifties. Recently, a coffee shop friend found out that I was a field investigator and was eager to tell me of the odd events that had entered his life when he was a pre-teen. Like the old-timers, he claimed that a man from Mars came to visit him, and, one day, took him for a ride to the planet Mars where they entered an opening in the ground. A shaft descended five miles toward the planet’s interior where he encountered the inhabitants of an ancient underground Martian civilization.
The contacteé experience has its own characteristics. Some of these characteristics are shared with the abductee experience, but most are unique to a contacteé scenario. Most Ufologists of the nineties have been led to believe that the contacteés were charlatans out to spread religious philosophies, and this has proven a stumbling block to any proposed scientific investigation of the contactee’s claims.
A typical contacteé scenario usually proceeds in this fashion:
Many Ufologists who study abductee (or, using the newer term -- experiencer) cases generally accept that there were no legitimate contacteés and that there is no precedence for the abductee scenario.
Objections to the case for the contacteés are:
I have now seen about a half-dozen photos of these extraterrestrial humans in my lifetime and, except for their extraordinary beauty, they could easily pass unrecognized among us and I believe I briefly have entertained them in short encounters I have had since the 1950s. No one looking at these photos, such as the ones of Sernia, will ever believe that these are other than terrestrial humans and will doubt such evidence as they have doubted the photos take by contacteé Billy Meier.
It is OK by me for them to doubt, guffaw, and ridicule the very existence of these wonderful people for I cannot prove anything to those who are skeptical. Neither do I blame them for being skeptical. However, I am not alone in knowing they really exist. Perhaps someday everyone will know.
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