outstanding point in flying saucer research which requires to be cleared up is
the question of whether U.F.O. ‘s are material or non-material. Adamski says
emphatically that the saucers and mother ships which he has seen are solid,
material craft, and that the people in
them are human beings like ourselves, who live on other planets much as we live
here on Earth… On the other hand,
Angelucci’s experience was definitely of a psychic or spiritual
nature. He states clearly that the beings he contacted were spiritual
beings who were able to appear in human forms, and ascribes all saucer appearances
to a form of manifestation.”
Saucer Record, vol. 1, no 4, Last Quarter 1955, p. 1)
quote from the editorial by P. D. Thomas is a good summary of one the most
long-standing controversies and debates in the UFO movement. It is still not
resolved, although today a large number of ufologists are adherents of the
multiverse, 4-D or etheric theory. To get a historic perspective of what the
first generation contactees stated on this issue I have compiled some relevant
quotes from the early UFO literature.
first statement that UFOs were actually not physical craft in the ordinary
sense was presented in 1946 by Meade Layne, director of Borderland Sciences
Research Association (BSRA). The information was given by the ”Inner Circle”,
speaking through the unique deep trance medium Mark Probert.
”Kareeta” really came from… planet not
in our vibration rate , and that K. could pass from one rate to another and
materialize here, just as everything else on this planet is rooted in the
invisible planes as source.”
”Ramon Natalli: The phenomena of the flying discs will
continue and probably increase. And no doubt there will be some of your bold
and devoted pilots who will pursue these phantoms of the skies – very
foolishly, of course. … No, we do not change the interpretation of the discs as
we first gave it to you. They do come from the Etheric world.
26-27. BSRA No 8-C).
have repeatedly described the aeroforms as emergents – meaning thereby that
they emerge out of one space-time frame of reference into another, by means of
converting their energy rates, or frequencis. When they enter the frequencis of
color, sound and tangibility to which our senses react, we are able to perceive
them. This word emergent was recommended by the Mark Probert Controls as being
the most suitable at our command.”
(Meade Layne, Clips, Quotes & Comments, C3, Aug 1, 1954, p. 1.)
first public contactee, Eugene Drake, published his experiences in a small
booklet, Visitors From Space, 1949 or 1950. In line with the multiverse
explanation given by BSRA Eugene Drake present this view of flying saucers:
not in solid form but in a etheric form. Upon entering our atmosphere they,
through their superior knowledge, change the atomic elements in the contruction
of these ships and materilize them into the density which they are now using.
The beings on these various craft are also passed from the etheric to a dense
form of matter and appear to materialize.”
In his letter to Karl and Amy Veit, September 19, 1961,
published in Besucher aus dem Weltraum, Drake makes these interesting comments
(my translation): “There are very few people who have had real physical
contact with space ships or space people, like ourselves. I have on various
occasions experienced how space people appear in condensed form and I could
shake their hands. After the contact they disappeared into a higher
frequency.” What made me especially fascinated by Eugene Drake was the
fact that he, several years before George Adamski, claimed physical contact with space
people and was actually the first to print illustrations of the classic Adamski
type scout ship and cigar shaped space craft. A fact that has not been noticed,
or at least mentioned, by American ufologists.
Page from Visitors From Space. Notice the Adamski scoutcraft
Based upon the published writings of BSRA och Eugene
Drake it is evident that the multiverse explanation of flying saucers and space
people was clearly established as an idea in the California metaphysical community before George Adamski. He was the contactee that, from the
beginning, always insisted that flying saucers were physical, technological
craft and the space people just like us with organic physical bodies. People on
Venus and Mars were no different from Earth people except in spiritual and
technical advancement. This was clearly stated in the booklets he sent out:
Do space people materialize and dematerialize?
they do not! If they were capable of materializing and dematerializing, why
have they bothered to build metal ships… We know from tracking their ships on
radar, and from examining them after they have crashed, that they are indeed
very ”material”. They are normal human beings of flesh and blood the same as we
Science, Series no 1, part no 2, 1957).
– Do space people materialize and dematerialize?
– They do not but they can place their mind in a high frequency state that
causes their body to become invisible to our limited range of vision. There are
some Earth people that can use this law. But the body reamains as solid as the
blades of an electric fan revolving at a high rate of speed that causes them to
become invisible to our sight.”
Adamski, Answers to Questions Mot Frequently Asked About Our Space Visitors And
Other Planets, revised 1965).
George Adamski 1959
after George Adamski´s first meeting with Orthon on November 20, 1952 Meade
Layne asked the Inner Circle about Adamski´s experience and received a somewhat
and Mr. Adamski did carry on a conversation with the operator of said ship. But
brother Adamski was so excited he does not remember clearly all that was said.
This particular ship was from the planet Venus. We would like to remind you
however, that the intense heat on that body, due to its proximity to the sun
and an atmosphere heavy with carbon dioxide, make it highly unlikely or
impossible that beings with the same organic structure as earth-man could abide
on its surface. The Venus beings live in the ether of this planet.”
Trance session December 1, 1952).
contactees of the 1950s stated regarding physical versus etheric craft and
space people these quotes are of interest:
life beyond the human limits. By using methods developed by them, they can
bring their body vibrations inside our visiual limits as easily as we can
condense unseen moisture out of the air into water, and then freeze it into
ice… Many spiritualist mediums can materialize people from beyond the door of
death. do not let yourself be confused, howeer, with these ectoplasmic figures;
or the words spoken through them. All figure of people generated through the
ectoplasm of another person, are from the transition or earthboud level, or are
created by the mind of the medium… Many of the space people coming here are
from levels of life that would require them to lower the vibratory rate of
their bodies in order to be seen. Others are from levels of life that come
within our range of physical vision.”
(George Van Tassel, Materialization and de-materialization, Proceedings, vol.
3, no. 9, June 1955, pp. 9-11).
George Van Tassel
”… we function in dimensions unknown to man and hence
interpret all things differently”:
”You have just fully realized that we are not like
earthmen in that we function in dimensions unknown to your world.”
”The last time you saw me, Orfeo, I was in a less
objectified projection in your three-dimensional world… but tonight you see me
fully objectified… tonight I am no half-phantom, but can move among men as an
Earthman… You now know that we can appear and function as human beings.”
your statement that you are etheric, am I to presume that you have evolved
beyond the stage of a physical and astral body”?
the dense type such as yours. I am definitely etheric, as are all people on
other planets in this solar system.”
(Trevor James Constable, They Live in the Sky, 1958, p. 39-40).
person who sees you know that you are a ”converted etheric?”
completely that a physical person encountering us thinks that we, too, are
(Trevor James Constable, They Live in the sky, 1958, p. 41)
Trevor James Constable 1961
Question: When you speak of making etheric matter visible
at will, is this the way that George Adamski was permitted to take his now
your surface, have been made visible to and for certain individuals, selected,
upon your surface of whom Adamski is one. Normally the ships are part of the
(Trevor James Constable, They Live in the Sky, 1958, p.46-47).
later in life, found it difficult to accept the Venus origin of the space
people. When Timothy Good interviewed Menger in 1978 he speculated or wondered
whether the visitors he met really came from Venus?
Howard Menger: ”Well, I asked them where they came from,
and they told the truth, but I believe it´s a possibility that I might have
distorted that answer. You see, when they say they have just come from a planet
we call Venus, that doesn´t mean they are Venusians, but I interpreted it as
that…. But I think that I might have been wrong. According to what they told
me, they led me to believe that there´s no life on any of the planets in this
solar system – I mean such as we people.”
(Timothy Good interview Howard Menger 1978).
told of life in our solar system and explained in his book From Outer Space to
You, that organic life exists only on our planet but the space people in our
solar system live in another part of the multiverse, normally not visible to
is much higher, and renders corporeal structures more tenous; and if an Earth
man in physical body could go there he probably would not see some to the life
forms which vibrates more rapidly than his own – no more than he can see the
spiritual life forms in and around his own planet.” (p. 126-127).
Connie and Howard Menger, National UFO Conference, Miami Beach 1990
the 1950s were given a multiverse explanation by the alien visitors. Possible
exceptions are Truman Bethurum and Daniel Fry who, to my knowledge, made no
clear statements on this issue. But Daniel Fry mentioned in an interview during
his trip to Sweden in 1970 regarding his contact Alan: ”Alan is a middle-aged
gentleman with an appearance that does not disclose his origin. But if a doctor
examined him he would probably make some shocking discoveries.”
I am quite used to funny coincidences or synchronicities á
la Carl Gustav Jung. While writing this blog I did my daily check of the
Anomalist website. In my view the best daily review of news about UFOs,
Forteana etc. There I found a reference to an article by Paul Seaburn: Former
French Government Official Says UFOs Come From Parallel Worlds. I can hear
Meade Layne whisper from his multiverse heaven – I told you so!