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Heseman on The Meier Case
from MAGAZIN 2000plus (Germany)
By Michael Hesemann

but updated in 2008 
How do you (Billy Meier) reply to the accusation that FIGU is a sect?
We certainly are not a sect, of course. We are neither a religious nor a sectarian group, nor are we a political, military or civil organization that is based upon any totalitarian and autocratic truth. Neither are we perfect in any way nor all-knowing. No member of FIGU is forced or coerced into believing or embracing anything that he or she cannot discover from within for him- or herself, or recognize as the actual truth without any external influences. We of FIGU have no guru, master or leader of a sect who stands above any other group member. We do have a leader who is in charge of everything without holding a special position within the group-namely me. Therefore, I am not a guru but only a normal member of the organization, respectively group, just like all the others-with the same rights and obligations.
Thank you, Mr. Meier!


The background of the "War of the Roses:"
Meier's son Methusalem speaks out for the first time in MAGAZIN 2000plus
Methusalem, your parents are divorced, and your mother is inflaming public opinions against your father. What persuaded you to take sides in this "War of the Roses?"
Actually I am of the opinion that the divorce is purely a personal matter between my parents and is none of my business, and I should not interfere. After all, my relationship with both parents is not affected by the divorce. But when I read Luc Bürgin's interview with my mother, I was extremely upset and was forced to change my mind in this regard. Once again my mother is up to her old foul play. She is telling Bürgin things for which I have proof that they are not true. She is lying when she says my father has been cheating people for years and that she has helped him in the process. I can testify to the fact that she, too, had numerous sightings at different times of the day and night.
Cross your heart-what do you think today of your father's UFO contacts, now that you have moved out of your parents' home? And: Did you ever have your own doubts?
My opinion of my father's contacts has never wavered over the years. I am just as convinced now as I ever was that his contacts are real, and this is a logical consequence resulting from my own experiences. After all, even as a small child I already had opportunities to attend sightings, at which my mother and occasionally also my brother and sister were present. These sightings have always stayed in my memory because they were so impressive for us all. I actually never had any doubts although I have extensively and intensively pondered Papi's contacts, which seems to me only natural. After all, I had to associate everything I experienced and heard with my surroundings, and for this reason I inevitably probed everything I was experiencing and hearing.
Were you ever witness to UFO sightings or any unusual incidents which convinced you that your father was actually having contacts with extraterrestrials?
In an earlier answer I already mentioned that I had various opportunities to witness sightings, even as a small child. Several of these sightings are still very clear in my mind. They have imbedded themselves indelibly in my memory because of the surrounding circumstances. As far as unusual incidents and the like are concerned from which one could conclude that my father actually maintained contacts with extraterrestrials-I have plenty.
The earliest experience I can still vaguely remember was a sighting in June of 1976, when I was not even three years old. We were with my mother, my brother and sister, Hans Schutzbach, and Amata Stetter in a nature reserve in Hinwil. I can still recall that it was a sunny, warm day and that Hans Schutzbach began running around very excitedly when a large silver disk was departing. He photographed it nervously, but by then it was already quite far away. We watched with great interest for a long time as the disk flew off.
In the summer of 1980 I was present in the Sädelegg when we were given an opportunity to record the whirring sounds of Semjase's beamship. I was standing next to Mami, in view of my father, when the whirring sounds began. They were so loud that even neighbors who lived about 4 kilometers [2.4 miles] away came to see what was going on. Mami was with her recorder in such an advantageous position to the source of the sounds that she was able to make the best recordings of all.
One year later in early August, together with several others, I observed at night a formation of six light objects on the horizon above the Bühl in the Töss Valley. Based on their unusual flight maneuvers, there was no way they could have been regular airplanes. The "show" lasted for more than half an hour and in addition to my mother, my father, my brother Atlantis and sister Gilgamesha, several other people observed the display too. The ships performed various formation flights and very unusual flight movements before some of them simply disappeared; we could still watch the others until they blended into the darkness.
Later on, in September 1982, when I was barely nine years old, I was standing next to my father when a small foot bridge was being cemented across a drainage ditch at the driveway of the shed. As soon as the work was completed we left the construction site to bring material for cordoning off the area to protect the freshly cemented foot bridge. Silvano, who had gone ahead of us, suddenly came dashing around the corner of the shed and called out to my father, because in the meantime someone had actually stepped into the fresh cement. Papi griped and ran to the construction site where we noticed, only at second glance, that the imprint of the shoe was exceedingly large, namely more than 42 centimeters [16.5 inches] long.
Have you ever experienced or seen anything that would indicate that you father wanted to deceive others?
No. I have neither experienced anything like this nor were there indications that he had faked something. It is not his nature to fabricate anything for other people or to cheat them. I am certain that my father is telling the truth in regard to his contacts, and this also coincides with my own experiences.
What do you personally tell those people who accuse your father of being a fraud?
There is an old saying-one can learn how to lie from hearsay. This applies to most of those people who call my father a fraud. Very few of them have ever convinced themselves of the situation by going to the actual locations or delving seriously into these matters. And if they have actually done so, they often showed their jealousy because they couldn't handle the fact that another person can experience something that didn't happen to them.
My father withdrew from the public eye over the years partially because of my mother [Kalliope Meier] but also to give her a chance at playing top fiddle. By letting her have her way in this manner, he was able to satisfy her urge to be "top dog." In keeping with his character, he certainly didn't mind this at all, because by doing so he could avoid some people fawning over him since they looked on him as the great master, a guru or something special. However, he finds such idolization repugnant and extremely unwelcome. For this reason he continues his life withdrawn from the public.
Thank you, Methusalem



The Eyewitnesses speak out

Photos can be faked, experts can make mistakes. But consider the testimonies of more than 40 individuals whose UFO experiences, in conjunction with the 'Meier Case,' changed their lives. MAGAZIN 2000plus spoke with Meier eyewitnesses:
Through my association with Billy I had several nighttime sightings when we were walking around in the court yard and he pointed out the [space-] ships. In August 1987 three ships came from the west in the middle of the night. They flew over the [Meier farm-] house, hovered above it, jumped back and forth for several minutes, and finally sped high into the sky. Hans Georg Lanzendorfer (36), social pedagogue
At the very beginning, just as we were taking possession of the farm, the basement was full of water which had to be pumped out. When the job was done, Billy walked down there to see whether everything had really dried. Shortly afterward he returned and said: "There are footprints down there!" Of course, I didn't believe him and thought that it simply could be anything; but I decided to look for myself and even photographed the imprints. When I got the photos back from the store, one could see the head and neck of an extraterrestrial on one of the pictures.
I was present during a contact in Schönenberg near Einsiedeln. We were waiting for Billy when suddenly he stood before me. That night it had been raining cats and dogs, but we could see how the first few drops had just then fallen on Billy's jacket, while we were totally drenched since the rain was coming down so hard. He was completely dry during those first moments he was standing there in the pouring rain! He explained to us that he had been beamed down directly from the ship. Another time we observed a night formation of six ships-one more of an entire series of UFO sightings we experienced with Billy.
Bernadette Brand (49), lithographer/supervisor
I have experienced quite a few emotional moments. Once I was building the chicken coop when I observed Billy as he was walking away from the Center on the field path. I figured he was going to a contact. Shortly afterwards I heard a loud, dynamic whirring sound and thought: They must have just beamed him up now. About half an hour later I felt compelled to look toward a meadow for a short while and suddenly, without warning, Billy stood there as though someone had pulled away a curtain that had kept him hidden from my eyes-he simply was there!
He often took me along to his contacts as the driver. Before the contacts he always received commands from elsewhere: "More north, a bit more south, another 20 meters and then go east," and these messages he passed on to me. I have often seen the beamships as bright lights at night, which slowly traveled across the horizon.
Once Billy requested that I accompany him because he wanted to go to a contact. We were driving in the car and Billy constantly gave me instructions. Suddenly he said, "Now you can stop. He climbed out of the car and I waited. It was still pretty cold. Then he disappeared onto a path in the forest. I was just looking around when I suddenly saw the glint of something approximately 100 meters in front of me, in the direction of the forest. At first I thought that this could possibly be an extraterrestrial.
But then I had my doubts and figured it was more likely a farmer who was looking after his cows. When I was once again sitting back in the car, I saw this glinting once more. Now I simply had to investigate this matter. I pointed my car toward the point where I had last noticed the glinting and turned on the Halogen lights-and there, in front of me, smack in the center of my car's high beams, was Quetzal, one of the extraterrestrials! That was the first time I had seen an extraterrestrial. He appeared to be a tall person wearing a cloak and a shimmering space suit. He abruptly stood motionless and then he ran from the light beam. I reversed the car and suddenly he was gone. When Billy returned from the contact he grinned and jokingly asked me why I was terrifying harmless hikers-and then told me that it had been Quetzal!



Engelbert Wächter (66), printer
I was present when four assassination attempts were made on Billy. That really made me think quite a bit. Once, in 1982, Billy called me: "Come, there is a ship hovering in the clouds." We could plainly and distinctly see it just as it appeared on his photos-in bright daylight around 4 o'clock in the afternoon! The ship was visible for about one or two minutes, then an airplane approached. At that moment the ship veered into the clouds and was gone!
Silvano Lehmann (37), waiter
As an attendant I was present at many contacts. I can still recall how we saw the beamships, and how we later visited the various contact sites and found the landing marks. I was still very young in those days, but I remember how I stood outside the doorstep one day and glanced across the scenery, when suddenly I saw a ship in the sky. It was hovering there for about 10 or 15 seconds and then it simply disappeared. At the time I made a water color drawing of the ship. This remains very clear in my memory. And it was in broad daylight!


Atlantis Meier (28), auto mechanic
Together with Billy I have seen UFOs in the night sky several times and in June of 1980 I heard the whirring sounds of the beamships. That afternoon all of those who happened to be present had driven into the Sädelegg. Billy stood about 150 meters/yards away from us to make some tape recordings of the whirring sounds for himself. We were standing on the path and heard the sounds, which were so loud that they attracted curious farmers and pedestrians in the area. A few years ago, together with Billy, I once saw a rather large object which was flying in a zigzag pattern in the night sky.
Eva Bieri (43), secretary
One night I almost ran into an extraterrestrial. Suddenly I felt a type of vibrating wave, which seemed to bid me to step back. I sensed the wave becoming stronger the closer I got there. That was very impressive and I reflected for a long time what this could have been. Finally I asked Billy. He explained to me that this was an invisible protective shield of a female extraterrestrial visitor. These protective shields are necessary for them because they cannot tolerate our vibrations, which are so different from their own.
Louis Memper (48), chemist
Around 5 p.m. on April 8, 1983, I glanced up to the sky while working. It was near dusk and there were many clouds in the sky when I noticed a light that was moving towards me one moment and then away from me again; it moved to the right and then to the left. I thought that this wasn,t normal, so I ran to get my binoculars which, by chance, I happened to have in my car. In the meantime Billy and several other FIGU members came out and were also observing this dancing object of light.
Another time, while visiting Billy, I stayed overnight in the RV. In the middle of the night I heard steps in the court yard. I went out to investigate the sounds but I could sense something like a 'Stay were you are!' command within me and I stopped walking. I could, however, peek around the corner and saw a tall, white-haired, bearded figure. Billy's hair was still dark in those days, so it was not he. I felt an incredible joy in me that was truly special. The figure wore a white outfit and seemed to be surrounded by light. I felt such a warm glow! Later I asked Billy about this, and he told me it was Ptaah, one of the extraterrestrials.
Brunhilde Koye (64), ret. export merchant
I was repairing the pavement at the Farm and wanted to briefly cordon off the freshly cemented area so that nobody would accidentally step into it. But when I returned I noticed the imprint of a gigantic shoe in the cement. At first I thought somebody had tripped into it because the person hadn,t seen the wet cement, but then it was clear to me that no human being had such a large shoe size. Billy found out later that an extraterrestrial called Danel, who is 2,48m [8'15"] tall, had made the imprint so we would have another piece of evidence.
Some time ago, when Billy still drove the tractor, we had hitched a small trailer to it and were driving into the valley toward Hinwil. After the first turn I saw that Billy wasn,t even holding the steering wheel in his hands-we all saw that the tractor moved all by itself. On this entire curvy stretch Billy guided the tractor all the way into Hinwil, purely with his spiritual powers. He never once touched the steering wheel.
Freddy Kropf (38), chef
While in Betswil, above Bäretswil, I was allowed to come to a contact with Billy. He instructed me to wait by my car until I got more detailed directions. I was rewarded for the long waiting period: Through the trees I could really nicely see the ship rise at the horizon, then it darted with incredible speed directly toward me. That was a spectacular show-and at night, no less! And then they [the ETs] undertook some energy burning that resulted in a shower of sparks, a splendor of color that couldn't have been more beautiful.
Jacobus Bertschinger (48), chauffeur
In 1976 I saw Billy Meier's photographs for the first time, and from then on I wanted to know all about them. I asked whether I would be permitted to visit him, and then one weekend I came to see him, still in Hinwil at the time. When I was preparing to leave again, Billy invited me to stay a bit longer since he had the feeling that something was about to take place that night. Shortly afterwards I had my first UFO experience.
In total I was present during three nighttime demonstrations, two of which I was permitted to photograph. I have also inspected and photographed various landing marks. I was present when Billy was beamed into our midst; I was a witness when a 5-meter tall fir tree was eliminated; I was listening in when Billy spoke by radio with two extraterrestrials-I was standing right next to him at the time. And then one time he gave me precise instructions via radio transmission when he was in Semjase's ship, which was hovering about 700 meters/yards above the Center. We were just pounding the fence poles into the ground, and we did this crookedly, intentionally, to see if he'd notice-and he corrected us accordingly.


Guido Moosbrugger (73), ret. school principal
Here are additional witnesses we know by name, some of whom we have interviewed: Elisabeth Gruber, Thomas Keller, Bernhard Koye, Madeleine Brügger, Christina Gasser, Herbert Runkel, Maria Wächter, Conny Wächter, Hans Zimmermann, Billy's daughter Gilgamesha Meier, and in 1989 Kalliope, Meier's ex-wife, in her own words.
The Swiss Air Force and Meier
Another Meier witness is UFO researcher Erwin Mürner from Zurich. He stated to MAGAZIN 2000plus: "I have known Billy Meier since 1976. At that time I visited him in Wetzikon with a group of people. Together with him we went to the landing sites and conversed with him. This intrigued me. Shortly afterward I sighted a UFO with my parents and my wife just when I was about to take them to one of those landing sites. The object was round. Suddenly it shot into the air. Then it stopped, dashed off sideways and then it came back to the center before disappearing in a downward motion, like a falling leaf.
Billy gave me several of his photos. The picture that impressed me the most was of a UFO and an Air Force Mirage fighter plane. I made serious efforts to uncover the truth about it. Then the following occurred: A UFO convention was being held at the Zurich Novotel, where I met a man who was with the Air Force. We entered into a conversation, and when he told me he was with the Air Force, I asked him about the photo. He confirmed the photo was authentic and that they knew everything about the contacts. I met with the man several more times, during which he said he was part of the Army's Special Services.
At our next meeting he carried a black briefcase, from which he removed a portfolio, a dossier, which he allowed me to read . . . and on page 3 was the story about the Mirage! In brief, the article stated that those who have knowledge about this case must keep it a secret for the rest of their lives. Thereupon I asked my acquaintance what he thought of Billy Meier, and he told me the military knew that everything was true but the people aren't allowed to know about it."
Later Mürner was even able to glean the name of the Mirage pilot, and he contacted him. The Air Force officer confirmed the incident without revealing any details.
Does the Swiss Air Force have additional information about Meier's contacts? It is certainly not coincidental that years ago the Swiss Army seized the elevated area above the Meier Farm as a site for a rocket launching ramp; today it is only used as an observation post.
Evidence exists which demonstrates that the Swiss Air Force could very well know about the authenticity of Meier's contacts. As we reported in the May 1998 edition of MAGAZIN 2000plus No.127, an official of the Swiss Military Airspace Safety Monitoring Unit informed Swiss ufologist Luc Bürgin and the MUFON-CES research group about recorded data pertaining to radar sightings of unknown flying objects in the Swiss air space. According to their information, 236 UFO radar sightings took place in the airspace above the land of the Swiss confederates between the 25-month period from April 1, 1993 to April 31, 1995. Particularly noteworthy were the clusters of UFO radar positions above the Zurich highlands-precisely in the area where Billy Meier has his contacts.
The Chief Witness
In October 1996 the International Humanistic Society and the UN's SEAT team invited me, Michael Hesemann, to present a talk to their group at the Headquarter of the United Nations. The lecture was held in the format of a small conference where Carlos Diaz, Madeleine Rodeffer, and Colonel Colman VonKeviczky also spoke. After the event a lady approached me and introduced herself as a member of the UN delegation of a South-East Asian country. She asked me whether I knew Billy Meier, and I confirmed this fact of course. She wanted to hear my opinion of him, and I replied I was convinced of the contacts' authenticity. Her friendly face literally lit up and then she revealed her story to me:
She had known Billy Meier when he lived in India. Between April and September 1964, Meier had taken one of his trips around the world. As a young man he visited 42 countries, mostly as a hitchhiker. He arrived at the Ashoka-Ashram in Mehrauli near New Delhi to study Buddhism. The Ashoka Mission there, founded by King Ashoka in the 3rd Century B.C., is the oldest Buddhist school. Its leader today is the highly respected V.B. Dharmawara, who recently celebrated in California his 109th birthday in good health. In the monastery Meier befriended the Dharmawara,s grandchildren who had previously fled to India when civil war broke out in their own country. One of these grandchildren was the lady who approached me in New York. She is now an esteemed diplomat. And, incidentally, her brother was the one who taught Meier how to catch snakes. So this, too, was true! Until this time I had always smirked a bit when Meier claimed he had performed hundreds of jobs on his trips-among them that of a snake catcher.




During an elaborate Indian dinner, to which she had invited me, the lady recounted: "In those days all of us at the Mission saw the spaceships" and Meier was in contact with their pilots. Additionally, she had seen him 'walking across the court yard of the Ashram accompanied by a woman with long, brunette hair, dressed in a type of spacesuit.' Her grandfather also had been provided with opportunities to speak with the extraterrestrial visitors. I listened to this lady with baited breath and made a promise to her that I would keep her name confidential and would not mention her homeland to anyone. She simply did not want the publicity due to the sensitive nature of her diplomatic position.
Her important rank in her country's UN delegation was later confirmed to me by friends who were UN colleagues of hers. Also, the lady came across as lucid, ethical, cordial and honest. I found out, too, that she had previously revealed the identical information to U.S. researcher Wendelle Stevens after one of his lectures in New York. Because she wished to renew her contact with Meier, I provided her with his address. Meier's contacts in India were actually investigated on location by one of the world's most renowned UFO researchers, Timothy Good, an English violinist with the London Symphony Orchestra, which was performing in Delhi at the time. During his stay there, by chance, a local newspaper The Statesman reported Meier's contacts. "Not only have I seen objects from space, I have also photographed them and flown inside them," the Swiss man had stated to the newspaper and continued with, ""I have an assignment to fulfill." Good later drove to Mehrauli and met people there who were aware of Meier's contacts "with the girl from space." They described him as being "ethical and full of enthusiasm." Interestingly enough, it was this young woman from space, named Asket according to Meier, with whom the UN diplomat had seen Meier walking around!

(but had she not brown hair - Asket? as told some lines down here - and not as this picture taken from a new dvd- film on the Meier-case - made of Michael Horn &co  as you ought to book

Only one thing seemed to bother the lady: In an American book about Meier she had found an alleged photograph of this Asket in which she looked very different from the days she had seen her in India: "On the picture in the book she had platinum blond hair. But when I actually saw her she was a brunette," and somehow her expression was different at that time. Meier, confronted with this dilemma, felt that the lighting conditions in the spacecraft, where the purported photo was taken, had created the discolorations and distortions; but he also had been irritated by the picture.
The adulterated photograph
Then the scandal broke lose. The so-called 'Asket' on the photo resembled a dancer and background singer who had performed on the legendary Dean-Martin-Show in the 1970s. Could it be that Meier had photographed his 'Asket' off the television set? As far back as November 1975, his Pleiadian friends had told Meier that an "Asket look-alike" existed in the United States, and Meier had even published this information. Could he have intentionally dared to publish a photograph from one of the most popular U.S. TV shows and to present it later as a legitimate portrait of an extraterrestrial? And how could he have possibly received this show on his television? Satellite TV did not exist in 1975 when the photo was published-not even in Switzerland. Furthermore, any photograph taken by using the TV monitor as a source can be identified by the cathode ray color dots. But none exist on the 'Asket' photo. This means: Beyond any doubt, the picture was definitely NOT taken off the TV monitor.
Meier, who thought he knew whom he had photographed, was not greatly concerned about the altered hair color and physiognomy of 'his' Asket, and he concluded such a discrepancy was due to the radiation and lighting onboard the spacecraft. Only in the spring of 1998, when the adulteration was revealed, did he double-check with the Pleiadians. Their reply: A group of deceptors, similar to the 'Men in Black,' exchanged the photos at that time. After his first pictures had been published in 1975, an obscure, alleged photographer offered Meier the free development of his films-and Meier gratefully accepted because he had very little money in those days.
Ever since that time adulterated pictures have existed in Meier's extensive photo archive-specifically those depicting his so-called space photos. Very soon afterward the mysterious photographer disappeared from Switzerland. The fact that the Pleiadians told Meier about an American 'Asket look-alike' as far back as November 1975 provides grounds for suspicion. Did the Pleiadians want to direct him onto the right track even then? In any case, someone triggered the ticking of the time bomb, which then, sometime in the future, could be used against Meier. In 1998 that moment arrived.
But who could be behind this group of deceptors? Definitely someone with access to a large photo archive, and someone who is swift enough to find a young woman who resembled Asket so that the photos could be switched. A Secret Service? Or was it extraterrestrials who deliberately manipulated the case so they could control the consequences and then be able to back out if required? We do not know the answer. The fact is however: The extraterrestrial Asket does exist. Indeed, a respected UN diplomat, along with several other witnesses at the Buddhist monastery in India saw her.
Hence, this means but one thing-Meier was the victim and not the perpetrator of this cunning deception. We hope that some day, at the latest when she has retired, our witness will be willing to speak out publicly, before a camera, in order to irrevocably redeem Meier. (Incidentally, my conversation and the dinner with her took place in the company of two witnesses, Mr. and Mrs. Diaz.)
The Manipulator
Pulling the strings as the initiator of the Anti-Meier-Smear-Campaign is the American Kal K. Korff. He has supplied damaging 'evidence' against her husband to Mrs. Meier-who personally stated under oath on February 16, 1991, that she had "never observed or caught Billy Meier perpetrating any dishonest machinations or manipulations for the purpose of deluding people, nor have I ever collaborated myself with him in such a deception."
Korff has been a Meier antagonist from the onset, and this fact may have had its roots in a narcissistic slight. In 1978, as a 15-year-old adolescent, Korff begged UFO researcher Col. Wendelle Stevens, with whom he corresponded and from whom he found out about Meier's sensational photographs, to take him along to Switzerland on his, Stevens', next on-location research visit.
Of course Stevens refused-as a minor, Korff would not have been permitted to travel without the accompaniment of a parent or a guardian. This prompted Korff, as he admits in his book Spaceships from the Pleiades (New York, 1995), to hypothesize that "Stevens who was usually always so open, obviously had something to hide." So, instead, he soon formed an alliance with the controversial UFO researcher Bill Moore. Three years later-Stevens in the meantime had publicized the Meier Case in the USA-Moore published Korff's brochure The Most Infamous Hoax in Ufology, which contained the polemics of an 18-year-old teenager who called himself 'Director of Research for Ufology and Parapsychology at the Institute for Paranormal Science.'
What he failed to tell the readers, however, was the fact that this 'institute' was housed in his playroom and that he was its only member. Eight years later Moore, his sponsor, became persona non grata on the American UFO scene. At a Las Vegas MUFON Conference in 1988 Moore himself admitted he had worked for U.S. government agents and had deliberately disseminated disinformation within the UFO community. Moore personally admitted that, first and foremost, the plan was to maneuver UFO researchers into an impasse if they made too much headway into the security apparatus of the U.S. Secret Services and, secondly, to subsequently thoroughly discredit them.
Korff disappeared from view in those days, only to re-emerge in public in 1993. For the first time in his life he managed to travel to Switzerland and, under an assumed name and in Hippie-Look, he visited Meier's 'Semjase-Silver-Star-Center,' which is accessible to anyone. He purchased a few photographs and some written material. With this material he elevated himself into a so-called 'objective investigator' of the case. In his lectures he bragged about his mastery of the German language and of having identified Meier's source for Helium-Korff alleges that Meier works with UFO models which are suspended from helium-filled balloons-and the reference literature Meier allegedly used. Upon closer scrutiny this all turns out to be nothing but a bluff. The truth is that Korff speaks only a few words of German, while his great achievement consisted of having found a book store and a shop for Helium in Winterthur, whose staff is not even acquainted with Meier.
Two years later Korff's book appeared, complete with 'computer analyses' of the Meier photographs. Korff's questionable, embossed-screen-resolution-pictures suddenly now have entire laundry 'spider-net' clothesline contraptions with suspension threads above the UFOs. One must question why a single suspension thread would not have sufficed. And then, when one takes the original photographs and repeats Korff's analysis with the same software-voilà, suddenly the threads are no longer visible, or else they turn out to be mere scratches on the reproduction.
In public talks, Korff claims he is "not a skeptic by any stretch of the imagination." He also says that he "approached this case completely unbiased." Both statements are lies. As far back as 1980, before Korff ever stepped onto Swiss soil, he already had called the Meier Case the "most infamous hoax of ufology." Therefore, he was nowhere near taking an unbiased position when he made his trip to Switzerland in 1991, which he, undeservedly, elevated into an 'undercover trip to Switzerland.'
Furthermore, he has an inherent tendency to lie to others. In a manner worthy of James Bond, Korff wordily describes how he sneaked back onto the Meier farm at night and barely escaped Meier's bloodthirsty hounds, and how he took soil samples at purported UFO landing track sites. Too bad that Meier had no dog at the time in question, and the landing marks had not been visible for several years prior to Korff's visit. Instead of interviewing legitimate Meier,s witnesses, Korff elected to meet only with relatives of a previous Meier follower who had passed away and who had, prior to his death, decidedly turned into a Meier foe when a 'vision' revealed to him that Billy M. was 'the devil personified.'
Contrary to his claims, Korff is most certainly a dyed-in-the-wool-skeptic, for not only did he have his book published by the American skeptics and free-thinkers publishing house 'Prometheus,' but two years later he also 'debunked' another showcase of UFO research, the Roswell Crash. "Of course," Korff asserts, "the U.S. Air Force did state the truth in 1947," and thereupon he continues with his attempt to "prove" (with threadbare arguments) that it was simply a balloon which had crashed at the time. Of similar 'merit' was Korff's analysis on the CNN TV network, with which he intended to prove that John F. Kennedy was shot only by Lee Harvey Oswald's bullets, and that no other sniper existed-hence there could not have been a conspiracy.
When a Swiss ufologist claims, therefore, that Korff is not a 'skeptic in the traditional sense ... instead, he wants to separate truth from falsehood,' then that Swiss ufologist is either naive, poorly informed, or both. Korff's 'accomplishment' to demonstrate that the internationally renowned computer expert Jim Dilettoso, director of the 'Village Labs' in Tempe, AZ, had "decorated himself with a phony Ph.D.," proved to be nothing but a soap bubble. Dilettoso never used the title of Ph.D. He has, however, jokingly said that for all his work he deserves a Ph.D. For Korff's outright lies about Art Bell, the popular U.S. radio talk show host forced Korff to apologize publicly, on the air, before Bell's international audience of nearly 15 million listeners.
Who is behind Korff? He calls himself the 'executive officer' of the 'Think Tank' [Total Research] "whose goal it is to study mankind's largest and most enduring mysteries and phenomena," as Korff describes his operation in his typical, inherent modesty. Even more interesting than his imposter/con-artist claims-since even 'Total Research' is a mere one-man 'think tank'-is the fact that Korff admits on page 408 of his book he had worked "for years for the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratories," a top weapons manufacturer for the USA. According to Col. Corso from the Pentagon, these Livermore Laboratories also work on SDI weaponry, which is primarily directed at thwarting UFOs and is part of the 'Black World.' Likewise, according to his own statements, Korff says he was working "with various government agencies, "in the development of weapons," and in "analyses by news services". "Officially, I finished my work for the U.S. government in January 1991 during the last days of the Gulf War . . . although I continue to be consulted from time to time."
According to statements by Bob Lazar and other colleagues from Nevada's "Area 51" which works together with the Lawrence Livermore Laboratories, the USA has in its possession a crashed and recovered 'Meier UFO.' Could this be the reason behind Korff's campaign against Meier? Is Meier a threat because he lives in a neutral country, maintains good contacts within Japan and Russia, and has access to a technology which is jealously guarded at Area 51 as the biggest secret of the United States? Are they afraid that other countries might just gain possession of this super weapon through Meier unless he is totally discredited?
The fact that Korff with his dubious past has written only two books, one against Meier and the other against Roswell, is assuredly no coincidence. And the 15 assassination attempts against Billy Meier tend to confirm that his ex-wife and the wanna-be ufologists lusting for fame and fortune are not the only one who have something against him ...
Renewed Assassination Attempts on Meier
While the tabloids of the ufological rainbow press speak of the "end of the Meier Case, others are attempting to even expedite it. Indeed, twice, on June 8 and 10-for the 14th and 15th time-someone has attempted to murder the contactee Meier; once even in broad daylight -- and both times before witnesses!
It appears that Meier,s most recent publications have incited these latest events because, for the first time, he accuses a secret government mafia, similar to the "Men in Black, of having manipulated and switched several of his earlier photographs. The fact is that serious Meier Case investigators, such as American atmospheric scientist Prof. James Deardorff, U.S. Air Force Col. Wendelle C. Stevens, or Michael Hesemann, have been convinced for years that the Meier Case was "contaminated (see Chapter 23 of Hesemann's Geheimsache UFO). Nonetheless, authentic photographs, movie footage, metal samples, and especially the statements of eyewitnesses verify the fact that Meier did indeed have genuine contacts and continues to have them to this day.
A shot rang out around 4:40 p.m. on June 8, as Meier walked across the court yard in front of the farm house in which he lives. The bullet soared past him so closely that he could feel the air move as the projectile barely missed his forehead. Three witnesses were present - two women and a man who stood a mere 30-50 meters/yards from Meier and they observed how Meier had been fired upon. But the sniper, who had been thoroughly hidden in the bushes, used Meier's and his friends' moment of shocked numbness to disappear unrecognized. Only the point of entry of the caliber 22 bullet was discovered-the bullet was lodged in a tree at the precise height of Meier's forehead.
On June 10, 1998, around 3 a.m., less than 35 hours later, the second assassination attempt took place: Meier, who is a night worker, was walking across the court yard toward his friend Silvano, when he felt a powerful blow to his left kidney. Someone had hurled a throwing knife at him which, apparently, turned in midair and had struck him with the handle. Silvano, who stood a mere meter away from Meier, was only able to sense a person running from the brush where the knife thrower had been hiding. Meier later commented: "I can only say that I find it despicable and sad that somebody would attempt to eliminate the truth in this way." I have nothing more to add.
Michael Hesemann