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UFOs, Extraterrestrials and Prophecies
The Controversy of Billy Meier
by Dirk Vander Ploeg

Posted: October 26, 2006

UFOs, Extraterrestrials and PropheciesLast Saturday night (October 21, 2006) I was in Toronto, Ontario attending a presentation at the Ontario Science Centre. The program was entitled "The Meier Contacts", The Key to Our Future Survival!

I was there to hear Michael Horn, Billy Meier's representative in North America, give us a glimpse into the real "Billy" Eduard Albert Meier.

The evening was divided into 3 parts: an audio/visual presentation, question and answer period and workshops for discussion of topics of interest to the attendees.

Michael Horn lives in Los Angeles and travels throughout North America promoting the life and times of Billy Meier.

As usual I wrote down a few questions that I would like to get answered by the presenter.

In this instance I was interested in discovering if Mr. Meier was familiar with or personally knows Erich von Daniken. What you probably know is that they both have made important contributions to the study of UFOs and extraterrestrials. They are also approximately the same age and both live in Switzerland.

Many of you know that I have read quite a bit about UFOs and extraterrestrials. I have also watched UFO and paranormal documentaries and was familiar, at least to a limited fashion, with the Billy Meier story.

The first term, description, thought of Mr. Meier that comes into my mind was "hoaxer." That's right, I had been influenced, biased to the point where I had formed an opinion of a gentleman whom I hadn't even met or even seriously studied. Then an image, a scene starts playing in my mind. A pendulum swinging from right to left and suspended from an invisible string is a flying saucer!

Another fact pops into my head, something about a messy divorce and allegations of model UFOs and faked photos and films. I give myself a slap in the head and pry my mind open setting back to absorb Mr. Horn's oratory.

UFOs, Extraterrestrials and PropheciesMr. Meier was quite an adventurer in his youth. See the photo to the right and imagine a young Meier as Indiana Jones. He traveled extensively going as far as India, Turkey and Greece. He even joined the French Foreign Legion, but after an unsatisfactory tour, deserted and walked back to civilization. He then tried his luck at truck driving but this turned out to be even more disastrous than his stint in the Legion as he lost his left arm in a traffic accident in Turkey.

Mr. Horn commented that after spending sometime in the emergency ward of a local hospital, Mr. Meier, hallucinating and out of his mind with fever and pain, once again went on a "walkabout" only to come to his senses some weeks later, bruised, bleeding, cloths tattered, lying on the side of the road. Mr. Meier was surprised to even be alive!

Returning to Switzerland via Greece he met his future wife Kalliope, whom he divorced as I remembered.

Between 1975 and 1976 Meier lived alone in his farmhouse, maintaining a simple life and working as a night watchman. It was during this time that the Pleiadians chose Billy to be their human contact.

One can only speculate as to why emissaries from a space faring race would choose a one armed itinerant farmer to be their conduit to humankind.

The movie footage and the photographs of extraterrestrial craft have been judged as being the best examples of flying saucers ever taken. In fact, the quality and the movement of the craft demonstrated in the photos look artificial and staged.

Over the years, debunkers, skeptics have claimed to be able to duplicate the movies and the photos. They state that Meier faked the movies and used models to create a fantastic hoax. To date, no one has managed to prove that Meier faked any film or photographs. No one has successfully duplicated any of Meier's films or photos either. Remember, the personal computer was in its infancy and Adobe Photoshop wasn't even a dream yet. Mr. Meier was not educated in photography and was handicapped by the loss of his left arm.

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