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Exploring the Billy Meier Case


Jan 16, 2023

Extraterrestrials from one other dimension started visiting a younger boy in 1942. These guests imparted knowledge and steering to the boy to organize him to grow to be a terrific prophet. When he turned a person, the extraterrestrials permitted him to snap images and file video of their spaceships. And so they even whisked him away on time-traveling adventures. A minimum of that’s how Billy Meier tells the story of his life.

The case of Eduard Albert “Billy” Meier is without doubt one of the most well-known and controversial circumstances in ufology. Meier claims to have personally interacted with a number of extraterrestrials throughout his life, taken greater than a thousand of the clearest UFO pictures, and written word-for-word transcripts of his conversations with these extraterrestrials. He even established a church of kinds, referred to as Freie Interessengemeinschaft für Grenz- und Geisteswissenschaften und Ufologiestudien (translation: Free Group of Pursuits for the Fringe and Non secular Sciences and Ufological Research), or FIGU, to unfold the teachings of the extraterrestrials. As to the place Meier acquired the nickname “Billy,” in accordance with the FIGU web site, the title was given to him by an American girl named Judy Reed: “Eduard Meier, sporting a black hat and a gun belt, reminded her of ‘Billy the Child,’ the ‘legendary gunman of the Wild West.’”  

Billy Meier and his household circa 1980. Picture Credit score: Wendelle Stevens from “UFO…Contact from the Pleiades”

A Temporary Biography

Billy Meier was born within the small village of Bülach, Switzerland, on February 3, 1937. Meier was the second of seven youngsters born to Julius Meier, a shoemaker, and his spouse, Bertha. Within the guide, Spaceships of the Pleiades, creator Kal Ok. Korff explains that, in Meier’s youthful years, he “spent his time working varied guide labor jobs, dodging truant officers, and having occasional brushes with the regulation.” Korff alleges that Meier repeatedly discovered himself in correctional services and repeatedly escaped from these services. After escaping from the Aarburg correctional facility in Rheinau, Switzerland, Meier reportedly fled to France, the place he joined the French International Legion. Just a few months later, Meier abandoned the Legion, however then turned himself over to authorities in Switzerland.

After the “transgressions of his youth,” as Korff places it, Meier traveled extensively by way of Europe, Africa, and Asia. He carried out a wide range of jobs to help himself alongside his travels, together with “hen farmer, grape picker, nail pounder, snake catcher, truck driver, puppeteer, waiter, German tutor, and ship painter,” in accordance with Korff. Alongside his multi-continent journey, Meier reportedly joined many of the religions of Europe, Africa, and Asia searching for a “perception system acceptable to him,” in accordance with UFO researcher Lieutenant Colonel Wendelle Stevens.

Throughout his travels, Meier misplaced one in all his arms in a ugly bus accident. On August 3, 1965, Meier was driving in a bus in Iskenderun, Turkey, when the drunk driver of one other bus crashed into Meier’s bus. The affect ejected Meier from the bus and crushed his left arm so severely that it needed to be amputated.

Billy Meier

Meier, undeterred, continued his travels and relocated to Greece, the place he met Kalliope Zafiriou, whom he married in March 1966. The couple moved to Pakistan, the place their first baby, Gilgamesha, was born. Then in 1970, Meier returned to Switzerland along with his household, the place, they later welcomed their second baby, Atlantis-Socrates, into the world. Their youngest baby, Methusalem, was born in 1973. The household rented a farm home within the city of Hinwil in northeastern Switzerland. And whereas Meier was a talented farmer, the lack of his arm restricted what he may accomplish. He acquired a small month-to-month welfare fee from the Swiss authorities due to his handicap, however to complement the household’s revenue, Meier raised chickens and offered their eggs.

In 1974, Meier positioned an advert within the German journal Esotera searching for, “anybody who would possibly want to kind a bunch for discussing and finding out ‘metaphysical’ or paranormal topics.” Folks responded to the advert, and a examine group was born. It was at one in all these conferences the place Meier first made the astonishing declare that he was in direct contact with extraterrestrials.

Meier’s extraordinary claims garnered worldwide consideration when Swiss UFO researcher Lou Zinsstag despatched a few of Meier’s pictures to Wendelle Stevens in the USA. Stevens went to Switzerland to analyze the case and, because of this, he revealed, UFO . . . Contact from the Pleiades, in addition to Message from the Pleiades, a four-volume set of books associated to the case. As one of many main researchers of the Meier case, Stevens’s multi-year investigation performed a big half in introducing Billy Meier to the world, in addition to the world to Billy Meier.

Meier’s UFO and Extraterrestrial Contact

Meier reportedly noticed his first UFO on the age of 5 on June 2, 1942. He continued seeing UFOs, and the sightings elevated in frequency. Meier additionally started listening to a voice in his head, and later that yr, Meier skilled his first alleged bodily extraterrestrial contact. Wendelle Stevens described this encounter in his guide, UFO . . . Contact from the Pleiades:

In November that very same yr, shortly earlier than his 6th birthday, [Meier] noticed a pear-shaped object immediately drop from the sky, and settle gently on the meadow grass in a woods close to their dwelling city of Bülach. An outdated man took him into the ship and excessive above Earth, then introduced him again to the identical meadow and let him out. The ship then shot up vertically at excessive velocity till out of sight.

Meier says that this “outdated man” who took him for a trip on a spaceship was named Sfath. In keeping with Stevens, Sfath continued speaking with Meier telepathically for a yr and half, then returned in his pear-shaped craft to take Meier on one other journey, and “imparted an excessive amount of information and advised of occasions to come back, a lot of which he didn’t perceive on the time.” The following extraterrestrial to contact Meier was a feminine named Asket. Meier alleges his contact with Asket started in 1953, and she or he picked up the place Sfath left off. She was apparently chargeable for educating Meier, who, in accordance with Kal Ok. Korff’s guide Spaceships of the Pleiades, dropped out of faculty earlier than ending the sixth grade. In UFO . . . Contact from the Pleiades, Stevens explains Asket’s position in Meier’s life:

It was she who led him by way of a sequence of adventures designed to toughen him for the adversity to come back. It was she who led him by way of Africa and the experiences within the French International Legion, the Desert Caravans, the slavers, revolutionaries and bootleggers; into the fingers of the pirates of the Arabian Sea, and throughout the Indian Ocean as a sailor with the freighters to the sub-continent of India.

It was Asket who led Meier to discover many careers, journey the world, and expertise as a lot as potential.  

In 1975, Meier started his contacts with Semjase—one other feminine extraterrestrial—with whom he allegedly had multiple hundred face-to-face encounters. Semjase lends her title to the FIGU headquarters in Switzerland—the Semjase Silver Star Heart. It was she who allowed Meier to start photographing her “beamship” and different UFOs.

Quetzal, Ptaah, and Nera are three further extraterrestrials who, together with Sfath, Asket, and Semjase, are essentially the most generally talked about characters within the Billy Meier story. However these are solely six out of the handfuls of extraterrestrials Meier claims to have met. In keeping with the FIGU web site, Meier has had greater than 9 hundred private contacts with extraterrestrials.

Pleiadeans, Plejarens, Errans, and DALs

Sfath, like most different extraterrestrials that Meier supposedly encountered, was a Pleiadean—a human being (practically equivalent in bodily look to Earthlings), from the M45 star-cluster generally known as the Pleiades within the constellation Taurus. However this isn’t the Pleiades observable by Earth’s astronomers. This Pleiades is seemingly, “not inside our space-time configuration,” in accordance with creator and FIGU member Guido Moosbrugger. In his guide concerning the Meier case titled, And But . . . They Fly, Moosbrugger describes that, “Pleiadeans exist in a bodily dimension that’s shifted a fraction of a second forward of our space-time configuration and is situated roughly 500 light-years from Earth’s potential—an extra 80 light-years past our dimension’s Pleiades star system.”

The Pleiadeans reportedly inhabit many planets, however their dwelling world is a planet referred to as Erra. Meier has referred to folks from Erra as Errans; and Pleiadeans, on the whole, are generally known as Plejarens, as a result of of their dimension, the Pleiades are generally known as Plejaren.

However Meier’s alleged extraterrestrial contacts weren’t remoted to Plejarens. He claims to have encountered extraterrestrials from completely different galaxies, methods, and universes, together with the DAL Universe, which is the alleged dwelling of Asket.  In UFO . . . Contact from the Pleiades, Stevens states that the DAL Universe is a “counterpart universe to this of our actuality.”

The Proof

Billy Meier UFO Photo

{Photograph} of “Marriage ceremony cake” UFO by Billy Meier April 3, 1981.

From his quite a few contacts, Meier claims to have taken greater than a thousand UFO pictures. Stevens, who, at one level, claimed to personal the most important non-public UFO photograph assortment on the earth, said that Meier’s pictures had been “essentially the most spectacular images” he had ever seen. Meier’s images stay a number of the clearest UFO pictures thus far. However the authenticity of those pictures is closely debated. Stevens and the early Meier researchers declare to have had choose pictures examined by a number of laboratories, proving their legitimacy. In UFO . . . Contact from the Pleiades, Stevens states that the examined pictures, “have withstood all efforts to positively dispute them.” Nonetheless, Kal Korff recognized many questionable traits within the pictures, and even challenged Stevens’s purported testing in his booklet, The Meier Incident: The Most Notorious Hoax in Ufology. He factors out that the examined pictures had been low-quality copies and never originals. Korff states that, in accordance with Stevens, the perfect copies that may very well be obtained “for the aim of photographic evaluation and laptop testing had been internegatives which yielded anyplace from second by way of sixth-generation copy prints.” Korff contacted one of many labs the place the Meier pictures had been supposedly analyzed, which resulted in “categorical denial that an evaluation was ever executed.” However in accordance with Jim Dilettoso who, together with Stevens, facilitated the testing, there’s a cause for the denial:

[We] discovered many professionals, who underneath secrecy and non-disclosure agreements examined these UFO photos. This included Jet Propulsion Laboratory, EG&G, and USNRL. The secrecy was vital. These labs weren’t usually licensed to carry out private tasks, like testing UFO photos. So when different UFO researchers, hell bent on moving into the case, made inquiries into a number of the locations we had been, they’d, (as agreed,) deny any involvement on their half in testing the Billy Meier UFO images. 

Picture evaluation apart, Korff and different skeptics have instructed that the UFOs in Meier’s pictures are merely fashions. It was not extraordinary within the pre-Photoshop days of the Seventies for somebody to hoax a UFO photograph by photographing fashions, Frisbees, hubcaps, and different bodily objects. And whereas some Meier supporters are fast to contend that it could be unimaginable for a one-armed man to stage UFO pictures, Meier himself admits to taking photos of UFO fashions. Burned pictures of those fashions had been allegedly present in Meier’s trash can by Martin Sorge, who at one time was Meier’s good friend. As with many particulars of the Meier story, there are divergent accounts of this incident. Whereas some accounts declare that Meier’s youngsters created fashions of the UFOs, different accounts credit score Meier with creating the fashions. In UFO . . . Contact from the Pleiades, Stevens explains, “After I requested concerning the fashions of the spaceships he readily admitted attempting to mannequin them despite the fact that they didn’t come out properly. He even tried photographing the fashions and the end result was so dangerous that he threw the photographs away.”

However a distinct account is offered by Guido Moosbrugger in And But . . . They Fly!:

At some point in 1975, Semjase loaned Billy a mannequin of her beamship for a brief interval to take a couple of photos of it after which be returned. On the premise of those snapshots, Billy deliberate to assemble his personal mannequin spacecraft, however this plan by no means got here to fruition. A critical mishap occurred to the negatives of those mannequin images—they slipped off the workplace tabletop right into a wastepaper basket and weren’t discovered till after all the contents had landed in a hearth. Kalliope, Billy’s spouse, found the roughly burned negatives within the ashes and handed them over to one of many group members to be restored, if potential.

It’s fascinating to notice that Billy and Kalliope divorced, and she or he has since said in interviews with Korff and Swiss UFO researcher and creator Luc Buergin that Meier hoaxed his UFO pictures and fabricated the tales of extraterrestrial encounters. Nonetheless, this contradicts her earlier statements that Meier’s contacts had been actual and that she, herself, witnessed occasions with Billy.

Choose Meier pictures have acquired way more skepticism than others. Amongst these are pictures that Meier allegedly took throughout his travels by way of house and time with the extraterrestrials. A few of these pictures present dinosaurs that Meier allegedly took on the planet Neber. However some researchers, just like the Impartial Investigations Group, contend that the dinosaurs in these pictures are merely illustrations from a guide that was revealed in 1972 titled Life Earlier than Man, which was written by Zdenek V. Spinar. The illustrated dinosaurs on this guide do seem like equivalent to the dinosaurs within the Meier pictures.

Billy Meier alleged dinosaur picture (left) in comparison with picture from “Life Earlier than Man.”

One other extremely criticized set of pictures purports to point out Asket and Nera aboard a beamship. The ladies in these pictures have been recognized as Michelle DellaFave and Susan Lund, who had been members of the Golddiggers—a singing and dancing troupe that appeared on the Dean Martin Selection Present. In keeping with a letter posted to the FIGU web site by Meier in Could 1998, the extraterrestrial Ptaah knowledgeable Meier that the images of Asket and Nera had been really of their American doubles. Meier went on to elucidate that the “Males in Black” had intercepted his movie, discovered look-alikes for Asket and Nera, took photos of them, and substituted these false pictures for the originals of the Asket/Nera pictures. And, he claims the “Males in Black” carried out this identical trickery with most of his early pictures.

Asket and Nera Billy Meier image (left) in comparison with picture of the Golddiggers on the Dean Martin Selection Present.

One lesser-known Meier photograph reveals Meier standing in the course of what seems to be a hoop of fiery gentle. This image seems in Moosbrugger’s guide, And But . . . They Fly!, and is defined to be an “vitality belt” of “burning static electrical energy” emanating from Quetzal’s ship above Meier, which doesn’t seem within the photograph. Meier’s arm is prolonged over his head within the photograph, allegedly holding a microphone to file the sound of Quetzal’s ship. A number of researchers have identified that the ring of fireside on this photograph appears to be like suspiciously equivalent to metal wool being swung overhead by somebody.

Except for his images, Meier furnishes different proof to corroborate his claims of extraterrestrial contact, together with metal samples, and even an extraterrestrial weapon. Meier gave these metallic samples to Stevens, and Stevens had these samples examined by varied labs. In keeping with Stevens, checks confirmed that the weather within the samples had been “put collectively in a really uncommon approach from regular Earth expertise,” and that many of the components studied confirmed “un-Earthly traits.” Dr. Marcel Vogel, a chemist, carried out a number of checks on the metals. However in accordance with Kal Korff, Dr. Vogel says the claims made in Stevens’s guide contradict his opinions. In keeping with Moosbrugger, evaluation was additionally carried out by a metallurgist from the College of Arizona who, “examined one of many metallic fragments and analyzed it as a easy ‘cooking pot metallic’ or low-cost solid metallic alloy used to supply things like tin troopers.”    

Meier claims that an extraterrestrial girl, Alena, left a ray gun with him, however cautioned him to not fireplace it. Unable to withstand the temptation, Meier fired the weapon at a close-by fruit tree, burning a gap utterly by way of the trunk of the tree. Meier confirmed the tree to Stevens, who took pictures of the outlet within the tree, and examined it along with his finger. However to Stevens, the inner wooden of this gap didn’t seem to have been burned.

Billy Meier with the laser gun he allegedly acquired from ETs, and the outlet he says the laser burned right into a tree.


The knowledge supplied on this article barely scratches the floor of the decades-long Billy Meier story. Meier claims to have way more proof, together with audio recordings, UFO movies, and tomes of transcripts from his encounters which can be full of extraterrestrial knowledge. Meier even asserts that, due to his claims, there have been a number of assassination makes an attempt on his life! From this temporary overview, it’s straightforward to see why the Billy Meier story is so controversial, and, for sure, essentially the most polarizing case within the historical past of ufology. 

A model of this text initially appeared in Challenge #4 (October/November 2010) of Open Minds UFO Journal. Again points will be discovered here.

Additional studying:

Beamships Busted

Deconstruction of Billy Meier’s Metal Samples

Interview on Open Minds Radio with Michael Horn, Billy Meier’s US Representative.


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