Billy Meier Debunking Book
by Stanton Friedman
I have been waiting for it for a long time, and it finally happened. West Coast researcher Kal Korff's outstanding book, "The Billy Meier Story: Spaceships of the Pleiades," has finally been published. This may be the only time I recommend a book published by Prometheus Books, which specializes in books debunking so called paranormal matters such as UFOs or psychic phenomena.
Generally, as the publishing arm of the self-anointed Committee for the Scientific Investigation of Claims of the Paranormal, Prometheus assumes that the end -- protecting the public against this very threatening garbage -- justifies the means, namely ignoring the relevant data, using character assassination, and a general "Don't bother me with the facts, my mind is made up" approach.
Korff has been worrying the Meier case for more than 15 years. In 1991, he finally visited the Meier compound in Switzerland, in disguise, and using a pseudonym. He talked to a number of key witnesses and obtained copies of pictures not previously available.
He does a very credible job of proving that the impressive photos are frauds and that many of the exploiters such as Wendelle Stevens, James Dilettoso, Randolph Winters, Guido Moosbrugger, etc have been less than honest in many of their pronouncements about both themselves and the pictures.
I must add that I tried unsuccessfully to keep the segment on the Meier photos out of the 1979 documentary "UFOs Are Real," some of which was shot at Stevens' home. Every time I checked on a claim he [Meier] made, I found I wasn't getting the whole truth. It was the only case [in the documentary] I didn't stand behind.
I suspect that the book won't really put an end to the Billy Meier fake photo and phony philosophy industry. But at least anyone interested in the truth can review it, before being taken in by the exploiters. It is hard to give any credence to Meier, who used NASA published photos to prove he was in outer space, traveled in time, met with Jesus, and filmed dinosaurs!
The acknowledgments section is overdone; 10 pages is a bit much. And Korff echoes a frequent, but completely false, charge that the National Enquirer carries articles with photos of presidential candidates and aliens. It is actually Weekly World News that carries these items. It and Meier make a good team. Kudos to Kal. I can't wait for him to dig into the Bob Lazar fraud soon.
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