Recollections of 1959

Recollections from 1959

The following persons were very familiar.

Dino Kraspedon (02 September, 1905 – 2004), pen name of Brazilian Oswaldo Oliveira Pedrosa. Wrote My Contact With Flying Saucers (1959). Claimed contact with a flying saucer commander who explained basic physics and improvement of human social conditions. He was accused of Communism. Dropped out of the scene until the 1990’s when he gave interviews.

Al Chop

Copy of a letter to Major Donald Keyhoe from Albert M. Chop, Air Force PIO.


Nov 27, 1957

Dear Don:

Received your latest bulletin. The order form has been turned over to our engineering library upon request and they intend to send for a membership. This, at the request of the research dept.

I have not heard further from de Garvaho since mailing him your address but expect that you will hear from him shortly.

In a recent TV appearance, Bob Baker and I opposed a Captain Eccles, of Col. Dean Hess' office, and a Dr. Bartolt ( not sure of the spelling) . We ate 'em up, and at the end had the good Doctor on our side. He was one of those endorsing the mirage and optical illusion theories. Capt. Eccles stated outright that he was not going to give personal opinions but would merely be representing the official AF position.

Incidentally, am enclosing a copy of Baker's report on the Montana and Utah sighting. Thought you might not have seen these. The analysis took over one year to complete. Baker is very interested in receiving any further motion picture films on the subject and will do similar analysis work for NICAP free of charge. The only request he has to make is that he be anonymous in the NICAP organization.

Baker is currently working with the Aero-nutronics Company, in Glendale, California and is tied up in AF Farside project, which explains his reluctance to be identified with NICAP as a special advisor or otherwise. I know he would be happy to get a chance to tie into those Miami films if they could be made available. All films will be returned as soon as the analysis is completed, along with a full report on the findings.

Baker's personal opinion (after working on the Montana and Utah films) is that there is a great need for further research of this type. He feels (but won't state flatly) that there are possibilities these things are interplanetary vehicles.

At any rate I think you might well consider Baker's proposition. I did give him your NICAP address and I suppose he will be sending in his membership fee. . . .if he doesn't forget it --you know how absent-minded these scientists are.

That's all for now. . .I know how busy you are. Meantime let me know if there is anything I can do on this end. I understand from Clarence Greene that the people at Cal Tech borrowed his film "UFO" for a private showing last week at the university. I do not know who the audience comprised.



al chop

Poster for 1956 UFO documentary

Based on real life of Al Chop, former Ohio journalist for the Dayton Daily News. At the end of World War Two, Chop was employed and the Public Information Officer for Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton. Covers Kenneth Arnold and Captain Mantell. Al Chop is then sent to Washington, D.C. where he becomes the spokesman for the Air Force Project Blue Book. He met Edward Ruppelt when Blue Book was at its height from 1951 – 1953. Dozens of lights were seen over Washington in July, 1952 and appeared on the radar screens of two airports. Al was a major player in this historic UFO event.

Orfeo Angeluci One of the leading, and more distinct, personalities among the singular group of '50s claimed extraterrstrial contactees. Wrote Son of the Sun (1959), narrates the experience of a medical doctor, Adam, a contactee. Reactions to the phenomena of the early enthusiasts, as individuals and as groups, was remarkable for its positive, hopeful, and even somewhat spiritual nature. Almost no one experienced or expected "abduction" or the invasions of creepy monsters; the UFO were here to befriend us, help us, save us; no one was ever harmed, and journeys in spaceships were rides, not abductions. Angelucci was in this group, but was remarkable for the degree to which the phenomenon affected his life over a long period of years and through much claimed contact.

Donald Keyhoe (20 June, 1897 – 29 November, 1988) Wrote The Flying Saucers are Real (1950); Flying Saucers From Outer Space (1953); The Flying Saucer Conspiracy (1955); Flying Saucers: Top Secret (1960) and Aliens From Space (1973) The latter book included material by Albert M. Chop, the Air Force's press secretary in the Pentagon, who characterized Keyhoe as a "responsible, accurate reporter" and further expressed guarded approval for Keyhoe's arguments in favor of the extraterrestrial hypothesis. In the 1950s Keyhoe became well-known as a knowledgeable UFO researcher, arguing that the U.S. government should conduct appropriate research in UFO matters, and should release all their UFO files. He was widely regarded as the leader in the field" of ufology in the 1950s and early-to-mid 1960s. In 1956, Keyhoe cofounded the National Investigations Committee on Aerial Phenomena (NICAP).

Edward J. Ruppelt (17 July, 1923 – 15 September, 1960) Wrote The Report on Unidentified Flying Objects (1956). This was expanded in 1960. Ruppelt’s discussion of the contactees, particularly George Adamski, is arguable the most interesting portion of the revised book. Best-known for his involvement in Project Blue Book, a government examination of UFO’s. Director of Project Grudge from 1951 which became Blue Book in 1952. This organisation attained its peak under Ruppelt when investigations were most capable directed and conducted. He died of a heart attack on 15 September, 1960, at the age of 37.

M. K. Jessup (02 March, 1900 – 29 April, 1959), wrote The Case for the UFO (1955); UFOs and the Bible (1956); The UFO Annual (1956) and The Expanding Case for the UFO (1957). In his first book he theorized that antigravity and electromagnetism were the power sources for the UFOs spectacular flight capabilities. He uncovered the so-called Philadelphia Experiment. Jessup committed suicide in Dade Country Park, Florida on 20 April, 1959.

Donald Menzel (11 April, 1901 – 14 December, 1976), American astronomer and astrophysicist. He was a prominent skeptic regarding UFOs. He wrote Flying Saucers (1953); The World of Flying Saucers: A Scientific Examination of a Major Myth of the Space Age (1963) and the UFO Enigma: The Definitive Explanation of the UFO Phenomenon (1977). He speculated that atmospheric haze, temperature inversion, stars, clouds, aeroplanes and unusual atmospheric phenomena were the causes of many so-called UFO sightings, all having natural explanations.

Kenneth Arnold (29 March, 1915 – 16 January, 1984) Best-known for what is generally considered the first widely reported unidentified flying object sighting in the United States, after claiming to see nine unusual objects flying in a chain near Mount Rainier, Washington on June 24, 1947.

J. Allen Hyneck

Roswell The Roswell Incident involved the recovery of materials near Roswell, New Mexico, USA, on July 7, 1947, which has since become the subject of intense speculation, rumor and questioning. There are widely divergent views on what actually happened and passionate debate about what evidence can be believed. The United States military maintains that what was recovered was a top-secret research balloon that had crashed. Many UFO proponents believe the wreckage was of a crashed alien craft and that the military covered up the craft's recovery. The incident has turned into a widely-recognized and referred to pop culture phenomenon, and for some, Roswell is synonymous with UFOs. It likely ranks as the most famous alleged UFO incident.

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Roswell Daily Record, July 8, 1947, announcing the "capture" of a "flying saucer."

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The Sacramento Bee article detailing the RAAF statements.

UFO and the Bible

George Adamski (17 April, 1891 – 23 April, 1965) Polish born American book with Desmon Leslie Flying Saucers Have Landed (1953); Inside the Space Ships (1955)’ Flying Saucers Farewell (1961). In 1962, Adamski's reputation began to decline after he announced that he would be going to a conference on the planet Saturn.


Adamski's second bestseller, published in 1955

Cigar-shaped UFO along with a scout ships around it (© GAF)

Despite having died over four decades ago George Adamski still remains one of the most discussed personalities ever to have been involved in Ufology.

George claimed contact with a being from the planet Venus. In subsequent years, the masterful work of Immanuel Velikovsky declared that the surface temperature of Venus is in excess of 800 degrees, which temperature will melt lead. This statement was validated by the later Venus probes.

Adamski had warned to be suspicious of those who claimed to dematerialise and materialise. The space brothers were solid, physical, tangible beings just like humans. This was hard for me to reconcile with the surface temperature of Venus.

Lieutenant Colonel CS (code name to conceal his identity), testifies that on one occasion he saw a reptilian shape-shift from reptile to humanoid and back again.

However, William Cooper testifies that “There is every reason today to accept Adamski's claims as valid. His descriptions of his trips on the saucers include the mention of seeing 'fireflies' out the porthole as have some of our Apollo Astronauts. The fake looking bell shaped craft with the signature three balls on the underside have been photographed in several countries and decades since Adamski saw them, and the idea of saucers posing for photo opportunities has become common place.

“Adamski wrote several books-that can often be found in used book stores, including ‘Inside the Space Ships' and 'Flying Saucers have Landed'. He also had some movies of saucers that, like his photos, look incredibly fake, but are almost certainly genuine.”


George Adamski: World Tour:

1959 Adamski arrives in England during his world tour.

Riding on the crest of a wave, Adamski gained celebrity status and actually made a world lecture tour in 1959, which included being received by Queen Juliana of Holland. Adamski, by now, was an international celebrity but when he declared the first Russian Moon photographs as fakes and then in 1962 announced that he was to be transported to Saturn for a conference of space travelers, his credibility began to wain. In June 1962, his report regarding this space trip was so bizarre that it taxed the patience of even his most ardent admirers. His claims involved being taken through space to various planets and seeing the dark side of the Moon where he observed valleys and cities. His reputation was severely damaged and after publishing his last book, “Flying Saucers Farewell”, his popularity went into decline.

Three of Adamski’s UFO Films

The discovery that Venus and other planets in the solar system were unable to sustain any form of life, however, severely damaged his credibility. He said that photographs taken by the Soviet lunar probe Luna 3 in 1959 were fakes, a claim which proved to be unfounded. After he announced he was going to Saturn for a conference, many of his supporters became disaffected and his reputation rapidly declined. He died, aged 74, of a heart attack, in Maryland.

George Adamski

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George Adamski

Born: April 17, 1891 Poland Died: April 23, 1965 Maryland, USA

Resume Field: Short order cook[1] Paranormal Area: Ufologist Affiliates: Royal Order of Tibet, George Adamski Foundation

George Adamski (April 17, 1891 – April 23, 1965) was a Polish-born American who became known in ufology circles after he claimed to have photographed ships from other planets, met with "Space Brothers", and to have taken flights with them. He considered himself to be a "philosopher, teacher, student and saucer researcher." [2] Contents [hide] • 1 Early years • 2 Ufology • 3 References o 3.1 Further reading • 4 External links o 4.1 Official links o 4.2 Miscellaneous links o 4.3 Videos [edit] Early years Adamski was born on April 17, 1891 in Poland.[3] At the age of 2, he and his family emigrated to America and settled in New York City.[3] At the age of 22,[4] from 1913 to 1916, he was a soldier in the 13th US Cavalry Regiment K-Troop fighting at the Mexican border during the Pancho Villa Expedition.[3] In 1917, he married.[4] Adamski then moved west, working as a maintenance worker in Yellowstone National Park, and as a worker in an Oregon flour mill.[3] While in Laguna Beach, Adamski founded the "Royal Order of Tibet," which held its meetings in the "Temple of Scientific Philosophy."[4] In 1940, Adamski and some close friends of his moved to a ranch near California's Palomar Mountain where they dedicated their time to studying and farming.[4] In 1944, with funding from Mrs. Alice K. Wells - a student of Adamski - they purchased 20 acres of land on Palomar Mountain, where they built a new home called Palomar Garden and a new restaurant called Palomar Gardens Cafe.[4][3][2]

Adamski's photograph, which he said to be of a UFO, taken on December 13, 1952.

The right hand side of this August 1978 Grenada commemorative stamp depicts George Adamski's UFO sighting on May 29, 1950.

Rockford Register article on Adamski's Queen Juliana visit and rumored future visit with Queen Elizabeth II.

Adamski's "Golden Medal of Honor", which he claimed to have received during his meeting with Pope John XXIII.

On October 9, 1946, during a meteor shower, Adamski and some friends claimed that while they were at the Palomar Gardens' campground, they witnessed a large cigar-shaped "mother ship." [3] In 1947, Adamski took a photograph of what he claimed was the 1946 cigar-shaped "mother ship" crossing in front of the moon over Palomar Gardens.[3]

On May 29, 1950 Adamski took a photograph of six unidentified objects in the sky, which appeared to be flying in formation.[3] Adamski's May 29, 1950 UFO photograph was depicted in an August 1978 commemorative stamp issued by the island nation of Grenada in order to mark the "Year of UFOs".[3][5]

On November 20, 1952 Adamski and several friends were in the Colorado Desert near the town of Desert Center, California when they are said to have seen a large submarine-shaped object hovering in the sky. Believing that the ship was looking for him, Adamski is said to have left his friends and to have headed away from the main road. Shortly afterwards, according to Adamski's accounts, a scout ship made of a type of translucent metal landed close to him, and its pilot, a Venusian called Orthon, disembarked and sought him out.[6]

Adamski described Orthon as being of medium height humanoid, having long-blond hair, a tanned skin , and as wearing reddish-brown shoes with a trouser: "his trousers were not like mine".[3][6][1][7] Adamski said Orthon communicated with him via telepathy and through hand signals.[1][7][6] During their conversation, Orthon is said to have warned of the dangers of nuclear war and to have arranged for Adamski to be taken on a trip to see the solar system including the planet Venus, the location where Mrs. Adamski had been reincarnated.[3][6] Adamski said that Orthon had refused to allow himself to be photographed, and instead asked Adamski to provide him with a blank photographic plate, which Adamski says that he gave him.[3] When Orthon left, Adamski said that he and George Hunt Williamson were able to take plaster casts of Orthons footprints, and that the prints contained mysterious symbols.[8]

Orthon is said to have returned the plate to Adamski on December 13, 1952, at which point it was found to contain new strange symbols.[3][9] It was during this meeting that Adamski is said to have taken a, now famous, UFO photograph using his 6-inch telescope.[9]

In 1954, Desmond Leslie is said to have witnessed several UFOs with Adamski while visiting him in California. He described one of them in a letter he sent to his wife while he was in San Diego:[10] a beautiful golden ship in the sunset, but brighter than the sunset . . . It slowly faded out, the way they do. —Desmond Leslie, [10]

In 1957 Adamski was the victim of a hoax letter sent by James W. Moseley. The letter was signed by the fictional "R.E. Straith", a representative of the non-existent "Cultural Exchange Committee" of the U.S. State Department. Straith wrote that the U.S. Government knew that Adamski had actually spoken to extraterrestrials in a California desert in 1952, and that a group of highly-placed government officials planned on public corroboration of Adamski's story. Adamski was proud of this endorsement and showed it around to bolster his claims (Moseley & Pflock 2002:124-27, 180).

In May 1959, Adamski received a letter from the head of the Dutch Unidentified Flying Objects Society informing him that she had been contacted by officials at the palace of Queen Juliana of the Netherlands, and "that the Queen would like to receive you."[2] Adamski informed a London newspaper about the invitation, which prompted the court and cabinet to request that the queen cancel her meeting with Adamski, but the queen went ahead with the meeting saying that, "A hostess cannot slam the door in the face of her guests."[2] After the meeting, Dutch Aeronautical Association president Cornelis Kolff said, "The Queen showed an extraordinary interest in the whole subject."[2] On May 21, 1959, the Rockford Register published an article on Adamski's visit with Queen Juliana and what was rumored to be an upcoming visit with Queen Elizabeth II of England.

Adamski said that the photographs of the far side of the Moon that were taken by the Soviet lunar probe Luna 3 in 1959 were fake and that there were cities, trees, and snow-capped mountains there instead.[11]

In 1962, Adamski's reputation began to decline after he announced that he would be going to a conference on the planet Saturn.[3] In 1963, Adamski claimed that he had a secret meeting with Pope John XXIII and that he had received a "Golden Medal of Honor" from the Pope.[11][12] Adamski, at the request of the extraterrestrials he was in contact with, met with the Pope in order to request a "final agreement" from him because of his decision not to communicate directly with any extraterrestrials, and also to offer him a liquid substance in order to save the him from gastric enteritis that he suffered from, which would later become acute peritonitis.[13]

On April 23, 1965 at the age of 74, Adamski died of a heart attack in Maryland.[3]

Photograph of group leaders (North Island)

Hank Hinfelaar was co-ordinator of the North Island group leaders. He was to later start Spaceview (New Zealand Scientific Space Research), April, 1966 to the last edition (62) in 1970. This magazine is listed in the AFU [Archives for UFO Research], Inventory of Magazines and Other Serials – Published from New Zealand. AFU spans 44 countries an owns more than 23,000 magazine issues and 5,000 complete volumes.

In 1953 California based George Adamski produced a sensational book Flying Saucers Have Landed. Adamski's account told of meetings with Venusians and other "space people" with names like Orthon. In 1954 Fred Dickeson formed the Adamski Correspondence Group in Timaru. Audio tapes made by Adamski were played at meetings.Later Henk Hinfelaar formed an additional Adamski Correspondence Group in Auckland. Many smaller ACG's were formed in towns around New Zealand. Hinfelaar co-ordinated those in the North Island, and Dickeson those in the South Island.

Fulton initially tolerated the Adamski approach. In 1959 Adamski had a popular tour of New Zealand and Fulton openly challenged his claims. Co-operation between Fulton and the Adamski groups ceased. CSI went into recess for two years in December 1959, prior to Fulton's posting overseas to Singapore. No one else at CSI was prepared to run the organisation.

After the Adamski tour the ACG's changed their name to New Zealand Scientific Space Research Group (NZSSR). By this time both the North Island group and South Island group published their own independent newsletters.

In 1961 the South Island Group (under Dickeson) suggested Adamski's story was a hoax and his photos were faked. They changed their name to Scientific Approach to Cosmic Understanding (SATCU) and changed their magazine's name to "SATCU" - later "Xenolog". (It ceased publication in 1980.) Hinfelaar's North Island group continued their own publication "Spaceview" until the early 1970's.

Three Questions

My questions to George Adamski: [Prior to becoming a Christian.]

Jesus Christ is the Son of God. We are all sons of God.

Jesus is coming back to Earth again.What will we do with him? Tie Him up to a telephone pole or put him in a padded cell.

Do the space brothers know Jesus Christ? What do they think of Him? Yes, they know Him. They know all the great religious leaders.


Photograph of group leaders in Pataruru.

This was the one thing preventing my conversion to Christianity.

Opera House: spoke and screened his movies of flying saucers.

I asked an airline pilot if he wanted to attend the public lecture and see the movies of flying saucers: He said he saw so many of them he didn’t need to see any movies.

Car Crash

I should have been dead. The car entered a 30 mph bend at 70 mph. The driver had turned wide and the weight of the car was sliding across the loose gravel on the side of the road. He pulled hard on the steering wheel to the right. The back of the car spun outwards. He swung the wheel to the left with all his might. We speared headlong across the road directly toward a concrete fence that had “KILMORE” written on it in nine inch embossed letters. In order to avoid this the wheel was yanked hard left once more. The collision between the momentum of the vehicle and the intended change of direction caused the out-of-control vehicle to flip over. The first overturn was more in a longitudinal direction, end for end, front to back. This first impact is what crushed the roof over the passenger’s seat down to the dashboard. Subsequently, the 1936 Ford V8 overturned five and a half times. The grinding crunch of metal was deafening, as was the sudden silence as it came to a halt in an overturned position.

I remember climbing out the driver’s window (the passenger’s side of the roof where I was sitting was compressed down to the dashboard), walking around the upturned wreckage, spreading my hands over the chassis and looking up to the heavens saying. “I should be dead. There is no way I could have survived this. There is obviously a God in heaven. He has some purpose for my life. I intend to discover that purpose, and execute it with all my heart.”

I was smoking a cigarette and could hear both petrol and water cascading onto the road.

The stars never shone brighter nor clearer than they did on that night. It was just some short time after this calamity I saw a luminous green flying saucer at close range. “This is it!”, I thought. “I’ll purse the flying saucer phenomenon with all my might.” And I did.

I have only spoken publicly once about flying saucers since becoming a Christian at the request of a pastor in Auckland. My interest lies primarily neither in the existence of nor physical characteristics of flying saucers, but rather the philosophy of their occupants.


The three questions posed to George Adamski are answered:

1. Jesus Christ is the Son of God

2. The Second Coming of the Lord Jesus Christ

3. Do the space brothers know Jesus Christ.

Yes He is!

George’s response, “We are all sons of God.”

There are several ways the phrase can be applied:

Jesus, the sons of God referred to above, all Christians. It can not be projected to embrace every human being. It does not have a universal application.

Man in his current state, is not a son of God. The term must be predicated by the adjective, fallen. He is a fallen son of God. He is of his father, the devil. Hence the need to be born of another Father, God; to be born again; to be translated from the kingdom of darkness into the kingdom of the son of His dear love.

When a person becomes a Christian; receives the Lord Jesus Christ as His personal Saviour and Lord, God extends to him the power [right, authority] to become a son of God.Then, and only then does he become a son of God.

George Adamski’s response to the second question could apply to Jesus’ first coming, certainly not His second.

People considered Jesus to be mad, to be possessed of the devil. This could apply to the padded cell. Tying Him up to a telephone pole could be an allusion to the Cross of Calvary, where the Son of God was crucified.

Yes, there could be a possible reference to Jesus first coming. But certainly not His second.

In Jesus’ first appearance, He came as a child. His name was called Immanuel, God with us! He came as a suffering Messiah. This time His appearance will be as King of Kings and Lord of Lords! No baby here. No adolescent here. But the mighty fully-matured Son. He will be manifested in all His glory.

He has accepted and bore His Cross. Now He bears many crowns. He is not coming as a man, but as God! Jesus is the God man. He is the only being in the Universe who possesses this qualification.

It behoves every fallen human being to prepare for this magnificent occasion. The first step is to repent of sin and receive Jesus Christ as both Lord and Saviour. There is no other way. Do it today. Do it now.

The third and final question? Yes, every being in the Universe knows Jesus Christ. Every devil in hell, knows Him and Who He is! Angels know him. Heaven knows Him. However, there are many human beings who don’t know Him. Every human being who has ever lived will eventually bow the knee to Him. They will do it either willingly or unwillingly. But they will do it! Every human being. Do it willingly. Do it today. Do it now.

Pray this prayer:

Lord Jesus, I thank you that you are the Son of God; that you are God. I thank You that you came to Earth two thousand years ago as a man; the God man. I thank You that You are returning to Earth soon. I want to be ready when you come. Therefore, I repent of my sins. I thank You that I can know you. I receive You as my personal Saviour and Lord. I ask you to come into my life now. I thank You for the gift of eternal life. I pray that other people may see You living in my life. In the mighty name of the Lord Jesus Christ I pray. Amen.