from Exopolitics Website
December 12, 2017
French researcher Michel Zirger has written a highly detailed book on extraterrestrial contact which highlights the encounters of George Adamski with alleged extraterrestrials from Venus.
In We Are Here - Visitors without a Passport (2017), Zirger provides a solid overview of a collection of photos and testimonies backing up Adamski's famed November 20, 1952 encounter near Desert Center, California.
Zirger points out that
Adamski's encounter was the first documented contact case with an
occupant from a flying saucer craft, widely believed to be a
The first was a large
cigar shaped craft that flew overhead, and the second was a smaller
saucer shaped scout craft that landed. From the scout craft an
occupant emerged to meet with Adamski, who claimed to be from the
planet Venus and went by the name, Orthon.
The photos were enhanced
by Danish artist Rene Erik Olsen who has made the Desert
Landing photos available
on his website.
Discussion and close-ups
are available in We Are Here.
Zirger cites one of the witnesses, George Hunt Williamson, who was recorded to say during a lecture:
Despite the compelling evidence, Adamski's 1952 encounter was widely debunked.
Zirger discusses the shocking extent to which evidence and testimonies supporting Adamski's famous Desert Center landing was dismissed, ridiculed or distorted by leading scientists of the era such as,
Most UFO researchers have ever since dismissed Adamski as a hoaxer,
despite the compelling evidence suggesting otherwise. Indeed,
Adamski's photos of flying saucers and cigar shaped ships dating
from 1950 have never been shown to be forgeries.
Zirger discusses the
feasibility of Adamski's belief given scientific data that
subsequently emerged showing the surface of Venus as uninhabitable
due to the high temperatures (462°C - 863° F) and crushing
atmospheric pressure (92 times that of Earth).
Another possibility is
that extraterrestrials merely have a base there and came from
elsewhere in the galaxy.
He cites Sean McMahon, who led a scientific team from the University of Aberdeen, that claimed life could evolve inside a planet's interior, well away from an inhospitable surface:
Zirger appears to favor the "New Age" explanation that a highly evolved civilization, which "ascended" to another dimensional plane, exists today under the surface of Venus.
He suggests that on the
surface of Venus, today, there may be only rare vestiges of the
ancient civilization that once thrived on the surface.
For example, he refers to the 1899 book, A Dweller of Two planets:
There have been a number of contactees who claim to have met Venusians from the interior of the planet, well away from telescopes and space probes.
These include Frank
Stranges, author of the book, Stranger at the Pentagon.
Giant H Shaped stone structure
in a crater on Venus surface
to Corey Goode.
This account has
parallels to the alleged visit to Venus by Bolivian contactee
Luis Mostajo Fernando who says
the entered into a fertile area of Venus protected by an energy
Zirger questions whether Adamski was fed disinformation by Orthon about Venus being his true origin:
Zirger believes that the possible disinformation was designed to protect the true origins of Orthon and his spacecraft being learned.
Zirger expressed puzzlement over why extraterrestrials from another solar system would want to pretend to be from an uninhabitable world from our own solar system:
Zirger overlooks an 'earth-centric' explanation for the disinformation that may have been fed to Adamski.
This is raised by one of the contact cases mentioned by Zirger in We Are Here.
He cites the 1957 case of Reinhold Schmidt:
The Schmidt case raises the question,
during Adamski 1952 Encounter?
There are a number of
aspects about Adamski's 1952 contactee case that leads to the
conclusion that Orthon was part of a German secret space program,
and/or linked to an extraterrestrial alliance that had actively
helped Nazi Germany leading up to and during World War.
The exact specifications of the Haunebu craft contained in Nazi SS files were first released by Vladimir Terziski, an engineer and former member of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences.
The Nazi files were released after the collapse of the Warsaw Pact on February 25, 1991, and came into Terziski's possession after he had immigrated to the US in 1984.
Below is a comparison of a 1943 design of a Haunebu II flying saucer craft being developed by the Nazi SS for the war effort, and a scout craft photographed by Adamski in December 1952.
Note the major point of difference is that the Nazi craft had some kind of artillery device signifying an attempt at weaponizing flying saucer craft for the war effort.
Indeed, in 1950, articles appeared in major newspapers around the world citing interviews with prominent Italian and German scientists who confirmed that the Axis powers had been cooperating in a secret effort to weaponize flying saucers.
The configuration of the 1943 Haunebu craft is so similar to those Adamski photographed in 1952 as to suggest that if not the same type of vehicle, then whoever developed the latter was at a similar technological level of development as the Germans in the mid-1940's.
One explanation is that extraterrestrials had provided craft to Nazi Germany so that they could be reverse engineered.
This is supported by information provided by former aerospace engineer, William Tompkins, who says that US Navy spies had reported during their debriefings at Naval Air Station, San Diego, from 1942 to 1946, that the Germans had been given over a dozen models of operational antigravity spacecraft.
The Nazis were
furiously attempting to reverse engineer these for the war effort,
but were ultimately unsuccessful as far as their European based
programs were concerned.
Tompkins' information helps us understand that the 1943 Haunebu II diagram was an attempt by the Nazis to weaponize an antigravity flying saucer, which had been given to Hitler's Third Reich by extraterrestrial allies as a result of a secret agreement.
Therefore, Orthon may have only pretended to be from Venus, in order to hide the existence of a German space program that had survived World War II.
Orthon only communicated with Adamski non-verbally using sign language during the 1952 Desert Center encounter.
Adamski explained in a lecture that Orthon,
Was the "strange dialect" High German which, as mentioned in Part 1 far above, of this series, Reinhold Schmidt identified as being used by the spacecraft occupants during his 1957 contact experience.
Schmidt had a German background and was also taught High German at school, but Adamski may have not been able to identify German dialects since his background was Polish-American.
Alternatively, Adamski may have known that Orthon spoke German, but was not allowed to publicly reveal this for national security reasons.
It has long been rumored that after each of his extraterrestrial contact experiences, Adamski was secretly flown from California to the Pentagon by the U.S. Air Force where he was debriefed about his contacts.
In May 2009, a rare video was released containing interviews with various witnesses who knew about Adamski and his secret debriefings at the Pentagon.
The witnesses confirmed that Adamski possessed a military ordnance ID card which allowed him access into the Pentagon. The military ID was witnessed by several people, who had worked in various Department of Defense positions.
Among the witnesses was William Sherwood who had previously worked for the U.S. Army Ordnance Department and possessed his own Ordnance pass.
Sherwood saw Adamski's Ordnance pass and confirmed its authenticity.
Sherwood's and other supporting testimony gives credence to rumors that Adamski was indeed secretly briefing the Pentagon about his extraterrestrial contacts.
In 1952, the Pentagon was well aware that a German Space Program had survived World War II and had begun operating over U.S. territory.
Senior Pentagon officials wanted this to be kept secret. Consequently, it is very possible that Adamski was told not to say anything about Orthon speaking German to prevent the public from learning the truth.
The possibility that Orthon was part of a German Secret Space Program, based in Antarctica, which was operating over U.S. territory, is strengthened by events leading up to the 1952 Washington Flyover.
This occurred only months before Adamski's encounter with Orthon.
Understanding why Adamski
would have been ordered to do this, requires understanding events
that occurred over five years earlier in Antarctica.
This was not the first
time Byrd had been given secret orders to flush out Nazis hidden in
The New York Time reported on July 7, 1939:
Byrd's 1939/1940 expedition did not succeed in finding the German Antarctic bases, which were well hidden under the ice sheets.
Years later, during the Nuremburg War Crimes Trials, Admiral Donitz repeated his earlier wartime claims of having have used Germany's submarine fleet to build,
After the premature ending of Operation Highjump in February 1947, Byrd gave an interview in Chile on March 5 while traveling back to the U.S. where he spoke of an enemy that could fly from the South Pole region to attack the US:
The overall context of Byrd's interview suggested that the Germans had successfully weaponized their flying saucer craft and other advanced aerial vehicles to the extent that nothing possessed by the US Navy could match these in performance, weapons and range.
Indeed, only a few months after Byrd's interview, the Kenneth Arnold UFO incident occurred in June 1947, where he witnessed fleets of flying wing shaped craft over the Cascade mountains of Oregon and Washington State.
The flying wing craft were very similar to what the Horton Brothers had been developing for Nazi Germany, one of which had been relocated to the U.S. after World War II.
It's feasible that successful prototypes had been developed and moved to Antarctica, and were by 1947 able to overfly U.S. territory.
Therefore, Admiral Byrd's warning had proved prescient insofar as the Germans based in Antarctica had the capacity to overfly US territory with impunity. Therefore, with the subsequent rise of the UFO sightings after the Arnold incident, it can be concluded some, if not many of these, could be connected to the German Space Program out of Antarctica.
In two successive weekends in July 1952, waves of UFOs flew over Washington DC.
Tens of thousands witnessed the flyovers which were photographed, caught on radar, and sighted by military pilots. The sightings were so dramatic that the US Air Force gave a Press Conference to dismiss it all as a "temperature inversion" weather anomaly.
For decades, the truth about the crafts origins was kept secret, but eventually it was revealed that the UFOs were in fact German flying saucers. Three insiders/whistleblowers were all made familiar with the German origins of the craft.
They had been either briefed or had learned that it was German antigravity spacecraft which had overflown Washington DC., in 1952.
This raises a strong possibility that there is a direct connection between Adamski's 1952 encounter and the German space program that had initiated flyovers over US territory as suggested in the June 1947 Arnold incident and Byrd's March 1947 warning.
Furthermore, as discussed in part 2 above, the similarities between the "scoutcraft" witnessed by Adamski and the "Haunebu II" craft being developed by the Nazis for the War effort, does suggest that Germans had succeeded in moving some of their more advanced operational models to Antarctica.
The idea that some of the UFOs sighted over US territory were part of a German secret space program is strengthened by two additional UFO landing incidents during the 1950's, the same period that Adamski said he was having contact experiences with Venusians.
On January 7, 1956, Willard Wannall, a Master Sergeant with the US Army at the time, says that he saw a flying saucer land in a secluded area of Kaimuki, near Honolulu, Hawaii.
He was debriefed by US Army and US Air Force Intelligence officers at Fort Shafter where he was stationed, and wrote a 32 page report of the incident to his commanding officer.
brief description of the incident was mentioned in
UFO sightings reports at the time, his detailed report about it
has never been publicly released.
After retiring from the Army, he wrote a book about the incident in 1967, where he described how he was still under national security orders not to divulge key details about the incident:
Decades later, a reporter with the Maui UFO Report was able to interview Wannall before his 2000 passing, and the public was able to learn for the first time some of the key details of the UFO landing incident:
Wannall's description of the craft matches closely what Adamski had photographed and witnessed in 1952, and the Haunbu II craft that had been secretly developed by Nazi Germany.
It is now understandable why Wannall's 32 page report about the 1956 incident was never publicly released under Project Blue Book, as it showed that a German Secret Space Program was actively overflying and landing all over US territories, including the Hawaiian Islands.
The fact that the pilot spoke with a German accent, wore a Nazi uniform, and was able to land near a US military base (Fort Shafter) shows that the occupants had no fear of being shot at.
This suggested that there had been some kind of agreement reached with US military authorities about German spacecraft flying over and landing on U.S. territory.
This finally brings us to the Reinhold Schmidt incident briefly mentioned in Part one.
Schmidt described meeting with the occupants of a flying saucer that landed on November 5, 1957 near Kearney, Nebraska. They spoke in German-accented English to him, and used High German when communicating among themselves.
In his book, Edge of Tomorrow, Schmidt wrote that he initially believed the six occupants were German scientists:
After later being contacted by one of the occupants, Schmidt had further encounters and changed his mind about the craft's origins. He now referred to the craft's occupants as extraterrestrials from Saturn.
Like Adamski, Schmidt may have been misled by the craft's occupants to believe they were extraterrestrials despite the obvious signs that they were part of a German Secret Space Program operating long after the end of World War II.
Alternatively, again like Adamski, Schmidt may have been pressured by national security authorities to drop any public references to the spacecraft occupants being German astronauts.
This latter explanation is supported by the puzzling treatment Schmidt received by local authorities after reporting his initial 1957 contact.
The initial interest and friendly support which led to overnight national media exposure, shifted dramatically into outright hostility by local authorities after the arrival of two Air Force officials.
After extensive interviews and debriefings with multiple officials, the local and national media, and the Air Force officials Schmidt was pressured to recant his public testimony by the Chief of Police.
Schmidt was mysteriously jailed without charges for two days, and then committed to a mental institution in Hastings, Nebraska. All this was done without him being allowed legal representation.
He was eventually released after intervention by his family and employer.
The heavy pressure placed on Schmidt to change his story after the intervention of two USAF officials, clearly suggests that key elements of it threatened national security.
In fact his release from custody was likely a result of him agreeing to change key elements of his story.
Schmidt's testimony suggested, as in the cases of Adamski and Wannall, that craft belonging to a German Secret Space Program were actively overflying and landing on US territories.
Any reference to the German origin of the craft were downplayed, and instead references to extraterrestrials from Venus, Saturn or elsewhere were emphasized.
In conclusion, the material examined in this three part series of articles suggests that the George Adamski contactee case, as well as the Wannall and Schmidt cases, were very likely cases of US citizens interacting with members of a German Space Program operating out of Antarctica.
Both the occupants of the flying saucer craft, as well as the US military hid the German connection and encouraged the extraterrestrial hypothesis to explain their origin.
This is not to say that all alleged extraterrestrial contact cases really involve public interaction with members of a German secret space program operating out of Antarctica.
After all, the Germans had been helped by extraterrestrials who had supplied them with operational spacecraft for reverse engineering during World War II, and had helped the Germans establish their Antarctica bases.
Despite the extraterrestrial involvement in the German Space Program, there is a need to review the 1950's and 1960's contactee cases to determine the true origins of the alleged "Space Brothers", and Pentagon efforts to suppress the truth.
The US national security establishment encouraged the debunking of contactees such as Adamski, Schmidt and many others, not because they feared the public learning about extraterrestrial visitation, but because they feared the public learning the truth about the German breakaway colony in Antarctica.
The most powerful nation states of the era, the US, Britain, France and the Soviet Union did not want their citizens to learn that not only had a remnant of Nazi Germany survived World War II, but that its technological achievements in advanced aerospace technologies had become so dominant that the former Allied powers had nothing to match these with.
It was hoped that secret agreements, infiltration of German Antarctic facilities and deception would be the tools to bridge the technological gap.
In the meantime, the truth would be suppressed about the German connection to the "Space Brothers" encounters that Adamski, Schmidt, Wannall and other contactees began having in the 1950's.