by Michael Salla
December 2017

from Exopolitics Website







Part 1

December 12, 2017

Spanish version







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 Venusian extraterrestrial.

Six witnesses saw two UFO craft on the day of Adamski's encounter.


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.

In his book, Zirger includes digitally enhanced copies of the original photos taken at Adamski's encounter which show both the scout craft hovering before landing, and its occupant who emerged after the landing.


The photos were enhanced by Danish artist Rene Erik Olsen who has made the Desert Landing photos available on his website.


(C) Rene Erik Olsen 2017

The following photo is an enhancement of a person (Orthon) walking from the direction of the landed scout craft towards Adamski.


Discussion and close-ups are available in We Are Here.



The six witnesses to the landing and Adamski's encounter with its occupant signed an affidavit supporting Adamski's version of events that was subsequently published in his 1953 co-written book, The Flying Saucers Have Landed.


Zirger cites one of the witnesses, George Hunt Williamson, who was recorded to say during a lecture:

I would like to reaffirm here that the experience, as George Adamski has related in The Flying Saucers Have Landed, where my wife and I, along with friends of ours, were witnesses to the occurrence, happened exactly as Mr. Adamski mentions there in Flying Saucers Have Landed:

the large craft was witnessed, and then through binoculars we did witness the other happenings about a mile away on the desert…


We did see Mr. Adamski talking to someone… at a distance. We saw the large craft. We saw flashes of light from it, from which we later learned the smaller craft had come out of the larger one.


We did see a great opening in the bigger craft through which the smaller scout-ship must have originally left the larger ship…


We did see the small ship as it hovered in the saddle [see abovephoto of the base of the small hills where Adamski was standing].

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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.

Adamski believed that the being who emerged from the landed scout craft in 1952 was from Venus.


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).

Zirger discusses a number of possibilities for how extraterrestrials may inhabit Venus. He suggests that NASA may be lying about the horrific conditions on the surface of Venus.


Another possibility is that extraterrestrials merely have a base there and came from elsewhere in the galaxy.

Yet, another possibility is that extraterrestrials live in the subterranean regions of Venus as made feasible by recent scientific research.


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:

The surfaces of rocky planets and moons that we know of are nothing like Earth.


They're typically cold and barren with no atmosphere or a very thin or even corrosive atmosphere. Going below the surface protects you from a whole host of unpleasant conditions on the surface.


So the subsurface habitable zone may turn out to be very important.


Earth might even be unusual in having life on the 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.

Zirger cites a range of esoteric texts and sources supporting the idea that an advanced civilization exists on Venus, but is hidden from modern telescopes and planetary probes sent by different national space agencies.


For example, he refers to the 1899 book, A Dweller of Two planets:

"No telescope will ever reveal life on Venus: not that it is not there, but its forms are of the One Substance effected by a range of force rendering them imperceptible to earthly eyes."

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.





More recently, Goode, claims he was taken to Venus where he saw some of the ancient structures he calls "builder race technologies" on the planet's surface.

[W]e headed towards Venus at a super high rate of speed, punching through the thick clouds.


I barely could perceive yellowish color, we went through them so fast. And then we stopped about 1,000 feet [305 meters] above the ground, and I was looking around, and I saw this terrain that looked like it had been eroded by lots of wind and rain, sort of like you would see in Earth.


They looked like they used to be mountains going up that had eroded away, and they looked almost like people. It looked almost carved by an intelligent hand.


So I was noticing that, when all of a sudden the ceiling and the floor went transparent…


 And I looked down, and I could see the big, giant, H-shaped building sitting inside this crater.


Giant H Shaped stone structure

in a crater on Venus surface

 according 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 shield.

Fernando and other accounts of visits to Venus does support an ancient civilization once inhabited its surface, and that subterranean areas exist that support current life there.

Zirger's discussion of the explanations for Orthon's claim to be from Venus despite its inhospitable surface conditions is wide ranging and informative.

Yet it is in another possibility that Zirger raises that may offer a more accurate way of viewing Adamski's 1952 encounter.


Zirger questions whether Adamski was fed disinformation by Orthon about Venus being his true origin:

Was Adamski manipulated by a "pseudo-Venusian"?


Was this Venusian origin part of a smokescreen or of some sort of extraterrestrial "communication plan" to awaken our consciousness to the idea of extraterrestrial life?…


The underlying motto of this "communicating strategy" would then be something like:

"Let's tell lies, let's tell lies, there will still be something left over,"

...Adamski being considered not much more than an interface to a disinformation or deception game.

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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:

"Why such a masquerade when they could have simply said they were from the planet T of the solar system Y?

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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:

I would like to quote briefly a last case, that of Reinhold O. Schmidt, 60 at the time, a Bakersfield (Calif.) grain buyer.


On November 5, 1957, he claimed to have spoken for about 30 minutes to the crew of a large silver cigar-shaped UFO that had allegedly landed near Kearney on the Nebraska prairie to make repairs.


In an available one-hour-and-a-half tape-recorded interview Schmidt stated the crew was composed of "four men and two ladies."


They all spoke to him "in American language with a German accent," but at times he seemed to him that he could hear them talking among themselves in "high German language, very good high German."

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The Schmidt case raises the question,

was Orthon part of a German Secret Space Program and was only pretending to be a Venusian?









Part 2
Did German Astronaut Pretend to be from Venus

during Adamski 1952 Encounter?
December 14, 2017

Spanish version




Above Part One in this series, raised the possibility that George Adamski was fooled into believing that Venus was the origin of Orthon, the flying saucer occupant he met in December 1952.


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 flying saucers that Adamski had photographed very closely resembled the Haunebu antigravity craft that had allegedly been developed in Nazi Germany.


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.


Yet, if Orthon was from Venus, and part of an advanced interplanetary association as discussed by Zirger in his book, We Are Here - Visitors without a Passport (2017), then,

how could the first generation of Nazi flying saucers have been almost identical to craft used in a far more technologically evolved interplanetary society?

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,

"spoke mostly in a strange dialect wholly unintelligible to Adamski".

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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.










Part 3
Pentagon Hid German Secret Space Program Link to Alien Contact Cases
December 16, 2017

Spanish version





It was found in part 2 above of this series that
George Adamski was very likely ordered by the Pentagon to withhold important elements of his alleged 1952 extraterrestrial contact that suggested the existence of a
German Secret Space Program in Antarctica.


Understanding why Adamski would have been ordered to do this, requires understanding events that occurred over five years earlier in Antarctica.

In the Southern Hemisphere summer of 1946/1947 Admiral
Richard Byrd led a large Naval task force to Antarctica during Operation Highjump with secret orders to flush out any Nazis that had established secret bases in the frozen continent.


This was not the first time Byrd had been given secret orders to flush out Nazis hidden in Antarctica.

Seven years earlier, in mid-1939 Byrd had been commanded by President
Franklin Roosevelt to lead a Naval expedition to Antarctica to determine whether Nazi bases in Antarctica violated the Monroe Doctrine.

The New York Time reported on July 7, 1939:

President Roosevelt moved today to prevent possible extension of Germany's claims to Antarctic areas into the Western Hemisphere by directing Real Admiral Richard E. Byrd to leave in October to territory within the sphere of influence of the Monroe Doctrine…


It [is] apparent that this government was prepared to take the position, if necessary, that any attempts by foreign powers to establish bases west of the 180th meridian in the Antarctic would be considered an unfriendly act…

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,

"an invulnerable fortress, a paradise-like oasis in the middle of eternal ice."

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:

Admiral Richard E Byrd warned today of the necessity for the United States to adopt protective measures against the possibility of an invasion of the country by hostile aircraft proceeding from the polar regions.


The admiral said:

'I do not want to scare anybody but the bitter reality is that in the event of a new war, the United States will be attacked by aircraft flying in from over one or both poles.'

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.


William Tompkins, a former aerospace engineer, Clark McClelland, a former NASA spacecraft operator, and Corey Goode, a former participant in a "20 and Back" US Navy space program, all said the same.


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.


While Wannall's 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:

However, it may be stated without jeopardizing the safety of my family and friends, or violating any security restrictions, that we witnessed the landing near our home of a clearly defined unconventional flying object which remained under our surveillance all of forty-five minutes prior to its departure.


In addition to myself, there were six other responsible, and highly respected individuals present, who viewed the details of this sighting alternately with and without the aid of high-powered binoculars.

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:

This time the bell shaped, silver, domed, port holed craft landed in the densely wooded hills behind Honolulu.


When Sergeant Wannall approached, a hatch opened. He noted the swastika and Nazi Iron Cross on both the UFO and the uniform of the occupant. The saucer pilot spoke with a German accent, and had a Nazi uniform on him!…


Sgt Wannall told us that escaped Nazis, who had flying saucers, had fled to South America and secret underground bases, below the Ice in Antarctica shortly before the Nazi war surrender.

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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:

I thought that perhaps it might have come from Russia, and that it was manned by a crew of German scientists getting data on the first Russian Sputnik which had been launched about a week before.

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.