Rudolf von Linauer was married in Stockholm 1939. His wife Ebba gave birth to a daughter, Kristina, in August 1940. Rudolf moved to California in 1947 and the marriage ended in divorce 1948. Kristina was only seven years when her father left and has not so many memories of him. Her mother Ebba died in 2007. She related to Kristina about Rudolf´s experiences in Tibet but she was skeptical of his tales. An article and interview with the Linauer family was published in the Swedish magazine Idun 1941 with photos of their home in Stockholm.
Part of the Idun article
Rudolf and Ebba Linauer in their home in Stockholm
The Linauer home in Stockholm
Drawing by Rudolf von Linauer
Another fascinating co-incidence is that Monika had a close encounter with a UFO in 1959 or 1960. "The UFO experience I had was when I was in College 1960 or thereabout. I was driving from my mother's house in Connecticut back to my college in Massachusetts on a stretch of road/highway that had two lanes and was deserted of other cars at 1:00 in the morning as it was. All of a sudden on my right and out of the passenger side window, I could see on the open field an enormous amount of light. So enormous... it was blinding. A lot of light and flashes of light were coming from below as well from all around whatever it was. I immediately pulled the car over and stopped on the side of the road, right by it. I opened my door and stood there in amazement. I walked around the car to the side of the road so as to be standing right in front of it.
Monika´s drawing of the landed object
I was looking at an oval - flat but not completely flat - big object. The light was all around the right side and around the left side. Also light radiating from it toward the back and light underneath. It was now sitting on legs - not tall legs, more medium to short leg length - so the light, bright before, was not as bright as it was when it was coming down onto the field by the highway. I stood there and IT stood there. We stood together for sometime...I have no idea how long....but I just starred. Now when I think back I remember shadows inside....but no one or anything ever came out. IT stood there and I stood there and I was absolutely fascinated and fearless. After a time it lifted off right in front of me and away it went. It left me standing there and did not leave in a hurry or with a thrust into the sky - it gently took off on a bit of an angle. As it left the angle became more of an angle and up.
I returned to the car and all I can say is that it was one of those experiences that I instinctively knew I could not tell anyone, no one would believe me. I was amazed and deep in a thoughtful cloud of closeness to whatever this was, for years. I never once doubted what I saw, how long we stood there together, where it was and how it all looked."
The distance to the object was not more than 30-40 feet, according to Monika. "As for dreams or a psychic experience I do not think so. I am a pretty realistic type person."
Speaking of Jung and synchronicity, the Evans library is now getting more and more in order. Last week every book in our classification system P (paranormal phenomena, parapsychology, occultism, Theosophy, Spiritualism) had been cartalogued by the AFU team Katarina, Ingrid and Anders. As for Jung and Freud we have all their collected writings. My part of the project has been decorating the Evans library with various illustrations and photos. Tobias Lindgren, head of UFO-Sweden´s reporting central, is living right above the library and he often drops in for a chat.
Entrance hall to the Evans library
Tobias Lindgren in the Evans library