Friday, May 22, 2020

The Alien Visitors - volume II

How would you, as a serious and critical investigator of UFO phenomena, react if you suddenly found yourself in the position of the contactee? What to do, if you were presented with physical evidence indicating that the people you have encountered are real alien visitors? This was the dilemma facing Danish painter, photographer and UFO researcher Rene Erik Olsen in the 1990s. In The Alien Visitors, published in 2019 he gave the outline of some remarkable information he had received from two mysterious visitors. Now after 28 years Rene has finally decided to reveal the background story of what really happened in The Alien Visitors - volume II.

I have followed the writings and corresponded with Rene since 2017, resulting in several blog articles. His investigations of the photos and films of George Adamski are in my view groundbreaking, opening up new research avenues. After a few years of UFO research 1986-1988 he decided to concentrate his investigations on the Eduard Meier case in Switzerland. The first part of the new book is a summary of two research trips to Switzerland 1988-1989 where Rene interviewed Meier himself and most of the people in his group.

Rene Erik Olsen

As a professional photographer Rene concentrated much of his research efforts on the Meier photographs which were soon found to be rather crude fakes. In secret Rene visited the sites where Meier had taken his photos. By using two small 4 inches balsa-wood models suspended on nylon wires he discovered how easy it was to create fake pictures with these models. The original Meier photos compared with Rene´s pictures are reproduced in the book.

One of the balsa-wood models used by Rene Erik Olsen to fake UFO photos

Rene Erik Olsen with fake model in the air

Although Rene concludes that the Meier photos and films are fraudulent he is open to the possibility that there could be something more to this case. I am now in the rather unique position of being able to follow the inside story of Wendelle Stevens involvement in the Meier case as I am presently organising and reviewing the very extensive (13,000+ letters) in the Wendelle Stevens archive. Here I also find my own letters to both Wendelle and Lucius Farish in the 1980s.

”I am very sceptical regarding the Meier case. Personally I believe it to be a hoax. My friend Jan-Ove Sundberg visited Meier some months ago. Although he had made an appointment before leaving Sweden, he was not allowed an interview with Meier. He bought several photos from the Semjase Silver Star Center though, but to me they look like fakes.”
(Letter from Håkan Blomqvist to Lucius Farish, September 11, 1984).

Today I find it unfortunate that Wendelle Stevens invested so much time and money in promoting the Meier case as genuine. He should have concentrated on investigating the classic contactees of the 1950s while there still were first hand sources aviable. Much of the information coming from contactees after 1960 was obviously ”contaminated”, a fact that Wendelle was very much aware of.
”I am convinced that some of the earlier cases were actually the best sources of real information, because they are less contaminated by a history of such phenomena. I knew Kelvin Rowe, Truman Bethurum, George Adamski, George Hunt Williamson.. and many others personally, and I was often out of step of the crowd because I knew what the experiencers knew, while many others were being swayed by the UFO club positions abetted by the disinformation services of the U.S. Government.”
(Letter from Wendelle Stevens to Anders Liljegren, March 27, 2009).

Wendelle Stevens (left) with unknown friend at a UFO convention

From two independent ”inside sources” I have been informed that the Meier case was a covert intelligence agency operation. A view not shared by Rene Erik Olsen. But I find this quite possible especially since now the Frank Fontaine case in France, the British Rendlesham Forest incident and several others are by some investigators regarded as secret military operations, implemented by the Messengers of Deception.

”It was in late November 1990 that I was contacted by phone by a woman, who said she knew a lot about my research (into Meier and other stuff) and also of my upcoming trip to the U.S… How she knew about my U.S. trip, I had no idea. I was quite certain, only my family was aware that I was travelling in September 1991… She seemed to have extensive knowledge of alien propulsion and technology and said that ”she wanted to part information on this subject, if I was interested”.”

This phone call was the beginning of four most extraordinary encounters in Copenhagen 1990-1992 with a man and woman, presenting Rene with photos, films and a story indicating they were real interplanetary visitors. About one week after the first phone call a man called with the same message. Rene got the phone number to both of these individuals and called the woman first, which resulted in a visit to his home. She presented herself as Eva and looked like any ordinary Danish woman around 30 years old. Eva was employed at a Danish research laboratory.

After some small talk she began to tell an intricate story of how she had ben able to acquire information from acquaintances about UFO phenomena: ”The story (in summary) went like this – The aliens visiting Earth are human in appearance – looking like ordinary Earth people. Some of them work here for shorter or longer periods of time and ”interact” mainly with terrestrial science. While visiting they can also hold other jobs.”

While they were eating a light meal Eva went for her bag and pulled out 15 metallic plates with photos embedded in the metal. The photos showed some of the aliens´visits to other planets and their craft in flight and landing.”They were some of the most clear photos, I had ever seen. The photographs were definitely taken by someone who knows about photogaphy.”. Rene is presented with information on how the aliens use a combination of electromagnetism, gravitational propulsion and repulsive gravity. After the woman has left Rene make sketches of the photos and some notes of what he had been told.

About two months later Rene call the other man and they meet at a Copenhagen restaurant in February 1991. The man, called Peter, claimed to have an engineering background and was 28 years old. He looked like an ordinary Scandinavian man. During the conversation Rene is again shown photos on metallic plates and given further data on the aliens and their technology.

In August 1991 Eva once again makes a call to Rene and they decide to meet at his home. To Rene´s great surprise Eva and Peter now come together. A meal has only been prepared for two but Peter is satisfied with some fruit instead. During this meeting the woman pull out a small, flat television screen, much like an Ipad. Rene is now presented with films showing various types of space craft, including the Adamski type saucer, and sequences obviously from other planets. At this stage of the proceedings Rene was rather frustrated with the whole situation: ”I asked them both what was going on? The man said, ”What do you mean?” I said, ”Is this a joke?” He said, ”No, this is the real deal.” I said, ”Where does this come from?” – ”From us”, she said. I looked at them both. They looked very serious, then smiled and looked at me with the intent to get me to continue watching the film.” After some more viewing Rene thought he had to ask: ”Who are you really and how come you are in possession of this material? The woman said, ”My acquaintances – remember I told you.” I said, ”Come on.” They both looke at each other and then looked at me and smiled. Nothing was said.”

Paintings by Rene Erik Olsen based on films by the visitors

The forth and final meeting occurred in February 1992 when the woman, Eva, once again come to Rene´s apartment. He is confronted with more films and data of their advanced technology making it possible for the aliens to travel many times faster than light. ”She told me that two large crafts had travelled to another star system many lights years away in the time it had taken me to watch that movie (I calculated 5-7 minuter). The information was beyond belief.” During this last meeting Rene once again ask how she knew all these things. ”She looked directly at me and said two words: ”Direct knowledge”. I now had the answer which I had assumed all along, from the very first utterance of the cover story of ”her acquaintances”.”

Rene didn´t know what to do with all this information and waited 28 years before he decided to publish his experiences. Although the information given by the visitors mostly dealt with technology and space travel they did give a few details of their worldview. Rene asked where they came from and the only answer was ”not from the Solar System”. They did not share a belief in some form of God. ”They said that – God does not exist. There is no God. Personification of a God or belief in a God is a terrestrial religious phenomenon created to have a common moral effect on a population.” Whether they had knowledge of the existence of a multiverse, life after death or evolution of consciousness is not mentioned.

The philosophy of these individuals appear strangely technological and materialistic, a rather soulless Aniara version of existence, where only more advanced technology is the hope for mankind. This is very far from the Ancient Wisdom, the essentials of the Esoteric Tradition given to contactees like George Adamski, Daniel Fry, Orfeo Angelucci, Daniel Fry a.o. This makes me wonder where Eva and Peter really came from and their true mission. They claimed to secretly help us in technological advancement which is very good of course but did the actually come from another planet?

With these thoughts in mind I felt it necessary to ask Rene a final question:
”Have you ever considered the possibility that the visitors could have been covert special operations agents with publicly not so far revealed technical knowledge?"

I received Rene´s answer in an email May 21, 2020:
”I considered EVERYTHING when I was contacted by them both initially. If things sounds, looks or feels "too god to  true" I have always been suspicious. Had I not met with the woman and the man - and only received the information through letters or otherwise, I would have been very skeptical. But they presented photos (of a kind I had never and had never seen since) and film-material shown on a device I had never seen. The quality of the films and photos - in addition to their very technical explanations - made it all seem to me to be something they had a VERY close relationship to. Also their demeanor - when explaining things. They were VERY patient when they could see that I did not understand what they explained. They took their time to make sure that I at least got the full gist of what I was told. Even though I struggled at times, I must admit. They explained things in a different way, if I said that I could not understand. Their mood and seriousness is difficult to explain. They appeared very serious about the subject matter (being it technical stuff or many of my other questions). I do NOT believe they were somebody else but what I have concluded. Even though I know it IS a big conclusion.”

The Alien Visitors volume II is a unique contribution to UFO literature and research which I highly recommend. A UFO investigator revealing his own contact experiences. The book has 119 pages with 56 fascinating pages of photos and beautiful paintings, a real feast for the eye. I commend Rene for his courage to publish these encounters. But he is not alone in this situation. John Keel and MUFON consultant Rosemary Decker personally knew several researchers in the UFO community who had similar type of contacts, but kept the knowledge in a very small circle. The $64 question is of course – who are these visitors?