Monday, October 17, 2011

The Story of Alien Contactee George Adamski, including Free EBook, Flying Saucers Have Landed

George Adamski, (1891–1965)

"Professor Adamski" to his acolytes, though in reality a worker at a hamburger stand on the southern slope of Mount Palomar (home to what was then the world's largest optical telescope), who claimed to have made contact with flying saucers and their occupants. In his best-selling books, Flying Saucers Have Landed (1953) and Inside the Spaceships (1955), he wrote about encounters in the desert nearby with telepathic Venusians. The aliens were here because they were concerned about radiation from atomic explosions, too much of which, they said, would destroy the Earth. 

Such outlandish tales, though compelling to a lay-readership keen for what seemed like inside information about UFOs and sensitized to the issue of atomic weapons, helped further discourage scientists from becoming involved with the UFO controversy. As the historian Steven Dick has pointed out: "Scientists seemed as unwilling to distinguish a potentially credible UFO phenomenon from Adamski's claims as the public was to separate scientific belief in extraterrestrials from UFOs." (See ref. below.) The increasing vacuum left by science was filled by a variety of individuals and largely amateur organizations who investigated UFOs from the standpoint of favoring the extraterrestrial hypothesis. These included Donald Keyhoe, the Aerial Phenomena Research Organization, and the National Investigations Committee on Aerial Phenomena

The success of Adamski's books also suggests that many people at this time were prepared to entertain the idea that UFOs might have come from other planets within the solar system – an indication of the gulf that had opened up between modern astronomical knowledge and some of the quainter, folk notions of space. An interstellar origin for putative extraterrestrial spacecraft was at least scientifically feasible. But it had been widely recognized by astronomers since the turn of the century that, in the search for intelligence elsewhere, Earth's immediate neighbors looked decidedly unpromising.

Here is a free copy of Adamski's book Flying Saucers have Landed

Adamski Claim 

His best publicised claim was that on November 20, 1952 he and friends were in the Mojave Desert near Desert Center, California when they saw a large submarine-shaped object hovering in the sky.Adamski said he believed that the ship was looking for him so he went away from the main road. He claimed that a scout ship made of a type of translucent metal, landed nearby. Adamski claimed he and a human-like figure from another planet communicated telepathically and through hand signals. {Mohave Desert... Glowing translucent saucers? True! See NASA,"Frozen Smoke" Other witnesses have escribed the same type of discs and their occupants.

Adamski said the ET, named Orthon, was from Venus and expressed to Adamski
his concern over the development of nuclear weapons and the inability of men on earth to have their spiritual growth keep pace with their technology. Adamski claimed he and George Hunt Williamson were able to take plaster casts of what he claimed were the Venusian's footprints which contained mysterious symbols. Ufologists claim some of these casts are located today at Castle Leslie in Ireland but no evidence of this has been produced.

Adamski later claimed to meet other people from other planets (mostly from Venus but also from Mars and Saturn) and said he was taken on flights by them, including one around the moon where he observed valleys and bases.{Not unusual, today it is believed there are bases on many planets and the moon }He had considerable support from UFO proponents worldwide, but also attracted much scorn, TIME magazine going so far as to call him "a crackpot from California". 

The discovery that Venus and other planets in the solar system wereunable to sustain any form of life, however, severely damaged his integrity. The photographs taken by the first Soviet lunar probe in 1959 he denounced as fakes, and 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.

To say that Adamski was eccentric is a bit of an understatement but his photographs and interviews (which were many) we not considered to be a hoax. 

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