Vol 3:2 (July 2009). ISSN 1938-1719 


Revisiting George Adamski’s claims of Human looking Extraterrestrials



Neil Gould


Exopolitics Hong Kong





The events that took place in a remote area of New Mexico during the predawn hours of July 16, 1945 forever changed the world. The incredible destructive powers of the atom were first unleashed; what had been theoretical became reality. Shockwaves were exported Exo- Solar; the cosmic telegraph rattled the walls of the upper octaves of light; Earthlings had found the key to the atomic lock. Human looking Galactic ambassadors were dispatched, to reason with the Earth government whose technology had exceeded its ability to safely utilize this enormous power. Military priorities remained sacrosanct and the ETs were rejected forcing them to engage in citizen’s diplomacy directly with ordinary people, soon to become known as Contactees. Under a carefully orchestrated Counter Intelligence Program, claims of ET contact were ridiculed and debunked. Overwhelming empirical evidence proving the reality of Human looking ETS surfaced to overshadow the military’s web of deceit. Pilots, a Government Employee, a photographic expert, an optical physicists and footage of a space craft in flight assisted in peeling back the stratified layers of time.


This paper begins with an overview of Lord Desmond Leslie, the charismatic peer who co authored the book “Flying Saucers have Landed”, with contactee George Adamski. It is then followed with a brief account of Adamski’s early life and of the fascinating events that brought him into public life. The contact experiences of Adamski in the Californian desert are discussed, witness testimony analyzed followed by an examination of the empirical evidence, which are always accompanied by attacks from the skeptics, who are always there to debunk out of this world contacts.
Adamski embarks on worldwide travel lecturing to proponents of ETs including Royalty. What was so special about this man? Was he physically different, perhaps a hybrid? Why was he buried in the Arlington Cemetery? The paper takes a view on these controversial points before presenting evidence of similar contact experiences by others. Adamski was not the only human undergoing an uplifting of conscious by extra terrestrials; it is an ongoing phenomena designed to ensure mankind brings his technology and spirituality in line with the harmonics of the universe.
Overview of Dennis Leslie
Lord Desmond Leslie was a cousin of Sir Winston Churchill, a Spitfire pilot, proponent of extraterrestrial life, composer of revue lyrics and a collector of electronic noise. [1] A scion of the Irish ascendancy, he was the son of Sir Shane Leslie, third Baronet, and lived at Castle Leslie, in Co Monaghan. [2] One November night in 1934 after "lights out", he claimed his dormitory was ""suddenly lit by a brilliant green glare which had his fellow schoolboys rushing to the window to see an immense green fireball move slowly across the sky and disappear behind the Sussex Downs. [3]
Leslie mused: “Why should they risk a public landing?" Their ship would be impounded for evasion of custom duties. Their clothes would be torn off and sold as souvenirs. They would be denounced as saboteurs, anti-Christ’s, and disturbers of the peace, emissaries of Satan, and the rest.” [4] Leslie created television history when, during the live filming  of That Was The Week That Was with Bernard Levin, who had given his wife’s Cabaret show, Savagery and Delight a bad review, Leslie emerged out of the audience and took a swing at him. [5]
In his book, “Flying saucers have landed” co authored with contactee George Adamski, Leslie spent time explaining what saucers were not! [6] Logging as many sightings as he could muster Leslie ridicules the explanations of these sighting given by the establishment.
An Eric von Daniken before his time, Leslie drew on levitating saints, Atlantean myths and ancient airships to evolve a specific theory of interplanetary propulsion which he sought to relate, Gaia-like, to the Earth itself. "As I write this, I am riding on a great green luminous spaceship . . . rushing through the Ocean of Space." The book culminated in a 50-page account of Adamski's encounter of the third kind with tall, long-haired Venusians in outfits "like ski trousers." [7]
Whilst researching the Vedas (ancient texts) including around 50 episodes of the Mahabharata, Leslie concluded that the ancient chariots or flying machines called Vimanas were actually anti gravitic vehicles and some of the weapons (Brahma weapon) could well have been nuclear bombs or death rays. [8] Descriptions in the Vedas of the resulting carnage were reminiscent of Hiroshima. Those episodes written in the Dheiva were of course fairy tales but those of the Menusa were considered fact.
Leslie believed in reincarnation, and the holistic theories of Gaia, and joined a faith-healing sect, the White Eagle Lodge, run by a medium. He also continued to pursue his near-Messianic belief in UFOs, lecturing at UFO conferences in Laughlin, Nevada, in 1998, and, as late as June 2000, at a similar conference in San Marino - a now legendary witness to the birth of UFOlogy. [9]
Leslie had received some of Adamski’s pictures of the Venusian craft and in order to not spoil Adamski’s efforts in publishing a book, Leslie arranged to co-author a book with Adamski called; “Flying Saucers have landed”. An aristocratic background carries credibility and it could well be that Leslie was chosen or influenced by higher forces in “getting Adamski’s word out”.
Desmond Leslie refers to the work of a Meade Layne of California who was experimenting in `very advanced and mysterious fields of physics' and who believed that `life on Venus takes place at a higher octave of matter than on Earth. Dr Layne gives details of Venusian ships, which fit in with many observation reports.
Overview of George Adamski
Adamski was born on April 17, 1891, in Poland. [10] He and his family moved to New York when Adamski was less than two years old. He grew up in Dunkirk, NY, where economic hardship forced him to drop out of school in the 4th grade. In later years Adamski never wrote anything himself, preferring to dictate to a secretary, and it's possible he was a bit ashamed of his inability to spell simple English words. 
A few years before World War I, Adamski served in K-troop of the 13th US Cavalry, on the Mexican border. His tombstone lists his World War I military service as private; Company A, 23rd Battalion, US National Guard. He is supposed to have married Mary Shimbersky in 1917, but there is little or no reference to her in his subsequent history, although she seems to have stayed with him until her death, reportedly in 1954.
After his marriage he did maintenance work at Yellowstone National Park. He worked at a flour mill in Oregon, and did concrete contracting work in Los Angeles. In the early 1920s he seems to have been exposed to the I AM cult, [11] and Katherine Tingley’s [12] version of Madame Blavatski's pseudo religion of Theosophy. [13] About 1926 he began to found a succession of several Theosophy-based religious organizations of his own, the best known being the “Royal Order of Tibet,” [14] whose “monastery” was established at Laguna Beach sometime in the 1930s. In 1940 Adamski and his flock of converts moved from Laguna Beach to a rural area near Mount Palomar, California, where they established a commune called “Valley Center,” where they lived under quite primitive conditions.
In 1944 Adamski and his followers built and staffed a tiny hamburger stand at Palomar Gardens, on the lower slopes of Mount Palomar, besides the road leading up to the famed Observatories. Their still-primitive commune was relocated to the area behind the cafe, as seen from the road. Adamski began to hint that he was a “consultant” to the astronomers doing research on Palomar, and started referring to himself as “Professor Adamski.” He became personally responsible for pioneering the movement towards establishing greater public awareness and education towards ET life. Adamski supported his experiences with exceptional UFO photographs and color motion film footage. His documented witnessed encounters with Human ETs from other planets made him one of the most fascinating people of the 20th century.

The Encounter in the desert

On 20th November 1952 at 12.30pm when George Adamski met an ET called Orthon, a long haired youthful man from Venus in front of 6 witnesses in the Californian desert near Mount Palomar; the cat was out the bag, the space people were amongst us and nothing has ever been the same.Adamski‘s life was dedicated to metaphysics, psychicsm and religion and was certainly the prototype for many hippie like teachers to come after him in the 1960’s. [15] The natural laws that he formulated were rather like our own “New Age” concepts.
Adamski’s description of Orthon resembles many other such encounters, with the High forehead and cheekbones, grey green eyes, hairless skin and long thin fingers and white teeth. He said of Orthon that if he had dressed in woman’s clothing he could have passed for a female. In the book “Flying Saucers have landed,” Adamski further described his encounter:
“As I approached him a strange feeling came upon me and I became cautious. At the same time I looked round to reassure myself that we were both in full sight of my companions. Outwardly there was no reason for this feeling, for the man was like any other man and I could see he was somewhat smaller than I and considerably younger.
Suddenly a veil was removed from my mind the feeling of caution left me completely that I was no longer aware of my friends.
No for the first time I realized that I was in the presence of a man from Space – A human Being from another world. The beauty of his form surpassed anything I had ever seen. The pleasantness of his face freed me from any thoughts of my personal self. I felt like a child in front of someone with great wisdom and love and I became very humble within myself, for from him was radiating a felling of infinite understanding and kindness with supreme humility.
He made me understand their coming was friendly. Also as he gestured they were concerned with the radiation going out from Earth. I asked if this concern was due to the explosions of our bombs with their resultant vast radio active clouds. He understood this correctly and nodded his head in the affirmative.
One occasion during an encounter Adamski did not take heed of a warning and got to close to the craft. His arm painfully jerked upwards as though by an electric shock. Orthon wanted humankind to know of their existence, aware that man was on the brink of going into space.  Adamski was taken on trips to space and to the hidden side of the moon where he reported seeing water and vegetation. Teachings were about self-responsibility and universal law; a kind of cosmic moral paradigm that binds together the entire animal, mineral and vegetable universe.
Witness testimony
Some 50 years later, arguments surrounding the validity of Adamski’s story still rage on. Alan C Tolman (Aerospace Engineer who appeared in Fastwalkers) described during an interview at the preview of FASTWALKERS, the structure and sensing devices on a picture of an extremely clear shot of a Venusian cigar shaped craft taken by Adamski. [16]
Tolman displays blown up posters of the very same Scout crafts cited by Adamski that had appeared and landed in the UK.. Tolman who met Adamski and witnessed the craft through Adamski’s 15” telescope was so inspired; that he set up his own telescope connected to a TV monitor and took images of the moon with extreme clarity. He confirmed how people from all walks of life met with Adamski including people from the military, to listen to him talk about the Space people and their craft. Tolman mentioned his own encounter with a craft; how it increased its frequency and went brighter and brighter then took off till it looked like one of the stars. Perhaps this was a clue to the notion that the Space People were less dense being of a higher vibration or frequency.
Retired Major Hans C Peterson of the Danish NATO exchange office, washing ton D.C. 1995 asserted that governments and science were simply not telling the truth. Having received pictures from NATO showing smoke rising from the crater, he concluded was that the moon had its own atmosphere. Other pictures showed a camouflaged water reservoir, two square tunnel entrances to a mountain and tracks from objects that have moved up hill. Major Peterson had his own sightings; on one occasion he was given information by a Swedish contactee who confirmed that there were fifteen human looking extraterrestrials living and working in Sweden. Whilst waiting at the airport for Adamski to land, he saw a saucer following his inbound plane. [17]
Adamski's report of seeing 'billions and billions of fireflies.... flickering everywhere', when he visited the dark side of the Moon on one of the Venusian craft, however, was backed up eight years later, when US astronaut John Glen returned from a space flight reporting the very same 'fireflies'. [18]
Evidence and Analysis
 Madeleine Rodeffer, a government employee and colleague of Adamski, witness and filmed a Venusian craft over her house. She used an 8mm Bellingham movie camera and allowed Adamski to continue the filming (images on left). Subsequently she met some of the ET’s who arrived in a car to speak with adamski. She claims that they look like ordinary Americans; some with dark hair and some with light hair. [19]
Jim Dilettoso [20]  is a well known and respected expert in the field; his specialty is photographic and video analysis. Mr. Dilettoso had this to say on the matter of Adamski's work, what follows are his own words, written by himself in response to questions concerning the Adamski photos. Jim has this to say on the matter, this is a direct quote.
Regarding the Adamski photos. There is no 'proof' of a hoax. In fact, there is no photogrammetric or computer analysis of the Adamski case indicating a small object or a HOAX. People say what they say, quoting a rumor as truth, or convert their opinion to scientific fact. Issues in image analysis are very precise. Small objects have very different properties from large objects; in particular, the edges and the light distribution on the surface.
I have examined over 1000 photographs (unknowns) in 25 plus years, including over 50 control objects (models). I use advanced tools, extract data from the unknown and compare it to data of knowns. If you get a match- it's called a "known". No match- it's an "unknown" The properties of the Adamski craft do not match those of a small model, an optical overlay, or a hoax. Technically speaking, there is no indication of a hoax. It is an unknown. [21]
William Sherwood, Optical Physicist Eastman Kodak analyzed Rodiffer’s film. Sherwood went to the exact location, calculated the distance as 90 foot, triangulated the image size and concluded the disk to be 27ft. diameter. The conclusion was that Rodeffer’s film was true. [22]
This view was shared by Bob Oechler; Mission Specialist of NASA Spacecraft Center, who noticed that there was this haze around the craft and portions of the craft seem to change shape due to the effects of some kind of radiation or energy field. Oechler stated that this alone surpassed any testimony from Adamski or Rodiffer. [23]
One of the witnesses to Adamski’s encounter, Mr. George Williamson, employed at the Veterans Administration hospital at Whipple, Arizona, made a sketch and photograph of the Venusians footprint and, being an amateur anthropologist, brought out some plaster of paris from his car and made cast of the weird footprints. A photograph from a sketch of these footprints appeared with a feature article in the Nov. 24 edition of the Phoenix Gazette.
"A Preliminary Report on Analysis of Symbols from the Footprints left by the Man from Outer Space."  These prints show two different patterns on the right and left foot. One figure, that of the swastika, is described as based upon the clock of the universe, the big dipper revolving about the North Star. Other figures are described by Williamson as having their roots of meaning in the universal symbols of the star groupings in the universe. [24]
In 1954, Desmond Leslie is said to have witnessed several UFOs with Adamski while visiting him in California. He described one of them in a letter he sent to his wife while he was in San Diego: “a beautiful golden ship in the sunset, but brighter than the sunset . . . It slowly faded out, the way they do. [25]
The arrival of the Space Brothers became a threat to the military. Majestic twelve, a secret control group, also known as the shadow government, ordered the Psychological Strategy Board to debunk UFO sightings and cases involving ET contacts with humans. According to Leslie they feared these contacts could lead to the public knowledge and access of free energy, resulting in the loss of power and control over the oil industry.
The Robertson Panel [26] was a committee commissioned by the Central Intelligence Agency in 1952 in response to widespread reports of unidentified flying objects, especially in the Washington, D.C. area. The panel was briefed on U.S. military activities and intelligence; hence the report was originally classified Secret. The Robertson Panel issued a report recommending an education program based on debunking flying saucers. [27] The governments had been made aware that the extraterrestrials were vehemently against nuclear technology; used for making weapons. Adamski had spoken of free energy, which radiates around the planets.
The government propaganda machine sprung into operation and a 2-tier relationship with Adamski had begun. On the one hand there was a program of covert debunking, whilst on the other hand Adamski was courted by the government and given an Ordnance Pass to visit any government department in Washington. This was confirmed by William Sherwood of Eastman Kodak who himself had such a pass. [28]
It is always possible that some of Adamski’s stories were a little over the top, perhaps embellished somewhat; the result of continuously being challenged for evidence; totally understandable, however it has to be reemphasized that Adamski reported the “Firefly” phenomenon in space long before astronaut John Glen reported such years later?
The debunking continued with stories and accusations that the pictures of Scout ships were taken using wooden models. [29] This was despite the fact that the exact same craft were seen in many other countries including a landing in the lake district of England. After a blonde beautiful looking man had left Adamski’s Hotel room, he was accused of being a homosexual. Other critics pointed out that his book “Inside the Spaceships” 1955 was copied verbatim from one of his earlier novels. Finally in 1965 when Adamski had passed away rumors were spread that he died a wealthy man mainly from fees gained as a result of his lecture tours.
World Lecture Tours
Adamski founded the "Royal Order of Tibet," which held its meetings in the "Temple of Scientific Philosophy.” He gave lectures which were well attended by people across the social spectrum which included military personal. Adamski toured several countries lecturing on the spiritual lessons derived from his contacts. After a meeting with the Queen Juliana of the Netherlands, Dutch Aeronautical Association president Cornelis Kolff said, "The Queen showed an extraordinary interest in the whole subject”.
Adamski reported to Leslie that he was sent to visit the Pope and deliver a sealed package from the ETs. Leslie said that he later checked with Lou Zinsstag, who had allegedly taken Adamski to the Vatican. Zinsstag reported that when they had approached the Vatican and neared the private entrance, a man with "purple at his throat" (apparently a monsignor or a bishop) appeared.
Adamski had cried out, "That's my man!” greeted the papal official, and was led in for an audience with the pope. Zinsstag said that when he reappeared about 20 minutes later, Adamski appeared to be in the same state of excitement and rapture as witnesses had described him being in after his desert contact with the space brothers in 1952. [30] Verification of his visit to Pope John 23rd was his possession a gold medallion with the Popes head embossed on one side. Leslie tells of how his close friend Cardinal Basel Hume explained that such a medal could not be bought and that Adamski must have done something quite important to have received such a gift.
Adamski’s influence had spread across the globe. The right hand side of the August 1978 Grenada commemorative stamp (on right) depicts George Adamski's UFO sighting on May 29, 1950. Sir Eric Matthew Gairy served as Premier of Granada from 1967 till 1974. He was considered a dictator by most and mentally unstable due to his belief in UFOs and his speeches on UFOs at the United Nations (Allegedly a dead ET was found on Granada). Gairy began lobbying the UN in 1977 to create an agency or department to start research on UFO and extraterrestrial life. The result of this was the UN's seminal resolution (33/426) on extraterrestrial life in 1978.
Was this purely coincidental or was Adamski in some way a catalyst to these events? [31]
Adamski as a Hybrid
Leslie cites an occasion when Adamski was at his residence; he lifted his shirt to reveal a tummy without a naval. Instead he had slits radiating outwards from where the naval should be. Astounded, Leslie remarked “George, just who are you?” to which Adamski recalled that when he was 4 years of age he was briefly taken away and brought back unharmed by a complete stranger. Adamski had no memory of exactly what had happened during that time.
The question remains; was Adamski a hybrid or was this part of the story pure fantasy by Leslie ahead of the launch of a few books? My opinion is that it was in all probabilities quite true. The charismatic Leslie was part of a dissemination program by the ETs and the uttering of such a strange description truly resonates and amplifies the story of George Adamski, throughout the generations, even after the living bridges to this era have passed on.
Final resting place

Alice Wells (illustrator) [Flying Saucers - 50 Years Later by C. A. Honey] petitioned the appropriate agencies for interment at Arlington due to Adamski’s services in the American Mexican war. Of course nothing could be further from the truth for only service personal and service diplomats are considered for interment at Arlington. [32] After all it is said that Adamski briefed Kennedy during the Cuban Missile crises. It was resolved was it not? Adamski once confided in Leslie: “My heart is a graveyard of secrets”. [33]

Similar Cases in Common.
The cases involving George Adamski (1891–1965), the pioneer, and his quickly emerging competitors, Truman Bethurum (1898–1969), George Van Tassel (1910–1978), Daniel W. Fry (1908–1992), Orfeo Angelucci (1912–1993), George King (1919–1997), Buck Nelson (1894–1982 all have one thing in common; the uplifting of the human race and the survival of the planet.
The era of the “Contactees” or “Space Brothers” came to an abrupt end in the US with Betty Hill (1920–2004), who introduced a new paradigm to replace Adamski's by now.
Extra terrestrials do walk and live amongst us. Whether it is the Clarion, Suel in Italy [34] , Nordics in Sweden or the Clarion, Aura Rhanes [35] in America, human looking ETs are here and always have been. In the past they were described as angels. As our technology and conciousness advances, so we begin to see these spiritual entities as higher dimensionality beings that have come to a hostile planet Earth to assist us in balancing our technology with the harmonics of the universe.
“Humans are not that familiar with those vibrations only of earth’s tangabilities.”
Leslie realized that these and many sightings took place near nuclear installations. What is the ultimate purpose of life and contact? The soul is the essence of a being that is in a state of ignorance, being in a material body. The earth is a school to elevate consciousness. Adamski and the other contactees had met the teachers.
About the Author:  Neil Gould is a Public Outreach Advisor for the Exopolitics Institute. After Neil's personal experiences with extraterrestrials it has become his mission to be involved with the breaking of the media truth embargo with regard to extraterrestrials and their ongoing interaction with the planet Earth. The new world will be about free energy, better health, unlimited fresh water, no dependency on oil. In time, a truth and reconciliation hearing will be held for all those who have been involved in the Military Intelligence black operations. Neil has written a true account of life with ADD/ADHD. Some, (not all), symptoms are misdiagnosed and are the result of implants or knowledge capsules placed there by extraterrestrial beings, some of whom are multidimensional in nature. He is the creator and webmaster of Exopolitics Hongkong which disseminates information on extraterrestrial life to Hong Kong and elsewhere in East Asia. He is the first person to complete and be awarded an Exopolitics Certificate. Main website: http://www.exopoliticshongkong.com/



[1] Desmond Leslie entry on Wikipedia, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Desmond_Leslie
[6]   Leslie & Adamski, Flying saucers have landed (The British Book Centre; 1953) ch.1, p. 13.
[8]   Leslie & Adamski, Flying saucers have landed; ch 7, p. 85
[15] Colin Bennett, Looking for Orthon (Paraview Press, 2001)  p. 20.
[17] See Major Peterson’s Video testimony http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ZcGnuuV23g
[19] See Madeleine Rodeffer’s Video testimony: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2QDBmmbqwF8
[22]   See William Sherwood’s Video Testimony http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bSoF0h03ctA
[23]   See Bob Oechler’s Video testimony   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NdrNKz60BVM
[27]   References in Galactic COINTELPRO paper at: http://exopoliticsjournal.com/vol-2/vol-2-3-Salla.htm
[32] Gray Barker; Book of Adamski;(Saucerian Books, N.D.)  p. 9.
[33] See Major Petersons video testimony on the Cuban missile crises http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ZcGnuuV23g