The Message


Since 1975, one of the world’s most controversial and perplexing UFO mysteries centers on the notorious tale from Switzerland that a man named Billy Meier claimed to have face-to-face contact with beings from the Pleiades star system.

Was Eduard “Billy” Meier actually visited by extraterrestrials, or did this one-armed, night watchman, living on a government pension, riding the Swiss countryside on a tiny Mo-Ped stage the greatest UFO hoax of all time?

This tale has virtually polarized the UFO research community. Its supporters are as passionate as its debunkers. And yet to this day neither side has provided a definitive verdict to this enigma, one way or the other. But the interminable wrangling continues…

One of the most recent debunks was posted in October 2011 by Phoenix research group, OPEN MINDS in an article authored by Michael Schratt entitled “Beamships Busted”. This article offered speculation as to how Meier could have faked his famous UFO photos--as though he had ‘in fact’ deliberately faked his UFO photos. But considering Schratt’s assertion that Meier’s UFO pictures do not prove authentic, “forensic computer composite” images do not prove Meier’s photos to be a fraud either.

It should be noted that Schratt’s article does not constitute a full-fledged investigation but simply his own speculations, none of which are based on personal interviews with Meier, or ‘on-site’ examinations in Switzerland. As well, the subtext of this recent debunk callously implies that the original investigation from 1976 by Wendelle Stevens and his team was at best, shoddy and incompetent, and at worst, a deliberate collaboration with Meier to perpetrate a hoax.

This investigation was conducted by Lee and Brit Elders, and their associate Tom Welch, all experts in industrial counter-espionage.

This trio was recruited by Lt. Col. Wendelle C. Stevens, a retired U.S. Air Force combat pilot with 20 years UFO research experience.

As well, the team was assisted by Jim Dilettoso, a professional computer expert who served a key role with digital photographic analysis. Totally independent of UFO groups of that day like APRO or MUFON, Stevens organized one of the most comprehensive UFO investigations ever engaged.

Conclusions based on this team’s research from 1976 to 1982 determined that:

1. Digital photo examination confirmed that the images tested were in fact of a large object [21 feet in diameter] photographed at some distance from the camera.

2. Metal samples examined revealed a process of cold-fusion metal combination unknown to earthly science.

3. Examination of audio recordings of the UFO sounds conducted by a professional recording studio revealed frequencies that matched no earthly sound and could not be duplicated by recording technologies of that era.

So there hangs the tale…

These findings along with an additional thirty eyewitness testimonies seemed to validate at least a portion of this contact story. Meier’s claims of meetings, discussions and travels with visitors from the Pleiades were totally subjective and virtually impossible to independently verify.

Stevens’ research team realized in 1980 the best they could hope to achieve was to validate the physical evidence at hand; which they did to their satisfaction. More than three thousand pages of contact notes transcribed by Billy remained anecdotal and circumstantial. Short of the Pleiadians publicly landing in their beamships, little else could ultimately prove that Billy’s contact claims were true.

In 1980 a motion picture detailing the original investigation by Wendelle Stevens and his research team, entitled “Contact” was scheduled for national theatrical distribution. This documentary concluded, But a last minute dispute over copyright issues blocked “Contact” from public release. However, researcher Gary Kinder retraced the Stevens investigation efforts and verified the film’s conclusions which he published in his book entitled “Light Years”.

There are important questions vital to the Meier case that voracious UFO debunkers conveniently fail to mention, such as; what agencies or corporate interests might be served by discrediting Meier and his story? What groups have the means and the motives to make claims of interstellar space travel, free-energy propulsion, or contact with more advanced ET civilizations sound like ludicrous poppycock? Or could it be that the ruling elite of our world don’t appreciate extraterrestrial visitors exposing their greedy, planet Earth monopoly game?

 It is not our intent with this essay to validate Meier’s claims. His story will stand or fall on its own merit over the natural course of time.

There are important questions vital to the Meier case that voracious UFO debunkers conveniently fail to mention, such as; what agencies or corporate interests might be served by discrediting Meier and his story? What groups have the means and the motives to make claims of interstellar space travel, free-energy propulsion, or contact with more advanced ET civilizations sound like ludicrous poppycock?  The Pleiadians themselves observed…

“Without exception, all Earth governments are made up of human beings for which power hunger and an avid thirst for profits are characteristic…they only want, under cover of peace and friendship, to occupy our ray-ships, to exercise absolute rule over the Earth.”

So, does the “Billy” Meier enigma contain a kernel of truth intentionally buried somewhere under layers of controversy and disinformation? The world may never know. The ultimate truth rests with the Pleiadians themselves. As they tell it, Meier’s story of ET contact was never intended to be definitive, only provocative… and to this day it remains just that!

The Message:

In 1975, near Zurich, Switzerland, a one-armed farmer, named Eduard “Billy” Meier, claims to have been contacted by beings from another world… A gleaming silver space ship descended from the sky and landed in a remote woodland, where Meier alone, had face to face exchange with a lovely blonde lady from the stars… She told him her name was ‘Semjase’ and that she came from the Pleiades



Such was Meier’s claim; a story that would ultimately be labeled, ‘too good to be true’; ‘the hoax of the century’ or the ‘start of a New Age for humankind’…

Meier’s tale of a captivating girl visiting from the stars bears all the idyllic charm of James Hilton’s book, “Lost Horizon”. Only in this case, rather than a utopian culture hidden in the lofty Himalayas, an extraterrestrial ‘Shangri-La’ exists in the distant Pleiades star cluster, 500 light years away from Earth.

And yet despite this story’s innocent appeal, it has sparked an international firestorm of swirling controversy. Along with his claim of extraterrestrial contact, Meier shared a collection of the most spectacular UFO photographs ever produced, along with the claim that the Pleiadians actually posed their ships for him capture on film!  Pictures this good could only be hoaxed.

Once Meier’s story hit the European news agencies teams of UFO investigators from around the world descended upon the Meier farm near Zurich to prove him a fraud. Yet exhaustive efforts to expose his hoax, actually seemed to further authenticate his claims.


By 1980, after five years of multiple contacts, Meier’s meticulous journal grew to more than 3000 pages of “Messages from the Pleiades”. And yet what kind of information could beings traveling 500 light years across space have to share with their Earthly “brothers”?

          Meier’s alien friend, Semjase, claimed that since our separate races were genetically related, they felt duty bound to inform the people of  Earth that we were, in fact, not the “only rational, thinking beings” alive in the universe!

As well, Semjase emphasized that ALL life in the universe sprang from one common source… 

“Above everything stands one force alone. We call it the CREATION. It regulates the laws over all--the life and death of everything in the universe, because it is everything in the universe.

Real spirituality comes from the understanding of the laws of nature—the natural working of cause and effect—each contributing to, and sharing with all. When you indulge in ritual and ceremony, real spirit pines away until it is gone.

          A spiritually developed being, as a part of creation, acknowledges creation in all things, even the smallest microbe, and leading a creative life causes fears and doubts to vanish like rain before the sun...wisdom is the mark of a human who has recognized the existence of his spirit and works with it according to the Creational laws…”        

Such was the wisdom of Semjase--gentle metaphysical homilies from across the galaxy--but was she imparting insights unique to her ‘Pleiadian’ culture or could such sage wisdom be discovered closer to home?

As researcher Wendelle Stevens was diligently translating Billy Meier‘s ‘Pleiadian’ teachings from German into English, the phenomenal Hollywood film success, Star Wars” and its sequel “The Empire Strikes Back”--were both sharing philosophical insights curiously similar to Semjase‘s message…

Obi-wan Kenobi stated:

"The FORCE is what gives a Jedi his power. It’s an energy field created by all living things. It surrounds us. It penetrates us. It binds the galaxy together."

Yoda also observed,

 "For my ally is the force. And a powerful ally it is. Life creates it; makes it grow. Its energy surrounds us and binds us. Luminous beings are we, not this crude matter. You must feel the FORCE around you. Here, between you, me, the tree, the rock, everywhere."   

It is curious to find these imaginary Hollywood film characters describing “the Force” as a universal energy field virtually the same as Semjase’s description of …“the Creation”.

          By the mid-1980’s Billy Meier’s notorious UFO contact case had gained significant international attention. Even the word “Pleiadian” was becoming synonymous with, ‘spiritual enlightenment’, thanks in great measure, to yet another Hollywood Icon… Shirley MacLaine.

With her controversial, best-selling book, “Out on a Limb” and its subsequent TV movie, Shirley shared her own deeply personal quest into Pleiadian philosophies. Through a ‘composite’ character named ‘David’, she is introduced to these ‘alien’ insights.


On a shared visit to Peru, ‘David’ confesses having actually met extraterrestrials, a revelation Shirley finds totally threatening to her own ideals and lifestyle. Her introspections prompted her to ask…

 “Did I identify myself with what I couldn’t understand, or by what frightened me? Or could life actually be defined more by its possibilities than its limitations? And was I on the threshold of understanding that there might be people out there who actually lived that way—with no sense of limitation?”

“[David] …talked about the unseen energies that the Pleiadians had learned to work with. He called it the divine ‘God-Intelligence-Force’ and said the energy of that ‘God-Intelligence’ and the energy of the human soul were made up of the same characteristics.”

David continued by saying, “Technology without an understanding of God is destructive . Technology with an understanding of God is virtually unlimited. And everybody—each of us—in our own souls; in our own hearts knows that, because our heart, our soul is a reflection of God. The Divine ‘Force’ is what the soul is made of.”


In subsequent writings, Shirley revealed her fascination with the Swiss Pleiadian UFO case and that she had personally met Billy Meier at his farm. No doubt a large measure of the ‘David’ character from “Out on a Limb” was developed from that visit.

And yet Billy Meier was not the only individual claiming to have visitation with Pleiadian travelers…

In June of 1974, one year earlier than Billy Meier’s claimed UFO contact, a free-lance Hollywood promoter by the name of Charles Silva, claims also to have been approached by a ‘Pleiadian’ female while on holiday in Peru.

In the book “Date with the Gods”, Silva recounts his chance encounter with a petite, enigmatic beauty calling herself “Rama” who was tooling the Peruvian back-roads on--of all things--a Los Angeles Police Department motorcycle!


Fascinated by her outrageous audacity and mysterious charm, Silva struck up a companionship with this girl only to discover she was not of this world.  Charles Silva was a hard-boiled, no-nonsense businessman, but through the course of their discussions Rama ultimately convinced him of her Pleiadian identity. And as well she shared insights on universal cosmology that once again paralleled Semjase’s description of “The Creation”…

“This [energy] is your soul, your spirit, what you are, what I am, what we all are. Our human bodies are made of atoms; our spirit is made of [energy]…

          When physicists in your world get to know and understand this field of science; when they’re thoroughly convinced that the soul of the human body is a part of God, made solely and exclusively of [energy]…

          Then they’ll have to define God as a great positive energy; an intelligent force pervading the entire universe.” (Rama’s message)

The unmistakable similarities between Charles Silva’s contact account and Shirley MacLaine’s ‘David’ character in “Out on A Limb” suggests collaboration intended to further promote public awareness of the Pleiadian message. 

This fundamental teaching of cosmic unity seems so deceptively simple, yet why does Earth humanity not readily embrace it. Why should beings travel hundreds of light years across space to impart basic universal truths that humans of Earth should already know for themselves? In fact why does much of humanity react to such ideas with open hostility? It seems there is an unaccountable dissonance within the collective human psyche that blocks our spiritual growth, as if an artificial ‘interference’ retards the natural spiritual evolution of our species.

          This key issue is directly addressed by yet another source of ‘Pleiadian’ teachings…

In 1992 Barbara Marciniak published an anthology of information she claimed to have intuitively received from a collective consciousness also originating from the Pleiades. Her book, “Bringers of the Dawn”, reveals that in times long past humans were fully aware and cognizant of their true ‘spiritual’ identity and heritage. However, over the vast span of ages, our enlightened race fell victim to marauding extra-terrestrials who invaded our world and gained control over the human population…

“Before the raid, you had tremendous abilities. The original biogenetic example of the human was given incredible information, was inter-dimensional, and could do many things. When those creator gods raided, they found that the local species… had abilities that were too much like those who were passing themselves off as God.”

Marciniak’s channeling further states that humanity faces a future of dramatic spiritual re-awakening…      

          “It is time for the people of Earth to become sovereign… The ultimate tyranny in a society is not control by martial law. It is the control by the psychological manipulation of consciousness, through which, reality is defined so that those who exist within it do not even realize that they are in prison… You have been controlled like sheep in a  pen by those who think they own you--from the government, to the world management team to those in space…”

“Understand that you create your own reality and that every other person creates their reality. Everyone has the opportunity to wake up at any time. When enough people create their own reality--consciously create it--you will create a NEW planet… This goes back to the idea that the world is not solid. It is constructed of energy, and that energy takes form through the thoughts of those that participate within the world.” 

Many of these Pleiadian revelations shared in the book “Bringers of the Dawn” have been independently verified by the research of British author/lecturer, David Icke. In his book “Children of the Matrix”, Icke confirms that an insidious, subtle psychological influence has crippled humanity’s spiritual evolution for centuries…

“Most of the human race is so utterly indoctrinated by the externally implanted ‘norms’ that bombard their minds from the cradle to the grave that they have no comprehension that their ‘normal’ thinking is their own individual and collective prison…”

Such enlightened sociological insights from David Icke seem to echo Pleiadian thought as well, as if to foreshadow a dynamic alteration in our human potential. And yet, modern civilization appears locked on an inexorable course of social and economic deterioration, designed to establish a monolithic regime of fascist world rule. Is there any hope at all for human spiritual enlightenment?


Even investigator Wendelle Stevens’ outlook was grim as he explained the purpose of the Pleiadian contact… “They’re here because they’re concerned about us their younger brothers. Our technical potentials have exceeded our spiritual capability of handling the information and we are now in a position where we can destroy ourselves and we don’t have the spiritual development to prevent it. Because of this we have become a laboratory experiment—they are waiting to see what we’re going to do. As a matter of fact, they don’t see us solving the problem. They see us as an insane society rushing headlong to destruction. And that only a change of mass mind on a mass scale can influence it. And they don’t see this happening, and that’s staggering because it’s US that’s involved.”  

So, in the face of such a dire outlook, does all this metaphysical discussion about the “Force”, “Creation” and “universal consciousness” from the “Space Brothers” amount to so much meaningless UFO tabloid trivia?

Or are we on the cusp of an extraordinary scientific awakening of human awareness that is unfolding at this time? Are humans of Earth actually beginning to confirm these astounding truths for themselves? Could there be a glimmer of hope for the higher evolution of Earth human-kind after all…?


Two extraordinary documentary films, “What the ‘Bleep’ Do We Know?” and “The Secret”, both reveal this dynamic human potential. These cutting-edge films feature professional doctors, physicists, psychologists, authors, philosophers, and theologians--none of whom claim to be extraterrestrial--who are all pioneering a new science and world view that encompasses and corroborates virtually all the insights shared by these multiple Pleiadian sources.

Semjase, stated: “…One can never identify God separately from creation because God itself is a part of it…”

Quantum physicist, Dr. Fred Alan Wolf states: “At a fundamental level that is even difficult to observe, there’s one God-self; one God-self that is ALL of us. We grow from that. The whole universe grew from it, and each of the separate personalities that appeared, have grown from it with the illusion that each one is a separate individual. But actually, we’re all from the same tree.”

Considering this, there can be NO fundamental difference between a being ‘alive’ in the Pleiades star cluster or a human ‘alive’ on planet Earth, or anywhere else in the cosmos for that matter--we are each individualized expressions of a single consciousness No matter where they exist, we are them--and they are us… and we all share the same unlimited potentials!

Or, as Dr. John Hagelin states; “All our separate consciousness, wherever there is consciousness, is merely consciousness by virtue of the fact that my consciousness--your consciousness--are ultimately that. Everything in the universe is really nothing but that. Planets, trees, people, animals; we’re all just waves of vibration of this underlying, unified, ‘super-string’ field. We are really united at our core. And ultimately the understanding that’s emerging will be that there is only ONE universal consciousness in this room, and it is you, and it is me, and it is each and every one of us. We individualize our consciousness through the filter of our nervous system, but the consciousness itself, our very inner subjectivity, the ‘self’ in the big sense--that is universal, and knowing that; knowing it through experience is called enlightenment. And that has been called enlightenment through the ages.”

Considering this, the daily ‘reality’ we experience is the reflection of the predominant focus of our individual and collective consciousness.

Author, Lisa Nichols in “The Secret” observes, “Your life is the physical manifestation of the thoughts that go on in your head. The mind is actually shaping the very thing that is being perceived.”

          However, for this fundamental truth of cosmic unity to be of any worth, humans must gain this understanding for themselves. No matter how exalted the teacher, be it an avatar or an extraterrestrial, the lesson is of greatest value when the people of Earth can come to this realization for themselves. And now, after centuries of division, science and religion are at last finding a common ground in the understanding of spirituality through the revolutionary findings of quantum physics.

Even the Holy Bible confirms this fundamental, quantum law of attraction… “As a man thinketh in his heart, so he is.” [Proverbs 23:7]

Spiritual self-awareness is the key to liberation, but enlightenment is a tricky business, that’s why the Pleiadian armada does not land on the White House lawn-- humanity doesn’t sufficiently recognize its own god-self to handle such a grand encounter. To be of genuine value this realization must come from the inside out!

And yet, does all of this prove that Billy Meier, Charles Silva and others have actually met extraterrestrials? No. However, Quantum physics does open the window to a world view where interstellar space travel, time travel, telepathy and universal consciousness are no longer rationally impossible. It makes them plausible scientific possibilities, which in turn makes claims of Pleiadian contact equally plausible as well. 

Awakening to our unlimited spiritual potential is the primary MESSAGE!

We humans of Earth stand at the threshold of this incredible opportunity to realize our true potential as individualized expressions of a universal consciousness, shared equally by all living beings across the cosmos, to reclaim our sovereignty and ultimately transform this planet from a prison into a paradise!

Jesus said…“Seek ye first the Kingdom of God.”  And when asked; ‘where is that Kingdom?’ Jesus replied, “The Kingdom of God is within you.”  [Luke 17:21]

St. Francis of Assisi said, “What we are looking for is WHAT is looking.”

Or, to paraphrase Obi-wan Kenobi; “The “FORCE” has been with you always… because the FORCE is YOU!”

The only thing limiting the progress of the Earth-human, is the Earth-human himself.” [Semjase]

This essay is dedicated to the memory of my friend USAF Col. [Ret.] Wendelle C. Stevens.






Copyright 2017 James H. Nichols.  All rights reserved.