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Billy Meier remakes

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Do the photos above seem different? One is an allegedly alien spacecraft by Billy Meier. The other is one of the top 60 remakes by Phil Langdon, made with a plastic garbage lid and other trinkets.

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People have long been seeing the obvious tricks used to create such UFO photos, involving mainly forced perspective – including the use of a small bonsai-like tree.

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But Phil Langdon managed to match almost every little detail of Meier’s photos. Here he is with the small tree and one of the models:

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Click for the full gallery on The Biggest Secret Forum.

Of course, one may think unnecessary to debunk such photos. Who would believe them in the first place?

Well, Fox Mulder wanted to believe, as the poster on his office was a cropped version of one of Meier’s photos.

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Meier’s original shot is here, and Langdon’s remake of that classic shot is here.

The Meier case is quite interesting, as besides using a garbage can lid as part of an alien spacecraft, he sold photos of TV dancers as beautiful humanoids from the DAL-Universe and illustrations as shots from space, the future or the past.

Note two of the previous links go to Meier’s explanations to such exposes, where he actually claims that the original sources were created a posteriori to discredit him, and/or that the photos he sold were switched with hoaxed ones without his knowledge by Men in Black.

It sounds like something out of the plot of the final seasons of X-Files. Which is not good at all.

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The Billy Meier hoax photographs

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Seen above, a shot of Billy Meier‘s “weddingcake” craft, allegedly an extraterrestrial device. A strange appendage is circled in blue. What could it possibly be?

According to The Billy Meier case: more conclusive “smoking gun” proof of deception, that’s just the handle of a garbage can lid that can be found on Meier’s farm:

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Read the full analysis for much more details. But maybe the best part is the “explanation” given by Meier (or his aliens) for why the lower part of an alleged alien craft looks exactly like a garbage can lid, complete with a handle. From Meier’s 254th Contact Report, November 28, 1995:

Ptaah: “. . . As far back as the 1920s we worked with flying devices you have named the ‘Wedding Cake Ship,’ … we endeavored to transmit all of the necessary data regarding the vehicles’ shape to terrestrial scientists, in the form of telepathic impulses, to assist them in developing flying disks on Earth … We thoroughly investigated the entire situation and discovered that the old, newly re-emerged drawings were used for the design and production of these receptacle covers. … This, then, is how the shape of the container covers came about, which, as I mentioned earlier, strikingly resemble the lower rim section and undercarriage on our flying devices.”

It’s more ridiculous than his excuses as to why his photos of the pretty Pleiadian girls were exactly like dancers from the Dean Martin show. Photographing an American show on TV and claiming it was a real contact with aliens is also not much different from photographing a book illustration and claiming it was from a time travel trip. Click the image below to check “SpaceTimeNews” comparison:

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But I digress. Knowing how Meier created his alien ship, and having a photograph of an enthusiast on his farm proudly holding a garbage can lid (probably assuming it was obviously different, which it is not), tempted me to use some Photoshop skills to correctly scale the Weddingcake craft. The result:

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Once again, I recommend the reading of The Billy Meier case: more conclusive “smoking gun” proof of deception for more on Meier’s garbage affair. Also, please note the man above is not Meier, and the actual model created over the garbage lid is not golden, but silver. The montage is just to show scale. And get some laughs from all of this.

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Asket and Nera

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The pretty lady, another blonde, is Asket. It’s one of a series of three photographs of the beautiful race of Timars aliens, from the twin DAL Universe. Along with her is Nera, and both were photographed by Swiss contactee Billy Meier aboard their spacehisp in June 1975.

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They were sold by his catalog, numbers 109 to 111. They are still available on Meier’s catalog of photos, but with some captions. We’ll get to that just now.

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In 1998, Luc Bürgin and Kal Korff revealed that those alleged aliens were actually American dancers from the Dean Martin Christmas Special of 1970. Meier had simply photographed a TV screen. Perhaps the most amazing thing is that Meier almost immediately recognized they were right.

"Unfortunately, during the talk with Ptaah, it now turned out that the two women shown on the photographs are not Asket and Nera from the DAL-Universe but their American doubles."

American doubles? Of course, Meier had an excuse for the forgeries he had been selling. You may read his whole explanation, it involves the Men in Black, attempts on his life, amnesia, and of course, aliens. Amazingly, despite all these elements, it makes for an extremely uninteresting story. In short, Meier claims he indeed took photos of Asket and Nera, but the authentic photos were switched by the MIBs for the ones with the American dancers; furthermore the aliens warned him of the switch but he then forgot about this warning. So he kept selling the forgeries until the photos were exposed in 1998, at which point Meier was able to quickly contact the aliens, be reminded of what he had forgotten, and publish those explanations.

Interestingly, Meier had already been giving excuses for the strangeness of the photos long before they were pinpointed as coming from the Dean Martin Show. One of the photos shows a reflection and horizontal lines. All three photos are flat and unfocused.

This can all be explained as the photos were taken of a TV screen, and amazingly, Meier had then also admitted before that this was true! Of course, he had an excuse. He took the photos from a screen… aboard the alien spaceship! Furthermore there was radiation an magnetic fields and something that also interfered with the camera. Believe it… or not.

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Luis Ruiz Noguez, who is the source and reference for most of the information we are presenting in this Alien November, identified Asket and Nera as Michelle DellaFave and Susan Lund, respectively, members of the “Golddiggers” and “Dingaling Sisters” on the Dean Martin Variety Show from 1969-1973.

The Independent Investigations Groups (IIG) contacted DellaFave, who recognized herself and Susan Lund:

"I know that the picture of myself and Susie is from the Dean Martin show when the Golddiggers were guests on the show. I think it is about 1971 and I did wear my hair with little curls at the side of my face. It amazes me that he chose that picture. I guess it was when they did the reruns in Europe. I do not want anyone thinking I am causing any problems. I am simply stating the truth involved with these pictures. I just know a picture of myself when I see one, as anyone else would. I know it is from a segment when The Golddiggers would sit around Dean Martin and sing beautiful ballads called ‘Welcome To My World.’"

The mention to the little curls at the side of her face is funny because Meier originally stated that these curls were her earlobes – one of the few differences between them aliens and us humans.

DellaFave also sent an image which is from the exact same scene, from the outfits to the column in the background:

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There we can see that all this time, two of the three photos had actually three beautiful girls – but one only showed her shoulder.

Meier is also known for photographing a dinosaur illustration and claiming it was from his time travels, as well as having one of his most famous flying saucers built with a garbage can lid.

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References
La historia de Billy Meier (y 3)
Descubrimos a Asket y Nera
Asket, Nera y Semjase, las originales
Asket and Nera Photo Deconstruction

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Chop Cup: “There is a fault in reality”

From “We are Om”, some nice trickery. Pics of the set, making of and our inevitable comment about UFO hoaxes after the jump.

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Debunking roundup

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I try not to post too many debunking posts in a row as it starts to get boring, but a bunch of images and claims have been circulating these past few weeks and I didn’t comment on them at the time. So I joined all of them into one quick debunking roundup, if you are still not bored by those.

I promise I will try to make the next post about something truly mysterious and wonderful, contrary to exposing some dubious, lame hoaxes.

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