Sep 14, 2016 I Paul Seaburn

Talk of New Documentary on Billy Meier’s UFOs and Prophesies

Articles and a video popped up on the Internet this week about a former NASA engineer confirming the validity of a UFO seen by Billy Meier, along with the possibility that a well-known documentary filmmaker may be considering a movie about him, his UFO sightings and his alien contacts and prophesies. If you’re not familiar with Billy Meier, his is an interesting, complex and controversial story. If you are – whether you agree with him or not – stick around to find out who is rumored to be the documentary's producer.

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UFO photo allegedly taken by Billy Meier

The story of Billy Meier is primarily well-known because of the quantity, clarity and unusual nature of the UFO pictures, videos and audio recordings he has taken, collected and released. Eduard Albert “Billy” Meier was born in Switzerland in 1937 and had his first alleged alien encounter in 1942 with an elderly extraterrestrial man named Sfath. He has since claimed encounters with an extraterrestrial woman, another who was the granddaughter of Sfath and many more who he calls Plejarens and claims look like humans and are primarily from Erra, which is in different dimension from our own.

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Billy Meier

Meier’s discussions (referred to as Contact Notes) with and revelations from extraterrestrials have been published extensively and are occasionally controversial since they often deal with religion, spirituality, science, current events, environmental issues and other hot topics. His collections and revelations are heavily publicized by Michael Horn, a film director and spokesperson for Meier in his post as the Authorized American Media Representative for the Billy Meier Contacts.

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The photographs of UFOs taken by Meier generate even more controversy that his contacts. The UFO photos have been analyzed extensively (see the documentary Contact) and conclusions run the gamut from indisputable evidence to CGI fakes and outright fraud. That includes photos of aliens and the audio of what is claimed to be a UFO being pursued by a military jet.

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The famous "wedding cake" - probably the most disputed of Meier's UFO photographs.

Which brings us to Matthew Wieczkiewicz, a long-time aerospace engineer working for various contractors on multiple NASA projects. While his “confirmation” is touted as new news, Wieczkiewicz says he became aware of Meier in 1978 but “fell for the CIA disinformation campaign, which called them a hoax.” He reexamined them starting in 2011, appears to have made his first statement on his belief in their authenticity in 2014 and continues to make presentations on his beliefs. He also allegedly supports the claims that many of Meier’s prophesies on world events have come true.

While Meier spokesperson Michael Horn has already directed a documentary on him (And Did They Listen?), it received limited distribution. That appears to be why he’s touting "increasing speculation about” a major documentary filmmaker “making an in-depth film on the controversial case.” That documentary filmmaker is Michael Moore (did you guess right?). Horn says Moore “first received evidence of the Billy Meier UFO contacts earlier this year.” That’s not quite the same as Moore himself contacting him or Meier and Horn gives no further details, other than to warn that "he may not want to take the risk” on “blowing the lid off the cover-up of the most important – and suppressed – story in history.” Obviously, Horn knows his PR.

Whether you believe all, parts or none of Meier’s claims, photos or prophesies, it’s an interesting story with a vast amount of information, controversy and publicity behind it.

Paul Seaburn

Paul Seaburn is the editor at Mysterious Universe and its most prolific writer. He’s written for TV shows such as "The Tonight Show", "Politically Incorrect" and an award-winning children’s program. He's been published in “The New York Times" and "Huffington Post” and has co-authored numerous collections of trivia, puzzles and humor. His “What in the World!” podcast is a fun look at the latest weird and paranormal news, strange sports stories and odd trivia. Paul likes to add a bit of humor to each MU post he crafts. After all, the mysterious doesn't always have to be serious.

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