Dec 17, 2016 I Nick Redfern

Margit Mustapa – A Little-Known Contactee

While I am still on a bit of a Contactee kick, I thought it would be a good time to share with you the story of one of the lesser-known so-called Contactees. It is a story which is no less interesting than those of the likes of George Van Tassel, Daniel Fry, Dana Howard, Orfeo Angelucci, and George Adamski. The woman in question was Margit Mustapa. She was born and raised in Finland and, in her youth, performed with the Helsinki National Opera. Margit reportedly viewed an immense, cigar-shaped UFO in the skies of Seattle, Washington, while visiting the city in 1950. As a result, she finally settled in what we might call definitive Contactee territory: California, specifically in Santa Barbara.

Mustapa was the author of two books (written in 1960 and 1963 respectively). They were Spaceship to the Unknown and Book of Brothers. With chapter titles like "Toward the Universal Brotherhood," "Tall Venusian Brother Appears," "Brother of Electricity Explains," and "Cooperation with Brotherhood," these are classic books that easily rival the written output of the aforementioned Contactees listed above.


And, take a look at the publisher's blurb about Margit's claimed experiences. It appears on the jacket of Spaceship to the Unknown, a book which echoed some of the claims of Contactee Truman Bethurum, namely that back in the 1950s the Space-Brothers and Space-Sisters were operating clandestinely in our cities: "Mrs. Mustapa's men and women from other planets are not the queer, bug-eyed creatures usually pictured. Her first 'contacts' with space people were a gentle-appearing woman in an ordinary car, and a bronzed, black-haired motorist in sports garb (including a colorful Hawaiian shirt) - both encountered on a road near Los Angeles. No words were exchanged. None were necessary. Telepathic vibrations carried their message."

The messages and data said to have been given to Margit Mustapa were certainly significant, if the Contactee issue is your thing, of course. In Book of Brothers, she notes: "The brothers of the book are Venusians. They have influenced thousands of minds to understand how to grow inwardly, spiritually, and mentally toward extraplanetary dimensions in thinking...In the universal concept, each individual, through meditation and study, must find his place. But first he must free himself from traditional thinking and open his mind to the implications of the Space Age which the whirling satellites of today symbolize. To this goal the Brothers offered the spiritual key...We can become as gods, living in a new era of harmony; we can penetrate to outer space and the promise of the future...a future of love, understanding and peace."


And, at The Anomalist, there is this: "Margit Mustapa did some dictation for a Venusian Brother around 1958 that revealed the Earth was 'destined to become a sacred planet.' The process would take some decades and would involve elimination of the self-pride of mankind. Thought reading would have to become common as well. One prediction now testable was that the children of her time would become representatives of a 'new race' that would bring in a culture founded on fourth-dimensional thinking. To the extent this was connected with the inner man and his growth, it was arguably a correct prediction. To the extent these new age individuals should have felt increased spiritual speed and velocity in a vortex of radioactive love calling from the planet Venus, it appears certainly wrong. A later prediction that Mustapa relayed from Saint Germane also seems wrong: 'An immediate release from the evil powers will be introduced during the Xmas time of 1959.'"

Whatever you may (or may not!) think about the Contactees of the 1950s and 1960s, Margit Mustapa's books should be recognized as important aspects of Contactee history.

Nick Redfern

Nick Redfern works full time as a writer, lecturer, and journalist. He writes about a wide range of unsolved mysteries, including Bigfoot, UFOs, the Loch Ness Monster, alien encounters, and government conspiracies. Nick has written 41 books, writes for Mysterious Universe and has appeared on numerous television shows on the The History Channel, National Geographic Channel and SyFy Channel.

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