Apr 10, 2022 I Nick Redfern

The Space Brothers of the 1950s: Friends or Foes?

Just a few days ago I wrote an article here at Mysterious Universe on how and why I believe that, one day, we may be faced with an invasion from aliens that look somewhat like us. There’s another angle to this subject, too. It all revolves around the so-called “Space Brothers” who surfaced in the early 1950s – and largely in California. In other words, long before the so-called black-eyed “Grey” aliens were on the scene, there were those long-haired, human-looking Space Brothers. They sought out certain people on our planet to be their voices on Earth. Those people included George Adamski, George Van Tassel, Margit Mustapa, Orfeo Angelucci, Truman Bethurum, and George Hunt Williamson. Like today’s Men in Black, Women in Black and Black Eyed Children, the Space Brothers looked like us, but there were a few differences. Some of them had higher than normal foreheads. Others had sparkling eyes. And, although the Space Brothers appeared to be benevolent, there was often a cunning look on their faces. In other words, a solid case could be made that the Space Brothers were not to be trusted. Maybe, not even a bit. Could they have had a covert agenda, rather than a friendly one? Let’s dig into all of this to a greater degree.

George Van Tassel's "Integratron."

First, the Contactees who had been chosen by the Space Brothers were somewhat bullying. I’ll explain what I mean by that. They told the Contactees it was important that we should lay down our “atomic bombs,” as the deadly devices were known way back in the 1950s. At first, it appeared that the Space Brothers wanted our nukes put down – as in forever. On one side of the coin, that makes it sound like the Space Brothers were working for the good of us. However, it’s not quite like that. There are some pointers that suggest the Space Brothers didn’t really care about us, at all. Rather, they wanted our nukes gone so we would with be without such powerful weapons when or if they decided to launch an attack on us. Indeed, a careful study of the history of the Contactees and the Space Brothers make it abundantly obvious that they had an agenda that would see us slowly becoming their lackeys. There are other issues, too, that we should be aware of.

It’s an absolute fact that many of the Contactees – whose were “chosen” by the Space Brothers to “spread the word” – came across friendly. But, take a look at a fair degree of their belief systems and you’ll see that it was communist-driven. Not only that, the Space Brothers did their very best to turn the Contactees to communists themselves. For example, not long after George Adamksi – the most famous Contactee of all – came on the scene, he was championing communism here, there and everywhere. That’s why the FBI opened a file on Adamski – a file that ran to around 300 pages, no less. Consider this from the FBI’s file on Adamski: “According to [source] Adamski stated that the Federal Communications Commission, under the direction of the ‘Military Government’ of the United States, has established communication with the people from other worlds, and has learned that they are so much more advanced than the inhabitants of this earth that they have deciphered the languages used here. Adamski stated that in this interplanetary communication, the Federal Communications Commission asked the inhabitants of the other planet concerning the type of government they had there and the reply indicated that it was very different from the democracy of the United States. Adamski stated that his answer was kept secret by the United States Government, but he added, ‘If you ask me they probably have a Communist form of government and our American government wouldn’t release that kind of thing, naturally. That is a thing of the future – more advanced [Authors note: Italics mine].'"

This, of course, was all highly controversial for the FBI of the early 1950s; highly worrying too. And, it’s very easy to understand why the FBI would have taken such a deep interest in Adamski’s opinions on extraterrestrials and communism. Of greater concern, however, was the fact that Adamski’s followers - which reached six figures in number after his 1953 book, Flying Saucers Have Landed was published - were hanging on his every word. That included those words which were relative to the way of the life of the Russians. The FBI’s Adamski file continues: "Adamski, during this conversation, made the prediction that Russia will dominate the world and we will then have an era of peace for 1,000 years [italics mine]. He stated that Russia already has the atom bomb and the hydrogen bomb and that the great earthquake, which was reported behind the Iron Curtain recently, was actually a hydrogen bomb explosion being tried out by the Russians. Adamski states this “earthquake” broke seismograph machines and he added that no normal earthquake can do that." And, there’s more of a controversial nature.

There's this from the FBI, too: “Adamski stated that within the next twelve months, San Diego will be bombed. Adamski stated that it does not make any difference if the United States has more atom bombs than Russia inasmuch as Russia needs only ten atom bombs to cripple the United States by placing these simultaneously on such spots as Chicago and other vital centers of this country [italics mine]. Adamski further stated the United States today is in the same state of deterioration as was the Roman Empire prior to its collapse and it will fall just as the Roman Empire did. He stated the Government in this country is a corrupt form of government and capitalists are enslaving the labor. [Source] advised that when Adamski left the group for a brief period, one of the women working in the café came over and entered into the conversation. She stated that some of our servicemen who stopped there to have drinks during World War II and subsequent thereto, told 'Professor' Adamski of the atrocities which they were forced to commit, murdering women and children on orders of their superior officers. [Deleted] exhibited a great deal of animosity against the United States, stating the United States committed more atrocities during World War II than did the Japanese but since the Japanese were the ones who lost the war, they were the ones who were tried as war criminals.”

And, we have this, too from the FBI: “This woman added that a friend of hers who recently returned from Russia stated he was very pleased with everything he found there. He stated to her that the people in Russia received seven tickets per month for the opera and cinema. These tickets are free, being issued by the government. The woman added “The people there (in Russia) don’t have to be worrying about where their next meal is coming from. Everything is fine in Russia and in the United States we have to fight for everything we get [italics mine].” 

What all of this tells us is that the Space Brothers wanted us to get rid of our most powerful weapons – the very same weapons that, at the very same time, we needed to deter the Russians from launching an attack on the United States. On top of that, as we’ve seen, some of the Contactees were outright nurtured to become communist – and spread the communist way. Adamski being the most graphic one of all, as we’ve seen. If we put all of this together, what we have is a very sinister situation. And, a situation that should have been avoided at all costs. Unfortunately, that’s not what happened. What did happen, is that the Contactee/Space Brother phenomenon grew and grew throughout the 1950s. I can only conclude that, during that period, there was a body of human-looking aliens who were pretending to be friendly, when, really, they were cold-hearted, dangerous, manipulative creatures. 

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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