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Billy Meier

From: koch@wad.berlin.fido.de <Joachim Koch>
Date: 06 May 98 19:43:00 GMT
Fwd Date: Wed, 06 May 1998 22:01:37 -0400
Subject: Billy Meier

Hi Errol, Hi List!

On behalf of Luc Buergin, Switzerland, and in cooperation with
Germany's UFO magazine, the "UFO-KURIER", we would like to
present something which  might be of interest.


                      *Another One Bites The Dust*

                        *Billy Meier: The end!*

The Swiss ufo contactee Billy Meier is exposed definitely as
swindler. This is the conclusion of an American TV-Special which
was produced under participation of the Meier critic Kal Korff.
The program shall be broadcast worldwide in July 1998.

Korff had traveled to Switzerland in March of this year where he
interviewed Billy's ex-wife Kalliope together with the Swiss UFO
researcher and non-fiction book author Luc Buergin. The basis for
this were Kalliope's statements in the German "UFO-KURIER" of
April of last year (which was translated by Joachim Koch and
presented here). There she had exposed to Buergin the contactee
stories of her ex-husband as "lies and deception peeks".

Kalliope Meier: "The FIGU obviously has cult-like
characteristics. I would like to advise all members to judge
Billy's statements critically and not simply to believe him

The highlight of the TV program are excerpts from the legendary
Dean Martin show which in the seventies shall have served Billy
as the model for his fake photos.

Buergin: "Korffs team shows, that  'Asket' - an extraterrestrial
allegedly photographed by Meier - is in truth the singer of an
American dance formation. Obviously Billy took a photograph of
the questionable scenes from the TV screen".

On the occasion of Korff's visit to Europe, Buergin has got to
know Korff as a really relevant researcher. Says the Swiss:
"Korff isn't a sceptic in the classic sense as he is accused
occasionally. It is not his intention to explain away all UFOs.
He rather wants to divide the truth from the falseness. He
contributes with that to the serious investigation of the

In March of this year Korffs appearance in the Art-bell-Show
caused excitement among Meier's supporters where he was in a
debate with Meier-fan Jim Dilettoso. At this he managed to wring
the confession from Dilettoso to have peddled with a wrong
doctorate for years.

Buergin, too, had to cope already with heavy critics for his
research by Meier's supporters. Why does he work together with
Korff? "One cannot explain away the existence of the UFO
phenomenon. I personally favor the extraterrestrial hypothesis
for some sightings. Unfortunately, definite proofs of this
acceptance are missing yet. Therefore it is most important to
throw a spanner into the works of so unscrupulous swindlers like
Meier. Only in such a way we can get the science to deal with the
ufo phenomenon seriously", says Buergin.

    *Excerpts from the interview between Kal Korff/Luc Buergin*
    *and Kalliope Meier in Turbenthal, Switzerland (March 1998)*

Kal Korff/Luc Buergin: In your opinion, is the FIGU a sect?

Kalliope Meier: After all I have seen, --near the end, before I
went away -- I would I say: Yes. My experiences are very mixed.
There is a kind of hierarchy. One must go along with that.
Otherwise one is excluded.

Korff/Buergin: May Billy be doubted about within the FIGU?

Meier: Billy isn't criticized in the center. Billy is the best
there.  This also will remain so. For people there, probably this
is all right. You live there. But they should not adore him as an
idol and not admire him as God either.

Korff/Buergin: Are you religious?

Meier: I have grown up strictly religiously. Greek orthodox. I
partly have lived in the cloister. I am atheist today. I am a
free human. But I accept everybody  who has a religion. Everybody
shall believe if he finds this good. I want to change nobody.
Everybody is responsible for himself.

Korff/Buergin: You live in Turbenthal today. You feel better than

Meier: I have to be content. When I went away I felt very bad. I
had lost the floor under the feet, lost reality. I have tried to
organize my life newly. I had to say to myself: I must begin a
new life after 30 years. Today, I really feel good. I am content.
I have somehow found the way ...

(end of excerpt)

Joachim Koch, Hans-Juergen Kyborg

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               *Update of May: News about Billy Meier*