With the advent of Roswell and the explosion of Hollywood Sci-Fi, the minds of Americans of the 50s were focused on aliens from distant stars coming to earth to either usher humankind into the future or destroy our earthly race.
It was during this time that ham radio operators around the world made claims of actual alien contact. One such operator claimed to make contact with people from Mars and other planets in our solar system. This contact was made via a refined morse code type of exchange and spawned several days of lengthy pontifications from the alien brethren as decoded by radioman Mr. R.
Here now are the transcripts from those encounters from the book, “The Saucer Speaks” by George Hunt Williamson:
23 August 1952, 5.18 p.m.
`Regga speaking. You made contact with us on radio yesterday. I think Lowell Observatory saw us.’
`This is Zo. It wasn’t altogether our fault that we didn’t make a good contact last night. Affa was talking to me last night. He helps us in many ways. Soon there will be another contact. You have already had good contact with us. Be patient! Affa is from the planet Uranus. He was listening in last night. Be careful… 40 meter band is all right. We will do our best on radio contact.
‘Affa of Uranus tries to keep us from talking to you. Uranus doesn’t believe in too much contact with the Earth planet. Affa told me not to let you hear us, but I arranged it so you could hear something. He interfered then, but helps otherwise. He was afraid of Lowell Observatory. The `big eyes’ were looking at us, and they are doing special work up there on the mountain now. They have installed certain types of electronic equipment.
`California earthquake was caused by your planet’s magnetic disturbances. We must tell you about Orion. Many there wish to conquer Universe. We are here to warn you of this also. However, we find few receptive persons on Saras. You are helping us now by what you are doing.
‘Nah-9 speaking: The Orion Solar Systems are much like Saras. The principles of good and evil are universal. Saras is the lowest in progression in your Solar System, but there are planets in the Creation that are above you and below you in state of progression. There is no beginning or end; no big nor small; no low nor high estate. We are all on the road to All Perfection. We must tell you that Orion is coming soon to Saras in a square star body. The year of decision is soon to come to you! We will be seen by more and more people in 1953, We want to land and you can be of help to us. Will you? We are happy. Be patient, for you were lucky you even heard us on the radio the other night. Affa is afraid Saras is too evil. You wonder how long our space flights take us. It takes only a few minutes to go from Masar to Saras. We do not fly as you think of flying, but we drift or glide on magnetic lines of force. We need no fuel. We operate in a Resonating Electromagnetic Field just like planetary bodies do. Now we are hungry as you are. Sometimes on Neptune we eat Macas. They are similar to your cattle, but they do not have horns and they have very big ears.’
`This is Zo. It is now 8:00 p.m. your time. Garr of Pluto is on Saturn. Bell Flight-9 could be sooner than 1956 to Saras. It all depends on future conditions.’
`Regga: Be tactful in regards to everything you do. Remember you are dealing with Saras. We join you, it’s us. Mr. R must try, try, try. Important now, perhaps only chance. We will tell you more by radio. A landing can be arranged. Our superiors must decide. Fate of all creation here depends on it.’
We all wondered what our brothers from other planets looked like and they gave us some information. However, they, are usually reluctant to speak of themselves, for they feel that they are here to serve and there are many other important services to be rendered at this time.
`”This is Zo again. I am 5 feet 7 inches tall, and I weigh 148 pounds. I have auburn hair. I am what you would call 25 years old. I am married. I have seven children. We have marriage mates from birth. But you shall see us for yourself someday! We want to give you a code so that we can locate you on radio. Please have Mr. R transmit E U. We will then transmit DA. EU equals Saras and DA equals Outer Space Contact. Mr. R knows more than he tells. He has tried to contact us for about two years now. He never succeeded, however. He tried too high and the time was not right yet. We do have a good life where we are, but wait to ask about that. One of you is interested in our musical instruments. Yes, we do have them. We call them tonas. Mr. R is fine. He is interested in us. We will be on your first Moon tonight. By the way, the craters on your Moon were not caused by meteors nor were they caused by volcanic action. They came about by vortical motion. Use radio. We must contact you. Try 40 meter band to transmit. Receive on 405 kc. The bands may vary at times, but keep trying. Keep listening.’
`This is a member of Masar Flight speaking. Saturn Tribunal has given permission for a possible landing. Uranus has to be won over in Universal Tribunal. Saturn is the seat of justice, but not “justice” as you know it. Orion systems want to destroy. You have more than nine planets in your Solar System. Patras is next beyond Pluto, and there are twelve all told.’
`Zo again. I will be staying at base on first Moon tonight. We usually take no women on our survey or scientific trips. There are several types of space craft. One is a Scout Craft holding one or two men that appears to fly upside down and has an antenna-like projection on the bottom; another is an arrow-shaped or crescent-shaped craft, it is a Master-Craft for it will guide many crystal bells in mass flight formation; then there is the Mother-Ship that you call a cigar-shaped craft. These latter can be many miles in length and send out the green ‘fireballs’ to explode, then photographs of the magnetic fault lines can be taken. You would be astonished if you knew what these fireballs really were. They are not the same as your remote-controlled devices. Most bells do not travel between planets, for they are carried within the Mother-Ships. There are ships that look like tubes; craft that are round with an opening in the centre; and triangular-shaped craft. Some of these ships have a high intensity field and others have a low intensity field. The flatter the form, the more intense the field of the craft. The small discs a few inches in diameter are in the fireball class although they are not all used for the same purposes. Saras is like a space ship. We operate the same way. Look and listen. We know what life is. There is no death, for all life is eternal. Peoples of Saras are afraid of death. But it should be a time of rejoicing for a soul has gone on to greater progressions. Pray for the salvation of Creation. Good night, my beloved friends.’
This message from Zo gave all of us a warm, friendly feeling. A stronger bond existed after this night between those above and us. We were amazed at the high intelligence of Zo. He was, indeed, a very fine young man. We knew that we no longer needed to fear these space intelligences. Although we hadn’t actually feared them, we nevertheless had been aware of the unknown. What would we discover? Would it be beautiful or would it be horrible? Now we knew. On the other planets of our Solar System there was beauty. On Saras there was horror.
24 August 1952 (11:40 a.m.)
`This is Actar of Mercury speaking. We are the radio centre for this Solar System because of our nearness to great Sun. We are now on your first Moon. Zo is here, also. Did you know that your blue sky of Earth is due to the Resonating Electro-Magnetic Field? It is the reason your stars twinkle near the horizon and give off so many colors. Your scientists do not know what causes this. Some on Saras know what Chinvat is. Your scientists claim that the Solar System had its beginning in a big cloud of gas and dust. They call this the Nebular Hypothesis. Others speak of the Planetesimal Theory where the sun was supposed to have come closer to another star. But they do not agree on any of these ideas. They must honestly admit that they do not know how the earth and the other planets came into being. Did you know that comets are really planets, however. Planets are made like a snowball rolling down a mountain, and they get bigger and bigger.’
`Zo speaking: We can’t be sure of contacts ahead of time. Listen at 405 kc.; 40 meters; EU answer back. We want to be sure of everything before we land. Look for others to help our landing. Cosmic conditions (right?) now. Uranus will agree to plans if all parties are in complete co-operation. We just had a meeting and decided. Radio contact is good, but this method (the `board’) is not very satisfactory. On your regular radio there is too much of sordid life, just like Saras. (One of our wives said that she liked the soap operas on radio and the answer was, “Pooh!”) Earthians don’t think. That’s why they are in such a mess now. Check? Patras No. 10-QM interfering. We will clear airwaves, wait. Back on the Moon at 12:30 p.m.’
Many times, the facts told us by our contacts, were later confirmed. Upon questioning, Mr. R did admit that he had become very interested in the possibility of Interstellar Communication after he read an article on this subject in QST, one of the amateur ham radio magazines. He said he had attempted some sort of contact on a high frequency and a short wave length.
A friend of Mr. R, a man high up in radio circles, told him that he had also received strange signals at various times and definitely believed it to be from space intelligences. One day this friend called Mr. R and told him that Lowell Observatory did see the saucers on Friday, 22 August 1952. This confirmed what Zo had told us before.
On 2 August 1952 they had told us they had been seen over Southern California. The newspapers of the next day told us exactly the same thing! We learned later that a young man in Los Angeles, California, had made a personal contact with the saucers on the same day, 2 August 1952. The space friends were really working hard at this time. It seemed sightings were being made everywhere, perhaps they were going all out on their `Project Saras,’ trying to find receptive minds.
25 August 1952 (9:25 p.m.)
Another attempt was made to establish a more lasting contact with our space friends. We were in the radio shack at Mr. R’s. He transmitted EU so they could locate him. Almost immediately a very loud signal came in on the receiver.
‘THIS AFFA. SWAP TO 450 KC.’
Mr. R quickly changed from 405 kc. to the requested 450 kc. At first we did not know what he was receiving after the switch, for he suddenly jumped up from his seat, almost ran through the closed door, and dashed outside. He was very excited and called to us to come out quickly. He had climbed tip on top of his ham shack and was scanning the sky.
We asked him what the message was. After he told us we understood the exuberance of his action. He had received: `COMING IN. COMING IN. COMING IN.’ Mr. R thought they meant they were coming in close to Earth and he wanted to get a view of them if possible. We looked and looked but saw nothing. Then, as we all stood on top of the shack, we heard another message coming in over the receiver. We were very quiet so Mr. R could hear the code. This time it was: ‘LOOK FOR A DARK SPOT IN THE, SKY. LOOK FOR A DARK SPOT IN THE SKY. LOOK FOR A DARK SPOT IN THE SKY.’ Then we all saw a strange, dark object towards the south in the Milky Way. This object stayed in that position for some time, but it was gone at the end of an hour.
While we were still outside another message came in, but it was not as loud as the others and it faded out to such an extent that Mr. R did not receive all of it. ‘TO US ANOTHER TIME WHEN—.’ The last message was signed off with: ‘DA DA K DA.’
We decided at once to try the board. Perhaps we could obtain more information from its use.
`This is Zo. Look for us in the west. You will see a steady blue light. The dark spot in the sky was Affa. Keep trying radio. The name of my mate (wife) is Um. She is from Masar. There is a Solar System with the name Twenty-two. This is because there are 22 planets. Elala is the name of Planet 15.’
We looked for the blue light in the west and did see it. It was gone in about twenty minutes.
`Regga of Masar. We wish to clear up certain things. These are things you have been wondering about. You wonder if we have advanced in medical science. We have not. We have no disease! Disease-ridden bodies are caused by man’s wrong living. We are ahead of you in development. You Earth people are always thinking in terms of years. But in your years we are many thousands of years ahead of you. Venus is farther ahead yet, and other planets even more so. We of Masar are next to you in progression. We have slight change in seasons, the other worlds have perfect weather at all times. We have great powers, but we have not destroyed each other because we have followed the Infinite Father. You have not. Yes, you have many churches and seem to worship what you call God. But you worship by word, not by deed. You say, “Peace is for the strong.” Your Holy Book tells you, “The meek shall inherit the earth.” “Thou shalt not kill,” yet you kill. One came and said to you, “Turn the other cheek.” But you do not. Your government contacted us a few years ago. They would like to know our secrets, but they never will no matter how hard they try.’
The radio contact we were now receiving was the great turning point in our research. Now we knew for sure that we were in contact with men from outer space! We were practically unknown so far as the world was concerned, but they were willing to contact us because we desired to know more about them. We wanted to listen and find out if they knew the answer to what the entire world was asking: Can world peace be a reality? The ones that should have been listening were interested only in discovering the secret of saucer propulsion. In all publications one could only find poor reasoning and logic as one so-called `authority’ would ridicule another. The Government itself was contradictory in its statements. There seemed to be much confusion in high places. As of 25 August 1952, Captain Ruppelt of Project Saucer (now known as Project Bluebook and Project Twinkle), said more competent observers than ever before have been reporting saucers. The Captain, who started as a one-man agency, now has eight fulltime assistants. The Air Force is buying a hundred special cameras, which it hopes will help determine what the provocative objects are made of, and it is considering buying several photographic telescopes of a new type, costing as much as five thousand dollars apiece, with which a continuous photographic record can be made nightly of the sky over the whole hemisphere. After several years and nearly two thousand reported sightings of a serious nature, there is no discussion in Air Force circles of abandoning the pursuit of the elusive saucers. If the saucers are a joke, then the Air Force had better stop paying for such expensive equipment with the taxpayers’ money.
26 August 1952
Many of our radio messages are incomplete. This can be readily understood when one considers the great speed of transmission used by the space craft. Mr. R, although a fine radio operator, could hardly keep up with the code given. He said that there was no variation in dots and dashes. In other words, it sounded as though the code was being sent over a mechanical transmitter. Also, many of the words were incorrectly spelled. On closer examination it was found that they were spelled more or less phonetically. When the coded messages would come into Mr. R’s receiver, they blocked his set. If there happened to be a weaker code coming in from elsewhere at the same time, it was automatically ridden over. If Mr. R had turned up full volume, it would have been impossible to remain in the ham shack because of the intensity of the sound.
Several years ago when Mars came very close to Earth, radio silence was observed every hour on the hour for five minutes, and strange code signals were received by the FCC at that time. They have never been decoded and are now on record in the Bureau of Standards, Washington, DC. It is now known that a few years ago other messages were received just as Regga had told us they were. Yet, this information had been kept from the people. Why? We dare not answer this question! Much information is labeled under that frightening word: National Security. It seems there are those who fear that interplanetary recognition might mean extra-terrestrial allegiance. In other words, in the light of truth, the `jig’ is up!
The message received by Mr. R On this night follows. He was again listening on 405 kc.
`AM NSYKK YAM DE BEK VVK DE AFFA WWAS WWAS SAMT TK VVVVVV AWAS VVVVV VVVVV VVVV AWAS VV AFFAS K AFFAS WAIT AFFAS KMS ZO ZO WAS AFFA ZO OR ANS. DE DE DE DE DE DE DE DE DE DE DE W DE DE DE WMAS DE DE DE WMAS WMAS ANS ON 2.19 ANS 2.19.’
At this point there was a pause for several minutes while the weather report and aircraft came in. Then the message continued.
`TAKE UT GEE CT DAW AIUN KATTC A UAR JY YOU O E OZ CIAR NMOU IT R YOU WILL SEE US WH NO WIZ NML STCNA IZ ON BETTER TIME WHEN K SHOWS US WHEN YOU ARE READY TO VENTURE C KFPS HM. KI KS NBZS. KKSK KKSK KKZO KRON KRON KTUF KTUF KTZO KTZO KVDE KVDE KVQP LVE LVE TEK.’
Mr. R had been listening on 405 kc when the following message came through instructing him to change to 450 kc. As soon as he did, the message continued.
`450 TE SA AFFA SWAP YOUR R 450 K SWAP T I ARE YOU APPEAR TO YOU LATER WHEN AS OR SHIP COMPREHEND DA DA K SE WID26 EE WID26 Q QRA WID26.’
At this point Mr. R asked them the name of their station.
`I RST 57 QRA DE WID26 QRA RRR3 BL.’
(End of transmission).
`II SWWAS Y CT ZO DE ZO DE ZO K K OK II ZO AFFAS Y II II MT WNWA II ZO ZO YANT NW YN WI. WONT BE THERE UNTIL 1420 CMT KMC KTK RRB FLG INW IMH. FROM MASAR: YOU WILL SEE US IN THE SUN AT HIGH TIME TOMORROW VV THIS CAN BE THE SALVATION OF SARAS, IF ALL PLANS GO ACCORDING TO OUR WILL CAN YOU. II KA KARAS IS STILL IN THE AT. WE SHOULD BE IN YOUR AT. TOMORROW IF ALL GOES ACCORDING TO PLAN WITH COUNCIL.’
On 40 meter band Mr. R asked, `Can you give us a sign tomorrow”
‘YES YES ZO MAYBE IF YOU CAN GET A GLASS CAN BE BY SOLAS AT HIGH TIME SEEN BY LOW. THIS TIME CANT BE SURE DANGER TO OUR 450M COULD USE AGAIN. THIS WILL BE YOUR LAST CONTACT UNTIL SATURDAY WHEN YOU WILL HAVE TWO VISITORS FROM OUTSIDE.’
This was a message from Mars! We had thought radio communication with space craft possible, but direct contact with another planet never! Of course, our messages were probably relayed to Mars by the space craft using their superior equipment. Surely the people of outer space were interested in every man, woman and child on Earth.
Evidently they meant for us to obtain a telescope and look at the sun at noon. And did they mean that Lowell Observatory was watching? They had told us the Sun was a cool body so we could understand what they meant. Mr. R was amazed and very excited. What had they meant by, `You will have two visitors from outside?’ For a moment he thought it was possible two people from outer space were going to pay him a visit. He turned to Al questioningly and said, `Are you expecting any company Saturday?’ Al told him that Mr. and Mrs. Williamson were coming to Winslow from Prescott for the week-end. How did Mars receive this information? We wondered!
The above radio message is of great interest when considering what happened on Wednesday following.
27 August 1952
The evening newscasts carried the following story. At 12.00 noon a large fleet of aluminum-colored saucers were sighted over Yuma, Arizona. Also, over Yuma at the same time, a jet fighter pilot and his jet plane crashed to the ground. The cause of the accident was claimed to be unknown!
28 August 1952
The Los Angeles Times carried a very interesting article on this date. The astronomers at Mt. Wilson Observatory had observed strange, gigantic sun-spots on the sun around noon, 27 August 1952. The report stated that these spots were extremely large and that this was a very rare happening as it was now a period of declining sun-spot activity ! Instead of these spots lasting the usual period, they were gone the very next day!
Was this the sign they had promised us for High Time? We knew that many observatories were doing considerable research on this saucer problem. The 200-inch Hale telescope on Mt. Palomar, California, was supposed to be probing the vastness of the outer universe. Yet, in October 1952 they spent their time at Mt. Palomar looking over the Moon, Jupiter, Saturn, Mars, and other bodies of our own Solar System. Why all the sudden interest in the neighboring planets? Was it all to discover some outpost of the space intelligences? We wonder, yet we know that everything this great telescope has discovered has not been made public.
On the evening of 28 August 1952 the Bailey’s took a drive from Winslow to Prescott to visit us (Mr. and Mrs. Williamson). They saw eight or nine objects in the southwest sky. They seemed to be traveling at a high rate of speed in a V formation.
At 11:30 p.m. in Prescott, Arizona, we again made contacts by the board.
‘Regga speaking: The sun-spots were a sign to you. We help. The plane at Yuma was an accident, we did not shoot him down. The jet got too near our magnetic field. He saw us. Be patient with Affa, he hasn’t learned English well. He is fine. We will do our best. Be careful. All is up to you. We travel speed of light at times. Your scientists say it is 186,000 miles per second. That is correct in some cases, but it is not constant, it varies. Our ships operate on east-west and north-south force lines.’
`This is Zo. Our worlds have the same atmosphere as yours. Some men of Saras will make visits someday to our worlds. There are certain men trying hard to contact us, but we will not pay any attention to them. Mr. R was sceptical at first. Remember, Orion is evil. The movie, The Day the Earth Stood Still was for a purpose and was more fact than fiction. Watch all nature for signs of catastrophe. The signs, such as tornadoes, earthquakes, floods, and so on will come to Saras soon and will get worse as time goes on. USSR is aware of us, too. Earth’s last mile, we sad. It is impossible to reason with the peoples of Earth. Soon all could end here. Some will not see it, except from elsewhere, from outside.’
30 August 1952 (12:55 p.m.)
During our radio contacts there were usually eight or nine witnesses present in Mr. R’s ham shack. Those listed on the affidavit are: Mr. R; Mrs. R; Betty Bowen, student; Ronald Tucker, student; George H. Williamson, anthropologist; Mrs. Betty J. Williamson; Mr. Alfred C. Bailey, Santa Fe Railroad conductor; Mrs. Betty M. Bailey. Others present at various times were relatives and friends. Al’s mother, Mrs. Geraldine Bailey of Los Angeles, California, was present on several occasions. She has followed a very dogmatic religion all of her life, yet the very nature of the radio contacts opened her eyes to much truth of a Universal nature. She is now completely convinced of the authenticity of our contacts by radiotelegraphy.
Mr. R thought there existed the possibility that a hoax was being perpetrated on him. He was now certain of the sincerity of all of us, but perhaps some other ham had been sending the `space’ messages. He has a calculating, scientific type of mind and he wanted to be sure. If it was true he wanted to continue with it. If it was a hoax he wanted it to end, and quickly. We felt his skepticism was justifiable. After all, truth will stand any test.
One night, in the radio shack, Mr. R decided to try a test. He told none of the witnesses present what he was going to do, not even his own wife. In fact, he finally told us about a week after the happening. He needed plenty of time to think it over. This test was of such a nature that, if the messages were a hoax, they would have been revealed as such immediately. He was seated at his radio set, with his back to all those present. He had sent a question over his transmitter on the 40 meter band and he received an answer. Without any warning he quickly switched to 160 meters and asked another question. To his surprise, an answer was soon forthcoming! Any radioman knows that no power on Earth would have enabled any operator to know where he was switching to! Even if Mr. R had told the other operator that he was going to switch to 160 meters, still they would not have found him on that band until after the question had been asked. And, of course, they couldn’t have answered the question if they hadn’t heard it! An operator cannot make such a switch without telling what he is going to do and then giving plenty of time for the other side to find him on the new band.
The space intelligences really passed this simple, but very exacting test. This proved one of two things: Perhaps the space friends were using telepathy. Why not? If they are far ahead of us in development they have possibly acquired proficiency in Extra-Sensory Perception. It is also possible that their superior equipment allows them to receive no matter what band is used in communicating with them. It really matters little how it was accomplished. The important thing is that it was done! This was undeniable proof to Mr. R. He no longer had any doubts in his mind; he wanted to learn more.
`This is Zo speaking. We might even talk over radio to you soon. Use radio tonight on 450 kc. Or 405 kc. All on Moon. Council meets. Interested researchers represent Saras, as you do.’
`Affa is here. Oarhae retto! We speak the original language. We call it the Mother or Solar Tongue. The Solex Mal. Peoples of Saras spoke this Universal language long ago. Your Holy Book tells you the story of this. Your linguists will tell you that all languages appear to come from a common language. They do not know what this language is, however. It is closely related to the most ancient languages on Saras and antedated them. It is a symbolical pictographic language. All men of other worlds speak this language. You are a divided people, and you speak many tongues.’
`This is Kadar Lacu. I am head of the Universal Tribunal. I am now on the Planet Hatonn in Andromeda.’
`Regga speaking. We will try hard to see you soon. Greetings to Mr. R. Try 405 kc. and 450 kc. Our sets are quite different, but we contact you. Your government knows who we are.’
We had planned a radio contact for the night of 30 August 1952 since we were present as the radio contact had said we would be. We believe failure resulted because of the unexpected visitor who came to the ham shack. There was a great deal of confusion, while we tried to explain to him the nature of what we had been receiving. He was the type of person who refuses to believe in saucers or extra-terrestrial people. If one landed in front of him, he would explain it away. Anyway, the radio was silent this night.
Believe it or not, this keeps going. You can read the rest of the entries here….
Now, I don’t know if anyone out there is going to swallow any of this, however, I will have to go on record as saying there is nothing even remotely believable here.
There are so many things wrong, I wouldn’t even know where to begin. The most glaring issue being the promised landing and all the problems associated with it. These are supposedly advanced life forms that can conquer time and space, but on the other hand they are concerned with weather and wind conditions on earth.
When they finally do land, the humans conveniently miss it due to logistics of finding the location with their cars and encountering some tractor trailers blocking the road.
Or maybe I spoke too soon about “the most glaring issue”, as you can see according to some of the well known facts of the solar system that we on earth are not aware.
At one point Mr. R decides to pull a fast one on all involved because he believes that someone may be pranking him, but his test shows that it’s all legit, of course! Hmm, could it be that Mr. R (who just happens to be running the radio and deciphering all the messages) is the one doing all the chicanery?
Bottom line? I can’t say that it’s not an interesting look into how we perceived the mysteries of the universe back in those days. I actually enjoyed the entire read, no matter what I actually thought of it. With that said, I recommend not only reading all the above quoted material, but heading over to the link and finishing it. For those who develop a real sweet tooth for this kind of thing, you can get Williamson’s book, “The Saucer Speaks” at Google Books.
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