Saturday, December 15, 2007

The Science Of George Adamski

(Flying Saucers Farewell by George Adamski. 1961. Abelard-Schuman, publisher.)

Unfortunately, I only have one book by contactee George Adamski, his third effort. But even this one tome reveals many startling truths.

Back in 1952 Adamski claimed that he met a Venusian with the synthetic-fiberly appellation of Orthon. This happened like all such events in a desolate area: a Californian desert. Following this life-changing meeting he had other encounters with the space brothers who, he said, looked like ordinary humans and who lived amongst us unsuspecting earthlings.

In his books Adamski made claims that were quickly derided by scientists. He said that all the planets in our solar system were habitable to humanlike beings, even the outer ones like Pluto, despite the great distance from the sun.

So how could the outer planets be warm enough to support life? Check out the image below from page 29 of Flying Saucers Farewell. (Click on image to enlarge for detail.)

As you can see Adamski stated there are three asteroid belts, one between Mars and Jupiter, the second between Neptune and Pluto, and the last after three undiscovered planets beyond Pluto. It’s too bad that Adamski passed away. I would like to hear his take on how Pluto is no longer officially considered as a planet. Or that three more planetoids haven’t been found beyond it.

Be that as it may, we’ll consider Adamski’s claims in light of his own times, i.e., that there are twelve planets and three asteroid belts.

The asteroid belts explain how a far-flung orb like Pluto receives enough warmth from the sun to be habitable. Adamski invokes the analogy of the cathode ray tube (CRT) with its grids and anodes that give off great quantities of electrons. I’m using a CRT now to wordprocess this article.

While the inner planets receive enough sunlight, the intensity of the light starts to diminish beyond Mars. But the first asteroid belt acts like a CRT grid. To quote Adamski (page 30):

“The negative charge of the asteroid belt is great enough to attract the particles from the sun and pull them back up to their original speed. Because this belt is grid-like in construction, with thousands of openings and paths, similar to a window screen with air going through, the particles dash on through and enter the influence of the planets beyond.”

I don’t know about you but I’ve never felt a sudden shift in airflow pressure on a calm day caused by window screen activity. Wind and cross ventilation do their part from what I’ve observed. The screen just passively allows air to flow. Then again, I’ve never considered a window screen as a CRT. It must be a mental thing.

Anyway, the sunlight starts to wane again after Neptune and so it gets another boost by the second asteroid belt. And finally, the third belt/anode gives those solar particles another step-up before leaving our solar system.

Anyone for a tan beyond the twelfth planet?


X. Dell said...

Interesting. Adamski apparently based this claim on a technology that was sorta familiar (television) but so new that most didn't fully comprehend it yet. His talk about the habitability of Venus also skirted by because of our lack of knowledge (in 1952) of that particular planet's searing heat, acidic moisture, and crushing surface air pressure.

I want to look more closely at Adamski one of these days. I'm curious to see how he might have been regarded during his time. The only contemporary texts I have concerning him are mainstream, nd depict him as an out-and-out kook (in fact, he could really play the part well on TV).

As you probably know, Jim Marrs believed that Adamski's work was purely a misinformation campaign. That would make sense if we could see a growing influence at the time.

Much of Adamski's curent influence is second-hand via the New Age, space-brother movements, etc..


Ray said...

X. Dell:

One take on Adamski - from the skeptical side - can be found in Shockingly Close To The Truth: Confessions of a grave-Robbing Ufologist by Jim Moseley and Karl Pflock. In the appendix you will find a copy of the (in)famous RE Straith letter and also a reproduction of Saucer News, Oct. 1957, which discussed Adamski.

From what I know about the man, I think George was a kook, but an amiable one. That's how he snagged a visit with Queen Juliana of the Netherlands back in 1959.