(C) 2015 Ray X
“Wait a minute! That’s wrong.”
A storyteller doesn’t want his audience to notice holes in his great tale.
In this third and last book, Flying Saucer Farewell (1961), contactee George Adamski had to explain an apparent falsehood with his previous writings.
George always had stories to tell. In the summer of 1947 he claimed 184 flying saucers flew over him one evening. He even photographed what he said were alien spacecraft.
But his UFO adventure went into full gear after he reported that he met with an alien in the desert, a Nordic humanoid named Orthon who hailed from Venus. (Any relation to Nylon of Mars?)
George received the usual contactee messages: nuclear war would end life on Earth, people had to live in peace, and don’t wear white after Labor Day.
Orthon took his earthling friend on a tour of the solar system. George wrote that other worlds like Venus had Earth-like atmospheres, even all the way out to Pluto.
But there was a big problem, according to standard science. As George mentioned the heat and light from the sun should decrease inversely with the square of the distance. As one traveled from the earth he would notice each planet receiving less solar radiation, until a planet like Pluto would probably be a frozen lifeless rock.
Yet despite that inconvenient fact Gorge still stated: “I know from personal experience that [the] outer planets have thriving, with climates and atmospheres similar to our own earth.”
He had an answer to those skeptical standard science types.
In Flying Saucer Farewell George included a detailed diagram of a cathode ray tube (CRT), the device that enabled people to watch Captain Video on their boxy TV sets back in those days.
Then George went into an explanation about how a CRT worked, negative electrons, high voltages, various grids and anodes, whatever.
The reason why Mars and the outer planets received enough heat was due to three asteroid belts between planet groups that allowed enough radiation to flow all the way out to Pluto and beyond. (The space brothers revealed our solar system had a total of twelve planets.) Each asteroid belt was negative in charge, attracting the sun’s particles and passing them along with a boost.
The asteroid belt system acted like CRT grids and anodes. As George summed up: “This furnishes Pluto and the last three planets with normal light and heat.”
Unfortunately George Adamski passed on to a higher level in 1965. He’s probably living with his reincarnated wife on Venus. Too bad. He could explain why all the space probes have found inhospitable atmospheres on other planets, no sign of alien civilizations.
Maybe he would say the other planets are projecting illusionary holograms so that we can’t see their true surfaces.
Or better yet the solar CRT system broke and everyone went underground.
That demonstrates how dependent even the space brothers are on the repairman.