Outer Space Pictures – Apollo-Soyuz et al. – Summary

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During Meier’s Great Journey in space described in Contact Report 31, which took place from July 17-22, 1975, he allegedly witnessed the coupling between the USA Apollo spacecraft and the USSR Soyuz spacecraft on July 17. This was a joint venture of the USA and USSR called the Apollo Soyuz Test Project (ASTP). He was also allowed to take photos of this event allowed to take pictures of the Apollo-Soyuz coupling and also of various stars and planets. Soon after Meier’s journey, it was discovered that many of the pictures were manipulated or replaced with forgeries. This allegedly prompted the Plejaren ET Quetzal to take away and destroy most of Meier’s forged pictures, but a few dozen of the outer space pictures were left with FIGU Core Group member Guido Moosbrugger. These pictures were published as either genuine or almost genuine with at most some minor falsifications in the 4 editions (German: 1991 & 2012; English 2001 & 2004) of Guido’s book ‘Und sie fliegen doch’ (And still they fly) and Pleiadian-plejaren Contact Reports volume 1.

Since the late 1970s, apart from Meier/FIGU publications as mentioned above, many controversial and critical articles were published in the media on these pictures, including those of the Apollo-Soyuz coupling. We have listed anything relevant to the Apollo-Soyuz pictures in the following page:

Timeline of Apollo Soyuz et al. pictures

Manned space flight during GJ

Timeline of human spaceflight


The following manned spacecraft were in space orbiting the Earth during the Great Journey:

Apollo (ASTP) –  The Apollo, sometimes referred to as Apollo 18, that was involved in the Apollo Soyuz Test Project (ASTP). Apollo would dock with the Russian craft Soyuz 19 on July 17, using a special docking module (DM) to make this possible.
Soyuz 19 (ASTP) – The specially designed Soyuz 7K-TM craft that was involved in the Apollo Soyuz Test Project (ASTP).
Salyut 4 – A Russian space station that was part of the Salyut programme.
Soyuz 18 – A Soyuz 7K-T type spacecraft that was docked with Salyut 4 during the Great Journey
Skylab – The first US space station. It was unmanned during the Great Journey.


Photos from Und sie fliegen doch/And still they fly

In 1991 the late Guido Moosbrugger, FIGU core group member since the foundation of FIGU in 1976, published his book ‘Und sie fliegen doch‘ (USFD, German). An English translation of this book was published in 2001 (And yet they fly/AYTF) and 2004 (And still they fly/ASTF), and a new extended German version was recently published in 2012. All editions of this book contained the following 5 photos which Meier allegedly took of the Apollo-Soyuz coupling:



ASTF - pg 36 ASTF - pg 37

A comparison of Meier’s photos with a photo of the real Soyuz 19 (right picture) reveals there are many differences regarding color and the configuration of the antennas and the solar panels. So obviously Meier’s pictures aren’t taken from the real Apollo-Soyuz coupling.

Abstract D - Pic #1Soyuz 19 top view

Source of Meier’s Apollo-Soyuz pictures

The YouTube video below is a compilation of 6 clips taken from 4 different documentaries:

Clips #1, #2 and #3: Soyuz-Apollo – A Quarter of a Century Later / СОЮЗ – АПОЛЛОН – ЧЕТВЕРТЬ ВЕКА СПУСТЯ (Russian documentary, 2000)
Clip #4: Aeronautics & Space Report (NASA, 1973)
Clip #5: Apollo 17 – On the Shoulders of Giants (NASA, 1973)
Clip #6: Skylab: The Second Manned Mission. A Scientific Harvest (NASA, 1973)

Meier’s pictures happen to be identical to the frames from these clips, which conclusively proves the pictures are from these animations and not from the real Apollo-Soyuz coupling. Following is a comparison between the Meier photo’s and frames from the animation clips. Arrows and frames are inserted to point to the similarities.

Red arrows – Identical structures (cloud, ocean or land)
Purple arrows – Curved edges of screen (TV or Semjase’s viewing screen?)
Purple frame – Picture area as seen in pic #2, Abstract D, 1980

Meier’s picture #2 from Abstract D of Col. Colman S. von Keviczky’s 1980 report is identical to a frame that was part of the original NASA animation broadcast in the early 1970’s, fragments of which were again used in the Russian documentary ‘Soyuz-Apollo – A Quarter of a Century Later’, aired in the year 2000:

ASTP Picture 2 comparison

Meier’s pictures #1 & #3 from Abstract D and photo #71 & #72 (from ASTF 2004) do not have exactly identical frames in the clips we found, but the structures (clouds, oceans etc.) and camera angle are practically identical, so it is clear that the identical frames in the complete version of the animation must have been seconds or fractions of seconds before or after frames in the clips we have available:

Abstract D -  pic #1

ASTP Picture 3 comparison

ASTP Picture 72 (ASTF 2004) comparison

The Docking Module (DM) in Meier’s pictures doesn’t at all look like the real DM. Meier’s DM has 4-segments with two visible spherical tanks, containing oxygen and nitrogen. The real DM’s pressure vessel and external gas tanks were covered with an external insulation cover made of thin Inconel over a multi-layer insulation blanket separated from the vessel by a framework. The following picture, taken from Soyuz 19, shows the real DM attached to Apollo 18:

Apollo with DM 2

Apollo 18 as seen from Soyuz 19

Note (June 23, 2015): There is a picture of Meier’s Soyuz spacecraft (see below) – which he promoted as genuine at least up to the year 1978 and perhaps even to this day – shown in the Randy Winters video, that is the same as the animated Soyuz model seen in the above NASA animation.

Soyuz - Randy Winters video

Photos from Plejadisch-plejarische Kontakt Berichte Block 1

In 2002 the first block or volume of the new edition of the contact notes was published. In this block, 28 photos from Guido’s private collection of ‘Great Journey space pictures’ were published in Contact Report 31, which describes the Great Journey. In FIGU Special Bulletin 20, Hans Georg Lanzendorfer, core group member of FIGU, writes the following about these photos:

“In the course of the joint correction work on the Contact Reports by Ptaah, Florena, Enjana, “Billy” and Bernadette Brand, the time for clarifying had also come. In the year 2001, Guido was asked by “Billy” to make some of the photos available for publication in the corrected Pleiadian/Plejaren Contact Report Block. Therefore, since the year 2001, several genuine dinosaur pictures and dinosaur slides from the possession of Guido Moosbrugger are to be found with “Billy” again, but these remain strictly under wraps. For the publication in the Contact Report Block, it was strictly ensured, with the help of Ptaah, that it only concerned “Billy’s” genuine pictures or his pictures that were only slightly falsified by Schmid, whereby the aforesaid falsification, for a logical reason, found no use.”

“Ptaah: Of the more than 1,378 pictures from your Great Journey, only a few remain, namely 42, which really came from you, while the majority of the 1,336 pictures consisted of foisted photocopies of some drawings, etc., which Quetzal discovered very quickly at that time, which is why he destroyed all slides and photos…. Worldwide, none of your dinosaur pictures and space pictures, etc. have been published, other than those that are shown in the new Contact Report Blocks. These, however, are only a few copies of the real 42 shots, to which only very few falsifying and not any major changes were made.”

In short, according to this article the photos in PPKB 1 are a part of a collection of 42 genuine photos with at most some minor falsifications.

The first seven of these pictures published in PPKB 1 are on pages 232 and 234, which describe Meier and Semjase witnessing (and photographing) the Apollo Soyuz coupling. At first sight it is not clear what the crafts in the above pictures actually represent, whether they are related to the Apollo- Soyuz coupling or not. The Contact Report suggests that Meier may also have taken photos of other terrestrial and extraterrestrial craft.

Plejadisch-plejarische Kontakt Berichte Block 1, pg. 232:

PPKB 1 - CR 31 - pg 232 (1)

Plejadisch-plejarische Kontakt Berichte Block 1, pg. 234:

PPKB 1 - CR 31 - pg 234 (1-6)

Below are the results of our analysis of these 7 pictures, not necessarily in the same order as they are printed in PPKB 1.

PPKB 1 – CR 31 – Photo 1 (pg. 234)

PPKB 1 - CR 31 - pg 234 (6)

This clearly resembles the Soyuz spacecraft model also depicted in Und sie fliegen doch/And still they fly, from which it is established that it was originated from the NASA animation broadcasted across the world in the early 1970s. It also cannot be a picture of the only other Soyuz in space during the Great Journey, Soyuz 18, because it was docked with the Soviet Salyut 4 from May 24 to July 26, which entirely overlaps the time of the Great Journey, and it was a Soyuz 7K-T type craft, which had long aerials in the place where other models has solar panels, which in this model were replaced by batteries.

PPKB 1 – CR 31 – Photo 2 (pg. 234)

Soyuz 19 undeployed

The craft in this picture also seems to be a Soyuz craft, the Instrumentation & Service Module (ISM), Descent Module (DM) and Orbital Module (OM) can be clearly recognized. For the same reasons already mentioned under the previous picture it cannot be Soyuz 18. Even though features like the antennas seem to be similar to those of Soyuz 19, it can also not be a photo of the real Soyuz 19, since during the time of the Great Journey, the solar panels should be extended instead of retracted like on this picture.

Soyuz 19 undeployed comparison

Real Soyuz 19, as seen from Apollo 18

Red arrows – One pair of VHF-radio station antennas on the frequency of 121.75 Mhz*
Blue arrows – Apollo VHF-radio station antennas on the frequencies of 259.7 Mhz & 296.8 Mhz*
Green arrows – One of the three “flaps” of the androgynous peripheral docking system*
Yellow arrows – thermal sensors (?)
* NASA’s Apollo-Soyuz Test Project (ASTP) Press Kit, pages 27-30, 1975
This picture was likely taken from an animation, illustration or from (a photograph of) a mock-up model.

PPKB 1 – CR 31 – Photo 3 (pg. 232)

PPKB 1 - CR 31 - pg 232 (1)

On this picture a part of the orbital module (OM) and the descent module (DM) of a Soyuz spacecraft are visible. On the OM part, the word СОЮЗ (Soyuz in Russian script; Soyuz means Union) is readable. Also three parallel conduits are visible, as are some other features. However in space any type of Soyuz spacecraft, before and after 1975, has a green (or tint of green) thermal insulation blanket covering most of the spacecraft, so the conduits and other features on the hull are covered, including the word СОЮЗ. The only script visible on the insulation is ‘CCCP‘ (Russian for ‘USSR’) on the OM, as can also be seen on this picture of Soyuz 19, taken from Apollo 18:

Soyuz 19 left view

Real Soyuz 19, as seen from Apollo 18


Clearly Meier’s picture is not taken in space, but most likely of a mock-up model in for example a museum, which in most cases are not covered with the green insulation blanket, so the visitors can see the details and components on the hull. The features as shown in Meier’s picture are very identical to the features on the following picture of the mock-up model of an old Soyuz second-type spacecraft, which was shown on a Paris Air show at Le Bourget Airport, in early 1970’s:

Soyuz close up comparison

Although Semjase was allegedly able to make parts of the spacecraft transparent for Billy to see the astronauts/cosmonauts inside the craft, as is described in CR 31, there seems to be no apparent reason to only make the insulation invisible to photograph the hull, rather than the cosmonauts inside. Considering the analysis results of the previous pictures this explanation seems to be extremely far fetched. Also it would only raise exactly the strong doubts about the authenticity addressed here.

PPKB 1 – CR 31 – Photo 4 (pg. 234)

PPKB 1 - CR 31 - pg 234 (1)

Meier’s picture seems to be showing an Apollo CSM (Command/Service Module) over the horizon. The only Apollo craft in space during Great Journey was the Apollo CSM involed in the Apollo-Soyuz Test Project (ASTP) Apollo, sometimes referred to as Apollo 18. However, a special docking module (DM) was attached to Apollo 18 to make the docking with Soyuz 19 possible, which is clearly not present in the Meier’s picture. See the below picture showing the real Apollo 18 with the DM, taken from Soyuz 19:
Apollo with DM 2

Real Apollo 18 with docking module, as seen from Soyuz 19

The only time during the ASTP mission Apollo 18 was solo in space was during the transposition, docking and extraction procedure with the DM on July 15 (similar to the procedure with Lunar Exploration Modules (LEM) as can be seen in this simulation video) and after the docking with Soyuz 19, when the docking module was released before re-entry on July 19. July 15 was 2 days before the Great Journey started on July 17, and since CR 31 clearly suggests the ASTP scene was left by Billy and Semjase at most a few hours after the docking took place to visit other places in the universe, Billy also could not have taken this picture on July 19.

Again, the possibility of making parts of the spacecraft invisible could be considered. It seems far fetched however to suggest only the DM or the DM and Soyuz 19 were made invisible to make this picture. It seems more likely the source of this picture is not the Great Journey, but rather an animation of an Apollo mission or another picture, for example taken from a LEM during any moon mission.

PPKB 1 – CR 31 – Photo 5 (pg. 234)

PPKB 1 - CR 31 - pg 234 (4)

This picture shows two Soyuz spacecrafts docked with each other. As mentioned before the only Soyuz craft in space during the Great Journey were Soyuz 18 (docked with Salyut 4) and Soyuz 19 (involved in the ASTP), which obviously did not dock with each other. The only time in history two Soyuz craft ever docked in space (see this list of Soviet manned space missions) was on January 16, 1969, more than 6 years before the Great Journey supposedly took place in July 1975; the involved craft were Soyuz 4 and Soyuz 5, Clearly this picture could not have been taken by Meier during the Great Journey. The source of this picture turns out to be a simulation with models of the Soyuz 4 & 5 docking shown in the Russian space documentary Первая орбитальная (The First Orbital) from 1969 (at 20:53) and also in the documentary Крутые дороги космоса (Steep Roads of Space) from 1972 (at 35:09 min):

Soyuz 4 & 5 comparison

PPKB 1 – CR 31 – Photo 6 (pg. 234)

PPKB 1 - CR 31 - pg 234 (3)

The design of the object in the above picture is clearly very different from the Apollo or Soyuz spacecraft. There seems to be a resemblance with the Soviet space station Salyut 4, the circular section in the middle, surrounded with small spheres which are pressurant gas tanks, would be the docking port to which a Soyuz craft could dock, but as already mentioned before, during the Great Journey Soyuz 18 was docked with Salyut 4, so this photo would have been impossible, unless Semjase would have made the Soyuz 18 craft transparent, which again seems a very far fetched explanation. The configuration does match with the first Salyut space station, Salyut 1. Since this space station had re-entered on October 11, 1971, it was not in orbit during the Great Journey, so Meier could never have taken this picture.

The source is a Russian space documentary Крутые дороги космоса (Steep Roads of Space) from 1972 (also the source of the Soyuz 4 & 5 picture), which contains a remarkably identical frame at around 12:22, tough rotated 180 degrees compared to Meier’s picture. This is not an image of the real Salyut 1, but a model from a simulator to train cosmonauts on the docking procedure. The vertical lines also match exactly with the lines on Meier’s picture, they are actually grid-lines on the screen of the simulator:

Salyut 1 comparison

PPKB 1 – CR 31 – Photo 7 (pg. 234)

PPKB 1 - CR 31 - pg 234 (2)

On the foreground in the below half of this picture one or more unidentified spacecraft are visible. On the upper half there is a classic-flying saucer contour which might represent the craft which Semjase says belongs to her race.  The circular dots on the left side could represent the four other extraterrestrial ships which according to Semjase were foreign to them and were only there to observe the historic Apollo-Soyuz docking event, as is described by Meier in CR 31. The object in the foreground seems to be a booster of some kind, but we have not yet been able to identify this craft. This simulation video shows something similar but not identical at 0:57 seconds. It doesn’t resemble any of the manned spacecrafts or stations in space during the Great Journey (Apollo 18, Soyuz 19, Soyuz 18 coupled to Salyut 4 and Skylab). Several people who run aerospace related websites and are knowledgeable on this topic could also not identify the craft in the image when we asked them to.


The results of this investigation were also communicated to FIGU core group member Christian Frehner. Also questions about it were asked on the FIGU forum to Meier. Main points from Meier and FIGU’s responses are summarized as follows:

  1. The pictures have been manipulated to an unknown degree
  2. Meier doesn’t own the original pictures anymore, so it is not possible to reply and give a counter argument
  3. Since Meier and the Plejaren do not wish to discuss this issue anymore, it remains unsolved
  4. The pictures should be considered as illustrations only

Points 1, 2 and 3 – Even though we unambiguously demonstrated the pictures as 100% fakes, Meier and FIGU still maintains that these pictures are only falsified to a “degree” and claim that we require the originals to make any conclusions, which is very absurd to say the least. The analysis clearly shows that the pictures in PPKB 1 are 100% forgeries, as there are clear major differences between the craft on the pictures and their real counterparts, some pictures are even identical to the images from space documentaries, and some of the depicted spacecraft weren’t even in space during Meier’s Great Journey.

Point 4 is outright contradictory since in FIGU Special Bulletin 20 these pictures were only referred to as genuine or almost genuine pictures.

For the publication in the Contact Report Block, it was strictly ensured, with the help of Ptaah, that it only concerned “Billy’s” genuine pictures or his pictures that were only slightly falsified by Schmid, whereby the aforesaid falsification, for a logical reason, found no use.”

“Of the more than 1,378 pictures from your Great Journey, only a few remain, namely 42, which really came from you (…) These (the pictures in PPKB 1), however, are only a few copies of the real 42 shots, to which only very few falsifying and not any major changes were made.”

Furthermore, when Mahesh (on of the webmasters of BMUFOR) asked clarification from Christian Frehner about the cave men pictures which are also part of the outer space pictures published in PPKB 1, he responded as follows on July 12, 2012:

“Based on Ptaah’s statement during the 384th contact of April 16, 2005 (FIGU-Sonder-Bulletin No. 20 of July 2005) the photos in the Plejadisch-plejarische Kontaktberichte, Block 1 belong to those 42 genuine photos (of 1335 falsified ones) , which were only slightly changed/manipulated. In my understanding this means that the photos present the real situation, but probably with some slight manipulations. They may be taken as an example of what Billy saw and met during his Great Journey (Grosse Reise).”

Strangely Christian Frehner also asserts that the pictures (Photo 5 & Photo 6) of the spacecrafts which in reality does not even exist in space in 1975 should be viewed as illustrations. His response is so absurd since the obvious question is – Why would Meier claim the ownership and insert the pictures of those spacecrafts in his book as illustrations, when in reality they weren’t even in space during his space journey ? There is no discussion whatsoever available in the contact reports on these Soviet spacecrafts – Salyut 1, Soyuz 4 and Soyuz 5.

In conclusion, Meier and FIGU’s responses remained vague, evasive, absurd and even contradictory to the statements made earlier in the FIGU literature.


We have analysed 5 pictures from Guido Moosbrugger’s book ‘Und sie fliegen doch/And still they fly’ that Meier allegedly made of the Apollo-Soyuz coupling on July 17, during his Great Journey in space. All these 5 pictures turned out to be from a NASA animation from the early 1970s.

Furthermore we’ve analysed 7 pictures from PPKB 1 of which it was according to FIGU Special Bulletin 20 – “it was strictly ensured, with the help of Ptaah, that it only concerned “Billy’s” genuine pictures or his pictures that were only slightly falsified by Schmid, whereby the aforesaid falsification, for a logical reason, found no use”.  Nevertheless, 6 of these pictures turned out to be fake for different reasons. For 2 of them, we even found identical frames in documentaries from the late 1960s and early 1970s; while 1 picture remained unidentified so far.

Are Plejaren ET’s who are allegedly 8,000 years ahead of us in the fields of science & technology and 30 million years ahead of us spiritually, incapable to detect these simple fakes during their photo verification process ?

Refer to Part 3/3 in this section of the timeline for a list of even more contradictions and absurdities. Though the pictures are clearly forgeries, we cannot draw any conclusions as to how these pictures came into the possession of Meier.

In August 2014 these results were also reported to Meier/FIGU by several people and questions about it were asked by e-mail and also on the forum (see Timeline of Apollo-Soyuz et al.). So far Meier/FIGU has not given any satisfying, logical explanation and seems to consider this a closed topic.

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