Outer Space Pictures – Cave men – Timeline

July 17, 1975 – Contact Report 35

Contact Date: Tuesday, September 16, 1975, 09:14 AM
Verifiable Publications: Semjase Kontakt Berichte (1st ed.) Block 7, 1978
UET-WS* Vol 7, 1979-1980’s
Semjase Kontakt Berichte (2nd ed.) Block 3, pg. 486, 1987
Messages from the Pleiades (1st ed.) Vol 1, pg. 379, 1988
Plejadisch-plejarische Kontakberichte Block 1, pg. 432, 2002
Messages from the Pleiades (2nd ed.) Vol 1, pg. 331, 2004

In this CR, Meier’s Great Journey which took place from July 17-22, 1975 (and also documented in CRs 31, 33 & 34) is described, including a visit to the planet NEBER. Unfortunately the part about Meier visiting the world NEBER and making the cave men pictures isn’t yet available on Futureofmankind website. Below are the highlights of the part regarding the NEBER visit from CR 31, PPKB 1:

July-September 1975 – Development and fate of outer space photos

Refer to More References – Outer space photos

Mid-1970’s – Removal of outer space pictures from photo albums

Refer to Outer space pictures.

1991 – Und sie fliegen doch!

The late Guido Moosbrugger, core group member of FIGU, publishes a book – Und sie fliegen doch!. This book is later published in English (2001 & 2004) and a revised and extended version is published in 2012. On page 170-171 of the 2004 English version an explanation is given for similarities between Meier’s pictures and illustrations, frames from films etc. (refer to More References – Outer space photos). This explanation is the same in all editions.

1995 – The Billy Meier Story – Spaceships of the Pleiades

Kal K. Korff publishes his book ‘The Billy Meier Story – Spaceships of the Pleiades. On pages 252-255, he presents his analysis of the Cave-men photos which he received from the ex-FIGU member Hans Jacob, who worked closely with Meier managing his photo albums during the period 1975-1976. According to Korff, these photos were available in Hans Jacob’s binder (DIA – Die grosse Reise in die Ewigkeit von 17, p. 10-11).

SOTP - pg 252-253   SOTP - pg 254-255

April 1996 – UFO-Kurier article: The Meier Controvery: New Accusations

Luc Bürgin publishes an article ‘The Meier Controvery: New Accusations’  in UFO-Kurier, Nr. 18, April 1996 (English translation, original German article available here) in which he says the following about these 2 pictures:

“Two other pictures from 1975 seemed strangely familiar to me. They show ancient men, which Billy supposedly snapped during his travel to a planet called “Neber”. Somehow it seemed to me as if the Swiss photographed the two hairy figures from a graphic illustration, on which the evolution of men at different points in time is represented. Later it turned out my instinct didn’t mislead me. The graphic designers from List-publisher used such an illustration for the German version of a book of Steve Jones (“Die Botschaft der Gene”, München 1995), at which two of the depicted human predecessors were exactly identical with the creatures on Meiers pictures! (I saved myself the trouble to research the exact age of the original illustration, but I bet it originated before 1975.)”

Die Botschaft der Gene (1995)

Die Botschaft der Gene (1995)

August 1996 – FIGU responds to UFO-Kurier article: ‘The Meier Controvery: New Accusations

FIGU responds to the article ‘The Meier Controvery: New Accusations’ written by Luc Bürgin and published in UFO-Kurier, Nr. 18, April 1996. See the English translation of the FIGU response here and the original German here. However, for some reason neither Meier nor FIGU responded to any specific allegations made on a number of issues including the cave men photos.

2001 – Plejaren Ptaah verifies Meier’s outer space pictures and concludes 42 of them are genuine or only slightly falsified

In FIGU Special Bulletin 20 (original German here) an article was published regarding controversies about Meier’s UFO and outer space photos (especially the Pteranodon photo) and how these were manipulated by third parties (MIB, photographer Schmid etc.). Embedded in this article is an article written by FIGU core group member Hans Georg Lanzendorfer (HGL) about the same topic. Below are some relevant excerpts from this article:

“HGL: After the freshly developed dinosaur pictures were in the hands of “Billy,” these were seen and inspected by Quetzal. During this, dozens of pictures were noted by him, which quite clearly could not have come from the world NEBER and, therefore, had not been taken by “Billy,” about which Quetzal got very angry
This especially concerned that photograph, on which a pterosaur, with an ejecting fish and a white spot on its belly, was portrayed. With the help of this counterfeit, “Billy” should have one day been made a deceiver and contact swindler. Because of the manipulations, the photos were immediately recovered and destroyed by Quetzal in the middle of the 1970s, and indeed, still before they could be brought into circulation by FIGU or by “Billy.”
Before the original photos were removed and destroyed by Quetzal, however, the foundation member of FIGU, Guido Moosbrugger, came into the possession of some copies. However, he had to make the promise to the Plejaren and “Billy,” never to make the copies available to the public or to get rid of these in any way because the falsification from a foreign hand was also among the preserved photos. Should he fail to comply with the instruction, the pictures would have to be immediately confiscated and destroyed by the Plejaren, as this also happened with the originals of “Billy.” To this day, Guido Moosbrugger feels bound to his promise and has always kept the pictures under wraps.

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. For this reason, the photo of the pterosaur that was falsified by a foreign hand is not shown in the new, hardback Pleiadian/Plejaren Contact Reports Block No. 1.
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 new Contact Report Block. 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.

This article implies the pictures published in the Pleiadian/Plejaren Contact Reports are some of the 42 surviving space pictures that were checked very carefully with the help of the Plejaren Ptaah and are genuine or only slightly falsified.

2002 – Plejadisch-plejarische Kontaktberichte Block 1

Meier/FIGU publishes the first block of the 3rd edition contact notes, Pleiadisch-plejarische Kontakt Berichte Block 1. On page 435 are the cave men photos, cropped to fit into the page, for the full unedited photos, refer to Kal Korff’s 1995 book above.

PPKB 1 - pg 435 - CR 31 - Blurred

December 2011 – Correspondence with Meier & FIGU

Mahesh Karumudi (one of the webmasters of BMUFOR) came across Luc Bürgin’s  online article – ‘The Meier Controvery: New Accusations’ (originally published in UFO-Kurier, Nr. 18, April 1996) which mentioned that the photos of the primitive men taken by Meier during his outer space journey resembled an image on the on the cover page of the book authored by Steve Jones (“Die Botschaft der Gene”, München, 1995). Since Bürgin didn’t take the trouble to find out age of the original illustration Mahesh searched for it online and quickly found out that it was the illustration March of Progress from 1965. He decided to mail Christian Frehner (CF), core group member of FIGU since 1987 and SSSC Director, for clarification:

From: karumudi mahesh chowdary <mahigitam@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, Dec 27, 2011 at 1:30 PM
To: Christian Frehner / FIGU <christian.frehner@figu.org>
Bcc: “michael@theyfly.com” <michael@theyfly.com>
subject: Similarity of pictures in “Early Man” book & Meier’s on NEBER Planet


May I know why are these pictures from “Early Man” book, 1965 still presented as photos from Neber planet in Pleiadian/Plejaren Contact Reports, Block 1 (2002).
In the FIGU Bulletin, there were explanations as to the manipulation of photos by Schmid/MIB and it was mentioned specifically about the Pteranodon photo which was inserted or manipulated by MIB but didnt talk about the possibility of manipulation of 2 early men photos.


Since Christian Frehner didn’t respond, Mahesh raised the issue on the german FIGU forum on January 10, where Hans Georg Lanzendorfer, author of the FIGU Special Bulletin 20 article, acts as a moderator. Unfortunately there was no response, even after a second request on the forum. After about 7 months, on July 21, 2012, Mahesh wrote to Christian Frehner again, to which he responded on July 25. Michael Horn also responded on the same day.

From: karumudi mahesh chowdary <mahigitam@gmail.com>
Date: Sat, Jul 21, 2012 at 10:59 AM
To: Christian Frehner / FIGU <christian.frehner@figu.org>
Bcc: “michael@theyfly.com” <michael@theyfly.com>
subject: Similarity of pictures in “Early Man” book & Meier’s on NEBER Planet

Hi Chrisitan,

Hope you are doing good. It has been 7 months since i first sent you this mail about the similarity of ‘2 primitive men’ photo taken by meier during his space travel in 1975 & that of the picture from ‘Early Man’ book published in 1965 & got no response. After waiting for a longtime, i asked the same question in the FIGU german forum and also got no response. Is Billy made aware of this similar photos issue ? Did FIGU release any official statement regarding this ? If they didn’t, then may we know, when can we expect a response from FIGU ?

Mahesh Karumudi

From: “michael@theyfly.com” <michael@theyfly.com>
Date: Sat, Jul 21, 2012 at 11:15 PM
To: karumudi mahesh chowdary <mahigitam@gmail.com>, Christian Frehner / FIGU <christian.frehner@figu.org>
subject: Re: Similarity of pictures in “Early Man” book & Meier’s on NEBER Planet


I don’t have a definitive answer myself except that I remember that Billy found out that a lot of his photos had been falsified, manipulated or stolen, etc., including ones form his great journey.

M & A

From: Christian Frehner / FIGU <christian.frehner@figu.org>
Date: Wed, Jul 25, 2012 at 12:40 AM
To: karumudi mahesh chowdary <mahigitam@gmail.com>
Cc: “michael@theyfly.com” <michael@theyfly.com>
subject: Re: Similarity of pictures in “Early Man” book & Meier’s on NEBER Planet

Hi Mahigitam,

Here at last you get an answer to your question (pardon me/us for the delay):

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).

Of course Billy never made photographs from illustrations in books etc. This would absolutely not correspond with his character, honesty and dedication for the mission. Besides, faking such photos in order to “enhance” the authenticity of his case would be silly and is absolutely out of question.

I hope this clarifies the situation.


Not satisfied with this response Mahesh asked the same question directly to Meier on the Q&A section on the English FIGU forum on July 28, 2012. He replied on September 23, 2012:

Billy photographed the “primitive cave man” with his photo camera in just the same way he photographed all the other objects and people etc.

Billy doesn’t care whether the published photo resembles or matches the famous illustration or not. Since so many of the photos were falsified etc. and, therefore, were taken away from Billy by Quetzal, the photos are not important anymore.

(Note by CF: Besides, the photos of the great journey don’t prove anything because no one on our planet is capable of verifying Billy’s pictures in the next thousands of years.)

February 28, 2014 – UFO-Prophet investigation and article

Mahesh did an analysis on the cave men photos and published it on his blog ufoprophet.blogspot.com:

The Cave-Men Photos Controversy: Outer Space photos of Billy Meier taken in 1975

March 1, 2014 – James Deardorff responds to the cave men pictures issue

After Mahesh asked for the opinion of some people to his cave men picture analysis on his blog, Research Professor Emeritus (OSU) James Deardorff responded as follows on Saturday, March 1, 2014 at 9:56 PM:

“Billy’s caveman photo would seem to be one of the hoaxed ones. I can’t conceive of Billy in a space suit, probably with Semjase alongside, being able to take the picture of a nude caveman who poses for him conveniently striding towards the right with right leg forward, and without any foreground or background showing.”

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