Publishes life-endangering, false charges by skeptic Donald Prothero against UFO contactee Billy Meier
Abusers and Enablers
In an atmosphere of deservedly heightened concern for victims of various forms of abuse, why would Indiana University Press, a supposedly reputable publisher of academic books, deliberately publish a book featuring outright lies, defamatory attacks and character assassination?
While formerly just a tabloid topic, UFOs have now become a very popular – and often profitable – subject for discussion. Understandably, charlatans abound, not only among the so-called “UFO experts”, “alien contactees”, etc., but often among the equally unscientific, agenda-driven skeptics.
Relied on Discredited Sources
Speaking of unscientific, in their book, UFOS, CHEMTRAILS, AND ALIENS, authors Donald R. Prothero and Timothy D. Callahan rush to repeat long disproven, dangerously false, libelous information about Swiss UFO contactee, Billy Meier, from discredited skeptics, Derek Bartholomaus and Kal Korff…both of whom were shown to have lied and falsified evidence and information.
Indiana University Press, despite being repeatedly informed about more than a dozen false and highly defamatory claims by the authors, simply ignored the warnings, as well as repeated requests to promptly and reasonably resolve the matter.
Prothero, a paleontologist who’s also an avowed skeptic, tellingly chose not to actually interview Meier himself, instead relying on, and repeating ,the unsubstantiated, defamatory claims and rumors that conformed with Prothero’s own biased, skeptical agenda.
Indiana University Press, one of the largest of the university presses for almost 70 years, either failed in its responsibility to scrutinize the claims in Porthero’s and Callahan’s book, or is endorsing the libelous content…or both. Among the numerous false and defamatory accusations, Prothero accuses Meier of being a: liar, hoaxer of evidence, profiteer, fraud, cult leader, potential kidnapper and that he “has claimed to be the reincarnation of Jesus Christ”.
Meier, whose still ongoing contacts span more than 75 years , has survived numerous, documented assassination attempts, including being shot at close range…by a religious fanatic. By irresponsibly publishing this dangerously false and inflammatory information, the authors – and the Indiana University Press – further, recklessly endanger Meier’s life, as they were also clearly informed but chose to ignore.
Facts Don’t Matter
With a religious-like fervor to promote their unscientific, skeptical agenda, the authors also carefully avoided any mention of the actual independent expert analyses and authentication of Meier’s abundant and unprecedented UFO evidence, by respected scientists, and from decades of multiple, independent investigations. In fact, they go out of their way to disparage the brilliant, multi-patent holding, IBM research chemist, Marcel Vogel, and ignore the latest in-depth analyses of Meier’sUFO photos and films, done with 21st century, state-of-the-art technology not available to Meier between 1964 and 1981, when he took his – still irreproducible – photographic evidence.
The most recent independent endorsement of Meier’s scientific evidence comes from a retired prosecutor-trial lawyer. And the former top-level US Air Force OSI investigator applied military standards in examining Meier’s evidence of UFO contacts, which led him to unreservedly conclude that it’s “100% ironclad authentic”.
Neither these experts, nor Michael Horn, Meier’s American media representative, who’s researched the case for almost 40 years, were interviewed, let alone contacted, by the authors, or Indiana University Press.
Nor did they contact Horn’s research team members, NASA aerospace engineer Matthew Wieczkiewicz (Ret), and Kenneth Smith, the Director of Operations at Orbital Launch System Group (Ret), who served under retired astronaut, Ronald Grabe. Both Wieczkiewicz and Smith also endorse Meier’s singular authenticity.
Questions must also be asked as to why repeated attempts to privately discuss – and peacefully resolve – the matter with Gary Dunham, Director, Indiana University Press,* and Jennifer W. Adams, legal counsel, were met with defiant indifference and continued tacit endorsement of the vile attacks. To date, neither Adams, nor anyone else from the legal department, deigned to discuss the matter.
Donald Prothero also ignored attempts to have him respond to, and account for, his life-endangering, false, and defamatory claims.
*The totality of Mr. Dunham’s response to being made aware of this despicaable situation was:
“Thank you for your message and information. We will take your suggestions under advisement.”
In other words, no real response at all.
More to come in Part 2.