Steve Andrews is a well-researched writer on the subjects of ufology and conspiracy theory, and used to write for Feed Your Brain magazine.
Who Is Alex Collier?
Alex Collier is most famous for being an alien contactee. He claims to have been in touch with two Andromedans for most of his life. He has names for his two friends and calls them Vissaeus and Morenae. They are described as blue-skinned humanoids. He says that sometimes they have taken him on board their craft, and other times they talk to him by telepathy.
Back in 1994, he was filmed and recorded by Rick Keefe for his UFO Hypotheses series of research projects. Collier was discussing his contacts with beings from the Andromeda galaxy in relation to what he had learned from them, specifically about the “Earth dilemma.”
At one point, Keefe asked him what the most memorable moment during this contact was, and he answered that it was a time when he was feeling very sad and was leaving the craft and saying goodbye to his extraterrestrial friends. Vissaeus had apparently said to him: “The love that you withhold is the pain that you carry.” This was the most important saying that had stuck in his mind that his alien friend had told him. He went on to explain that its meaning was in relation to how, after we die, we get to judge ourselves and are not judged by God or anyone else. We can look back on all those times we had not shown love when we should have.
The only problem is that this was actually a quotation by American writer and poet Ralph Waldo Emerson. So the question is, why was an Andromedan quoting a famous human thinker, and didn’t Collier realise this? If he did know that Vissaeus was for some reason choosing to point out some wisdom by an American writer, well, why didn’t he say so? I wonder if Andromedans study the literary works of great minds on Earth? It is bound to make one have doubts about the authenticity of Collier’s descriptions of what he says the Andromedans told him.
He talks about the Lyran or Lyraen civilisations and how we are descended from them, about the Alpha Draconis reptilian warrior race, about the Pleiadians, the Orion group, and the Zeta Reticulan Greys. Collier was talking about Reptilians many years before David Icke came up with the theory presented in The Biggest Secret. So, where did these ideas originate, and how much of this material, if any, is true?
Description of the Andromedans
But let us have a look at some of what Collier actually said about the Andromedans and their culture.
- He claims that they are humans just like us, but they are between four and eight feet tall and have light blue skin. This is the Andromedan race he is apparently in touch with, although there are 28 races in all, some of which are not human.
- He says there are plasmic and organic beings, and those are found in other dimensions.
- There are 11 such “creational densities,” and the Andromedans are evolving out of the fourth and fifth densities.
- They are in touch with beings in the ninth, tenth and eleventh densities, which he described as “light.”
- In the fourth density, the Andromedans, as well as everyone else, are telepathic and clairvoyant. There can be no hidden agendas because everyone can read everyone else's thoughts. There is no crime.
- The Andromedans focus is on education and evolving the individual spirit. They are provided with everything they need to do this. The children go to school for 120-150 years and study all the sciences and the arts before deciding on their pathway.
- He says that the Andromedans are trying to understand God just like we are though they are 4700 years more spiritually advanced than us. They refer to and think of God as the “Isness.”
Collier explains that all humans everywhere originally came from Lyra but that during a vast intergalactic and interplanetary war that went on for thousands of years, they migrated out into other solar systems. He says that these wars were fought with the reptilian beings of Alpha Draconis.
We have to trust him at his word for all of this because no evidence of his contacts with the Andromedans is ever offered, no photos, no physical items he has been given by them or are from their world. Sadly this is the case with most alien contactee material. We are told all sorts of literally ‘out of this world’ information and asked to believe it as fact with no physical or provable evidence provided.
The same goes for all of the channeled material that is the basis of so many teachings in ufology and New Age belief systems. This is how religions and cults work too by giving out all manner of bizarre information without any evidence but which we are asked to believe in as fact.
Michael Horn and Billy Meier
Michael Horn is not happy with the work of Alex Collier and has basically accused him of plagiarising and altering what contactee Eduard "Billy" Meier had said in his own work.
Meier is probably the most famous alien contactee in the world. Born in the town of Bülach, he lives in Switzerland and has claimed to have been in touch with humanoid alien beings said to be from beyond the Pleiades star system and that he is calling the Plejarens. He has photos of what he calls “beam ships” as evidence of his encounters. These photographs have been said to be fakes, but we will look into this later on.
Meier Claims to Have Been in Touch With Extraterrestrials
Meier claims that his first contact with extraterrestrials took place in 1942 at the age of five, when he experienced an encounter with an alien named Sfath. Further contacts with Sfath are said to have continued until 1953.
Then from 1953 until 1964, Meier's contacts with the extraterrestrial beings are said to have been with a female alien being called Asket. Meier says that following an eleven-year break in contact, his meetings with these entities began again (beginning on January 28, 1975) with another alien woman named Semjase whom he was told is the granddaughter of Sfath.
It has since been commented on by many researchers that Semjase is very similar to Semyasa, the name of a fallen angel or demon mentioned in the Book of Enoch. If Meier really has been in touch with these beings, the question needing to be asked is, are they really who they claim and from the Plejares star system beyond the Pleiades, or are they demonic lying spirits? Or did Meier simply get the idea for the name after reading the Book of Enoch?
Michael Horn's Criticisms
But back to the question of Alex Collier’s true identity and claims: Horn has pointed out that Collier has not been using his real name at all. He says that Collier is actually a former IRS worker who changed his name from Ralph Amagran to the one he has been using as an Andromedan contactee. Wikipedia supports what Horn has stated and also informs us that Collier was known as Ralph Amigron at one point.
Now there is nothing wrong with someone changing their name, but why did Collier maintain that the words of Emerson were those of an alien being? If he could be willing to deceive us about that, how much more of his material is not the truth?
Of course, by now, you are probably wondering who Michael Horn is anyway, and here we come to another big problem in getting to the truth of all this because it turns out that he works for Billy Meier as his publicist. Horn’s attempts to debunk Collier and his material look very much like an example of infighting, which sadly spoils much of conspiracy research and ufology. Nevertheless, what Horn says about Collier appears to be correct, and there is a lot more information that has recently come to light which we will look at later on.
A very big problem, though, is that if Collier did plagiarise Meier’s material and possibly the work of others, how true was this information in the first place? Many people have alleged that the photos Meier uses to back up his claims are fake. Meier has said that his “official” contacts began in 1975 and they were in that category because he was being given evidence to prove the reality of his encounters with these alien beings. He maintains that the Plejarens gave him permission to photograph their spacecraft as proof of extraterrestrial visitation.
These photos have been alleged to be fakes by a number of notable critics, including UFO researcher Stanton Friedman and author Jacques Vallée. Not only that, but Meier's relationship with his Greek wife Kalliope came to an end, and in 1997 she stated in an interview that the UFOs in the photos were similar to models that Meier had made using household objects such as trash-can lids and carpet tacks. She claimed that the stories he told of his meetings with the aliens had all been made up.
However, Kalliope had previously signed a sworn statement confirming that Meier's contacts were real and stating that she had personally witnessed some of the events herself. This, of course, casts doubts on the truth of her testimony about her former husband’s claims.
Photos that Meier had said were of the Plejaren women, Asket and Nera, turned out in reality to be two of The Golddiggers—the dancers Michelle DellaFave and Susan Lund. Meier countered these claims debunking his evidence by saying that these photographs were part of a batch of images that had been deliberately tampered with. DellaFave has, however, confirmed that photos of her were used by Meier without her permission to support his claims.
David Icke and the Reptilians
Author and lecturer David Icke has become known for bringing the idea of shape-shifting alien reptiles ruling the world into conspiracy theory. In 1999, Icke came forward with this bizarre idea in his book The Biggest Secret.
He claimed that many leading politicians, royalty, members of elite families, heads of media and global corporations, as well as several celebrities were actually alien reptilians masquerading as human beings. These beings, he claimed, also lived in a parallel dimension from which they controlled humans too.
He stated that these reptilians from another dimension were able to manifest for brief periods of time in this dimension, and their materialisation was the purpose of many Satanic rituals. Other reptilians lived in caverns deep underground. The inter-dimensional reptiles fed on our fear and this was why the Earth had been turned into a battleground and why the media was full of bad news and scary stories.
Although Icke had no actual personal experience of these reptilians, his research and the large number of people he had met all around the world who had told him about these beings were enough to convince him it was true.
Amongst those who claimed to have witnessed humans shape-shifting into their true reptilian form were Jennifer Greene, aka Arizona Wilder, and author Stewart Swerdlow. Both of these witnesses admitted to having been mind-control victims in the past, so how much can we trust what they had to say on the matter? Wilder maintained that she had been taught to conduct Satanic rituals and had done so for the British Royal Family, members of which she had seen turn into reptilians, and Swerdlow is the self-proclaimed survivor of the Montauk experiments. But even the reality of the past Montauk mind-control programme is in doubt and thought by many people to be nothing more than a hoax.
Montauk Project and the Philadelphia Experiment
The Montauk Project was alleged to be a series of top-secret American government experiments conducted at Camp Hero or Montauk Air force Station on Long Island, New York, in order, it is said, to develop psychological warfare techniques and other military technologies, including time travel.
Ufologist and author Jacque Vallée has claimed that all the stories about the Montauk Project were simply an outgrowth and continuation of the equally very debatable tale of the Philadelphia Experiment in which, it is said that in July 1943, in Philadelphia, the USS Eldrige was the subject of an experiment to make it invisible to radar.
Vallée has suggested that the account of Preston Nichols, who claimed to have recovered repressed memories of his personal involvement, was where the basis for the stories originated. The U.S. Navy has maintained that no such project was ever conducted, and details of the story contradict established facts about the USS Eldridge, as well as the known laws of physics.
Some versions of the Philadelphia Experiment narrative claim that massive electrical generators were used to bend light around the ship and that it actually did become invisible, but when it reappeared, some of its crewmen were embedded in the metal structures of the ship. One sailor is said to have finished up on a deck level below that where he started and with his hand embedded in the steel hull.
Some versions of the story claim that the experiment was repeated on October 28, 1943. This time, the Eldridge not only became invisible but actually vanished in a flash of blue light and was teleported to Norfolk, Virginia, over 200 miles (320 km) away. It is said that the ship stayed for some time in full view of the crew aboard the SS Andrew Furuseth. The story continues with the Eldridge vanishing from their sight and then reappearing back in Philadelphia at the site where it originally had been. It is further alleged that the warship travelled back in time for about 10 seconds.
Sir Laurence Gardner
Amongst the bizarre allegations Icke made in and around the time of The Biggest Secret was the claim that the now late Sir Laurence Gardner was a Satanist and a Reptilian shape-shifter. Gardner had reportedly been witnessed in his true non-human form by Swerdlow and Wilder.
A very heated argument developed on the Internet, and is still available, between Icke and Duncan Roads, the editor of NEXUS magazine, about this nonsense. Roads, who had previously been a supporter of Icke’s, was not surprisingly very disappointed to have read what had been said about Gardner, whom he had featured in his magazine and held in high regard.
Who Is Robert Morning Sky?
Not one of the authors and conspiracy theorists who had been talking about the Reptilians ever admitted that it was actually Robert Morning Sky who had first been on about these alien reptile beings. Morning Sky is reported to have said that in the late 1960s, “I submitted to my Religious Studies professor a thesis that summed up my three years of research. It was entitled ‘Terra Papers—Hidden History of Planet Earth.’ Within days, he had labelled it ‘a work of blasphemy and outrage!’ It nearly got me thrown out of school.”
Morning Sky claims in Terra Papers—The Hidden History of Planet Earth: "One of the oldest Star Races in this sector of the universe is the reptilian Ari-An which descended from dinosaur ancestors in the star system of Orion. Ruled by Queens, they created the most powerful empire in this galaxy. Ari-An warriors were unmatched for ferocity and bravery, and the Ari-An Empire was unmatched in power and size."
So if it was Morning Sky that had started the idea of the Reptilians, why was he never credited for this? Perhaps it was because his credentials were very dubious too. It has been found out that he is neither a Hopi nor an Apache Indian that he has claimed to be. But perhaps this is not so surprising. Morning Sky once admitted in a description he gives of himself in LEADING EDGE 95:
I am nobody. I am not a shaman, a medicine man, a guru, a channeler, or a psychic. I am not an ex-intelligence officer from the CIA, the NSA, the secret services or any other branch of any service. I am not the reincarnation of an ancient being, an ancient deity or a heavenly visitor. I have nothing to offer you in the way of credibility. I am a nobody... and I like it that way.
© 2013 Steve Andrews
Steve Andrews (author) from Lisbon, Portugal on November 16, 2019:
I don't agree because I think that whether there are aliens or not is not the issue. What I am saying is that we do not need people who are believed to be contactees talking a load of bs and telling lies that their followers go on to believe.
Silas777 on November 15, 2019:
No offense but do we really need to know this? Shouldn’t we just focus on that we actually may have contacted with aliens?
Kathi Mirto from Fennville on May 06, 2013:
Thanks for explaining, I have to admit, I never heard of them, but am glad to learn something new. Still want to check out the videos when I have more time.
Steve Andrews (author) from Lisbon, Portugal on May 05, 2013:
My position is simple - I believe in alien races and have seen UFOs but cannot say what they are or were and that is about it. Everything else I have read or heard is hearsay or theory and a lot of it is false information which is even worse. I think there are very real problems humans should be dealing with on this planet without the need of sci-fi fantasies and delusions presented by so-called contactees and whistleblowers. My problem with Collier and Meier is I do not believe either of them is telling the truth. Nor do I accept Robert Morning Sky's material as valid or real. many people/sheeple are followers of all three however!
Kathi Mirto from Fennville on May 05, 2013:
Did I miss something? What is your position about all this?
I find it fascinating and all's possible. We each have intuition about these things which we're born with. It's a big universe out there and it's arrogant for humans to believe we're the all of everything. Enjoyed your research and will come back to watch the videos . . . Take Care, Kathi