“This giant craft appeared overhead,” his friend said, “and Otto started talking into his device. The beam from the light beam communicator struck the metal hull of the spaceship and the air was filled with a slight humming noise as the UFO seemed to acknowledge our presence. The ship tilted slightly back and forth as if whoever was inside was attempting to respond. In those days, Otto had not perfected a receiver to pick up messages from flying saucers, but later on I understand that he did.”
Otto liked to tell a funny story about a friend of his who had been going outdoors on a regular basis with a light-beam communicator he had built using schematic diagrams drawn up by Otto.
“He was continuously modulating canned music,” Otto recounted, “and sending out a jumbled collection of words, always closing with, ‘How is my readability?’ After several weeks, he had a reception of the same type of material: jumbled, unintelligible words and then some music. Finally came, ‘How is my readability?’ My friend did not have anything of importance ready to converse with his unseen communicator, so it floored him somewhat. This is why you should consider in advance any plans to transmit.”
The parroting back of Otto’s friend’s jumbled transmissions by the Ultra-Terrestrials may have been intended as humorous, to turn the tables, so to speak, on the innocuous yet frivolous waste of time he had burdened them with.
Beckley points out that, although Otto may not have realized it, the original plans for the light-beam communicator may have been sent to him telepathically by the Ultra-Terrestrials. While Otto would later patent the device as his own, it may take its place among the many “New Age” inventions that are psychically beamed to Earth by the Space Brothers to jumpstart the contact process. Certainly other variations on Otto’s light-beam communicator have been developed independently from his that still held true to its basic design.
Meanwhile, who remembers “Raiders of the Lost Ark”? Toward the end of the movie, one of the Nazi villains explains why Hitler is so determined to find the Ark of the Covenant. “It is a radio for talking to God,” the wickedly grinning Nazi says. Was Moses also similarly instructed on building a kind of light-beam communicator? Are the Ultra-Terrestrials trying to make conversation with our Creator a simple matter of flipping an on switch and speaking into a microphone?
NO JOKING AROUND FOR THE MITCHELL SISTERS
Beckley goes on to talk about two sisters, Helen and Betty Mitchell, who not only had a face-to-face meeting with a pair of Ultra-Terrestrials, but were also instructed on how to build a communications device for secret contact with the mysterious though human-appearing race. The incident happened in a St. Louis coffee shop in the late 1950s.
The two sisters had been out shopping and decided to refresh themselves with a soft drink. They were approached “in a very mannerly way” by two gentlemen dressed in suits who interrupted the sisters’ private conversation. The two interlopers said they were from a huge mother-craft orbiting the Earth and that their names were Elen and Zelas. The two sisters were informed that they had been under careful watch since their birth and were shocked when they were told stories about themselves that only other family members could have known.
The sisters were “chosen,” the gentlemen said, to serve as channels so that certain information could be given to the people of the Earth. The girls were amazed by what they heard, and felt the intruders radiated kindness, warmth and wisdom. They Ultra-Terrestrials said they would return and contact the sisters again.
A week later, the two sisters felt impelled to return to the same coffee shop and this time they encountered just one of the Ultra-Terrestrials. He gave the sisters instructions for building a device that would allow them to contact the Ultra-Terrestrials.
“His instructions were explicit and precise,” Helen Mitchell said later, “for he warned us that unless we placed every piece of the device in the proper place we would not be able to contact them with it. We were not allowed to take the drawn diagram of the device with us, but we had to remember it as it was explained to us. When we obtained the proper pieces for the device, we constructed it when we returned home, and were happy to find the results were satisfactory.”
To their amazement, the girls were able to speak with the same person they had seen earlier. Over the next six months, they spoke many times with the Ultra-Terrestrials and learned a great deal about their home, sciences and spacecraft.
A later incident happened when Helen was alone in downtown St. Louis. She was contacted by the Ultra-Terrestrials and asked to drive to a heavily wooded area. She next boarded one of their scout craft and was flown to a large mother ship, where she was taken on a tour. Helen was shown the room where she and her sister’s calls were received, and the aliens even placed a call to the sisters’ home in St. Louis and allowed Helen to speak to Betty and tell her she was with “the brothers.” Helen was also shown an aerial view of their home right inside, as though the roof and the ceiling had been magically removed. She could see her sister, mother and the younger children moving around.
Helen and Betty Mitchell had many more contacts, according to Beckley, but they soon dropped out of the picture, deciding to keep their experiences to themselves because of the fear of possible ridicule. Their whereabouts are unknown today, although they are more than likely deceased, since this episode goes back several decades. Apparently, their communications with the Ultra-Terrestrials even sparked an interest by the CIA, who started to “meddle into their business,” either to spread disinformation about the case or to see if the sisters’ claims to have established a communications link might have been legitimate. Hell, why did the aliens speak to them and not the government?