My name is Derek Bartholomaus and I am the Lead Investigator into the claims of Billy Meier for the Independent
I've never been able to find a decent timeline online regarding the Billy Meier Case. There are many overlapping and possibly contradictory events.
I decided to start working on one myself. This is by no means complete, and I would appreciate any additions that other members can verify, but this
seems like a good starting point of the main events in the life of Billy Meier from his birth in 1937 until the founding of FIGU in 1975.
All of the dates are based on accounts previously published by Billy Meier and his followers.
1937 – Billy Meier is born.
1951 – Age 14 – Billy Meier is arrested and convicted for assault and sent to youth prison.
1951 – Age 14 – Billy Meier sends a letter to 3,000 Heads of State throughout the world.
1953 – Age 16 – Billy Meier is arrested a second time, convicted, and sent to youth prison.
1953 – Age 16 – Billy Meier escapes from prison and joins the French Foreign Legion.
1955 – Age 18 – Billy Meier deserts from the French Foreign Legion and returns to Switzerland for prosecution. He is institutionalized for two
1958 – Age 21 – Billy Meier sends a letter entitled “Warning to all the governments of Europe!” (In the DVD “The Silent Revolution Of
Truth” this letter is shown to have the FIGU address on it.)
1960 – Age 23 – Billy Meier travels the Middle East as a day laborer.
1963 – Age 26 – Billy Meier and Isa Rashid engage in the grave robbing of what they claim is the tomb of Jmmanuel (aka Jesus Christ).
1964 – Age 27 – Billy Meier takes his first known photos of “UFOs” while in India.
1964 – Age 27 – Billy Meier is expelled from India on charges of vagrancy (per Timothy Good).
1965 – Age 28 – Billy Meier has his left arm partially amputated because he was hanging it outside the window of a bus when it crashed.
1967 – Age 30 – Billy Meier meets and marries Kalliope.
1975 – Age 38 – Billy Meier founds FIGU.
Now, the first things that jump out at me are regarding his 1951 and 1958 letters which his followers have been recently promoting more than other
The 1951 letter was written when he was 14 and either in prison or recently released from prison, so I don't doubt that people didn't take that
letter seriously and never responded to him.
The 1958 letter was written when he was 21 and most likely just released from an institution. Again, I don't doubt why people didn't take him or
his letter seriously. An interesting thing about the 1958 letter is that the image of it used in the recent DVD says that it was released by FIGU,
but FIGU would not be founded for another 17 years. This may just be sloppiness on the part of the filmmakers, but I do find it interesting that they
would be trying to promote a document as being part of an organization that didn't even exist yet.
What do you all think?
[edit on 21-4-2009 by SkepticOverlord]