Some remarks by Alexander Stein
Because of the recent discussion on the so-called Lesotho incident of 1995, regarding an alleged saucer-crash, I regard it as my obligation towards
the public to present some facts within this open letter.
Beforehand, let me explain to you that as a businessman I am also in the public eye, and since UFOs unfortunately are subject to ridiculousness in
wide parts of the public (especially in Germany), from the very beginning of my involvement my decision was to use a pseudonym: Alexander Stein. For
myself, I like to use it for the sake of not spreading my name everywhere, even though a German author does not respect this and intends to publish my
name in the near future.
By the way, in his case, I am quite surprised that he has not found out my name much earlier, which he was looking for quite eagerly and because of
certain circumstances having had some opportunities to get it way sooner. Of course, Mr. Jochen Kopp and Mr. Andreas v. Retyi, editors of the
UFO-KURIER magazine here in Germany know my real identity. Regarding the presentation of facts that was given in the January edition of the UFO-KURIER
as well as with some addition in CNI news, I totally agree with Mr. v. Retyi's remarks and explanations.
The information to follow will clarify certain facts and events regarding the Lesotho incident.
Since the name of one of the main sources has already been published, I myself have no reason not to mention it also. I became involved in the Lesotho
story when two friends of mine got to know the alleged South African foreign agent Mrs. Judith van Greunen. Mrs. van Greunen had some pages of
documents with her that seemed to be ABOVE TOP SECRET material. She allowed them to make xeroxes of these pages. At that meeting a couple of quite
interesting events happened to which I will refer a bit later. Soon I happened to meet one of my friends, who explained to me what he had witnessed
and who also showed me the above-mentioned pages. I was really surprised regarding the contents of the documents asked for another xerox of them,
which I received soon afterwards.
I knew of the Kalahari incident of 1989, and so I was also aware of van Greunen, who had supplied material to that case, too. In my personal opinion,
there was no question that this information had to be investigated. I called Mr. Andreas v. Retyi, author of astronomical and UFO books, who has my
confidence, because of his very well investigated UFO publications -- in contrast to some work by certain self-acclaimed researchers. From this point
of time we started our co-operation regarding the Lesotho incident.
Because of favorable circumstances we soon were able to establish contact to Judith van Greunen in South Africa. Van Greunen is -- as stated earlier
by Mr. von Retyi -- a mystery in herself. However, I cannot help feeling that against her there are a couple of really unjustified attacks in the
making, even though she was the source of the reports on the Kalahari Incident which had a far more factual background than most researchers have
realized until now.
In this context let me remind you of the extensive work done by Mr. Anthony Dodd from England, who found much evidence, but nevertheless was exposed
to many attacks by uninformed people. Their superficial evaluation was widely publicized and promoted the commonly accepted opinion that the case was
nothing more than pure hoax. If you, however, have a closer look into the whole matter, then you recognize partly strange and contradictory statements
by several "investigators."
For example, I observed that, at an online conference with Steve Kups in 1996, German author Mr. Michael Hesemann stated having received papers about
an incident in Lesotho from an "inside source from within the intelligence community of South Africa."
When you know that this source was Judith van Greunen, his current statements especially on the position of that person give you cause for thought. In
addition, I can only suggest re-reading Mr. Hesemann's earlier statements regarding van Greunen and "Kalahari" (e.g. quoted by Leonard Stringfield)
and to compare them with his current ones; it is not difficult to recognize a couple of inconsistencies and differring remarks that were uttered by
him over the time in a chronologically not comprehensible way. But, as I mentioned above, now I would like to explain to you what happened at the
meeting of my two friends with Judith van Greunen.
Because of the quite difficult situation she was in while here in Germany, there were two interesting phone calls, which were witnessed by my friends.
They had the phone on loudspeaker, and so could easily follow the dialogues. The first call was to the consul of South Africa in Munich. The consul
was speaking very carefully in a low voice.
Among other issues he also spoke of "treason" (of the country) and revealed to Mrs. van Greunen: "You are in a very bad situation. The only thing I
can do for you is that you take a plane back to South Africa this evening. However, there I cannot guarantee for anything."
The second call was to the German Intelligence (BND, Bundesnachrichtendienst). After van Greunen had told her name and whom she wanted to speak (we
know this name) she was put through immediately. This BND man asked: "Where are the documents? You are here now as "persona non grata" and have to
leave the country at once!"
In general, our investigation showed that at least the German Secret Service is interested in not just a marginal way regarding the case and van
Greunen herself and that their interest has been alive for quite a long time -- this as a short remark about a person that is said by some
"researchers" to have "never been involved in intelligence activities."
Please think also about the fact that Judith Helena van Greunen, when taken to Germany by Andreas v. Retyi, Jochen Kopp and myself, arrived with a
passport that, regarding its color, had to be characterized as diplomatic passport (because it was green instead of blue as usual).
The statements of Judith van Greunen regarding the Lesotho crash were confirmed by Henry G., who was also brought to Germany by us. We saw his
passport, so his identity should be confirmed in principal. Henry G., who is known as the real source of information regarding "Kalahari" and as real
officer (Major) of the South African military intelligence, made no statements with respect to "Lesotho" that were contradictory to the ones made by
van Greunen herself.
Recently, the German Michael Hesemann has claimed that the phone numbers of the institutions as given in the Lesotho documents had nothing to do with
them. This is definitively not true.
I received confirmation for the correctness of the military phone numbers in Pretoria and Tempe as well as for the phone number of the "Medical
Research Institute" (all on tape). Of course, it depends on the method how to gain true information. Without question you will receive a negative
answer when it is law of a certain institutions to cover up true identities and to deny facts while facing inquiries by unauthorized persons. The
method and the naivety of certain "researchers" respectively regarding checks of phone numbers or receiving confirmation of names of military personal
sometimes seems to me grossly negligent.
Later Mr. Hesemann explained the phone numbers lead to switchboards of the institutions -- this is already a clear difference to what he said in the
beginning. Finally allow me some remarks regarding the person Judith van Greunen. Whatever one may think of this person, who is even prepared to
spread contradictions and lies (especially when her own person and her past is discussed), I would ask you to bear in mind the following facts and
1) The "Kalahari incident," revealed for the first time by van Greunen, almost certainly was a real incident. Its implications and the whole
background of the case, however, are so complex that within this short statement it is in no way possible to present the facts that lead to that
conclusion. So, for those who dub it a pure hoax: Please refer again to all the results and work of British investigator Anthony Dodd! You may not
handle the matter in a superficial way!
2) With respect to statements of certain "reseachers," especially some in Germany and South Africa, who also were involved in the Kalahari matter,
there emerges quite a couple of inconsistencies and of in no way logical conclusions -- also regarding "Lesotho." But why?
3) Is it true that information that is transferred to the public eye by an obviously questionable personality be false only because of that?
4) Why have we been warned by an official agency within the German intelligence community that it could be very dangerous to deal with matters like
the one discussed here? This warning was spoken out in direct connection with the Lesotho matter.
5) Why was there a huge fireball in the sky over southern Africa/Lesotho right at the date in question, September 15, 1995? What fireball was this?
6) There are other facts and insights that give reason enough at least to us to consider this case an interesting one to be further researched
carefully; however, finally I only want to remind you of the many facts that meanwhile have been published especially in the UFO-KURIER magazine (but
also in QUEST UFO MAGAZINE, England) and that show that "Kalahari" as well as "Lesotho" for sure have some real background, whatever this may be,
whatever the implications may be.
As a final remark, here I can only quote Mr. Anthony Dodd from England (Quest). Asked why so many "researchers" dub "Kalahari" as pure hoax, he only
replied: "Because they do not know anything!"
With kindest regards,
My bad, I think I posted the wrong article. Will try to find the correct one.
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