posted on Jun, 30 2010 @ 01:15 PM
i did a timeline on James/Judy from internet research to put the facts in perspective. sorry if incomplete or inaccurate, its from posted material.
1965 - James Hendrik van Greunen was born in Johannesburg SA
1979 - at age 14, applied and accepted into MUFON as a newspaper
clipping collector. claims his field of expertise is model rockets and astronomy, claims to be an amateur astronomer.
1980 - at age 15, gave a lecture in Johannesburg claiming to be a contactee. also claimed to have epilepsy at this time.
1983 - James meets janice Fugea (he was 18 she 28)
1988 - passport photo date from Mr. Hesemann's file
1989 - Van Greunen contacts Armen Victorian and Anthony Dobb on
Kalahari crash story
1989 - Claims to be a witness of the "Kalahari Incident", sold documents he (allegedly) received from his school friend Capt. Henry Greef. Stayed in
the UK, returned to SA, where he met a German girl, Marion Wiegand.
1989 - Founds SA UFO Organisation "NUFORIN", sells tickes for a conference and disappears to Germany.
1989/90 - sells documents- The source for all this was one James Van Greunen, who claimed to be a captain in SAAF Counterintelligence, and who
claimed to be on the run (in South Africa) from his own government for releasing this information, and to have over 300 more pages of secret documents
in a bank-safe in Zurich, and needed money to escape with his family to the US, (enough money to get him out of SA was donated by various people.)
He provided another 3 pages of stuff, which proved to be faked (xeroxing his passport and birth certificate for seals, and pasting up the rest).
Further documents provided proved to be retyped from various sources (Bill Cooper's "Operation Majority", Bennewitz and Lear stuff, some home-grown
stuff published by Van Greuen's local UFO group, and a photograph from a US UFO magazine ("California UFO").
When confronted with all this, Van Greunen claimed that he got the
original (the 5-page document) information from a Captain Greer (or
Greef), who really is a Captain in the SAAF. While the original
5-page document has *not* been shown to be inauthentic; it appears
that Van Greunen concocted the rest to try and get more money, and
lend weight to his case.
1989/90 - Stayed in Germany
1990 - Became father of Andreas Michael van Greunen, Mother: Marion Wiegand, from Lindau,Germany
1990 - paid 3,000 advance from Mr. Hesemann for information and is
then sued later by Mr. Hesemann for defamation and Mr. Hesemann won
1990 - German state attorney persecutes him re. Misuse of titles,use of false title, he gets sentenced
1991 - sex change operation according to Mr. Hesemann documents
1991 - Sentenced at the Bavarian State Court for libel and slander.
1992 - Stayed in Germany
1992 - sex change operation ? as remembered by Janice's sister
(she stated it was a long time ago and thought it was 92/93)
1993 - Stayed in the United Kingdom
1993 - Amtsgericht Lindau (Court of Law) confirms former male identity, marriage with Marion van Greunen, born Wiegand, and Sex change operation
1993 - return to South Africa, sued for public indecency
1995 - Receives Passport As Judith Helena Van Greunen
1995 - Claims pregancy!
1995 - Hoaxed "Lesotho Incident" documents
1996 - secret documents arrive by mail to the office of:
International Roswell Initiative that was founded by Kent Jeffrey,CA,
(International Coordinator), Joachim Koch and Hans-Juergen Kyborg
(German Coordinators) in 1994.
1996/97 - From Mr Hesemann's statement: "James van Greunen was in the
military for only a few months, then discharged after they found out
he suffers from epilepsy. James has a history as a young UFO
enthusiast, alleged contactee and salesman of tickets for
non-existent UFO conferences in South Africa. I sent a full report
(including a copy of the tape) to Walt Andrus of MUFON and Prof. Jack
Kasher. My conclusions were fully supported and confirmed by Cynthia
Hind, MUFON's representative for the African Continent, one of the
finest and most experienced UFO researchers on this planet.
"From time to time I heard about van Greunen's latest adventures. He
married his German fiancee, which was a case of bigamy, and fathered
a child. He got into trouble with the German authorities after he applied for a job in Germany's "Bundeswehr" (Army), claiming he was a
Captain of the SAAF Intelligence and producing a faked service record. He was sentenced for forgery of a document and using a fake rank. When his wife
found out that he's a con man and bigamist, she threw him out. "A few months later, he called me and told me he was so frustrated that he had
decided to undergo a sex change -- and became Judith Helena de Cadenet-van Greunen, a glamorous creature who later worked in a night club in
"Then came the day when 'she' called me and claimed that Erol, one of
her friends, allegedly a journalist, had an amazing story of a UFO crash in Lesotho. He had documents and would be willing to sell them for $3000. So
that was the source and intention behind the faxed documents of October 24, 1995!
"Since everything is possible -- there are even indications that the
Kalahari incident indeed happened and was just exploited by van
Greunen -- I decided at least to give it a chance. The next phone
call was from Judith van Greunen, who needed the money for a
correction of her sex change operation in a Munich hospital. She
promised if I bought her a ticket she would bring me the originals of
the documents plus more, including an alien autopsy report, X-ray
photos and a videotape of the recovery operation, taken from a
helicopter circling above the crashed spaceship. We agreed that she
would FEDEX the documents, I would pay her ticket, she would bring
the film, and if it turned out to be real she would get the money.
"I got the documents, including four alleged X-rays (which turned out
to be fakes), but when Judith arrived in Munich I learned that she
'left the video in SA for security reasons.' Of course she received
no money, but promised to fly back to SA after the operation and come
back a month later, since she would now work as a courier for the SA
"When she arrived in Munich without prior notice in February 1996,
allegedly with the video, I reserved her a hotel room and wanted to
meet her the next day.
[edit on 30-6-2010 by dcmb1490]