Hi dcmb1490, it's good to see you have opened a thread about Dr Judy/ James Van Greunen. You beat me to it, I was writing something but I was too
There is so much information and disinformation on this person that it's hard to know where to start. I would like to contribute to the thread by
giving a kind of summary on how we discovered the true identity of 'Dr Judy'. I'm sure I will miss plenty out so hopefully the other members who
were working on this will chip in.
I will try to summarise the story from the point where people initially became suspicious of 'Dr Judy Faltskog' and just a few minutes of googling
uncovered an interesting history and links to a known hoaxer by the name of James/Jimmy Van Greunen. As I'm sure everyone knows, Wayne Herschel (self
published author of 'The hidden records') announced on facebook to the world, that his 'friend' Dr Judy Faltskog was monitoring a possible alien
signal in her capacity as a SETI/NASA scientist. Wayne Herschel's involvement would later be questioned as facts surrounding Dr Judy were
The Van Greunen/Faltskog connection
'Dr Judy Faltskog' linked herself
to the name Van Greunen through messages left on a message board where she talked about being at school in
South Africa in her 'Van greunen days' and mentioned her 'brother' James. Van Greunen is a german name and Judy seems to have links to South
Africa, Sweden and Germany. On other personal web pages, Faltskog has also claimed to have been born in Sweden and a number of different countries are
listed as where she resides. Either our friend 'Dr Judy' gets around a h*ll of alot or she is being slightly economical with the truth.
On one of Judy Faltskog's many personal web pages: aenstreanrealm.spaces.live.com...
she claims to have written a book
about 'The Kalahari incident' and to have had a book written about her childhood abduction experiences. These books don't seem to exist anywhere.
This is were the person calling herself 'Dr Judy Faltskog' has incriminated herself with the UFO hoaxer from South Africa by the name of
'James/Jimmy Van Greunen'.
Van Greunen and the Kalahari Hoax
James Van Greunen tried to pass himself off as a South African airforce Major or Captain (depending on the occasion) and tried to sell forged
documents relating to a UFO crash in Kalahari that supposedly happened in 1989, the documents and 'Major Van Greunen surfaced in 1993. You can read
about the Kalahari crash here on Wikapedia. en.wikipedia.org...
A number of UFO researchers
worked with him until uncovering his deception. In 1995 documents are 'leaked' again detailing another UFO crash in Lesotho Africa and once again
researchers link these to James Van Greunen. At this stage many ATS members are thinking that 'Dr Judy Faltskog' definitely has a link to the serial
South African born hoaxer James Van Greunen. As a result few are taking the claims published by Wayne Herschel on facebook seriously.
Judy's deep voice!
A blog radio interview podcast.com...
was found where 'Judy Faltskog' (interviewed by a friend) talked about her
abduction experiences. I had listened to get clues on Faltskog's background and to see if there were any inconsistencies what she said about her self
on the web.
The one thing that stuck out like a sore thumb to me was Dr Judy's voice. It was deep! I initially thought that this woman could be alot older than
she said she was. There was also one other possibility that seemed too ridiculous to contemplate. Was Dr Judy a man? for some reason this stuck in my
mind so I kept on digging.
After a few minutes googling I returned a thread from ATS on 'The Kalahari incident'. I was shocked to see that it was documented by UFO
researchers that James Van Greunen had changed his sex!
German UFO researcher Michael Hesseman had this to say about Van Greunen:
"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 Johannesburg."
More can be found at www.anomalies.net/archive/cni-news/CNI.0635.html
and this is discussed on ATS on this thread :
So it seems that after two failed attempts at profiting from fabricated UFO crash stories, James Van Greunen (who impersonated an airforce Major) has
changed his identity and is possibly the Judy Faltskog (claimed Nasa scientist) who has leaked the detection of a possible alien signal on facebook
of all places.
More digging by member dcmb1490 uncovered the name Oliver Gerschitz in connection to Dr Judy. Googling those names together brought up this german
message board aufzurwahrheit.com...
there were some very interesting posts indeed.
[edit on 31-5-2010 by DrHammondStoat]