Originally posted by mirageman
His story has some parallels with the lesser known Cedric Allingham. Author of Flying Saucer from Mars.
There was probably a reason for his stories and how they gained so much publicity but who they were really targeted at and their purpose was probably
something akin to today's reality TV shows.
I certainly think in the case of Adamski it could be a matter of life imitating art because the fifties was an era of a lot of paranoia which seeped
through into popular culture and the many science fiction films of the time particularly a film as 'The Day the Earth Stood Still'.
I'd completely forgot about Cedric Allingham and he reminds me of another quite obscure British contactee from the fifties who made similar claims
called James Cooke:
"James Cooke, a resident of Runcorn, Cheshire, England, had already told several alleged flying saucers sightings, when he became part of the
"contactee" crowd by claiming that on September 6, 1957, he received, by telepathy, the injunction to go to the top of the hill of Runcorn, which was
opposite the city of the same name, and said he did just this, in the middle of the night, 02:15 a.m. on September 7, 1957.
His history is that there, he saw a spaceship in blinding light arriving, coming to hover a few inches above ground-level at some 20 meters in front
of him, or less, according to certain sources. The apparatus changed colors from blue to white, then blue again, then dark red.
A slope or staircase with balustrade emerged from this saucer, and a voice told him to enter, by jumping over the ramp without touching it, for the
ground was wet of rain. Cooke, hardly startled, willingly did so, thus this case is not "the first alien abduction in England" that some writers
thought it was.
Inside the craft, a strong light reigns, without shade, coming from everywhere at the same time, with no visible source. He is commanded to strip
himself naked, does so readily, then asked to slip into a kind of plastic suit. He then went into another spaceship that had to be there somewhere,
and inside, met a crew of more than 20 men of space, similar to the men, but much taller since 2.10 meters in height, with well-built bodies, black
hair, blue uniforms.
As usually in such stories, these people take him along in a saucer trip towards their planet of origin, "Zomdic", orbiting another star or another
galaxy, depending on ufological sources. He visits Zomdic, describing its vegetation as yellow instead of green, and the residents hermaphrodites -
not bisexual as it will be reported later. "Zomdic" is governed by Wise Seniors, a Master, and as it should be, Cooke would come back from his visit
with a teaching to propagate to Earthlings:
"The inhabitants of your planet will upset the balance if they persist in using force instead of harmony. Warn them of the danger."
Brought back home 45 hours after his departure for Zomdic, Cooke thought to make his story sound more true to specify than he forgot to jump over the
saucer's ramp as requested when boarding, which caused him an electric shock: indeed the vessels of Zomdic function by electrifying the air, and this
is besides the reason why they do not function well in wet weather and why your are not supposed to touch the ramp when the air is damp - Zomdiciens
could however think of insulating the ramp, if they are so wise. As a physiological proof, he claimed that others saw the burns that this caused on
A little dubitative, he indicated, as for the chance of success, or perhaps as of the relevance or the interest of the extraterrestrials' preaching,
reassured by the space man, Cooke then set up "The Church of Aquarius", a UFO cult having its Church in Runcorn. He sat there as a messenger and
ambassador of the space men of Zomdic, receiving by telepathy their wise words of peace for the benefit of an audience about which John Keel told it
was so numerous that he had to open a second Church in the city, the story not specifying if he was gifted of bilocation to sit there too.
It is claimed that this UFO cult lasted ten years there, and that Cooke "disappeared" in a puff of mystery according to certain sources, or quite
simply made himself forgotten - the public interest in the "contactees" had vaned at the end of the Sixties, and it was certainly a wise inspiration
of his to "disappear" from public view."
It would have been interesting to have met these men and asked them about their experiences.
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