posted on Jul, 20 2015 @ 05:19 PM
Karl Hunrath and his friend Wilbur Wilkinson were two electrical engineers deeply interested in UFOs. Hunrath claimed that he had been communicating
with an extraterrestrial race called the Maserians by radio. He told Wilkinson that a Maserian UFO had recently landed in the area, and that he could
show Wilkinson where it was. They believed that the UFO would take them to Maser, the home planet of the Maserians.
On November 11, 1953, they paid for an hour's rental of a small plane from a Los Angeles airport. They never submitted a flight plan, so the airport
had no idea what their true intentions were. Needless to say, Hunrath and Wilkinson didn't come back after their hour was up. In fact, they never came
back. Ever. Neither Hunrath or Wilkinson were ever seen again, and their plane has never been recovered either.
While many in the UFO community in Los Angeles believed that the two men really did meet and leave the planet with a Maserian, the authorities were
more skeptical. Hunrath was an inexperienced pilot, and he was unfamiliar with the area, which included a very difficult mountain range. The men only
had three hours of fuel, so they couldn't possibly have gone far. There's a theory that they crashed into the mountains, or a lake, or some other
remote area, but their bodies or pieces of wreckage from the plane have never been found. Then there was the rumor that they disappeared to start new
lives elsewhere, like in Mexico or England. A man calling himself "Karl" (Hunrath's first name) posted an ad in the personal section of Los Angeles
Time in 1954, saying "Worried telepathists: This does it for you. Please prove my well being by writing of contacts you may recall."
So what do you guys think? Any ideas about what happened? And has anybody heard of the Maserians before? I can't really find anything more about them
There's a blog here with more information:
And then an account in a book by 1950s UFO researcher George Hunt Williamson:
And a scan of a tabloid paper from the time:
edit on 8/29/2015 by Zaphod58 because: (no reason given)