UFO Conjectures

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Real Contactees?

A man, Wilbur J Wilkinson, provided this script, claiming it was from a race using the moon as a way-station for its people from the planet Maser.:


Here’s the almost unknown story as recounted by Jerome Clark in one of his books:

Hunrath and Wilkinson account

In the script above, nothing registers, except the word Enlil, which represents, in Sumerian “theology” the Lord of the Air and Lord of the Command (whose mother was Ki).

Yes, the story is goofy on the face of it, but the disappearance of the two men, like the mysterious disappearance of pilot Fredrick Valentich, is intriguing.

Valentich YouTube video

The contactee stories, while mostly fictional, should not be dismissed out of hand.

There may be a truth or a reality inside them, somewhere….


  • This is more likely related to outsider art as in the nearly impenetrable Oasphe which I studied about forty years ago. This is a link to a page with one of the many iconographic scripts,


    There are many examples of this outside of the study of contactees, outside of Ufology which are worth comparing this would be alien script to. Many are cryptographically illustrative in nature, and several are more notorious than the Oasphe in bedeviling a would be cryptology. Have you ever seen the beautiful artwork of "Realms of The Unseen"? An amazing true story behind it to boot.

    By Blogger Bruce Duensing, at Tuesday, April 19, 2011  

  • Sorry, a senior moment intruded. The work is Realms of The Unreal.( Not Unseen)

    By Blogger Bruce Duensing, at Tuesday, April 19, 2011  

  • Outsider art, Bruce, is a fascination of mine.

    And I think you feel that such meanderings as that of Wilkinson and "outsiders" are connected in some way.

    I tend, however, to compartmentalize the contactee messages and the schizophrenic output of outsider artists, while recognizing the similar mental mechanisms at work in both.

    Outsider art is often the product of a chemical imbalance in the brain, a neurological mishap.

    Contactee messages are the result of a fervid imagination bent on accomplishing fame or fortune, which is not quite psychotic, even when it borders on bizarre behavior.

    Contactee messaging is virtually harmless,

    Outsider art bespeaks a breakdown in mental capacity or an enhancement (like that which LSD produces) which goes to the brink of cosmic consciousness...


    By Blogger RRRGroup, at Tuesday, April 19, 2011  

  • From the very spare details in the linked article, it seems we have two fantasists and hoaxers with chaotic lives. They seemed prepared to ‘up and leave’ whenever things weren’t going their way. Falling out with Adamski caused them to move miles away and take the families with them. Maybe Jerry Clark had more information about the whole thing?

    The symbols and phrases in Wilkinson’s ‘alien language’ appear to have been drawn from religious texts. Eden, Enlil and Tao are the stand-outs to me. ‘Enlil’ has had an esoteric boost with the Sichen fans, but was also in the public domain from the 1920s onwards due to the discovery of the tablets. Even Blavatsky had been drawing on Sumerian mythology. It seems that people who set out to pull the wool over other folk’s eyes use the same ‘tool box.’ Propping up the BS with some ‘ancient’ texts or references is like anaesthetic to the senses for their targets.

    If Hunrath and Wilkinson were failed contactees, as in no profit or attention, perhaps they contrived a disappearing act? If indeed the flight ever took place, I guess the sale of the plane would be a capital boost too? Leaving the wife and kids behind, the two men fled (eloped?) into new identities. Perhaps they had an abject hope that their ‘deaths’ would garner enough publicity for them to return ‘from space?’
    Rather than invoking possibilities that these guys had fallen down the same hole as Moncla at Kinross, is it more likely that two failed hucksters stole a plane and began new lives? 3 hours in a plane with no filed flight-plan could have taken them anywhere...maybe.

    By Blogger Kandinsky, at Tuesday, April 19, 2011  

  • I've no idea why I mentioned the 1920s...entirely irrelevant...and inaccurate. Apologies.

    By Blogger Kandinsky, at Tuesday, April 19, 2011  

  • We share the same fascination, and there is John Dee's Angelic Script, the Voynich Manuscript among several others. Another perhaps more intriguing mystery (at least to me in terms of ciphers)which I am still trying to unwind, is the startling proliferation of the sign of the spiral from the Celts to the aboriginal natives of Australia to recently unearthed Middle Eastern tombs. What is the damned signification? There certainly are enough enigmas to go around, thank heaven. No need to create them or is there? Best Wishes

    By Blogger Bruce Duensing, at Tuesday, April 19, 2011  

  • As far as compartmentalizing outsider art and contactees, there was a provocative linkage an essay that was published in Fortean Times not long ago, that linked hoaxing to art in a very demonstrative way. As far as a spectrum is concerned, from a psychiatric point of view, when does sociopathic lying become paranoiac schizophrenia? I do think there are genuine transpersonal experiences, however they tend to be er..more subtle, and there is always a degree of uncertainty attached to them rather than an inferred writ, as in the examples you offered.

    By Blogger Bruce Duensing, at Tuesday, April 19, 2011  

  • Bruce:

    The sociopathic personality has an element of control over his or her mental output, whereas the psychotic personality, especially in its most violent manifestation, schizophrenia, doesn't.

    Art seems to provide a enforced discipline on some psychotic persons, those who haven't a totally maligned brain chemistry.

    Contactees are "actors" of a kind, players in the human drama. And I cut them slack as their endeavors are essentially harmless or have been.

    Outsider artists are jewels of a special kind, some privy to an awareness that only some saints have experienced.

    That there may be a transactional sameness to the output is, I think, more coincidence than actual mental propinquity.


    By Blogger RRRGroup, at Tuesday, April 19, 2011  

  • Strange you should bring up this old, somewhat obscure case, as I have been quietly reinvestigating it for a good 2 years.

    I approached a couple of publishers earlier this year, re doing a book on the entire Hunrath/Wilkinson thing, but they were all pretty much unanimous - an old 1950s case of 2 guys who vanished is not something anyone wants to read about.

    I might perhaps self-publish it, as I have loads of info on this, and regardless of what happened or didn't it's a fascinating human interest story, particularly the FBI files on the guys and their links (cited therein) with Adamski.

    By Blogger Nick Redfern, at Tuesday, April 19, 2011  

  • Indeed, Nick...

    This is an intriguing tale, even as I know it, superficially.

    You'd give it substance and I hope you do publish something on it.

    The Adamski tie-in fascinates me, and others too I'd bet.

    Keep us posted....


    By Blogger RRRGroup, at Tuesday, April 19, 2011  

  • The Adamski link is due to the fact that Hunrath and Wilkinson supposedly developed some technology that could bring aircraft down out of the skies (cause them to crash, I mean), and Adamski mentioned this at a lecture.

    Not surprisingly, the FBI found out, and demanded to know what it was all about. Adamski got very worried, but it's a very interesting part of an even bigger story!

    By Blogger Nick Redfern, at Tuesday, April 19, 2011  

  • Rich,

    If one accepts that some UFO cases may represent contact with a non-human, extraterrestrial intelligence, then the Contactee stories are worth having a closer look at. Sure, there were charlatans, fraudsters and con-men involved, but that's true of just about any human endeavour - including any religious denomination in the world. Caution is required, of course, but there may indeed be something to be learned from a closer study of the Contactees, no matter how much "serious" ufologists from Donald Keyhoe onwards (including myself, at one point) have tried to convince everyone otherwise.


    By Blogger Paul Kimball, at Tuesday, April 19, 2011  

  • I have enjoyed reading various posts by each of you gentlemen through the past few years.

    It seems just strange enough to comment upon that about three months ago I started re-reading the original books from the middle of the last century and feeling a need to revisit the contactees as well, people whom I dismissed as not being relevant to what I perceived as "real UFO" stuff a half-century ago.

    I'm currently becoming reaquainted with Ruppelt's book. I have a sense that many people are, right now, re-evaluating conclusions long ago reached because the patterns keep shifting, and the strangeness is strong.

    Perhaps some of those much maligned contactees were simply reporting the truth as they experienced it. As ridiculous as the Venusians et al, as reported, might seem one can't escape the sense that we are being toyed with by a cosmic trickster.

    By Blogger Don, at Thursday, April 21, 2011  

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