Sunday, February 24, 2013

'Swiss Radio International' journalist Bob Zanotti: Interview with Billy Meier(english, 1982)



Listen: The interview can now be heard on the website www.switzerlandinsound.com under "Interesting People" or here.

Billy Meier – UFO Contactee:
In the field of ufology – that is, the study of flying saucers – few enjoy the international fame of Billy Meier, a Swiss farmer who makes his home in the rural Turbental region north of Zurich.

Born in the Zurich suburb of Buelach in 1937, Eduard “Billy” Meier says he has been seeing flying saucers since 1942. Over the years he claims to have had regular personal contacts with UFOs and extraterrestrials who have visited him at short notice.

Billy Meier is a controversial figure in ufology, with groups of supports and detractors equally divided. For many, the excellent quality photographs of UFOs taken by Meier are proof of his claims. For others, his photographs and stories are a clever hoax.

Bob Zanotti has been interested in UFOs for some 50 years, and used to host a New York radio show about them and other offbeat subjects back in the 1960’s.

At the request of ufologist colleagues, Bob was able to get Billy Meier to agree to an exclusive and very rare interview in English back in 1982. It took place on Billy Meier’s farm near Turbental. Although Billy Meier has some difficulty in expressing himself in English, the interview is presented here as a unique sound document, almost in its entirety and with virtually no editing.

In this recording, Billy Meier discusses his personal background and  his UFO contacts; the purpose of the extraterrestrials’ mission; the nature of true religion; and his prediction about World War Three.

For more information and photographs, direct your search engine to “Billy Meier”.