The Galactic Federation of Light - Naples, Florida USA
Continue page 32 from "Inside the Space Ships" (excerpts)
A pillar about two feet thick extended downward from the very top of the dome to the center of the floor. Later I was told that this was the magnetic pole of the ship, by means of which they drew on Nature's forces for propulsion purposes, but they did not explain how this was done.
"The top of the pole," Firkon pointed out, "is normally positive, while the bottom, which you will notice goes down through the floor, is negative. But, when necessary, these poles can be reversed merely by pushing a button."
I noticed that a good six feet of the central floor was occupied by a clear, round lens through which the magnetic pole was centered. On opposite sides of this huge lens, close to the edge, were two small but comfortable benches curved to follow the circumference. I was invited to sit on one of these and Firkon sat beside me to explain what was going on. Ramu took a place on the opposite bench, while Orthon went to the control panels. These were located against the outer wall between the two benches, directly opposite the now invisible door through which we had entered the Scout.
When we were seated, a small flexible bar fell into place across our middles. This bar was either composed of, or merely covered with, a kind of soft rubberized material. Its purpose was obvious - a simple safety device to prevent falling forward or losing balance.
Firkon explained, "Sometimes, when a ship is thoroughly grounded, a sharp jerk is experienced when breaking contact with Earth. Although this does not very often happen, we are always prepared." He smiled and added, "The same principle exactly as the safety belts in your own planes." ..... "This ship," Firkon continued, "was built for a two-man crew, or three at the most. But in an emergency a great many more can be safely crowded into it. However, this is not often necessary."
.....My attention was now called to the big lens at my feet. An amazing sight met my eyes! We appeared to be skimming the rooftops of a small town; I could identify objects as though we were no more than a hundred feet above the ground. It was explained to me that actually we were a good two miles up and still rising, but this optical device had such magnifying power that single persons could be picked out and studied, if so desired, even when the craft was many miles high and out of sight.
"The central pillar or magnetic pole serves a double purpose," explained my bench companion. "Besides providing most of the power for flight, it also serves as a powerful telescope with one end pointing up through the dome to view the sky, and the other pointing down through the floor to inspect the land below. Images are projected through it into the two big lenses in the floor and ceiling, as you can see."
He did not explain whether this was done electronically or by some other means. Its magnifications could be varied at will, and I suspect that there was more to it than a simple optical system such as we know on Earth.
I looked up into the translucent dome. The stars had always looked near enough to touch in the clear air of my mountain home, but viewed through this ceiling lens they seemed to be actually on top of us. As I alternated between watching the wonders of the sky and the swift Earth flashing beneath us, I noticed four cables which appeared to run through the floor lens (or immediately below it), joining the central pole in the form of a cross.
"The Martian, noting my change of interest, explained, "Three of those cables carry power from the magnetic pole to the three balls under the ship which, as you have seen, are sometimes used as landing-gear. These balls are hollow and, although they can be lowered for emergency landing and retracted when in flight, their most important purpose is as condensers for the static electricity sent to them from the magnetic pole. This power is present everywhere in the Universe. One of its natural but concentrated manifestations is seen displayed as lightening.
"The fourth cable," he continued, "extends from the pole to the two periscope-like instruments, the one beside the pilot's seat and the other directly behind his seat but close to the edge of the center lens, as you can see. These instruments are really extensions of the main optical system and enable the pilot to see everything that is going on without leaving his seat. They can be switched on and off, or adjusted at will, so that both members of the usual crew can have full use of the telescope without interfering with each other."
All the machinery was beneath the floor of this compartment and under the outer flange, as clearly shown in the photograph of this Scout. I did not actually see any of it, but I was shown into a very small room which served both as an entrance to the compartment which contained the machinery and as a workshop for emergency repairs. Here there was a tiny forge and a few storage cupboards in which, I surmised, necessary tools and materials would be kept. It was while I was looking through the door into this room that our pilot said, "Be prepared for landing. We are near our mother ship."
I could not believe it. It seemed that only a few minutes had sped by since we had entered the Scout. Just a moment earlier the wall behind the bench on which we had been sitting had appeared solid. Now a round hole began to appear! I watched in astonishment while it continued to open, rather like the iris of a camera. Shortly a porthole about eighteen inches wide appeared. This, then, explained the portholes in my Saucer photographs, of which till now I had seen no sign. Like the door by which we had entered, their coverings fitted so closely as to be undetectable when closed. Recalling what my photos had shown, I reasoned that there must be four portholes on each side, making a total of eight.
"That is correct," Orthon nodded in corroboration, "and the touch of a button can open them all or singly - and of course they are closed inthe same manner."
As the pilot alerted us to our impending landing, the Martian said, "You will be interested to watch this!"
At the prospect of actually landing on a mother ship, my emotion rose to a point impossible to describe. Fighting for composure, my mind framed the question as to where the mother ship was waiting, and in what manner we would make the landing.
Instantly Orthon answered both unspoken questions. "This is the same large mother ship that alerted you and your party on the desert last year at our first meeting. She has been waiting for us up here and is at the moment about forty thousand feet above your Earth. Watch and you will see how these small ships land and enter into their carriers."
Fascinated, I peered out through the portholes. There, below, I was able to make out a gigantic black shadow motionless beneath us. As we came nearer, its huge bulk seemed to stretch away almost out of sight, and I could see its vast sides curving outward and downward. Slowly, very slowly, we drew nearer until we were almost on top of the great carrier. I was not astonished when my companion told me that she was about one hundred and fifty feet in diameter and close to two thousand feet in length.
The spectacle of that gigantic cigar-shaped carrier ship hanging there motionless in the stratosphere will never dim in my memory.
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The famous photo of a scout craft from Venus, taken by George Adamski on December 13, 1952, at Palomar Gardens, CA where he lived on the slopes of Mt. Palomar..
A mother ship from Venus with scout craft, taken by Adamski early 1950's.
George Adamski in his Vista, CA home standing beside the painting of Orthon, painted by his secretary who was present at Adamski's first contact on the desert on November 2, 1952, albeit at a distance.
Venusian scout, taken on the same day as the top photo, December 13, 1952.
NASA Apollo 14 mission, photo 1971, showing UFO.
NASA Apollo 15 mission, showing UFO behind the sand dune on the right with astronaut in foreground.
NASA Apollo 16 mission showing UFO behind astronaut.