Continuation of the ufo-contact story from the planet KOLDAS – from a “anti-universe” - which nature, and also their ways of travelling to Earth - will be described in later parts of this incredible story – which for the most was recorded through a special reconstructed radio (se part 1). |some words translated to norwegian in ( ) |
The ominous build-up of the armada in the Koldasian asteroid belt must have appalled (forferdet) the population of that planet. For us wars and continuous fighting are part of our way of life. Indeed, Kenneth Clark suggests that the early stages of all civilizing epochs on Earth began with success in war and that fighting is apparently necessary to stabilize the resulting civilization.
At the other end of the scale, Koldas had enjoyed 20 centuries of history without fighting of any kind and consequently the only deterrent they could muster was their fleet of Astrael spacecraft. These craft are not intended for military service but are equipped with a "Sun-ray" disintegrating laser or charged particle ray-gun which is designed to annihilate meteorites in the magnetic traffic lanes. Its pencil-like "laser" beam stabs at any object, destroying it in a brilliant flash without leaving a trace. Would it save their civilization? How would the population, unprepared for violence, face up to the coming onslaught?
Five days before Christmas the fateful news came by radio. A Byronnian cargo Astrael-craft relayed the message from Melchor. "I am Kashendo, from Melchor control. I have very grave news for you, Edwin. Two weeks ago, the alien Galdonians attacked Koldas. Guided missiles in large numbers were launched, causing widespread damage including destruction of the main communications center. During this attack, three thousand people lost their lives and many forests were set on fire. The defense was conducted by Wy-Ora, who led the first division of Astrael-craft. Five craft were lost with all crews and fourteen were damaged."
Edwin was stunned by the news and could hardly believe his ears. Kashendo continued his report. "At this very moment, Galdonia is preparing to launch another attack. The Superiors of Koldas have ordered the evacuation of tall buildings in the main cities. The people have moved to the adjoining countryside or taken shelter in basements. In spite of the first losses suffered by the people, morale is high. We are confident that the invaders will be overcome and harmony restored to the planet of Peace...”
Kashendo then explained the difficulties the Kold-asian patrol craft had locating the alien guided missiles in the asteroid belt. The region was a vast maze of debris from thousands of planetoids and bits of barren rock. It was equally perilous to the Galdonians and some of their missiles were seen to collide with rocks and explode. The Astrael-craft slowed down considerably, while looking for these 'needles in a haystack'. Once a missile was located, it was destroyed by a single burst from the 'Sun-ray
"Unfortunately," continued Kashendo, "we were not able to inform you earlier of the Galdonian attack on our planet. Our radio communication from Melchor needs an Astrael-craft between us and you on Earth to relay the signals as they cannot reach you directly. We therefore thank the Byronnian Commander of a cargo carrier for making this transmission possible.
"You will be kept informed of developments from time to time, either by Melchor of by the Sitonian, friend Zybo."
Two weeks later, on January 2, 1970, his voice was heard again from Melchor at 6:30 p.m. A Byronnian craft assisted in relaying the transmission. It was most disturbing news.
"Two Earth-days ago," the message ran, "Galdonian space assault-craft invaded the Koldasian atmosphere. There were 37 craft in all. These were manned craft of immense proportions. Their objective was to capture the strategic tracking station in the northern hemisphere. This installation was hidden in a remote forest and had a staff of over a thousand. A Corynthian Astrael division was launched immediately to intercept the invaders."
Kashendo explained that the Corynthian was a craft especially designed for long-distance interplanetary travel. It incorporates the most advanced designs with automatic instrumentation and is one of the most formidable craft in annihilating power as well as instant translocating capacity.*( *Translocation is a form of instant displacement in space.)
In the encounter, most of the alien craft were destroyed and forced to land on Koldas although some escaped. They failed in their mission to destroy the tracking station. The prisoners were interrogated and after the initial language problem was overcome, the Galdonians admitted that they were assisted by at least two other planets in their system. Apparently, one of the reasons for attacking Koldas was to capture their minerals, food and other resources which they needed.
The people of Koldas were appalled to hear that planets would go to war, destroy and kill many thousands for such a trivial reason. The Galdonian prisoners seemed to be fearless, indicating their belief that with the aid of the other two planets they would eventually overrun Koldas and bring her to her knees.
In the meantime, Koldas had no alternative but to brace herself for the coming onslaught. Efforts were made to extract information from the captives which may lead to the location of these three hostile planets. As Kashendo phrased it, "We are civilized beings, although we are at war, we shall not put our prisoners to any 'discomfort' so as to compel them to reveal their secret to us." He added that all their hopes were pinned on the fabulous new Corinthian Astrael-craft and the hope that they would be able to find the planets concerned and put an end to their unwelcome designs in time.
But two days later at 9:45 a.m., a very concerned Kashendo spoke through the receiver, stressing the very urgency of the message for Edwin. "At this moment, while I am speaking to you, Galdonia is in the throes of launching another attack on Koldas. An estimated 3,000 missiles are heading for our home planet. The Corynthian division has been alerted to intercept them before they reach the limits of our atmosphere. This is a crisis of first order for Koldas. It is the largest force that Galdonia has so far launched against us... Must discontinue transmission for now, as all channels are required for emergency traffic. When possible will inform you on the outcome of this attack. Farewell..."
Day by day, more news of this latest attack was expectedby Edwin and his group, but nothing was received at all. Was there no craft in the vicinity of Earth to relay a message from Melchor? Or had this attack then overwhelmed the planet so unprepared for such a war?
Would all the other planets of the Confederation fall like nine-pins in an all-out war among the stars? Would Earth be on the list of targets? Had our asteroid belt already been mined by alien missiles? Days passed into weeks and then on the third week at 06:45 pm., the long awaited message came.
"Unfortunately," said Kashendo, "we have not been able to contact you earlier, due to the complete destruction of the main communications centre on Koldas. And since then, this artificial satellite has been overloaded with message traffic and the handling of spacecraft of the Confederation. In my last transmission I informed you that a barrage of Galdonian missiles was on its way to Koldas. These missiles were all directed to converge on the main communications center. Unfortunately for us, they did penetrate our defenses and scored hits on this vital nerve center. Close to a thousand of our operating personnel lost their lives. Many more were injured and large areas of surrounding facility was leveled to the ground. But Galdonia did not get things all their way! Amongst the guided missiles were hundreds of assault craft manned by Galdonian attack forces and their weapons. They were to land and occupy the communication- complex of buildings. But this operation failed then completely. A Corynthian squadron entirely destroyed 57 of the attacking vessels and the remainder retreated. But the pilotless missiles caused tremendous damage by being concentrated on a relatively small area. For every two missiles destroyed, at least one penetrated our defense and brought complete havoc and terror to all those who lived around the area. The attack lasted for three and a half hours."
"The worst blow for Koldas," said Kashendo, "was the almost complete destruction of the Corynthian division which was just ready for departure on the search for these hostile planets. More than three quarters of them were destroyed in violent explosions and it will take much valuable time to replace these craft on which the hopes of Koldas were focused."
From what Kashendo said in his latest transmission. it was obvious that Koldas was staggering under the blows of the aggressor, but at the same time, the planet was licking her wounds and making an all-out effort to rally her resources. He said that another Corynthian Division was already on the assembly line and that as soon as these craft were ready for operation, they would leave under the command of Valdar. A determined search would be made in the as yet unexplored suspect regions to find the aggressor planets. Devastating news. Meanwhile Kalaal would be entering this unexplored area with 34 Astrael patrol-craft until the new Corynthian fleet could take over. Here the Galdonians were expected to be in hiding, probably in large numbers. If only this threat could be removed, Koldas would be free from the missile attacks.
Wars have occurred on many civilizations in the universes and destructed human culture - but the experiences of these pains have led these planets to higher levels of sympathy for their cosmic brothers and sisters.
Twenty-four hours later Kashendo was back with another radio message. This was at 08:30 on January 24th, 1970. "At last we have some encouraging news. Kalaal's patrol division has located a large pocket of Galdonian craft and missiles. These were being held in reserve behind the asteroid belt. This discovery was a stroke of luck because this is a vast uncharted region. Kalaal attacked the missiles immediately with the Sun-ray and annihilated many. We feel that this is a break-through and clues found inside the alien craft may lead to other hidden depots at some strategic locations nearer Koldas. Kalaal ‘s initial success has prompted our Superiors to send yet another Astrael patrol division into this area and Valdar will be leaving almost immediately with 72 craft."
This was good news, a ray of hope for Edwin and his "Q" Group members and friends who took a keen interest in developments. They had been living under a cloud ever since the news of the attack on Koldas broke. They all hoped that time could be gained for the planet which had been singled out for the initial attack by the invaders.
If only Koldas were able to mobilize her resources quickly then her obvious technical and spiritual superiority must surely win. Then there was the potential of the combined strength of the other planets in the Confederation. Surely they would not stand by and allow an enemy of their highly developed civilization go unchallenged. Thus, even among great planets, fighting seems to be necessary to guard civilization. The invaders would have to be vanquished again. We do not know how many times this has happened. History records that they have returned to the attack again and again, and even Earth has not escaped attention. The Confederation has never completely wiped out this opponent, leaving their destiny to be decided by the Divine One.*( *There may be a very important object lesson here. These are not the first extraterrestrials to describe long time observation of Earth and a history of advanced civilizations on our planet destroyed by attackers from space. The frequency may not be great but the threat is always there. Perhaps our only safety in the long-run is to join a confederation of planets affording a broader range of protection. Perhaps even associations of confederations is necessary as has already been described by UFOnauts.)
In the meantime, life for Earth's inhabitants moved on as usual; the vast majority oblivious of the drama unfolding on another planet who had been observing us. Edwin and Elizabeth's first child, Michelle, was born on the 7th of February, 1970, bringing new domestic responsibilities. Instead of messages from space, their minds where on nappies, bottles, baths and feeding times.
On the Koldasian satellite Melchor, there was much increase in activity. Craft after craft entered and left through the heavy' airlock gates. It is an oasis for the space traveller where crew and craft can find rest and repair. Inside the giant sphere there are comfortable quarters and even replica outdoor scenes with lawns, shrubs, fountains and recreation. Towering above the levels, with their maze of tunnels and lodging halls, is the huge transparent observation dome; the nerve center of the giant sphere with its eyes and ears. There are antenna bristling in all directions for the receiving and transmitting instruments. Illuminated dials and panels are manned continuously by men and women operators. At the highest level is the control bridge with a cubicle where the captain of the "ship", at this time our friend Kashendo, is stationed.
NOTE- Though an artificial satellite "several miles" in diameter is a stupendous construction, it is not entirely an impossibility. NASA is studying such a project even now. There are several unpublished UFO cases involving such gigantic craft. A published one is described in detail in "UFO Contact >From The Pleiades", and it was also a sphere. The hangar deck alone had many square kms of surface and accommodated many hundreds of craft.
Although Melchor 's transmitters were loaded with priority traffic, Kashendo found time to send a radio message to Edwin when one of the Confederation's craft was in Earth s vicinity to relay his signals. This occurred about a week after Elizabeth had her baby.
After identifying himself, Kashendo spoke to them "I have a special message for you Edwin and Elizabeth Congratulations from us all on the arrival of your baby daughter! We send our best wishes for mother and child Wy-Ora, Valdar, and Mank-ton send their congratulation as well. All of them ask me to convey their best wish on this occasion."
Kashendo continued by saying that Valdar, Kalaa and Mank-Ton were keeping well. Although their duties took them far from the Koldasian solar system, they feel they were serving the cause best by patrolling distant fields until the invading planets were found. Though thousands of Koldasians had lost their lives, their morale was still high. Everyone believed in ultimate victory over the force which threatened their planet.
Kashendo continued. No further attacks have been made on Koldas recently. Valdar and Kalaal have discovered many hidden arsenals within the asteroid belt an beyond. Thousands of missiles have been destroyed. Strangely enough, no other Galdonian craft have been sighted but our Superiors feel that this may be the lull before the storm. At present all is quiet. The face of Koldas has changed during this short period of war. Temporar housing has been provided for all who lost their homes and places of strategic importance have been reinforce( and armed with devices capable of destroying attacking craft.)
"Yes," said Kashendo, "Koldas has changed. We find it difficult adjusting to our new way of life. The spirit of the people is not broken. In spite of the changes., they smile and carry on. We are confident that in the end we shall overcome these aggressors. It is strange how a nation which has not experienced a war for thousands of years has been able to adapt itself so rapidly to these new conditions. Our Astrael divisions are being reinforced almost daily and those lost in battle replaced. Soon our new Corynthian Division will be ready and Koldas will then penetrate deeply beyond the asteroid belt to seek out these aggressors who have brought death and destruction to us.'
"As I gaze through these large windows of the observation dome," said Kashendo, now in a more relaxed voice "I see thousands of stars stretching out in all directions in a never-ending carpet. I wonder about my planet, and I think about your Earth too. Then I think of the many thousands of planets in the thousands of systems in the thousands of galaxies. Some have not even been discovered yet. I think too of the many languages in which these different races converse with each other. As I sit here and ponder these matters, I sense the grandeur and splendor of the Divine One's creation. How awesome are these universes in which we dwell, and the others beyond. Surely, with all this splendor about us, peace should reign. What motivates and drives civilized creatures to cause pain and suffering to other living creatures? Are we not all one family?"
Kashendo continued his reverie, "You know, this station is often visited by wanderers of deep space. I often think of how it would be if your spacecraft would visit this station on their journeys into deeper space. Your astronauts would see the inscription in our tongue above the airlock - MELCHOR, WELCOME TO ALL -. Yes, this would be wonderful. But it may not occurr in my life-time, although it will happen one day!"
"As I am sitting here talking to you on Earth, it reminds me of the training period I spent on your planet. Yes, I was there for five years... in Australia. There I learned to speak your language and I met many people who helped me a great deal during my stay. Everyone I met was very kind and considerate, but most of them did not have the faintest idea that I was not an inhabitant of Earth. I must say that I really loved my stay with you and I have many pleasant memories.
"I will let you in on a little secret. During my stay there I met a wonderful girl and we fell in love. Her name is Linda. When I completed my training period, Linda insisted on accompanying me to Koldas. There we were married. We have both found great happiness... and we often think of the wonderful days we had on Earth.
It was pleasant talking to you, but now I must close. I will be contacting you again at the earliest opportunity. Many thanks to the Byronnian craft for assisting with the relay of this transmission. For the time being, farewell from Melchor..."
True to his word, the now familiar voice from Melchor brought a short message about four weeks later that no further attacks had been made on Koldas.
However, on March 24th, there was news of another attack. "Another blow has been struck at Koldas. Two of your weeks ago, Galdonian missiles completely destroyed a small town on the northern side. I knew this town well because I was born in Typhyliano and spent my youth growing up there. Thousands of people lost their lives and many more were injured. I was deeply shocked when I was told the damage. All the survivors were evacuated and the place is now a ghost town, smouldering ruins. Yes, Koldas has had a taste of the horror and futility of war."
Kashendo also mentioned that the newly replaced Corynthian Division had left three Earth-days ago to reconnoitre (norsk rekognosere/sondre) the unexplored regions for the hostile planet or planets. He said the division had been divided into three task forces which would also periodically report to Melchor.
NOTE- Kashendo 's voice was another to come through the radio regularly in addition to Valdar and Wy-Ora, Zybo, Mank-Ton, Kalaal, and others, all with different accents and characters, and all heard at one time or another by other witnesses. If this were staged and the voices in fact local, it is strange that in the 23 years this has been going on none of those voices has come forward and identified themselves to expose the sham -- which they would also have had to keep up for the same 23 years. None of the group of personal friends around Edwin W., nor his wife, ever recognized any of these voices as alter personalities of Edwin or even characterizations within his capability. He affects no other characters besides his own natural personality. A sham on this kind of scale to fool so many for so long seems to be an impossibility. Broadcasting equipment is expensive and nobody involved had money of that kind, and they would only be fooling themselves, as nothing was done with this before.
"Never before," said Kashendo, "have I felt so helpless! I am anxious for the safety of my family and friends on Koldas. They are in the front line and I am relatively safe here on Melchor. Now that we have tasted the bitterness of war, we shall appreciate peace even more than we did before. Let us hope that our Corynthian Division will soon succeed.
"But now, let us return to more pleasant things. I am seated here in the observation dome and look in the direction of your sun, there is a wonderful sight. I see a lonely traveler of the heavens gowned in a gorgeous cloak of silver trailing 45 million miles behind it. A wanderer in space... It is a comet which we can see from this way-station. (Comet Bennet) It is quite a sight. It reminds me of your ancient Egypt. Way back in history, a comet appeared in their skies, but this comet was one of our Starships, one of the early ones to land on your Earth. I must tell you more about those star-ships, for there are some fascinating records in our archives, but for the moment, this relayed radio transmission must end. We wish you well from Melchor, until next time..."
Next time came under most unusual circumstances; twenty minutes after splash-down of the ill fated Apollo 13! Man was making his first attempts to reach beyond his solar system. Sputnik, the first satellite and the first spaceman, had already been sent aloft. Neil Armstrong had made the first giant leap for mankind.
The whole world had witnessed every step of man's voyage to the Moon. Project Apollo was already well into its stride. Then came the 13th mission of this kind. The launch at 13:13 hours went off without a hitch but 56 hours later there was an explosion in the service module making it totally ineffective. (The date was April 17th, 1970). The astronauts were completely dependent on the Lunar Module which was designed for an operational life of 48 hours. The shortest return trajectory would take 63 hours and the problem of getting home was serious. The explosions deprived the Command Module of electricity, water and oxygen and their batteries were run down.
Twice during the epic home-run, it almost became necessary to transfer the astronauts to an Astrael-craft which had come to the rescue! But the combined efforts and ingenuty of the astronauts and the hard-working ground control, won the day. At the splashdown, the ship had barely enough power to open the three main descent parachutes as one of its three batteries was dead. It was no wonder that President Nixon rearranged those famous Churchillian words: Never have so few owed so mucth to so many!
Just twenty minutes after splashdown, Edwin was alerted on his radio receiver by Zybo of the Sitonian Sixth Patrol. "Greetings. No doubt you have heard the good news that the three astronauts have safely landed in the recovery area. The Confederation, my personnel and myself are happy to hear that they are safe. For the past three Earth-days, we have been keeping a close watch over the stricken American spacecraft."
"Melchor informed us of the plight of your three astronauts. My Superiors instructed me to respond immediately and give aid to them if necessary. When we reached their position we contacted the commander of the American craft by radio. At first he would not acknowledge our transmission, so we positioned our Astrael craft alongside their craft. We could see the Americans observing us through their observation window. One of them had some kind of a photographic instrument and we presumed they were making a record of our presence.
"But soon after they had recovered from their surprise, the astronauts made radio contact with our Astrael craft. Their first words were, 'We come in peace...
Then they identified themselves and the command pilot of the American spacecraft said, 'Are you real live Martians? And are you as green as they say?1 My friends we all laughed at his joke!
"Before the Americans contacted us, they had advised their main base on Earth of our presence. We have made a recording of this transmission and I would like you to listen to them describing our Astrael craft when they first observed us.
The recording which Zybo now played back to Edwin in his radio transmission to Pinetown, Natal, resembled earlier ones made by previous Apollo Astronauts.
NOTE- This is not the first case of UFO contact with our space vehicles recorded however.The W.German "UFO Nachrichten" for 15 July 1969 reported UFO contact with Apollo 8, the last one lasting " minutes during which time the capsule left its course. Pedro Romaniuk of Argentina wrote in his book "Desde el Cosmos nos Vigilan" that the Russian "Voskod" I, encountered a UFO in orbit.
The whole world had witnessed and listened to every step of man's voyage to the Moon but this message was obviously only meant for the ears of their control centre at Houston. It is describing the strange object that has just come into view outside the capsule. The words of the three astronauts, each in turn in quick succession and sometimes overlapping, came across with excitement and an occasional touch of earthy jargon:
"BR5. High five..."
"Holy son of a gun! Straight down the middle of
"I have it! Outlandish. Forty-two degrees...
"Its size is like the biggest freighter helicopter'
"What is it?"
"I can't believe it!"
"Big... it is from high ahead..."
"Its falling speed amounts to thirty-five hundred,
coming down at about 99 feet per second."
"You can't hold him. I hope you can hear em...
"Right down the middle..."
"Yes," continued Zybo, "as the command pilot and his crew said, they could not believe what their own eyes were seeing. We must have looked a strange sight hovering there next to their disabled craft. I should imagine an Astrael-craft must look strange to anyone who sees it for the first time.
"Later, after that first radio contact with the American astronauts, we became acquainted with them and soon we were friends."
"Twice during their return journey, we thought that we would have to transfer them to our ship as further problems occurred. But they were able to rectify these and for the rest of the homeward journey we remained close to them.
"After they had safely entered Earth's atmosphere, we followed for a short way and wished our new-found friends farewell, and while we are here, we took this opportunity to make this transmission as we had a message for you from the Commander of Melchor.
"He asked me to inform you," continued Zybo, "that Melchor will contact you again as soon as it is possible to get through. At the moment they have a problem as they have to rely on a Byronnian Astrael-craft to relay their transmission but as soon as such a craft is within range, they will contact you. Unfortunately, I must now end this direct transmission to you, as we have to resume our patrol duties. Farewell...."
It so happened that two days later, on April 19th, 1970, there was a radio transmission from Melchor. Kashendo said he was glad to hear from Zybo that the astronauts landed safely. He also said that they had been monitoring all recent manned Apollo Moon missions at the request of one of Earth's governments.
"When your astronauts left for your Moon, we followed their progress and on receipt of their distress signals, we contacted Koldas advising them of the plight of the occupants of the badly damaged craft. I was then informed by my Superiors to send a message to the nearest Astrael-craft and Commander Zybo of the Sitonian Division happened to be in close proximity at the time.
"He responded immediately and after he had located the damaged craft he accompanied them around your Moon and then back to Earth. He finally left them, after they had safely entered your atmosphere. At regular intervals during the return journey, we on Melchor were kept informed by Zybo regarding their progress. All of us in the center were relieved to hear they eventually made a safe landing on Earth."
Kashendo then surprised the listeners by saying that Melchor had been honored by the visit of a special guest. He said that the guest was seated right before him while his Corynthian craft was being serviced below in the Astrael hangar area. It was the first time that a Corynthian craft had visited Melchor!
Kashendo said that their guest was none other than Commander Valdar of the Second Koldasian Astrael Patrol Division. Valdar was apparently on a special mision for he and fifteen other commanders were on their way to Byronne. But before handing over to Valdar, he added that Edwin must have missed hearing from his old friend, 'George'. This was certainly true! Since the outbreak of hostilities on Koldas, Edwin had been anxiously awaiting news of his old friend.
"Greetings my friends.. this is Valdar."
Edwin immediately recognized his voice which brought back a flood of memories.
"It is wonderful to be able to speak to you once again by radio transmission. I often think of you, Ed, your wife Elizabeth, and those in your group whom I got to know so well. I therefore welcome this opportunity to re-establish the bond that there is between us. As you know, there has been a great change in our lives since Koldas was attacked by Galdonia.
"If you visited my planet now, you would notice a tremendous change in the people. Their sense of freedom, their zest for living, seems to have left them. No-one on Koldas knows when the next missile attack will come. What a devastating effect these attacks are having on us! The people cringe each time they see a fleet of craft leaving, for they associate this with more violence.
"I hope that our journey to Byronne will change the situation. We are on a special mission there to collect fifteen new Corynthian Astrael craft and are going so that they can instruct us in how to operate them. Each of the pilots I have on board will bring one of these latest models back to Koldas. With this division we hope to break through the Galdonian defenses and bring an early end to their aggression.
"While exploring deep regions of space, the Coryn-thian Division found the direction from which the Gal-donian craft were coming for they encountered concentrations of missiles there. This has halted their progress temporarily. We hope that with the combined strength of this new division, we will be able to breach their defenses. I personally think that this may be the turning point of the war."
Valdar continued by giving more details of the new Corynthian craft, describing it as the ultimate in offensive weapons which they have devised. It is a craft of immense proportions with large numbers of Sun-ray disintegrators strategically placed, giving it an awesome capacity for annihilation. A veritable battle-cruiser incorporating the last word in space translocation capability.
"It is strange," continued Valdar, "to find that the Galdonians are very different from us in appearance. Even more puzzling is their mental make-up, for they appear to have an insatiable appetite for killing and causing pain and anguish to others. They may have found our peaceful Koldas an easy target in the past, but I hope soon we shall change the ideas of the people we call the 'Outer Worlds'."
In closing, Valdar said that he was asked to pass on best wishes from Clyveen, Commander Wy-Ora, Commander Kalaal and also Commander Mank-Ton, all rising rapidly in their new military defense. They all promised to make radio contact again when it would be possible. Then, as if addressing Edwin personally, he said, "I often think of those carefree times when we used to do our patrols over your planet Earth, and all those transmissions we used to make to you and the other Bases. It gave us much pleasure! And now, you and Elizabeth have a baby daughter. Ah yes, my friend Edwin, I can't get used to the idea that you are a father now. When I last saw you we were both single! Now we both have responsibilities. We are both older and I hope, wiser too! Do you remember the many hours we spent together? Keep up your spirits, Ed, for one day we shall surely meet again.
"But now I must end, to all my friends on the planet Earth... May God Bless you.
"This is Valdar, now handing over to Commander Kashendo." Kashendo said, "That was Commander Valdar. I wish you could see him seated before me. He looks impressive in his one-piece sky-blue Koldasian uniform with the gold epaulets of a Corynthian Commander. Yes, we are indeed honored to have him aboard this station with his crew and the Corynthian. We feel so much safer in his presence! I hope that they will pay this station a visit soon with the new fleet of Corynthians. We hope to make contact with you again so that you may hear Valdar tell us more of the exploits of these new craft."
"We must now close as the Byronnian craft responsible for the relay must continue on its journey. We can't delay them any longer. We thank them for relaying this transmission. Melchor to 'Q' Base, Farewell."
When Kashendo's voice faded away the receiver was silent for the next forty days.
A Planet on Her Knees
Very few people on Earth knew about the Galdonian war. Those who did were members and friends of the Confederation "Q" Groups in many countries, who were kept informed of these events by circulating copies of tape recordings of transcripts of the transmissions. Did Ed-win's group have the advantage of being located in the town chosen by Wy-Ora and his assistant Valdar during their training on Earth? Was it purely accidental that Edwin had more than a casual acquaintance with Valdar who was later to command a Koldasian fleet? Although communication with Koldas during the war was very erratic, they nevertheless went to extraordinary lengths to keep in touch with Edwin's "Q" Group! By Earth's standards, it is a complete mystery as to why they behaved like this. Today however, there is a strong hint that future planetary events will make these actions more readily understandable.
It was Valdar who came through one evening late in May (May 30th, 1970) with the latest news of the war and the casualty list. In a solemn tone he said that Galdonia had struck a double blow at Koldas. The one directed to the south was obviously a diversion which drew a substantial part of Koldas' main Astrael fleet. Galdonia then launched their main attack in the north, using a new weapon which turned out to be far more deadly than the guided missiles.
They dropped thousands of containers filled with a potent virus! "Yes," said Valdar gravely, "Koldas has indeed been brought to her knees. As soon as the plight of the northern towns was realized, thousands of craft were sent to evacuate the people from the stricken area. But as fast as people were evacuated, the faster the virus spread. Many died in agony before they could be rescued. Water and food became contaminated causing many more to lose their lives. Vast numbers of the dead had to be hurriedly buried in mass graves. Then, not only was the virus alone in killing our people but other diseases spread as epidemics."
Clearly Valdar was deeply moved by the horror of the latest attack on his planet. After Galdonia had dealt this terrifying blow, they transmitted a message to the people of Koldas. This was the first time that they had communicated at all since they attacked. The words were in the Koldasian language and warned that all Koldasian towns would be subjected to the same treatment if Koldas did not surrender immediately.
Valdar continued saying, "You will recall that the last time I spoke to you, I was on my way to Byronne. When I returned with the division of Corynthians we set out immediately to continue the search for Galdonia. Our craft eventually found the planet which has brought us so much grief. We attacked three large cities which were completely destroyed. I think that Galdonia launched the virus attack in retaliation. It is now blow for blow... and many innocent people lose their lives. But Galdonia should not overlook one vital point and that is, by attacking one planet in the Confederation, they are in fact taking on all the other planets too. Byronne has already responded when they heard of our plight by dispatching fifteen Byronnian Corynthian Divisions to assist us."
"At present we are awaiting their arrival. There will be a total of 4,075 craft in all when the whole fleet has assembled and we shall then strike Galdonia again. We either win or lose... With the aid of the Byronnian Divisions, I feel that Galdonia will have little chance of surviving such a massive onslaught. Commander Wy-Ora has been put in charge of the fleet and will lead the campaign. I will be his second in command."
It is remarkable that Valdar had such confidence in Edwin's "Q" Group, that he could send such vital information on the eve of a major operation. Wasn't this a grave security risk? How about the possibility of Outer World agents among "Q" group members? Anyway, he ended the radio transmission by expressing the hope that he would soon announce the end of the war. He also conveyed Wy-Ora's good wishes to all "Q" base members.
NOTE- Actually the "Q" Base reception was quite well protected. The communications came in on a narrow beam of discrete frequency aimed directly at the radio from above. The messages were closely guarded by the group and sensitive information was not released outside a trusted few until later.
Then, just as he was closing down, he was interrupted and said, "We have just received an urgent message from Melchor. It grieves me to have to tell you... it has now been confirmed that both Mank-Ton and Kalaal have lost their lives in battle over Koldas. During the last attack they and many other gallant commanders were killed and the toll of this last vicious attack is still rising." On that grim note Valdar ended his transmission and was gone.
Four days hence, D-day came for Galdonia, and Edwin and everyone were on tenterhooks. What was the outcome of the battle? What would be the consequences for Earth if the Confederation were defeated?
On June 14th, 1970, more reassuring news came in the form of a relayed radio broadcast from Melchor. It was an on-the-spot communiqué from the surface of Galdonia relayed by an advance Koldasian outpost. On top of that came the news that Wy-Ora had been injured in the battle. An unfamiliar voice (not previously heard by Edwin's "Q" group) started the recording by saying, "The transmission you are about to hear is a strata-recording which has been made on the planet Galdonia. I have asked the Commander who is receiving this on Melchor to transmit this to you whenever it is possible to do so."
Then another unfamiliar voice said, "Greetings from all Koldasian and Byronnian personnel here on the surface of Galdonia. We have good news for you! A large part of Galdonia is now in the hands of Koldasian and Byronnian forces. Although many centres are still occupied by Galdonians, our forces have seized vital and strategic key-points and the main communication centres. At last the tide has turned in our favor and good progress has been made in this futile and senseless war.
"Communications have been re-established with home and a flow of messages is now being exchanged. The Koldasian ground forces here on Galdonia are being reinforced by more Astrael divisions and a battle is about to commence on and above the terrain. Three-quarters of the planet has already been taken but there is still a mountainous region which stretches across the equator. It is difficult for Corynthian craft to maneuver here and it is tough-going for the large ground forces using land vehicles."
The speaker continued to give his impressions of the surface features of the planet. Most of Galdonia consists of vast waste lands and burning sand where temperatures soar to unbelievable heights during midday. Never, he said, had he experienced such scorching conditions before as on this bleak planet. Although there were some wooded regions -- in part, very dense the planet was largely desert. Their sun had plummeted below the horizon.
"As I am making this recording," he continued, "it is dark. To my left I can see the glow of many fires in the distance. Another town has been attacked. In the dark sky, I can see bluewhite lightning bolts striking unseen targets. These are Sunray weapons being fired from Corynthians. Each time I see a bolt flashing and there are innumerable bursts I shudder, wondering how many people are losing their lives. For there is a tremendous disintegrating energy in one of those bursts. And Galdonia has very densely populated cities. It is a sight I had hoped I would never witness.
"Fortunately," he continued, "the majority of Galdonian cities have surrendered and there are only a few left still offering some resistance. Losses on both sides have been heavy. Many of our Corynthian craft have been lost as well as other Koldasian craft which went down in deserts. But Byronne, the gallant planet which came to our aid, has suffered the heaviest losses on the Confederation side. I feel deeply sorry for all those who will never leave here. How much grief and sorrow this accursed planet has brought to Koldas and the whole of the Confederation!"
For Edwin and the "Q" members, this eyewitness report from the surface of the aggressor planet, was of immense interest. Particularly as there had been more than a hint that their greed and aggressiveness with its accompanying moral degradation had surreptitiously contaminated many planets in the systems which had human life within them.
Meanwhile the communicator making the report painted a bleak picture of conditions affecting the Confederation forces. He was speaking from a position which was dugin in the white sands of the vast desert. From this position, many of the sorties of the Confederation land forces were made. At intervals, they would leave in the direction of the remaining pockets of resistance. The stifling heat, the dragging gravitational load, added to the torment. The rapid sunrises, immediately bursting fourth radiation which reflected from the white sands at zenith turned the desert into an oven with a blinding glare.
There was uncertainty about the two allies supporting Galdonia. A few strangely shaped craft had been seen but so far no determined effort had been made to reinforce Galdonia in its struggle. The Confederation kept an adequate task force in reserve in case the Galdonian allies decided to attack. The speaker described the unfortunate crash of WyOra's personal space-craft.
"Two days ago during a raid, Commander Wy-Ora's division encountered a larger than usual force of Galdonian craft. Our Commander's craft was repeatedly struck by rockets, which forced him to return to base with severe damage. We watched his craft approaching and it seemed that he was having control problems. He passed the base and brought his craft down in the desert. But it came down with such force that there was an explosion throwing it over on its transparent dome. Smoke poured out of vents and hatches as they were thrown open. Damage control vehicles rushed forward in an attempt to save the personnel and the craft. Three crew members were killed. Commander Wy-Ora was fortunate to escape from the wreckage of the observation dome which was demolished in the violent overturn."
The communicator continued by expressing his deep concern for their popular leader who had to be evacuated to Koldas. He had escaped with only a leg injury which at first did not seem so serious but later was found to be much worse.
In the meantime, Valdar had taken over from his old mentor and was in charge of operations on Galdonia. In closing his report, the speaker added a few more personal observations. "What a forbidding world this is. It is indeed the strangest planet I have ever set foot on, and the Galdonian way of life is very odd by our standards. Their dwelling places are cramped, overcrowded and rectangular in shape. I have seen no double-storied buildings at all and the building methods appear to be very crude to me. There is an oppressive atmosphere over it all." And with these last words the message relayed from Galdonia ended.
For the next fortnight there was no further news. Edwin and his group were hoping to hear more of Wy-Ora's progress although it seemed that his injuries were not too serious. Then one afternoon a brief message came through his receiver.
"I am from the moon that orbits Byronne. I have been instructed to inform you that three days - three of your Earth days from now, you will receive a transmission from Melchor. Three hours after your sun has set you shall receive a transmission. I will close now, people of the planet Earth. I am a Byronnian pilot."
On July 1st, the transmission came as promised. It was a personal message from WyOra himself. He seemed to be his old self. He started off with his usual greeting, full of charismatic charm. "I am Wy-Ora. Greetings, my friends. It is wonderful to contact you all again although this time it is by means of a strata-recording. Here I am, sitting beneath a beautiful tree in the garden of my home on Koldas. We have a large garden and there are trees and flowering shrubs. The grass is green and the birds are singing. It is a lovely day here and as I look out I can see a lake with a picturesque island not far out. I am recuperating from injuries to my leg."
Judging from his voice, he seemed to be all right. It was certainly good to hear from him again and everybody gained a deep inner satisfaction as they listened because he gave out a great spiritual strength and compassion when he spoke.
He continued by saying that he had tried to send thoughts to each of the members of the "Q" group telepathically. Elizabeth, Edwin's wife, confirmed that she had received some very clear impressions. This is interesting, taking into account the difference in space/time involved.
"During the past few cycles I have had the chance to relax and I have been thinking of you all a great deal. I have been concentrating on 'thought-transmission' or telepathy with each member of 'Q' Base and I have received some acknowledgments in return. Especially you, Elizabeth. You have been uppermost in my thoughts with the birth of your daughter. I feel certain that we' have been in communication as I was aware of your thoughts reaching my mind. I deliberately sent a thought-pattern back to you describing the surroundings at the time.
"Yes, so much has happened since I last contacted you. The Confederation is no longer a Confederation of peace. The ugly word war is on everybody's lips, particularly in Byronne, Siton and Salamia, those gallant planets which assisted us in our struggle."
Wy-Ora continued by outlining the war situation. He said that the greater part of Galdonia was now in Confederation hands although there were still some isolated places of resistance. He mentioned the two allies of Galdonia; Sakirad and Banianlo. (It was the Sakiradians who had done all the fighting on Galdonia) Sakirad had already surrendered but the problem was Banianlo. The Sakiradians are apparently a more evolved race much like the Koldasians although shorter in stature. They are unlike the Galdonians who are copper-colored with long dark hair hanging to their shoulders. The Sakiradians are fair-skinned. They were the original civilizers of Galdonia but some time ago the Galdonians turned on them and forced their scientists to build missiles and other destructive weapons which were later used in this attack on Koldas. They were also forced to make the germ weapons used against Koldas. It would take a long time to recover from the infections and destruction, and now there were alarming food shortages. The other planets in the Confederation were providing massive aid to help recovery. Wy-Ora felt the conflict was nearing its end and restoration could begin.
There were no further attacks on Koldas but the whole population was glad to have the renowned Commander Zybo with his Sitonian Sixth Division guarding them in case of enemy attack. The 'Sixth' is one of the mightiest fleets ever to patrol those fields of space.
Wy-Ora spoke of his successor in glowing terms. His admiration for Valdar was obvious, for despite the fact that Clyveen, his newly-wed wife, had been listed as missing, he carried on as Fleet Commander in an exemplary manner. Wy-Ora said that Clyveen's home on the northern side was struck many times by guided missiles. “But officials have already been able to trace many of the missing people. Valdar says he is sure Clyveen is alive and well. We hope that he is right. I must close this recording for soon I must go to the nearby city to have my leg treated. It seems almost impossible that we have fallen victim to this cruel war."
Eighteen days later, at 10:00 p.m. on July 18th, Edwin received another relayed strata-recording from WyOra. After his characteristic introduction, he said, "My friends, it is three hours before sunrise here. I have not had much sleep because of pain in my leg. I am in my study and in front of me is a huge glass window looking out on the lake. It is cool and still here now. I find it difficult to describe this scene in your language. I wish you could witness this with me. All nature seems to be at rest. My wife and two daughters are asleep. On my left is my strata-recorder which is built into the wall and the only illumination inside this room is coming from the red, green and orange lights of the instrument. As I make this recording I feel more relaxed and the pain is ebbing, making me quite comfortable for the time being. Seated here, I have been thinking of the past.... of many things. At least things are beginning to look up again for us. Just before I started to make this recording, I contacted the main communications centre here by means of video-transceiver, which is also built into the wall. It has been my regular practice to keep in touch with the fleet on Galdonia."
"When I contacted the center, I was told that Clyveen had been found! I was overjoyed and immediately transmitted the news via the chain of satellites which were placed between us and Galdonia. I was able to contact Valdar personally and informed him of this wonderful news. He was so overcome he could not speak for some time. We are all thankful that she was spared."
"Valdar said that operations were still in progress but that engagements were becoming less frequent as time went by. He expected a surrender soon and that we would be able to return to a peaceful existence.
Looking out this huge window, Wy-Ora went on, "I see identification lights on several craft in the dark starlit sky. By their color I can tell that these must be a patrol from the Sitonian Sixth Division. They are keeping a lonely vigil to safeguard us from any enemy attack. These Sitonians are wonderful people. Kind and understanding, always ready to render aid to anyone requiring their assistance."
"Since my return, I have had much time to rest and I have been paging through my diary. I have kept such a record for many years, and when we patrolled your planet
I used to maintain a daily record of events as they occurred there on Earth a few years ago."
Turning the pages of his diary, Wy-Ora mentioned the case of the mysterious disappearance of a Koldasian scoutcraft over the Indian Ocean off Durban. An immediate search of the area proved to be of no avail. It was therefore decided that Wy-Ora and an assistant would make a personal visit to the Durban area to investigate the craft's disappearance with all its personnel.
Under cover of darkness, they were landed on a deserted beach north of Durban. Here they were met by Earth-friends who put them up in a cottage they owned near there. Another search was organized. From a hired motorboat Wy-Ora used special instruments and for days they criss-crossed the area but no trace of any kind could be found of the craft or its personnel. Finally Wy-Ora decided to extend the search to the coastal strip bordering the area where the scout was believed to have disappeared.
They spent many days visiting hotels and boardinghouses, where they sat in lounges mixing with visitors, hoping to pick up some scrap of information from the conversations. Someone might have seen the craft crashing into the sea. They had to beat a hasty retreat when a receptionist of a hotel began to get suspicious of them. The investigation had to be abandoned and they returned to Koldas.
"With the record of this incident," said Wy-Ora, "I often think of the months that I and others like me have spent on that wonderful planet of yours. How different it might have been if we could come and go in peace. How wonderful it would be to come as Koldasians; not in disguise or to hide and be shielded by others."
"Yes, that would be wonderful!"
Peace Returns To Koldas
Wy-Ora's injuries from his crash on Galdonia deeply concerned all members of the "Q" Group. Welcome news about him came in a transmission relayed from Melchor four weeks later on September 17th, 1970.
Kashendo, speaking from this huge Koldasian artificial satellite said, "I bring you news about Wy-Ora who is now on Salamia. During the past weeks the physicians have examined his leg and decided that one of the bones, known to you as the 'tibia' (norsk : skinnebein) will have to be replaced with an artificial one. The surgeons are sure that the replacement will be a complete success. We do not know when this operation will take place, but as soon as we do we will tell you. Wy-Ora is now there with his family, and except for the leg injury, is keeping well. He asked me to send his best wishes to his friends at all 'Q' bases."
Kashendo then reported the latest news of the Galdonian war. "It seems that the aggressors have an inexhaustible supply of reinforcements which continually replace their losses. Our Superiors are wondering where they are coming from and how long this war will drag on. It seems that Galdonia planned to annihilate the Koldasian people entirely and then tackle each of the Confederation planets in turn."
Kashendo mentioned that some time ago an unidentified craft was seen near Melchor and that an attack on the satellite was possible as a retaliatory measure.
On September 27th, there was a direct broadcast to a dozen or so of the "Q" group assembled at Edwin's home in Pinetown.
It was Zybo of the Sixth Patrol who said, "It has been a long time since I had the privilege of talking to you. On board we have a very special guest. Yes, it is our esteemed Commander Wy-Ora and he is very happy to talk to you again," and after that brief introduction the excited 'Q" members heard Wy-Ora speak.
“I am Wy-Ora. Greetings to you all! I am indeed happy to make this transmission from close range! This Sitonian craft has been hovering at an altitude of 535km for some time while we were waiting for you to assemble at 'Q' Base. We have ways of telling when you are all assembled in the lounge of Edwin's home During this time I have been concentrating my thoughts and now I see all our members seated and relaxed."
"My friends, I am glad to say that the surgery I underwent on Salamia appears to be successful. I have been told that in about three of your earth months I shall be able to use my damaged leg normally again. The bone which was badly crushed has been replaced. Salamian surgeons are the most skilled in our Confederation. Most physicians and surgeons go to the city of Scilyn for their training and it was there that the miracle was performed on my leg. After the operation, I spent some time in one of their hospitals before being transferred to a recuperation centre high in the mountains. This is a very beautiful part of the planet and resembles Switzerland on your planet, with snow and ice peaks. Access to the centre is only by air craft as no land vehicle could negotiate the rugged slopes."
Wy-Ora explained that the recuperation center was on a large plateau called Barkala which is encircled by mountains. He said, "It was winter during my stay there and the clouded skies often blanketed the mountain peaks with snow and ice. However, there was also plenty of sunshine, fresh air, nutritious food and recreation too which speeded recovery. The time passed all too quickly. Now I am happy to return to Koldas, to be with all our friends and acquaintances.
"I would like to thank you all for your kind and prayerful thoughts which I felt so distinctly while I was in the hospital. They were of great comfort to me. When you think or concentrate on a particular person or group of persons, you tune your mind to the frequency of that person's brain and communication is established. This takes a great deal of practice and I am very pleased with the progress you have made. Continue your efforts along these lines as one day it may be a very useful method of contacting us, particularly in case of a major emergency. We will tell you more about this later. Now my friends, I must not delay Commander Zybo any longer for he must return to Koldas on urgent matters. We leave you now. I have asked Melchor to keep you in-formed of the situation in the Confederation and the war which continues. Farewell until we can meet again in transmission. I am Wy-Ora."
But the war was soon to come to an end. On October 11th, 1970 a jubilant Melchor passed on the message for which all the "Q" groups had been waiting.
"Peace, my friends, peace!" It was Kashendo, the jovial commander of Melchor. "At last the Confederation is at peace! One of your Earth weeks ago, Galdonia signed a peace-treaty with Koldas. Yes, Koldas is no longer at war for Galdonia has decided to surrender. This is indeed wonderful news, and I am happy to tell you that the war is over at last. Walkala, the leader of Galdonia agreed to surrender provided Koldas was prepared to withdraw all her divisions. This was agreed to and since then no more hostile moves have been made.
"However, we have left one division of Corynthian craft there to ensure the Galdonians remain at peace. In the meantime Byronne has withdrawn all her Astrael divisions. I feel sure that all will be well now. Koldas has agreed to assist Galdonia with food and medical equipment for there is chaos at the present and assistance is urgently needed. 'How wonderful it is to know that our families and friends are safe again. We here on Melchor constantly feared for their lives while we were serving elsewhere in the Confederation. But now, it is time for rejoicing! I wish you could have shared the celebration here on Melchor when we first heard the news! There was much singing and dancing on board. We now know the meaning of peace.
Valdar, who had succeeded Wy-Ora, had already returned to Koldas with 375 divisions of Corynthian craft. He was reunited with his wife Clyveen, his family and friends after an absence of many months. Kashendo also gave the news that Wy-Ora was progressing well and would soon resume his post as Commander of the Corynthian Fleet. Both Wy-Ora and Valdar would soon make personal contact with 'Q' Bases on Earth again.
Then Kashendo mentioned another matter which concerned this planet. Recent Confederation patrols under the direction of Commander Taylanz of Byronne had made the disturbing discovery that some Earth-made satellites in orbit around our planet contained atomic devices. Kashendo said that these devices would cause serious destruction should they fall to Earth.
He continued, "Why does man place such dangerous devices in orbit around the world on which they depend for their very existence? This is certainly causing us great concern. But, my friends, do not fear for we have full confidence that we can deal with the situation. If necessary, these satellites will be neutralized before they endanger life on your planet. Our patrols will therefore continue in the interests of your whole population for we are concerned about the safety of all our friends who live on Earth and also for the millions who know nothing of the dangers lurking in your skies.”
NOTE- It is interesting to note here that a number of extraterrestrial visitors to Earth have mentioned armed satellites in orbit around our planet, placed there by factions on Earth itself. The diminuitive beings from Reticulum called this to the attention of Bill Herrmann in Charleston several times. The Pleiadians making contact in Switzerland also told their contactee the same thing, and also that the Apollo 13 was carrying an atomic device on the aborted moon-landing mission. There is a reference to this here also, and we have found no evidence that either witness ever heard of the other. They both expressed grave concern about the excessive, and possibly irreversible pollution of our upper atmosphere and its dangers. They all seem to deplore the excessive proliferation of atomic sciences of all kinds saying that the dangers are irreversible.
"What I am about to tell you now, you will find very hard to believe! But a few of your Earth months ago a space vehicle was launched from Earth to your Moon. It carried an atomic warhead which was capable of destroying many square miles of the Moon's surface. A Byronnian Astrael-craft tracked its flight-path from your planet and neutralised it while in orbit around the Moon before it could make its final approach and dive to the target surface.
"Why do people of your planet indulge in these careless experiments? Do they not realise that they are endangering their own safety? What about the repercussions throughout your solar system? Men of Earth still have so much to learn about their own environment, the very planet upon which they dwell... and when they travel in space, instead of carefully exploring what they find, they have to test their destructive ability instead !"
Kashendo said that now the war was over, there was more time for the Confederation to concern itself with Earth. One matter that alarmed them was the increasing impurity of our atmosphere. He hinted that more craft would be seen in our skies as measurements were made at various levels around our planet.
"We are alarmed at the quantity of impurities which our patrol craft have found in the upper layers of your atmosphere. These particles are forming a blanket which will eventually engulf your entire planet. We have decided to test at lower altitudes within your atmosphere.
"My friends, you may be asking why does the Confederation concern itself with Earth who is not even a member of the group? There are many like you whom we are concerned about. We feel it is our sacred duty to safeguard you against dangers which you seem to know very little about.
"We hope that one day we will be allowed to fly our craft freely in your skies, over your breathtaking seas and across your mighty continents. Then we will be welcomed on equal terms as friendly neighbors. But now, my friends, I must end this transmission. This is Kashendo of Melchor saying farewell for the present."
In the immediate post-war months there were regular radio transmissions to Edwin's "Q" Group, and a variety of subjects were discussed, including religion, telepathy and reincarnation. It was Taylanz who mentioned that they found the existence of the many religions on Earth very surprising and Kashendo spoke about the various races here.
(Remember that what is discussed here is only a few hours transcribed from hundreds of hours of direct radio transmissions to the "Q" Group at Pinetown. It is difficult to select what may be of the greater interest to the most people. The selection has had to be ours.)
Taylanz said, "It seems strange that you should have so many religions. Although they are differently named they all praise the Almighty One and their main object seems to be the same. So it does not matter which religion you belong to -- as long as you believe in and acknowledge the Divine One -- you are doing the right thing. In the Confederation we have only one religion. We all believe that there is an Almighty One although the planets differ in their methods of worship. On my planet Byronne, we sing our praises out loud, yet on Koldas they meditate and worship in silence. Other planets vary again in their attitude to prayer. On Grandor, they kneel and pray in their worship of the Divinity. Although outward forms of worship may differ, we all believe in the same Divine One."
Kashendo spoke about the various races we have on Earth and said, "This is an intriguing subject but some of the mystery is known to the Confederation. We know that long before we first visited your planet, there were other visitors. When our ancient pioneers arrived there, they found evidence that whoever came before them must have come from systems far beyond those known to us. It is possible that they wished to colonize Earth. We do not know for certain whether this explains the many different races, but we do know that the race which you call the Red Indian, had ancestors who came from a far away planet doomed to destruction. They were highly civilized and had mastered space-travel. They left their home planet in a giant craft to search for new planets to colonize and reached Earth and there they settled. It seems that they were abandoned by their people or were unable to return home, possibly for lack of fuel. Their craft was stranded and so they remained on Earth. They were forced to improvise and learn to live off the land. They made use of what they had and what they could find. They hunted the animals; and learned to use them for food and sustenance."
"We know about these people, for they were very intelligent as a race, and one of the early ones to occupy Earth. But what about the many other races you have? We can only assume that they too were space travellers for we have definitely found the remains of many craft beneath your desert sands. Gigantic craft which are not from the Confederation! Should these remains be discovered, they would cause a sensation on Earth as they are of enormous proportions. They must have carried thousands of people.
"It is possible," he suggested, "that they never intended to return to their homes. Were they banished and perhaps sent away as punishment? We can only guess at the reason for their presence but the evidence of their arrival from other planets is there, beneath the sands. This may be one reason why there are so many different races on Earth. Some of them are very aggressive and very primitive even in this day and age. I wonder if they were banished from their home planets on account of their aggressive behavior? And is this the cause of the aggression which is still evident today?"
"When the Confederation carried out patrols beneath the surface of your oceans, they discovered many craft buried in the mud of the ocean floors. There is much evidence which will not be found soon, and much that has been lost. In another transmission I must tell you about the abandoned cities which lie beneath your Pacific Ocean; mysterious cities which must have been of great beauty before they disappeared. What catastrophe befell Earth? Who were the builders of these matchless cities?"
But the next time Kashendo spoke to "Q" Base, it was on more mundane matters and not on the mysteries of the cities beneath the seas. He said, "We returned from our rest period one Earth day ago. Linda, whom you know is my Australian wife, has just returned with the children from a visit to her parents on Earth. What interesting things they brought back with them. We all had a wonderful time examining these and listening to the stories of the children and my beloved wife. They brought back photographs of the places they visited in Australia and around her home. They brought back happy memories of the places I visited during my period on Earth. But what I love best is the music. The songs and orchestral items which they brought with them. They had a strata-recorder on which they were able to record many of your popular musical items. Oh my... you do have some strange music! But some are very nice. There is one particular melody I like. It is called 'Amazing Grace'. During this transmission I shall play it to you, and in the future we may use it as a signature tune to indicate that we are about to transmit to you. All of us like it very much. Yes, I spent many hours listening to the programs they had recorded from the television stations. It was very interesting but some we found very strange! But all in all it brought much entertainment and laughter to us."
NOTE- We also and other extraterrestrial visitors before these have speculated on the variety of human race here on Earth. The visitors seem to be in general agreement however, that all human races on Earth came here from elsewhere, and a great variety of elsewheres, and that the evidence of their arrival and the remains of the ships of those stranded for one reason or another, may be found beneath our deserts and under our seas. The variety of races alone, they say, is testimony for the existence of human life elsewhere in the universe.
Kashendo also mentioned two pet rabbits which were given to the children by their grandparents while in Australia, and they caused quite a stir because the children let them out of the box while still in the Astrael-craft on the way back to Koldas. Their hilarious antics had the crew in stitches while they hopped all over the instrument panels in the control centre. On arrival in Koldas, they were carefully screened and isolated for a time to check for diseases and then returned to the children. These are the first rabbits on this planet and Kashendo did not mention whether the two were a pair. We have visions of Australian rabbits overruning Koldas!
"Now as I promised", said Kashendo, "I shall tell you what we know of your past incarnations in our own Confederation. (*We have noted that in a great many extended UFO contact cases, the contactee is eventually identified as one of the contact group from earlier time, now incarnated in an Earth body, and being awakened to his true identity and the reason for contacting him instead of another. It is a difficult point because the western mind does not accept reincarnation as a potential reality.)
“It is a vast subject and there is much to tell. Let me begin by saying that the master register is stored in a gigantic memory bank on the mother planet of Grandor. Here are the records of all beings who have lived lives in the Confederation."
Kashendo explained that the giant computer is housed in 37 buildings which are arranged in a circle around a central building. Most of the staff work in the central building which collects the required data from "memory cells", consisting of thousands of transparent tubes with crystals inside them. Each tube is capable of storing many thousands of symbols and a memory bank consists of many thousands of these transparent tubes. The data is stored indefinitely and when needed the controllers extract it in coded form which is then decoded to provide the required information. All the equipment is very complex and kept in a special atmosphere.
NOTE- Here for the first time Edwin and other members of the group around him are given some of their own past life history in the Confederation before incarnating in Earth bodies. This is a difficult aspect of this phenomenon to explain because it comes up in groups all over the world that are not in contact with each other and often never heard of the others. In most cases those involved have not even accepted reincarnation as a theory until this point, but they get answers that then changes their whole belief system, and triggers memory keys that they can identify with awakening them to a new reality.
The memory cells store inumerable personal features and characteristics which reappear in the same individual through many lives. When a search is made, a special computer transmits the details of the required person to the whole range of memory cells. As soon as the features are recognized by a memory bank a message is transmitted back to the central control building where it is recorded. The whole process is complicated and Kashendo said that he found it difficult to describe it accurately, but he hoped it explained how the Grandorians are able to trace people's lives through time, at least within the Confederation.
"Here I have the details on your wife Elizabeth," continued Kashendo as he addressed himself now to Edwin.
"She first appeared in the Confederation over 700 years ago on Koldas as the wife of a Confederation official called Rynol. This Officer made journeys into deep space and visited Earth a number of times. On two of these trips to earth she accompanied him. During those days things were different and there was much to explore. On the last journey, she spent many years with her husband at a base in Australia from which the planet was patrolled. She became well known throughout the Confederation for her work on the preservation of food for storage in Star-ships. After that it was possible to carry more and greater variety of fresh food on a long journey."
"Elizabeth then reappeared on Byronne where she was the wife of a communications technician called Biaca. This was an uneventful and happy life. Biaca never travelled in deep space a great deal although he was responsible for the design of new long-distance communication equipment. Some of his special techniques are still used today. After this life, Elizabeth appeared on Koldas married to an interplanetary Officer named Thermatta. Thermatta was a Commander of the Seventh Starship division at the time. Her name in that life was Astraelda. It was he who designed the first Astrael-craft, which was named after her. They lived happily for many years, and that is all we have at this time.
"Edwin, you were a Koldasian Commander! Your first appearance was on Koldas, as a commander of the Second Starship Division. (The Starships were the forrunners of the Astrael-craft) On your journeys you visited many remote places but you were based on Koldas. You made journeys to the solar system you are presently living in at this time. These are just a few of the basic facts. Many incidents are recorded in the memory cells of Gran-dor on your lives in the Confederation and in Officer positions, but it would take too much time to describe them. We shall speak of these matters again. A great deal is missing as we can only give you details on the lives spent in the Confederation."
Before closing the radio transmission, Kashendo urged all members of "Q" Base to practice telepathic communication which he called "thought transmission". He said, "One day it may be a matter of life and death. Eventually you will reach the stage where you will be able to communicate without the need of radio, and you will be able to hear our voices within yourselves, just as you are hearing my voice today by radio."
The End of an Era
At the end of 1972 there was a special Christmas broadcast to Edwin and the members of his QGroup. A chain of Astrael craft relayed the message from Wy-Ora on Koldas to the craft closest to Earth where Taylanz was in Command. As each craft joined the communication chain the commanders added their share to the Christmas broadcast.
Taylanz began by saying, ”Q” Base. Greetings Edwin, and all your members. This Byronnian Astrael craft is at present about 600 km above your position. We have much pleasure in making this initial contact with you, for this is a special radio transmission. In a few minutes I will connect you to Melchor. They will connect you to a Salamian Astrael craft and then a few other craft will forge the links to a Sitonian craft which will be in contact with Koldas. >From there you will hear Wy-Ora himself." An extensive relay system was lined up. Taylanz continued speaking for a few minutes sending his and his ship ‘s greetings to Edwin and his group.
I have just received a signal from Melchor, and said, This means that they are ready to transmit. So for the present, farewell until the end of this transmission.
Melchor came through loud and clear."This is Kashendo of Melchor, calling Edwin and all our friends at ”Q” base. Greetings from all of us on this station. I have just returned from that distant solar system of Pyrole where I met Valdar. He asked me to pass on his best wishes for your Christmas and New Year season. He has still a large task ahead of him on that planet.”
Kashendo continued to speak for a few minutes but mentioned that he was watching the clock closely as precise timing was the essence of relayed transmissions. He gave his personal greetings to Q- Base and said how he had enjoyed making radio transmissions to them during the past year. The next commander was a Salamian named Shannondoan, who had contacted '“Q”1' Base earlier that month for the first time. Shannondoan had then said that he was born in the Confederation, of parents who had come from Switzerland. Although they were German speaking and had taught him German, he also managed to get by in English.
“Shannodoan speak again! Greetings from my companions and myself from this Salamian Astrael-craft. We were overjoyed when told that we could take part in this Special Broadcast.1' He spoke with a pronounced German accent and continued, "So it is Christmas on Earth! It is also Christmas for us in the village of Chekeda or Salamia and we celebrate it as you do. There will be much merry-making in Chekeda. The bells will ring... and there will be dancing in our village streets. Gay costumes will be worn by all. All the Swiss traditions will be practiced as they are in Switzerland."
"I think I told you in my last transmission that I have two sisters. One of my sisters is a wonderful ringer. She recently spent two years on your planet. She went to many places for she was one of the singers of the Gunther Kallman Choir. When she returned to Salamia she became very popular with all the people in our village for she sang many times for them. I asked for permission to play one of those songs for you and was told by my Superiors that I could do this... So my friends. here is my sister... ' And the song came over the radio.
At the end of the musical interlude, Shannondoar continued, "That was my sister. And that reminds me, be-for I left on this journey, I was asked to send kisses to Edwin and all our friends on Earth. I would also like to send Christmas greetings from the people of Chekeda and all the people of Salamia and a happy New Year! Now I must connect you with Commander Zybo of the Sitoniar Division, for he is next in line. I hope that you will receive this transmission with clarity. So from Chekeda and all of us here, farewell..."
"This is Zybo calling Edwin of "“Q”" Base! Greetings my friends. We were overjoyed to hear we would be part of this Special transmission.
Zybo had just arrived in time at the relay position. He spoke briefly about their new planet Siton and how different it was from Mars, their old home planet in our solar system. He ended his brief comments by saying, "My friends, I must now connect you to Koldas where Commander Wy-Ora is waiting to address you. Accept Christmas greetings from all the people of Siton, my personnel and myself. This is Zybo ending transmission and going to relay..."
For a moment all was silent. The radio messages had followed each other without hitch and all had come through clearly without interference or fading. Edwin and those who were present on this occasion, found it hard to believe that the speakers spoke from ever-increasing distances. The last communication bridged to faraway Koldas and everyone's attention was focused on the silent loudspeaker, waiting...
Suddenly, they heard the deep resonant voice touched with compassion, speaking more slowly than usual. "I am Wy-Ora. It is wonderful to be able to speak to you personally, my friends of Earth. I am talking to you from the main Communication Centre on Koldas and it happens to be a lovely evening here. The stars are shining and as I look up from the top of this building I can see rows of Astrael-craft lined up. Their identification lights are on, indicating the planets they come from. (Great fleets of spacecraft returned from the costly war filled the spaceport facilities throughout the planet) All of these lights remind me of Christmas time on your planet... the birth of Christ. It fills me with joy and wonderment whenever I tell this story to my children here on Koldas. As you know, we celebrate our various Christmasses within the Confederation at different times but the meaning is the same. We all sing our praises and rejoice to the Divine One who governs all the solar systems throughout the heavens which one can see on a star-filled night like this."
"My dear Edwin, and all members of '“Q”' Base," continued Wy-Ora in a different vein, "You all know that Valdar is now Commander of the Fleet. I hope you will all give him your support. I know Valdar as a wonderful person, very capable, and I feel sure that he will make an excellent leader. I therefore should like to ask you and all your members, to put your trust in him as you did in me. Edwin, you have personally known Valdar as a friend, for he spent his training period on Earth with you. Valdar tells me that he has the highest regard for you. You may find there may be some changes.. .changes for the better. He will soon contact you personally and inform you of the changes that are to be made. But do not worry, my friend, all will be for the best and for the members of '“Q”' Base."
Wy-Ora thanked everyone for the assistance, cooperation and devotion he had received from them during his period of leadership.
He said, "Although I have retired, there is still much work for me to do. I shall never forget my friends on Earth and the wonderful times we had making these transmissions to you. These are still clear in my mind."
The warmth and intimacy Wy-Ora felt for his listeners came across in his voice. "As I gaze through the giant windows of this communication centre and look out across Koldas, I can see many thousands of lights. This is Koldas. I would like to think that this is your home too. I am sitting here with thousands of other personnel who work in this building. Think of us as your family. Do not think of us as aliens from a distant planet. We are like you, and we would like you to think of us as being among your closest friends."
Wy-Ora said that while he was speaking, he saw a division of Salamian craft rising vertically from the Astro-port before him, forming a "V" formation and rapidly disappearing in the distance.
"And now I should like to thank all the commanders who have now just participated in this broadcast to your planet. Without them, this transmission would not have been possible. Let me end this memorable occasion with greetings of goodwill from all of our people of Koldas. Farewell, may the Divine One bless you, go before you and guide you all. I am Wy-Ora!"
As his last words died away there was once more a break in the transmission. Then briefly Taylanz, in the craft closest to "Q" base, ended the long-distance relay with the words, "We listened to all the messages which were relayed through our equipment. We hope that you have received them clearly. It has brought us much pleasure to do this for Earth which lies there below us now. Now we must end. Farewell from the personnel of this Byronnian ship and myself.
This ended the relay transmissions to Edwin's "Q" Base for 1972. Was this a notable 'first'? Did any of the other "Q" Bases receive similar messages? We shall only know when reports from some of the other "Q" Bases have been published.
The next transmission was in mid-January, 1973, on the standard pattern, from ‘57’s km altitude and the craft-commander was Valdar himself. He was in the best of spirits and started his radio transmission with a cheerful voice.
"Greetings to you all. This is Valdar who hails you. It has been a long time since I have been in contact with you. My dear friend Edwin, Elizabeth and all you 'Q' Base members, it is indeed a pleasure to make this direct transmission again. As you know, I have been promoted to Wy-Ora's position as Commander of the Koldasian Astrael Fleet. The magnitude of the task overwhelms me. I was more carefree and happier in my ways when I was just a simple commander in the Corynthian Fleet. But this is progress. One should be able to assume responsibility when the opportunity comes."
Valdar then said that his new appointment took him to many new places where he met many people and he was a little overawed by the task ahead. He described his new craft. Not only was it very large, but its speed and translocating* capability were most impressive even by his standards.( *Translocations This term is used to describe a form of displacement in space that can't quite be called travel. It is not linear motion as much as instantaneous transmission where the ship ceases to "be" in one position and "becomes" in another simultaneously, like simultaneous dematerialization in one place and rematerialization in another. A similar process has been called a hy-perspace leap by another extraterrestrial and interdimensional transmission by a third.)
"My friends of Earth", Valdar continued, "I hope that during my term of office, I will be able to bring you guidance and satisfaction as did our esteemed Wy-Ora. I trust I can complete the work he began. Many of his wishes and plans did not materialize due to circumstances beyond his control. But the war has taught us many things. We had grown accustomed to peace; we took it for granted; it became a way of life. No one knew anything different. But then came war! We Koldasians have not known war for generations. Now we appreciate peace. We have seen the destruction war brings.
You on Earth know violence, you live with violence. The Superiors of the Confederation now understand the problems of Earth more clearly. I hope that this forthcoming year will bring the Confederation and Earth closer. It was unfortunate that Wy-Ora's term of service came during such a difficult time."
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Speaking of past events. Valdar said that in 1940s the Confederation had made an all-out effort to communicate with the ordinary people of Earth. New methods were tried such as thought transmissions as well as radio broadcasts such as Edwin was receiving. The purpose was to persuade the people to the Confederation way of life. Salamia tried to settle a colony from Earth. Many people were taken there by spacecraft but after only one year more than half of them had to be returned. It seemed that they could not adapt sufficiently as life on Salamia was totally different.
This was a great blow to the Confederation. Great results had been expected from the first large scale evacuation from Earth.
Valdar then told of the loss of a Salamian ship's commander named Sharon. This, he said, occurred near the city of Durban on the South African Coast. To this day his disappearance is cloaked in mystery. Unfortunately, Wy-Ora was blamed for his death. According to Valdar, Wy-Ora arranged several thought transmissions between Sharon and the people of Earth. He felt that Wy-Ora was not personally responsible for the tragedy which befell this Salamian.
There was another Salamian, Trena, who communicated telepathically, which few people could attain. She communicated with various people who were receptive on Earth and then something went wrong; she was misled, said Valdar. "Why must there be this unrest?", asked Valdar. "Why can't people accept us as we really are? Trena did a lot of good and made many friends. I know, for I have examined accounts of her thought communications with Earth. She was also involved with Sharon. She was shocked when she learned of his death. What Sharon meant to her we really do not know, for she would never say. These are just some of the problems the Confederation had. We have really tried to contact you on Earth!"
With a hint of disappointment in his voice, Valdar said that Salamia had decided to withdraw her bases from Earth.
"Edwin," he said. "the base in Zululand -- as you knew it -- has also been withdrawn. That particular base which I assisted in establishing is no more. All personnel have left. What a loss! To think that it is no longer worthwhile having bases on Earth. But I do not feel that way."
Continuing with emphasis, he said, "Even if I have to come back to Earth, bases must continue in the name of the Confederation. I ask you, my friends, please strengthen your groups. Show the Confederation that these bases are worthwhile. Do not allow this wonderful movement which has taken so many years to establish, to fail. I will make every effort! I will find a way to strengthen them. This must be done. I feel all is not lost. So bear with me, help me with this task... unite your groups, gather members! Koldas does not feel the way Salamia does. We still see the need for Koldasian bases on your planet."
Then speaking to Edwin personally, Valdar said, "I know that you need spares urgently for your receiver. But now that the base in Zululand is closed, it makes things more difficult. It was very easy for our craft to leave anything you needed there to be conveyed to your 'Q' Base. But do not worry... we will find some other way."
He ended the transmission on a personal note asking Edwin and his wife Elizabeth how their two children were getting on, and how he often thought of the time spent with them while on Earth.* (*Time with them- Here is a clear indication that more of the more personal contacts were also still taking place but they were of a very private nature and did not include any other members of the "Q" Group. This study is based on the transmissions as they exist today.)
He also mentioned that he had given Kashendo instructions to continue to relay transmissions destined for "Q" Base from craft at distant locations.
Then suddenly, an alarm sounded.
"There, once again the alarm goes... which means that I must end this transmission. Members of 'Q' Base, remember my words. Unite and become strong. This is what the Confederation needs. And now accept greetings from all 87 of the personnel of this ship and my best wishes for the New Year." Valdar concluded the transmission with the words: "laga siaka kiendo" which he said means, "God be with you"
The remainder of the year 1973 passed uneventfully, with radio transmissions arriving once a month, usually on Sunday mornings. Kashendo played a prominent part in these broadcasts, but there was now a noticeable decrease in personal contacts with Valdar. On one of the rare occasions that he did make contact with "Q" base, he said that he had succeeded in persuading his Superiors to restore the base in Zululand. In due course Edwin received the much needed parts for his radio receiver.
How did the members of "Q" Base respond to the radio transmissions and to Valdar's renewed exhortation to unite and to strengthen the group? By and large Edwin was disappointed. From the beginning "Q" Group members had come and gone. Most of them, lacking the knowledge of radio communication, believed that the broadcasts were faked by Edwin and a group of conspirators. When some were given more objective proof, petty jealousies resulted among the members. On several occasions Edwin was reported to the authorities as being in possession of an unlicensed "transmitter". Instead of gaining new members, several older members were anxious to keep the group's activities secret. Someone even asked the Confederation for financial assistance to purchase a property to form a new "Q" group.
It was during this period that I became personally involved with the affairs of Edwin's "Q" Base. Since 1968 one of the "Q" Base members had allowed me to listen to all the tape-recordings of the transmissions from the Confederation as well as to read the transcripts of the earlier broadcasts. Yet my request to meet Edwin and to join "Q" Base was always turned down on some pretext or another.
I tried to find out as much as I could about these contactee cases. Although I had heard much criticism of the Confederation tapes, I was determined to meet the man about whom this amazing story revolved. This happened quite unexpectedly when I met Edwin at the funeral of one of the "Q" Base members. Edwin later asked me to join him.
The next radio transmission on September 29th, 1974 was the first one I attended personally and it was an unforgettable event. I recognized Valdar's voice immediately although he spoke in subdued tones and not in his usual cheerful manner.
After the usual greetings to "Q" Base, he began with the shattering statement, "I regret that this is the final transmission from us and from this ship. My dear friends, I still cannot realize and accept the fact that I shall no longer be in your solar system to make these transmissions. I have dreaded the coming of this day... and now it has come. I must do what has to be done."
We all looked at each other, Edwin and Elizabeth sat as if thunderstruck, wide-eyed. Was this to end; after all these years? There were only two other "Q" group members present, which was a pity because Valdar said much that morning which might have enlightened them. *(*Said much- Most of this communication will not be released outside of the "Q" Groups at this time.)
Valdar continued,"I have spent many enjoyable hours with you, when we have laughed while we communicated. But now as I am speaking to the many bases to make this final transmission, I find that the burden gets heavier as the journey proceeds. My friends, the Superiors of the Confederation have decided that another committee is to replace our esteemed Wy-Ora's committee which was formed nine Earth years ago. You see, we.. .yes, even we have made mistakes. It seems that we have made too many and this is the price we must pay, for we have now been instructed to withdraw from your solar system and from your Universe (read Dimension)! We must now return to the Second Universe (another dimension) whence we came and there we shall remain."
Addressing himself to members of "Q" Base, Valdar said, "Many of you at this base may not know about the committee of which I spoke. Let me explain... In 1960’s Wy-Ora formed a committee comprised of Superiors and Leaders from many planets of the Confederation. Some of those leaders you know were Taylanz, Dayton, Zybo and others. This committee would try to establish contact again with Earth. This has been done many times in the past and this committee was only one of many. For many hundreds of Earth years many individuals, leaders from Planets in the Confederation, have been trying to make satisfactory contact with Earth people. Wy-Ora decided to send missionaries, and I, Valdar, was one of those he sent to establish bases or groups all over your planet. These groups were to attract members and through the radio transmissions he planned to enlighten the people on your planet and bring understanding about our Confederation. All this took many years to accomplish, but eventually, hundreds of bases with thousands of members were established all over your world. But, as has happened before, the truth was misunderstood and the message about our way of life rejected. Not all bases are guilty of this, some are true to the Confederation until this day."
"Coming to more recent times," Valdar continued, "for I cannot explain all the misfortune that befell our committee over the past years -- it would take too long, my friends -- we confided in various government authorities. To our great disappointment we were misled. Wy-Ora particularly was misled. Many of the confidential matters that were discussed were divulged. Promises made were broken. Some of your scientists were taken by us on space tours. Yes, they learned much on these trips, but on their return, they turned their backs on the Confederation, and used the knowledge they had gained for the pursuit of their own selfish interests.
"My friends, we trusted the people of Earth! We confided in many but we overlooked one vital point. I am as much to.blame as Wy-Ora in this. It is that we do not really exist (in Earth dimension). No, my dear friends, we do not really exist (for you)! For, you see, we are in different time (frequency)! Many thousands of years ago, we discovered that our Starships were capable of changing in time while going to other Universes (Dimensions). It is now clear to us that this is not the right time, for we are too soon in your time. Earth is not yet ready for us.
"Our committee' ‘s results were recently judged by your behavior. Our progress was investigated and it now seems that Wy-Ora's methods were incorrect. I, Valdar, Taylanz and many others who assisted him were also at fault. At times we considered a particular train of thought correct for your planet. But it now seems wrong. It did not mesh with the times on your Earth and that is why we have been recalled.
"Here before me," Valdar continued, "lies an outline of the work that was still to be done in your future. It hurts me to think that this will never be done by us. We have not only considered you as friends but as brothers and sisters. You have become part of our lives. We have shared happiness and sorrow with you, and you have done likewise with us.
"For you see, our committee has now collapsed. Wy-Ora is no longer with us. Wy-Ora has passed to a higher dimension! And we must now return to our own Universe (Dimension)."
Valdar spoke slowly, pausing between sentences. He said that his late Superior had the ability to impersonate well. "He had many faces; he had many personalities. He walked with you, talking with you, you met him many times!"
He said that Wy-Ora had visited our planet many times and that he had worn many faces in his lifetime. His wish was to try and bring peace. Anticipating that these words would mystify most of the "Q" Base members, Valdar continued, "Do not try to understand this, my friends of 'Q' Base. Accept what I say. We all have a mission in this life and in the life hereafter, as determined by the Divine One. When Wy-Ora departed there was much grief, although I know that he goes before us. They are the pace-makers, they clear the way for us, those of the higher dimensions. This thought comforts me. The great pain is that the work he had set aside for me and many others is to remain uncompleted. These plans in their folders shall all be returned to Koldas. One day... who knows, a commander may read these files and recognize the value and continue the work that has been left uncompleted this day. A new committee is to be formed which will not be from our Confederation, for they have now resigned this mission
This was a shattering message! Disappointment was written all over our faces. Edwin and Elizabeth had so many personal experiences with Valdar and others that this must have been like losing a member of the family.
The thoughts that were uppermost to me were that these people, wherever they came from -- whether another Universe or a future era -- had tried their best to reach our hearts and minds. And all we could do was to ask for more proof, more concrete physical evidence. (I suspect so did all "Q" Group members everywhere.) This was the one thing they could not give us at this stage. It is sad to think that this contributed to the collapse of many "Q" Groups and brought about the end of the Confederation's mission to Earth.
Valdar ended by describing the new committee. "This committee is of a lower dimension than ours. I feel that they may have a better success on Earth as they think more like you than we do although they are also ahead of you in time. But the time lapse between you and them is less than between you and Koldas.
"So, my brothers and sisters, I will leave you to this new committee. In no way can I intervene. My superiors granted my final wish that I could come and explain the situation to you. My task is almost done. I have been assigned to patrol a new area in deep space with my division of 100 Astrael-craft. I must now leave behind all the problems of Earth; not only the problems but the friendship, love and understanding between you and I. I hope that the new committee will do far more than we have done. So we depart. I hope you will not forget us. And if one day we return then surely we shall come to see you...
His parting words were to Edwin and Elizabeth.
"Oh my brother Edwin, how can I say farewell to you? We have known each other for many years. We have talked long and spent many Earth hours together on the beaches along your sea. You are more than a brother to me; make it easy for Valdar and do not be sad at our parting. It is just another phase in our lives. My dear sister Elizabeth, I have loved you both more than I would a brother and sister of my own."
He spoke a few words to each member in turn. To someone he had this to say, "There are many things you have not understood. Even today, there are doubts in your mind. You blame much on Edwin! Do not blame him. Blame the Confederation."
I was the last to join the group so he ended with me.. "My dear friend Carl, how I regret that we did not know each other longer... such a pity. I am sure that you have learned much from the little you have heard."
Then he ended, "From your 'Q' Base, Edwin, many have come gone. Many have scorned your group. There are those you are not even aware of who knew of your Base They are anonymous and wish to remain so. It has been ar effective and profitable base, if not altogether peaceful! Those of you who stayed, you have had the patience( to accept and some have understood and passed on the information from Wy-Ora to all those who are willing to listen.
"Now, my friends of planet Earth, I must say a final farewell. I do sincerely hope that we will be given yet another chance to rectify the mistakes we have made during our stay over your planet. There are many things we have learned. There are many things that we would change. But the other committee must now take the lead. They will profit by our mistakes. This work must continue until there is peace over the fields, mountains and oceans of your truely beautiful planet. Earth is a jewel in the depths of space...
"The Superiors and all the commanders thank you for all you have done. Kialda Katuang Kisiska lanando... I hope we have yet another chance.
NOTE- Remember that this is not by any means all of the information available in this case. This is only what has been agreed can be revealed through the communications themselves. There is much more to this case and a great deal that is of a personal nature and will not be revealed at all.
A New Venture
Valdar's farewell message and the closing down of the "Q" Base disappointed me. For many years I knew of it from afar and then, when Edwin invited me to join it, all came to an end. As I had many questions, I simply had to see Edwin again. Now that I knew where he lived I looked him up a few days after Valdar's final transmission to the group.
Edwin did not seem to be very concerned about the exit of the Confederation and said, "After all these years, I'm sure they will not leave us high and dry."
Looking back, I now think he may have had some inside information. Wy-Ora' ‘s venture had proved to be unsuccessful and so an end had to be made. Edwin's "Q" Group had just about ground to a halt with only two of the members being present for the farewell message. The other members had faded out of the picture.
I was ascinated to hear Edwin's story first hand; his initial encounter with Valdar and later meeting Wy-Ora face-to-face. He took me on a tour of the various places he went fishing with Valdar, the seaside cottage where Wy-Ora had spent many months during his training period on Earth and many other places. Later, I saw the site of the hotel in Durban where Valdar had stayed. The building had been demolished to make room for motorcar showrooms.
Edwin let me examine the radio receiver which Valdar gave him in 1962. I looked at the antenna on the end of the roof and the feedline going down into the lounge and the receiver.
The unit was housed in a domestic wooden cabinet of a type popular in the early sixties. Then I noticed something odd! Edwin had explained that the transmissions were "beamed" from spacecraft above to his antenna and receiver, but I am sure that most "Q" Base members had not appreciated the uniqueness of the communication. I am a radio amateur with a technical education and noticed that the antenna was connected in a very unusual way. Electrically speaking, the antenna was not connected to the "front" end as is normally the case, but to the "rear" end -- to the power supply! Now I understand at least why no-one else could intercept these radio transmissions. To my mind, Edwin did have what he had been saying all along, communications with men from outer space!
I asked Edwin about the strange "ping" sounds which occurred at intervals during all transmissions from the Confederation. I had wondered about these for years. He explained that they used a "strata-recorder" in place of a tape-recorder which recorded on crystals instead of tape. The "ping" sound occurred as one crystal changed to the next crystal.
I was delighted with everything I learned from Edwin and I asked him to let me know as soon as he heard any further news which he suggested might be soon. I was a bit surprised to get a telephone call from him only a fortnight later. He said he had received a message on his radio that something was in the wind. He then asked me to come to his home two days later and to be sure to arrive before seven o'clock.
I wondered what the "new'1 committee was up to when I drove my car to Edwin's home on the appointed evening. It was on the stroke of seven and Edwin was waiting for me to arrive.
As I entered the lounge, Edwin's radio set was already on. A low purr came from the loudspeaker. Elizabeth, who had put the two children to bed early, sat in an armchair with some needle-work. Edwin and I chatted, standing near the radio as we waited for something to happen. Then, at twenty minutes past seven the speaker suddenly came to life with a surprisingly loud sound. Starting on a high note, it changed to a deeper tone levelling out.
"Venoy... Venoy... Standby for transmission. Venoy, Edwin, stand by..."
There was a short pause and then another voice...
"This is Valdar, Greetings. Greetings to the three of you tonight. I am contacting you from this Corynthian craft at an altitude of ‘500 km. My friends, it is wonderful to be here once again. We are here for a special reason for this is the beginning of a new phase, a new venture. It is the beginning of a new experiment for my friend Edwin. Very shortly, I shall transmit a coded message to you in the manner of the Confederation. You have heard this message before, transmitted to you by thought. It was impressed on your mind for a particular occasion and the occasion arises on this Earth-night of yours.
As soon as the radio transmission began Edwin started his tape-recorder. I stood close to the receiver and speaker although the transmission was loud and clear. I guess it was the general excitement, the thrill of listening to a voice from a spacecraft and the talk of a new phase.
"Edwin.., I must explain to you that when you hear the sound of this Code, you will enter a sleep-like state, and until I give you the command to return, you will be entirely under my control. I shall be able to speak through you. What I see shall be transmitted through to you so that you will see what I see and feel what I feel at the same time. This is the new experiment. It may not be successful.
"For many years, my dear brother Edwin, we have conditioned you for such an occasion. As I told you during our last radio transmission, a 'new' committee was to contact you by this method. They have tried but failed. We are pleased that you and others responded so well to our training that only we can contact you by this method. They have also abandoned their plans to start groups in the major cities on your planet when they realized the problems involved. They decided to hand you back to us! These are the circumstances that brought us back earlier than we had dared to hope.
"And now Edwin, Valdar continued, "I shall transmit the Confederation sounds and this code will unlock the instructions stored in your unconscious mind and you will enter a state of trance. Please be seated and relax now. Be seated and relax!
Both Edwin and I were still standing near the radio receiver when Valdar spoke these words. I was puzzled how he knew that we were standing! We both sat down in armchairs and I watched as Edwin closed his eyes and let his head rest back on the chair.
"Stand by. Edwin... relax... listen to this. You have heard this subconsciously many times. Listen...
Then a strange sound came from the loudspeaker which is difficult to express phonetically. It was more like a "croaking" and lasted just over a minute. Later I learned that these sounds are deliberately garbled to make recollection and memorizing impossible.
The sounds are only used to "tune" Edwin's mind to the Koldasian thought-frequency. Experimenting with these sounds landed Edwin on an "open" frequency with unpleasant consequences, as described later.
Edwin reacted immediately and appeared to be in a relaxed sleep. After a short interval Valdar continued saying through the loudspeaker, "Edwin is now in a state of trance, he is quite safe and comfortable. I am in control of his mental faculties."
Then, addressing himself to me, Valdar said, "Greetings, my friend Carl. This is when I speak to you, and to you alone. I have chosen you for a special task which I hope you will accept. It is to advise and assist Edwin in this new experiment. You are to record these thought-transmissions on a tape-recorder and after editing them, send them to any person or group who may be interested. I suggest that you re-record the Confederation sounds which were used to condition Edwin's subconscious, on another tape. In future, these will be played to Edwin through earphones and then be removed.
"At the end of these thought-transmissions, we will waken him. To begin with, there will be only one such thought-communication per month, preferably during evening. This method of communication has been very successful in the past. We hope that it will be successful again. Questions may be put to Edwin when he is in this state of thought-contact and we will answer, but please remember that Edwin will take time to get accustomed to this new method. I must warn you that some communicators may not be as versatile in English as I am. It may be difficult for them to reply. You may get inaccurate information, so please use your own judgement.
Valdar continued, "Yes Carl, we have plans for the future and these plans involve both you and Edwin. And now I would like to try an experiment.
"Edwin, can you hear my voice?"
"I can hear your voice,'1 Edwin replied.
"I am going to ask you a few questions.
"Yes," said Edwin.
"What is the color of my uniform?" asked Valdar.
"Blue," replied Edwin.
"I am now pointing to something... what is it?"
"You are pointing to some kind of instrument."
"I am now going to walk to the other side of this control centre and there I shall point to another instrument. Describe the instrument to me." said Valdar.
"The instrument is... uh, dome-shaped with colored lights in it," replied Edwin, after a short pause.
"You have done very well, Edwin, I can see that in time you will receive my mental impressions without any difficulties whatsoever."
I was amazed how this conversation between Valdar and Edwin developed. Valdar spoke slowly over the radio and Edwin came back with his replies without any pause. I wondered how Valdar managed to hear Edwin's replies. Perhaps he used Edwin's ears just as he probably used his eyes to see that we were both standing earlier.
Having satisfactorily concluded his experiment with Edwin, Valdar continued, saying, "And now Carl, I hope you understand the procedure for these thought-transmissions. Believe me, my friend, there is much for us to do. Look after Edwin as best you can because this is a delicate experiment. Do not allow others to overtax him with too many questions while he is in thought-contact. There will still be direct transmissions via the radio receiver to give you further instructions.
"And now, my friends on Planet Earth, we wish you well with this new venture... for this may be the beginning of a new phase on Earth. For you, Carl and Edwin, and for all those who are not bound by prejudice, may you understand what the Confederation is trying to do. Try and lift yourself in thought to the highest level so that we can contact you and you in turn, us. We will deliver our messages directly to anyone who is in tune with us. Farewell my friends. This is Valdar of the Corynthian Division now ending this direct radio transmission.
His next words were obviously directed to Edwin who was still sitting with closed eyes in his armchair. "Ja-ka Kisiako Jakalando, Edwin... Farewell, my friends, until we meet again in thought-communication."
The radio broadcast came to an end and Edwin opened his eyes, stretched and looked around. When asked how he felt, he replied that he was fine although his head felt a bit strange. Subsequently, Edwin proved to be a good transmitter and receiver of sound and visual images. These thought-transmissions have as far as I can tell, not had any adverse effects on him. On the contrary, he found they increased his general comprehension and soon he was completely accustomed to them.
A few days later I responded to Valdar's invitation to participate in the new experiment and I made a short tape which I gave to Edwin. He promised to play back my tape when he was in radio contact with Valdar again.
Playing my tape would "transmit" my personal message to Valdar. Neither Edwin nor I would understand the modus operandi of the tape transmission from a tape-recorder to the Astrael-craft, but the method worked well.
For the previous twelve years radio was the method of communication but now we had a new instrument--Edwin! We were both nervous about the new mode of communication but I was excited by its novelty. For a number of years, I have operated as a radio amateur and I soon began to look upon this thought-transmission as I did my radio. I understand very little of the neuro-psychic process taking place in the active brains of the two participating transmitters. The bio-electrical currents flowing through normal brains are too small to send electromagnetic radiations far into the surrounding environment. Nevertheless, all I had to do was to "tune" my receiver, Edwin, to the Confederation frequency and communication was possible. I realized the importance of this fine tuning much later.
Six weeks after the evening of the first new experiment, Edwin was told by radio of the next thought-transmission. That night I carefully carried out all Valdar instructed. Edwin was seated in his favorite armchair listening to some soft background music. As the eight o'clock hour approached, I placed the earphones on Edwin's head and connected them to a tape-recorder which played the Confederation sounds. Edwin closed his eyes, leaned back in his chair and a half minute after the sounds ended, I removed the earphones. Elizabeth and I waited expectantly, then very gently, Edwin began to speak in his normal voice but slower than usual.
"Greetings. This is Valdar who contacts you. This is the very first time that I speak through my friend Edwin. We are at present at an altitude of ‘560 km looking down on your planet. There are storm conditions, which I am sure you are all aware of. Greetings, Elizabeth. Greetings, Carl."
We both replied to Valdar '‘s greeting and bade him welcome to Edwin's home. The two-way communication seemed to be working well and Edwin looked comfortably relaxed in his chair; he had opened his eyes and was looking at us. His hands were folded on his lap. Was this really Valdar sitting there in front of us or was he still high up in the craft looking down? The storm he mentioned did not really bother us nor did it interfere with the thought-communication.
Valdar continued, "I would like to describe the view from here. It is beautiful with towering pillars of cloud which are lit up every now and then by lightning flashes. Above us are the clear heavens, and the stars and planets of your solar system are a sight to see! The personnel and myself are seated here in this Astrael-craft. The interior lights are dimmed. And I am concentrating on Edwin. This is the first time we have used thought only so let us hope it will be a success.
"I hope that Edwin and you, Carl, will accept this new method of contact. I know that it is strange to you for I have been able to tap your thoughts on this matter as we proceed. I have received your message. I am pleased that you will do your part in this latest venture. It is yet another attempt we are making. We have tried many times before, but this time we are using different methods and we have chosen you, Carl, to express our views to the people of Earth.
"Whether the people will accept them, we cannot tell at the present. In these talks I will explain as best I can about life in the Confederation. But you must realize that we are many years ahead of you in time. But what is time? Time is a word that has been invented on Earth. The word 'time' does not exist in the Confederation. We do not know what time is!"
Valdar was coming through quite well now. Edwin's voice was getting stronger. I was watching the tape-recorder to see that a good recording was made of our very first thought-transmission.
"I am sure, Carl, that you will be asked the question, 'Why does the Confederation bother to talk to the inhabitants of Earth? What is the purpose of the Confederation being here on your planet?' To answer these questions we have to go back into the ancient history of our people. For even in those far-off days, the Confederation had Starships which could exceed the speed of light. They discovered the magnetic fields and understood how these could be harnessed to travel faster than light. It is these magnetic fields which are the key to the formation of the Confederation. There is much that we can tell you about these magnetic fields.
"These ancient cosmic pioneers explored our Universe. Then they discovered your Universe and they wanted to explore this too, to find out whether there was life out there. After many expeditions the planet Earth was discoverd. The beings they found there were very primitive. They returned to report this to their Superiors. They had found life and in the other Universe.There was much interest in this life. The Superiors of the old Confederation decided to send more expeditions and settlers.
"Some settled on your planet, bringing their culture with them. These were the first contacts. Our interest in your planet stems from those early days. Our ancestors came to guide and suggest a better way of life and then returned home. But some of the settlers remained. A great deal of assistance was given to many areas but mainly to the inhabitants of Atlantis and after its destruction, to ancient Egypt, where many of the Atlanteans had been resettled. There, the pyramids still stand as a monument to the Egyptians who toiled to erect them. Yes, the Egyptians built them with the help of visitors from the Confederation! They were used as transmitting and receiving stations and for the storage of magno-solar energy. They were located in a strategic area and the ancient Starships used to home-in on them.
"Their design is significant in more ways than one. In the coming changes on your planet, this pyramidal design will again be used in your buildings."
This was the first time Valdar mentioned the coming changes on Earth. In later transmissions more emphasis was given to this subject. At the time, I did not pay much attention to it as other topics interested me more. I was reminded that some historians suggest that several times mankind has made a "leap forward" that is unexplained by simple historical revolution. It is tempting to relate the Confederation's visits to Earth with these forward leaps. The primitive Egyptians started building in granite and limestone in a way never equalled before or since. Valdar never said anything about the remarkable genius Inhotep or the heretic Pharoah Akhenaten. He did say though, that the Confederation helped the Egyptians to build the pyramids, and also stressed that relations with Earthlings were not always peaceful!
The early Egyptians wanted to use their newly gained knowledge for warfare to conquer the world. He said there was a confrontation and in the ensuing struggle two Grandorians were killed. The Superiors of the Confederation then decided to withdraw all their people from our planet.
Valdar said they were persistent visitors to this planet of ours so that a generation or so after that unfortunate incident, they probably returned. They were always elusive and remained in the background with advice and guidance. How many missions they sent to Earth and their contribution, if any, to our progress will remain unknown to us.
Before this last experience had run a year there was another confrontation with Earth leaders and the Confederation again withdrew all their personnel from our planet. This time it was for good except to rescue those leaders who choose to leave if an occasion should arise.
But the Confederation is not the only infiltrator on this planet. There are many other extraterrestrial (ore extradimensional, and sometimes both) influences which are more difficult to trace. There is at least one which the Confederation has identified to us. This is theire arch-enemy the Outer-Worlds. Since the dawn of our history this spoiler has been on Earth with a large and acttive following.*(*Adversary. A puzzling aspect of the UFO contactee phenomenon is the frequency with which this adversary syndrome occurs. It is found in a good percentage on significant UFO contactee cases where they persist and extensive dialogue is developed. This syndrome crosses all boundaries such as race, place and society, and my tell us something about the origin of all of our various religions in this world. We also find an adversary her' in all of our own holy works. Is this only coincidence)
"Your planet is a beautiful planet," Valdar continued, "it has all the ingredients one could ask for. The vast oceans, mountain ranges, continents. There is nothing wrong with your planet. It is those who govern and seek to lead it. We come in peace. We have tried many times to convince these many rulers and Superiors of yours, that our methods might be better. But they have replied that they cannot bring about any changes on your Earth. It would upset the balance of things. But we are persistent! We will try to uplift and enlighten people even if it is only a few. We are not here to conquer. (They could have done that any time they chose) Our Astrael-craft is a symbol of peace. It brings us from our distant Universe (dimension) through time, to this beautiful planet Earth. We have come to share our knowledge and experience with you. But my friends, let's be honest with each other... if we were to give you the secrets of the power of propulsion which the Confederation has, the secrets of the astrael-craft, what would you then do with it...?
"There are countries who would use this power for aggression. In all likelihood, they would destroy your Earth! A long time ago the Superiors of the Confederation made a solemn pledge which is still valid today. Only when the Confederation is absolutely certain that earth has adopted a better way of life, will the secrets we have learned through the Divine One be given to you. All we ask is that people of your planet change their ways, particularly their vicious aggression. Wars must cease; there must be unity among the nations.
"Of course, we realized long ago that you have many problems. Problems which we do not have in the Confederation. You have a multitude of races. This is strange to us. Indeed, it is very strange, for it is the only planet we have come across which has so many. On Koldas there is only one race. Although skin color ranges from fair in temperate regions to dark-tan in the deserts, there is only one basic racial group, whereas you have at least five on Earth.
"We realize that this is a very difficult problem. But this could have been overcome harmoniously. If your rulers trusted us, this could have been solved peacefully to the benefit of all concerned. But your leaders decided to do it their way and have rejected our offer of help."
Valdar paused and asked if we had any questions. We asked him if he could tell us any more about his own home-planet Koldas.
"It is many times larger than Earth. We have seas on Koldas, but these are fresh water seas. They are more large lakes, the largest about 24,000 km long and 20,000 km wide. Some of the towns of Koldas are in the mountain regions while others are by the sea. The towns are similar to yours, except that buildings are constructed differently. There are no roads here for our vehicles travel above the surface of the ground. Our buildings are linked by conveyors to take people to their destination. Our capital city is vast, much larger than New York. Of course there are rural areas with smaller homes for one or two families, and there are forests and also rivers. In the large lakes there are islands where you find holiday resorts.
"Our way of life is very similar to that of Earth. What I am trying to impress upon you is that we do not differ from you. The only difference is our mental attitude. Our way of life is different. We have no monetary system; no currency whatever. Each planet in the Confederation produces and plays a vital part in the whole. Some are rich in minerals and supply these to the others and some are more suitable for cultivation. Koldas, with its seas or lakes, has an abundance of fish, harvests of which are sent to other planets in the Confederation in exchange for minerals and materials to build the powerful Astrael-craft. And so my friends, a chain of goodwill and understanding links all our planets. Earth too could play a part in this Confederation even though you are in another Universe.
"This is just a brief outline and I shall not tax Edwin too much tonight for this is new to him. Before we close this thought-transmission, are there any other questions?"
Earlier the three of us had decided to ask Valdar whether they had physical bodies as on Earth and how they managed to cross the light-barrier.
Valdar explained, "We are like you. We are in the flesh. We feel pain and we die. The difference is that we are able to travel at this fantastic speed. This is the only difference. There are some things your sciencetists do not understand about space and time, particularly beyond your solar system. I find this difficult to describe in your language.
"Each solar system has a magnetic field. Once you have broken away from the gravitational field of your planet, you can make use of the magnetic fields of other planets and solar systems to travel vast distances and even change in time.
"On Earth you are using the wrong method of propulsion. You are using fuels, liquid or solid or whatever they may be. This does not take advantage of the vast reservoir of universal energy. There is an unlimited supply of this energy and power that can never be exhausted. This energy is there for mankind to use on your planet.
"Let me explain further. The Astrael-craft I am in has eight magnetic motors. Four forward and four revers for control. These are actually giant electro-magnets powered with solar energy. Now beyond your planet there is a magnetic force-field which runs in streams between planets and solar systems, and even between galaxies and universes. Magnetic fields seem to run on forever. Once we are in a magnetic field we travel in this invisible stream through space. Our magnetic motors allow us to check and control our speed. Without them we could not select our destination. We would be helpless as a rudderless ship on a fast flowing river.
"Once a certain velocity is reached, things begin to happen. For a little while, breathing become difficult and the craft is controlled by a master computer. As you arrive in other universes (dimensions) awareness returns. Craft, computer, personnel and all which have existed in the energy-state flowing along the magnetic paths, now re-integrate with their polarity changed, to become solid matter again. And that my friends, is all there is to it. It is the magnetic fields which carry us at these incredible speeds, an changing time is a side effect of it. Your craft on earth could do this if you had the magnetic motors!"
I asked Valdar other questions that evening including whether he knew if a spacecraft had teleported som friends of mine 300 km while travelling in a car from Fort Victoria, Zimbabwe, to the South African border. I had personally investigated this case and subsequent hypnotic regression suggested a spacecraft commanded by an extraterrestrial who called himself Zorottus was involved.
Peter and Frances had a frightening experience and I was anxious to know if Valdar knew anything of Commander Zorottus and such operations.* *Details of the Peter and Francis case are reported in APPENDIX II.
"I certainly do not know Commander Zorottus," replied Valdar, "but I will devote a transmission solely to the subject of your polar regions in the future. Edwin is responding well. At first he was dubious and afraid, but this evening he has even met my wife Clyveen. She is the one who can give confidence! Now my friends, I shall say farewell for we must give Edwin a rest. I have enjoyed your company and being able to talk with you. My sister Elizabeth, it has been a pleasure. I see you are wearing a pretty new gown. Valdar likes you in it; it is very attractive.
"Carl, you have accepted this new experiment and have done much work. The tape-recordings you have distributed have done well. I am very pleased. Farewell for the present. This is Valdar of the Koldasian Fleet ending this thought-transmission."
We had been talking for over an hour. It was like a telephone conversation but with a difference. Valdar could see through Edwin's eyes! He had remarked on the new gown Elizabeth was wearing and how charming she looked. I wondered how he knew that it was a new gown. If Valdar could see us, would Edwin have looked in at the other side of the contact? As soon as he had returned, I asked him if he could tell us anything about his meeting with Valdar's wife Clyveen. Elizabeth wanted to know what dress she was wearing.
I kept the tape-recorder on to record his impress-ions of this evenings events.
"You know, the whole time I was with Valdar," said Edwin after he had collected himself, "I could actually see the interior of the craft. I could hear the activity going on, the hum of the magnetic motors. Every now and then there would be a click and a sound like a typewriter dashing off a line, then stopping. There was that continual noise in the background from all the instruments in the control panels that circled the whole ship. Each panel had its own operator who did not seem to bother Valdar. He sat there alone at the main control position and I could hear his voice all the time. Then towards the end he got up and went down with the elevator in the center of the floor to below where the living quarters for the personnel are."
"Did you just walk along beside him?" I asked.
"Well, I seemed to be with him," said Edwin. "There was the dining room or restaurant, the lounge and the sleeping quarters for the personnel. When Valdar entered his private quarters I realised that Clyveen was there. '
"Can you describe her?" I asked Edwin. "What is she like?"
Oh, she is a very attractive woman. As Valdar arrived she appeared to be waiting for him. Whether it was because he intended to bring in another person that was close to him, I don't know. But she is tall --about 1.8 meters, maybe more. About the same height as Valdar. She is not slim; a well-built figure but not plump either. A rather long neck with long flowing corn-colored hair,and deep blue eyes and a fair skin. Her features seemed to be slightly oriental, especially her eyes."
Edwin seemed to have enjoyed the experience, but I could not help thinking to myself, I wonder whether this was really the first visit he had made to the interior of an Astrael-craft?
He continued, "Now, as Valdar was seated there, I was taking all this in. It seemed almost as if he were looking at these various things to transmit what he saw to me. He looked at Clyveen. I would say that her feet are dainty. She wore a gown which was low cut and split at both sides. This gown was of a strange texture. It looked like a fabric with another fabric on top and another on top of that. That's the only way I can describe it. It's like hessian but with bigger holes, one layer on top of another. Yet it was light-weight and with every slightest movement, the material seemed to flow."
"We were in their living quarters. I suppose it must be their private suite. There were two bunks and between them was a control-panel jutting up from the floor. To one side of this was a half-oval, highly polished aluminum table fixed to a narrow section of the wall. There were no legs to this and below it was a curved seat matching the table and sliding under it. Valdar drew this seat out as he walked in. There was no mirror, but I did see enormous windows. Half of them were shuttered with sliding louvres. Clyveen was sitting with her back to the louvred windows. They reached from the floor to the ceiling. Virtually the whole area on one side was an observation window.
"In the background, through this window, you could see specks of light -- stars and planets. They were all around you, where-ever you looked and they were not blinking, but solid stabs of light. I became conscious of the depth. I could actually sense the 'depth' of space with chunks of light in it. You begin to feel that you are in the centre of it. Now I know what an astronaut experiences when he feels the depth of our vast and magnificent Universe! We on Earth seem to think of the Uni-verse as going outwards, but Carl, out there you feel it is all 'around' you."
"By the way," I said to Edwin, "Valdar said that he liked Elizabeth's new dress and I quite agree with him, she looks lovely in it."
"Well," he replied, "that was Clyveen, she prompted him. He is a forgetful sort of chap.""Men are all the same," added Elizabeth with a chuckle.
"But Carl, tell me how did it really go? What was it like?" asked Edwin.
"I think it was very successful. We have it all on tape and you can hear it for yourself. In the beginning it was weak, then gradually it built up and became stronger and stronger."
"Yes, I rather felt this myself," said Edwin.
"I did not expect quite so much at first. But I must congratulate you, Edwin, I think it's been a great success. I am surprised at the strength and duration of the contact we made. There were many subjects Valdar touched on, and he promised more at a later date."
"Well," replied Edwin, "you know, in the beginning it worried me a lot. But now I have more confidence; now I know it can be done."
Was this just an incredible acting feat on the part of Edwin? Or a schizophrenic fantasy? Or a seance in a new guise?
Or was it indeed an advanced civilization trying a new experiment in contacting people on Earth?
As I considered the possibilities, the last seemed the most likely.
Link to part 3 here: koldut.html