Paul Villa, of American Indian and Spanish descent, was a
World War II veteran who brought his German bride back to America.
He was first contacted in California by tall extra-terrestrial
human beings who explained that they came from Coma Berenesis. (in
the bootes region - same area where theKORENDOR-visitors
came from )
The E.T.s spoke to Villa in Spanish (Villa's native language),
and also spoke fluently in English with him as well. The E.T.s
explained to Villa that they had been visitng Earth for many ages,
and demonstrated that they knew Earth civilizations very well.
They told Paul that they had bases on the Moon, Mars and Venus
from which to monitor Earth humanity. Like the Meier case in
Switzerland, these E.T.s were willing to pose their ships to allow
the "contactee" Villa to photograph them well. One
series of photos was filmed on another planet, but has not been
revealed to the public.
"While on a job one day
(1953) in the Long Beach area, he felt a strong urge to go down
to the beach, a feeling which he did not understand, but he went
anyway. There he met a man about 7 feet tall. At first he was
afraid and just wanted to run, but the man called him by name
and told him many personal things about himself…
"Those beings told Villa
that the whole Galaxy to which our Earth belongs is as a grain
of sand on a huge beach compared to the unfathomable number of
inhabited bodies in the entire Universe..."
Like some of the other pictures mentioned, those made by
Apolinar Villa were considered (in the 60ths) to be "too well
posed", whatever that means, and showed the details of these
peculiar structured objects too well for comparison with the rest
of the UFO photographs available. They looked posed, and we
later found out that they actually were posed by the occupants
aboard, according to their own statements.
Like Eduard Meier of Switzerland, Paul Villa was
persecuted by almost everyone, including even his neighbors,
perhaps in envy because the experience had happened to him instead
of them, a position also taken by many UFO researchers.
The fact remains, however, as in Meier's case, that the
spacecraft (-people) actually posed for photographs in sore of
these cases for reasons unknown to us. Also in most extensive
ongoing UFO contact cases, we have noted that a variety of
spacecraft are used by the same group for different purposes, a
situation not too difficult to understand. In all of these cases
mentioned, at least 3 different types of craft, in different sizes,
None of these (contactpeole-)men had extra money or resources
available to spend on jokes, and none of then ever made any
money on his experiences. On the contrary, all were
harassed and threatened, and were forced to move for their own and
their family's safety, certainly no experience deliberately sought
by any of them.
As a matter of fact, all of them have taken more photographs
still, which have never been released, and may never be. None of
them need proof of the reality of their experiences by comparing
them with others, because they have their own proof all the time.
They do not care at this point whether anyone else believes them
As with several others, Paul Villa's contacts with the space
people were not new to him by the time he snapped the first
photographs, he says that he had been taught telepathically
by extraterrestrial intelligences since he was 5 year old
. About the same as with Eduard Meier. Although he did not
complete the 10th grade in public school, he has an excellent
knowledge of vast subjects including mathematics, electrical
engineering, physics, mechanics, etc., which also agrees
remarkably well with the background of some of the others
Prior to photographing his first UFO in 1963, Villa had seen
about spacecraft over the previous five years and had even
conversed with spacemen previously. His first picture-taking
contact was his second in-person face-to-face meeting with the
extraterrestrial beings who told him they came from a planet the
star-group we call Coma Berenices. The first was in 1953
while he was working for the Department of Water and Power in Los
Berenices in the "bootes" region - same area
where the KORENDOR-visitors
While on a job one day in the Long Beach area, he felt a strong
urge to go down to the beach, a feeling which he did not
understand, but he went anyway. There he met a man about 7 feet
tall. At first he was afraid and just wanted to run, but the man
called him by name and told him many personal things about himself.
Villa realized that he was communicating with a very superior
intelligence, and he then became aware that this being was a
spaceman. "He knew everything I had in my mind and told me
many things that had taken place in my life," Villa says.
'he then told me to look out beyond the reef. I did and saw a
metallic-looking disc-shaped craft that seemed to be floating on
the water. Then the spaceman asked me if I would like to go aboard
the ship and look around, and I went with him.'
The beings on the craft were entirely human-like in appearance,
although better looking in general than our Earth people, as they
were definitely more refined in face and form. Also they had an
advanced knowledge of science and technology, as evidenced by
their craft, and by their conversation with me."
Those beings told Villa that the whole Galaxy to which our
Earth belongs is as a grain of sand on a huge beach compared to
the unfathomable number of inhabited bodies in the entire Universe.
With technological equipment aboard, their spaceships can
penetrate Earth's RADAR detection systems undetected unless they
choose otherwise. It seems that their craft are constantly active
over the surface of our planet, and that they plan more landings.
They told Villa that they were here on a friendly mission to
help Earth people, and that there is a superior intelligence that
governs the Universe and everything in it.
The first series of photographs of these ships, taken on 16
June 1963, was prompted Villa says, when the space contacts told
him telepathically to drive his pick-up truck to a pre-selected
meeting place alone. When he arrived, he saw a landed spacecraft
which he estimated to be about 70 feet in diameter. There were
9 people aboard that ship; 4 men and 5 women, they disembarked
through a "sealed" door (that couldn't be seen when
closed) . These beings ranged in height from 7 to 9 feet tall and
were well proportioned. Some were blond, some were red-headed
(like polished copper) , and some had black hair. They told him
they came from a planet near what we call Coma Berenices, some
light years distant. They were able to speak many languages, as
well as to communicate telepathically among themselves and to him.
Villa was told that this ship carried 9 remotely-controlled
monitoring craft which were about 14" in diameter, and were
controlled from instrument panels within the mother-ship. They
could pick up pictures and sounds from any area to which the
instruments were directed, and could relay information to visual
display panels aboard the larger ship.
(similar told in many contacts- as in the Korendor-case)
19.jan-66 09:00,Algondones, NEW MEXICO,
where also the silvery discs is captured at this picture, and
those 3 to 6 inch spheres were mirror bright and changed color
like metal goes thru when heated. "Villa
was told that this ship carried 9 remotely-controlled monitoring
craft which were about 14" in diameter, and were controlled
from instrument panels within the mother-ship."
Suppose those were like "flying antennas" as described
in similar contacts.
After a long conversation, the space-people re-entered their
spaceship and it took off and hovered and maneuvered about the
area for some time. At one point it hovered about 300 feet above
the pickup truck and Villa saw it rise slowly from the ground to a
height of three or four feet and then slowly settle back down
again. The spacecraft then flipped up on its edge with the under
part rotating, and traveled sidewise up and down at different
speeds. The distortion on the leading edge of the craft in photo
number 3 is caused by the rotation of the lower half of the ship
and the swaying branches of the trees which were put into motion
by a big rush of wind.
Villa took 7 photographs at this time, all that he had left on
the roll of film, before the ship departed.
In photo number 5 the spaceship is seen between tree trunks. It
hovered in that vicinity for some time. The "ports"
around the outer edge of the rim are a part of the propulsion
system. No jets or rockets of any kind are employed. The
"ports" are never used or left unsealed outside the
planet's atmosphere where the magnetic lines of force are further
apart, but are hermetically sealed either manually or
automatically before leaving a planetary atmosphere. Hermetic
sealing is accomplished by removing all force on substances from
the basic elements of the parent metals, and a device is used to
charge both surfaces to be sealed either positively or negatively,
depending on how a certain metal is naturally charged. The sealing
of two or more metals cannot be accomplished unless they are first
neutralized and then are all charged with the same polarity. The
carbon elements, however, being anphoteric combine equally well
with positively or negatively charged elements.
When Villa arrived on the scene of this encounter, the
spacecraft was resting on the ground on its tripod landing gear,
and the nine crew members immediately disembarked from under the
disc-shaped bottom of the craft through a door that seamed to
appear from nowhere. All of the beings were dressed alike in
immaculate one-piece tight-fitting uniforms. They acted very
friendly, and seemed to be aware of and to have answers to many of
Earth's problems. They talked to Villa for about ninety minutes,
from around 14:30 to 16:00. When talking to Mr. Villa they spoke
in both English and Spanish languages, mostly Spanish. But when
conversing among themselves they used their own language, which
sounded a little like Hebrew or Indian. Some of the crew members
carried weapons; that looked like ordinary tubes made of aluminum
about 8 inches long and 1 inch in diameter, tapering slightly from
the center outwards. These, they said, could paralyze any living
thing, whether insect, fowl, animal or man. They looked like tubes
used for "sealing" metals, only in miniature.
While inside the ship, Villa noticed a pulsating green light
accompanied by a sort of 'beep'. Both the green light and the
noise seemed to came right from the metal of the ship itself.
Those spacepeople from 'coma Berenician' expressed a wish for
Earth people to rise above their aggressive and warlike
inclinations and live in harmony with the Universal Laws of the
great Creator, as do the people of other worlds, they said that
LOVE is the most powerful force in the Universe, and that if used
correctly, can transform the hearts of men and make them into
beings of light and peace.
When the laws of LOVE rules the minds of men of Earth, then the
people of other worlds will come in great numbers and share with
us their advanced sciences, living among us as friends and
brothers in lasting peace, as they do on many other worlds.
Paul Villa 5 photographs are unique for a number of reasons:
1. They are quite sharp and clear, compared to most UFO photos
we have seen up to that time.
2. The image size of the UFO is large enough to show detail
without getting into extreme graininess in large scale
3. There is a series instead of just one photograph under very
poor conditions, a series which provides more detail for
evaluation, and provides more opportunity for discovery of
possible suspension lines or other photo trickery.
4. Villa's truck in the foreground of several of the pictures
provides a known object with which to compare size, light scatter,
shadows, relative proportions, etc., as well as providing a
reference for distance.
5. The degree of sharpness of other objects in the near
foreground and the clouds and trees in the distance, indicates
that the object had to be very large in order to achieve the depth
of field observed to exist in these photographs, which operates
against the small model hypothesis.
Mr. Gabriel Green of AFSCA, a professional photographer himself
who once worked for MGM studios, took the first set of pictures to
MGM laboratories where they blew them up in progressive stages to
control graininess, to 30 by 50 inches for the UK) image alone,
and printed them in light and dark, high and low contrast, and by
a process called "slow-burn" (using narrower aperture
and longer time), looking for suspension lines and fine detail.
Now after days of laboratory effort, they concluded, that if those
pictures were faked they did not know how it could be done.
Mr. Bob Flora, a United Press International photographer, was
so impressed with the authentic look of these pictures that he put
3 of them on the UPI wires and they were subsequently printed in
hundreds of newspapers all over the world. The Los Angeles NEC
News program broadcast these pictures on their new color TV
newscast for three nights in a row.
But the most important thing is that this was not an isolated
instance. The contacts continued for a good many years until
Paul Villa's death in September of 1982 in Los Lunas, New Mexico
Mr. Villa has taken many more photographs of the
spaceships of 'his friends' and, to his regret, even released more
of them to friends promising to observe his confidence. Some of
these new pictures got out and were subsequently published, adding
to the woes of his harassment. He has become so bitter about
the treatment such a person gets that he had moved to a secluded
location and kept an unlisted telephone number known to only a
very few friends. In later life he refused to show or even
discuss the pictures with any but his closest friends who, knowing
the problems involved, respected his confidence and his privacy.
There was no need to go looking for him because he kept himself
very difficult to find, and if found, would very likely refuse to
discuss the pictures. He was just not at all interested in what
others thought. It had no bearing on the truths he knew first
Paul Villa's second set of UFO photographs was also taken
coincident with a face-to-face meeting with the UFOnauts on the
ground. This time he was telepathically directed to a different
area, about 20 miles due south of Albuquerque, close to the bed of
the Rio Grande River which flows there, when an immense
disc-shaped craft appeared. It was Faster Sunday the 18th of
April 1965 and about 16:00 in the afternoon when he arrived on
This ship looked to be considerably more than 100 feet in
diameter. The big ship slowed and hovered about 500 feet above
him. He began snapping pictures. A wind disturbance arose
and became so strong that at one point Villa thought his truck
might blow over. Then without warning, it stopped suddenly,
instantly, just as though someone had turned it off, and the
surrounding air got calm and there was dead silence. Then
the huge ship extended a telescopic tripod landing gear and
settled on it, part of which may be seen in one of the photos.
This time three crewmen disembarked. They had light brown hair
and tan skin, and appeared to be 58" to 59" tall. They
also wore one-piece suits. Villa talked to them there for nearly
two hours about personal as well as general subjects. Among other
things, they told him that many nations were working on atom bombs.
They also conversed on both Spanish and English. On their advice,
Villa stopped smoking so as to enhance his ability to receive
their telepathic communications. The men then re-entered the
spacecraft and it took off, making a loud whirring noise and
giving off much heat. The heat became so intense that the ends of
the tree branches were singed and the leaves curled up.
Villa snapped pictures of the big ship both before and after
the landing but did not attempt to take pictures of either the
ship on the ground or of the occupants because he had been asked
not to do so, both telepathically and verbally on the ground, and
he willingly complied with their wishes.
(as always- they usually do not accept giving us too convincing
proofs, as the mature one, will understand.R.Ø.rem.)
Paul Villa sought no personal publicity and did not lecture or
sell any of his pictures or accounts of the UFO contacts. The
contacts continued and more pictures were taken. The additional
information and other photos, Villa insisted, were not to be
released without his prior permission by the space-people, and to
his death he observed that later prohibition.
Villa made many notes about his contacts and the dialogues
which took place with the extraterrestrials, a collection of
notes which exceeded 800 pages last time I saw then. He
refused to let them be quoted or published while he was alive. His
wife Eunis has them now and may agree at some time in the future
to allow them to be published.
Paul Villa's excellent photographs have made such an impression,
that opposing forces frequently try to discredit them. They are
quick to pronounce them fakes but at the same time they offer no
substantive proof to back up these allegations. The fact remains
however, that all those trying to discredit them, and unbelievable
measures have been taken to do so, have failed to find any models
or accomplices, or any real evidence or fraud, and nobody to this
day has been able to duplicate them. Either those opponents have
to be wrong or Paul Villa was the best photographic effects man in
the world and he wasn't even a photo hobbyist.
For those technical experts interested, Mr. Villa used a
Japanese Rokuah-Sha camera with an f.4.5, 7Smm focal length lens.
The pictures were all made on Kodacolor 120 size film without
filters or lens attachments.