Stevens first received Meier’s transcripts of his German language conversations with the Plejaren extraterrestrials, in 1978, and began having them translated into English. By publishing the information in dated, copyrighted books Stevens effectively, and probably unknowingly, established the prophetically accurate nature of much of the scientific information provided to Meier by the extraterrestrials. This included Meier’s advance knowledge of Jupiter’s rings, Io being the most volcanically active body in the solar system, the actual number of Saturn’s moons, the two planets beyond Pluto, the discoveries of water, small life forms and the hostile environment on Mars, etc., all well before “official discovery”.
Stevens investigation into the Meier case was, from the beginning, closely monitored by various intelligence agencies, some of whom regularly detained him and his team on their way to and from Meier’s residence in Switzerland. But chief among those who followed Stevens and his team’s every step was the CIA, whose station chief in London at the time, Mark Nathan, personally interrogated everyone, according to what Stevens publicly told audiences.
According to Michael Horn, Meier’s U.S. media representative, “Part of their purpose was to make copies of all photographs and information that the investigators were getting from Meier. Stevens not only faced harassment from the authorities,” said Horn, “but enormous opposition from various UFO organizations who were plainly envious of the stunning evidence Wendelle acquired from Meier. They were especially peeved that he chose to bring in top scientific experts to analyze it and not the unqualified UFO enthusiasts.”
Colonel Wendelle Stevens encounter with a UFO