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Believer in UFOs, and Life on Other Worlds, Remembering my Friend George Van Tassel

Updated on February 16, 2016

My Friend George Van Tassel, the Space age Inventor

George Van Tassel was born in Jefferson Ohio in the year 1910. He was a space age designer, author of UFOs, inventor amazing machines, a great lecturer, fascination radio and television personality and maverick airport operator.
George Van Tassel was born in Jefferson Ohio in the year 1910. He was a space age designer, author of UFOs, inventor amazing machines, a great lecturer, fascination radio and television personality and maverick airport operator.

My friend George Van Tassel, a Man born before his Time

The late and remarkable George Van Tassel was a good friend of mine. We shared many years of corespondents. George was born in Jefferson, Ohio, in the year 1910. He was a remarkable man and had a colorful and amazing life. He entered the field of aviation 1927. After three years of experience with the early days of the budding airline work, he came to California and was employed by Douglas Aircraft Company in a variety of responsible positions. I remember many nights sitting around the camp fires hearing tales of his time in the early days of aviation. George left Douglas Aircraft Company in the year 1941, it was then that he became the personal flight inspector for the mysterious and full of mystery Howard Hughes. George worked in flight test of experimental aircraft for Mr. Hughes and the two had many long talks about extraterrestrials and the many sightings they both had experienced. In 1943 George left Hughes, but the two remain lifelong friends. George became the flight safety inspector with the well funded and full of new ideas Lockheed Aviation Company. He was with Lockheed until the year 1947, when he held the coveted position of head of the flight test inspection team on new designed Constellation aircraft. In 1947 George made a major career move and started the operation of out in the boondocks Giant Rock Airport, the was located 17 miles north of the scenic Yucca Valley in sun drenched California. It was here that his encounters with UFOs and a four men crew of a flying saucer changed his life forever.

Also while operation Giant Rock Airport in 1953, George founded a science and peace-loving philosophy organization. In 1958 this organization incorporated as the world known "The Ministry of Universal Wisdom" with a branch, that was also a College for the study of Universal Science and Wisdom," this college was specialized in doing electro-magnetic research. George would have many long talks with me about how with the help of aliens from another world he was able to designed the "Integratron" a four story high,dome shaped machine; following over seven years of remarkable research, in the Integratron is was planed upon completion that people could double their present life span. This machine was about ready for testing to recharge the cell structure of people upon the last installation of the two final parts that tragically George died. , The machine was to work like charging batteries in a charger but for human cells, but without the last two mechanism installed the Integratron remained unfinished.

A Interview with Mr. Tassel, a Man of Vision about Machines & Time

The Intriguing & Amazing World of UFOs, and George Van Tassel

For my good friend George Van Tassel, the world of UFOs, or what some would call flying saucers was not hard to explain. For to George these remarkable fast as light crafts that would zoomed sometimes nightly in the Californian heavens were a gift from God, and answer to prayers of peace loving men. It was across the earths heavenly skies of the 1950's that these visitors for far of worlds had come to bring about a peaceful end of a world on the verge of destruction. The fact that these UFOs would vanishing into darkness of outer space presented one of the most mystifying and intriguing puzzles ever to face the world of mankind, but not to George. He knew the real reason they are coming to Earth, and that was to save mankind from their own self imposed destruction. Many letters he wrote me over the years conferment that he had a direct line to their purpose during this strange era in our history. It was a new and fresh approach to the UFO fandom in view of the wide spread interest in the Flying Saucers as angry evil aliens vent on mankind destruction. In the late 1940's and early 1950's George had a remarkably crystal clear solution to the new mystery that was facing man. It was most timely and intriguing in this age of jets, rockets, and atomic weapons to think all worlds had hate filled people, who were warlike, and with a prejudge again other worlds and species. But George had a complete opposite view of the UFOs and their occupants, one that was based on the fact that they were more advanced and therefore peacekeeping and enlightened. This remarkable idea coming as it did from a man with the careful fact finding, and use of very good judgement. George also had been well trained flight test engineer, he was able to see things the way they were, and his view of thought gave him the ability to it warrant and received the most serious consideration about this world of intriguing UFOs. I found George to be a most level minded man and to be a man of exceptional merit, and homing a remarkable ability, and vision.

George drew Folks to his UFO & Space Convention at Giant Rock

This is a photo of the many UFO and Space Conventions at the  Giant Rock. The amazing Giant Rock Freethinking Space for Peace Convention was started by George Van Tassel. It was located in Landers, Californian.
This is a photo of the many UFO and Space Conventions at the Giant Rock. The amazing Giant Rock Freethinking Space for Peace Convention was started by George Van Tassel. It was located in Landers, Californian.

George knew the Cold War was the Reason for Flying Saucers

Back in this strange and evil world of the Cold War era some of the leading scientist and thinkers of that day held that the unusual sighting of Flying Saucers, and UFOs, may be due to many natural phenomena, and still others maintain them to be the work of leftover NAZI design prototypes of saucers, and space age ships that were confiscated by the Russians, and the Americans after World War II, so that what was then the USSR, or American what we call the USA, manufacture these new designs and tested them on the unsuspecting public of the 1950's. But even still there was a great number of scientist, designers, and laymen during this same era in time that believe UFOs to originate in other planets, and worlds than ours beloved Earth, and her sister planets. That inside these UFOs are visitors or a race or races of aliens from outer space, who are studying our world and our civilization. George even went as far as to call the small UFOs "scout ships" for much larger vessels he called the "main transport". These huge main transport ships were miles in length, and so huge that they were out in the darkness and recesses of our solar system, far away from our viewing eyes, these huge transports would lay in wait, far beyond the planet Saturn, these massive ships waited for their smaller, and more easy to hide scout ships to return from their fact finding missions. And why not believe this amazing theory? After all did not the our own leaders, men of wisdom, scientists, and designers, at this same time in the history of mankind make plans to go to the moon, Mars, Venus, and other worlds in the near future, and many leading nations such as the USSR and the USA were working hare to achieve these goals. At any rate George had a amazing and intelligent account of his most unusual remarkable experiences. Once he wrote me that he knew for a fact that there were alien bases on the dark side of the Moon. George even had knowledge that our own government knew of these bases and was keeping this knowledge from the public for fear of the repercussions it was cause there systems of power and control on this world.


George & Peaceful Golden Age UFOs & Spacecraft Conventions

For George Van Tassel, Saucers & UFOs need no Explanation

For George the fly saucers and UFOs of the 1940's and 1950's needed no explanation, because they are real and a fact. He once told me that the other worlds of our cosmos had sent their wise and best minds to Earth to save mankind from certain destruction. George once wrote me that except to be studied and interpreted by men of sciences, the general public should welcome these visitors from outer space as friends, and peace loving diplomats here to help us evolve into a celestial civilization. That they wanted us to succeed, and thrive as a species, and the timing of their arrival was due to the alarming state of the arms race and our mutual assured destruction of this world by warring nations. It can plainly be seen George explained, by anyone of average intelligence, that the saucers from outer space have brought beings who are here for a peaceful and important purpose. It can also be seen that they are not to be feared by humanity but to be welcome and diplomats of peace for the galaxy. Man of this world can see, from the ruins of other human civilizations on this earth, that reaction of prejudges and hate is the end result of these vanished civilizations we now view as lost and in ruins all over our planet. it is the cataclysmic balance, through universal law, for wrong actions. All the confusion, fear, inflation, war and hatred, have been built through out several generations, first we had World War I, then World War II, and now mankind is to a point where it is concentrated in destructive stockpiles atomic bombs, and hydrogen bombs with the ability to kill innocent millions, if not billions, and leave this rich world a radioactive waste. The unseen intelligence of great age and remarkable wisdom in our neighboring cosmos is taking a part in balancing an unbalanced condition of their young and helpless friends on planet Earth.

George told me much work needed to be done on the Integratron

George  followed instructions provided by peaceful aliens, who gave him hope from the now dead planet Venus. The Integratron  is a great marvel today even though George was unable to complete the installation of the last mechanisms in the machine.
George followed instructions provided by peaceful aliens, who gave him hope from the now dead planet Venus. The Integratron is a great marvel today even though George was unable to complete the installation of the last mechanisms in the machine.

The Boundless Universe full of Life and Hope of George Tassel

In his many letters and post cards over the years to me it was truly baffling to George that by what right did mankind on this small and outer rime planet named Earth assume to believe that in all the perfect precision of the boundless universe, mankind all alone is the only intelligent being in this Galaxy. George told me that humans could be, and probably are in the same stage to other intelligent beings that insects are to mankind on this Earth. He felt that its was truly rank stupidity to believe that in the whole universe of life supporting worlds the man would haughty and arrogantly conclude that our Earth was the only life sustaining and Eden in the cosmos. To think that only of our planet as the only living world that is occupied by sentient beings was preposterous. George had the beliefs that tragically to humans even time is only recognized as it passes, and events record after they happen. He was totally baffled that man kind only accepts the well know, and the be able to see three dimensional theory, because the illusion of the three dimensional world is understandable to his limited thinking. George thought and hoped that with applied, undisturbed, and focused effort man can, and one day will develop his all dimensional sense of being in this cosmos, and so for mankind one day soon it will be possible to record time, and events in the future, as well as present, and past.

World known George & His Amazing UFOs & Peace Conventions

George became world famous for his amazing UFOs & Peace Conventions at the remarkable giant granite rock this photos if from 1957. This was the huge granite rock on top of the bunker that Frank Critzer died in 1942 from the explosion.
George became world famous for his amazing UFOs & Peace Conventions at the remarkable giant granite rock this photos if from 1957. This was the huge granite rock on top of the bunker that Frank Critzer died in 1942 from the explosion.

Knowledge Gathered from the Eons Past was the way of Hope

George believed he gathered knowledge from the eons of the past from contact with extraterrestrials. He once wrote me that those records written in the flame of eternal truth from worlds, and beings long now gone, are being shared today for the hope of mankind, and for the future yet to come. He was always gathering cosmic events of his day, and he was one not to place them on the altar to be sacrificed to needless thought, he did not speculate that the truths he was given from other lifeforms needed to be dissected in a human laboratory. Neither so wisdom from our visitors be scattered in the winds, or locked away by any nations secret military agendas, that they may bring to birth another more enlightened time. George shared with me that not only has the future, and the past been gathered for today, so that we may be aware that yesterday, is soon to be tomorrow, while yet tomorrow is yesterday to some travelers from distant worlds. George felt that time is effaced by eternity, and tragically on this world only to be trampled in the dust of material things and pointless desires of foolish men. He once shared with me that those who gather stars within the image of themselves, have gathered much more than intellects throughout recorded time of this small fragile world in the outer rim of the Milky Way Galaxy. To George thought is not intelligence, it is sadly bound on all sides by human opinions expressed by others who have no understanding of the cosmic truths of our existence. He wrote me once, that intelligence will fail you when you need it most except the eternal fact that we are star dust and cosmic energy, and the children of the stars will one day be free of the bondage of time. For him thought is but the means to contact that infallible ever presence, that vibration of peace, and love is true to all and each, and is something that rank nor social standing shall it ever favor.

The Remarkable Sound Bath inside the great & Mystical Integratron

George felt only light can be Eternally the Source of all that Is

George shared with me his view that when man thinks within his 24 hour day, and when he sleeps within his 8 to 10 hour night, and form his present, he gathers words, expressions and actions, yet to come in his mind, and conscious. George wanted man to not be betrayed, for to George though alone is only a small, faint, and tiny line of light. Mankind needed stronger connecting energy to true receptivity with his and hers inner conscious being. Many events from the past of each individual person on this world can and will scar, weaken, and damage this line of pure truth and light, and lead you off the path of connections to the cosmos. George always wrote me to always remember only light can be eternally the source of all that is giving, nourishing, and true in the life giving cosmos we dwell in, and she always be a part of for eternity.

George was always home at UFO Peace Conventions in Landers

He was a source of remarkable inspiration to a whole new generation of UFO enthusiasts. As a truly believable witness and a real and inspired "contacted" human with beings from other worlds, he had gained incite beyond his years her on this our belov
He was a source of remarkable inspiration to a whole new generation of UFO enthusiasts. As a truly believable witness and a real and inspired "contacted" human with beings from other worlds, he had gained incite beyond his years her on this our belov

George felt the UFOs Beings from other Worlds are here to Help

In many of the correspondences I have from George he always enforced the idea that the UFOs, and saucer beings are here to stay, and hear to help humanity. They came to direct man back upon the path of wisdom and peace. The contacts by the aliens from the other worlds prove that theories advanced by science are only other steps to be disproved, in man's eternal progression to find his true reality in this cosmos. For science is not the future of mankind; science is the present event in this era, as history is the past. When humanity admits to himself his shortcomings, and failures, and science accepts the future of unseen reality, then the true science of the truth of the cosmos will be evident on every hand, an the light of peace and love with be at hand for mankind, rather than the chaos of war and destruction.

August 21, 1953, the date George enters the UFO at his Airport

George greeted the saucer beings with thoughts of love and receive them as friends, not with jets and guns and fear. These were the ancient Venusian's coming to warn mankind through time and space of what had occurred on their once Eden world.
George greeted the saucer beings with thoughts of love and receive them as friends, not with jets and guns and fear. These were the ancient Venusian's coming to warn mankind through time and space of what had occurred on their once Eden world.

George took Responsibility for being the Contact at the Reception

George believed that mankind only has to find himself, to know his place in the universe, to realize the tiny part he plays in the cosmic drama called eternity is in truth a great and noble part. He told me when he greeted the saucer beings he was overwhelmed with thoughts of love, and receive them as friends, cosmic brothers, children of star dust. There was no need for jets, armored tanks, nuclear weapons, and guns, and above all hate filled fear. He assumed full responsibility for being the contact for this reception. He did not assume responsibility for others who have used some information they have received at meetings for evil military purposes.

A Great & notable UFO Speech made in the year 1958 by George

Home to George, the Giant Granite Rock at Landers in Californian

Frank Critzer Lived under Giant Rock in the 1930s before George

Before George lived under the Giant Rock a German immigrant named Frank Critzer had dug out a amazing subterranean home for himself under the giant rock. Isolated from society with nothing but a radio antenna.
Before George lived under the Giant Rock a German immigrant named Frank Critzer had dug out a amazing subterranean home for himself under the giant rock. Isolated from society with nothing but a radio antenna.

George became the Ancient Giant Rock new Owner in 1947

Before George lived under the Giant Rock a German immigrant named Frank Critzer had dug out a amazing subterranean home for himself under the rock. Isolated from society with nothing but his radio and its large antenna. Frank would set up on top of the rock with his radio four hours to stay connected with the outside world. Tragically in 1942, during a altercation with the local law enforcement who where told Frank was a Nazi spy, Frank self-detonated a homemade dynamite bomb, and killed himself in his own underground home under the Giant Rock. George knew Frank and they were good friends, and George told me as it turns out, Frank was just a hermit, and a radio enthusiast who wanted to be left alone in his hidden home out in the desert, sadly his odd behavior made folks think he was some kind of spy, but he was never a supporter of Hitler, or even knew any thing of the Nazis believes. George became the giant rocks new owner in 1947, and after extensive remodeling he lived in Franks old dwelling with his family for a number of years. The huge ancient rock had been sacred to local native Americans for many centuries, and this subterranean dwelling suited George very well, and he felt quite at home ...

George Subterranean Home during the 1950s under Giant Rock

George subterranean home during the 1950s under Giant Rock was a hot bed of activity with radio broadcast's and interviews with notable men and women in the UFO field.
George subterranean home during the 1950s under Giant Rock was a hot bed of activity with radio broadcast's and interviews with notable men and women in the UFO field.

George has become a Legend, Soon to be a Movie, Giant Rock

George had a very Remarkable Library in his Underground Home.

George had a very remarkable Library in his underground home, under Giant Rock. His photo and art collection of UFOs and Aliens from other worlds was one of the largest in the world.
George had a very remarkable Library in his underground home, under Giant Rock. His photo and art collection of UFOs and Aliens from other worlds was one of the largest in the world.

Giant Rock was a Hot Bed of UFO Activities back in the 1950s

As you can see for the photos and write up above Giant Rock was a hot bed of UFO activities back in the 1950s, and George stayed very busy  ...
As you can see for the photos and write up above Giant Rock was a hot bed of UFO activities back in the 1950s, and George stayed very busy ...

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      Glenn Waters 18 months ago

      Thank you Alexis, he was an amazing individual, very peaceful and plan spoken :) To me George brought about a believably to the UFO phenomenon. He took time to be a friend, and answer questions from even the youngest, and most awkward of teenagers, like me at that time.

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      Ashley Cogdill 18 months ago from Indiana/Chicagoland

      Beautiful remembrance to a good friend of yours. Thank you for sharing.