George Adamski was born on 17 April 1891 in what is now Poland as the first son of a Polish carpenter and his wife, who later had two more sons and two daughters. When he was around four years old, the family emigrated to the USA and settled in Dunkirk, New York. He left school after 8th grade, but received private tuition and training in Tibet as a teenager. From 1913-1916 Adamski served in the US Army and, from 1918-1919, in the US National Guard. In 1917 he married Mary Shimbersky, who died of cancer in 1954. Adamski first settled in Los Angeles, California, around 1928 where he founded the Royal Order of Tibet in 1932 with which he moved to Laguna Beach in 1934 and taught a philosophy of life which he called Universal Law. He moved to Valley Center near Palomar Mountain in 1940, where he soon became known as a spotter, speaker, and writer about craft and visitors from space. Palomar Mountain remained his operating base until he moved back to the coast, first to Carlsbad and finally to Vista, CA. He died of heart failure on 23 April 1965, while staying with friends in Silver Spring, Maryland.

For many years, episodes in George Adamski’s early life were shrouded in mystery, but recent research has brought forward new documentation and archival materials that are combined here to shed further light on what was by all means an extraordinary life. Not only for his experiences and the controversy they aroused, but equally for his determination, and his unforgiving dedication and commitment to the service that he had taken upon himself.

While there is circumstancial evidence, there is no incontrovertible proof that he maintained high-level government or military contacts, or met with President Kennedy in late 1961 on behalf of his contacts from space. Yet, there is no lack of evidence that the significance of his mission rang true with many officials and dignitaries around the world. Not only was he received by Queen Juliana of the Netherlands in 1959, by Pope John XXIII in 1963, and various other persons of high social standing, he could also count on the interest and support of the likes of Consul Alberto Perego in Italy, Danish Airforce Major Hans Petersen in Denmark, Lord Desmond Leslie in England, and Professor S.K. Maitra in India, among various others.

At the same time, he always maintained his habit of being available to the public on the first and third Sunday of the month at his residence on the slopes of Palomar Mountain, and later in Vista, California whenever he was not lecturing elsewhere. As the timeline in the following pages shows, he worked untiringly his whole life, doing manual labour from a young age, through to his final days as a teacher and lecturer when he continued to write, publish, answer questions, travel, lecture, give interviews, and make new plans to share his information and educate his fellow humans. Knowing that the fees for his talks were just enough to cover his expenses (his Swiss co-worker Lou Zinnstag said “George Adamski was a man who did not relate to money” to the point that she felt sure “he was even reluctant to touch it”), the allegations about his motives are left without basis and instead imply more about the motives or the world view of his detractors.



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