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“Tribulation”, Nuclear Destruction of North America”: Latter-Day Prophecies Of Mormon prophet Joseph Smith, Jr., UFO Contactee Paul Solem, And Native American Chiefs Now Coming True with Dr. Raymond Keller, introduced by Robert Potter
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In this PART I of a New Series on “Tribulation”, Nuclear Destruction of North America”: Latter-Day Prophecies Of Mormon prophet Joseph Smith, Jr., UFO Contactee Paul Solem, And Native American Chiefs Now Coming True, author Dr. Raymond Keller shares in-depth research on the manifestation of Native American prophecy, UFO Contact, and possible Nuclear destruction of North America during the period 2024-2050.

By Dr. Raymond A. Keller, a.k.a. “Cosmic Ray,” author of the internationally-acclaimed “Venus Rising” book series (Terra Alta, WV: Headline Books, 2015-2024), available on

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At Hotevilla, Arizona, in 1969, Venus contactee Paul Solem, at left in white shirt, stands behind Hopi chief Dan Katchongva, wearing necklace. Katchongva was leader of the Sun clan in the Hopi Nation who worked closely with Solem in propagating his message among Native American peoples. Photo source: Find a Grave website

Most people living outside of the mountains and valleys of Idaho, Nevada and Utah have never heard of one of the more flamboyant UFO contactees of the late 1960s and early 1970s, the Mormon prophet and friend of the Native Americans Paul Solem of Howe, Bingham County, Idaho. At the height of his ministry in 1969 and 1970, Solem together with a contingent of Native American elders and chiefs, consistently called down flying saucers in the presence of massive crowds and issued prophetic proclamations of startling events that would come to pass on the Earth, especially the United States, well into the middle of the twenty-first century.
Paul Solem, a rancher by trade and Scandinavian by ancestry, was born at West Springs, Cook County, Illinois, on 28 January 1921. He lived for 91 years, passing away on 11 February 2012. Solem’s spouse, Ada (1914-1989), was seven years his senior and they were both members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. They were married in 1943 and had one child, a daughter Sylvia, who was born in 1944 and lived through 1975.

First Encounter with Extraterrestrials

Paul Solem’s first encounter with UFOs and extraterrestrials took place back in June 1948. He and Ada invited his brother-in-law, who lived nearby in Howe, over for dinner. After finishing their meal, the three went out onto the front porch of the ranch house. That’s when Paul took note of three round, glowing objects speeding toward them over the field where he grazed his cattle. When the UFOs were about 500 feet from his home, two of them veered away, passing over Saddle Mountain to the north. The other object was left to hover directly in front of the witnesses.
All three being Mormons, they could not help but attach spiritual significance to the appearance of these mysterious objects. Paul remembered from the Priesthood Quorum lessons that the prophet Brigham Young once taught that, “Adam was the person who brought the animals and the seeds from other planets to this world. He brought a wife with him and stayed here.” When Young made this statement, he was providing his interpretation to one of the Latter-Day Saints’ scriptures, Chapter 5 of The Book of Abraham, which describes conditions existing on other inhabited worlds, more advanced than our own.

For Paul Solem, he held no qualms about the existence of intelligent beings existing beyond the Earth, nor having developed advanced vehicles that could transport them from their planet to ours. He believed that there were probably beings inside those objects, piloting them, and that perhaps they were angelic, coming from one of the higher degrees of the Celestial Kingdom. If there were angels onboard, Paul reasoned that they could probably read the intentions of his heart, a psychic ability that we now refer to as “mental telepathy.”
“Maybe I can communicate with the pilot or some of the crew of that spaceship if I can frame a question in my mind for someone onboard to answer,” the rancher reasoned. Concentrating, Paul Solem thought hard, formulating pertinent questions for any beings that might be tuning in to his thought process.
He could only come up with two. “Who are you?” and “Where are you from?”
No sooner did he come up with these questions than he heard a voice inside his head, replying, “We are from another planet. You can be sure that you will hear from us later.”

Second Encounter

It was not until the fall of 1952 that Paul Solem got to see another UFO. This time there was a multi-colored light, hovering in the sky directly over his ranch. As it started to move, Paul got in his car, turned the ignition and revved up the motor. He was bound and determined to follow the object in his car for as long as he possibly could. He kept the UFO in sight, following it in his car for three miles until it landed in the Lost River Sinks. Once it came to full rest on the ground, the lights on the object dimmed and went out. In the full light of the Moon, Paul observed a metallic disc, like one of those “flying saucers” that the fellow Idahoan and civilian pilot, Kenneth Arnold, had seen speeding over the tops of Mt. Rainier in neighboring Washington State, the ones he described to the news reporters in the summer of 1947.

An Alien Being

In this encounter with the unknown, there was a tremendous difference. Instead of a disembodied voice speaking in his head, there was a splendid being standing next to the flying saucer. At first glance, Paul Solem took this entity to be a slender woman of above average height, about six feet in stature with long blond hair and clothed in a white uniform, something akin to a jump suit with gold trim. Upon closer examination, however, Paul determined that this rather tapered individual was not a woman, but a man, quite androgenous in his overall appearance. “So, this is what an angel looks like,” the contactee mused to himself.

The alien being was the first to broach the silence, speaking orally instead of telepathically. “Greetings, Paul. As you surmised, I am, indeed, the one you communicated with back in 1948. The planet I come from is Venus, the second one out from the Sun in its orbit. In a sense, our souls have been linked throughout the eternities. You are a physical aspect of myself, while I am a sort of guardian angel, watching over you. I am simultaneously keeping my eye on many other aspects, incarnations in other timelines and physical dimensions. You might say that I understand you better than you can understand yourself.”
“I’m stunned,” replied Paul Solem. “But tell me, please, what is your name? How should I call you?”
“For the time being, since we have so much in common, let’s just say that I am Paul Two.
“Before you arrived on Earth,” he added, “we lived on Venus and served the Collective there as a spiritual teacher. I want you to know that I was ever at your side in the past four years. I know that you were discouraged when your bishop and priesthood authorities in your ward failed to take your report of the flying saucer seriously. Even your community at large, despite being mostly Mormon, failed to grasp the gravity of you and your kin’s experience with us. But I and others within the Collective value your insight and believe that you can still help us with our informative mission here on Earth.”
“What do you want me to do?” Paul inquired. “In your current incarnation, you are to direct your attention and work toward the Indians of North, Central and South America. You will strive mightily with them in the coming gathering, preparing them for the building of the City of Zion, a postapocalyptic utopian social order in which money will be outlawed and all people will live communally, and in harmony one with another.” (Editor’s note: In Part II, “Cosmic Ray” enlightens us on rancher Paul Solem’s mission as a Venusian lightworker sent among the Indians of the Western Hemisphere, preparing them for the tribulations to come and the ultimate establishment of a paradisical world of Earth in the times to come later. -Lon).

By Dr. Raymond A. Keller, a.k.a. “Cosmic Ray,” author of the internationally-acclaimed “Venus Rising” book series (Terra Alta, WV: Headline Books, 2015-2024), available on

Venus contactee Paul Solem of Howe, Idaho, felt it was his duty to continue the mission of the Mormon prophet Joseph Smith, Jr., in bringing gospel light to the First Nations people of the Americas. According to Smith’s understanding of The Book of Mormon, “Before the great day of the Lord shall come, Jacob shall flourish in the wilderness, and the Lamanites (Native Americans) shall blossom as the rose.” See Doctrine and Covenants 49:24 (Kirtland, Ohio: LDS Church, 1835). Solem also believed that this prophecy must needs be fulfilled in order for our planet to become part of a greater galactic community. Painting by Edward Williams Clay and Henry R. Robinson (1844), source: Smithsonian Natural Museum of American History. Behring Center, Washington, D.C.

Since Paul Solem’s encounter with the Venusian angel in 1952 until 1969, there were many clandestine contacts with numerous Venusians and celestial beings from some of the other planets in our solar system and beyond. These exalted beings would direct Paul to the leaders of various Native American tribes throughout the Western states, as well as to other contactees like George Adamski, Truman Bethurum and Daniel Fry for timely advice. These ones could provide Paul with the assistance he needed in the fulfillment of his mission to bring the Venus message to the masses of the First Nations peoples. Paul would also appear at many small assemblies of Native Americans or others interested in finding out more about the visiting Star People, such as the members of UFO clubs.
For Paul, during this seventeen-year period, he tried to avoid the limelight in which the other contactees were basking in order to more fully empower Native American leaders to step up as more acceptable representatives for the extraterrestrials and their message to be faithfully transmitted to the members of their respective tribes. The Idaho contactee felt that the Mormon Church had failed in this regard insofar as the Indians of the Americas, at least in his estimation, were not being treated on the basis of equality by the elders sent to them from the Mission Training Center at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah.

This was unfortunate, because when the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints was established at Fayette, New York, and The Book of Mormon was first published, both of these events taking place in 1830, one of the first tasks to be carried out by that then small church’s president, Joseph Smith, Jr., was to send missionaries to the First Nations peoples in the areas surrounding upstate New York. These included the Seneca in the vicinity of Buffalo, New York, as well as the Wyandot near Sandusky, Ohio. The prophet Joseph Smith emphasized to the membership that the Native Americans, called the “Lamanites” in The Book of Mormon, were descendants of a lost tribe of Israel and that they needed to be brought into the church organization on the basis of full equality. Byron R. Merrill of the Brigham Young University Religious Studies Center in Provo, Utah, recently wrote that, “According to The Book of Mormon, Indians, or Lamanites as they are called therein, stand on a level of equality with all others in the eyes of God, who is ‘no respecter of persons.’ They enjoy a heritage as descendants of a chosen lineage; they are a people of promise.”

The Call is Given

It was time for Paul Solem to extend his outreach. His oversoul, the Venusian spaceman calling himself “Paul 2,” communicated with Paul via mental telepathy in late June of 1969. It was around 2 o’clock on a night towards the end of that month when Paul woke up from a deep sleep. The contactee was startled because he left his radio on and it began making strange, crackling noises. This static, he would later learn, was induced by Paul 2’s generation of radio interference aboard his Venusian scout ship, which had been hovering overhead, purposely kept unlit in the darkness to avoid observation.
Paul Solem could not get back to sleep. Once out of that brief phase between sleep and being awake, known as “hypnogogic transition,” Paul was fully aware of his surroundings and heard his oversoul’s familiar voice once again in his head. On this occasion, Paul 2 was directing him to contact his friend, the Shoshone Indian Chief Don Ingop from the Fort Hall Indian Reservation, situated off State Route 91 about halfway between the Idaho cities of Pocatello and Blackfoot, approximately 13 miles due north of Pocatello on State Route 91. Today, Interstate 15 runs between Pocatello and Blackfoot, passing by the Fort Hall Indian Reservation, so there is not so much traffic along the state route as there used to be. Howe, on the other hand, is about 90 miles northwest of Pocatello and 78 miles northwest of the “Rez,” as the local Native Americans like to refer to the Ft. Hall Indian Reservation.

The Idaho contactee therefore picked up his bedside telephone and dialed Chief Ingop. After about seven rings, the chief picked up the phone, still in need of a little rest. Paul excitedly exclaimed, “Dear friend Don, the time has come. Our Space Friends have agreed to put on a UFO show for the benefit of all those scoffers out there making fun of us. What say we get together at your place as soon as possible to plan a big UFO disclosure event?”

“I’m game,” said the chief, but interjected, “Why don’t you come by tomorrow at noon. We can plan this and then drive over to the Journal in Pocatello before their offices close to put a notice in the paper.” “OK, that’s our plan then. See you tomorrow.” (Editor’s note: “Cosmic Ray” reveals the first part of The Gathering prophecy and how it is being fulfilled today in Part III of this series on the Idaho contctee, Paul Solem. -Lon)

By Dr. Raymond A. Keller, a.k.a. “Cosmic Ray,” author of the internationally-acclaimed “Venus Rising” book series (Terra Alta, WV: Headline Books, 2015-2024), available on


Venus contactee Paul Solem (L) and Shoshone Chief Don Ingop (R) in the forefront, in front of tepee at the inner circle campfire ceremony on the Fort Hall Indian Reservation in Idaho on 12 July 1969. Source: Pocatello, Idaho, Journal newspaper.

Coming of the Saucers

In the 16 July 1969 edition of the Pocatello, Idaho, Journal newspaper, that publication’s staff writer, Barbara Boren, reported on the fantastic UFO disclosure event that took place on the night of Saturday, 12 July 1969, organized and led by Paul Solem and the Shoshone Chief Don Ingop from the Fort Hall Indian Reservation. The gathering took place on the reservation at the Tilden Bridge on Ferry Butte Road. Previous to this assembly with both whites and Native Americans, Paul and Chief Ingop had united with Shoshone elders at four smaller campfire meetings, to introduce them to Paul’s history of contact with sundry extraterrestrials, but with an emphasis on the Venusians and their prophetic message relayed to Paul, which would ultimately prove very important to the destiny of the Native Americans scattered throughout the Western Hemisphere. As Paul and Chief Ingop explained to the elders at these campfire meetings, “The authentication of the Venusians’ message to the Indian movement was the reason that the flying saucers would be showing up on the night of 12 July 1969, for all to see and thereby believe.”

Security Measures

150 people had showed up on the bridge, but only 125 were admitted inside a high, double fenced off area. Shoshone elders who had attended a previous campfire meeting stood as sentries, reading the intentions of the heart of all those who could go beyond the bridge into the more secure area, closer to Paul and Chief Ingop. Hopefully, doubters and hecklers could be screened out in this process. Nothing should be done that would inhibit the Space People from showing up or blocking the Venusian revelations of Paul and Chief Ingop from coming through. Both Paul and Chief Ingop insisted that no money was to be charged to attend the event, as this would nullify the Venusians’ participation in it and at any further such gatherings.

The Meeting

Once inside the fenced area, a massive campfire was ignited with all admitted taking a seat on well, evenly-placed logs, positioned around it in a great circle. It was 9 p.m. and Chief Don Ingop, a full-blooded Shoshone, began to chant Indian songs and play a drum. A tepee had been erected near the campfire, which Paul Solem would stand in front of to invoke the coming of the saucers and deliver the message of the Venusians after the chief finished with the Indian songs.
Once the chief had finished with his singing and drum playing, Paul Solem stood up in front of the tepee and invoked the appearance of the Venusian spaceships. It was a clear, cloudless night, so expectations to see the flying saucers were high, at least in the inner circle. After a brief period of silence, what appeared to be fixed stars above moved out of their respective place, forming a circle, and then spread out into the shape of an Indian arrow pointing to the then Evening Star of Venus, about 45 degrees above the western horizon. Chief Ingop then stood up, standing at Paul Solem’s side, and declared, “This is the true sign. Hear what our white brother has to say.”

The Prophecy

In his preparatory remarks, Paul Solem explained that the Venusians were now in direct telepathic communication with him. He said that they were telling him, “Paul, in you we are well pleased. You are doing the best you can to get our message across.” Then two flying saucers, each about 50-feet in diameter, swooped down, seemingly out of nowhere, hovering about a thousand feet over the campsite. Two strong rays emitted from the bottom of the saucers, a red ray shone directly on Chief Ingop’s head and a white one directly on the head of Paul, even as he spoke.

Once the two flying saucers dimmed their respective rays and sped quickly upward and out of sight, Paul declared, “Now you are ready to receive further illumination. Once upon a time, in a previous incarnation in Jerusalem during the time of Jesus, The Christ, he anointed and ordained me for this very purpose of reaching out to my Indian brothers and sisters, in this, my current life. There were many Venusians who incarnated upon the Earth plane along with Jesus. We came as angels, ready to minister to him in any ways we could, helping him to complete his mission. And we are still here. Many other Venusians continue to arrive on Earth, both incarnating and coming in spaceships. We are here on Earth because you, its inhabitants, are living in what your Bible calls the ‘Latter Days.’

“When I lived on Venus,” Paul continued, “I was a spiritual leader and well-received. Here, among the Mormons, however, most of them think I am crazy and even seem to despise the Indians, to whom Joseph Smith commanded them to be kind and bring them back into full fellowship. That is why I have come directly to you, the Native Americans descended from a lost tribe of the House of Israel, to preach the gospel of your deliverance and the building up of the City of Zion.
“It will all begin with a mass migration from North, Central, South America and the Caribbean of all peoples of Indian blood, full-blooded and otherwise. At first, this migration will begin as a trickle, but by a quarter way through into the next century, this migratory wave will become unstoppable.
“There is a Hopi legend that parallels The Book of Mormon concerning a great deluge of fires and lights in the sky that will come upon North America at the peak of this immigration. At that time, two leaders will emerge, one among the Indians and one among the whites. The Indian leader will be called ‘Echa Tah Echa Nah’ and the white one referred to as ‘Chisee Suma.’”
Solem further explained that this last one will rise out of the ranks of the Restoration churches (Latter-Day Saints) and will come to a high position of power in the government of the United States.

In a summary of this lengthy prophecy, it appears that after the two leaders have combined their groups, the United States will extend itself from the North Pole to the South Pole, and a capital city, both spiritual and secular, will be established in the northwest portion of Missouri. The stones to build the temple there have also been cut and stored with a remnant tribe of Indians living underground since ancient times. The Hopis teach us that we are living in the death throes of the Fourth World, which long ago was facilitated by the emergence of an underground people. And thus, history shall repeat itself with this, the emergence of the Fifth World, where we will also commune with extraterrestrials and become part of a greater Galactic Confederation.

“I am but a forerunner of Chisee Suma,” said Solem, adding that, “If I do not live to see these things come to pass, then I shall surely reincarnate at the appropriate time.”
Then Paul Solem declared that he had appointments to meet with the elders of other tribes, beginning with the Hopi. “The Venusians,” said Paul, “have ordered me to proceed to Hotevilla, Arizona, where I am to meet with some of the clan leaders there.”
An interesting aspect of this case is that among the 25 people excluded from passing beyond the fence and into the inner circle, none had witnessed anything out of the ordinary in the night sky, at least as pertaining to the vision beheld by those 125 chosen by the Native American elders.
Also of note is that Paul Solem’s prophecy was inclusive of the mestizo populations of the Americas and the Caribbean, peoples that a plaque on the Great Pyramid of Tlatelolco in the Square of the Three Cultures in Mexico City, proclaims: “On 13 August 1521, Tlatelolco, heroically defended by Cuauhtémoc, fell into the power of Hernán Cortés. It was neither a triumph nor a defeat, but the painful birth of the Mestizo people….” It was this dialectical transition phase of history that prompted the historian Dr. Jaime E. Rodríguez O. of the National Autonomous University of Mexico to declare the emergence of the Mestizos the new “Cosmic Race.” In this sense, despite the decimation of Native American numbers from 23,000,000 at the time of Christopher Columbus’ arrival in the Americas in 1492 to just 2,300,000 by 1530 (90% decline), their blood and legacy lived on in the new Cosmic Race. That this group constitutes the majority of the largest and current immigration wave is the fulfillment of this latter-day prophecy.
(Editor’s note: “Cosmic Ray” reveals further prophecies given among the Hopi by Paul Solem in the fourth installment in this series, in addition to more amazing UFO encounters that followed him into Arizona. -Lon)


By Dr. Raymond A. Keller, a.k.a. “Cosmic Ray,” author of the internationally-acclaimed “Venus Rising” book series (Terra Alta, WV: Headline Books, 2015-2024), available on


When Venus contactee Paul Solem and his Native American contingent arrived in Arizona, they were met with a huge UFO flap. Artwork source:

Summer of ’69: Saucers Among the Hopi

A contingent of Native American elders led by the Shoshone Chief Don Ingop from the Fort Hall Indian Reservation in Idaho accompanied the Venus contactee Paul Solem of Howe, Idaho, on his celestial-appointed mission to the Hopi Reservation in Hotevilla, Arizona, at the start of August 1969. There Paul requested that they be allowed to meet with Chief Dan Katchongva, then 108 years old, the leader of the traditionalist Sun Clan, which was the smallest but most spiritually-oriented of the five Hopi clans. “We bring an important message from the Star People for Chief Katchongva,” maintained Solem.

The contactee and Chief Don were led into the presence of Chief Dan Katchongva by some of the younger Hopi men. When Solem explained to Chief Dan why he had come to the Hopi lands, some of these younger men broke out in laughter. “You don’t actually believe this guy?” said one of the young men. Chief Dan solemnly insisted, “Most certainly I do. Everything he has said is all part of our religion.”

One Young Man Takes Paul Solem Seriously

Titus Lamson, one of the young men from the Sun Clan, took Paul Solem’s words quite seriously. “Five or six months ago,” he testified, “I saw a brilliantly lit object sail over Hotevilla, moving in a westerly direction. It was a saucer-shaped construction with a dome and aerial on top. It became transparent as I watched it. Inside, I could see the back of someone dressed in a gray ski-jump outfit. The man wore blond hair reaching to his shoulders. He was facing an instrument panel. The object descended slowly until it nearly touched the ground and then disappeared over a ridge. I tried to search for it with my flashlight, but could not find it or any trace of it.”

Legends of Star People Visitations to the Hopi

The aged Chief Dan then relayed to Titus Lamson and the others assembled one of the ancient Hopi legends. “Countless thousands of moons ago,” he explained, “there was a great flood that came and inundated the lands of our people. We were much greater in number then; but the flood forced us to divide into four groups, each group migrating in a different direction. One trekked to the east, another to the south, and yet another to the west. We are the descendants of the group that migrated to the north. It was a cold, hard and frozen land; but we were alive and together. Then a very bright star appeared over our camp and our star brothers and sisters spoke to our elders from the midst of the star. They bid us to follow their star canoe that plied the sky both day and night, and they would lead us to a land which would be ours forever, as long as the Sun shined and the grass grew. And thus did the Great Spirit Maasau, the chief of the Star People, guide us to this land we call Old Oraibi, here in Arizona.”

Days of Tribulation and Judgment Coming Soon

Chief Dan then imparted some words about the future, but not being specific about any dates. “After Maasau landed the star canoe in Old Oraibi, he disembarked in the vicinity of Second Mesa. There at the mesa, he proceeded to draw a petroglyph depicting a Hopi maiden with a traditional butterfly hairdo being carried in a wingless, dome-shaped vessel. The arrival of this maiden,” he assured us, “signified the Day of Purification. At that time, all of the Hopi who wanted to go with her would be flown to Venus and other planets on ‘ships without wings.’ These are sky canoes similar to the one that brought the Great Maasau here in the first instance. The Great Maasau told us that all other worlds are inhabited and that not only are the prayers of the Hopi received by him and other chiefs of the Star People on these other worlds, but that following the Day of Purification, any of the Hopi who wanted to live on these other planets would certainly be most welcomed.”


Traditional Hopi maiden with butterfly hairdo.

The Great Spirit Maasau, materializing on the Earth plane, drew this petroglyph signifying the coming of Purification Day, when some of the Hopi would be flown to Venus and other planets to escape the tribulations that would befall the rest of the world’s inhabitants at the End of Days, i.e. the end of the world as we know it.

Paul Solem’s Mission to the Hopi

The arrival of Paul Solem among the Hopi was causing some factional splits among them, especially since Chief Dan Katchongva considered his new Idahoan friend to be sent from God and to be his “True White Brother.” There hadn’t been such divisions among the Hopi since 1906, when the tribal allegiances were split between the traditionalist and modernist factions. That is when the traditionalists were forced out of Oraibi and moved over into Hotevilla.
Chief Dan realized the importance of his friend Paul Solem and his mission to the Hopi peoples of Hotevilla and Oriabi, often referred to as “Old Oriabi” by many of the old timers on the reservation, situated some 190 miles northeast of Prescott, Arizona. Paul Solem had extensive experience as a cattle rancher, so Chief Dan let him stay on the reservation with him as long as he cared to. There he would work as a rancher during the day and study and learn from Chief Dan of all the traditions and prophecies of the Hopi peoples at night. Life was hard on the reservation, so Solem set up his wife with an apartment in Prescott. Paul lived with and was accepted by the Hopi Indians for several years. All of the Hopi recognized that he was the only white man who was taught the Hopi prophecies. And since he was an apprentice to Chief Dan, they knew that he had to possess a special spirit.

Paul Solem and Chief Dan Go to Prescott, Arizona

It was slightly more than one year that Paul Solem had been studying with Chief Dan when the chief realized that his apprentice was ready to begin his public ministry. Just as the Space People in their flying saucers had put on a marvelous sky show over the Hopi reservation lands in the Summer of 1969, it was time again for another fantastic aerial display, but this time it would be for the benefit of the white population settled in Prescott, who had heard rumors about Solem and the Native Americans seeing some UFOs but generally dismissed it all as a “bunch of hooey.”

It all started with a flying saucer flap at the beginning of August 1970. Initially, there were just some anomalist fires and lights in the night skies during the first week of August, but then on Friday, 7 August 1970, the cosmic dam broke open. Chief Dan confirmed with Paul Solem that this to be the day when the sign everyone had been waiting for would be given. It was time to bring the Space People’s message to the inhabitants of Prescott, a diverse population then consisting mostly of cowboys, Mormons, New Agers and a scattering of fundamentalist Christians.
Joe Kraus, a reporter for the Prescott, Arizona, Courier newspaper, met with Paul Solem on that momentous night of 7 August 1970. Solem had contacted Kraus and requested the meeting. Solem introduced himself as a rancher from Idaho living out on the Hopi reservation with the permission of Chief Dan Katchongva. He said that he came to Prescott, however, at the urging of angelic friends from Venus. These extraterrestrials, Solem, explained, were responsible for the recent increase in UFO sightings throughout Prescott and the surrounding areas. “I’m here this evening because the Venusians are going to manifest their presence in the skies above in order to draw attention to certain Hopi Indian prophecies. They want the people of Prescott to know that they, the Venusians, are real and serious about the message of the Hopi prophecies and their significance for the future of humankind, and particularly for the United States.”

Then Solem stepped apart from Kraus and a contingent of Prescott residents who had gathered with him to see if this alleged UFO contactee was the “real deal.” Solem asked everyone to maintain silence as he gazed up into the sky and began to mentally “call down” his Venusian friends in their flying saucers. After about 15 minutes, Solem declared, “They’re here. I can’t see them yet; but I know they are here. One just said, ‘We’re here, Paul!’ There are several people in the saucer. I can hear them talking.”
Then, after a couple of minutes, as Kraus reported in the Sunday, 9 August 1970 edition of the Courier, “A star appeared in the sky that wasn’t there before.” At that point, as Kraus and the others watched it, Solem repeated words that he allegedly received through mental communication with a being aboard the ship:
“My name is Paul 2, fourth in command of all ships that enter the atmosphere of the planet called Earth. We come to lend credence, and as a sign or token, that the Hopi prophecy was of a divine nature. Great sorrow and fear will come to this planet very soon and few will escape it. Our leader as spoken of in Hopi prophecy is already here on Earth in mortality and is known as the Apostle John, the same in the New Testament. The white brother shall be introduced by a huge fire and the Earth shall quake at his arrival. We are of the Ten Lost Tribes and we will return for several nights, unless there is contempt for us.” Once Solem concluded his remarks, the new star that appeared overhead, just disappeared.
Of this object’s appearance, Kraus noted, “I stood in a backyard in Prescott with several neighbors and watched spellbound for almost a half hour Friday night. It looked like a star- almost. It rose in the sky, stopped, hovered, wavered to one side and then continued across the sky repeating the maneuvers. A flying saucer? Yes, if we could believe our eyes.” Then, in referring to the alleged prophet who summoned the UFO in the first place, Kraus came to the conclusion that, “Paul Solem is either a hypnotist, magician, has a vivid imagination or he is telling the truth. Whatever, he is dedicated to his work.”

The Prescott Saucer Flap

Kraus and his neighbors, in the company of Solem, were not the only ones sighting UFOs that night. In the Sunday edition of the Courier, the journalist wrote about others throughout Prescott who had called in with similar reports. There was a Baptist evangelist from Phoenix visiting a Prescott church to conduct a series of revival meetings, the Reverend John Foster, who claimed to have witnessed a “pulsating light moving across the night sky.”
Others throughout Prescott called in the Courier desk on Friday night to report seeing UFOs “zigzagging through the air” and “executing incredible maneuvers.” This flood of calls inspired Courier staff photographer Chuck Roberts to step onto the roof of the newspaper office building to see if he could capture a photo of at least one of the UFOs. Not seeing anything unusual at first glance, other than some star-like lights moving across the heavens at an extremely high altitude, he set up his camera to take a five-minute time exposure of the sky for subsequent analysis.

Time exposure shows vertical path of Pegasus Polar satellite being crossed by arcing, but faint, path of UFO in upper left to upper center.
What one of the moving lights turned out to be was the Polar orbiting satellite Pegasus, following a north-to-south vertical trajectory. The other light, however, crossed the path of the Pegasus satellite along a curved track. When the negatives were shown to an astronomer at the Lowell Observatory in nearby Flagstaff, Arizona, this second, arcing object, seen faintly in the photo above in the upper left to upper center, could not be classified as a star, meteor, planet, satellite or piece of space debris. In other words, this time exposure photo serves as proof that at least one of objects reported that night in the skies over Prescott was a genuine UFO.

Most Spectacular Sighting

One of the more spectacular sightings of 7 August 1970 came from Prescott resident Irene Wood:
“We were on a hill on DeMerse Street; and at 8:15 p.m., we saw a huge brilliant mass of light look as big as three moons coming very fast from just over Thumb Butte. It seemed almost over Prescott and went to the east. It halted and a huge mass detached itself and fell straight down behind the hills.
“We came back in the house; and at 8:30 we saw another, smaller object that was reddish in color, with a glow…. No blinking lights, either. It came from exactly the same position and went the same route as the first. But when it got to the place where the first mass had detached its load, it let down six small red objects. There were no breakages apparent. Just as the thing hovered, the six fell and they were spaced exactly the same distance apart. At one time, we saw four of these things in the sky at one time.”
(Editor’s Note: Further UFO sky watches led by Paul Solem would be held throughout the remainder of August 1970, thus adding credence to Solem’s words of warning. The message provided by the Venusians through Paul Solem in Prescott reemphasized the prophecies given at the Fort Hall Indian Reservation in Idaho, i.e. that “tremendous fires and blasts would rock North America before the beginning of a mass migration of Native Americans and peoples with blood connections to Native American peoples (mestizos) to unaffected areas of the continent, centering on the northwest corner of Missouri.” Was he referring to a coming World War III and its aftermath? In Part V of this amazing series, our UFO correspondent “Cosmic Ray” will elaborate on these issues. Don’t miss it! -Lon).



By Dr. Raymond A. Keller, a.k.a. “Cosmic Ray,” author of the internationally- acclaimed “Venus Rising” book series (Terra Alta, WV: Headline Books, 2015-2024), available on

Further UFO sky watches led by Paul Solem would be held throughout the remainder of August 1970, thus adding credence to Solem’s words of warning. The message provided by the Venusians through Paul Solem in Prescott, Arizona, reemphasized the prophecies given at the Fort Hall Indian Reservation in Idaho, i.e. that “tremendous fires and blasts would rock North America before the beginning of a mass migration of Native Americans and peoples with blood connections to Native American peoples (mestizos) to unaffected areas of the continent, centering on the northwest corner of Missouri.” Was he referring to a coming World War III and its aftermath? In Part V, we will consider these important matters in light of both history and current events.

Prophecy of Paul Solem and Hopi Chief Katchongva Sparks Saucer Displays

If the flying saucer displays called down by Venus contactee Paul Solem on Friday, 7 August 1970, were not enough, he promised the Prescott, Arizona, Courier newspaper correspondent Joe Kraus that more such fruitful sky watches would be held in Prescott and the surrounding areas for the remainder of the month. The saucers, of course, would be guided in by Paul Solem himself, as well as his friend and spiritual mentor, Chief Dan Katchongva of the Hopi Sun Clan. There would be no doubt left in the minds of Prescott residents that Paul Solem was the “real deal” and that his messages and prophecies, in particular, should be paid the utmost attention.
After all, Solem, the transplanted rancher from Howe, Idaho, revealed that his arrival in Prescott was directed by “angelic beings” from the planet we know as Venus. And the Venusians had revealed to Solem that their intention behind putting on the saucer displays was to draw attention to the Hopi Indian prophecies that incidentally coincided with many of the prognostications of the first Mormon prophet, Joseph Smith, Jr., about the tribulations and events that would take place in the so-called “latter days.”

The UFO sightings began early in the month when Hopi Chief Dan Katchongva and his apprentice Paul Solem began distributing 10,000 booklets containing some of the more pertinent Hopi prophecies. The chief informed Kraus that he and Solem had even mailed copies of the booklet to sundry world leaders, various ecclesiastical authorities of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Salt Lake City, Utah, beginning with the then president of the church, fellow Idahoan Harold B. Lee (28 March 1899 – 26 December 1973), as well as the elders of First Nations tribal councils scattered throughout North America.

When Paul Solem would speak about the Hopi prophecies, he would frequently point out that following the Day of Purification, there would come a mingling or fusion of the remnant Mormon population with the mass migration of First Nations peoples flooding into areas of North America yet unaffected by the tremendous fires and blasts (nuclear warfare) that will wipe out most of the larger urban areas. These safe areas would be situated in the countryside, at a great distance from the impact points of the bombing and the residual radiation.

Control of “Turtle Island,” the name given by the Native Americans for the North American continent, will ultimately return to the descendants of this land’s original inhabitants. They will work to restore it to habitability and its pristine beauty. Zion will be built up in the northwest corner of Missouri, extending outward from the “Center Place” pinpointed by the Prophet Joseph Smith, Jr., and identified as “Adam-Ondi-Ahman,” in the Doctrine and Covenants, Section 116, in a revelation given in 1838. There was a group of Mormons that briefly settled there in 1838, as directed by Smith, but were subsequently driven out of Missouri during a period of religious persecution against the Latter-Day Saints.

Adam-Ondi-Ahman today is a historic site in Daviess County, Missouri, about five miles south of Jameson. It is located along the east bluffs above the Grand River. According to the teachings of Joseph Smith, Jr., in the previously cited Section 116 of the Doctrine and Covenants, it is the site where Adam and Eve lived in the Garden of Eden.  It is guarded by an angel with a flaming sword until the gathering of the Saints is called following the Day of Purification.


Following a devastating nuclear attack on the United States, First Nations peoples and Mormons will build up the City of Zion on these safe and secure lands in northwest Missouri, the site of the original Garden of Eden (Doctrine and Covenants, Section 116), according to a revelation given by Joseph Smith, Jr., on these grounds in 1838.

August 1970- A Most Remarkable Month

News of the “UFO prophet,” Paul Solem, was spreading fast. On the night of Sunday, 9 August 1970, a contingent of some 100 people from Prescott, surrounding Arizona towns and sundry Native American reservation lands, had been trailing Solem, along with a smattering of newspaper reporters, in the hope of seeing the contactee call down the flying saucers again, like he had done on Friday. The people were assembled with Solem and Chief Dan Katchongva along the Granite River Basin in the northeast corner of the Yavapai Prescott Indian Reservation. Everyone watched in awe as Paul Solem once again contacted the Space People with mental telepathy, thereby bringing down a fleet of saucers obligingly flying over the Indian lands in a vee formation.

Two young Native Americans visiting the reservation that night, Alvis Smith, an Apache, and Joe Manuel, a Pima, had heard rumors about Paul Solem and Chief Dan and came to meet these so-called “holy men” for themselves. After sighting the saucer fleet, they returned to their own tribes to spread the news of the coming Day of Purification and the work of our brothers and sisters from other planets in supporting First Nations peoples, as taught by the contactee and his friend, the Hopi chief.

The next evening, after meeting up with his Hopi advisors, Chief Dan Katchongva, Ralph Tawangyawma, and Hopi language interpreter Caroline Tawangyawma, at the same Yavapai Prescott Indian Reservation, situated about one mile to the northeast of Prescott’s city center, Paul Solem followed their suggestion to move the sky watch over to Iron Springs Road at the entrance to the Prescott National Forrest, in the hills to the northwest of Prescott. Once everyone had reassembled there, Paul Solem announced, “The spaceships will show up just as soon as the sky clears.”

At about 10:30 p.m., after the rain clouds had dispersed, thus dissipating a slight drizzle, Paul stepped out of his car, along with Chief Dan and his advisors, and together they chanted Hopi prayers invoking the arrival of the spaceships. The rain kept the assemblage much smaller than the night before; but the fifteen people who did show up were not disappointed. Once Caroline shouted, “Here they come!” those attending got out of their private vehicles lining the road and witnessed a bright flying saucer come sailing by.

Nonnie Skidmore, the correspondence secretary for Chief Dan, was among those in that group of fifteen who observed the UFO that night, and told reporter Kraus, “The craft came in a rolling motion like a moon and was about 500 to 800 feet off the ground. It came from north to south and then turned by the side of a house, due west. It climbed and turned off its light like a light bulb.” A couple from Prescott, the Morrys, also reported a similar type of UFO hovering over the forested area to the northwest of Prescott.

On Monday, 17 August 1970, Paul Solem announced that he would no longer be holding sky watches in the Prescott area, as he and Chief Dan had further work to do at the Santo Domingo Pueblo in neighboring New Mexico. “The Space People have a special affinity with the Hopi, so you will continue seeing their ships on your own,” explained Solem. The sightings continued throughout August 1970, but the number of reports diminished daily. Without the contactee and the Hopi chief’s continued presence in the area, conducting the sky watches, interest in UFOs slackened among the Prescott residents; but not among the Native Americans out on the reservation, who viewed the appearance of the flying saucers as a vindication of the Hopi prophecies.

While Paul Solem made no attempt to contact the Space People and bring down the saucers that night, it is interesting to note that there was one last flap that took place. Some locals tried to blame the intense UFO activity that night on some prankster who had dropped lighted plastic bags from an airplane flying over the city; but Kraus and other Courier newspaper staff members reported seeing the UFOs that night changing colors and zig-zagging. “They did not seem to us to appear as a satellite or a plastic balloon,” noted Kraus, speaking for himself and the other newspaper employees.

Young Nonnie was so enthralled with the appearance of flying saucers over Prescott and the adjacent reservation, that she wholeheartedly came to believe that it (the UFO flap) was the “greatest event in the entire solar system right now.”1Apostles of Light to New Mexico

Chief Don Ingop of the Fort Hall Indian Reservation in Idaho had returned home to continue the preaching work to prepare the Shoshone and other Native Americans of the northwestern states for the arrival of the long-predicted Day of Purification. Paul Solem and Chief Dan Katchongva departed for the Santo Domingo Pueblo in New Mexico, having gotten settled in there by the beginning of October 1970. Their mission was a continuation of the work they had accomplished in the Prescott, Arizona, area, to conduct sky watches and channeling sessions, to thereby try and convince the Native Americans living there of the imminent fulfillment of the Hopi prophecies concerning the coming of the Great White Brother and the times of unprecedented tribulations, that they might survive and go on to a greater and more promising future.

Chief Dan Katchongva summarized the revelation he and Paul Solem would be presenting in New Mexico:

“We have seen the flying saucers and have heard their message to us. We know they are real as their pictures were drawn upon stone for all to see near Old Oraibi in the very beginning. We know the faithful are to be gathered to escape Purification Day. We give you our testimony and all that we tell you is true, so you have no excuse that you were not told.”

“Paul Solem noted that, “The Venusians complained to me that the message has not spread out across the land as quickly as they had hoped. That is why Chief Dan and I are going on to conduct an even bigger sky watch in New Mexico. This one will also be on Indian lands, but it will take place in broad daylight. And we will have reporters and cameramen from the big networks there, so there will not be any doubts or questions any longer. This time we will try and bring the ship to within 100 feet.”

(In the next installment, Part VI, the meaning of a second but previously mysterious petroglyph is brought to light by Chief Dan Katchongva. Paul Solem discusses its significance in view of predicted future events. Frank Jacob, the German filmmaker who brought the TOP SECRET Looking Glass program to the public’s awareness, is interviewed by Dr. Raymond Keller in Germany and West Virginia, about recent discoveries pointing to this second petroglyph as being the key to understanding the development of parallel timelines. Astounding revelations await us. Don’t miss it! -Lon)

1 Jerome Clark, “Indian Prophecy and the Prescot UFOs,” Fate magazine, April 1971 (Clark Publishing Company: Highland Park, Illinois).



By Dr. Raymond A. Keller, a.k.a. “Cosmic Ray,” author of the internationally-acclaimed “Venus Rising” book series (Terra Alta, WV: Headline Books, 2015-2024), available on


Chief Dan Katchongva- A Translated Being?

Following the exciting UFO appearances over Prescott, Arizona, and its environs, in August 1970, in the following month, the Idaho flying saucer prophet, Paul R. Solem, together with Dan Katchongva, a chief of the Hopi Sun Clan, went on a road tour to bring word of their prophecies to other Native American groups scattered throughout the western states of the United States and also to the Seri Indians along the mainland coast of the Gulf of California in Sonora, Mexico, and starting with the Santo Domingo Pueblo Indians in neighboring New Mexico. Solem and Chief Dan continued in this ministry to the Native Americans until Chief Dan Katchongva, when at the age of 112 years old, was reported as deceased by the council of Hopi tribal elders on 22 February 1972.

“There is a definite controversy surrounding Chief Dan’s alleged demise that is discussed by Solem later in this article, something to the effect that the Hopi chief was a “translated being” like the Old Testament’s Enoch. In other words, Chief Dan was physically removed by angels and carried off into the heavens without ever truly dying, as most humans do. Chief Dan, in Solem’s opinion, was a good example of what the Mormon Church’s founder and prophet Joseph Smith, Jr., called a “translated being.”

False Accusations Against Solem and Chief Dan Proliferating

There have always been harsh words in the media against UFO contactees since the days of George Adamski and his alleged contact with the Venusian Orthon in California’s Mojave Desert back on 20 November 1952. Therefore, it comes as no surprise that Solem and his claims were not widely accepted. As previously noted, soon after the massive UFO flap that occurred in the night skies over Prescott on Sunday, 9 August 1970, a spokesperson for the local Courier newspaper announced that an anonymous tip had been provided the newsroom, declaring that the hundreds of UFO reports that came into the paper’s switchboard that momentous night were due to a prankster who was lighting plastic bags and dropping them from an airplane.

Also, Red Cloud Mason, a Cherokee Indian living in Williams, Arizona, wrote a stinging critique of Paul Solem that appeared in the September 1971 issue of Fate magazine (Highland Park, Illinois), in response to the more positive article published about Solem in the same periodical five months earlier. In Mason’s own words, “Many persons do not feel Paul Solem is all he is pretending to be. Many of us went out when he ‘called’ the saucers into view and we did not see these, nor anything unusual. Mr. Solem claims he brought the saucers into this area. People saw strange lights in different parts of this country long before Mr. Solem made such claims.”

Such disparaging remarks made about him in the press convinced Solem that he and Chief Dan should confine the spreading of their prophetic words only to the Native Americans and select groups of Mormons that he felt they could trust. Therefore, apart from the inner circles of the respective tribal groups to which they would speak and sometimes call down the saucers, little is known of what truly transpired at these gatherings.

Although Chief Dan Katchongva is today held in the highest esteem as a true prophetic voice among all the Hopi and their councils, his involvement with Paul Solem was a matter of grave concern to the tribal elders back in late 1970, whence, as the then leading paranormal researcher John A. Keel exclaimed, “The Hopi Tribal Council ousted Chief Dan from his position as leader of the Sun Clan. Council members said that his association with Solem and his fantastic claims had damaged the tribe’s image.”1

Reemergence of Paul Solem

After the death of Chief Dan Katchongva, Paul Solem continued his outreach to Native American peoples in the United States and Mexico, but mostly relegating his communications with them to the tribal leaders in closed assemblies. “It is not so much that these meetings were secret,” asserted Solem, “but rather, they were of a sacred nature insofar as they helped to explain the many legends in the history of these various Indian groups.”

He also reached out to Mormons and members of other Restoration churches, such as the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (now known as the Community of Christ), with headquarters in Independence, Missouri, as well as some of the more fundamentalist Latter-Day Saints allowing for polygamy in Arizona, Utah, Montana and other smaller colonies of these same in Canada and Mexico. By 2002, we learn from the email posting below that Solem was back home in Idaho. But of his activity with the Mormon population in the intermontane west, not too much has come forth. Nevertheless, we do have this post that appeared on the Utah UFO Hunterswebsite dated Tuesday, 19 March 2002, titled “UFOs, Aliens, and the Mormon Connection?”:

1 John A. Keel, “America’s First UFO Experts,” Saga’s UFO Report, (New York, New York: Gambi Publications), Summer 1974.

Utah Mormon Robert A. Hender, Jr., a.k.a. “R.J.” (1960-2016), began his interest in UFOs

and Native American sovereignty rights after driving

Paul Solem back home to Idaho following a presentation by Solem on his alien contacts in a Salt Lake City public library in 2002.

(The following email has been corrected for grammar, fluency, and spelling. -Cosmic Ray)

My friend, Robert Albert Hender, Jr., a.k.a. “R.J.,” asked me to forward this. It is very interesting.

Some of you may have already received it from him directly.


Subject: UFOs, Aliens, Indian Sovereignty

Date: Tue, 19 Mar 2002 12:40:02

I’m R.J.

I’ve been in the radio business for 18 years. Last fall I decided to look into the issues of UFOs and aliens.  I had no idea of how much evidence there is on these topics.  I have met so many people who have seen a UFO or even met an alien.  I have two-hour interviews on my website with many of these experts.  My website is (This website is now defunct. R.J. has since passed away on 20 May 2016. -R.K.)

   One of the most credible people I have met on the subject is Victoria Liljenquist.  She claims to have been abducted since she was five years old.  She says we have family who are on other planets.  These contacts informed her that they would be flying over the Salt Lake City area during the Olympics.

On 21 February 2002, Victoria caught on video the cigar-shaped ships, twice.  One television station was there, but I don’t know if they got it.

On the following Saturday, between 2:00 and 3:30 p.m., Victoria showed up at a local library in Salt Lake City to show people this video tape evidence of these ships.  I got to see this with my own eyes.  I saw that on the afternoon of 21 February, a UFO craft flew over the Olympic rings, just above the University of Utah football field

During the same library meeting, a guy who calls himself “Alien Dave,” showed that he caught on his camera pictures of these UFOs.  I don’t know where he was at when he caught these things on film.

Only a week after Victoria left Salt Lake and went back to Arizona, I found out about a guy who claims that he’s also met with UFOs and those beings who fly them.  Paul Solem has been pursuing these things for about 50 years.  Paul claims that these beings told him that they were from the lost Ten Tribes.  For many years Paul Solem has addressed crowds and after he lectures, then Paul calls for the ships and they have shown up.  I headed to Idaho and picked up this Paul Solem so we could spend a week discussing these issues.  Really, I wanted to see a ship myself.

You may have heard about Joseph Smith.  My third great-grandfather was Philo Dibble, a personal bodyguard of Joseph Smith; and I’ve been gathering Philo’s personal records.  According to Philo’s own records of comments by Joseph Smith, the City of Enoch took off on a globe that used to be a part of Earth.  Joseph Smith claimed that the Ten Tribes left the Earth in much the same way.  According to Mormon doctrine, someday the Ten Tribes will return to Earth.

Could it be that we have family who live on other planets?

Could it be that some dark side of the government wants to hide this information from you and me?  Could this battle between the dark side and the Creator be going on, upon this Earth and in the heavens?

This Paul Solem was instructed by the beings from the UFO ships to go and warn the Indian Nations of their intentions, to return to Earth and join the family of Israel.  The Hopi people have long believed that they were placed here by the Star People.  The Creator caused the Hopi people to be in charge over all the earth and all life.  Only a few Hopi have kept this promise and the whole Earth is at risk right now.

I believe the attack on the World Trade Center was an attempt to keep you and me in fear and a drastic attempt to maintain control of this planet, by the dark side.

I believe huge changes are now under way.  I believe control of planet Earth has been torn from the clutches of those who have been pursuing an agenda of murder, plunder and harm.  These things must change.  These changes may include the involvement of heavenly beings.  Some of these beings may be family and friendly and some may not.  Can you tell the difference?

I learned a lot from Paul Solem.  After I took him home last Thursday, I began my drive home at about 9:00 p.m.  For about an hour, just before the Utah border I noticed a bright light, just over my shoulder to the left.  This light just followed me.  I took a friend with me on the trip, Shirley.   We noticed the bright, white light blinking and blinking and its brilliance was awesome; and then it would turn red and then blue and then white.  It just kept going on and on and on, for about an hour, just beside us, 225 yards away or so. 
Finally, we pulled over and got out of the car and then the ship or craft or whatever it was, it raised up much higher and then took off, behind us, and it kept moving until it was miles and miles away.  As we crossed the Utah border, another light showed up, just like the other one, but this time there were two, three and then five, and they were going up and down, north and south; and they had lights that were so bright.  I know that if I had a video camera, even with night vision, that I could have caught a better view of these things.  These lights made no noise, but I think they were happy to get my attention.

I believe a new awareness is coming.  Hang on tight!


There is one more, very important issue to approach here.  Several Indian nations are beginning to stand up for their sovereign rights.  I believe that we have lost ours.  Why did the Patriot Act take four years to organize?  Do you think that the attack on 9-11 came and then the so-called Patriot Act was announced?  We are in a real pickle right now.  I believe our government has been hijacked.  I believe our hope for sovereignty is to allow the Indian nations to stand up and claim theirs.  This very movement is now under way.  They have asked me to assist them in this effort.  We will be posting current news releases on our website. Check it out.

Clearly, this radio broadcaster, Robert J. Hender, Jr., was inspired to pursue an investigation of UFOs, and thereby become a ufologist, through his meetings with Victoria Liljenquist, “Alien Dave,” and most assuredly Paul Solem. With all three being Latter-Day Saints with backgrounds in ufology, they certainly touched a theological chord in the heart and mind of this most inquisitive Mormon gentleman.

Troubles Follow Paul Solem

From Hender’s posting above we learn that Paul Solem had passed on to him a political agenda that resulted from his alliance with Native American leaders, an agenda that involved sovereignty for First Nations peoples throughout the Western Hemisphere. He also believed that the “dark side” had somehow hijacked the government of the United States and was working against the interests of our Native American brothers and sisters, who we really ought to be in an alliance with to further their objectives and well as to secure more personal liberty for ourselves and our posterity. It also seems that he possibly viewed 9-11 as a black flag operation, or at least some kind of excuse to promote the so-called “Patriot Act” to be implemented and imposed upon us and thus take away more of our constitutional freedoms.

Perhaps it was this kind of radical message that called undue attention from the “powers that be” on the activities of Paul Solem. As long as he was talking about friendly extraterrestrials from Venus coming to Earth to help us advance as a civilization, with a special emphasis on empowering Native Americans, government authorities and members of the Mormon Church hierarchy in Salt Lake City had little to worry from him. The politicization of his message, however, was proving to be a definite cause of concern to both of these parties in high places.

Like other contactees before him, once Solem began to talk about the paradisical economic and social systems in place on Venus and other planets, government agents would be assigned to tail him. For an example of the extent that this surveillance of contactees took place, please check out Chapter III, “Putting the ‘Spin’ on Venus,” of my second book in the Venus Rising series, Final Countdown: Rockets to Venus (Terra Alta, West Virginia: Headline Books, 2017).

The higher echelons of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) thought that contactee George Adamski of Southern California was promulgating a communist philosophy and dispatched agents to cover all of his appearances on the lecture circuit throughout the United States. At one flying saucer convention held at the Skyline Lodge on the slopes of Mount Palomar in Southern California and the two- hundred-inch telescope at the observatory there, on 7-8 August 1954, where two other California contactees were also presenting, Daniel Fry of El Monte and Truman Bethurum of Redondo Beach, California, Adamski when reminiscing about that event, noted that, “There were probably more FBI agents there taking notes and photographs than there were flying saucer enthusiasts.” Adamski took time to explain to those in attendance, including the contingent of FBI agents, that the utopian system on Venus was more like the communal living situation established by the apostles of Jesus Christ following his resurrection, as recorded in the Book of Acts in the New Testament, than anything akin to the tyrannical communist governments that held sway over China or the Soviet Union (Russia). Nobody in the early Christian church was coerced into joining and living in accordance with this higher communal order. It was all accomplished through free association. This was the same type of economic and political situation that existed on the other planets in our solar system.

According to Paul Solem, “Mormon scripture teaches that the keys which the Latter-Day Saints Church holds will in the last days be turned over to the American Indians.” To understand this statement in its proper context, as early as 1970, Solem no longer identified himself either as an active Mormon or an adopted Hopi. Solem explained, “Most of the members of both the religious organization (the Latter-Day Saints Church in Salt Lake City) and the Indian tribe (Hopi) are falling away from their original teachings.”

Dan Carlson, a UFO researcher who lived in the community of Chino Valley off State Route 89, a few miles to the northeast of Williams, Arizona, told Richard W. Kimball, a correspondent for the Prescott Evening Courier, as reported in the Christmas Eve edition in 1995, that the city of Prescott, even before the arrival of Paul Solem, had become a sort of “Mecca” for contactees and their cultist followers. Many of these individuals were either residents of the city or frequent visitors. These extreme UFO buffs started flooding into Prescott and the surrounding area in the late 1940s.

Among the more frequent visitors was the most prominent of the early contactees, George Adamski of Vista, California (1891-1965), the man who wrote three books on aliens from advanced civilizations on Venus and other planets in our solar system coming to Earth in spaceships that we refer to as “flying saucers.” He was previously mentioned as a subject of FBI surveillance. Of course, this contactee also included photos of these spaceships in his bestselling books.

George VanTassel (1910-1978) was another important contactee frequently visiting Prescott. He held annual UFO conventions at the Giant Rock Airport in Landers, California from 1954-1978. His visits involved meetings with Dr. George Hunt Williamson (1926-1986), a noted anthropologist and a native of Prescott, who was among the first to foresee and warn of a contingent of hostile aliens (led by saurian beings from Orion), and the abductions of Earthlings by them in the-not-too distant future in Chapter VI, “The Intruders,” in his landmark book on extraterrestrials and paranormal activity, Other Tongues, Other Flesh(London, United Kingdom: Neville Spearman, 1953). Williamson also specialized in Native American legends and mythology and their possible connection to the appearance of the more friendly space people in the western United States following above-ground atomic and nuclear testing in this region. He was also in the party of five accompanying George Adamski when he made his first contact with the Venusian Orthon stepping out of a landed flying saucer at Desert Center, Riverside County, California, on 20 November 1952. Williamson took the famous plaster casts of Orthon’s footprints, from which I provided the results of an analysis made by his chief scientific consultant in his Telonic Research Association, Peter Kor, in my fourth book, The Vast Venus Conspiracy (Terra Alta, West Virginia: Headline Books, 2021).

Truman Bethurum, another well-known contactee of the 1950s and 1960s, also lived in Prescott at one time, where he started a project to construct an amphitheater where saucers could be contacted on a regular basis. Unfortunately, the venture failed for lack of sufficient funding. Bethurum made eleven trips with the beautiful Venusian Commander Aura Rhanes in her flagship saucer, even visiting the Moon base Clarion on the far side of that orb, as well as splendid cities on Venus where he got to look through a time scope at actual events transpiring in the history of sundry planets in our solar system, including Earth. More about Truman Bethurum and his fantastic experiences with Commander Aura Rhanes can be found in the pages of The Vast Venus Conspiracy, cited in the previous paragraph.

Daniel Fry (1908-1992) was another frequent visitor to Prescott. Fry was a missile and rocket scientist for the government working at White Sands Proving Grounds in New Mexico who invented many rocket parts that are now in common use on space flights. Ufologist Carlson maintains that Fry actually flew round trip in a remote- controlled saucer from the White Sands base to New York City and back on the night of 4 July 1949 in thirty minutes.

“Most so-called experts try to explain these sightings away,” Carlson noted, but further adding, “I find they always have a ready explanation or excuse. The usual explanations are high-flying geese, marsh gas, airport balloons, layer of air inversion, light refraction, rockets, falling stars and satellites. If one is to believe Hopi prophecy, the reasons the saucers are sighted here most often, and contactees seem to be attracted here, is that this is a chosen land. Prescott is within the Hopi circle of sacred ground where the beings from another world are supposed to bring about prophecy.”

Many who followed the career of Paul R. Solem began to feel that there was some kind of collusion between the hierarchy of the Mormon Church in Salt Lake City, Utah, and agents of the state government in Idaho, and perhaps the federal government, when on 12 August 2005 it was revealed in the Blackfoot, Idaho, Morning News, that at some time back in the 1980s Solem was taken from his home and transported to Idaho State Hospital South in Blackfoot, Idaho, an institution formerly known as the Idaho State Insane Asylum. Solem was confined to the psychiatric hospital for a period of 18 months,1 after which time he remained relatively quiet about his contact experiences for some twenty years, not coming out in the public again until the early 2000s, when he made an appearance at the public library in Salt Lake City and then went on, in the following years to conduct sky watches and preach his message of salvation by angelic forces from Venus in his home state of Idaho, Arizona, Utah and the lands of the Seri Indians in sundry states of northern Mexico. On one such visit to the Seri lands in the vicinity of the city of Morelia in the Mexican state of Michoacan, one night in late September 2004, it was estimated that around 2,000 Seri Indians watched in awe as a fleet of saucers, called down from a prayer of petitioning by Paul Solem, passed over their heads.2

Mishongnovi, Arizona, Hopi Petroglyph

Typical of the presentations being delivered in the wake of Paul Solem’s reemergence were the special programs held at dusk over the course of three Saturdays in the summer of 2004, these being 25 June, 2 July and 9 July, at the Mackay Dam Reservoir Camp Grounds, north of Mackay in the Big Lost River Valley in the central east part of Idaho.
Solem then resided on the Fort Hall Indian Reservation south of Blackfoot, Idaho, with his old friend the Shoshone Chief Don Ingop. Remember that Solem was the personal advisor and secretary to the late Hopi Chief Dan Katchongva and his counselor Ralph Tawangywama. Chief Dan Katchongva served as Solem’s spiritual mentor and teacher. From all he learned from Chief Dan, in this series of Saturday meetings Paul Solem spoke about the Hopi’s arrival in North America, their four great migrations, the Great Star (starship) that guided them to Oriabi, the Second Mesa flying saucer petroglyph; the arrival of the True White Brother among the Hopi, and the coming of the white Indian brothers and sisters from the stars and the Inner Earth to help facilitate the gathering of the elect to safe areas in North America or even on other planets before the coming Day of Purification, followed by the renewal of the Earth in the days following that period of tribulation.

He also explained how the sundry elements of these legends come from the reading of an ancient rock carving near Mishongnovi, Arizona, that has become a core part of the Hopi Tribe’s religious beliefs. There will be a massive wave of immigration from Indians and people with even a portion of Indian blood from Mexico, the Caribbean islands, Central and South America to North American Indian lands surviving the nuclear devastation and radiation fallout of World War III. Righteous Mormons will also be saved, with a remnant settling in northwestern Missouri to build the City of Zion at a site preselected by the Prophet Joseph Smith, Jr., in 1838. Elders in the Hopi community say flying saucers have a direct connection with both the old petroglyph drawing near Mishongnovi as well as the Second Mesa petroglyph and the foretelling of visitors from space who arrive for the Day of Purification and stay on thereafter to help humankind rebuild civilization. On that Day of Purification, Solem was pleased to announce that, “All wicked people and wrong-doers will be punished or destroyed.”

A Hopi website confirms that Chief Dan Katchongva disappeared in 1972 while he was seen walking into a valley where a UFO had just been seen. His body has never been found. Hence, Paul Solem presumed that his old friend Chief Dan must now live on Venus as both a rejuvenated and “translated” being.

I do not think this so strange. After all, the world’s population of Roman Catholics believe that Mary, the mother of Jesus, was taken up to the heavens in a similar fashion. And then there is the Bible itself, that clearly teaches that both Enoch and Elijah were caught up alive into the celestial realms. These individuals went to another planet, most likely Venus, where they were able to live a comfortable life free of the toils and snares of Earth.

George Adamski elucidated on this subject in his third book on contacts with Venusians and other extraterrestrials, Flying Saucers Farewell(New York, New York: Abelard-Schuman Limited, 1961), page 88 of New York, New York: Paperback Library, 1967 reprinted edition:

All of this proves that when we get spaceships, as the space people do, we should be able to travel to their planets and live there. We have been taught this in our religious thought. We uphold the statement made by Jesus of the ‘many mansions.’ We also have the prayer, ‘Thy will be done on Earth as it is in heaven.’ How are we to obey this command unless someone from ‘heaven’ comes down to instruct us? All of these things have been prophesied to us and we have been told they would take place, things such as strange happenings in the skies. These things are being fulfilled, are they not?”

1 Blackfoot Morning News, Blackfoot, Idaho, 12 August 2005

2 Blackfoot Morning News, Blackfoot, Idaho, 30 September 2004.

Petroglyph on Prophecy Rock near Mishongnovi, Arizona.

Petroglyph schematic source:

The petroglyph known as Prophecy Rock symbolizes many Hopi prophecies. Here is one interpretation according to Frank Waters (1902-1995), part Cheyenne Indian and expert on Hopi culture and legends, and the author of The Book of the Hopi

The large human figure on the left is the Great Spirit. The bow in his left hand represents his instructions to the Hopi to lay down their weapons. The vertical line to the right of the Great Spirit is a time scale in thousands of years. The point at which the great Spirit touches the line is the time of his return.

The “life path” established by the Great Spirit divides into the lower, narrow path of continuous Life in harmony with nature and the wide upper road of white man’s scientific achievements. The bar between the paths, above the cross, is the coming of white men; the Cross is that of Christianity. The circle below the cross represents the continuous Path of Life.

The four small human figures on the upper road represent, on one level, the past three worlds and the present; on another level, the figures indicate that some of the Hopi will travel the white man’s path, having been seduced by its glamor.

The two circles on the lower Path of Life are the “great shaking of the earth” (World Wars One and Two). The swastika in the Sun and the Celtic cross signifies the two helpers of Pahana, the “True White Brother.”

The short line that returns to the straight Path of Life is the last chance for people to turn back to nature before the upper road disintegrates and dissipates. The small circle above the Path of Life, after the last chance, is the Great Purification, after which corn will grow in abundance again when the Great Spirit returns. And the Path of Life continues forever….

The Hopi shield in the lower right corner symbolizes the Earth and the Four-Corners area where the Hopi have been preserved. The arms of the cross also represent the four directions in which they migrated according to the instructions of the Great Spirit.

The dots represent the four colors of Hopi corn, and the four racial colors of humanity.

Frank Jacob, visionary filmmaker and world authority on alternate timelines.

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The Mishongnovi Petroglyph and Project Looking Glass

On Saturday, 9 December 2023, while attending one of the Transition Talks seminars at the Arlington Institute in Berkeley Springs, West Virginia, I had the good fortune to interview my good friend and paranormal researcher, Canadian-German filmmaker Frank Jacob, thereby discovering how he was influenced by Project Looking Glass as to the existence of alternate timelines and just how we can affect them, individually and collectively. Frank Jacob explained how certain “impending choice points for humanity” can be identified so that we might all move smartly into a brighter future.

Frank lives in the mountains of southern Germany, near the Austrian border. He is an award-winning independent, editor, director, composer, and creative designer, producing compelling documentary and commercial films for a diverse and exciting range of broadcasters and brands. Back in 2014 and 2015, while producing the international awards-winning documentary Packing for Mars, about secret bases on the Red Planet, Frank tapped into the Looking Glass and succeeded in projecting the future into the present. Those who view any of the documentaries by Frank Jacob come away with the realization that they are, in and of themselves, truly powerful, creative beings.

In the course of his lecture in West Virginia, Frank Jacob explained that according to his understanding of Looking Glass technology, the Prophecy Rock at Mishongnovi, Arizona, provided a unique Hopi interpretation of human history reflective of extraterrestrial visitations, lost civilizations, and the ongoing conflict between good and evil forces. He believes that the petroglyph clearly shows the bifurcation of timelines at the extreme right, where the Eurocentric civilization fades away as indicated in the jagged upper line while the Native American peoples, and their allies, survive the Day of Purification and go on to replant crops and rebuild the world in a more uninterrupted and harmonious straight timeline, as shown underneath the jagged one.

Frank Jacob also noted that “Similar symbols (to the ones on the Arizona petroglyph) were used by the Knights Templar. There were plants like squash from the Americas, known 1,000 years ago in Europe. There are also vortex technologies found throughout the world.”

Interestingly, Frank remarked that “UFO disclosures have been with us since the end of World War II. These have been soft disclosures coming from the so-called science fiction movies of Hollywood, preparing us for what we’ll all soon encounter as we venture out into space.”

Final Thought

This series of articles is dedicated to the memory of Paul Renshaw Solem (28 November 1921- 11 February 2012). The photo below (source:, is the last known taken of the Venus contactee, flying saucer prophet, and brother to all Native Americans.

Paul R. Solem, outstanding friend to the Native Americans,

visionary and flying saucer prophet,

he warned us all of the perilous times to come and the hard decisions we will be forced to make.

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