Saturday, March 12, 2011
LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD FOR LT. COL. WENDELLE C. STEVENS
LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
TO HONOR POSTHUMEOUSLY
RET. COL. WENDELLE C. STEVENS
"GRANDFATHER OF UFOLOGY"
FOR A LIFETIME OF SERVICE
By Aileen Garoutté
Wendelle Stevens was my good friend. I feel that since he has passed over to the other side we should remember all the wonderful things he did while he was here. We should never forget his achievements. He wrote a total of 57 books. His daughter CeCe has them all in Ebooks now. All his work can be found at http://www.ufophotoarchives.com
Wendell put so many years into his work, and was considered the Grand Father of UFOlogy. Many people got their start from Wendelle and his work.
I met Wendelle in 1981 at the National UFO Conference put on by Tim Beckley and Jim Moseley in Tucson, Arizona. We became fast friends. At the time I lived in Mesa, Arizona so it was easy to go and visit Wendelle periodically.
Wendelle was so knowledgeable about so many contact cases. I never tired of hearing a new story. Wendelle was instrumental in setting up the first International UFO Congress in Tucson, Arizona. He asked me to be one of the hostesses because of our friendship and because I was Director of the UFO Contact Center International. I met several persons at that Congress that remain as my friends today. If it wasn’t for Wendelle the IUFO Congress may never have become as popular as it is today. It was because of his efforts and the persons he brought to the Congress from foreign countries to share their cases that made it so interesting.
An important case he worked very hard on was the Billy Meier case in Switzerland. Lee and Britt Elders and Wendelle went there and thoroughly investigated Billy’s claims. The three of them published beautiful books about Billy’s case. It became the most popular case in history. It still is. They enlisted scientific labs to prove his pictures and the metal sample.
Because of Wendelle many “contact” books were written. He typed almost all of them himself and had them published in a hard bound edition. Can you imagine how much work that was? If he hadn’t of known of those foreign cases and wrote the book about them people would never have known about what took place with the different people throughout the world. We learned so much!
It is time to honor Wendelle Stevens for all the work he submitted to UFOlogy and for his knowledge. We should never forget him. I am so sad that so much that he knew went with him. I would like him to know how many persons cared for him and honor his life time of work in this subject. There will never be another like Wendelle. I hope in some way he sees this award from our hearts. We will miss you always Wendelle.
Some of the books he published were:
UFO CONTACT FROM ACART
UFO CONTACT FROM UNDERSEA
UFO CONTACT FROM THE PLIEADES - 6 BOOKS
UFO CONTACT FROM MIRRASOL
ALIENS IN STARSHIPS
UFO CONTACT FROM MIRANGA
UFO CONTACT FROM UMMO - 2 VOLUMES
UFO CONTACT FROM ANDROMEDA
UFO PHOTOGRAPHS - 2 VOLUMES
UFO CONTACT FROM RETICULUM
UFO CONTACT FROM IARGA
UFO CONTACT FROM ITIBI RA
UFO CONTACT FROM BOTUCATU
And many others
FROM TED LOMAN:
Back in,1988 I had no idea that on July 1 my life would be propelled into a direction that would change my life forever.
I owned my own business and moon lighted with a friend as a assay lab tech purifying gold and silver extracted from high tech military components. It was early Sunday morning , my wife and our kids packed up for a 12 hour drive to her relatives in New Mexico while I stayed home to finish the work we contracted for. In a hurry to get this contract finished and out the door, I made a mistake that would send me into the hospital leaving me blind. After many operations I was left with my left eye blind and partial vision in my right eye.
My father asked me to fly up to Northern Idaho for a visit. He would read to me information on the UFO subject and that is when I heard for the first time Ret Lt. Col Wendelle C. Stevens name.
My Dad said, “If you are interested in this strange field of UFO’s then why don’t you contact this Stevens guy in Tucson?” I had to admit that the subject was interesting and Mr. Stevens was living in the same town, so when I got home I did just that.
I had my wife look his name up in the phone book and dialed the number.
“Hello , Stevens here.”
I was pulled back for a minute, he caught me off guard. I was expecting to hear the voice of a female secretary,
He said again , “Stevens here , anyone there?”
I then said, “Yes Sir my name is Ted . I’m looking for answers to the UFO subject.”
His response was “so are a lot of other people.”
I then replied, “Is there somewhere I can get more information?” He then gave me the name and phone number of a Mr. Allen Benz .
Then the next twenty years is history.
Wendelle and I became GOOD friends and as time went on Wendelle appeared on our TV program over ten times along with MANY field investigations through the state of Arizona AND New Mexico.
Wendelle was a person, that you could trust, confide in, and know that anything you told him in confidence would be kept . He was a man of his word. I’ll never know and most likely forget more than WENDELLE had compartmentalized in that fantastic total re-call of his.
He was amazing.
This sometimes crazy field of Ufology name calling can be brutal and self-serving but in all my years knowing this gentle man, he never once said an ugly remark about any of his contemporaries. I gave him plenty of chances too.
Pages and pages can be written about this giant of a man and will certainly happen in the years to come. For now I’ll end with this.
If anyone of you that are reading this and have had the pleasure to come in contact with Wendelle you know what I speak and for you, those that never got the chance , I can only hope that what I’ve written can bring you closer to one of the greatest investigators of modern time in the field of Ufology. .
Ret. Lt. Col . Wendelle C. Stevens was a man of adventure, a prolific author, a collector of books , pictures, and artifacts, along with a keeper of many secrets.
FROM ED BARTH:
Wendell Stevens, who in life was the voice of unembellished UFO reporting. An unimposing, kind and gentle man whom I called friend. He refused to be silenced. Even in death, his works still speak volumes about his passion for this type of investigation. Every case was an adventure and it was very important to get the facts right, unlike some in the field who may put forth their own interpretation of the facts. He was a kid who refused to grow up when it came to his research and investigation of UFO cases.
I first made contact with Wendell in the early 1980’s after acquiring the coffee table picture book in San Diego, and later, volume one of the contact notes of the Billy Meier case. I called him to find out if there was going to be a volume two. I believe I have all the books pertaining to the Meier case and then some. I stopped by his home in 1992 while returning to Washington state after a trip to San Antonio, Texas. $150.00 lighter, I had more of Wendell’s books and the three pictures he and the Elders had enlarged for analysis, during the Meier investigation and the tapes made by Nippon TV. I consider the Meier case, the most important case in the history of the world and if it hadn’t been for Wendell and the Elders, little would be known of this case today.
It was my great pleasure to have known him. He is missed.
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