Orfeo Angelucci born in 1912 was an enthusiastic amateur scientist who claimed to be in contact with extraterrestrials. Orfeo Angelucci was born in Trenton, New Jersey into a working-class Italian American family.
He had a history of childhood illness.
Despite having to leave school early due to poor health and family financial problems, he continued to study science in his spare time until a complete physical breakdown forced him to give up his job.
After nearly two years in hospital, he eventually returned to work and resumed his amateur science experiments.
Back In 1946, several balloons aloft were sent by him as part of a science experiment.
What he saw next was a curious circular flying object that hovered and maneuvered gracefully around his balloons.
The flying saucers began to make an appearance in the subsequent years which intrigued Orfeo Angelucci.
According to his book The Secret of the Saucers (1955), Orfeo began to encounter flying saucers and their friendly human-appearing pilots during his drives home from the aircraft plane in 1952.
Orfeo Angelucci was deeply fascinated by science and was part of numerous experiments.
Angelucci had a particular fascination with how electricity and thunderstorms affected humans and surprisingly, he even sent an enthusiastic letter to then-President Franklin Roosevelt about his discoveries.
It was mentioned by him in the letter that the “range paralysis” he saw in chickens was related to atmospheric static conditions and suggested that this might be relevant to the treatment of polio.
However, no one ever responded to his letter.
During an experiment in 1946, Angelucci tried to launch samples of the fungus, Aspergillis clavatus, into the upper atmosphere in a homemade weather balloon.
He hoped to study how the fungus was changed by atmospheric conditions but the balloon broke away from the mooring and was lost along with his fungus samples.
It was further described by him that he saw what appeared to be a flying saucer hover overhead.
As the balloon went up, the saucer apparently followed it until both were lost from sight.
Interestingly, no trace of the balloons or the fungus samples were ever found.
Upon hearing that there are less thunderstorms in California, Orfeo moved to California.
He even attempted to write a script about a Trip to Moon, however no interest was shown into that either.
He eventually started working for the Lockheed Corporation doing fabrication work while continuing his scientific research in his spare time.
Along with self-publishing a thesis titled “The Nature of Infinite Energies” describing his theories on “atomic evolution, suspension and involution”, he also wrote several letters to Linus Pauling outlining his theories on biology and nuclear causation.
Pauling responded to his several letters by politely thanking him but adding that he had no comments he could make on these theories.
As the craze began to emerge among people with regard to the “flying saucer”, he became fascinated with the flying saucers being reported.
His own flying saucer event occurred on May 23, 1952 after he left the Lockheed plant early in the morning (he was working the night shift.)
He stated that he felt “prickling sensations” while he was driving back home, as if his old medical problems had returned.
And that’s when he spotted a “red-glowing, oval-shaped object” in the sky which he decided to follow.
He witnessed two smaller objects detach themselves and approach his car on a deserted path of a highway.
A clear voice told him, “Don’t be afraid, Orfeo, we are friends” and instructed him to get out of the car.
The two smaller objects were apparently meant for communication.
Once the aliens told him about their friendly intentions, they further stated that he had been watching him ever since his 1946 balloon experiment.
The voice further instructed him to “Drink from the crystal cup you will find on the fender of your car, Orfeo!”
He reached out to the goblet that was placed on his car fender filled with a liquid.
“It was the most delicious beverage I had ever tasted. I drained the cup. Even as I was drinking a feeling of strength and well-being swept over me and all of my unpleasant symptoms vanished.”
And the goblet disappeared after he was done drinking and placed it back on the fender.
The twin disks then formed into a luminous screen which showed two “oddly familiar” beings, a man and a woman.
“There was an impressive nobility about them. Their eyes were larger and much more expressive and they emanated a seeming radiance that filled me with wonder.”
It was further told by the aliens that “the road will open” and they had been keeping an eye on the Earth since centuries.
They further told him that he had been chosen for first contact and that the “flying saucers” were their own ships which were powered and controlled by tapping into “universal magnetic forces.”
They stated that:
“Cosmic law prevented one planet from interfering with the evolution of any other planet and that Earth needed to work out its own destiny”
He was also informed by the aliens that they wish to to help the human race move forward.
Perhaps not surprisingly, they also told him that his numerous unconventional theories on nuclear causation and biology were absolutely correct.
After promising to be in contact again, they then left.
On one later trip, he was told that Christ had been an “infinite entity of the sun” who had become “flesh and blood and entered the hell of ignorance and woe and evil” due to “compassion for the world’s suffering.”
In the same journey, Angelucci underwent a death and resurrection experience after which he heard the voices tell him, “Beloved friend of the earth, we baptize you now in the true light of the worlds eternal.”
He also learned that the flying saucers were symbols of mankind’s “coming resurrection of the living dead.”
The message was strongly influenced by the 1950s era.
The aliens appeared strangely concerned about communism which they described as a symbol of the earth’s fallen state and something that humanity needed to overcome.
The aliens specifically warned that the human race was living in a state akin to Purgatory and that a Great Armageddon was approaching unless humanity could reform.
In a later book, Son of the Sun, Angelucci described his meetings with the angelic aliens and the mystical nature of his experiences onboard the flying saucers in a more detailed manner.
Interestingly, he also stated that he had lived for a week in the body of his “space brother” Neptune on a large asteroid while his usual body went to work in a waking dream state.
Angelucci published several other pamphlets expanding on his space-brother ideas and also claimed to be in contact with other people who had met the same aliens that he had.
Orfeo Angelucci remained part of the flying saucer movement until his death in 1993, he had faded into obscurity by then.
He still has a cult following and his books, complete with audio CDs of him describing his experiences, are available on Amazon.
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