Reinhold Schmidt - Contactee Comparison
. Let us see if anything Reinhold said can be supported by modern evidence, or if it is even internally consistent:
- Propellers on their ships - "I found out later that the reversible fans, one at each end of the ship, made the straight-angle plunge possible." (page 132)
- The problem is simple - if the propulsion mechanism they use in the atmosphere or space doesn't work underwater, then where are the propellers to move forward, backward or sideways underwater? They certainly went forwards - "Finally, we pulled away from the massive frozen chunks overhead, and surfaced." (page 133)
- Secret rooms in the pyramids - "I saw that tours for visitors were being conducted through the Pyramid, but we did not join these groups. Instead we went off in a different direction, and shortly I realized that we were alone. We went down through many subterranean corridors and made several turns as we walked along. I am six feet, two inches tall, and some of the passages were low enough that it was necessary to stoop in order to get through. There were signs about, warning people to watch out for low ceilings." (page 138) and "I was then I realized that we stood in a triangular room, and before us was the smallest Spaceship I had yet seen. It was circular and about 60 feet in diameter." (page 140)
- Reinhold has joined a long line of individuals who say there are secret rooms under the pyramids. However, modern investigation with a variety of non-intrusive methods including cosmic rays, acoustic sounding and gravity meters have shown that since the 1960s, no new hidden chambers have been discovered.
- Reinhold isn't clear where the corridor is they entered, but it must have been a known one if it had signs warning people to watch out for low ceilings.
- If there was a chamber with a 60 foot diameter space-ship in it, then such a large room should have been easily detectable not only because of it's size off a known corridor, but because the density of the ship's hull inside would have clearly shown up on any gravity, acoustic sounding or ground penetrating radar.
- Cold war secrecy - In the middle of the cold war, the U.S. Navy department informed Reinhold, a grain salesman, of Russian missile bases. - "Since my flight to the Arctic, the Navy Department has informed me that the Russian missile bases have been destroyed, and that Russia no longer wants an atomic war." (page 132)
- Oh yes, they phone me with classified information all the time too.
- UFO interest predates contact - Like Adamski, Reinhold had looked into UFOs before he wrote his story - "Before that unexpected encounter, I had never been a "Flying Saucer" fan. I had, however, heard and read of people who claimed personal contacts with space beings."
In conclusion, Reinhold's story doesn't stand up and for someone trying to learn something useful, it is a dud.
- Schmidt, Reinhold O. The Edge of Tomorrow, self-published, circa 1964. ISBN 0-938294-94-6