On June 28, 1976, my husband, Billy, came to us in the living room and to our great surprise, requested that we (myself, Gilgamesha, Atlantis and Methusalem, Amata Stetter and Mr. H. Schutzbach) all accompany him to a place outside Hinwil because he had to go to a personal contact. Complying with the invitation, H. Schutzbach drove us in his car to the high pasture near Oberdorf Riet (Berkholz-Hinwil) to wait there for my husband to return. Billy, who had driven ahead on his moped, drove a few hundred meters further directly to the contact site where he met with Quetzal, Semjase and her sister, Pleja.
While we were waiting, we sat in the shade of the only tree on the high pasture and carried on a lively conversation to while-away the time. A good half hour must have gone by when Atlantis, six years old at the time, called out to us. "Look, something is flying there!" To our great amazement, we saw a large silver-gray object rise over the Pilgerholz Woodland at a distance of about 300 meters (990 ft.). Glistening brightly in the sunlight, it rapidly gained in altitude and then took a westerly course of flight.
H. Schutzbach had borrowed Billy's camera for all such eventualities, so he could take pictures if any opportunity should arise. Incidentally, he had already remarked to Billy for many months of his innermost desire to see and photograph Semjase's spacecraft for once by daylight, which is why my husband asked the beamship pilot a number of times for such an opportunity, which was then to be made possible quite unexpectedly on that day.
H. Schutzbach was the one in Billy's work group who could accompany him everywhere from the very beginning, since he was the hobby photographer responsible for the entire special field of photo documentation. For this reason he inspired confidence and was permitted every now and then to go much closer to Semjase's ship than all the other group members. However, it turned out that he was unable to endure or cope with Semjase's field of radiation (without shielding). He spoke several times as feeling as though he was in paradise when within this field of radiation, and after emerging from this "paradise-like influence" his world crumbled. On that occasion, he had finally felt what true love and true peace were. Since he was unable to permanently maintain this condition, the world for him had therefore crumbled.
This sensitivity prompted my husband to warn H. Schutzbach about wanting to see Semjases spacecraft by day. In view of his insistent requests, Billy repeatedly explained to him that he ought not indulge too far in his desire. Furthermore, he would "flip out" to such an extent during a day sighting that H. Schutzbach would not be in the mental condition to take even a single, good snapshot.
Then, as the 7-meter (23 ft.) ship of the Pleiadians actually appeared over the Pilgerholz Woodland in broad daylight, my husband's prediction was fulfilled to a tee. H. Schutzbach ran around uncontrollably, let his photo camera drop to the ground, and did not know how he should conduct himself. As he finally calmed down, but still obviously under great strain, he tried to take a few pictures while trembling so badly that he could not hold the raised camera steady in his hands. In the meantime, the object had moved far away and when H. Schutzbach was finally able to operate the release, the ship was so far away that it could only be seen as a small point. As it later turned out, only a single picture from these blurred snapshots was halfway useful.
The spectacle with the spacecraft lasted about 10 minutes. During this time we observed the silver-gray object ascend and fly off, growing ever smaller as it moved away in a southwesterly direction. All at once, the rapidly shrinking point veered to the right at tremendous speed and then shot off so quickly that it suddenly disappeared from sight. I personally was deeply impressed by this extraordinary experience. Everything within me was in turmoil. I pondered this all the way home. Even today I still think of that day with fondness.
Meier... Please excuse my being late. I simply did not come away from home in time. I have sent my wife and children to the hill behind the forest, and this also needed its time.
Quetzal... 1/You seem to be angry because of the retardation, but you shouldn't be.
Meier... I want to be on time.
Semjase... 1/This is good character for you. 2/Punctuality is of much value and evidence of response. 3/Non-punctuality evidences indifference and loss of interest. ...
[Near the end of the contact meeting, after 12 more sentences by Semjase, 5 by Quetzal and 22 by Pleja:]
Meier... Semjase, is it permitted that you will perhaps give a joy to my wife, the children, Miss. Stetter and Mr. Schutzbach, and hurry over them in your ship? They are all waiting on the hill behind the forest.
Semjase... 13/In the daytime such an undertaking is especially dangerous. 14/I would be seen from too far around. 15/It is a matter for Quetzal to decide in this respect.
Quetzal... 6/It is likely better that Semjase remain invisible, but maybe I can do something. 7/I will survey the environment and then decide upon it. 8/It will yet be difficult to offer us visible, because many humans are going their ways in the environment. 9/Farewell now, our obligation calls us.
Meier... Tchys together. ...