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UFO BUST! Episode 3 - Debunking Billy Meier's "Pendulum" film

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Published on Mar 24, 2012

Episode 3

Pendulum

It's January 1975 and Billy Meier goes to an undisclosed location to make his very first movie which ended up fooling thousands of people even though it just swings about like a pendulum with specific movements as if someone is controlling it off camera. The method would be the thing to figure out since no one had actually done it so I had a go and it turned out to be pretty easy.

It is, however, the hardest film to replicate out of all the Meier films because it is you controlling it all the time and if you get distances slightly wrong or angles you get moaned at. This represents a mornings "work" and was taken at dawn to get the dark skies and match as close as I could to Meier's film for the sake of instant recognition. Unfortunately, being the only place I could find in miles around that had the convenience of being literally round the corner, I was stuck with Oak trees whose lowest branches hung at only 8 feet off the ground and as a result they appear in the upper frame of my film. In my opinion it doesn't matter since I cannot create an appropriate location out of thin air! And I can't destroy Oak tree branches in the middle of a park.

The height of my swing was about 11 feet since I used a branch about 16 - 17 feet up and you have to account for the height of the small tree which amounts to about 4.5 feet. With the camera not more than 1 foot off the ground on a tripod it looks like we're looking up at the scene giving the false impression of size. Coupled with the background you might think it was as big as it seems. But if you look closely at Meier's footage you can see his tree and UFO have one type of focus while the rest of the scene is different and less clear. In other words, further away.

The fact that nobody will tell me the location of Meier's film is very telling since I've been finding the locations of his other films because I know how they're taken and can find the trees Meier used to create them. With the pendulum film we're looking for a single tree or bank of trees about 80 or so feet from a couple of small buildings somewhere around Hinwil apparently. Meier isn't telling. The same thing happened with the "Hill Jump" taken at Bachtelhornli. The location is not visited by investigators and shown thoroughly. It's ignored because it gives the game away.

The music here is Ozric Tentacles with tracks: Oddwierd; Spacebase; Toka Tola.

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