moves to Giant Rock
leaves an exemplary career in aviation and moves to Giant Rock with his
wife, Eva, and their 3 daughters. They lease 4 square miles at Giant Rock
from the Bureau of Land Management,
open Giant Rock Interplanetary Airport and a
restaurant, the Come On Inn, famous for Eva’s hamburgers and spiced apple pie.
Contact with UFO’s
In August, at 2:00 am,
George Van Tassel claims a ship from Venus lands at Giant Rock and a being named
Solgonda takes him aboard. Here, he
claims, the mysteries of the Integratron are revealed to him.
George's account. George develops a
telepathic relationship with Solgonda and a Venusian Council and begins to
“channel” vast amounts of information related to time travel and the
technologies of rejuvenation.
- Spacecraft Conventions
4, 1953 marks the first Interplanetary Spacecraft Convention at Giant
Rock Airport featuring many of George's fellow "contactees": George Adamski,
Orfeo Angelucci, Harold Arnold, Truman
Dorsey, Gerald Heard, Donald Keyhoe, Meade Layne, Desmond Leslie,
Williamson, Silas Newton, Ray Palmer, Frank Scully, Daniel Fry, Gabriel Green.
attend the Spacecraft Conventions at Giant Rock, which become huge festivals
of music, lectures by “contactees,” UFO enthusiasts and weird science
Van Tassel holds weekly meditation and channeling sessions at Giant Rock in
a 400 sq. ft. chamber hollowed beneath the Rock.
- Building the Integratron
breaks ground to build the Integratron and invests the next 18
years in its construction.
Ministry of Universal Wisdom is founded - a non-sectarian,
nonprofit organization dedicated to religious and scientific
Integratron was built entirely on donations, solicited through his
newsletter, The Proceedings, and through hundreds of speaking
Howard Hughes was a large contributor to the project.
Integratron is built using a revolutionary design, all wood construction
- 16 glued
and laminated spines held together like a Chinese puzzle by one ton of
concrete at its apex.
The purpose of
the Integratron is the rejuvenation of the human body, similar to recharging
a battery, and basic research in time travel. According to VanTassel,
the Integratron is located on an intersection of powerful geomagnetic
forces that, when focused by the unique geometry of the building, will
concentrate and amplify the energy required for cell rejuvenation.
This energy is created by the revolution of an external ring at the
shoulder of the building, generating electrostatic forces that are fed
to the stator centered in the lower room.
- In Memoriam
George Van Tassel, born March 12, 1910 passes suddenly on February
9, 1978. His epitaph read,
“Birth through induction, death through short circuit.”
George Van Tassel’s
proprietary electronic equipment, notes and diagrams mysteriously disappeared
from the property and have not surfaced to date.
George gone, the Ministry was
now headed by Dorris Andre Van Tassel, George’s second wife.
Integratron is leased by Dorris to various groups who express interest in
the property and take up residence.
1986 Dorris Van Tassel offers the Integratron for sale in an attempt to
relieve herself and the Ministry from mounting debt.
New Owner, A New Era
Emile Canning and Diana
Cushing buy the Integratron to preserve it, lead seminars, UFO skywatches
and continue the tradition of exploring religion and science merged.
The new owners
endeavor to beautify the property, clearing debris and planting hundreds of
trees, turning it into a desert oasis.
The Integratron is
opened periodically to the public for the first time ever, allowing the
curious, past and present, to experience a now historical landmark.
A New Millennium, A New Promise:
new ownership and a dream come true, the Integratron is bought by Nancy Karl and Joanne Karl
and 2 partners in 2000.
visited and participated in the Integratron Project since 1987, they bring their creativity, stewardship and devotion to the Project.
tour schedules, an updated website and extensive media coverage catapult the
Integratron back into the public eye. Scientists, Musicians, Sound Healers, and
curious seekers from the world over discover this one-of-a-kind,
acoustically perfect structure.
accessible to the public, the Integratron's full potential is being
explored in areas of Science, Architecture, Neuroacoustics, Music,
Energy healing, Alternative health and Spirituality.
Karl Sisters Purchase the Integratron
and Nancy Karl, with their new partner and third sister, Patty, buy out
their former partners and launch the Integratron Restoration Project,
the "Friends of the Integratron" membership and
begin to upgrade the Integratron building and property.
May 1st, the Ancient and Honorable Order of E Clampus Vitus, Billy
Holcomb Chapter, dedicates a historical monument at the Integratron.
of His Close Encounter
And the angel that talked with me came again,
and waked me, as a man that is wakened
out of his asleep.-- Zechariah 4:1
"This paragraph above fits exactly the experience I had on August 24 of 1953."
"Having faith that there are space people, and communication with them by
thought transference are two conditions of the mind that are real. However, one cannot put his fingers on faith or thought."
the position of the full moon, I judged it to be about 2 a.m. On the desert here it is nearly as bright in full moonlight as it is in
daylight. I awakened, not knowing why, but sensing that something had disturbed me. We sleep outside about 8 months out of the year, so you can see that our
bedroom is readily accessible. This is not uncommon as we operate a public airport and have
been awakened many times by our dogs barking at people coming in the night. However, at this time not a sound was heard from the dogs."
I asked the man what he wanted, thinking his car might have given him trouble and he walked into our remote field as many others have done.
At the same time I sat up in bed. Beyond the man, about a hundred yards away, hovered a
glittering, glowing ship, around eight feet off the ground. The
man said, “My name is Solgonda, I would be pleased to show you our craft.”
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