WHO IS MICHAEL HORN?
Michael Horn is the North American Publicist for the alleged UFO
Contactee, Eduard Albert "Billy" Meier. As the publicist for the case he
runs the website
www.theyfly.com. He uses this website to publish many articles in
support of the case. In August of 2008 he admitted to intentionally posting false and misleading articles in order to deceive the public about the claims of Billy Meier.
Michael has a tendency to engage in a series of logical fallacies whenever
"debating" anyone who asks a critical question regarding the case. For
example, Michael has said:
"My protocol is to reach out to the skeptics, a few times if necessary,
challenge them and then engage in the debate. I consider no response to be
admission of failure and defeat."
It is difficult to deal with someone who does not know how to think
rationally. His behavior is that of a "true believer" and no amount of
information demonstrating how Billy Meier could have created his evidence
without the assistance of extra-terrestrials will ever change his mind.
Michael Horn also repeatedly claims to have won the Independent Investigations Group's $50,000 Paranormal Challenge. This is simply not true. The IIG Paranormal Challenge is
available to any individual that can prove, in a controlled setting, that
they have abilities that are outside the norm. The Challenge began in 2002
with a $5,000 award and it is currently a $50,000 award. At no time in the
history of the Challenge has Michael Horn, or more specifically Billy Meier,
ever submitted an application for the Challenge.
That's how long it's been since Michael Horn was formally challenged to
produce testable physical evidence to prove the extraterrestrial contact
claims of Billy Meier.
On March 15, 2004, the Independent Investigations Group, the Center For Inquiry-Los Angeles, and the James Randi Educational Foundation (JREF) challenged Michael Horn to produce some alleged
extraterrestrial metal for scientific analysis. If it's found to be
otherworldly, Billy Meier could be eligible to meet the IIG and JREF Paranormal Challenges -- with a combined prize total of over One Million
Dollars! Michael Horn has, so far, been unwilling to produce the metal for testing.
The IIG/JREF joint press release says it all!
And read Randi's two commentaries (March 26, 2004 and
April 2, 2004) giving
his incisive take on the issue!
Read about how Michael Horn routinely misquotes people.
Read the email correspondence between Michael Horn, Derek Bartholomaus, and other members of the skeptical community.