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George Adamski

  • Birth 17 Apr 1891 Bydgoszcz, Kujawsko-Pomorskie, Poland
  • Death 23 Apr 1965 Silver Spring, Montgomery County, Maryland, USA
  • Burial Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA
  • Plot Section 43, Site 295
  • Memorial ID 8789255

Author. George was born in Poland and emigrated to America when he was two. He was a soldier in the 13th U.S. Cavalry Regiment (K Troop) fighting at the Mexican border during the Pancho Villa Expedition. In 1917 he married Mary Shimbersky. She died in 1954; they had no children. Following his marriage George moved west, doing maintenance work in Yellowstone National Park and working in an Oregon flour mill and a California concrete factory. In 1940, George and some close friends moved to a ranch near California's Palomar Mountain, where they dedicated their time to studying religion, spirituality, philosophy, and farming. In 1944, with funding from Alice K. Wells, a student of George's, they purchased 20 acres of land on Palomar Mountain, where they built a new home, a campground called Palomar Garden, and a restaurant called Palomar Gardens Café. Although he was frequently called "Professor" George by his admirers and followers, he held no graduate or undergraduate degree from any accredited college or university, and in fact had only a grade school education. George published a pamphlet in 1946, titled “The possibility of life on other planets” and a book in 1949, which he had listed as science fiction, titled The Pioneers of Space A Trip to the Moon, Mars and Venus. In 1947, George took a photograph of what he claimed was the 1946 cigar-shaped "mother ship" crossing in front of the moon over Palomar Gardens. In 1950, George took a photograph of what he alleged to be six unidentified objects in the sky, which appeared to be flying in formation. George authored three books describing his meetings with Nordic aliens and his travels with them aboard their spaceships: Flying Saucers Have Landed in 1953, Inside the Space Ships in 1955, and Flying Saucers Farewell in 1961. The first two books were both bestsellers; by 1960 they had sold a combined 200,000 copies. George died of a heart attack at the age of 74 in Maryland.

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  • Added: 17 May 2004
  • Find A Grave Memorial 8789255
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for George Adamski (17 Apr 1891–23 Apr 1965), Find A Grave Memorial no. 8789255, citing Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .