HOWARD MENGER claimed to have been an alien contactee, Menger, who was born in Brooklyn, NY and grew up in New Jersey-1922-2009. The BELOW 2 photos are snapshots of Howard and wife-Connie Menger, both deceased.
During the 1950s Menger was a celebrity in the UFO world with his stories of alien contact.
Menger claimed his first UFO experience happened when he was 10 years old in the woods of Nnew Jersey, when he met a woman with golden hair dressed in radiant white garb who was atop a rock. The woman told young Menger some profound things. Many people think Menger met an ANGEL not an alien.
At age 19 Menger enlisted or volunteered for military service after the bombing of Pearl Harbor. He saw combat in the tank corp and was wounded, at times he would proudly wear his purple heart medal on one of his suits.
Later on in life after Menger came forward about his UFO contact, or alien contact, people would ask him if he was afraid of what might happen when he met up with an alien or its craft. Menger would reply along the lines, I was at IWO JIMA, (Bloody World War II battle) what is more frightening than that?
Menger in the late 1940s and into the 1950s met with aliens in the country side of New Jersey. He came forward with his tales and wrote articles and a couple of books. During this time, he spoke at different UFO conventions or meetings.
Menger had witnesses to some of these UFO sightings. One film that he shot of a UFO landing and 3 beings exiting, 2 males and 1 female was according to Menger confiscated by the FBI. THe film was never returned to him. Menger concluded the film was taken for political, religious and economical reasons.
A reporter, (Constance) Connie Viola Weber or sometimes mentioned as Connie Mishel or Connie Mich'l interviewed Menger and there was an immediate attraction between the two.
Menger who was married and had two kids, had an affair with Connie. Menger divorced his wife, and in 1959 married Connie and there union lasted 50 years. This 2nd marriage produced 2 kids.
Menger who believed in reincarnation at one time in his life, thought that perhaps Connie was the sister of the female alien he had seen when he was 10 year old in the New Jersey wilds. How this happened, who knows, reincarnation? In later years Menger backed off the idea of reincarnation. However, according to Menger, Connie's looks did rather match the alien being young Menger saw atop a rock in 1932. In any case, from all accounts Menger and Connie did have a very happy marriage.
Menger's accounts of how he had been visited by aliens made the national news. Menger was on such national tv shows as Jack Parr Show, Steve Allen Show and the Long John Nebel radio show. Menger also spoke at large and small UFO conventions.
However when Menger was on local or national RADIO & TV in the 1950s and 1960s, unfortunately on some of the shows he tended to be ridiculed by the host. Menger's way of telling what happened to him and his honesty or way of phrasing things made him a laughing stock. It seemed, that many times Menger did not catch on that the questions asked of him were made to make him look comical. Menger during the interviews was being as forthcoming as he could, and was trying to get his version of the truth out there.
Menger who was a sign painter, lost a lot of his cliental due to what he was saying. People did not want to hire this man due to his wild stories. Eventually Menger lost his house and was ridiculed by many people. Simply put, Menger's personality, as in how he communicated, was at times very humorous. He was not trying to be funny, but his mannerism and descriptions were seen by many as comical.
Below is a video that has segments of Menger and his wife discussing their UFO experiences. This video CLICK O ICON -- will show how articulate Connie is and how naturally captivating and at times comical by accident Menger is. Menger and wife are not polished like the many fakes out there or like the shows of their era "THE OUTER LIMITS".
Off and on during the 1960s Menger backed away or denounced his tales, he would mutter something about a CIA plot. Later on Menger claimed that he had worked for a Black Ops government operation in Colorado during the 1960s, with other men, building a space craft.
It seems, this secret government project wanted Menger's ideas and knowledge from his encounters with the aliens, concerning the E.T.'s space craft's engineering and propulsion.
Menger claimed that in 1951 he had built 4 foot radio controlled aircraft that looked like a flying saucer. He flew the craft in New Jersey, but one day at 500 feet, the craft did not respond to his hand held radio box controls and flew off.
Weeks later, FBI men came to Menger's work place and started asking him questions. The craft had crashed a few hundred miles to the west near the Pennsylvaia-Ohio border. The craft was broken apart, it is not clear if it hit a tree or what? The FBI agents were able to track the equipment by serial numbers back to Menger, by where he had bought the electronics in New Jersey on Route22 at electronic shops, for the craft.
According to Menger the Federal agents asked him to not talk about the work he was doing. Years later he was employed in Colorado by a Federal top secret group that engineered a flying saucer like craft. Menger had ideas about what gravity was and how the aliens star ships worked.
Another interesting aspect of Menger's life, is that in 1956 he took with him a polaroid camera, to one of his alien meetings. He took photographs of the alien and spaceship. Menger was taken abroad the ship and was taken for a ride to the MOON. Menger took photos of the moon through the craft's window.
Menger thought this trip took 10 days, but later on, going by his whisker stubble, he estimated he was with the aliens for perhaps 10 hours. Later on Menger thought, maybe the aliens had some type of time machine and they just stayed in place while visiting other places.
Menger's photos were examine and labeled fakes or to dark to make judgment on. But Menger was smart enough to try to capture some of the things that he was experiencing.
LEFT PHOTO- IS SUPPOSEDLY A ALIEN NEXT TO HOWARD MENGER AND WIFE. THE PHOTO AND STORY ARE CONTROVERSIAL. THE ALIEN WAS NOT A STAR LIKE CREATURE - BUT THERE WAS A FLASH OF LIGHT AND THIS IS WHAT CAME OUT. AGAIN, DIFFERENT STORIES HAVE MENGER REFUTING OR CLAIMING THIS PHOTO?
Critics claimed Menger was delusional or a swindler who was out to dupe the gullible. If Menger was a con man, then he did not make any great fortune off of his tales. When it came to the media, Menger's stories and how he told them, made for smirks and negativity. But one has to see or listen to Menger, because the guy did have a very sincere side to him. He was not out there to make big dollars like the frauds of that era or of today.
Menger may have been a simple man but he was very smart when it came to building things, his wife Connie was exceptionally smart and could communicate very well. One has to watch some of the few films that are out there, of Menger and his wife Connie talking. Right away the viewer will see that connie is highly intelligent and Menger who has a odd personality is not a stupid man. Click on video icon below- for more of Howard Menger -- you decide, was he tricked by some secret agency-MKULTRA, was he disturbed mentally-delusional, was he telling the truth or a % of the truth.
Menger and his wife backed away from the Ufo scene in the late 1960s and early 1970s due to all the problems that came with being open about his experiences.
From the 1990s onward Howard Menger again embraced his tales and went into some detail what had transpired due to his opens. Menger had trouble with Mafia like men, strange people and perhaps (THE MEN IN BLACK). Consequently, Menger was then forced to arm himself with a .45 semi auto pistol. Menger's sporadic UFO conversations or lectures he gave from the 1960s or late 1950s onward was due to the ridicule and threats he received. In many ways many of the luminaries of the UFO world and convention or lecture circuit, treated Menger as a comedy act, or a person to ridicule with obnoxious one liners...
Nay sayers thought sign painter Menger who had a small machine shop, had made UFO-ALIEN models and photographed them. The photos Menger took of alien craft, according to the critics were large models he had built.
It is a fact that Menger was a creative guy, he had a eye for detail and beauty, plus he was a model builder. Menger may have come across as wacky to a degree, but he did not come across as a con man. He did not give off the energy of a greedy swindler who tries to mask his evil intentions, Menger gave off the vibe of a pleasant good hearted fellow. IF he was a con man then he was the best of his era in how to mask his dark side, and if he was a con man, as far as amassing millions, then he was a total flop. Menger did not campaign for the big dollars... Menger was seen as an eccentric, a man who was a hard worker, (sign painter) who was quirky with his UFO tales.
QUIRKY CHARACTER? Menger was a very nice pleasant man, yet during World War II in the Pacific theatre, at the Battle of Okinawa, Menger manned a (SHERMAN?) tank that was a flame thrower vehicle. This is very brutal killing, the tank is designed to incinerating die hard Japanese soldiers in their strongpoints. Did this combat make Menger a nice guy? As in, he lived the rest of his life being filled with goodwill after seeing the carnage of combat. My take on Menger, he was good guy, even as a kid.
As Menger spread the word about his UFO experiences, Menger at times came across as comical because he gave off the impression of being so naive. Below are some of Menger's books. During the 1950s and into the early 1960s Menger did contribute to many articles and was quoted in the newspapers. But Menger's descriptions of things made him look foolish. For example, he mentioned large moon rocks looking like potatoes, the media labeled Menger's description as "MOON POTATOES" or "SPACE POTATOES".
Both husband and wife, Howard and Connie Menger were unique, in that they had an incredible nonthreatening energy about them. Howard and Connie Menger were warm, friendly, caring people to the X-power.
Conspiratorialists-- think that Howard Menger was duped by Black-Ops, due to the fact that he did see something unworldly. A few people think Menger saw an angel in 1932 as a boy , while others think it was an alien.
Because of his first sighting or his later sightings, Menger according to the Weird Beards, became confused by planted false evidence and mind control by way of the Black-Ops boys.
The theory being that Black Ops found out about Menger's knowledge and UFO encounter and from that point onward, Menger was fooled.
Consequently, Menger looked like a fool when it came to trying to explain what happened, or when he showed bogus evidence that he thought was legit.
The skeptics think Menger made up Alien stories in order to make profits from the UFO craze that swept throughout 1950s USA. Consequently Menger manufactured false facts to dupe the public. Unlike UFO contctee George Adamski, Menger has not or was not vilified with anger or hatred by the skeptics or the Weird Beards.
This pillaring that Menger avoided as compared to Adamski, may lie in the fact that Menger was not as big in the UFO world as Adamski was. Or, Howard Menger avoided the heavy negative backlash that befell Adamski, because Menger and his wife-Connie gave off a non-fake vibe of goodwill and kindness that was enthralling. In other words-- Menger and Connie were too nice to be vulgar to. Also, those that did not believe Menger's story would go away thinking that Menger believed it and as daffy as his tales sounded, in Menger's world that is what happened. His stories were not put out there to net himself a mint.
Howard Menger died in Vero Beach, Florida with his loved around him on February 25, 2009 at 11:11 PM, is there any significance to that date or time? If you have data or photos on Menger or Connie and there ideas or encounters, send them to email@example.com ------ if you want to advertise on this site--- same EMAIL. I have not exact data on Connie Menger's death and location. HOWARD & CONNIE MENGER = they were nice people. Near the end of his life, Howard Menger did believe income aspects of his experiences he had been manipulated or duped by elements of the CIA or secret government. On other things, Howard Menger stood firm by certain aspects of his experiences, that they happened. ABOVE: the other 2 photos were taken by Howard Menger in New Jersey in 1956, of a spaceship and a man from outer space. Menger's stories of UFO contact were similar to Adamski's.