By Diane Tessman
The Space Brothers Candidate!
There was a moment in our history when We the People could vote for a man who bravely championed contact and friendship with extraterrestrials and who attempted to lead us into a bright new day!
I am proud to have known Gabriel Green who ran for President of these United States in 1960 and again in 1972. Gabe would have been the “Flying Saucer President” who would have disclosed the existence of extraterrestrials in Earth skies, and explained their positive motivations to the people of Earth. He wanted humans to benefit immeasurably from the advanced Space Brothers and Sisters’ knowledge and wisdom.
However, Gabe was ahead of his time; even in 2016, we still struggle to accomplish UFO Disclosure. Gabe did not meet the required number of voters to be on the ballot with Richard Nixon and his Democratic rival, John F. Kennedy in 1960, but he nonetheless put together a full platform, covering a range of economic and social policies based on information received from the Space People, and campaigned mostly in his native California. He ran a full-page spread in the Los Angeles Mirror News. Despite early enthusiasm, Green withdrew in October, giving his endorsement to Kennedy. In 1972, his campaign drew even less attention but Gabe was intrepid and brave; he always gave it his best.
Have we taken two steps backward? In 1960 we at least had a presidential candidate who waged a serious campaign involving Disclosure and Contact. In 2016, there is no candidate who even mentions extraterrestrials, although Hillary Clinton is said to have a real interest in the subject and would like to disclose at least some of the truth.
I knew Gabriel Green when he was a few decades older than during his presidential and senatorial campaigns, but he was still a dedicated Disclosure/Contact pioneer. I first met Gabe at his home in Yucca Valley, California, in 1983. My good friend Timothy Green Beckley was visiting the area and asked if I would like to meet Gabriel Green who was famous in the George van Tassel days at Giant Rock. Of course I wanted to meet Gabe Green! He had blazed a trail for me to follow in my UFO and ET research and Contact.
Gabe’s home was full of working computers and I wondered who he was communicating with; were they on a starship? I will never know, but Gabe was a fascinating man and I loved to listen to his tales of extraterrestrial contact at Giant Rock and then, ongoing ET communications in his life.
Gabriel Green was born in Whittier, California, in 1924. He studied at the Los Angeles Art Center School of Photography, but his career aspirations were put on hold when he was drafted into the U.S. Navy. At war’s end, Green returned to civilian life and operated a photography studio as well as working in the Los Angeles school system.
As George van Tassel began drawing tens of thousands of people seeking contact with the Space Brothers and Sisters at Giant Rock in the High Desert of California, Gabe founded the Los Angeles Interplanetary Study Group in 1956. He promoted interplanetary messages and music. He also became regular speaker at flying saucer events, including Giant Rock gatherings. He then launched the Amalgamated Flying Saucer Clubs of America (AFSCA) as a successor to his study group and published a national newsletter inviting the Space People to please continue contact with humans.
Gabriel Green was also a trance medium who channeled messages from the Space People himself. He led UFO circles in past life regressions and taught individuals how they too could make psychic contacts with far-distant beings. It was at this point in his career that 1960 rolled around and he ran for President of the United States.
In November of the same year, Green married Helen Isabel Sibert. The couple remained together until her passing in early May of 1970; Gabriel never remarried and I could always sense his sadness and how much he missed her. They were married a brief ten years before she passed.
In 1962, Gabe launched a campaign to become the Democratic Party’s California nominee for the United States Senate. However, he failed to make an impact and he put politics behind him for the time being. He made claims to having telepathic connections to John F. Kennedy and Robert F. Kennedy via his Alpha Centauri contact “Renton.” While there is no way to prove this, I saw no reason to ever doubt Gabe’s sincerity.
In 1972, Green took part in his second and final presidential campaign, this time as the nominee of the Universal Party, with fellow saucerian Daniel Fry as his vice-presidential running mate. This time Gabe was registered on the ballot in Iowa but his efforts garnered less success and less press than previous years.
Gabriel Green retired in the mid-seventies to Yucca Valley, near Giant Rock. It was in his comfortable home there that Tim Beckley and I enjoyed talking with him on several different occasions. He continued his work as a medium, relating messages from the Space People. He remained an active member in the UFO field until his passing in September 2001. I like to believe that he is now one of the Space Brothers himself; I know Gabe would agree with that possibility too!
Interview with Gabriel Green at the August, 1960 AFSCA Convention
The following is a transcription of a recorded interview, conducted at the August 13-14, 1960 meeting of the Amalgamated Flying Saucer Clubs of America.
Question: What made you decide to take on this campaign, aside from the other duties of your organization?
Gabriel Green: Well, I decided as a result of a request from the Space People that I do so. At first I was very reluctant because I felt very humble with being asked to undertake such a responsibility. Frankly, at first, I really didn’t feel that I wanted to take up on my shoulders such a tremendous project. But when the Space People talked to me about it, and pointed out that our civilization was doomed unless somebody took the effort, made the effort, and took the action to change the present direction in which mankind is heading that we would not very long have a civilization on this earth. And, like many others, my buddies in the service, I was in the war too, and I was fortunate enough to come back alive, and I feel that I owe something to my buddies, and to those who are yet living, to dedicate my life to attempting to resolve the many problems which mankind is facing now, and as a result of the advanced information with the Space People have over a period of many years have been a party to us, we now have this information in our possession, and I have decided to submit to their request to carry through with this program, to attempt to bring to the American people these solutions so that they may evaluate them for themselves, and decide for themselves whether or not they feel they have merit.
Q: I see. When you say Space People, are you referring to actual personal contacts or psychic contacts?
GG: I’m referring to personal contacts with the people from other planets.
Q: Now, are these individuals present in our civilization? Are they free, walking around–?
GG: Yes, there are many of them walking our earth, as fantastic as that will undoubtedly seem to many of our people who have not had the opportunity of becoming aware of the overwhelming existence of these people visiting our earth at the present time, which our flying saucer movement has accumulated over a thirteen year period of investigation.
Q: What is the main difference between an extraterrestrial person and a person born on this planet? Is there any physical difference, or mental makeup difference, or anything of that sort?
GG: You would not be able to recognize any physical difference, although, in general, I would say they are perhaps better looking than the average earth person; although we, of course, have many very handsome people, movie stars for instance, and a great many very good looking people on our own planet. The difference would be, I would say, primarily, a mental and spiritual advancement, as well as having an understanding, a greater understanding of all that is, that means scientific and technological information, which allows them to live in a non-destructive society.
Q: Will these people actively participate in your campaign, or merely offer suggestions during the campaign?
GG: There is a certain limit to which they can intervene in our behalf, or will intervene, and the limits of this intervention in behalf of the welfare of our people of earth depends on universal laws. All planets must go through an evolutionary period, and they know that it is impossible for people to learn anything if everything is done for them. They could, at any time, take over our earth between breakfast and lunch, and make robots out of all of us, but this would be against their universal laws, and against their principles. They are here to help us help ourselves, and we all know that you can hold a baby’s hands, but you cannot walk for him: he must learn to walk for himself so he can do things on his own if the help that is given to him is to remain permanent.
Q: Is the actual success coming in November or do you merely see an opportunity to bring your question to the people?
GG: Our main purpose this year is to attempt to get information about our plan before the public, and when our people understand this plan, it will sell itself on the basis of its obvious merit; but, and I say this, that if we receive sufficient publicity before November, we would be in the White House this year. I say that if we had 1/10th of 1% of the wealth behind just one of our candidates, that we could be successful in reaching the presidency in 1960. But if we are not successful this time, we will have a four year period in which to campaign, and present our plan to the people, and by that time, the Space People assure us, that we have a very excellent chance of being successful.
Q: Thank you very much Mr. Green. Best of luck.
GG: Thank you very much, it’s been my pleasure.
The audio interview with candidate Gabriel Green, and other recorded interviews from the August 13&14, 1960 meeting of the Amalgamated Flying Saucer Clubs of America (archive.org), has been made available courtesy Roy Trumbull.