Elizabeth Klarer (née Wollatt; 1 July 1910 – February 1994) was a South African who claimed to have been contacted by extraterrestrials between 1954 and 1963. She was one of the first women to claim a sexual relationship with an extraterrestrial.
She was born in Mooi River, Natal. At age seven she and her older sister had their first supposed alien encounter outside their parents’ farmhouse in the KwaZulu-Natal midlands. Klarer claimed that they witnessed a plummeting pocked-marked meteor which was intercepted by a silver disc bathed in a pearly luster. She matriculated from St. Anne’s Diocesan College in Pietermaritzburg, and moved to Florence, Italy, to study art and music. Thereafter she completed a four-year diploma in meteorology at Cambridge University, and learned to fly light aircraft.
After reading George Adamski’s Flying Saucers Have Landed (1953) and Inside the Space Ships (1955), Klarer recalled that she had been receiving occasional telepathic messages from a friendly space alien named Akon since childhood. Akon was presumably unrelated to Adamski’s Venusian space friend Orthon. She was able to take photos of the ship from the Drakensberg Mountains on July 17, 1955. This was a similar arrangement to that made by Adamski with Orthon in 1952.
Klarer managed to call down Akon and his scout ship on April 7, 1956, for an actual landing. She was carried up to the mother ship in earth orbit, and – now the story becomes somewhat different from the mid-1950s contactee standard – was eventually transported in 1957 to Akon’s home planet, Meton, orbiting in the nearby multiple-star system Alpha Centauri, where she and Akon had sex, she became pregnant, and eventually delivered a male child. Her son, Ayling, stayed behind on Meton to be educated, while Klarer came home. The whole process, trip, lovemaking, pregnancy, delivery and return trip, supposedly required less than four months. Klarer took far more time before publishing a book, Beyond the Light Barrier (1980), about her extraterrestrial adventures. On his world lecture tour in the late 1950s, George Adamski made a point of visiting South Africa and looking up Klarer for a chat on their variety of experiences with the friendly, wise “Space Brothers.” By that time, Klarer was not the only Adamski follower to experience claimed space-motherhood.
Elizabeth Klarer died of breast cancer at age 84, leaving her second book The Gravity File unfinished. The book would have filled in the gaps of the first, besides explaining Akon’s “electro-gravity propulsion” technology.
Beyond the Light Barrier (1980)
Jenseits der Lichtmauer: Vorgeschichte und Bericht einer Weltraumreise (1977)
In popular culture
Elizabeth Klarer is mentioned in the song Even Elizabeth Klarer off the album Shakey is Good (2008) by South African singer-songwriter Jim Neversink.