Among all the phenomena surrounding the alleged visits of extraterrestrials to planet earth, one of the most striking events is what happened around a woman, Dolores Barrios, who visited a UFO convention in the United States with two companions in 1954. And then disappeared without a trace.
After the Roswell case incident, the woman claimed to have come from Venus, to share information with humanity.
According to records, it all happened in 1954, in Monte Palomar, California. The organizers of the event were the ufologists of the time, George Adamski, Truman Beturum and Daniel Fry, there they spoke of the alleged “extraterrestrial” contacts they had had.
Currently, the planet Venus is covered in dense clouds with a surface temperature of over 450 degrees, sufficient to melt zinc, lead and most organic materials.
Venus is believed to be the hottest place in the Solar System, with the exception of the Sun itself. However, studies state that it could have been inhabited in its day. And in fact Dolores Barrios and her companions claimed to come from there.
The Barrios case established the myth about Venusians living on Earth and hiding from humans. So assured the woman in August 1954, in a hostel called Skyline Lodge, in the town of Monte Palomar, California, where the most “intriguing” UFO encounter in history took place.
The main organizers of this event were popular ufologists (UFO specialists) George Adamski, Truman Beturum and Daniel Fry. All three said they have their own stories of contact with extraterrestrials.all his theories were widely discussed in the press of the time, but they gathered many followers.
Hundreds of people attended the UFO convention in California, including alleged alien contacteesFBI agents and various witnesses of alien spacecraft sightings.
The 1954 UFO congress where Dolores Barrios appeared
On the first day of the congress, each of the organizers shared their experience. George Adamski, known for his stories about ties to the humanoids of the planet Venus, he took advantage of the situation to promote and sell his published books.
In his speech to the congress, Adamski said that the natives of the planet Venus were very similar to humans. According to this specialist, the aliens had penetrated deep into the Earth and managed to blend in, as citizens, in the large developed cities of the planet.
Adamski held up a painted image of a Venusian humanoid who turned out to be very similar to the Scandinavians. And he said they provided information to improve the lives of human beings. When his audience was inspired by the stories, at the end of the first day of the congress, everyone was struck by the appearance of a strange young woman accompanied by two other people.
The woman looked a lot like the portrait of the Venusian shown by Adamski, she had blond hair, large dark eyes that intimidated those present. According to other witnesses, there was something atypical about the structure of his skull that attracted everyone’s attention.
Someone approached the girl and asked her a direct question: “Are you Venusians?” She didn’t deny it and said they were there because “they were particularly interested in the issues being discussed in Congress.”
They also asked her if aliens traveled to Earth from Venus and the woman’s answer was blunt: “Yes, most of them are from that planet.” Thus, a Brazilian journalist named Joao Martins, who had come to the congress from Rio de Janeiro, decided to go a step further and interview the three strangers.
During the conversation, he learned the woman’s name was Dolores Barrios and claimed to be a fashion designer from New York. The two men were friends of his, Donald Moran and Bill Jackmart, who said they were musicians based in Manhattan Beach, California.
Despite the names and professions given by the trio, Martins was as suspicious of Dolores as he was of Moran and Jackmart.
The Brazilian journalist also asked them if he could photograph them, but they all refused. emphatically. They also got very angry because they were called, insistently, venusians.
The mysterious disappearance of Dolores Barrios in 1954
The next day, the Brazilian journalist again approached the trio of alleged aliens and took several photos of them, which they did not like. After the impromptu photo session, Dolores Barrios and her two companions set off towards the forest surrounding the headquarters where the UFO Congress was taking place. From then on, no one else saw them.
A few days later, an amazing event happened in the same area: several people saw a UFO take off from the forest and get lost in the sky.
In October 1954, the whole story of the congress, the alleged “Venusians” and their strange escape was published by Martins in the Brazilian weekly “O Cruzeiro” which achieved excellent sales.
At the same time it turned out that for some reason Martins was the only one who photographed these three strange people at the conference, even though many of those who attended the conference had cameras.And the whole version has been questioned and the weekly has put its credibility on the line.
Furthermore, the organizer of the Congress, Adamski, did not like the circulation of this story as he felt that this trio deliberately attended his event to “fixate themselves like Venusians” and damage his reputation as specialists in extraterrestrial life.
However, UFO investigators have been trying to uncover the truth about Barrios for years., but neither in New York, nor in California, nor in any other state of the United States could find them. A friend of journalist Joao Martins said he saw her enter a cinema in Rio. Though most thought she was all a fraud, it was never confirmed who that woman interested in aliens really was.
Mark Jones is a world traveler and journalist for News Rebeat. With a curious mind and a love of adventure, Mark brings a unique perspective to the latest global events and provides in-depth and thought-provoking coverage of the world at large.