Clarifying the “Friendship” Italian contact case

Nikola Duper
Author Nikola Duper


Sometimes life surprises us with unexpected developments. Many of you have known me as a humble researcher who studied the crop circle phenomenon. I have always taken a great interest in ufology, but I have never studied it in detail, and I could never be considered an expert. But thanks to the crop circles I got to know many people who study ufology, both in Italy and abroad. Maybe it was because of my activity in the field of mystery, and because of my knowledge of the UFO environment that some events with unpredictable aspects happened to me.

In October 2008 a person got in touch with me who, having learned that I was interested in crop circles, wanted to make my acquaintance. I went to meet him, we talked for more than an hour and then this person asked me if I could help him divulge a very important story in an objective way. This person could not, for some reasons, come out in the open himself, thus he needed an intermediary. I answered I would be glad to do what I could and we agreed to meet again after a couple of months. Indeed we did meet in January 2009 and he told me he was one of the people directly involved in the so-called “Friendship” for a long part of his life. Once I got back home I checked the veracity of this story with some experts who confirmed that, as far as they could tell, it was true. At that point I had enough elements to take the story the person told me seriously, and, since I also was positively impressed by this person, I decided to help divulge this fascinating and important story.

I am perfectly aware of the fact that I am risking the reputation I built up in years of work, but I’m doing it gladly. Sometimes you have to trust a person when you feel they deserve it.

The following text has been given to me by the person who asked me to be his intermediary. He also asked me to respect his wish to remain anonymous for now, and to assure him that the text would not be inserted into a frame which would change its meaning, thus following the golden rule of good journalism. I accepted these two requests, and I will send the text to interested editors without any further comment.

Enjoy your reading, and if this seems an interesting testimony to you, please spread the word.

A Transversal Confederation

The story of “Friendship” -or simply “the story”, as we always called it- is a true one. It involved a group of Italian and non-Italian people for many years, between 1956 and 1990. Some of these people, including myself, are still alive. We had direct, face-to-face meetings with the Friends (also called W56), who are extraterrestrials coming both from planets in our own Galaxy (at a distance of one hundred thousand light years) and from other Galaxies. Here on the Earth they reached the maximum number of two hundred, living inside underground and undersea bases, some of them along the Adriatic coast, at a depth of about 20 km/12 miles. The first, “historical” base was located under the area of Ascoli Piceno, a small town in central Italy.

Now, I shall briefly refer things that derive exclusively from what I was involved in personally, during an extensive part of my life, and from our direct conversations with the Friends. I have viva voce recordings of these, with the Friends’ own voices.

“Friendship” gathers together various extraterrestrial populations that are different from each other, both as regards physical characteristics (there are tall, small and giant Friends, etc.) and provenance (there are Friends from other Universes and dimensions). However, all of them share a fundamental choice towards Good. “Friendship” is a sort of transversal confederation on the basis of a common ideal of life and thought, though great diversifications remain between populations and individuals and between personal choices. This is the very opposite of ideological standardization.

The population whom we personally interacted with is composed of individuals (men and women, like us) who are physically very beautiful, some about three meters (ten feet) tall, while others are tiny. However, these are secondary aspects only. What is important is what they represent, beyond the various typologies and endless “folkloristic” singularities.

The Friends are our elder brothers. They are human. Indeed, in comparison it’s we terrestrials who are less than human. They are much more human than we are, and that is why they do not show themselves. They are “too” human… For us it is easy to flatter them, but envying them is even easier, due to their perfect humaneness…

Other populations in the Universes have chosen Evil, which is often represented by the adoration of Energy and Knowledge-Science. This dualism between Good and Evil is fundamental in order to understand both the still ongoing Struggle and why it is so hard for truth to be disclosed to the inhabitants of our planet.

The Struggle between Good and Evil has always existed and is real, not an invention or a stage effect. (The wicked are not the result of a failed scientific experiment, but can freely choose to change and follow Good).

This Struggle between Good and Evil also entered the life of the terrestrials in our group, and transformed them into “particular” beings.

We had various types of experiences, both mental and moral and phenomenal (face-to-face encounters with some of the Friends, conversations with them, sightings of saucers and other flying objects with different shapes, very close sightings of materializations and dematerializations, visits and even long stays inside the underground bases, etc.). These marked our personal lives deeply and indelibly and caused us to become particularly vulnerable to the laws, regulations and conventions of our own reality and society where we continued to live and work -with the exception of a few of us who chose to spend the rest of their lives together with the Friends. What we experienced with the Friends goes beyond any imagination. As a consequence, absolute silence with other people has been the most normal reaction from us, together with our continuous thinking about our experiences over the decades. It was, and still is, a kind of “mental mulling” and constantly growing awareness of what happened, together with the realization that it cannot easily be put into words. Some of us paid a very high price for our being “singled out”, and abandoned established work and social life patterns.

Some of us kept it a total or almost total secret, only opening up to a very few people. Others told the “story”, but gave a partial or modified version of it on purpose. Why? There are many reasons and they are complex because there are things one just cannot say even when one has decided to speak out. Furthermore, much of the information has been heavily distorted, trivialized, manipulated and interpreted in arbitrary ways. There has also been contradictory information given, so that a thing has been said and immediately afterwards contradicted -thus generating doubts and, in the end, incredulity on the part of the readers or listeners. This has also touched the fundamental aspects and reasons for the Friends’ presence among us, and that is why it is now necessary to intervene, rectifying and above all giving the essential points that have not yet been told and denouncing where the opposite has been claimed.

Ambiguities and disinformation

The point is that this “story” and its implications are very complex, where ambiguity, voluntary or involuntary disinformation and a mixture of true and false play a highly important role. Inserting just one obviously unreliable element -for instance, something self-contradictory or ridiculous- into a story which is true makes the whole thing look unreliable (which may indeed well be the conscious or unconscious aim of the person who relates the story). This is not accidental, and does not solely depend upon the “bad intention” of the person who writes or speaks out or “reveals” or pretends to be a protagonist while he/she merely has second or third-hand knowledge of the subject. On the contrary, this is the consequence of one of the laws that regulate the hidden presence of the Friends on Earth. And this is how it has always been, in the past as well as now. The presence of the Friends among us is subordinated to certain laws that depend on factors that are hard to explain in words for they belong to the subtle levels -that is, the non-physical levels of reality. Among these there is the law of ambiguity, duplicity and deception since this characterizes the condition of terrestrial humans. Thus, all these “negative” elements are not secondary, but are a crucial part of the rules of the game, and can come into play at any moment, including the moment when an attempt towards disclosure is being made -such as at this present moment.

The Friends are not the only extraterrestrials who have come to the Earth. Individuals from various other populations are among us, because the Earth is a very particular planet inside the economy of this part of the Universe. The aim of the Friends’ presence is not to study us (they know us quite well, better than we do ourselves!), but to help us. In fact, the Friends are unhappy about the very high level of hate, violence and injustice on the Earth, and about the anti-humanistic trend of our science and technology. Being able to see our thoughts and feelings, the Friends see what we hide behind our masks, words and smiles…

Other populations are here for other reasons, and the abduction by extraterrestrials of terrestrials, as well as the creation of hybrids, is a reality which the Friends told us about as far back as the ’60s. I mention this because today there is talk in the media about it, and I remember what the Friends said so many years ago. However, I know nothing about many of the other things I hear about, and I have no opinion to give, because the Friends did not mention them. For instance, I know nothing about the crop circles. The Friends told us a lot and yet they told us only a very small part of what they knew, including what they knew about the activities of other populations among us. Actually, I find it hard enough to understand and “digest” the events I saw and those the Friends spoke about, let alone all the rest they could have told us… However, I believe they gave me the essentials in order to understand and orient myself, things that are true and not just “information”.

I say that these things are true because I had a personal relationship with the Friends and had the strong feeling that they were telling me the truth -such as when you feel that your best friend or your lover is telling you the truth. This has been the luck in my life: thanks to that personal relationship, I was and am able to trust, in a field where trusting is quite difficult. Today, so-called “objective” evidence (pictures, etc.) can be altered or created by means of technology, so the factor of personal reliable witness is even more important than in the past.

Compared with all the other populations visiting the Earth, the Friends have a quite peculiar and precious characteristic to offer us: they have a very special and close connection with the subtle levels that regulate the destiny of the Earth and with what they call the Soul of the Universe, beyond the physical or phenomenal level. Thus, the Friends have a sort of general control over everything that occurs, but they are only allowed to intervene under particular conditions. Everything happens as in an extremely elaborate chess game, with rules that I cannot even touch upon here.

The Friends refer to themselves not as belonging to the world of the Spirit, but as those who <<come just after the world of the Spirit>>. They also say they are the <<forerunners of the world of the Spirit>>. In other words, they place themselves as intermediaries between us and the world of the Spirit.


Compared with the science and technology of the other extraterrestrial populations, the Friends’ science and technology is quite different and singular, because it is shaped upon the laws of the world of the Spirit. It is a science and technology that has no connection at all with ours, including the most innovative aspects of our quantum physics. Yet, the Friends also have another -and more “usual”- science and technology, which they tried partially to share with us, especially in the field of electromagnetism. But this aroused feelings of avidity, possession, competition and omnipotence in us, so the Friends retired from this sharing project.

The Friends have won a great war in the Universe against the Evil populations, but the game on the Earth is still completely open. Both the minds of us terrestrials in the group, forever linked to the Friends by an ancient pact, and the minds of the terrestrials whom we address -as is happening now- are involved in this war. In fact, this war also takes place in our most intimate spheres and on levels that we are unaware of, which makes the whole matter very difficult and hard to express.

Friendship Projection
The picture shown here was made with a Polaroid in the ’60s. It represents the fundamental aspect of the relationship between our group and the Friends. The picture reproduces the projection of a giant’s subtle body. What is significant is the emphasis of the heart area as the central part, which means that Love is the most important thing for human beings, both terrestrial and extraterrestrial.

Rationality is essential, but it is not enough to explain phenomena, interactions and consequences that are beyond all that society and knowledge-science have accustomed and conditioned us to. Indeed, the rationality which is needed in order to cope with this “story” and its implications is by far richer and more elaborate than the rationality that our scientists normally use. It is also by far richer and more elaborate than the rationality which is involved in philosophical systems such as Buddhism with its cause-effect law. Indeed, the latter only represents one piece of an overall explanation that is enormously more complex and articulated.

The “teachings” of the Friends have not yet been divulged, but when they are they will allow us to deal with this intricate conceptual and experiential muddle with a new awareness.

TRANSCENDENCE of what we also call “God” is at the very core of the teachings of the Friends. This should not be confused with the Soul of the Universe mentioned above. Here, we have the very opposite of pantheism. For now, however, I am obliged to stop here, though this is by far the most important point and the main reason for the Friends’ presence among us, as they themselves told us.

End of Part 1

Nikola Duper

Nikola Duper was born in Dubrovnik, Croatia, in 1961. Since childhood he has been fascinated by photography, arts and music. Then, with the first video cameras he started to experiment with this new medium. He also became interested in esoteric studies. In 1987 he moved to Italy, working for several TV stations and developing skills as cameraman, editor, technical manager and director. In 1999 he created his own company and made various video documentaries on the paranormal and crop circles. Nikola travels regularly to the UK to research the circles and to document formations in Italy. He is a prolific international lecturer, and has appeared in many European TV Shows.

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  1. Dear Nikola

    I have just read Mass Contacts and am fascinated to know more. I assume that this intermediary whom you met is not Stefano Breccia, the author?


    Warren Aston

  2. Dear Warren, My contact is NOT Stefano Breccia.The things that Stefano Breccia has written in his book are not only wrong but even dangerous for the credibility of the whole Story.
    For this reason I want to ask the webmaster to exclude the front page of Breccia’s book from this article.
    Otherwise, the article is violating the license: “No Derivative Works — You may not alter, transform, or build upon this work.”
    We want to underline that the Story we are telling has NOTHING to do with the book “Mass Contacts”.
    The only part of the book which is mostly true are the words of Bruno Sammaciccia.
    Nikola Duper

  3. Amazing story .. I’m a bit confused about the “attempts at disclosure” part though.. Are they saying that we WON’T be allowed to disclose? Also, when will anything beyond “part 1” be released?


  4. Nikola, can you provide just a general idea of what the problem is with the Breccia book on this case? And have you seen the di Gerolimo book about to be published?

    When do you expect your book to go to press?



  5. I have to apologise to all of you but we have suspended every comment about the case for the reasons I can’t mention now.
    Everybody who is interested should visit, from time to time, our website. We will publish the news as soon as possible.
    Thank you and please try to understand.

  6. i think discloser is what this world needs to wake it up.its time to move to a higher plain

  7. What’s certainly credible here is that planet Earth’s inhabitants are too unevolved to trust with any advanced technology.

  8. Thank you for such a wonderful story. I am looking forward to reading part 2. Not every abduction is horrible and this really needs to be told. There are beings who are highly intelligent, gentle with wonderful senses of humors as well. I grew to respect and even “love”my ET’s. They will teach you so much if you will listen to them, not just with your ears but your hearts as well. Some of the scarey abductions are not brought wholly on by them but by ourselves. It is that old fear factor that keeps some of us from going forward in our lives and with our ET friends. Please let us know when you come out with your book as I may wait until yours comes out to learn of the whole truth.
    Judy Researcher and Abductee

  9. I just wanted to say thanks very much for this article. It has confirmed my suspicions about “Mass Contacts.” There were too many bits and pieces in it that I just knew could not be true from my own experience. I just knew that the story was messed with. It seemed like a clear attempt to discredit the story or to introduce elements into it that would sow doubts into any readers such that the whole story can seem like a farce. I know it’s not a farce, and I also know that that book couldn’t possibly be accurate. I wouldn’t recommend reading it for that reason.

  10. lost my time reading this.
    zero fact, 100 % point of view.
    am interested in extraterrestrial matter. have seen the video of the W56 many times… and till now Timothy Good (researcher) said in half page much more then you did in a half book.
    Kenio the 4 meter tall guy weighs 20 kilogrammes… what do you think ?
    Dimpietro, Sigir, Sigis, Itaho, Kenio, Sinas, Saju, Meredir, Romuus,
    none of these names appears on your writing…
    just tell facts or keep them for you ….

  11. Greetings Nikola-

    The Friendship case (1956 – 1970) is very intriguing. Timothy Good (Freemason) published a book with a photo of an Italian that stands close to 8′ to 9′ tall, and this caught my attention for a number of reasons. I’m particularly interested in ‘human longevity’ and the study of Gigantism. It is a disease where a person’s pituitary gland is overactive, producing large amounts of growth hormones at a very young age. I believe Robert Wadlow (8′ 11″) still holds the record for being the tallest man in the world. Obviously, this disease takes the life of the person at a young age. You see where I’m going with this information?

    As much as I’d like to believe the mainstream community on ufology, etc., there appears to be an explanation for these sorts of stories. ‘Love’ is a very strong energy emitted by all persons. Sadly, life deals a hand that is less favorable to some of us, and our ‘light’ isn’t as bright as we’d like it to be when interacting with others. I support the message being given by the ‘Friendship Group’. It is what it is! Smile

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