Renton of Alpha Centauri

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Origin Alpha Centauri
First Contact(s) Elary J. Willsie

Renton was an Alpha Centauri UFO contact first claimed by Elary J. Willsie, Gabriel Green's 1960 presidential campaign manager and long-time AFSCA associate, and later by Green and others. Of note, the space-man Renton was credited with providing UFO International with blurry photos of a flying saucer, the low quality attributed to magnetic fields and force-fields produced by the craft;[1] in the same issue the photo was printed, Renton was further reported to have followed Gordon Cooper's Faith 7 spacecraft as it made its orbits around the earth during May 1963 in his flying saucer.

Renton was described by Green as "very authoritative," in a manner "kind of like Capt. Kirk on 'Star Trek'," despite being only four feet in height.[2] Green further claimed that Renton had taken meetings with President John F. Kennedy at the White House and related that the Kennedy family were avid readers of the AFSCA newsletters.[3]


  1. Green, Gabriel, ed. (June 1963), "Spaceman Takes Saucer Photo for AFSCA", UFO International (18): 14,, "The picture was taken on black and white film with an inexpensive box camera which Renton had borrowed from AFSCA. We were told that the reason for the indistinct quality of the picture is that it was taken through the magnetic field of Renton's own ship, as well as through the force-field of the craft in the picture, which doubly distorted the light." 
  2. AFSCA Information Sheet #1,
  3. Beckley, Timothy Green, ed., "Gabriel Green - 'The Space People's Choice' Presidential Candidate", UFO Review (New Brunswick, NJ: Inner Light Pub.) (33): 26,, "I was pleasantly surprised when one of my space contacts (Renton of Alpha Centauri) reported to me of his visits with JFK while he was in the White House. Renton had mentioned to me that the whole Kennedy family was fascinated by the UFO subject, and anxiously awaited our magazine."