Howard Menger (February 17, 1922 – February 25, 2009) was an American contactee who have met extraterrestrials throughout the course of his life, meetings which were the subject of books he wrote, such as From Outer Space To You and The High Bridge Incident. Menger, who rose to prominence as a charismatic contactee detailing his chats with friendly Adamski-style Venusian “space brothers” in the late 1950s, was accepted by some UFO believers. Menger later mentioned in a documentary that the space people he been contacted by had bases on Venus and other planets in the Solar System but he believed they lived somewhere else in the universe.
Menger had religious revelations to impart after his “experiences,” and also came back from his contacts with practical messages.
When he was still young he moved with his parents to the rolling hills of Hunterdon County, New Jersey. His first alleged contact with a person from another planet was at the age of ten, in the woods near his hometown of High Bridge, New Jersey. Shortly after leaving high school, he entered the United States Army and was attached to the 17th Tank Battalion. In later life he was often employed as a sign painter.
He died on February 25, 2009, at the age of 87.