Canada's former Defense Minister says that aliens exist and walk among us
I have always been agnostic on the subject of UFOs and alien intelligent beings visiting earth. For one thing, there is no definitive proof one way or another. For another, it is far more amusing that way, especially since there are so many entertaining claims out there asserting all sorts of things. Consider claims of sexual violation, or claims of captured spacecraft in Area 51 or elsewhere, or of alien technology transfers being behind important inventions (which would seem to put the aliens into an alliance with the gold ol' USA, because we have dominated the production of world-changing technologies in the last century).
Now along comes Canada's former Defense Minister (above the border they write it Defence Minister), making a claim via Russia's propaganda organ RT:
Over the weekend, Paul Hellyer, former Canadian defense minister, went on television and declared that not only do aliens exist but that they walk amongst us and are responsible for some of our modern technology. Among these tech gifts are the microchip, LED light and Kevlar vest.
Hellyer, who served as Canada's Minister of National Defence in the 1960s, went on Russia Today's program SophieCo to speak more about extraterrestrials. (snip)
"We spend too much time fighting each other, we spend too much money on military expenditures, and not enough on feeding the poor and looking after the homeless and the sick, and that we are polluting our waters and our air and that we're playing around with these exotic weapons, thermonuclear weapons and atomic weapons, which have such devastating effects both on Earth and other areas of Cosmos." (snip)
"[I've] been getting from various sources [that] there are about 80 different species and some of them look just like us and they could walk down the street and you wouldn't know if you walked past one."
Hmm, this sort of why-do-we-fight-among-ourselves pabulum, straight out of The Day The Earth Stood Still, makes me more, rather than less skeptical. And the idea that 80 different species walk among us, while highly entertaining, raises all sorts of practical difficulties. Do the folks form various galazies speak to each other? And if they are so darned advanced, why do they bother with such mundane and primitive creatures as humanoids? And what about the people who really invented stuff like Kevlar, microchipsm, and LEDs? Are they all part of a vast conspiracy? Seems rather unlikely.
This little declaration moves me slightly in the direction of doubting alien visitors. But you can watch the video below and judge for yourself.
Hat tip: Dudge