Former Canadian Defense Minister Says Aliens Would Share Advanced Tech If We’d Stop Being So Hostile

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HellyerThe questions of whether we are alone in the universe is one of the biggest mysteries of existence. Certainly, the sheer size, age, and diversity of the small portions of our universe we have investigated would seem to make the existence of other intelligent species out there a virtual given, but that’s not the same thing as having proof. But there’s one chap who’s convinced that aliens are not only out there, but hidden amongst us, and that they might reveal themselves and reward us with fun party favors if only we’d stop being violent, primitive screwheads. Okay, there are actually plenty of people who believe that sort of thing — this is the internet, after all — but their resume doesn’t usually include an entry labeled “Former Canadian Defense Minister.”

The one chap who can make that claim is Paul Hellyer, who served as Canada’s Minister of National Defense during the 1960s. Such a position could, theoretically, grant him access to documents related to aliens and UFOs that us average joes and janes couldn’t get our hands on. Of he could just be bonkers. Either way, in an interview with RT’s Sophie Shevardnadze, his claims about alien visitations go beyond the general and into the specific. For instance, Hellyer claims that not only are there aliens among us, but that “with absolute certainty, four species — at least — had been visiting this planet for thousands of years.” To borrow a Pulp Fiction quote, that’s a bold statement.

So what are all those unseen E.T. tourists doing here on our green-and-blue marble? Hellyer says:

We have a long history of UFOs and of course there has been a lot more activity in the last few decades, since we invented the atomic bomb and they are very concerned about that and the fact that we might use it again, and because the Cosmos is a unity and it affects not just us but other people in the Cosmos, they are very much afraid that we might be stupid enough to start using atomic weapons again, and this would be very bad for us and for them as well.

Well, I can certainly see how atomic bombs are bad for us, since our entire race is currently huddled across the surface of one measly planet. If we start lobbing nukes at each other, that’s going to be bad news for us as a whole, not just the folks who get vaporized in the initial blast. But could our puny little warheads really be a threat to any hypothetical galactic community at large? Maybe they’re just worried that we’ll develop interstellar travel and start spreading our warlike tendencies beyond our own solar system? If so somebody should tell the galactic equivalent of the U.N. that we haven’t even gotten a human beyond the moon, so it’s not like we’re a clear and present danger. Stop being coy and send a Klaatu and/or Gort down here to give us a proper warning already. We’re busy people, we don’t have time to interpret crop circles.

If you were hoping Hellyer was going to bring out the smoking gun to convince all the skeptics that They Are Here, unfortunately he pretty much just spends the interview making vague references and talking as if this whole subject had already been conclusively settled. He also lays the blame for the continuing skepticism of UFO/alien encounter claims at the feet of scientists, who he says are too quick to dismiss “well authenticated” claims. I guess he never heard that Marcello Truzzi quote: “Extraordinary claims require extraordinary proof.”

He does provide a few more details when it comes to ticking off the various alien races that are scooting around the cosmos, some of which — naturally — look just like humans. (If Star Trek taught us nothing else…) There are apparently some 80 species out there, including “Tall Whites,” “Nordic Blondes,” and everybody’s favorites, the “Short Greys.” Who knew a catalog of the galaxy’s life forms would read like a Starbucks menu?

Hellyer also says that if we would put aside our warlike ways, the aliens might share more advanced technology with us, and claims that many of our current technologies were developed from extraterrestrial sources. Hellyer continues:

…as far as technology is concerned, they are light years ahead of us, and we have learned a lot of things from them. A lot of the things we use today we got from them, you know — led lights and microchips and Kevlar vests and all sorts things that we got from their technology and we could get a lot more too, especially in the fields of medicine and agriculture if we would go about it peacefully. But, I think, maybe some of our people are more interested in getting the military technology, and I think that’s wrong-headed, and that’s one of the things that we are going to have to change, because we’re going to have to work together, all of us, everywhere on the planet.

Hellyer’s claims aren’t likely to change any minds one way or the other when it comes to questions of flying saucers and EBEs, but he does add one particularly memorable claim to the ongoing conversation: “I don’t know if you personally have ever read the Bible or not but I think the star of Bethlehem was one of God’s flying saucers.”

I’ll just let an expert address that claim: