Former Arizona Governor Sees Aliens? Former Arizona governor says he believes aliens exist. Former Arizona Gov. Fife Symington says he believes he saw a UFO in 1997. (ABC News )
ABC News Former Arizona Governor's Close Encounter With UFO Fife Symington Revises His Description of Phoenix Lights Sighting in 1997
March 30, 2007 — - For six years, Fife Symington was governor of Arizona, a state in America on Earth. He now says that while he was governor, he had a brush with something not from America or from this planet. "It was absolutely breathtaking," Symington said. "I mean when I saw it, I said this is definitely a UFO. I have never seen anything like this in my life." It was an event that is now the stuff of legend, called the Phoenix Lights. There was video taken in 1997 of those mysterious lights flying in formation in the Arizona night sky, and was witnessed by thousands. "It was moving real slow, and I went in and jokingly said to my wife, 'We have a UFO coming over,'" Bob Nelson, a Phoenix eyewitness, said. Another witness Thomas Chavez said what he saw that night was "definitely not an aircraft -- an aircraft as we know it." Symington recently described his sighting of the Phoenix Lights as "a geometric form with extremely bright lights on the leading edge."
France became the first country to open its files on UFOs on Thursday
when the national space agency unveiled a website documenting more than
1600 sightings spanning five decades.
The online archives, which will be updated as new cases are reported,
catalogues in minute detail cases ranging from the easily dismissed to
a handful that continue to perplex even hard-nosed scientists.
"It is a world first," says Jacques Patenet, the aeronautical engineer
who heads the office for the study of "non-identified aerospatial
Known as OVNIs in French, UFOs have always generated intense interest
along with countless conspiracy theories about secretive government
cover-ups of findings deemed too sensitive or alarming for public
"Cases such as the lady who reported seeing an object that looked like
a flying roll of toilet paper" are clearly not worth investigating,
But many others involving multiple sightings – in at least one case
involving thousands of people across France – and evidence such as burn
marks and radar trackings showing flight patterns or accelerations that
defy the laws of physics are taken very seriously.
A phalanx of beefy security guards formed a
barrier in front of the space agency (CNES) headquarters where the
announcement was made, "to screen out uninvited UFOlogists," an
Of the 1600 cases registered since 1954, nearly 25% are classified as
"type D", meaning that "despite good or very good data and credible
witnesses, we are confronted with something we can't explain", Patenet
On 8 January 1981 outside the town of Trans-en-Provence in southern
France, for example, a man working in a field reported hearing a
strange whistling sound and seeing a saucer-like object about 2.5
metres in diameter land in his field about 50 metres away.
A dull-zinc grey, the saucer took off almost immediately, leaving
burn marks, he told police. Investigators took photos, and then
collected and analysed samples, and to this day no satisfactory
explanation has been made.
The nearly 1000 witnesses who said they saw
flashing lights in the sky on 5 November 1990, by contrast, had simply
seen a rocket fragment falling back into Earth's atmosphere.
"We do not have the least proof that extra-terrestrials are behind the
unexplained phenomena," says Patenet, adding: "Nor do we have the least
proof that they aren't."
The CNES fields between 50 and 100 UFO reports ever year, usually
written up by police. Of these, 10% are the object of on-site
investigations, Patenet says.
Other countries, notably Britain and the US, collect data more or less
systematically about unidentified flying objects. In the US,
information can be requested on a case-by-case basis under the Freedom
of Information Act.
"But we decided to do it the other way around and made everything available to the public," Patenet says.
The aim was to make it easier for scientists and other UFO buffs to access the data for research. The
itself – which crashed host servers hours after it was unveiled due to
heavy traffic – is extremely well organised and complete, even
including scanned copies of police reports.
UFOs are something we are all aware of, some people take no notice of
them, some show a mild interest and some study them seriously. Whatever
level of interest people may have about UFOs most people will be
somewhat intrigued by them.
To date countries around the world have been very tight lipped about
the UFO information they possessed, trying their best to keep it from
the general public. Today France made a bold move by becoming the first
country in the world to make its official UFO files available to the
The information has been made available today through a new
website developed by the French national space agency. The UFO
information revealed occurs during a fifty-year time span and includes
The new online UFO archive will receive regular updates when
new UFO sightings occur in France. Each case included on the UFO
website contains every little detail about the sighting, no matter how
unbelievable the sighting may have been. Many of the UFO sightings will
be easy to dismiss or explain, but there are still a number of calls
that have stumped scientists for years.
Jaques Patenet, an aeronautical engineer that heads the
"office for the study of non-identified aerospatial phenomena" has
said, "It is a world first." He then went on to discuss some of the UFO
sightings found on the website. One of the most outlandish reports
Patenent mentioned is "the lady who reported seeing an object that
looked like a flying roll of toilet paper."
There was one case that at first seems quite interesting. This
is because the UFO sighting had thousands of witnesses around France.
The incident occurred on November 5, 1990 and witnesses described
seeing flashing lights in the sky. However when the sighting was
investigated it had a simple explanation. It had apparently been rocket
fragments entering the earth's atmosphere and burning up.
One of the most intriguing and mystifying UFO sightings in
France happened on January 8, 1981 near the southern village of
Trans-en-Provence. A man who was out working in his field reported the
incident. The man states that he heard an unusual whistling sound and
that he saw a saucer shaped object. The man estimated that the object
was about eight foot wide and that is had landed about 50 yards from
him. The man said that the UFO was dull-zinc grey in colour and that it
took off again within seconds of landing. The UFO left burn marks in
the man's field. On receiving the sighting report investigators took
samples for analysis from the site and also to photos of the burn marks
left by the UFO.
When Patenet was questioned about the government having
knowledge about extra terrestrial life he gave an answer that does not
answer any questions. Patenet said, "We do not have the least proof
that extra-terrestrials are behind the unexplained phenomena." "Nor do
we have the least proof that they aren't."
Each year France gets around 50 to 100 UFO sightings reported
to the police. Around 10 percent of these sightings are subject to on
Many other countries systematically collect UFO information.
Two of the biggest collectors are the United States and the United
The website is currently extremely busy and the unexpected
large amounts of traffic cause the server to crash shortly after
launch. It has a wealth of information that would interest even the
mildly intrigued. Expect the site to be busy and a little slow until it
can make adjustments to service the traffic. At the moment you visitors
to the site will be able to look at around 400 UFO cases. The rest of
the files will be added over the next few months.
France on Thursday became the first country to open its official
archives on unidentified flying objects (UFO), said Jacques Patenet,
the head of the UFO study group at the National Centre of Space Studies
"It's a world first," Patenet said. "It's true that in the United
States you can ask for information on a case-by-case basis. But we have
done the opposite by putting all the information at the disposition of
The archives are available at https://www.cnes-geipan.fr/geipan/ and currently contain 400 files, about one fourth of the approximately 1,600 UFO sightings reported in France since the 1950s.
All of the files are scheduled to be
online by the end of the year, Patenet said.
are working on the principle that there is nothing we will not put
online with one exception: protecting an individual's privacy," he
The files comprise principally witness statements taken by police officers, with personal
Patenet cautioned that "ufologists will not find any scoops or unknown cases in this
The article ends by saying: "an overwhelming majority of scientists would say
there is no compelling evidence for extraterrestrials visiting our planet."
If there was a clearer and clearer call for
scientists and the public to "investigate" and not "believe," it
would be great. The issue could be repositioned as right now it is
positioned as "believers" and "non-believers." It should have little to do
with "belief" but instead with evaluating the evidence.
Right now, there are only testimonies / witnesses
and speculations / theories such as String "Theory." Maybe we'll think of
something that will fall under the category of "scientific evidence" one
day. RV is not yet accepted by mainstream science, and when it is accepted
by "some," it is considered "speculative" until physical verification can
I love the fact that people are TALKING and
THINKING! All new discoveries after all start with theories!
Exopolitics can be positioned as a great starting "theory" of how life in
the Universe may be organized, until we humans have more verifiable evidence
further educating us. No credible stone should be left unturned by
Former MP talks about UFOs
Written by Logan Crowell, Staff Writer Wednesday, 21 March 2007 Says aliens are real and that we really need to talk
According to the Ufology Research of Manitoba, there were over 700 unidentified flying object sightings in Canada during 2005. This was the second highest amount ever recorded, surpassed only by the year before. Around 92 per cent of annual sightings are either explained or unreliable. The remaining eight per cent, however, are considered high-quality, unexplained cases. They are the cases that have the potential to be authentic alien sightings. Most UFO sightings receive no media attention and even less scientific inquiry. They lack credible, influential support. Without it, the believers are largely left on their own with little hope of proving the sightings as anything alien. So when Paul Hellyer, the former Canadian defence minister, announced that he had seen a UFO and believed it to be of alien origin, there was quite a ruckus. The revelation was made by Hellyer in 2005 while giving a speech at an Exopolitics conference in Toronto. Exopolitics is the study of relations between humans and extraterrestrials, and the conference was held to discuss this. According to one Exopolitics website (www.exopolitics.com), most supporters of Exopolitics organizations believe aliens have already reached Earth and the time has come to address the issue of communicating with them. So Hellyer, a member of both the Pearson and Trudeau cabinets, called on world governments to reveal that they have, over the years, located several alien vessels. The speech, currently available on Google Video, was met with thunderous applause. The nature of Hellyer's status instantly granted the Exopolitics organization the credentials it needed to be taken more seriously. Following the speech, Hellyer did little to push world governments to follow his request until 2007. Speaking to the Ottawa Citizen in February, Hellyer stated he believed that the alien crafts that are found presented solutions for the climate crisis. If governments would admit what they had then, Hellyer claimed the problem may be solved. "We need to persuade governments to come clean on what they know. Some of us suspect they know quite a lot, and it might be enough to save our planet if applied quickly enough," Hellyer said. It was a brave claim for the 83-year-old who is best known for merging the Canadian military units into the Canadian Forces. Hellyer's comments made national and international headlines for their audacity. The timing of Hellyer's claim, however, was chosen to coincide with the release of a film called Fastwalkers. The film, sponsored by Exopolitics Toronto, compiles over 30 eyewitness accounts detailing the international government conspiracy hiding actual UFO debris. The group claims that the film features witnesses ranging from "intelligence officials, to major airline pilots, nuclear and optical physicists," among others. It is meant, along with Hellyer's claims, to generate a public outcry. If correct, the Exopolitics supporters would force major governments to reveal their UFO findings, and world problems such as global warming could be solved. It is possible, however, that even if there were alien crafts currently held by world powers, they would fail to provide answers. Dr. Michael DeRobertis, York University professor and member of the Skeptics Canada Society for Critical Inquiry, says that he sees the challenge of reverse engineering alien technology as far beyond current human capacity. "Suppose we could transport ourselves back in time 40 to 50,000 years ago ( . . . ) and we dropped off our watch with our earliest ancestors. They wouldn't have a clue what it was for. They may have some idea that it required mechanical design, but they would not have a clue," he stated. "The idea that any alien race that could make it here (to Earth), that we could make sense of (their technology), is pushing it a great deal." Accurate or not, the urge for true alien contact remains strong. Speculating on potential reasons for the strength of the alien urge, DeRobertis touched a note very similar to one of the claims made in the film Fastwalkers. "At the same time as religious authority ( . . . ) has subsided, we have an increase in the number of people who are still seeking these transcendental urges ( . . . ) under the guise of science," he explained. Fastwalkers' press release describes the film as exploring "some of the spiritual and religious implications of the disclosure of extraterrestrial life." The yearning for spirituality seems undeniably interconnected with the yearning for alien contact. Whether there have indeed been alien visitors or not, the implications of such a visit have already begun to inspire humans to act. For Exopolitics Toronto, the inspiration has led to pieces such as Fastwalkers. Through the film, they hope to build their case and help others to believe. Furthermore, the appeal of supporters such as Hellyer is strong. The chance to add credibility to an incredible claim is invaluable. For the scientific community, however, the name makes little difference. "Many people would just love to be assured that we are not alone," said DeRobertis. "That there is a purpose to the universe." Ultimately, however, he argued that an overwhelming majority of scientists would say there is no compelling evidence for extraterrestrials visiting our planet.
"There is a major country in the world - G7 Country - that has decided to do this with us and has invited us to become the primary contactee to precipitate an event with these extraterrestrial vehicles with the full support of their air force, space command, everything, land and meet the leadership of this country with us facilitating this so that this can than be proximally disclosed to the world, and that what we are doing eminent - what we are working on eminently."
Progressive Talk Phoenix 1480 AM, Nova M Network Launch “Exopolitics Radio” Weeklyom Extraterrestrial Politics Talk Show
Phoenix, AZ – Political talk show hosts at Progressive Talk Phoenix 1480 AM <www.aaphx.com> are being joined by new on-air host with a celestial political beat. The Nova M Network flagship station is launching EXOPOLITICS RADIO, a weekly program reporting on “Exopolitics” or Extraterrestrial politics on Saturday, March 10, 2007 at 8 PM MT (10 PM EST; 7 PM PT).
Exopolitics is a new political science for outer space. The Associated Press reported in January 2006 that “Exopolitics” had been nominated for 2005 Word of the Year. According host Alfred Lambremont Webre, “Exopolitics is the science of relations between Earth and other intelligent civilizations in the Universe.” Progressive Talk Phoenix 1480 AM’s company motto is “We need to talk.”
Exopolitics Radio’s expert guests will, each week, deal with in-depth public affairs developments in Exopolitics, such as:
♣ New Energy– New, fuel-less, energy and propulsion systems, based on Extraterrestrial principles, may have been developed using U.S. taxpayer funds and may now be in use on large classified spacecraft. If released into the civilian economy, these New Energy systems could replace all petroleum and nuclear-based energy, triggering an era of prosperity and transformation of the permanent war economy into a sustainable, peaceful Space Age society.
♣ Disarmament in Outer Space – Former Canadian Minister of Defence Paul Hellyer has stated that the U.S. Space Command is now planning to place weapons in space, under the cover of “Star Wars,” with the intent of starting an inter-stellar war with advanced Extraterrestrial Civilizations now visiting Earth. In fact, there is no evidence these advanced, ethical ETs are hostile. “Star Wars” may be the latest corporate welfare hoax for the defense industry. Advanced ETs appear to be here to help Earth transition into membership in organized Galactic society.
In October 2006, the UN General Assembly nations voted 166-1 in favor of a Space Preservation Treaty banning all weapons in space (The USA was the sole dissenting vote).
♣ Disclosure – Following the Disclosure Project National Press Club Press Conference in May 9, 2001, which brought together over 20 high level military-intelligence and governmental witnesses to the Extraterrestrial presence, disclosure initiatives are now active in the U.S. Congress, Canada, Brazil, the European Parliament, the United Nations and elsewhere.
♣ Diplomacy – Updates on a Decade of Contact including public interest diplomacy with Off-planet cultures now visiting Earth, for mutual benefit.
EXOPOLITICS RADIO Host Alfred Webre has a long background in Exopolitics. As a Futurist in at Stanford Research Institute (SRI), he was Principal Investigator of the proposed 1977 Carter White House Extraterrestrial Communication Study. In 2000, Alfred released an online treatise that was to become EXOPOLITICS: POLITICS, GOVERNMENT AND LAW IN THE UNIVERSE (Universebooks), a book credited with founding the field of Exopolitics. Alfred is International Director of the Institute for Cooperation In Space (ICIS), based in Vancouver, BC, Canada and Vilcabamba, Ecuador.
EXOPOLITICS RADIO guests include distinguished Exopolitics researchers and activists, including Dr. Steven Greer (Director of the Disclosure Project); Stephen Bassett (Director of X-PPAC, the Extraterrestrial Activist Community Political Action Committee); Dr. Michael Salla (Former American University Professor and Director of the Exopolitics Institute); Paola Harris, MA; Dr. Carol Rosin, President of the Institute for Cooperation in Space (ICIS) and Dr. Rebecca Hardcastle of Phoenix, AZ.
About Nova M Radio, Inc.
Progressive Talk Phoenix 1480 AM is the flagship station for Nova M Radio, Inc. Jeff Farias is a key broadcaster and station executive responsible for developing EXOPOLITICS RADIO. Mike Thomas is the General Manager of KPHX. Nova M Radio, headed by Anita and Sheldon Drobny, is in the business of building a national progressive talk radio network. Based in Phoenix Arizona, Nova M Radio currently broadcasts in 10 cities nationwide including San Francisco, Seattle, Sacramento, Miami, Phoenix and Sirius satellite, with plans for additional affiliates throughout 2007. Learn more at www.novamradio.com
Nova M Radio Executive Team
* Anita Drobny, CEO & President, is an executive with the Paradigm Group investment firm based outside Chicago and founding partner of Air America Radio. As an accountant and venture capitalist, Drobny has a record of nurturing business ventures from early stages to high growth. * Sheldon Drobny, CFO is a co-founder of Air America Radio Network and is the author of Road to Air America published by Select Books. He is Chairman and Managing Director of Paradigm Group and has been the major force in developing Paradigm to the status it has achieved today. * Joe Trippi, Media Communications Consultant, was National Campaign Manager for Howard Dean’s presidential campaign, pioneering the use of online technology to organize what became the largest grassroots movement in the history of presidential politics. * John Zogby, co-host of “The Pulse of the Nation” and President and CEO of Zogby International, remains by all accounts the hottest pollster in the United States today.
EXOPOLITICS RADIO is produced by Finis Productions of Phoenix, Arizona, Richard Romero, Sr. Executive Producer.
FOR INTERVIEWS OR SYNDICATION PLEASE CONTACT:
EXOPOLITICS RADIO Alfred Lambremont Webre, JD, MEd Tel: 604-733-8134 Email: [email protected]
'Fastwalkers' lock sensors on Rush Limbaugh [Peace, Space]
By Judi McLeod
Friday, March 2, 2007
The "fastwalkers" and folk who want to fight Global Warming with Steven Spielberg ETs, have their sensors locked on to radio giant Rush Limbaugh.
On yesterday's show Limbaugh laughed at former Liberal Canadian defense minister Paul Hellyer's notion to force governments, worldwide to disclose and use secret alien technologies obtained in alleged UFO crashes to stem climate change.
Today Fastwalkers' fast talker Victor Viggiani tried to have Canada Free Press (CFP) head off Limbaugh.
"Judi, I need to give you a heads up on this. The Hellyer thing and Fastwalkers has hit the Drudge Report. Millions of people and tons of reporters are on this as I write," wrote Viggiani. "Give me (a) call so this thing can go out in the right way."
Viggiani is head of Zland Communications, the publicity agent for Hellyer and Fastwalkers.
According to their latest media communiqué, "Fastwalkers reveals the truth about UFOs and Extraterrestrials that has been suppressed and hidden for centuries."
" 'Fastwalker' is a code word created by NORAD (North American Air Defense Command) to classify (UFOs) unidentified flying objects which approach our Earth from space and enter our atmosphere. It has been reported that from its subterranean facility deep inside Cheyenne Mountain, Colorado, USA, the Air Force NORAD facility tracks a rough average of 500 of these "Fastwalkers" each year."
For folks whose heads are still not reeling that Titanic producer James Cameron found the tomb of Jesus Christ, the Canadian screening debut of FASTWALKERS takes place in Toronto next Wednesday.
Back to Hellyer and his elixir for Earth scorched by global warming.
"I would like to see what (alien) technology there might be that could eliminate the burning of fossil fuels within a generation...that could be a way to save our planet," Hellyer told the Ottawa Citizen.
Alien spacecrafts would have traveled vast distances to reach Earth, and so must be equipped with advanced propulsion systems or used exceptional fuels, he told the newspaper.
ET and Company would fall on their pointed little heads laughing if they heard the hullabaloo Canadian Kyoto architect Maurice Strong, Oscar-winning Al Gore and Canadian global warming guru and CBC television host David Suzuki are trying to cause in getting carbon credits for global warming.
Space aliens, who likely would have little time for space cadets, would laugh longer than an amused Limbaugh who said yesterday, "This is just as credible as "carbon offsets" It makes just as much sense as carbon offsets to fight global warming. You have to understand this. The best way to understand, is this is not strange at all when thrown into the mix of everything else these people believe. This is just a teaser for the Global Warming Stack. There's much more in it. (Laughing). I'm stunned. I literally am stunned. I shouldn't be, but I am, because it's so clear o me that this whole thing is a hoax and bogus. I'm stunned that so many people have bought into it. I understand the techniques, but it's frightening to me how many people buy this lock, stock and barrel."
Hellyer wants governments to come clean on what they know as "some of us suspect they know quite a lot, and it might be enough to save our planet if applied quickly enough," he said.
Two years ago, Hellyer was accusing President George W. Bush of taking pot shots at unsuspecting space aliens.
"The United States military are preparing weapons which could be used against the aliens, and they could get us into an intergalactic war without us ever having any warning," Hellyer said.
"Blame it all on the Bush administration, which Hellyer says has 'finally agreed to build a forward base on the moon, which will put them in a better position to keep track of the goings and comings of the visitors from space, and to shoot at them if they so decide,'" wrote CFP.
In 2004, Hellyer announced in a public speech at the University of Toronto "UFOs are as real as the airplanes that fly over your head."
Following the U of T address, Hellyer joined forces with three Non-governmental organizations to ask the Parliament of Canada to hold public hearings on a new kind of politics‚ÄîExopolitics, the kind that stars ETs.
We don't know if those are the kind of politics practiced by Al Gore, but we do know that one of the lobbying NGOs, the Vancouver-based Institute for Cooperation in Space (ICIS) through its international director, undertook a 1977 Extraterrestrial Communications Study for the White House when Jimmy Carter was President.
The Canadian Exopolitics Initiative, presented by the lobbying organizations to a senate Committee panel hearing in Winnipeg in March 2004, is also proposing that the Government of Canada undertake a "Decade of Contact".
The proposed Decade of Contact is "a 10-year process of formal, funded public education, scientific research, educational curricula development and implementation, strategic planning, community activity, and public outreach concerning our terrestrial society's full cultural, political, social, legal and governmental communication and public interest diplomacy with advanced, ethical Off-Planet cultures now visiting Earth."
Meanwhile, they wouldn't have to send for ET to solve global warming if only Al Gore would turn his lights off.
Canada Free Press founding editor Judi McLeod is an award-winning journalist with 30 years experience in the print media. Her work has appeared on Newsmax.com, Drudge Report, Foxnews.com, Glenn Beck and The Rant. Judi can be reached at: [email protected]
Summary: In the spring of 1966, in the midst of one of his government's biggest crises, prime minister Lester Pearson turned his attention to flying saucers.
In the spring of 1966, in the midst of one of his government's biggest crises, prime minister Lester Pearson turned his attention to flying saucers.
Cabinet documents from the time reveal the embattled prime minister was intrigued by repeated reports of unidentified flying objects in the night skies over southern Ontario, Michigan and other Great Lakes states.
The UFO sighting craze reached new heights when heavyweight boxer George Chuvalo, fresh from his famous "Battle of Toronto" match against Muhammad Ali, told reporters he and his wife saw unexplainable objects over Toronto the night after his March 29, 1966 loss to the world heavyweight boxing champion, then known as Cassius Clay.
At the time, Mr. Pearson and his government were licking their own wounds. For the preceding month, the Liberals and John Diefenbaker's Conservative opposition had been trading heavy blows in the Commons over the government's handling of the case of George Victor Spencer, a Vancouver postal clerk accused by the RCMP, but never charged, of being a low-level Soviet spy.
Under relentless questioning in the House by Mr. Diefenbaker and other critics, flustered Liberal justice minister Lucien Cardin lashed out by revealing the previously secret case of Gerda Munsinger, a German prostitute who had an affair with associate defence minister Pierre Sevigny during an earlier Diefenbaker government.
The parliamentary rancour that followed nearly brought the Liberal government to collapse and is considered by some historians to be one of the most noxious periods in modern Canadian parliamentary history.
Mr. Pearson told his cabinet it was "imperative" for the Liberals to end debate on the Munsinger issue, which threatened "to exacerbate an already dangerous and destructive Parliamentary situation."
He soon agreed to a royal commission into Canada's first Parliamentary sex scandal and a separate commission of inquiry into the handling of the Spencer case. Mr. Pearson also suggested a new debate on the death penalty, a hot subject as two Quebec separatists were on death row.
Mr. Cardin, who had been vehemently opposed to a Spencer inquiry, threatened to quit, taking with him other Quebec members of the Liberal caucus. There was media speculation that Mr. Pearson, too, would resign.
On the morning of April 5, 1966, with the espionage inquiries soon set to begin, Mr. Pearson met with his cabinet. But instead of discussing Mr. Spencer or Ms. Munsinger, he said he wanted ministerial briefings on the UFO phenomenon, according to newly uncovered cabinet meeting minutes at the National Archives.
Paul Hellyer was minister of national defence at the time. In an interview yesterday, he did not recall Mr. Pearson's UFO directive.
"It's quite possible that we provided him with a briefing or gave him the information that we had, which was not very extensive," he said. "If he followed up, that's what would have happened. But he sometimes raised things, then didn't bother following up. There were a lot of things cooking in those days."
Indeed. That very night, the Commons defeated a government motion to abolish capital punishment. The following day, Mr. Pearson unveiled a plan to make the federal public service bilingual.
The Ottawa Citizen and Toronto Sun Interviews of Paul Hellyer.
Exopolitics Toronto has also received two further enquiries about Mr.
Hellyer's challange to governments to fully engage this moral issue.
One enquiry from the BBC in Europe and another from the BBC in Columbia.
Alien technology the best hope to 'save our planet:' ex-defence boss
Governments must reveal what they know, says Paul Hellyer
The Ottawa Citizen
Wednesday, February 28, 2007
CREDIT: J. David Ake, Reuters
Not a real alien, Crystal Graham is shown wearing an extraterrestrial
costume in a 1997 contest at Roswell, New Mexico, where a UFO
allegedly crashed in 1947.
A former Canadian defence minister says be believes advanced
technology from extraterrestrial civilizations offers the best hope to
"save our planet" from the perils of climate change.
Paul Hellyer, 83, is calling for a public disclosure of alien
technology obtained during alleged UFO crashes -- such as the
mysterious 1947 incident in Roswell, New Mexico -- because he believes
alien species can provide humanity with a viable alternative to fossil
Mr. Hellyer has been a public UFO advocate since September 2005 when
he spoke at a symposium in Toronto. But with concern over global
warming at an all-time high, and Canadian political parties struggling
to out-green one another, Mr. Hellyer said governments and the
military have a responsibility to "come clean on what they know" now
more than ever.
"Climate change is the No. 1 problem facing the world today," he said.
"I'm not discouraging anyone from being green conscious, but I would
like to see what (alien) technology there might be that could
eliminate the burning of fossil fuels within a generation ... that
could be a way to save our planet."
Mr. Hellyer will be discussing his views at the upcoming screening of
a new UFO documentary called Fastwalkers, in Toronto's De La Salle
College Theatre on March 7.
Mr. Hellyer, a former Liberal cabinet minister, political turncoat and
one-time leadership candidate for the Liberal and Conservative
parties, said UFO researchers have amassed undeniable evidence that
aliens have visited our planet. Due to the distance such spacecrafts
would have to travel, UFOs must be equipped with some kind of advanced
fuel source or propulsion system, he said.
"We need to persuade governments to come clean on what they know," he
said. "Some of us suspect they know quite a lot, and it might be
enough to save our planet if applied quickly enough."
Michael De Robertis, an astronomer at York University and and member
of the Ontario Skeptics Society for Critical Inquiry, said there is
"little or no compelling evidence" that we have been visited by beings
from another planet.
"If (Mr. Hellyer) wants to broker some kind of communication, that
would be great," he said. "But I think the probability that there is
someone out there for him to make contact with is highly improbable."
But if aliens have indeed visited Earth, there is no doubt their
technical knowledge could benefit humanity, Mr. De Robertis added.
"To have travelled hundreds of trillions of kilometres, interstellar
visitors would, at a minimum, require a civilization that is thousands
-- if not millions -- of years ahead of our own. One would imagine
they went through their own fossil fuel era, and that they solved it
and didn't go through some kind of pollution holocaust.
"There is no doubt they would have different solutions, different
fuels and different energy sources."
February 28, 2007
Paul Hellyer has a unique solution to global warming and the gas
shortage -- ask aliens what makes their saucers fly
By MIKE STROBEL
Al Gore is the poster boy for global warming.
He sure is. Look at him.
There's a man who has never run for a bus.
All that gushing, honey love spread over him by other rich and famous
people at the Oscars worries me, too. Watch for a new hole in the
ozone 20 klicks above the Kodak Theatre.
Now the radio says Gore's mansion in Tennessee devours $30,000 a year
in hydro and gas, at a clip 20 times the U.S. average.
If this emperor has no clothes, why should he? His thermostat is set
So if not Al Gore, who will save us from drowning in glacial melt and
keep beach resorts from Nunavut?
I find one answer in the lakefront office tower where my mom happens
to hang her shingle.
Hon. Paul Hellyer. Remember him? Defence minister under Pearson.
Liberal leadership contender. Trudeau's transport minister. The
Belinda Stronach of his day. Grit. Tory. Grit. He even toyed with the NDP.
'OPEN YOUR EYES'
These days he dallies with another airy acronym. UFO.
"Open your eyes," he tells me. "Two days of research and you'll
believe it too."
I will ask the United Airlines workers who saw a big, metallic Frisbee
over Chicago's O'Hare airport last November.
I will not ask the air traffic controller who quipped: "To fly 7
million light years to O'Hare and then have to turn around and go home
because your gate was occupied is simply unacceptable."
What have UFOs to do with global warming, or the GTA gas shortage?
They're the cure, says Hellyer, 83. Here's how he sees it:
When a UFO crashed in Roswell, N.M., in 1947 (oh, stop being such a
cynic), it offered a techno treasure trove.
From that wreck, and 77 others, the military gleaned hardware that was
out of this world.
The micro-chip, for instance. Bullet-proof vests. Fibre-optics.
Tupperware. (Just kidding). Lasers. Star Wars weaponry.
"And particle guns."
"High voltage. They fire something like controlled lightning."
Aha. Ray guns.
"Yes. The U.S. air force probably has them by now."
The big prize, though, is what makes those saucers fly.
Imagine a vehicle that does 30,000 km/h or hovers on a dime,
regardless of whether Esso has any gas.
NO GREENHOUSE GAS
Best of all, no exhaust. No stench. No smog. No greenhouse gas. No ice
cap melt. No drowned continents. No Al Gore?
The U.S. must have figured out the aliens' propulsion by now, says
Likely it is zero point energy, an idea floated by Einstein, which is
infinite, pollution free and exists all around us.
Think of it as you queue for rationed gas.
The perfect fuel.
(Or is it? Why do flying saucers keep crashing?)
"That's why I've gone public. I want the Americans to tell us if they
have it. Or how close they are.
"The people of the world have the right to know, too. To save this
And if the Americans haven't figured it out?
"Instead of trying to shoot down those guys, we should invite them
down to tell us what we need to know."
"The aliens. I'm told there's more than one species."
How do we get them to come?
"I'm told there have been face-to-face communications."
I wait for him to cackle or make monkey sounds or jump on the desk of
his lakeview office. But Hellyer has unwavering, sane eyes, pale and
clear. He is 6-foot-3 and every inch a gent.
He will be on hand next Wednesday for the Toronto screening of the UFO
documentary Fastwalkers, so called for a military code name. (See
Hellyer has never seen a UFO. "I've never seen the Taj Mahal either,
but I know it's real."
Maybe he is right. Maybe oil execs are not the only slimy green men in
the energy business.