UFOs Are Real Says Canada's Ex-Defense Minister Paul Hellyer: Alien Ships As Common As Airplanes

Jonathan Vankin

UFOs are not only the real deal, says a top former Canadian member of parliament, but alien spaceships fly through the skies over Planet Earth at least as frequently as our own commercial airliners. And now Paul Hellyer, who served as one of Canada's most important defense ministers in the early 1960s, has called once again for his own government, as well as other governments, to reveal what they know about UFOs and extraterrestrial visitors.

Hellyer, seemingly tireless at the age of 91, has embarked on a speaking tour of Canada known as the "Disclosure Canada Tour," calling for release of UFO files.

"Much of the media won't touch it," Hellyer said in an interview with the Canadian TV network CTV. "So you just have to keep working away and hope that someday you get a critical mass, and they will say, in one way or another, 'Mr. President or Mr. Prime Minister, we want the truth and we want it now because it affects our lives.'"

Hellyer spoke at the University of Calgary on Saturday, drawing a crowd of about 400 to hear his message of UFO visitors and interplanetary peace.

Paul Hellyer served in Canada's government in several capacities from 1949 to 1974. As minister of defense in the early 1960s, he guided what were then the three branches of the Canadian military — army, navy and air force — into a single, unified force.

But in 1967, Hellyer took part in the unveiling of the world's first — and only — publicly constructed UFO landing pad in St. Paul, Alberta, Canada. At the time, Hellyer had not yet publicly announced his own personal belief that the UFO phenomenon is indeed the manifestation of an actual reality.

Instead, the St. Paul UFO landing pad, was intended, as a plaque on the site states, "as a symbol of our faith that mankind will maintain the outer universe free from national wars and strife. That future travel in space will be safe for all intergalactic beings."

Hellyer has long been a public opponent of the militarization of space, and other dignitaries who later visited the UFO landing site include Queen Elizabeth II and the late Mother Theresa.

But in 2005, Hellyer — then out of government for three decades — gave an interview announcing his own conviction that UFOs are not only real, but as he out it at the time, as common as airplanes.

The UFO "Disclosure Tour" has also taken Paul Hellyer to Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver, calling for release of government documents pertaining to extraterrestrial visitors.

[Images: Paul Hellyer Facebook, Dalje.com]