A former Canadian defense minister, Paul T. Hellyer, 91, has accused the world governments and leaders of concealing vital information about the presence of aliens on Earth. He called on governments to release classified documents containing information about UFOs.
Hellyer, who served as Canadian defense minister from 1963 to 1967, first talked about his belief in aliens and alien UFOs in 2005, when he alleged alien presence on Earth, saying that "UFOs are as common as airplanes in our skies" and that "they've been visiting our planet for thousands of years."
He restated his belief in aliens and alien UFOs, calling on world leaders to release classified documents relating to UFOs during a keynote address delivered to a crowd of about 400 ET and UFO believers at the University of Calgary as part of the ongoing Disclosure Canada Tour organized to call on governments to release classified UFO files.
The Disclosure Canada Tour, organized by a Canadian group known as Modern Knowledge, also took Hellyer and other speakers to other Canadian cities, such as Toronto and Montreal.
According to CTV Calgary, he said that the people have to demand disclosure from their governments because "much of the media won't touch it [the documents]."
"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.'"
While skeptics dismiss Hellyer's claims as outlandish, he is highly regarded among alien and UFO enthusiasts as a primary witness or "insider," having been Member of Parliament for many years and former defense minister. Being a former high-ranking defense official, his pronouncements about ETs and alien UFOs are taken very seriously by enthusiasts and help to fuel online conspiracy theories.
He is probably the highest ranking official of a western country to openly state that ETs and alien UFOs are real and are present on Earth. He once accused the U.S. government of planning to start a space war and has repeatedly called for public hearings on ETs and UFOs.
He appears to believe sincerely that aliens are living on Earth among us and that governments are aware of it but concealing the truth.
Hellyer and others of the ET/UFO community who share his beliefs say that some of the aliens living among humanity on Earth are similar to humans in appearance and thus are able to hide their presence.
He once said that aliens "look just like us and they could walk down the street and you wouldn't know if you walked past one. They are able to get away with that; they had a couple of their ladies dressed as nuns go into Las Vegas to shop and they weren't detected."
According to Hellyer, at least four alien species have established presence on Earth. But he once told Russia Today that at least 80 species of ETs have visited Earth.
He believes that most of the alien species have good intentions toward humanity, although a few have questionable motives. His list of alien species does not add new information to beliefs about aliens already held by members of the ET/UFO community.
The species include the oft-mentioned "Tall Whites," who allegedly work for the U.S. military, especially the Air Force, on advanced aeronautical projects, such as those conducted at Area 51 in Nevada during the 1950s.
In some ET conspiracy theory circles, President Barack Obama is a "Tall White" disguised as a human.
Other species are the "Nordic Blondes," who we could mistake for Danes, and finally the "Short Grays," who conform to popular stereotypes about alien, having large heads, spindly arms and legs, and stand at about five feet.
According to Hellyer, aliens have preferred not to reveal their presence on Earth to the public mostly because they are dismayed about mankind's destructive and war mongering culture. Aliens became very worried about the propensities of the human race after the first atom bomb was detonated in 1945.
Although aliens have made a few contributions to human technology, they are withholding more advanced knowledge because they fear that humans will use the knowledge for destructive purposes.
"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 sick.
"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. They are very concerned about that and that we might use it again, because the whole cosmos as 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."
Hellyer's claim that aliens are benevolent and altruistic sounds too good to be true to most skeptics.
According to New York Daily News, he served during World War II and earned a degree in aeronautical engineering from the Curtiss-Wright Technical Institute in California.
The group known as Modern Knowledge, which organized the tour, describes its goals on its website as "creating awareness about important and though provoking subject matter that is not normally discussed in the mainstream."