During a Brexit debate last month, European Commission President Jean Claude Juncker told a crowd of officials that he was in communication with alien leaders from other planets.
The video has since gone viral and UFO aficionados have gone wild with claims Juncker openly admitted to the existence of space aliens and a massive government conspiracy.
Juncker was speaking at the European Parliament in Brussels during a Brexit debate when he referred to his meetings with “those from afar”; his speech has been translated from French, according to the Express.
“You need to know that those who observe us from afar are worried.
“I have seen, listened and heard many leaders of other planets and they are very worried because they wonder about the course the EU will follow.
“So we have to reassure both the Europeans and those who observe us from afar.”
Alien conspiracy theorists were quick to jump on the statements saying Juncker clearly admitted to speaking with space aliens from other planets, but others have a more earthly explanation.
The more grounded commentators say Juncker merely misspoke; that’s something that’s easy to do when you speak four different languages.
The European president probably meant to say, “many leaders of our planet” rather than “leaders of other planets.”
The transcript of Juncker’s speech was deliberately omitted from the official record posted on the EC website because of the mistake, but that has only helped fuel more alien conspiracy theories, as noted by KeepTalkingGreece.
“It is difficult to imagine a major world leader would make such a dramatic error in an important speech to the European Parliament without realizing it immediately and correcting that error on the spot.”
To further confuse the issue, Juncker referred to himself as a “human being” and not a robot or machine, which has led some alien conspiracy theorists to suggest his comments were intended for a non-human audience.
Jean Claude Juncker is widely known for his confusing and erratic behavior; last year during an EU summit in Latvia he was visibly drunk and was filmed kissing and slapping European leaders.
The European president slapped the Hungarian Prime Minister in the face and called him “dictator” before moving on to kiss other leaders on their forehead.
The erratic behavior of the European president may go a long way to explaining why he made such cryptic comments about alien leaders, as even his most devoted critics say it’s unlikely Juncker was actually referring to space aliens.
This isn’t the first time UFO aficionados have seized on a slip of the tongue as proof of alien existence.
Earlier this year, NASA astronaut Scott Kelly seemed to admit to knowing about the existence of aliens during an exit interview after his year in space.
“Adjusting to space is easier than adjusting to Earth for me. I don’t think I ever felt completely normal up there. I think coming back to gravity is harder than leaving gravity, so maybe the aliens got it a lot easier than we do.”
The off-the-cuff comments caught UFO aficionados off guard and sent the alien believer community into an uproar with many claiming to finally have proof of extraterrestrials.
There has been an uptick in the number of alien believers this year as the space race continues to fuel the imaginations of earthlings. Even Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton is getting into the mix with her vow to declassify American alien files and send a fact finding mission into Area 51 if she’s elected.
What do you think? Did EU President Jean Claude Juncker really admit to meeting alien leaders of other planets or was it a simple slip of the tongue?