(NaturalNews) Area 51. UFOs. Strange signs in cornfields. And, of course, aliens from space. They're all real, you see, and in fact, there are aliens among us.
At least, that's what one former Canadian defense minister is saying, as reported by Fusion:
There's nothing quite like a former high-ranking official giving credence to conspiracy theories to kick off a work week.
[Recently], Paul Hellyer, former Canadian defense minister, went on television and declared that not only do aliens exist but that they walk amongst us and are responsible for some of our modern technology. Among these tech gifts are the microchip, LED light and Kevlar vest.
Parts of this story ring true, but a good storyteller makes you believe - right?
Well, what good are aliens if you can't get them to pass along a little of their technology? But - I digress.
Hellyer served as Canada's defense minister in the 1960s. He appeared on RT's program SophieCo to talk more about extraterrestrial beings. The interview, which can be seen here, is a bit long, but it is worth the watch, if for no other reason than that he is a former high-ranking Western politician to come out publicly and state, in essence, "Hey, E.T. is real."
The writer at Fusion admits he is conflicted:
Honestly, watching this is an exercise in feeling conflicting emotions. For starters, I too believe that aliens exist. Our universe is so massive that it would almost be statistically impossible for Earth to be the only planet to have intelligent life.
Also, he says, it's very easy to support statements made by Hellyer, like this one:
"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 the sick, and that we are polluting our waters and our air and that we're playing around with these exotic weapons, thermonuclear weapons and atomic weapons, which have such devastating effects both on Earth and other areas in the Cosmos."
The Cosmos, by the way, is interconnected, Hellyer charged; the four species of extraterrestrials that have been visiting Earth for thousands of years - and the others that exist within the Cosmos - are interconnected with humans. If we harm ourselves or destroy the planet, he maintains, we will upset some sort of galactic ecosystem.
"That's straight up true, and Hellyer's claim that we don't have more alien technology because we treat each other poorly is believable," Fusion reports. "It's a scientific fact that we can't have nice things. But then Hellyer gets into the specifics, and that's when he begins to lose me."
Peru holds the gateway to the Cosmos
Like, when he makes this claim:
"I've been getting from various sources that there are about 80 different species, and some of them look just like us and they could walk down the street and you wouldn't know if you walked past one."
Later, the interview turns even more incredulous. Hellyer starts listing where the species are coming from, and it turns out - he says - that some alien visitors are coming from near (from one of Saturn's moons) and some from farther away (the Pleiades and Zeta Reticuli star systems). And they, um, arrive via a portal in the Andes mountains in Peru.
"So there you have it, folks. Aliens are real, according to a nonagenarian man who at one point had access to highly classified information during the height of the Cold War," reports Fusion.
As for Area 51, well, it is real, as recently declassified CIA documents reveal, but there are no admissions from the government that UFOs and aliens are hidden out there.