A British politician claims to have offspring on another planet. Simon Parkes, a city councilor for the small seaside town of Stakesby, said he fathered a child called Zarka with an alien he called the Cat Queen, the Northern Echo reports.
“What will happen is that we will hold hands, and I will say ‘I’m ready,’ and then the technology I don’t understand will take us up to a craft orbiting the Earth," he explained about his sexual encounters with extraterrestrials.
In a recent TV documentary titled "Confessions Of An Alien Abductee," Parkes said his wife was upset when she learned about his other worldly relationship. “My wife found out about it and was very unhappy, clearly. That caused a few problems, but it is not on a human level, so I don’t see it as wrong.”
The 53-year-old driving instructor says his “real mother” is a 9-foot tall green alien with eight fingers. His first memory is being lifted out of his crib by an extraterrestrial.
“I thought, ‘they’re not mummy’s hands, mummy’s hands are pink,’ and a mummy has thumbs. These are green and pointed and there’s four of them,’” he said in a YouTube video about the experience.
The father of three is aware of mounting criticism surrounding his alien claims and said that many don’t believe him because they haven’t shared the same alien encounters. Parkes later added that his alien relationships have no effect on his work as a politician.
Parkes, who spends hours drawing his encounters, believes that aliens are monitoring his movements and “intervene” if necessary. He points to a recent example when he and a female passenger in his car were abducted by aliens and later returned to the vehicle as it moved.
But Parkes asserts that there are more believers out there than previously thought. "There are plenty of people in my position who don't choose to come out and say it, because they are terrified it will destroy their careers," Parkes said.
Parkes has a point. In the United States, Anne Ramsey Cuvelier hosts an annual gathering for those who call themselves alien “experiencers.” For the past 20 years, she transforms her bed and breakfast home into a gathering place for people who say they have encountered aliens.
“I want to get information out so these people don’t have to suffer,” she told Vanity Fair. “Nobody believes you. You go through these frightening experiences, and then you go through the ridicule.”
Besides those that have witnessed alien life firsthand, John Edward Mack, a Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer and Harvard Medical School psychiatrist, was committed to learning more about their experiences.
Mack, who died in 2004, spent years studying their stories and said they were telling the truth -- alien abductees were not delusional or crazy, something real had happened to them.
“He believes them when they say they have been on the aliens’ spaceships,” Oprah Winfrey said when introducing Mack on her show. “And Dr. Mack believes them, he says, when they say that they have had children with aliens.”
Mack said the stigma surrounding alien encounters stems from a Western scientific worldview that rejects the notion of extraterrestrials. “Every other culture in history except this one, in the history of the human race, has believed there were other entities, other intelligences in the universe,” he said. “Why are we so goofy about this? Why do we treat people like they’re crazy, humiliate them, if they’re experiencing some other intelligence?”
The British documentary that told Parkes’ story drew accounts from the Anomalous Mind Management, Abductee, Contactee Helpline, or AMMACH, which offers counseling and support for people who believe that they have been abducted by aliens. The program also interviewed Chantelle, 49, who claims to be "the most abducted person in Britain," and Marie, who said aliens have implanted devices in her body and have tampered with her DNA, the Guardian reports.
Parkes isn’t the only politician to believe in aliens. Canada's former Minister of National Defense Paul Hellyer believes in the existence of aliens and UFOs.
"At least four species" of alien have been visiting Earth for "thousands of years," and each have “different agendas,” Hellyer said at the Citizen Hearing On Disclosure, or CHD, last month in Washington, D.C. He went on to describe his belief in a “one world government” and global warming as a severe threat to humanity.
At the end of his testimony, Hellyer quoted Dr. John Mack from his book “Passport to the Cosmos”: "Although the aliens themselves are not gods, their behavior is anything but god-like. Abductees consistently report that the beings seem closer to God than we are, acting as messengers, guardian spirits or angels, intermediaries between us and the Divine Source."
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