Canada’s Former Defense Minister, Paul Hellyer, Embraces Insanity

By Kyle B. Stiff

 Congratulations!  You’ve just done a google search for “paul hellyer crazy” and it brought you here. You may have done this because you heard that Paul Hellyer, Canada’s former Defense Minister, has made some wild statements about various governments interacting with “alien species”. You may have been disturbed, so you did a google search hoping that a comforting CNN article would pop up and explain that Paul Hellyer is, in fact, batshit crazy.

But CNN doesn’t post stories like that, does it? In the same way that some families don’t discuss politics and religion at the dinner table, CNN tends not to discuss UFOs or the beings that inhabit them. That’s my job. And, get this: Paul Hellyer is quite sane.

How can this be? Despite his legit career and level-headed demeanor, the man publicly speaks about aliens! Not to mention his nutball opinions about banking conspiracies and the dangers of global warning.

Here’s the thing. I could spend a hundred paragraphs rambling on at length about various UFO sightings and a handful of incompetent conspiracies to keep the whole thing out of the public eye, and you could respond that no UFOs have landed in front of the White House, and we could both pretend to be objective and rational and the whole thing would start to sound like the comments section in a YouTube video… but why bother? Are any of us truly rational and objective? Isn’t it more the case that we form an opinion first and look for evidence second?

I’ll go ahead and say that talking about the subject of aliens isn’t cause for questioning someone’s sanity. Paul Hellyer has already stated, more than once, that he still has a lot to learn about the subjects that he’s bringing to the public’s attention. I’ve waited around at enough bus stops to know that crazy doesn’t often sound like humble, so I’m thinking Mr. Hellyer may be the latter rather than the former. Really, what do we know about the universe we live in? Do we know a great deal, or do we know only very little? If you can admit that we know only a very little bit about this very big and complicated universe, then can you also admit that associating Paul Hellyer with the term “crazy” might be an emotional reaction rather than a rational response?

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90 responses to “Canada’s Former Defense Minister, Paul Hellyer, Embraces Insanity

  1. Hey there readers! I’ve gotten a big spike in views for this old page. I don’t know if the above commenter has been coming here over and over again or if some people are investigating Hellyer online and they end up here, but I need to make something clear. Ninety percent of this particular post was written in a sarcastic tone. (EDIT: That’s no longer true. It’s been rewritten, and the original page has been preserved as a comment.) Unfortunately that doesn’t translate well online. I was making fun of the fact that even though Hellyer is a reasonable man with a respectable career, he is often poked fun at for being completely insane simply because he believes in the possibility of non-human, non-terrestrial intelligent life.

    Of course, any one who works for the government in an administrative capacity should be prepared to deal with the possibility of encountering creatures much like ourselves. I originally wrote this piece in a sarcastic tone because people tend to believe just the opposite view: That those in power should put on their blinders (the same ones worn by the public!) and not even acknowledge the possibility of encountering extraterrestrial (or cryptoterrestrial) intelligences.

    So that’s how that works. Now if anyone would like to explain why this particular page has been getting such a big spike in views, I’d love to hear it!

    • Hello.
      Regarding your question of why people end up on this old page, there is a recent video of Hellyer from May 2013 and (just like me probably) people want to find out a little more about him. And your page appears among the first on the Google search results
      Unfortunately it doesn’t offer much info :)

      • He is my Granddad and he isnt crazy. He has video of craft that are not of this earth in hangers and audio recordings with numerous miltary personel. When I was a kid (38 now) he had a lady over that showed him a VHS of alines and my cousin and I saw it from the hallway. THEY ARE REAL.

      • FaraSuparare: Thanks for the info! I’m caught up on all the new videos now. Unfortunately a lot of people find this site by googling “paul hellyer crazy”, so hopefully this new edit of the page will do something to help those hopelessly narrow-minded types.

        Terry Hellyer: If you are who you say you are, then thanks so much for the comment! Don’t worry, anyone with two brain cells and an ounce of curiosity knows that Paul is a respectable man with a lot to say. I hope you’re very proud of him! But, if you don’t mind, can you give some details on exactly what kind of aliens you saw on the VHS tape?

      • I know Sherif, right? What sane person wouldn’t want to be facebook friends with their grandparents!? I’d love to have members of my extended family post random comments on pictures of me getting drunk or commenting with weird non sequitor greetings when I’m trying to post about some modern pop culture thing that they’re completely detached from. In fact, I’m gonna get on facebook right now and make sure I’m friends with all of my blood relations! That definitely wouldn’t end up being a huge mistake.

  2. Apparently Canada’s former Minister of Defense is all about full disclosure on the subject of extraterrestrials visiting earth. This video is pretty badass; his quote from Bill Clinton is completely mind-blowing.

    Here’s the wikipedia page about this guy. Has a lot of stuff about his legit political career followed by a section about his “crazy talk” about aliens.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paul_Hellyer#Peace_in_space_and_UFO_advocacy

    Now, DON’T READ THIS NEXT LINK. It is mind numbingly boring. It’s about his actual career as the Defense Minister, and I’m only posting it to show that he doesn’t spend his life talking about aliens all the time; he was a real dude with a real career. Note that I did do a page search for the words “alien”, “extraterrestrial”, and “UFO” just to be sure. Search came up empty.

    http://www.journal.forces.gc.ca/vo7/no3/stouffer-eng.asp

    Then again, I guess there is one powerful argument against the idea that aliens exist, visit the earth, and are tracked by secretive government agencies: EVERY RATIONAL PERSON INTUITIVELY KNOWS THAT INTELLIGENT LIFE EXISTS ONLY ON EARTH. (Slam dunks on every crazy person who believes in the existence of aliens, takes a nap for the rest of the day.)

  3. actually I just typed his name – your link ,” Paul Hellier Crazy” was first to pop up on the list.
    – sarchastic and defffensive waste of bandwidth that it is , and that would apparently be POST EDIT, your drivel actually makes him look worse- his career IS very worth reading, and if you can’t or don’t understand most of it maybe you aren’t qualified , to post opinion on any, of it…

    -You essentially make him look like an idiot with other deffensive sarchastic idiots, who deffend him in arrogant posts …

    • Hello Bruce Banner!

      1) I can see what people google in order to find this page. The vast majority of people are adding “crazy”, or sometimes “insane”, to Paul Hellyer’s name. I think it’s great that you simply looked up his name, but I’m telling you: You’re in the minority. Paul Hellyer is hot on the webs right now, and believe it or not, it has nothing to do with any of the “normal” points of his career. He’s gotten a lot of people talking about him *lately* because of what he’s said about aliens and UFOs, which is interesting *because* his career hasn’t been about chasing ghosts or jumping at shadows.

      2) It’s difficult to understand what you’re saying (and I’m withholding judgment because English may not be your primary language), but are you saying that I shouldn’t post an opinion about Paul Hellyer being sane because I haven’t studied his career in-depth? Mr. Banner, you yourself learned how to control the power of the Hulk without understanding every little facet about gamma radiation, did you not? I “studied” Paul Hellyer’s career about as much as any somewhat-educated non-Canadian civilian who has only a passing interest in mundane affairs; I can tell the man’s not crazy. Anyone who isn’t emotionally disturbed by the possibility of intelligent alien life could just as easily make a similar snap judgment – and still be totally correct. So, to keep this short: Yes, I can in fact post an opinion about the man. It’s totally okay for me to do that. No one is being hurt. The man is doing something good. So relax.

      • When I reached this page, I had typed ‘Paul Hellyer’ into google search and google had auto-filled the word ‘crazy’ on the end of it. I pressed enter and noticed the added word at about the same moment.

      • I searched this page by typing “Paul Hellyer Crazy”. I didn’t do it to look for a CNN article, as you had suggested. I had just finished searching “Paul Hellyer aliens” and was indeed surprised to find a very rational person talking openly about aliens. It’s simply not something that is seen often. I spent a lot of time looking up pages about this. I was simply trying to find the other side of the coin, those who disagreed with him. Some evidence to not believe his story. Not because I think the story is bogus, but because if it’s easy to prove it’s bogus, I wanna know.

        If someone tells me a fact, I search if it’s true. Simple as that. So far, there don’t seem to be any major claims of his sanity, so I am indeed quite intrigued buy this case. Don’t judge those who make searches as looking for a comforting aid, but perhaps as rational people who are simply not jumping to conclusions either way.

        P.S. don’t read this with an offended tone. I was not offended. I’m just telling you not to over generalize as you seem to dislike being done.

      • That’s all well and good joalro, but you’re in the minority on all points. I get to see the search terms people use to find this page, and believe me, most of the terms people use are much, much worse than “paul hellyer crazy”. You’re in the minority… and for that, I applaud you.

  4. I want to say thank you, Kylebstiff, for posting multiple comments in a totally appropriate way about a really hot topic that affects us all as humans yes, but also as what may appears to be gifted species of language. I say hot topic because it seems about to explode in the open, under the hot sun just like fossil alimented cars, even if there is a completely ridiculous rate of population in the circumstances that is not convinced of the importance held by the subject. I’m obviously not talking about Paul Hellyer, as its present purposes seems to be not only accurate but also based on facts which he became acquainted during his years of experience in the very near field of interesting activity. Why interesting? That is the subject. Because if what he says is true and visitors from one or many external civilizations would visit us for quite some times and that information (wich I believe of public interest) was hidden on purpose by a secret government (that stink evidence to the four corners of the world), may I believe it takes to put the record straight, for once. That could really be interesting. Nature adapts, it is the turn of our civilization, right? So we may ask, adapt to what exactly? That could be the question we need answer for. We are at the Age of Information, which is accessible from anywhere on earth, at all times, each day more easily transferred and registred and logged through technology and communication methods, so lets adapt. You see, Kyleb, this is what I liked of this page of yours. It is adapted to the recent events that could affect every single one of us. And that’s what I think its really interesting, all of us. Sorry for the mistakes in my writings, I’m French Canadian from Québec City, and I don’t fully catch english way to say. Live long and prosper ;)

    • Thanks for your kind and insightful comments, Beaware! It’s interesting wondering about things like extraterrestrial life and theorizing on what knowing about them would do to our psyche. The people at the top of the pyramid seem to think that we’ll either commit mass suicide out of fear or go on a killing spree because we’ll lose faith in the current establishment. People on the fringe like us are totally comfortable with subjects like this, but we’re *incredibly* uncomfortable with all the secrecy and outright lies. Of course, I’m sure it’s all “normal” people who tend to add the word “crazy” to a google search for “Paul Hellyer” because they’re emotionally uncomfortable (and rationally incapable) of dealing with something that might drastically change their perspective on things. HOWEVER! I’m pretty sure that once we do have some sort of disclosure on all these things, those “normal” folks will go right along with it. They always do. They’re more resilient than we give them credit for. Unfortunately that makes them hard-headed and difficult to deal with, too!

      • I waited before answering to see what additions could be made by other interested users, and I must say that I am personally impressed by the excellent answers and restarts therein. There is hope for humanity, Yeah! It is as if we were all together in the course of a river, where rocks are pulled out of the surface and thus become obstacles to the flowing water. When we were <> that the world was flat, we were really stuck on a large rock. So when we say that we are the supreme beings of the universe, nothing is more intelligent than us, that we are alone and dominate life by our intelligence, that some God make all there is only for us, I feel stuck in a huge dam sitting there on the river in a malicious way. There are people who prefer to remain clinging to such obstacles, because they may be afraid of what’s down the river, or frightened by the next obstacle. But people such as those present on this page shows not only curiosity but also their confidence in the ability of humanity to continue his journey. Whether its a deadly fall or an ocean of knowledge down the road, we want to get there. But it is not everyone who want to make efforts to avoid the rocks. Sometimes they may feel comfortables where they are, and I totally understand this attitude even if it shocks me, because I’m afraid we’re all gonna die out there on the rocks while the goals seems to be quite differents. It does not seem to follow: the logical course of action. I respect those who help us to continue in the right direction, and I reprimand those who slow us down and sometimes prevent us from moving forward. That said, there is hope! And I believe that this page shows it perfectly, it is a treasure that could inspire to move forward, to be carried away by reality. For this river that I’m talking about is the flow of reality, and that we follow her or not, she will continue to flow.

  5. ..Stop spreading disinformation on the man..he’s way smarter than you my friend. The things he talks about are as real as it gets..I KNOW..100%..so take this little wordpress cms based website down before some1 else does…

    • Hey Plague, I’m not sure what to tell you. Are you sure you didn’t read someone else’s anti-Hellyer article and then comment on my pro-Hellyer article? Or is it an issue with “reading for comprehension” where you just kind of scan for keywords but miss the general point? The entire point of this page is to say that not only is Paul Hellyer quite sane, but it’s also extremely infantile for someone to assume he’s insane due to being emotionally uncomfortable with the idea of intelligent life existing outside of Earth. It seems foolish for me to have to lurk around in the comments section of my article and explain to people what the actual article was about.

      Also, what’s up with you threatening to take down my entire website because you saw something that you didn’t like (based on your misinterpretation)? Ever heard of the right of free speech? You sound like one of the “bad guys,” meaning: You don’t think before you speak, and you prefer to use force to limit other people’s ability to think and speak. If I were you, I’d take a look in the mirror and do some really hardcore self-analysis. Check all of your premises. Ask yourself if you would admire yourself if you saw yourself in a movie or a book.

  6. My mistake..read the “Embraces Insanity”…”crazy”… I now read it and I see your sarcasm..
    Sincere apologies.. Peace….
    PS..your lucky I read your response..I was in the mood to edit some scripts..

  7. I really think you got it right in the first paragraph, he is inspired by Corso, who even the UFOlogists wont touch with a ten foot pole, and look at any “speaking” engagement. All he does is recite Brad Sparks. He makes wild claims like pilots and aliens discussing flight manoeuvres, and now says 4 types of Alien have been visiting for thousands of years! I reckon he is Batshit Crazy. The Huffington post says about nutter Simon Parkes: But Parkes, who sits on the Whitby town council, makes Hellyer seem positively believable. Dead set, one has to be more than desperate to swallow that codswallop.

    • I know what you mean, Psyche101! Here’s one thing I like about all this crazy speculation about aliens. I like that when it comes to every other aspect of the world, you know, things like physics, math, philosophy, art and art review, all that shit – you have to study it for yourself and talk about it with others before you can really get a handle on the situation. But this UFO shit? It’s great because you don’t even have to do any of that – you already instinctively know that that shit is completely crazy, and anyone who talks about it publicly must, by definition, be insane! We already know for a fact that human beings are the highest form of intelligent life in a mostly lifeless universe, so any speculation on the matter must be coming from a total NUTTER!

      Or, maybe not. There was once a time when everyone “knew” the earth was flat. We also “knew” that the sun revolved around the earth. We also “knew” that the bubonic plague was a sign of God’s anger at his own creation, but it could be held at bay by holding an apple close to your nose. We also “knew” that sperm carried a fully-formed person in miniature, and that tiny person grew in the “fertile soil” of the womb. Now, we totally knew all of that stuff… unfortunately it all proved to be wrong. So it turns out that the best way to find out things is to keep an open mind about various possibilities, study all possibilities, employ your curiosity without letting it get away with you, and put away your fear and speak openly about various possibilities with others.

      The thing is, Psyche101, you believe in gravity because someone studied it, gave it a name, and then theorized that it most likely works the same all across the universe. You don’t say that things “fall down” just because things “fall down”. There’s a universal law at work. It’s probably the same with life in general. Did life self-create and self-arrange and change over time on earth “just because”? Or did it form here because there’s a universal law at work? Now, would that universal law only apply to earth, due to accident or “just because”? Or wouldn’t it work the same way all throughout the universe?

      I dunno. You tell me!

  8. In a nutshell, I thank you for this page. Your tactic to bring in the auto-skeptic to be enlightened has succeeded. It has been my lesson to research anything written which strikes me to have an opinion. I admit, I searched “Paul Hellyer hoax?”. Thankfully given your approach and blog title, I was given your site as a result.

    I read every word on this page, and I am satisfied and much better informed. I will offer your page as a resource to others who may inquire on the matter and wish to be informed on the history of Paul Hellyer.

    Other sites offering video’s, have zero introductory to the history of this disclosure or even interesting commentary, let alone a spin of sarcasm based on our irony to want to disprove, making it a bit entertaining for me, thus keeping my attention. Unlike the other sites, where we are left with only the battle of opinions, made by the public who express threats and ignorant comments armed with religious specific blindfolds, science degrees and UFO enthusiasm, all who look for any reason to start anonymous cyber wars.

    In close, your site has been a very interesting and uniquely informative discovery, thank you for your effort and I tip my hat to your approach and success.

    • Wow Chill, you really put things in perspective! Thanks so much for your kind words. Sometimes when I look through my comments section, it’s sad because it seems like the majority of people are ego-driven and emotionally-reactive children. It’s always nice to hear from someone like you!

      Hopefully I’ll be able to convince a handful of people that their fears and preconceptions don’t make very good foundation for the formation of opinions. Here’s to being curious and looking at the world with open eyes, Chill!

  9. well, you are wrong about this article. If you google CNN and UFO you will find what they have on tape about UFOs on their on camera. A UFO in Colorado doing same patern with certain frequency at an incredible speed……….can you denaid that? Talking about people that are crazy because you don’t share their points of view is really low and an over simplification of any idea. It does not help clear either the subject or presents any alternative explanation.

    • Please read for comprehension. Skimming an article and looking for keywords leads to misunderstandings. The entire piece is about how Paul Hellyer is sane and can only be considered insane by someone if they are emotionally uncomfortable with the idea of life developing outside of planet earth.

      • Hi, I just typed in Paul Hellyer because I saw videos of him on Youtube. I thought what he said was crazy for sure, so I wanted to see if he had something to sell, or if he was just a well respected guy who had this opinion that seemed crazy to me. In fact it appears that generally he is in fact sane.
        However , I thought I should mention that sane people have insane ideas all the time. Personally I’ve become highly skeptical over the years after believing a lot of magical “nonsense” for the majority of my life (or, maybe just being curious of it- not sure I’d go to say I believed it all). The reason I’m telling you that though is that even though now I am deeply into science, I wouldn’t doubt for a minute that a very well respected scientist could have an incredibly stupid idea, a delusion, nor would I doubt that he could fabricate information to use to his advantage. (example- fudging or biasing medical reports and sensationalizing new medicines, essentially using clinical studies as an advertisement of sorts). Nor would I doubt that a respected, sane, successful person could become overexcited or passionate about certain ideas, while still being 100% wrong.

        So I don’t think that Hellyer would be impervious to this malady either…

        I’m not saying aliens could never exist, but any information I’ve run into appears to be scant at its best. Kind of in the same line as religion or magic. So until then I’ll be glad simply with the theorizing, speculating and, mostly, the hunt that humans will take to find life out there- whether it be intelligent or not.

      • Hey Maybe, I went through an extremely similar process myself! I was raised to believe in a lot of nonsense in a very literal fashion, plus I hunted down ridiculous stuff of my own to believe in. It’s all pretty embarrassing in retrospect. Then through my 20s I said to myself, “I’ve been lied to. Everything I believe in is total horseshit. From now on, I’m going to be objective when it comes to learning about this material world.” I did that for a long time, and I really did learn some amazing stuff. The world is incredibly interesting. HOWEVER, one thing I picked up on later in life, which I think you should be aware of as well, is that the scientific community isn’t quite as objective as they make out to be. As a community, they are completely comfortable with turning something that should be only a process (the scientific method) into a philosophy (the scientific outlook). Then again, maybe “science as philosophy” is only the product of people who want to believe in something, but don’t want to appear unintelligent or unenlightened, so they adopt a “scientific outlook” because they don’t have what it takes to be an actual scientist who uses the scientific method to learn things objectively. As crazy as it sounds, no scientist should believe that there are no such things as, say, ghosts. Instead, they should think, “We have no hard evidence to prove that ghosts exist, just a lot of fallible witness testimony. This idea, like all others, may change given new methods.” It’s a subtle difference, but it’s extremely important.

  10. I watched the video on YouTube and wanted to research whether or not Paul Hellyer was a real person and if the video was legit. I am very impressed with your page, however one only need read the comments to understand why aliens and government do not openly disclose their existance. Unfortunately, the human race as a whole is not advanced or intelligent enough to accept such a truth. With enough research, the evidence becomes painfully clear. Sadly most of us will not accept this until a UFO lands in our front yard. Thank you very much for your time and keep up the good work

    • Man, sometimes I start to think that, too… that people are just too willfully ignorant to be able to accept this sort of thing. But I’ve also been genuinely surprised so many times (usually only happens when I drop my armor) that I’ve decided that no matter what the situation is, humanity is indeed capable of pulling its head out of its ass and doing what it has to do in order to survive. We just need the information to do so. The herding aspect that can be so depressing can also work in our favor – we just need leaders brave enough to take that first step and trust the public!

  11. You make so many assumptions…that’s your problem…right down to me not having read the article….

    You can’t speak for “All of Humanity” because “All of Humanity” doesn’t know much about these matters….so they can’t have an opinion about it that’s legitimate.

    Secondly, you still can’t prove or disprove whether aliens exist or not. So taking a resounding stance on it is moot.

    • If you read it then you’re in trouble. You asked me why I thought he was crazy after writing an article about how I don’t think he is crazy. If you did read it, then you didn’t read for comprehension. And that’s the whole point of reading, otherwise you’re just wiping your eyes across words.

      And when you asked me how I know that aliens don’t exist, an opinion which I didn’t express in this piece outside of a couple of sarcastic jokes, I answered with a joke. I don’t take any stance on whether or not aliens exist; my whole point, the entire gist, the brass tacks of the situation, is that I’m arguing that believing in the POSSIBILITY of the existence of extraterrestrial intelligence says nothing, and I mean NOTHING, about someone’s sanity. I don’t know how else to explain it to you without using words. Please, my friend, please, I’m BEGGING you – go back to YouTube. There is simply no other way for me to break any of this down in a simpler manner. Not in the written medium.

      I mean, fuck me runnin’, man, we agree on the same shit. But when I… oh, fuck it! This ain’t goin’ nowhere.

      • Don’t’ sweat it brother…I was only trying to tell if you were genuine or not. I’ve come across articles like this and the people behind them are somewhat twisted. Yes we agree and yes I did read the entire article and yes I understood it.

        I think this stuff runs DEEP into the governmental organizations and I also think that if such aliens do exist, and as the claims of Hellyer’s suggest, they are collaborating with agencies and entities way up.

        What really bothers me is WHY are they collaborating with such people and HOW would they find such people?

      • Hey Noz, sorry for coming off like a rage-aholic! I probably should have been more clear in my piece. Sometimes I can be a real pretentious piece of shit, man!

        Hopefully someday we’ll be able to get to the bottom of this weird maze-within-a-maze that we call reality…

      • No worries man….

        One thing is for sure…you can’t think about this stuff too much. It will drive you crazy.

        I remember…clear as day….some 20+ years ago when I was in physics class in high school. My physics teacher was a New Zealander guy….very short man….but really really cool, intelligent guy. I don’t remember how we started chatting about UFO’s but he said don’t go there….this paranormal phenomenon as he referred to it “will drive you crazy” he said.

        I believe it….there’s something fundamentally ominous about this stuff…I personally do not have a good feeling about it. There are so many things pointing to infiltration and manipulation. The entire world system we live in….it’s warped….seriously insidious…the wars, the economic systems, the coverups, the lies…now the control of information, people, etc etc….

        What’s amazing is people don’t even see it coming.

      • Wow Noz, I don’t think I’ve ever had such a heated, cut-throat argument with someone that I then later agreed with to such an extent. You’re exactly right, man! I know from experience that it’s totally possible to lose yourself in this sort of thing. The need to wrap our heads around “reality” given a lack of hard facts but a TON of people telling you their version of the truth – that shit is just maddening. It can drive a person insane. These days I just try to stay on top of some of the bigger stories in this field while theorizing on the side… I definitely don’t try to make any kind of quest for the truth as a life goal. I don’t want to end up a paranoid nutcase, despite the fact that I tip-toe along that line all the time.

        Hell, even if you do find something that may be “the truth”, you can literally end up getting killed like old Bill Cooper! I don’t have balls of that size. I’m just an Entertainer. That’s all I am, and it’s all I can ever really aspire to be.

  12. Monsignor Corrado Balducci
    Vatican theologian-Interview on Italian television
    “We can no longer think… is it true? Is it not true? Are they truths or are they lies–if we believe or if we don’t believe–no! There are already numerous considerations which make the existence of these beings [extraterrestrials] into a certainty we cannot doubt.”

    Former Special Assistant to the Executive Director of the CIA Victor Marchetti: How the CIA Views the UFO Phenomenon, Second Look, Vol. 1, No. 7, Washington, D.C. (5/1979) — “We have, indeed, been contacted — perhaps even visited — by extraterrestrial beings, and the US government, in collusion with the other national powers of the Earth, is determined to keep this information from the general public.”

    Deputy Chief of the Royal Belgian Air Force Major-General Wilfred de Brouwer: “Postface” in SOBEPS’ Vague d’OVNI sur la Belgique – Un Dossier Exceptionnel, Brussels: SOBEPS (1991) — “In any case, the Air Force has arrived to the conclusion that a certain number of anomalous phenomena has been produced within Belgian airspace. The numerous testimonies of ground observations compiled in this [SOBEPS] book, reinforced by the reports of the night of March 30-31 [1990], have led us to face the hypothesis that a certain number of unauthorized aerial activities have taken place. Until now, not a single trace of aggressiveness has been signaled; military or civilian air traffic has not been perturbed nor threatened. We can therefore advance that the presumed activities do not constitute a direct menace.”
    “The day will come undoubtedly when the phenomenon will be observed with technological means of detection and collection that won’t leave a single doubt about its origin. This should lift a part of the veil that has covered the mystery for a long time. A mystery that continues to the present. But it exists, it is real, and that in itself is an important conclusion.”

    Japan’s Top Government Spokesperson, Chief Cabinet Secretary Nobutaka Machimura and Japan’s Defense Minister, Shigeru Ishiba :
    Beliefs and Concerns about UFOs – Japan’s top government spokesperson: UFO’s definitely exist. Chief Cabinet Secretary Nobutaka Machimura said to reporters on December 18, 2007, “I definitely believe they (UFOs) exist.”
    3 days later Japan’s Defence Minister Shigeru Ishiba considers how his Self Defence Forces could respond to an attack by space aliens while adhering to limits on military action under the country’s war-renouncing Constitution. “There are no grounds for us to deny there are unidentified flying objects and some lifeform that controls them”, Ishiba said. “Few discussions have been held on what the legal grounds are” for military response. (Bloomberg) by Stuart Biggs

    Sworn Affidavit by a Lieutenant Walter Haut concerning his experience of the 1947 UFO crash AT Roswell, NM:
    Lt. Walter Haut, public relations officer at Roswell Army Air Field in 1947 left a sworn affidavit concerning his experience with the Roswell UFO crash in 1947. His sworn affidavit was only to be opened after his death. Haut died in December 2005 and sometime in June of 2007 the text contained therein had been released. He describes seeing the UFO and the occupants consisting of alien bodies as well as a high-level meeting with Col. William Blanchard and General Roger Ramey, Commander of the Eighth Army Air Force.

    Astronaut Scott Carpenter
    “At no time, when the astronauts were in space were they alone: there was a constant surveillance by UFOs.” ~ Astronaut Scott Carpenter – Carpenter photographed a UFO while in orbit on May 24, 1962. NASA still has not released the photograph to the public.

    Buzz Aldrin on Fox News
    “We just about could have said, ‘Look, we see a UFO out the window going along with us.’ You know what would have happened? The public would have gone crazy! We were smart enough to say, ‘Where is the upper stage rocket? We think we might be looking at that out the window.”

    Colonel Joseph J. Bryan III
    Founding member of the CIA’s psychological warfare staff, advisor to NATO
    “These UFOs are interplanetary devices systematically observing the Earth, either manned or under remote control, or both.”

    President Jimmy Carter
    Interview following his sighting of a UFO at Leary, Georgia – October 1969
    “It was the darndest thing I’ve ever seen. It was big, it was very bright, it changed colors, and it was about the size of the moon. A red and green glowing orb radiated as it hurtled across the southwestern Georgia skies. We watched it for ten minutes, but none of us could figure out what it was. One thing’s for sure: I’ll never make fun of people who say they’ve seen unidentified flying objects in the sky.”

    • Wow, this has got to be one of the coolest, most concise collection of mind-blowing UFO data-chunks that I have ever seen in one spot. You, sir, have put together a really cool list right here! Thanks so much for posting!

      And if any of you gloss over his comment and think “tl;dr”, then slap yourself silly and READ THAT COMMENT!

  13. The marginalising of Hellyer is not a surprise at all. When someone sez ‘people from outerspace’ they are opening themselves up to all kinds of possible critics. Any sentient human being can look around the planet and see megoliths whose construction cannot be expalined. Huge stones that would be monumental efforts to move with modern technology placed together so tightly and with surfaces so smooth that you can’t get a piece of paper between them and done apparently thousand of years ago. Either there is a whole bunch of lost knowledge on earth or intervention from outside of earth occured to construct the structures at these sites. you should open your mind instead of living in your myopic world. Your critical remarks about Hellyer are misguided to put it politely.

  14. I really enjoyed your article, but perhaps I enjoyed the comments more! Do people really comment on articles when they only read the title? To me, that is more absurd than believing in aliens (which I do).

    • Yeah Chelsea, I was shocked too, and I’ve already gone on several journeys through the “haunted house of stupid mirrors” where I thought I had already seen and experienced every depth of stupidity imaginable.

      I have to admit that I went through my 20s pretty close-minded about a lot of things. I thought I was a smart person who was clued into a lot of interesting stuff, but after a few jolting experiences and everyday observations, I realized that I didn’t know very much. I try to have a *truly* open mind about things now; I don’t feel comfortable about making concrete claims about anything, although I do have some insights into open-mindedness that I feel like I can talk about without sounding like a complete moron. So when people come to this page and start acting like huge babies, I realize that they’re doing something that I used to do, too (although they’re definitely doing it much more loudly than I did). They’re assuming that they already know a lot. They’re assuming they can look at the title and, since they believe that the universe isn’t full of novel and surprising experiences, they think they can assume from a safe position. It’s pretty common to find that on the internet… hell, pretty much every dim-witted ding-a-ling believes that he lives with the burden of awesome intelligence when in fact he just has a mound of opinions that he’s carrying around. It’s sad, but let it be a lesson to you! Don’t ever assume you know a lot or that you’re an authority on something! Put the ego aside, relax, and have fun learning about this intensely crazy and just plain weird universe (or multiverse or grand simulation or whatever) that we live in!

      Then again, you seem pretty bright, so I probably don’t even need to say any of that! Thanks for commenting!

  15. hey man, you seem extremely interesting. You should shoot me an email id love to pick your brain i really hope you see this! its not often i see another person that strives to be so open minded! I’d lay it out right here but it doesn’t particularly pertain to ufo’s or mr. hellyer…..but i did stumble upon this article trying to get all the angles on where this man was coming from and your site popped up. not so sure it was chance

    • I know the feeling, man. I know the feeling. I’m at prime entertainer at gmail dot com. It might take me a while to respond, as the earth prison-complex is really giving me the runaround these days!

      For you spammers out there looking for email addresses, please understand that I have already sent my bank account number to the African diplomat fleeing from a civil war who needs an account number to store his wealth, and I have already sent it to the American soldiers who raided Saddam’s mansion and need an account number to store their booty, and I have even given my account number to the foreign lady who desperately needs to marry an American and is willing to put her family’s dowry into my account. Still waiting on that money of course.

      • Hahaha! That’s the funniest reply you said so far. That really made my day.

        I can only say that I have a big respect for the amount of effort you spent to be level-headed in spite of the craziness of some of the commenters. I am neither a UFO guy nor a religious zealot. In fact I don’t have any religion but at the same time I also don’t bash people for having one. I’m a regular guy and I’m old enough (44) to know that I don’t know enough even at this point and I’m willing to be shown the truth hopefully in the very near future before my time expires if there’s really such a thing.

        Like most regular guy, I don’t know how I will react if the proof of their existence is shown me. I just hope that I am strong enough to accept it by then without my world collapsing on me.

        Good luck on your blog. And peace!

      • Thanks so much for the reasonable comment, NoliSJ! You drop knowledge like an enlightened being. I mean that. If only there were more like you out there! It would make my stay on PENAL COLONY: EARTH that much easier, and that’s a fact!

  16. Years ago in my former country I had with other people a clear, seeing off one of the tobacco shaped spaceship. It was huge silent with bright pink light coming out of what it looks like oval windows. After that first time other things happens to reinforce the fact. In Toronto, Canada I have the opportunity to meet this great man Honorable Paul Hellyer brave-man who change my life because I did not speak out for years being afraid that ignorant,dogmatic and stupid people like you Kylestiff will say He is crazy. You are the insane one.

    • Don’t worry everyone, this particular post will be the last – and I mean THE LAST – post in which I will ever use sarcasm. Sarcasm doesn’t translate well through the internet, I get it, I get it, I get it, I swear!

      • Is it creepy that I subscribed to this blog post when I commented on it a few months ago…… So I could see moronic comments about how you called Paul crazy. These people are absurd with not reading stuff they are going to comment on. Please don’t stop with the sarcasm!

      • Well chelsdh, if that is in fact your real name, I’ll have you know that I am completely enraged by your idiotic comment and I will soon respond with an unrelenting barrage of genius-level insults that will no doubt cause you to admit you are in the wrong! Now, technically I haven’t read your comment yet… I may get around to reading it later, but let’s face it, reading makes my head feel like a bed in a dwarven orgy, but I did look at the general shape of the words you typed in your response and I got kind of a sense that I was being slandered. Fuck that! I’m drawing the line HERE!!!

  17. There’s nothing more terrifying than a thought or an opinion that isn’t completely under our control!

    Looking at the search terms that bring people to this page, I’m seeing a lot of people googling “paul hellyer debunked” and “paul hellyer fake”. Alright, here’s the thing my scared little chickadees. You can’t “debunk” someone’s opinion. Paul Hellyer believes that the universe may be inhabited by other sentient beings, and that some of those inhuman beings have most likely visited here. That’s his opinion. It’s not something that can be falsified or debunked; it simply is. I realize it may sound scary for some of you simple hobbits to hear things like that, especially from someone who used to be in a position of great authority, but it’s not that crazy. If you look into it, a lot of authority figures have held similar opinions. Why not?

    Just relax dingalings. Your preconceptions about how the world works don’t make up the foundation of your sanity. Sit back and enjoy the occasional encounter with novel situations.

    • Ha! I don’t know anything about reddit or how it works, but thanks Chipendale! The Paul Hellyer piece has definitely been getting more traffic in the past few days. And yeah, the CNN video is shocking, but once you’ve had your third eye peeled open by a blast of DMT, or after your head is metaphorically and surgically removed from your ass, as mine was, then seeing something like that is just par for course. They’re a little more sophisticated these days, but all news shows just seem like absurd, manufactured garbage… no different from commercials. Hang in there Chip!

    • Don’t worry my friend, anything that is deemed necessary for you to experience will be compiled into a easily digestible sound bite for smooth consumption. Whatever you do, don’t strain yourself!

      • My day gets a little brighter every time I get an email notification from your blog…… And I get to read more comments and your replies (which are the best)!

      • Your nice little nuggets of sarcasm really makes my day. You have total control of your tool. Yes, people get strained if they use their brains from time to time. It’s interesting to imagine how their world must be.

  18. A friend shard a link from “The Raw Story” on Facebook detailing some of the comments made by Paul Hellyer. I googled Paul to find out a little more and came across your blog. I’ve just read the intire blog and I have to say its fantastic..! It still amazes my that some people are so close mined and can’t be bothered to read or understand the full content.

    • Thanks for reading and commenting, Mark! Yeah, it’s pretty crazy. A lot of exciting things are happening in the area of xenology (?), but if you’re interested, then that means you’re the kind of person who is painfully aware that most people think purely through emotion. And that wouldn’t even be so bad, but usually the emotion they think with is fear! “It can’t be true! It’s impossible! The world is the way I think it is and no other!!! IT MUST BE!!!!”

  19. Fuck this is the biggest load of shit ever!! your as crazy as paul hellyer. Your CNN video is a load of shit!! here’s a link that proves the cnn report was true and the reporter was in fact in Saudi arabiahttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5eQYNVZpKB4

    • Shit man, it looks like you’re right about the video. No joke! I’m pretty shocked because I’ve never seen lighting that looked like indoor lighting on an outdoors shot. Plus, what the hell was going on with that air raid response of one guy wearing a gas mask and the other guy wearing a helmet?! They definitely acted like kids, which only enhanced the feeling of watching something shot on a set. But whatever, looks like I was wrong about the video, so I’ll have to edit this piece as soon as I get a chance!

      I guess finding out you’re wrong about stuff like this is something that every conspiracy theorist has to be comfortable with. Remember that, guys! When you’re out on the fringes looking for the stuff that others have missed, you have to give up the fear that others will laugh at you. The intense fear that most humans feel when they think that they will look weird or foolish or just stand out in general – that fear no longer belongs to you. That’s why you think of normal people as sheep, amirite guys?

      Bug Greg, please refrain from getting your tinsel in a tangle over this Paul Hellyer stuff. Think of it like this. Every human has their role to play, you know? We’re all different. We all think different. We all have our uses. People who openly speculate about aliens – nutjobs like me, Paul Hellyer, etc. – are filling an important function. We have to lay the groundwork of ideas that make it possible for humanity in general to consider this thing when (or if) it comes out in the open and has to be tackled head on by normal people.

      I mean, think about it. What’s going to convince the majority of humans about the existence of aliens short of them landing? That’s right – a President on a television set telling you it’s time to believe in that sort of thing.

      Now… doesn’t that strike you as a little sheep-like?

      So that’s where we come in. Posting our dumb vids that turn out to not even be legit, mostly looking dumb, but maybe occasionally getting it right.

      (A pair of sunglasses hover near Kyle B. Stiff’s face, but then stop just short of placing themselves on his head.)

  20. It seems to me that there’s less intelligent life on earth as I originally thought, based on some of the ignorant responses to your website. I visited because I was curious if it was an attack on Hellyer, which is was not. Thank you KyleBStiff (sounds profane) for your blog. I’ll look at the video links later. Over and out.

    P.S. I wonder if extra-terrestrials understand the concept of sarcasm?

    • Thanks for the support, Domenico! Yeah, based on the comments, I think I would give this species a couple more centuries of time to simmer before I tried to open up a trade route. Then again, we do have some pretty amazing video games, so aliens might be seriously considering a cultural exchange just for those. I’m only half-joking about that.

      And that ridiculous name I use on this blog is actually my real name! I even write books under that name! Perhaps my parents were aliens, who knows?

  21. Hey I got the sarcasim, and coming from someone with extensive experience in all things military I think the only reason he would be lying is he is getting paid too, or his life is on the line. I totally believe in other life in the universe and it is kind of reasuring that if its true and they have been here over the centuries, then they arent hostile, they would have taken over by now.

    • Hey Mandy, a lot of people come here, read the title, get mad, and then make an awesome assumption. I have since sworn to never, ever use sarcasm in a piece like this ever again. But if you did read the actual piece, I’m surprised that you would assume someone working for any of the acronym agencies would try to convince readers that Hellyer is a sane, rational individual with a worthwhile opinion…? Those guys aren’t usually known for their open-mindedness. Little confused here. Trying not to assume you’re a dingaling. Having some trouble with that. Sorry.

    • Concerning the video? I was wrong about it being shot on a set; fooled by strange lighting that I’ve never seen on television or movies.

      Or do you mean in terms of Paul Hellyer and his statements? Listen man, the guy is giving his opinion after reading a book and thinking the matter over. If he claimed that he went down into an underground military base and saw an alien body and was selling a DVD for $19.99, then sure, we could roll our eyes and move on with our lives. He doesn’t, so I can’t. He’s just a guy giving his opinion, which is noteworthy because he’s a rational dude with a long, stable career behind him.

      I used to be one of those Carl Sagan-ites, believe it or not. I guess I’m either getting dumber with age or waking up. Sometimes you have to walk away from establishment voices, unzip the pants of your ego, pull out your own baloney apparatus, and use it in your own unique way. Consulting someone who made sense when I was in my early 20s just doesn’t make sense to me.

  22. I genuinely don’t know what to think
    now.

    Damn. Just… Just damn…

    What if it IS true? The implications are just staggering.

    • It is pretty wild! But it’s also just an idea we’re not used to. Have you ever seen a documentary about life in the deepest, darkest parts of the ocean? Crazy stuff lives down there, often blind, sometimes bioluminescent, and we had no idea until a few years ago. But when you think about it, areas like that make up a major portion of our planet. And yet here we were, living on the thin film of the surface, totally oblivious to these strange lifeforms living underneath us…

      I’m sure the entire universe is probably like that. Why not? It seems weird to think of life as an accident, doesn’t it?

      • Listen… I once had the belief that aliens were real, until I continued to look more into Paul Hellyer. He’s nothing more than a glorified crazy person speaking on mere hearsay. Until documented proof can be shed, instead of spitting false propaganda meant for the weak minded, I simply refuse yo accept it as truth.

    • Yes, please do! Whether you’re an NSA troll or a spam artist or a data phisher or, heaven forbid, a normal human who’s curious about the universe he finds himself in, I say go for it.

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