Paul Hellyer, a former Canadian Minister of National Defence in the 1960s, has claimed for years that governments have been in contact with extraterrestrials.
By his own admission, he is the first minister of cabinet rank to say unequivocally that “aliens are as real as the planes flying above your head”.
Mr Hellyer claims that the US Air Force, as far back as the 1960s, has been using technology from the advanced lifeforms.
But he is angry because he claims these giant technological advances are not being used to tackle the potential disastrous impact of global warming, which he fears will come when sea levels rise catastrophically.
Instead humans continue to wage needless wars and a secret government of the rich and powerful is focused on profits, according to Mr Hellyer.
In a recent podcast, he said: “I learned way back that the US in cooperation with visitors from other planets had developed an exotic form of energy that would allow us to make the change from fossil fuels to exotic, clean energy within the 10-year deadline that I think we actually have.
“But nothing is being done about it.
“And you have a got secret cabal that’s actually running the world and they’ve managed to keep this technology under wraps until they can cash in the trillions of oil assets that they’ve got.”
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He continued: “So this is not a good state of the world we’ve got.
“And it’s not going to change until hundreds of thousands of people band together and say look ‘you’ve got to come clean, tell us what is going on, and change your priorities to save the world for further generations instead of blowing it on wars’.”
The famous conspiracy theorist also claimed that far from being a threat, that most observers considered the supposed alien visitors as “friendly”.
He added: “I think that they (the aliens) find us pretty primitive and I think they find are spiritual and moral standards are pretty low and I don’t think that’s too encouraging.
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“I really think that they are available to help us if they want us to.
“The question is if we want to?
“Certainly they are more advanced in agriculture and medicine and many other areas and if that’s true why aren’t we cooperating with them to build a better world.”
He also claimed the US military once took over an alleged UFO crash site in Manitoba province in Canada because in these matters “sovereignty doesn’t come into it”.