Paul Hellyer on Russia Today. Image Credit: Russia Today / YouTube
The former Canadian defense minister has detailed his unorthodox beliefs in a recent TV interview.
The 90-year-old has become well known for his controversial views on extraterrestrial life ever since he first revealed his beliefs back in 2005. In this latest interview with Russia Today, Hellyer claims that advanced alien races would be more willing to share their technology with us if it wasn't for our obsession with waging war on one another.
"We have a long history of UFOs and of course there has been a lot more activity in the last few decades since we invented the atomic bomb," he said. "They are very concerned about that and that we might use it again, because the whole cosmos as a unity, and it affects not just us but other people in the cosmos, they are very much afraid that we might be stupid enough to start using atomic weapons again."
Hellyer claims that there are as many as 80 different species of aliens visiting our planet, some of which being visually indistinguishable from humans. "I would say that nearly all are benign and benevolent and they do want to help us, there may be one or two species which do not," he said.
The former defense minister also suggested that extraterrestrial civilizations are a part of a cosmic 'Federation', a bit like in Star Trek, with their own 'Prime Directive' to prevent them from interfering.