The UFO Phenomenon
UFO researcher Paul Hellyer dies aged 98
August 13, 2021 | 4 comments
Hellyer during an interview on UFOs. Image Credit: Russia Today / YouTube
Hellyer was the former Minister of National Defence as well as the Deputy Prime Minister of Canada.
Born and raised in Waterford, Ontario, Hellyer studied aeronautical engineering at the Curtiss-Wright Technical Institute and obtained his pilot's license before taking up a job making training craft for the Royal Canadian Air Force during World War II.
It isn't clear exactly when he first became aware of the UFO phenomenon, however in 1967 he flew in by helicopter to inaugurate what was described as the first ever UFO 'landing pad' in St. Paul, Alberta.
After enjoying a long political career in his native Canada, he became a lot more vocal about the subject in 2005 when he made headlines by announcing his belief in UFOs.
Speaking at the exopolitics conference in Toronto that year, he explained that he, his wife and his friends had personally witnessed a UFO one night, however he had dismissed it at the time.
It wasn't until he watched an ABC documentary that he started to take the subject more seriously.
Within two years, he was demanding that world governments disclose any extraterrestrial technology that they happened to be in possession of because it could help humanity solve climate change.
"I would like to see what (alien) technology there might be that could eliminate the burning of fossil fuels within a generation... that could be a way to save our planet..." he said at the time.
"We need to persuade governments to come clean on what they know. Some of us suspect they know quite a lot, and it might be enough to save our planet if applied quickly enough."
In a later interview, he also claimed that there were at least four species of aliens on Earth.
"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 told Russia Today in 2014.
"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."
He leaves behind an extensive family including his second wife, three children, five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
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