Memo to President Jimmy Carter's former UFO guru alfred Webre: Don't count on former Canadian defense minister Paul Hellyer being in the same space when you land in the Land of the Maple Leaf next month.
Webre, who gives Exopolitics presentations around the world, will be `exopoliticking' on May 6 in British Columbia, following the debut of a controversial Robert Nichol's feature film about crop circles.
Exopolitics is the study of extraterrestrials.
"UFO's are as real as the airplanes that fly over your head," Hellyer announced in a public speech at the University of Toronto last September.
Since the U of T speech, Hellyer joined forces with three Non-governmental organizations to ask the Parliament of Canada to hold public hearings on Exopolitcs, including a proposal for the Government of Canada to undertake a "Decade of Contact" with extraterrestrials.
"The United States military are preparing weapons which could be used against the aliens, and they could get us into an intergalactic war without us ever having any warning," Hellyer--who could be the only ex-politician on Earth more worried about intergalactic war than the War in Iraq-- predicts.
Hellyer and Company who want their "Decade of Contact" has a new problem: The Liberal government from whence Hellyer originated is no longer holding office.
although Hellyer is seen as the face of Exopolitics in Canada, it was really several New Democrat Party (NDP) MPs in the late 1960s that started the ball rolling on the investigation of UFO sightings.
It was former NDP MP Ed Schreyer who first delved into the UFO question on 28 June, 1967, when he stood up in the House of Commons and asked the following question: `Mr. Speaker, my question is directed to the Minister of Transport; perhaps he would like to take it as notice. Has he received any formal report containing the rather strange information that approximately 20 sightings have been made in a period of six weeks?" (The Other Side of Truth, Dec. 15, 2005).
In the same era, Canada was celebrating its 100th anniversary as a country. Many cities and towns built special buildings and tourist attractions to celebrate the 1967 centennial. In St. Paul, alberta, the idea of the townsfolk was to build a UFO landing base. as Minister of Defense, Hellyer performed ribbon-cutting ceremonies.
Several groups became convinced that some unknown beings were trying to make contact with the Earth. The group made a strong representation to a special but never identified committee because there had been attempts made by Canadian and U.S. air forces planes to shoot down the UFOs were reluctant to land. (www.presidentialufo.com).
"If there was ever to be any contact, the hazards had to be removed," Hellyer told newspapers of the day. "The UFOs had to be provided with a safe place. accordingly, in an effort to give the `believers' a chance to demonstrate the existence of the flying saucers trying to make contact with the earth, the defense Research Board was designated as a landing area. The step brought no results insofar as the committee was concerned no evidence had been produced to prove their existence."
Indeed, Hellyer's last word on the matter to an inquiring www.presidentialufo.com was, "I can assure you there is no UFO cover up, at least on our side of the border."
Meanwhile, the Robert Nichol's documentary explains that there have been almost 11,000 recorded crop circles worldwide since 1980, many of them baffling prominent scientists.
"Webre also says that Robert Nichol's film on crop circles will help prepare people's mindset for what he will be revealing after the film during his presentation." (www.WorldnetDaily, april 14, 2006).
Webre mentor Jimmy Carter's interest in UFOs did not originate on his Georgia peanut farm but because he saw a UFO in 1969.
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