Unless you're mayor of Roswell, telling your constituents you have a close relationship with aliens is probably not a good idea when you've just been elected to public office. But don't tell English town councillor Simon Parkes that. Just a month after he took office, he's taken to YouTube to let the world know that his "real mother" is a 9-foot-tall green alien with eight fingers.
Parkes says he's been having close encounters of the mom kind since he was 8 months old, when an alien with "a traditional kite-shaped face" appeared over his crib.
"Two green stick things came in. I was aware of some movement over my head. I thought, 'they're not mummy's hands, mummy's hands are pink,'" Parkes said in a YouTube video detailing his alien experiences. "I was looking straight into its face. It enters my mind through my eyes and it sends a message down my optic nerve into my brain. It says 'I am your real mother, I am your more important mother.'"
Among Parkes' other alien experiences are a visit from an 8-foot-tall "doctor" when he had chicken pox at age 3, and a visit to his alien mother onboard a spacecraft when he was 11. So why does he have all the luck with visitors from space? Apparently he's special.
"The reason extraterrestrials are interested in me is not because of my physical body, but because of what is inside me. My soul."
Yeah, it all sounds pretty weird, but Parkes wants his constituents in the town of Whitby to know that his alien encounters will have no bearing on his public duties. When it comes to the town council, he's very down to Earth.
"For many people who don't experience it, it's very hard to accept. We are taught to only see and believe what we can touch, but it's acceptable to believe in religion," he said. "It's a personal matter and it doesn't affect my work. I'm more interested in fixing someone's leaking roof or potholes. People don't want me to talk about aliens."
Still, that doesn't mean he's above pointing out that the aliens are better than his colleagues.
"I get more common sense out of the aliens than out of Scarborough Town Hall," he said. "The aliens are far more aware of stuff. People in the town hall seem not to be aware of the needs of Whitby."
Right now, this is just an amusing story, but if Whitby starts getting unlimited clean energy, proton torpedoes and faster-than-light travel, we're all going to start taking it much more seriously.
(Via The Northern Echo)