Labour councillor: 'My real mother is a green alien'

The Northern Echo: BELIEFS: Councillor Simon Parkes speaking on YouTube BELIEFS: Councillor Simon Parkes speaking on YouTube

A LABOUR politician has stunned his town council colleagues by claiming his “real mother” is a 9ft green alien with eight fingers.

Councillor Simon Parkes, who was elected to represent Stakesby ward on Whitby Town Council last month, said although he has had hundreds of close encounters with extra-terrestrials, it will not interfere with his mission to help residents at the seaside resort.

Speaking on YouTube, Coun Parkes said he first saw an alien at the age of eight months, when “a traditional kite-shaped face”, with huge eyes, tiny nostrils and a thin mouth appeared over his cot.

He said: “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’.”

He added: “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’.”

He said after contracting chicken pox at the age of three, his mother went to work and left him at home to fend for himself when an 8ft “doctor” dressed as a waiter appeared to offer help.

As an 11-year-old, he claims he was taken on a craft by his alien “mother”, and made a deal with the beings on board.

He said: “The reason extraterrestrials are interested in me is not because of my physical body, but because of what is inside me. My soul.”

Coun Parkes said his extraterrestrial beliefs “did not come up on the doorstep” while he was campaigning recently.

He said: “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.

“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.

“I get more common sense out of the aliens than out of Scarborough Town Hall. The aliens are far more aware of stuff. People in the Town Hall seem not to be aware of the needs of Whitby.”

Fellow Stakesby ward member and former Mayor of Whitby, Councillor Terry Jennison, said the matter had not been discussed by councillors.

He said: “I am completely in the dark about this.”

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9:19am Mon 26 Mar 12

StanLaurels_CamelToe says...

He sounds eligible for a Tory seat :)
He sounds eligible for a Tory seat :) StanLaurels_CamelToe
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12:37pm Mon 26 Mar 12

flaxton says...

Goes hand in hand with IRA supporting Labour Councillors. Completely off the planet!
Goes hand in hand with IRA supporting Labour Councillors. Completely off the planet! flaxton
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1:03pm Mon 26 Mar 12

CTRILEY says...

flaxton wrote:
Goes hand in hand with IRA supporting Labour Councillors. Completely off the planet!
Not a case of "take me to your leader", more like "take me to your dealer".
[quote][p][bold]flaxton[/bold] wrote: Goes hand in hand with IRA supporting Labour Councillors. Completely off the planet![/p][/quote]Not a case of "take me to your leader", more like "take me to your dealer". CTRILEY
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4:07pm Mon 26 Mar 12

fixthecouncil says...

i think he works at duham county council as well....because they are all on a different planet...with all of the stupid decisions and hair brained schemes they have been coming up with......like trying to spruce up roundabouts with crazy flower arrangements and pebbles....what a waste of our money...they say they are skint but go wasting it on this crap....
i think he works at duham county council as well....because they are all on a different planet...with all of the stupid decisions and hair brained schemes they have been coming up with......like trying to spruce up roundabouts with crazy flower arrangements and pebbles....what a waste of our money...they say they are skint but go wasting it on this crap.... fixthecouncil
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9:01pm Mon 26 Mar 12

D D Coy says...

At least he's honest a rarity in politics, none the less a laughing stock which is far more common place..
At least he's honest a rarity in politics, none the less a laughing stock which is far more common place.. D D Coy
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10:19pm Mon 26 Mar 12

fleon says...

Shouldn't he be representing the (little) Green (man) party?
Shouldn't he be representing the (little) Green (man) party? fleon
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11:09pm Mon 26 Mar 12

Spy Boy says...

. . . . . but what if he's right ?
. . . . . but what if he's right ? Spy Boy
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11:48pm Mon 26 Mar 12

johnny_p says...

StanLaurels_CamelToe wrote:
He sounds eligible for a Tory seat :)
But hang on- Nice distraction. He's a LABOUR councillor.
[quote][p][bold]StanLaurels_CamelToe[/bold] wrote: He sounds eligible for a Tory seat :)[/p][/quote]But hang on- Nice distraction. He's a LABOUR councillor. johnny_p
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9:36am Tue 27 Mar 12

CTRILEY says...

No matter their party MPs and Councillors are supposed to lead by example. So he clearly misunderstood the party's message that he and his family must be more green!
No matter their party MPs and Councillors are supposed to lead by example. So he clearly misunderstood the party's message that he and his family must be more green! CTRILEY
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5:48pm Tue 27 Mar 12

Spy Boy says...

It's not actually April 1st yet . . . . . Did someone get the date wrong ?
It's not actually April 1st yet . . . . . Did someone get the date wrong ? Spy Boy
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8:23am Wed 28 Mar 12

MrUnderhill says...

He's a lot more down to earth than plenty of the citizenry of England and by far every other politician on the Planet. I trust the man, no reason not to when he puts himself out on such a limb for tremendous criticism, he has more courage than anyone on this thread.
He's a lot more down to earth than plenty of the citizenry of England and by far every other politician on the Planet. I trust the man, no reason not to when he puts himself out on such a limb for tremendous criticism, he has more courage than anyone on this thread. MrUnderhill
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4:36pm Wed 28 Mar 12

DoIKnowYou? says...

I would not tease him if I were you, if he is right you guys have a 9ft alien after you. Think about it, he could be right. Not so long ago the earth was thought to be flat and only a few open minded people accepted the facts.
I would not tease him if I were you, if he is right you guys have a 9ft alien after you. Think about it, he could be right. Not so long ago the earth was thought to be flat and only a few open minded people accepted the facts. DoIKnowYou?
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5:41am Thu 29 Mar 12

rowdy raccoon says...

Everyone in the UK is a comedian.
Everyone in the UK is a comedian. rowdy raccoon
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7:02pm Thu 29 Mar 12

doonhamer says...

rowdy raccoon wrote:
Everyone in the UK is a comedian.
Especially a certain Mr Vaughan at the Stadium of Plight. P.S. What goes beep, beep, beep, beep, beep ? ....................
...The Mackems Open Top bus reversing into the depot.
[quote][p][bold]rowdy raccoon[/bold] wrote: Everyone in the UK is a comedian.[/p][/quote]Especially a certain Mr Vaughan at the Stadium of Plight. P.S. What goes beep, beep, beep, beep, beep ? .................... ...The Mackems Open Top bus reversing into the depot. doonhamer
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11:57pm Fri 30 Mar 12

spragger says...

Sounds about right for a Northern Labour Councillor

They also believe RedEd can win an election, starting with Bradford West .. .

No more outlandish ..
Sounds about right for a Northern Labour Councillor They also believe RedEd can win an election, starting with Bradford West .. . No more outlandish .. spragger
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12:40am Sat 31 Mar 12

peanutjones says...

There are only two options here - Simon Parkes is ill and needs treatment, or that he is going off on a very silly self-publicising rant. If he is ill then he shouldn't really be working and even less than representing the populace as a councillor. If he is off on a self-publicising thing, then he should be thrown out of any office or job he holds.
There are only two options here - Simon Parkes is ill and needs treatment, or that he is going off on a very silly self-publicising rant. If he is ill then he shouldn't really be working and even less than representing the populace as a councillor. If he is off on a self-publicising thing, then he should be thrown out of any office or job he holds. peanutjones
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3:18pm Sat 31 Mar 12

MayorofNYC,USA says...

OMG!...David Ickes was right! The reptilians are our overlords!...God Bless the Queen!...Jeez she's one of them too! ;-)
OMG!...David Ickes was right! The reptilians are our overlords!...God Bless the Queen!...Jeez she's one of them too! ;-) MayorofNYC,USA
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5:27pm Sat 31 Mar 12

fixthecouncil says...

doonhamer wrote:
rowdy raccoon wrote:
Everyone in the UK is a comedian.
Especially a certain Mr Vaughan at the Stadium of Plight. P.S. What goes beep, beep, beep, beep, beep ? ....................

...The Mackems Open Top bus reversing into the depot.
from little green men to the stadium of light in a few comments...how sad we all are...lol....i loved e.t....scared the **** out of me when i was a young un!!!!
[quote][p][bold]doonhamer[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]rowdy raccoon[/bold] wrote: Everyone in the UK is a comedian.[/p][/quote]Especially a certain Mr Vaughan at the Stadium of Plight. P.S. What goes beep, beep, beep, beep, beep ? .................... ...The Mackems Open Top bus reversing into the depot.[/p][/quote]from little green men to the stadium of light in a few comments...how sad we all are...lol....i loved e.t....scared the **** out of me when i was a young un!!!! fixthecouncil
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8:01pm Sat 31 Mar 12

BrianMcInnis says...

'What do you MEAN extraterrestrial means "above-ground"? What do you MEAN I have to put a space after the number and then type "feet"? Well I'm writing this article the way I WANT to!!!'
'What do you MEAN extraterrestrial means "above-ground"? What do you MEAN I have to put a space after the number and then type "feet"? Well I'm writing this article the way I WANT to!!!' BrianMcInnis
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11:07pm Sat 31 Mar 12

darloab99 says...

Some people are either mentally ill and /or so attention seeking and deluded they actually believe the lies they fabricate to make themselves feel important. What a fool, won't be getting another bash at politics.
Some people are either mentally ill and /or so attention seeking and deluded they actually believe the lies they fabricate to make themselves feel important. What a fool, won't be getting another bash at politics. darloab99
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8:28am Sun 1 Apr 12

CTRILEY says...

MayorofNYC,USA wrote:
OMG!...David Ickes was right! The reptilians are our overlords!...God Bless the Queen!...Jeez she's one of them too! ;-)
He should know, after all he went on tv and told the world that he was the son of God.

http://www.youtube.c
om/watch?v=BiyrHZCks
DM
[quote][p][bold]MayorofNYC,USA[/bold] wrote: OMG!...David Ickes was right! The reptilians are our overlords!...God Bless the Queen!...Jeez she's one of them too! ;-)[/p][/quote]He should know, after all he went on tv and told the world that he was the son of God. http://www.youtube.c om/watch?v=BiyrHZCks DM CTRILEY
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7:33pm Sun 1 Apr 12

hullgodfreyshire says...

nan00 nanoo. shazbat
nan00 nanoo. shazbat hullgodfreyshire
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10:56pm Sun 1 Apr 12

Shalilayo says...

I find it extremely amusing that people think he's nuts for believing an intelligent race from another world visited him, while the same people elect and support religious fanatics who believe in an invisible man in the sky who listens to all of their thoughts and takes great satisfaction in cooking people in lakes of fire. People need to look closer at what a person accomplishes as a result of their nutty beliefs, rather than in spite of them. While I have my doubts regarding his story, I find it more likely than the invisible man in the sky.
I find it extremely amusing that people think he's nuts for believing an intelligent race from another world visited him, while the same people elect and support religious fanatics who believe in an invisible man in the sky who listens to all of their thoughts and takes great satisfaction in cooking people in lakes of fire. People need to look closer at what a person accomplishes as a result of their nutty beliefs, rather than in spite of them. While I have my doubts regarding his story, I find it more likely than the invisible man in the sky. Shalilayo
  • Score: 0

2:00pm Wed 4 Apr 12

delboy1977 says...

Now i no who the road planning officer for Darlington Borough Council is
Now i no who the road planning officer for Darlington Borough Council is delboy1977
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