- The Washington Times - Tuesday, June 18, 2013

A city council member in a small seaside town in the U.K. is defending his beliefs in extraterrestrial life — after claiming to have fathered a child with an alien.

Simon Parkes, 53, a married father of three who represents Stakesby on Whitby Town Council, said in a recent TV documentary that he and his wife fight because he has sexual relations with an alien called the Cat Queen about four times a year, the Northern Echo reported.

The Labour councillor claims to have fathered a love child with the being, named Zarka.

“What will happen is that we will hold hands and I will say ‘I’m ready’ and then the technology I don’t understand will take us up to a craft orbiting the earth,” Mr. Parkes said in a documentary posted to YouTube titled “Confessions Of An Alien Abductee.”

“My wife found out about it and was very unhappy, clearly. That caused a few problems, but it is not on a human level, so I don’t see it as wrong,” he added. “I think I am fairly clear in my head that I am being monitored [by aliens] very closely and if there is anything that’s seriously about to happen or does happen then I am fairly confident in my own mind that they will intervene, they have in the past.”

Mr. Parkes, who was a councillor in Hackney during the 1990s, claims he has had experiences with aliens since birth, and his “real mother” is a 9-foot green alien with eight fingers, the Northern Echo said. He said his experiences have not hindered his work.

“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,” he said. “I get more common sense out of the aliens than out of Scarborough Town Hall.”

Fellow councillor Terry Jennison told the Yorkshire Post: “I am completely in the dark about this.”