Yes, some citizens of Denver are very serious about putting on their ballot in 2010 a provision for the creation of an Extraterrestrial Affairs Commission ….don’t believe me? Keep reading – click below for a little background music while perusing-
It’s a close encounter for Denver space alien initiative
Published May 8, 2008 at 6:26 p.m.
Updated May 9, 2008 at 9:27 a.m.
Never-before-seen video of “space aliens” – footage that will be revealed to the public in a few weeks – convinced Jeff Peckman that extraterrestrials exist.
“These happen to be the little gray ones, about four feet tall,” said Peckman, who is proposing the creation of an Extraterrestrial Affairs Commission in Denver, believed to be the first of its kind.
“You could see them blink as they looked in a window and panned a room,” Peckman, 54, said. “After seeing that, it was very clear that it’s not rumor, it’s not speculation, but these extraterrestrials do exist.”
If Peckman has his way, Denver voters will have a chance to say whether they, too, believe that there is intelligent life outside Earth and whether the city should prepare for close encounters of the alien kind.
Peckman is sponsoring an initiative that would require the city to create an ET Commission tasked with “dealing with issues related to the presence of extraterrestrial beings on Earth.”
Peckman completed one of the first steps of the initiative process Thursday by meeting with city officials for a “review and comment” hearing.
No one poked fun, but by the end of the hearing, David Broadwell, an assistant city attorney, asked Peckman if he was serious.
Peckman said he was “absolutely committed” and spent several minutes talking about UFOs landing in Los Angeles and hovering over the White House and how the federal government has tried to conceal their existence.
He also said the never-before- seen footage of space aliens that made him a believer would be made public in coming weeks.
Among the curious who attended the hearing were seven students from Dakota Ridge High School in Littleton, who made tin foil hats for the outing.
“We saw it on ‘Signs,’ ” said junior Sebastian Kadamany, 17, referring to the M. Night Shyamalan movie about aliens.
Brian Hopp, 23, also was in the audience and said he wants to help Peckman collect signatures to put the initiative on the ballot. Hopp said he believes in space aliens, but he hasn’t seen any.
“Not yet. I’ve been waiting,” said Hopp, who is from Steamboat Springs but lives in Denver.
Peckman said he wants to get the initiative on the fall ballot.
“If it doesn’t get on the ballot in November, we’re OK with that because it would give us a longer period to educate the public about the issues that are part of this reality,” he said.
Peckman said his proposal has gained worldwide attention since it was first reported by the Rocky Mountain News.
“I just did a radio interview with a South Africa talk show, and the discussion is all the same,” he said. “People call in. They say, ‘Yes, I’ve had this experience. We know the government has been hiding this information.’ It’s time to bring it out.”
chacond@RockyMountainNews.com or 303-954-5099
Birthplace: Paola, Kan.
Occupation: Owns an Internet business, which is marketing a new technology that reduces stress “because it reduces the chaos of electromagnetic fields,” he said.
Education: A year at Maharishi University of Management in Iowa.
Number of times abducted: 0
Ever seen an alien? No. But “I believe they do exist,” he said. “I’ve seen very hard evidence.”
Favorite alien movie: The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai: Across the 8th Dimension – “You gotta see that one,” he said- and then Close Encounters of the Third Kind.
Hobbies: Ballot initiatives, tennis, hiking, biking and “all the normal, down-to-earth stuff.”
Family: Divorced. No children. Lives with his parents.