by Michael Salla, Ph.D.
Honolulu Exopolitics Examiner
from Examiner Website
Ilyumzhinov claims that the extraterrestrials he met were humanoid and gave him a tour of their ship, and even took him to another world.
According to Ilyumzhinov, his experience is backed by three witnesses who searched for him at his home after he had boarded the alien spaceship. Most revealing is that Ilyumzhinov appeared on Russia’s no.1 rated television station, Channel One, which is 51% controlled by the Russian government.
The interviewer, Vladimir Pozan, began the segment with questions about Ilyumzhinov’s experience. This reveals that the host and producers knew in advance of what had happened, and wished to discuss it on air.
Significantly, there was no censorship
of Ilyumzhinov’s experience which was immediately made available on
the Channel One website. At the very least, this signifies that the
Russian government remains open to public debate on extraterrestrial
life sparked by its most prominent television station. More
importantly, the airing of Ilyumzhinov’s experience may signal a
covert attempt by Russian officials to prepare its citizens for
eventual public disclosure of extraterrestrial life.
Ilyumzhinov went on to describe how the extraterrestrials took him on a tour of their vehicle.
Then they claimed that they needed samples from another planet and took him with them before returning him safely to his apartment. Significantly, three witnesses can confirm Ilyumzhinov’s disappearance from his apartment.
In the interview, Ilyumzhinov explained what happened:
The prominent public airing of Ilyumzhinov’s experience led to Andrei Lebedev, a member of the Russian Parliament from the nationalist Liberal Democratic Party, asking President Medvedev to launch an official inquiry into the alleged alien contact.
In his letter, Lebedev wrote:
Both Ilyumzhinov’s testimony and the official request by Lebedev for an official inquiry ensures continued public interest and scrutiny of the 1997 incident. Ilyumzhinov’s testimony comes at a time of unprecedented public interest in UFOs and extraterrestrial life.
British physicist Stephen Hawking on April 25 stated that it’s “perfectly rational” to discuss intelligent extraterrestrial life and the political motivations of any civilization visiting Earth.
In November 2009 and January 2010, both the Vatican and the Royal Society of London sponsored astrobiology conferences where the scientific and social implications of intelligent extraterrestrial life were discussed.
His status as both a sitting Governor and President of the prestigious World Chess Federation ensured his testimony would get much public attention both in Russia and beyond. At the very least, Russia is displaying an extraordinary degree of public openness on UFOs and alien life by allowing public officials to share their experiences.
Alternatively, it is very possible that Russia is covertly preparing
its citizenry for official disclosure of the existence of advanced