A Whitby town councillor has defended his appearance on a controversial Channel 4 documentary in which he spoke about being abducted by aliens.
Simon Parkes who is married and has children starred in Confessions of an Alien Abductee last Thursday in which he said his wife had rowed with him after revealing he had a child called Zarka with an alien he refers to as the Cat Queen.
The 53-year-old driving instructor said he has sexual relations with the alien about four times a year.
He also spoke about being abducted on the Whitby to Scarborough Road on his way back from Sainsbury’s supermarket and showed off some of his drawings of his experiences with extra-terrestrials
Speaking to the Whitby Gazette after the show was aired he said: “I was very pleased with it.”
Coun Parkes added that despite coming in for criticism on Facebook and Twitter he was happy with how he was portrayed and he feels as long as he does a good job as a councillor for the people of Whitby, then he is entitled to have such views and remain a politician.
“I’m probably one of the most active members of the town council attending meetings and putting across the views of the electorate.
“If people can’t handle the truth, that’s not my problem.
“Why should I lie.
“My view is people should know the truth, they can make their own minds up.”
Coun Parkes said his family, who did not feature in the documentary were pleased with it.
“My daughter emailed me doing the breaks and said, you’ve handled it well.
“Channel 4 were trying to do the dirty on you.
“My family have been around me long enough to know very strange things happen around me. They didn’t want to be part of it because it frightens the life out of them.”
The show can still be seen on Channel 4 OD.