Recently, Dan Aykroyd sounded a little crazy, making claims that “Ghostbusters 3” would move ahead with or without Bill Murray. But that’s just the tip of the iceberg – if you want real intrigue, you apparently need to get Aykroyd started on unidentified flying objects.
While promoting his Crystal Head Vodka, a completely sane line of liquor packaged inside, naturally, a crystal skull, Aykroyd spoke to Open Minds about his belief in and experiences with extraterrestrial visitors.
The actor’s confidence in the existence of UFOs has already been explored in the 2005 documentary “Dan Aykroyd Unplugged on UFOs,” but apparently his belief in otherworldly contact stretches all the way back to childhood. The article at Open Minds notes that Aykroyd was first intrigued by the idea of UFOs when he saw a 1952 photograph of strange lights over the U.S. Capitol building. After that, all it took to hammer home a firm belief in UFOs was seeing the original “The Day the Earth Stood Still.” Apparently, Aykroyd found the plot of the classic black-and-white sci-fi film plausible, and believes that “if there is another species out there monitoring us, they would be observing how mankind is destroying the planet and would probably be concerned.”
The most fascinating (read: batshit) revelation, however, relates to the time that some “Men in Black” monitored Aykroyd’s phone call with Britney Spears. As Aykroyd spoke to his “Crossroads” co-star, he noticed the conspiracy theory mainstays observing him, but looked back a moment later to realize that they were gone. Shortly afterward, the producers of the program he was taping were ordered to shut it all down, a seemingly unremarkable coincidence until you realize that the show itself was about to totally blow the lid off this crazy UFO thing.
Watch the video interview below, and make sure to check out Open Minds, where members of the “research-based organization with a mission to investigate and report evidence of extraterrestial, UFO and other phenomena to a global audience” astutely point out that Aykroyd himself looked “mysteriously similar to the fabled ‘Men in Black'” in his 1980 film “The Blues Brothers.”
What do you think of Aykroyd’s claims of UFOs and “Men in Black”? Is he getting too close to the truth, or does someone just want him to quit encouraging Britney Spears? Tell us in the comments below or on Facebook and Twitter.