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WTF: Alien star Yaphet Kotto made contact with real aliens

For those who might not be familiar, Yaphet Kotto played Parker in the Ridley Scott super-classic ALIEN. If the character's name is still too much of a stretch for your mind to remember, then just look at the picture above. He played THAT guy.

Anyhow, Kotto is most famous for playing alongside aliens (specifically the xenomorph, of course) but as it turns out, in real life the man has had his own creepy close encounters of the third kind - which he has experienced off-and-on throughout his entire life.

The man sat down for a phone interview with VICE or the first-time ever to finally discuss the sightings and experiences and you can find some choice bits below.

Yaphet Kotto on being abducted by Aliens:

I never talked to anyone about it man, this is the first time. I've only told my wife, my rabbi, and a psychologist. This is the first time I'm talking about it.

It started when I was about nine or ten years old. I remember being told I couldn't go outside, so I was looking out at the streets of Bronx New York watching the kids play stickball in a kneeling position. When I turned around, a figure was behind me, it was at least five or six feet tall with an elongated head. It appeared, then jumped to the back of me and disappeared. From that moment on, it was one experience after another which culminated into my sighting in the Philippines and during the filming of Alien. 

On shooting ALIEN:

Now I'll admit, there were things that I alone was finding on the set of Alien—the spaceship. That mechanism that Sigourney Weaver throws to put the Sulaco (fictional spacecraft) on automatic destruct. There were symbols there. Symbols that had nothing to do with the ship in the film and I kept finding these symbols. They were like Egyptian symbols and I started trying to decipher them, which I was able to do.

What he wants people to gain from his revelation:

We're not alone, we're not alone in the universe. If you totally westernize the idea look at it from a supremacy viewpoint, then you'll say, everyone,'s imagining them when it comes to these things. We can say that, but much of the world would reject that premise. We're not alone.

You can read the entire fascinating interview with Vice below, and then make sure to hit us up on social media and let us know what you think of Kotto's comments on Facebook, Twitter, and/or Instagram!

Check out the full interview RIGHT HERE.

Extra Tidbit: Parker says Aliens exist, then aliens exist.
Source: Vice

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