Q&A: Retired McGill University professor convinced ‘beyond a reasonable doubt’ that aliens exist Retired Montreal psychology professor Don Crosbie Donderi is convinced extraterrestrial life exists. The educator, who spent 47 years at McGill University, including as associate dean of the faculty of graduate studies and research — applies his insights into psychology to a book: UFOs, ETs, and Alien Abductions, a Scientist looks at the Evidence. It will be published in May. Mr. Donderi spoke to the Post’s Jen Gerson on Monday.
Q. You write about cases of humans believing they were abducted. I believe your press release refers to a “catch and release” program. Do you have physical evidence to support that?
A. I don’t personally have physical evidence to support that. What I say in the book is that the evidence of the extra-terrestrial nature of some of what UFO phenomenon is reported is in my opinion established beyond a reasonable doubt.
Q. Give me an example of some of that evidence.
A. There is an entire chapter on six UFO abduction cases. Each of them has what you might call in common a touchstone. Every one of the people involved saw a close up of a UFO. Everyone of the people had missing time they could not account for, a period of an hour or more, maybe even two or three hours. After the initial sighting, they ended up driving down a road not knowing how they got there. In several other cases, people saw the UFO as well. Some of these people wound up with scars they could not explain.
That’s Dr. Capt. James T. Kirk to you After receiving an honourary doctorate from McGill University on Thursday, actor William Shatner essentially advised the school’s 2011 graduating class to boldly go where no man has gone before.
“Don’t be afraid of taking chances, of striking out on paths that are untrod,” Mr. Shatner, best known for his role as Captain James T. Kirk on television’s Star Trek, said. “Don’t be afraid of failure. Don’t be afraid of making an ass of yourself. I do it all the time, and look what I got.”
A graduate of McGill in 1952, Mr. Shatner, 80, entertained the graduates with a typically self-deprecating speech. (Shaun Best/Reuters)