A town councillor from a North Yorkshire council has stunned his community by revealing that his "real mother" is a 9ft green alien, with a kite-shaped head and eight fingers.

Simon Parkes, who was elected to Whitby Town Council in February as a Labour Party candidate, also claims that he has been visited by extraterrestrial beings throughout his life and that one of them cured him of chickenpox when he was a child.

Parkes made the disclosures in a YouTube video that left his fellow town councillors bewildered, but he insists that his claims will not interfere with his ability to do his job.

In his earliest memory he recalls the face of an alien, whom he calls his "real mother", being projected into his mind while he was still in his biological mother's womb.

He then recounts sitting in his cot as a baby as a large green life form stood over him and picked him up.

Parkes said he thought, "They're not mummy's hands, mummy's are pink," as four long spindly green fingers picked him up.

"I was looking straight into its face. It enters my mind through my eyes and it sends a message down my optic nerve into my brain, saying 'I am your real mother. I am your more important mother.'"

Parkes, who shared his 'experience' with his alien family in a three-hour video, told the Metro newspaper: "For many of the people who don't experience it, it's very hard to accept.

"We are taught to only see and believe what we can touch, but it's acceptable to believe in religion.

"I'm more interested in fixing someone's roof or potholes," he said.

"I get more common sense out of the aliens than out of Scarborough town hall. The aliens are far more aware of stuff."

Whitby Town Council has not replied to IBTimes UK's request for a comment.