Is it really cheating if she's an alien? Not according to English LABOUR politician and married father-of-three Simon Parkes.

Parkes, a 53-year-old driving instructor who also serves on the Whitby Town Council recently admitted to his wife that he was having an extramarital affair with an alien from which he's fathered a child.

What will happen is that we will hold hands and I will say ‘I’m ready’ and then the technology I don’t understand will take us up to a craft orbiting the earth. - Simon Parkes

Despite coming out with the affair to his wife, Parkes doesn't consider his otherworldly rendezvous cheating.

My wife found out about it and was very unhappy, clearly. That caused a few problems, but it is not on a human level, so I don’t see it as wrong.

After going public with his alien encounters, Parkes has been the victim of much public scrutiny, but says that the scrutiny is only the result of others not sharing his experiences.

I can understand how you would say that because you have not seen anything yourself and that’s your immediate fallback position, but you come and spend some time with me and follow me around for a day and you will actually walk away shaking your head because you will think actually he’s not mad.

[The Northern Echo]