Joe Queenan once joked that the three scariest words in the English language were “starring Dan Aykroyd.” He’s fine as a co-star with someone funnier, but when he tries to carry a movie you get Dr. Detroit. He also appears to be just a little bit loopy on the subject of aliens.
He even insists he saw two suspicious objects in the sky as the horrors of the 2001 attack on the World Trade Center in New York were unfolding, and believes that sighting gives a clue as to why aliens have not made contact with humans.
Aykroyd tells The Sunday Times Magazine, “(It’s) because we are a violent species. They don’t want anything to do with us. They watch us. There were two white orbs over (New) Jersey when the second tower went down on 9/11. They were on CNN for about two minutes… They never showed it again.
“Can you imagine what was going through their advanced minds when they saw what happened on 9/11? These humans crashing our highest evolution in aviation into our highest evolution in architecture and metallurgy, like kids wrecking toys in the sandbox. They are disgusted with us. And rightly so. Because we are a depraved, disgusting species.”
Personally, I think the aliens refused to visit us the moment they saw Nothing But Trouble. Or Tommy Boy. Or Spies Like Us. Or Canadian Bacon.