A man who has argued that aliens are interacting with human's reproductive systems in order to produce advanced children has declined to take a seat he won on a northern California school board.
Richard Boylan, who describes himself as Earth's councillor on the High Council of Star Nations, an interplanetary peace group, won one of two seats on the Mother Lode Union School District board of trustees in the Nov. 6 election. Boylan finished second in the five-candidate field, with 2,343 votes, ahead of incumbent Gene Bist Sr., who received 1,745 votes.
Boylan, an endorsed candidate of the El Dorado County Democratic Party, had suspended his campaign in late October for "personal reasons," and told The Huffington Post that these same reasons would prevent him from assuming the seat.
"I am grateful for the overwhelming support of the local voters who voted me to one of the two full-term seats on the local school board despite my having dropped out of the race 18 days previously for personal reasons," Boylan said. "Because those personal reasons remain, I will not be serving as a school board member, and anticipate that the board will fill the vacancy by appointment."
Boylan declined to specify the circumstances that led him to suspend his campaign and decline the seat, saying they remain personal. He also declined to answer questions about whether or not the decision was related to criticism of his research.
Boylan has worked as a social worker and psychologist and was previously a president of the Sacramento Valley Psychological Association. But in 1995, the California Board of Psychology revoked his license, saying he had "abused his role as a therapist when he imposed his personal views on the existence of extraterrestrials into the dreams and memories of two patients." Boylan had specialized in treating patients who had allegedly survived encounters with aliens.
He founded the Star Kids Project in 2003. On his website, he explains that Star Kids are the biological children of human parents, but the reproductive system of a parent has been modified by visitors from other planets to create advanced human children. Star Kids are also created, the website says, through a "walk-in" to a human child's body that is about to be abandoned after a fatal accident or injury. The project was created to provide a community for such children.
Boylan says that Star Kids possess special abilities that set them apart from normal children. He said in some cases they can remember past lives and have chosen to live on Earth to help the planet at this time.
"These Star Kids carry extraordinary abilities, such as telepathy, precognition, telekinesis, clairvoyance/remote viewing, 'downloading' information from afar, cross-species communication, penetrating intuitiveness, affecting electrical devices, remote-influencing others, inter-dimensional viewing, aura-reading, psychic diagnosis, bioenergetic healing, connecting with one's Star-Visitor and other guardians, and many other advanced abilities," Boylan writes on his website.
As for his work on the High Council of Star Nations, Boylan describes the group as an organization of the 1,438 "intelligent advanced civilizations" in the Milky Way galaxy. He says the group helps new civilizations form and serves a peacekeeping role, including placing "a protective cordon around Earth so that Humans are not subject to being preyed upon by any members of civilizations of inferior moral and spiritual development." Boylan says he's served on the high council since 2005.
Boylan did not make reference to his work in a candidate statement he filed with election officials, writing instead about the need to deal with declining state aid to schools, protect bus transportation and maintain school buildings. He also cited being an elementary school principal in the 1960s.
Boylan has also been chairman of the Calaveras County Board of Education and a board member of the Marin Municipal Water District, according to his resume.