Thursday, February 11, 2016

10 Famous Musicians Who Claim To Have Encountered Aliens

10 Musicians Who Have Had UFO Sightings

What is it about aliens and musicians that constantly draws them together? Over the years a bunch of famous, respected artists have detailed their strange and mysterious encounters with the unknown. From witnessing UFOs to experiencing mind control to seeing actual extraterrestrials themselves, the stories are nothing short of fascinating.

Perhaps this has something to do with the creation of good music requiring an open mind? Or maybe there’s something unearthly about inspiration itself, descending to earth from far, far away…
Of course, it’s also possible that the real reason for all of these otherworldly sightings is because musicians and drugs go hand in hand like aliens and flying saucers, but they sure seem convinced. You can be the judge of the veracity of these claims yourself.
From The King of Rock ‘n’ Roll himself all the way to Miley Cyrus’s dad, here are ten famous musicians who firmly claim to have encountered aliens.

10. Tom Delonge

Despite the fact that Tom DeLonge plays in a space-themed rock band called Angels & Airwaves, you’d be forgiven for thinking a fascination with the larger universe doesn’t necessarily equate to believing in extraterrestrial life. Yet when it comes to DeLonge, you’d be entirely wrong. You thought that Blink-182 song from Enema Of The State titled Aliens Exist was tongue in cheek? Think again.

DeLonge’s belief in aliens is rather long-standing, and over the years he has made countless claims to have had first-hand experience. As recently as 2015, the singer was quoted saying how he had been involved with alien conspiracies “for a long time”, and that he has “sources from the government”. Not only that, but DeLonge insists that his phone has been tapped, that he once knew someone who was the victim of brutal mind-control experiments and that he actually encountered aliens while camping near Area 51.
And if that isn’t enough, he also claims to have been warned by an elderly engineer that he “better be real f*cking careful” what he’s talking about and that he shouldn’t get into any strange cars lest he disappear forever. Keep fighting the good fight, Tom.

9. Sammy Hagar

“I know there’s something out there, and someday they’ll come.” These are the po-faced words of Sammy Hagar, who replaced David Lee Roth as the lead singer of Van Halen from 1985 to 1996. According to Hagar, aliens infiltrated his mind and not only stole knowledge from him, but granted him knowledge, too.
This wasn’t just some throwaway anecdote, either. Hagar detailed the experience in extreme length in his memoirs Red: My Uncensored Life In Rock. The singer claims that he was lying in bed one night when he suddenly saw a vision of two creatures in a spacecraft floating several miles away, who tapped into his brain. After they had finished, they spoke in an unintelligible language and his room fell into darkness.
In an interview on The Howard Stern Show, Hagar also claimed to have witnessed a strange floating vehicle hovering across a field when he was a young boy. That’s a long time to survey someone just to download the contents of their brain as some sort of alien .zip file.

8. Billy Ray Cyrus

No Billy Ray, that’s not an alien – that’s your daughter Miley dressed up in another deranged costume, decked out with a prosthetic penis (sadly this description required no artistic license). Wait… you’re talking about something else?

Yes, that’s right. The Achy Breaky Heart singer is yet another musician who believes to have encountered life from the far reaches of outer space. In 2011 the singer claimed to have witnessed his “first UFO sighting” which appeared in the form of “five or six” illuminated discs hovering in the distance.
Though it’s a rather brief tale, Cyrus seems to believe in its veracity, as he took to Twitter in order to get the word out there immediately. Whether or not this encounter has anything to do with Miley’s transformation we may never know.

7. Elvis Presley

Elvis Presley – one of the most famous and influential musicians to ever walk the earth – also claims to have had experiences with beings from beyond it.

According to the legendary singer, when he was eight years old he was contacted telepathically by the space bound beings, who showed him a vision of a man in clothing performing in front of a massive number of people. Presley claims to have only understood the significance of such a vision later on in his life at the height of his success. Interestingly, many conspiracy theorists use this anecdote as proof that Elvis himself was extraterrestrial. Because that totally makes sense.
And if that’s not enough proof, the singer’s long-time hairstylist Larry Geller claims to have been with Elvis during at least two alien encounters, one as they were driving through the Nevada desert and another while walking through Graceland. Both involved bizarre flashing lights and circular objects… but definitely no drugs.

6. Mick JaggerDaniel Muzio/AP

Daniel Muzio/AP
I know what you’re thinking… drugs. Yet The Rolling Stones front man Mick Jagger’s conviction was so strong that he apparently had a UFO detector installed in his estate after one particularly visceral encounter (what such technology consists of we can only guess, but rock star money opens many doors).

The encounter took place at Glastonbury during the 60s. Jagger was camping with then-girlfriend Marianne Faithfull when he saw a “rare, luminous cigar-shaped mothership”. A year later this spacecraft returned, on the eve of the disastrous Altamont Speedway Free Festival, which resulted in the tragic death of Meredith Hunter (among others).
It’s true that Jagger’s drug use is fairly infamous. But perhaps hallucinogenic drugs are merely a tool through which extraterrestrial life communicates with humans? (spoiler: they aren’t).

5. Nick Jonas

Nick Jonas is an American singer best known as one of the three members of the Jonas Brothers, a pop rock band formed with his two brothers Kevin and Joe. The band broke up in 2013, however, and Nick hasn’t wasted any time dropping the squeaky clean image.

During a 2015 interview on Late Night With Seth Meyers, Nick described how he witnessed three UFOs when he was a teenager (which was incidentally less than a decade ago). Jonas was in his back garden playing basketball with his friends when he looked up and saw the ships. It was only after researching online and finding several other identical sightings in the exact same area that he became a staunch believer.
In the same interview, however, Jonas was teasingly questioned about his belief in mermaids, to which he replied that mermaids are “bullsh*t”. Sorry, mer-believers – you’ll have to go somewhere else for celebrity credibility.

4. John Lennon

This particular claim purports to answer that age-old question: if aliens could give gifts, what would those gifts be? (what do you mean that hasn’t been a long-standing conundrum?)

According to this anecdote, Beatles co-founder John Lennon was lying in bed one night when he was jolted awake by a mysterious force. Seeing a glaring light coming from outside, Lennon left his home and saw four “bug-like” creatures with “big bug eyes and little bug mouths”.
Though most people would be quick to point the hallucinogenic-based finger at the musician, the story is accompanied by supposed evidence. Lennon claims the creatures gave him a small, golden egg-shaped object that he eventually passed onto self-proclaimed psychic Uri Geller, with whom Lennon had a friendship. Geller claims to have this object to this very day.

3. Lupe Fiasco

Lupe Fiasco is an incredibly famous hip-hop musician well-known for songs like Superstar, Out Of My Head and The Show Goes On. According to Lupe, he became interested in hip-hop when he was younger because he disliked its use of vulgarity and misogyny.

It’s at this young age that the rapper believes he had an extraterrestrial experience that not only left him with visceral memories of the encounter, but physically scarred his body. In a 2012 interview, Lupe detailed how he was lying in bed (what is it with aliens and people trying to get a good night’s sleep?) when he felt electricity surging through his body and was rendered unable to move.
It’s in this moment that Lupe was granted a vision of a UFO in the form of a black, floating disc. When he woke up the next morning, a mysterious scar had appeared on his ankle, one that he claims to have never seen before in his life.

2. David Bowie

Though it’s clear that David Bowie was fascinated with the idea of extraterrestrials through his innumerable songs referencing life beyond earth (Life On Mars? Loving The Alien, The Man Who Fell To Earth… to name merely a few), what many don’t know is this conviction ran quite a bit deeper.

In the book Laugh Gnostic by author Peter Koenig, Bowie is quoted as detailing an experience he had while travelling through the English countryside with a friend. Both noticed a “strange object hovering above a field”, which Bowie believed may not have been a physical object but an extraterrestrial doorway into a dimension “beyond our own”.
If that’s not curious enough, there are conspiracy theorists out there who actually believe Bowie himself is an alien. Feel free to judge the legitimacy of such claims yourself.

1. Robbie Williams

Robbie Williams and a strong conviction in the existence of aliens. Two things you’d never really expect to ever pair, yet two things that do in fact go together. According to the former then returned then former again singer of Take That, he was visited by extraterrestrials while staying at the Beverly Hills Hotel. While lying on a sun lounger late at night, a square spacecraft descended to around three-hundred feet above him and then shot off at great speed.

Even stranger, Williams claims to have been playing a newly-written song about alien contact titled Arizona when a massive ball of golden light appeared and the song stopped. Supposedly this happened a total of four times and was followed by a the appearance of a second ball (the aliens musn’t have been a particularly massive fan of Robbie’s music).
Williams is so convinced of these alien experiences, in fact, that he stated in a recent interview that he’s strongly considering giving up his music career in order to study UFOs full time. He even teamed up with famous writer Jon Ronson to go and meet so-called “UFO abduction survivors”. Good for you, Robbie – you’re loving aliens instead.

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