The truth is out there, just ask Sammy Hagar. The rocker claims aliens first abducted him in the 1960s and “a couple times” since. Though he doesn’t like to talk about it, he said he referenced it in song titles throughout his career.
Sammy Hagar first wrote about the experience in his book, Red: My Uncensored Life in Rock. Recently, the former Van Halen frontman was on Las Vegas Now when the host, J.C. Fernandez, asked him if the story was true.
“Yes, it is true,” he said. “… You know, everybody that’s ever asked me about that expects me to try to backpedal. It 100% happened. Four o’clock in the morning, pitch black, dead sleep. I felt like I was being programmed, like someone’s tapping into me like it was a string from my head to 13 miles up on a mountain place called Lau Creek. And I know right where it was, these little foothills. There was an object there. There were two creatures in it. And it was 19 — I want to say it was 64, 65.”
Sammy Hagar said he started to wake up. The creatures yelled out a bizarre, heretofore unheard numerical code and he returned to his body. Hagar doesn’t know if the aliens were from another planet or another dimension, but since that day he said he knows there’s something out there. To believe otherwise is “screwy.”
“You know how big the universe is and what a speck of nothing we are, that to think that we’re the only ones is pretty screwy,” Hagar told KLAS-TV. “Those people are crazier than the guys who believe in UFOs.”
Baker Mayfield, Shaq Among Celebrities That Claim UFO Sightings
Mayfield came out with his story first. He tweeted that he and his wife spotted a UFO on their way home from dinner earlier this year. He said it was a “very bright ball going straight down out of the sky,” and he wanted to know if there were other witnesses.
Shaq didn’t witness the same event as Mayfield, but he had his own UFO experience in 1997. He said he was driving home while on a double date with friends when something came out of the clouds. He told the story on Jimmy Kimmel Live to back up Mayfield.
“In Madera, California, and right when we passed the fairground, I could swear I saw a flying saucer come down with all the lights and it was spinning, and then it took off,” he told Kimmel. “We all looked at each other and it was like, I know it was a UFO. I don’t care what anybody says.”