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Sammy Hagar, most well known for his stint as lead singer of Van Halen, has published a memoir detailing his days as a rock star. However, the most notable portion of Red: My Uncensored Life in Rock is not about groupies, fights, or drugs. It is about alien abduction.
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee has a section in his memoir that recounts some strange dreams about UFOs that Hagar had as a youngster. Hagar also reports in his book that he believes he may have been “manipulated” in some way by a force not of this Earth, if not abducted by aliens.
In an interview with MTV Hive about the memoir, Hagar goes into more detail about his belief in aliens and alien abduction. “People say there’s no other life in the universe. But you know how big the universe is? It’s freakin’ huge! If we’re really the only ones out there, that’s scarier to me than thinking there are aliens,” Hagar told MTV.
Hagar stated in the interview, and in his book, that he believes he may have been abducted by aliens. In his book, he describes a dream where he was connected to aliens. “I saw a ship and two creatures inside of this ship… And they were connected to me, tapped into my mind through some kind of mysterious wireless connection,” the passage reads in part. Only, he believes it was real and not just a dream. Speaking in the interview about the experience, Hagar insists it was not a dream. “It was real. [Aliens] were plugged into me. It was a download situation. This was long before computers or any kind of wireless. There weren’t even wireless telephones. Looking back now, it was like, “Fuck, they downloaded something into me!” Or they uploaded something from my brain, like an experiment. “See what this guy knows.”
He also describes another strange experience that he did not include in his book. “Another thing happened when I was about four that I didn’t put into the book. One time I saw what I considered to be, well, at the time I thought it was a car with no wheels. We lived out in the country and I saw this thing floating across a field, creating this big dust storm. I threw rocks at it and shit. And I don’t know what happened after that.”