Sammy Hagar, a former lead singer for Van Halen, has had a lot of strange experiences, but in 2011, the rock icon told MTV what was maybe his most peculiar tale. He was abducted by aliens.
His brain was, at the very least.
There is no clearer way to phrase it: Sammy Hagar thinks aliens have taken control of his head. The American singer alleges that extraterrestrial life hacked into his mind in the California mountains decades ago, before he performed with Van Halen or Montrose, and before he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. He said, “I know there’s something out there, and they’ll come someday.”
With the publication of his new biography at the time, Red: My Uncensored Life in Rock, co-written by Joel Selvin, Hagar’s extraterrestrial ideas have come to light.
“I was lying in bed one night … dreaming,” he recalls in the book. “I saw a ship and two creatures inside of this ship. I couldn’t see their faces. I just knew that there were two intelligent creatures, sitting up in a craft in the Lytle Creek forest area about twelve miles away in the foothills above Fontana. And they were connected to me, tapped into my mind through some kind of mysterious wireless connection.”
Hagar said in an interview with MTV Hive that Selvin prevented him from writing much more on UFOs.
“He’d be like, ‘Aw, people don’t want to hear that shit’.” But Hagar “could write a whole book just devoted to [aliens],” he said. “I love it, man. I’m into it deep.”
Despite the fact that Hagar’s vision of an extraterrestrial spaceship was a part of a dream, he remains adamant that it was genuine.
“[It] friggin’ happened,” the 63-year-old explained. “Aliens were plugged into me … Either a download or an upload. They were tapped into my brain and the knowledge was transferred back and forth. I could see them and everything while it was happening … Like an experiment: ‘[Let’s] see what this guy knows’.”
It wasn’t even his first close call. He states that when he was four years old, he witnessed something that wasn’t included in his book.
“I saw what I considered to be, well, at the time I thought it was a car with no wheels,” he said. 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.” Asked if he thinks he “blacked out”, Hagar replied: “I guess. I just have no memory of it. And that wasn’t a dream. It was during daylight.”