When it comes to rock star autobiographies, no admission of past transgression or of a closet dwelling skeleton or two shouldn’t shock any of us.
So with that in mind...
In his new autobiography, Red: My Uncensored Life in Rock, Sammy Hager admits that he has seen UFOs and that the extraterrestrials uploaded things into his mind.
"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."
Seems fairly cut and dry, right???
But, much like when it comes to rockin, when it comes to UFOs Sammy is all in…
Hagar continued his UFO talk."[It] friggin' happened," the 63-year-old explained to MTV Hive.
"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'."
Hagar also stated to MTV that he had to be talked out of writing more about UFOs (Hagar claims to be “real deep” when it comes to aliens and would love to write a book about nothing but aliens)by Joel Selvin (who helped Hagar organize [ahem.. write] his thoughts…) claiming that he believed readers would be more interested in old Van Halen stories.
The Red rocker also claimed that his “file sharing” with th other worldly intelligences was not his first experience in seeing something strange in the night sky.
He told MTV News that when he was four years old he saw something he didn't include 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."
The Red Rocket…
I guess this explains the lyrical depth and profundity that Sammy “I can’t drive 55”Hagar has always been known for…
I don’t think anyone is particularly shocked by this…
Hell, to be honest… with the war in Libya starting, Japan melting, and the rest of the world seeming determined to prove the guesses of the Mayans right, I really don’t think anyone cares.
Of course Sammy Hagar saw UFOs…15% of all Americans believe they have seen one.
Where i have a hard time with Sammy’s story is that he received a “download or upload or something” from the aliens “…in order to see what he knows…”
Crossing the cosmos for thousands of light years in order to arrive at Earth only to go to some shit town in California to pick the brain of a not yet appreciated rock star known for his unflappable rockitude..
That’s the mind they want to go thumbing through???
Not the President’s or the Pope’s or something???
(especially with the power to just randomly grab people…)
Now of course, if this story is true it would mean that the aliens have kind of said they prefer the “Van Hagar” era of Van Halen s opposed to the Diamond David Lee days (something I think will become a rallying cry for the scattered ,few survivors…) ???