Former Baron Davis appeared on a recent episode of the podcast The Champs and, rather matter-of-factly, said he’d been abducted by aliens. He told hosts Neal Brennan and Moshe Kasher that just two weeks prior, during a drive from Las Vegas to L.A., he saw bright lights and ended up in a steel contraption with humanoid extra-terrestrial creatures poking his nose. Further details were a bit hazy, and the hosts pressed Davis a few times on whether or not he was joking around. But the former NBA guard insisted he was being serious. As the Fran Drescher
Fran Drescher, best known for her role as Fran Fine on The Nanny (and, of course, for that nasaly voice), is also vocal about her belief in the paranormal. The actress once told the Huffington Post that in separate Sammy Hagar
Over the Van Halen frontman Sammy Hagar has remained outspoken about his belief in aliens and his personal encounters with them. His 2011 autobiography, Red: My Uncensored Life in Rock, delves into the topic — although he told MTV Hive that he would have liked to discuss it even further. In the book, Hagar writes, “I was lying in bed one night … dreaming. I saw a ship and two creatures inside of this ship. I couldn’t see their faces … They were connected to me, tapped into my mind through some kind of mysterious wireless connection.” The singer explained that although this happened in a dream, he knew the experience was part of something real, with actual knowledge being transferred. Hagar said he loves exploring the topic so much that he said he could write an entire book devoted to it.
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Grammy-winning singer and actress Olivia Newton-John has been intrigued by the paranormal ever since she spotted an unidentified flying object when she was 15, she told the Sun in 2009. The bright silver object she saw flying across the sky sparked a lifelong interest in extra-terrestrials — and now, she doesn’t think she’s alone in her belief of alien visitors. “In years ago, how many people would have thought that?”
Imagine all the people … and all the aliens, too? In 2004, magician Uri Geller told the story of his friend John Lennon’s encounter with extra-terrestrials. It happened one night after a blazing light jolted him awake while sleeping in bed. He went outside and saw four “bug-like” people with “big bug eyes and little bug mouths” scuttling around — and insisted they weren’t the result of drug-induced hallucinations. Lennon said the creatures gave him a metal egg-like object that he carried around with him and eventually passed on to Geller.
In 2006, best-selling English singer Robbie Williams took a hiatus from his career in entertainment to explore the world of UFOs and extra-terrestrial UFO abductees and gather their own evidence. And as the Daily Mail reports, the pop star claims to have spotted UFOs with his own eyes three times. He said the first sighting happened when he was a child in Miyuki Hatoyama
Former Japanese First Lady Miyuki Hatoyama might be a notable figure across the globe, but she also believes in life far beyond the boundaries of Earth. In a 2008 book titled Very Strange Things I’ve Encountered, Hatoyama wrote, “While my body was asleep, I think my soul rode on a triangular-shaped UFO and went to Venus.” The now 70-year-old former actress said her husband, former Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama, probably thought it was just a dream, but she took the experience much more seriously and maintains that she was abducted by aliens.
In a 2007 presidential debate, NBC’s Tim Russert cited a passage from Shirley MacLaine’s book, in which the actress wrote that candidate Dennis Kucinich had seen a UFO from her home in Washington state. The former Ohio representative confirmed that he had indeed spotted an unidentified flying object, and compared his experience to Jimmy Carter’s. But rather than explain whether or not he believes in extraterrestrial life, Kucinich took the opportunity for a joke: “You have to keep in mind that more people in this country have seen UFOs than I think approve of George Bush’s presidency.”
William Shatner, the beloved Canadian actor known for playing Star Trek‘s Captain Kirk, has been especially vocal about his belief in all things paranormal. In a 2010 interview with the Montreal Gazette (not currently available online), he said, “There is no doubt that there is life out there; the mathematics of it lead you to that absolute conclusion. In my mind, there is no doubt that the universe teems — teems! — with life in all its forms.” Though Shatner once claimed he saw UFOs after crashing his motorcycle in the desert, in his autobiography he confesses that he lied about that. So maybe he hasn’t had any first-hand encounters with aliens, but he certainly believes in them.
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