Celebs Who Believe They Had Alien Encounters

Aliens must really be into the pop culture of Earth, because there is no shortage of actors and musicians who fully believe they've had a close encounter with an extraterrestrial. While you may understandably already be writing these claims off as drug-fueled fantasy, each one of these celebrities swears by their tale of celestial wonder. Here are some stars who claim they've been visited by beings who live in, well...the stars.

Sammy Hagar

Former Van Halen frontman and current tequila mogul Sammy Hagar not only believes he's seen aliens, but also that they physically contacted him on two occasions. In an MTV interview, he recounted blacking out after trying to fight off a UFO with rocks when he was 4 years old, and then again as a grown man, claiming this time, he was abducted. "That's right. It was real. [Aliens] were plugged into me. It was a download situation." So, does that software have to constantly update like Windows 10? Because it would seriously suck for your brain to just automatically restart every time you're trying to quickly check your email.

Fran Drescher

The Nanny star, Fran Drescher, once told Huffington Post that both she and her husband, Peter Marc Jacobson, had similar alien encounters. Referencing identical small scars on her and her husband's hands, Drescher said, "that's what the aliens programmed us to think. But really, that's where the chip is." Jacobson believes the scar is from "a drill bit," or "a hot cup of water." They're divorced now, and while we assume Drescher's out-of-this-world theory had little to do with their split, we can't help but imagine the look on a judge's face if Jacobson cited "extraterrestrial affairs."

Mick Jagger

Mick Jagger takes UFO sightings very seriously. According to author Michael Luckman's Alien Rock: The Rock 'n' Roll Extraterrestrial Connection (via Xfinity). Jagger saw "a rare, luminous cigar-shaped mothership" during a camping trip in 1968. The rocker's interest in beings from above heightened after that sighting. He allegedly installed a UFO detector on his estate, which went off regularity and begs the question: exactly who sold that to him, and how many awards did they win for salesperson of the year? Also, if Jagger has a device that can detect aliens, why doesn't the U.S government have one, or one thousand? Just sayin'.

David Bowie

UFO enthusiast Timothy Green Beckley researched David Bowie's association with extraterrestrials and published an entire article about it in UFO Digest (Yes, that exists). The piece references a quote from Peter Koenig's book, The Laughing Gnostic: David Bowie and the Occult (Yes, that also exists) that sheds light on just how out-there Ziggy Stardust really was. After seeing a strange object hovering over a field, Bowie concluded, "I believe that what I saw was not the actual object, but a projection of my own mind trying to make sense of this quantum topological doorway into dimensions beyond our own. It's as if our dimension is but one among an infinite number of others." We could spend a week googling that and still not know what it means, but we do know it's way weirder than just saying, "Yep, I believe in aliens, because I saw one once."

Shirley MacLaine

Shirley MacLaine's belief in aliens runs so deep that she claims to have taken various political leaders UFO spotting, including an Australian ambassador and former U.S. Representative Dennis Kucinich. She went on FOX News to tell Bill O'Reilly that she believes there is a vast government conspiracy and information about aliens—or "star beings," as she claims they prefer to be called—is doled out on a need-to-know basis by high-ranking military officials. In MacLaine's book about her past lives, I'm Over All That, she claims she "vividly remembers being androgynous in the Lemurian (pre-Atlantis) time period." We recommend taking all this information with a giant grain of moon salt.

Russell Crowe

After Russell Crowe tweeted what he claimed were undoctored time-lapse photos of some mysterious lights outside his office window, UFO "experts" quickly dismissed them. The chief video analyst for the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON), Marc D'Antonio, told TMZ the lights were "likely a plane or a helicopter instead," while others said the lights were, at best, the distortion of the mast of a ship or, at worst, a hoax. Crowe said he was simply trying to take photos of fruit bats flying around his home when he inadvertently found himself accused of staging a UFO hoax. We hope he never takes any blurry pics of an ape-like creature in the Australian outback, or he's going to be in a world of trouble.

Billy Ray Cyrus

Like Russell Crowe, Billy Ray Cyrus once innocently tweeted a photo of some lights that he thought might be UFOs. Also like Russell Crowe, he was immediately beset by debunkers and enthusiasts alike because once the extraterrestrial door is open, there is no closing it. To his credit, Cyrus embraced his newfound celestial schooling and spun it into an opportunity with the Syfy network. According to Variety, he was in talks to do a paranormal investigation show with his son called, wait for it, UFO: Unbelievably Freakin' Obvious. Everything about that pitch sounds amazing, but the show somehow never happened, or is that just what they want us to believe?

Dan Aykroyd

Dan Aykroyd never shies away from talking about his UFO sightings. In an interview with Huffington Post, transcribed by the website Open Minds, he recalled his encounters, claiming "I have seen four, and I can't say that they are alien craft and neither can the Air Force. The Air Force has been very interested in this. They don't deny the existence of these hyperdynamic, super aerodynamic craft. They don't deny." Okay, first of all, why is the Air Force communicating with Aykroyd at all? Second, has anyone stopped to think that maybe this guy has a vested interest in keeping the belief in this kind of stuff alive? It's not like he's the writer and producer of one of the most successful paranormal action comedies of all time or anything.

Tom DeLonge

Most people know Tom DeLonge as the guitarist and co-frontman of Blink 182. What they don't know, is that he could be the most extraterrestrial-obsessed celebrity ever. In a surprisingly candid interview with Rolling Stone, DeLonge detailed his extensive knowledge of alien technology and even confessed that "I have 10 people that I'm working with that are at the highest levels of the Department of Defense and NASA and the military." Granted, they're likely just research sources for his novel Sekret Machines Book 1: Chasing Shadows, but DeLonge fully believes he's accessing legitimate, albeit secretive, material that the public doesn't know about. If Jimmy Carter couldn't find out the truth about UFOs in his four years as President of the United States, we doubt the guy who released a song called "D**k Lips" is getting classified briefings.