Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Twelve Alien Encounters

Another great Mental Floss list. And it isn't nutters alone who see UFOs apparently. There are two American presidents on the list! (Although one is Reagan, so...)

7. David Bowie, which should come as no surprise to anyone. And we’re not talking one sighting – we’re talking many, many sightings that he and his friends spotted when they were growing up in Bromley, England. “They came over so regularly we could time them,” he once said. “Sometimes they stood still, other times they moved so fast it was hard to keep a steady eye on them.”

12. John Lennon said he was once standing at the window in his apartment at the Dakota when he saw something oval-shaped flying slowly through the air; he claimed it eventually disappeared behind the United Nations Building and hypothesized that it was doing research. He called the police to report what he had seen and they told him that he wasn’t the first to call in about it. Since he was interviewing John Lennon, after all, the interviewer asked him if drugs or alcohol had been involved prior to the incident. “No, God’s honest truth,” Lennon said. “I only do that at weekends or when I see Harry Nilsson.”

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