There’s no doubt Sammy Hagar has enjoyed a lot of farout experiences in his life. But the former Van Halen lead singer told what may be his farthest-out tale yet: He was abducted by aliens.
Or at least, that’s what he seems to believe.
In an MTV interview to promote his book, “Red: My Uncensored Life in Rock,” Hagar admits he might “sound like a crazy person” to some, but he insists his bizarre experience “wasn’t a dream.”
Hagar, 63, opened up about a passage in his book that claims he was contacted by aliens from outer space in California who tapped into his mind through a wireless connection.
“It was real,” the rocker said. “[Aliens] were plugged into me. It was a download situation. This was long before computers or any kind of wireless. There weren’t even wireless telephones. Looking back now, it was like, ‘F—, they downloaded something into me!’ Or they uploaded something from my brain, like an experiment.”
Hagar went on to describe another experience at the age of 4 in which he believes he saw a spaceship hovering in broad daylight near where his family lived.
“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 s—. And I don’t know what happened after that.”
When asked if he blacked out after the incident, Hagar said he doesn’t have any memory of it.
The rock guitarist and vocalist is no stranger to wild times. He was a part of several bands, including Montrose, during the “sex, drugs and rock ‘n’ roll” era of the 1970s and 1980s, and during its heyday Van Halen was among the biggest acts in rock music.
In his book and in the interview with MTV’s Hive, Hagar lets the stories fly on the sex and drugs he did during those years, and he even has a few not-so-nice things to say about another Van Halen lead singer, David Lee Roth, whom Hagar replaced in 1985.