The universe is so big, the question persists: are we the only living beings, or are there other creatures living on a far away planet or galaxy? There have been countless reports of UFO sightings for many years, and while a good majority of them have been debunked as aircrafts or meteors, others remain unsolved even to this day.
Even members of the military have claimed to have seen unidentified flying objects while on duty. Between the summer of 2014 and March 2015, Navy pilots claimed to have witnessed UFOs in the skies over the East Coast. They explained to their superiors that the unidentified objects reached heights of 30,000 feet and hypersonic speeds despite not having any visible engines or infrared exhaust plumes. And just recently, the US Navy introduced guidelines for pilots to report their UFO sightings.
With so many people claiming to have seen UFOs and/or aliens, there is no doubt that some celebrities have also allegedly seen them. In fact, several of them have come forward with their stories on their encounters. Listed below are 10 celebrities who have claimed to have witnessed UFOs at some point during their lives.
10. Aaron Rodgers
Before the quarterback for the Green Bay Packers was drafted in 2005, Aaron Rodgers witnessed what he believed was a UFO. He was on the East Coast having dinner with a former teammate when they heard the sound of a siren in the distance so they went outside to investigate. Rodgers told Pete Holmes on the podcast You Made It Weird, “It was a large orange, left-to-right moving object. Because of the overcast nature of the night and the snow, you couldn’t make it out, it was behind the clouds we were seeing, but it was definitely large in the night sky, moving from left to right.” After they couldn’t see the object anymore, they heard four fighter jets overheard.
He is totally convinced that what he witnessed was a UFO: “Now, if you know anything about UFO sightings or you’ve done research, you know that a lot of times two things are connected to UFO sightings,” Rodgers explained, “One, is the presence of fighter jets. And two, there’s a lot of sightings around nuclear power plants. So to tie it all together, the alarm we heard was from 30 miles out from a nuclear power plant that had an alarm that went off.”
9. Mick Jagger
Rolling Stones singer Mick Jagger claimed to have seen a cigar-shaped UFO in 1968 while he and his girlfriend Marianne Faithfull were camping in Glastonbury, England. It was around that time that he installed a UFO detector at his British estate and the alarm was said to have gone off each time he left the house.
He then witnessed a UFO over the crowd when he was performing at the infamous Altamont Speedway concert in California in 1969 – the same night that an African-American teenage boy named Meredith Hunter was killed while attending the concert.
8. Kacey Musgraves
Country music singer Kacey Musgraves had a pretty weird encounter with a UFO. She and several other people were helping her friend set up for her wedding ceremony in Mexico when they noticed an object in the sky doing “crazy” movements. They all stood there and watched the unidentified object for approximately twenty minutes. They even said that while the object was flying in the sky, it changed shape. Luckily for Musgraves, there were numerous other people in Mexico who also witnessed the unidentified flying object who can back up her statement.
While that was Musgraves’ first UFO encounter, it wouldn’t be her last. She then said that four days after that, she was back in Nashville and standing on a porch when she saw something from the corner of her eye. When she looked over towards the sky, she noticed two large balls of fire hovering over the neighborhood.
Then in 2014, she witnessed “tiny dot” UFOs in the form of “triangle patterns” over Los Angeles. Needless to say, she is definitely a believer in aliens and has said, “I don’t think we are alone.”
7. Robbie Williams
British pop star Robbie Williams has claimed to have been visited numerous times by UFOs. When he was on Joss Stone’s Radio 2 show, he stated that he believed in everything that has to do with extraterrestrials and he described one of his first encounters with UFOs. He said, “I was at the Beverly Hills Hotel and I was lying on my sun lounger outside at night, looking up. Then, about 300 feet above me, there was this square thing which just passed over my head silently and then shot off.”
He described several other encounters with “these two big massive balls of light” that allegedly created an electrical storm. He also said that a “big strip of black light” harassed him one time while he was at the recording studio.
Additionally, he said that one night he was listening to a song called “Arizona,” which he wrote and was about aliens. While he was playing the song, a “nosy ball of light” appeared in the sky. He thought it was a planet at first, but when the song finished, the light disappeared. When he put the song back on, the light came back. He did this four times and the same ball of light appeared during the song and disappeared when it ended.
He even claimed that a UFO was so close to him, he could have hit it with a tennis ball.
6. Russell Crowe
Actor Russell Crowe set up cameras to take time lapse pictures of fruit bats outside of his home in Sydney, Australia, when he captured something much more interesting – photos of what appears to be a couple of UFOs. The photographs show two glowing red/yellow rod-like objects (one above the other) that were moving from right to left in increments over three pictures. Then a light seemed to appear out of one of the objects pointing towards the ground.
He uploaded the video clip to YouTube and it generated a lot of interest from people all over the world, and even the press. Apparently he wasn’t expecting to capture something so unusual, as he tweeted, “A friend and I set cameras to capture fruit bats rising from Botanic Gardens. This was a big surprise.”
Crowe’s images of the UFOs are still available to check out, if you’re curious.
5. Sammy Hagar
Famous member of Van Halen, Sammy Hagar, claimed to have been experimented on by aliens. One night in the 1970s while he was lying in bed, he felt as if “someone was tapping into his brain,” he told Classic Rock, adding, “But they were downloading or uploading – that’s the simplest way to put it.” He continued to explain his experience and who was conducting it, “Oh, I could see them – two guys on this little hillside. They were playing with a numerical code but it wasn’t from our numerical system. And then, suddenly, this telepathic connection broke. And I could actually see them go back to their ship in a beam of light.”
He believed that the aliens were programming him to become a rock star and his experience influenced several outer-space-themed songs, such as “Silver Lights” and “Crack In The World.” In his defense, he did become a famous musician, so maybe the aliens did help him out.
4. John Lennon
Famous Beatles member John Lennon claimed to have witnessed a UFO at 9 o’clock on August 23, 1974. In a conversation with Andy Warhol’s Interview magazine, he described his encounter, “I was lying naked on my bed, when I had this urge. So I went to the window, just dreaming around in my usual poetic frame of mind. … There, as I turned my head, hovering over the next building, no more than 100 feet away was this thing with ordinary electric light bulbs flashing on and off round the bottom, one non-blinking red light on top.”
May Pang, who was Lennon’s girlfriend at the time, also witnessed the unidentified object: “As I walked out onto the terrace, my eye caught this large, circular object coming towards us. It was shaped like a flattened cone, and on top was a large, brilliant red light, not pulsating as on any of the aircraft we’d see heading for a landing at Newark Airport,” she said, adding that they could see a row of white lights flashing on and off around the rim of the object.
They took pictures of the object with two cameras, but nothing showed on them. They did, however, call the police, who informed them that they had already received other calls about the UFO.
3. Elvis Presley
Elvis Presley claimed to have had several encounters with UFOs during his life — even on the day he was born. According to Presley’s hairstylist and friend, Larry Geller, on the day of Elvis’ birth on January 8, 1935, “His father told us he’d gone out to have a cigarette at 2 a.m. during the delivery and when he looked up into the skies above their little shack, he saw the strangest blue light. He knew right then and there that something special was happening.”
Later when Presley was an adult, he and Geller noticed very unusual lights when they were driving through the desert. “They were moving far too quickly to be airplanes, so we just chalked it up to UFOs.” It’s possible that aliens were following Elvis from the day he was born until his death in 1977, which would make sense since many people are still fascinated with the “King of Rock and Roll” to this day.
2. Muhammad Ali
Before the famous boxer passed away, UFO researcher Timothy Green Beckley had the opportunity to interview Muhammad Ali several times. During their conversations, they often discussed Ali’s numerous encounters with UFOs and his belief that aliens exist. “Ali tied in his sightings with his religious affiliation with the Nation of Islam and believed that the ultimate UFO was a giant wheel in the sky,” Beckley wrote on his blog in 2016.
Beckley recalled a story Ali shared with him about the time when he witnessed two UFOs while working out in a park in New York City. “I happened to look up just before dawn, as I often do while running, and there hovering above us was this brilliant light hanging as if by an invisible thread,” Ali explained to Beckley, adding that he had initially thought that it was a helicopter in the sky, but after he saw the second object, he knew they were UFOs.
Incredibly, Ali claimed to have had a total of 15 UFO sightings before his New York City encounter. In fact, he told Beckley that he believed the aliens were observing him and he even had an encounter with an extraterrestrial while he was in the Florida everglades. He even drew a picture of a UFO “scout ship.”
1. Kurt Russell
Actor Kurt Russell claimed to have seen several UFOs at one time. In one talk show appearance, he told Jimmy Kimmel, “I was flying and there were these banks of lights in the shape of a triangle right near the airport.” He went on to say, “Years later, I come home and Goldie (Hawn) is watching this show on UFOs and the most reported one of all time was this one in Phoenix. I start to see this show and I say, ‘Wait a minute, that’s the night I was landing in Phoenix!’”
On March 13, 1997, he was flying his son, Oliver Hudson, out to visit his girlfriend when they both noticed the strange objects. “I saw six lights over the airport in an absolute uniform, in a ‘v’ shape, and Oliver said to me – I was just looking at them – we’re maybe a half mile out, and Oliver said to me, ‘Pa, what are those lights?’ Then I kind of came out of my reverie and I said, ‘I don’t know what they are.’”
Kurt and Oliver weren’t the only ones who saw the objects, as the “Phoenix Lights” were viewed by thousands of people. “That was the most viewed UFO event, over 20,000 people saw that,” Russell stated. He then added that while watching the show on the Phoenix Lights, “… they said a general aviation pilot reported it on landing. I never thought of it since then and I said, ‘That was me, that was me!’”