Article by George Knapp November 14, 2019 (mysterywire.com)
• Rock legend John Fogerty of Creedence Clearwater Revival (pictured above) is celebrating his 50th year as a recording star. He has sold millions of records, and many of his biggest hits have focused on paranormal themes, even UFOs: “chasing down a hoodoo”, “a bad moon rising”, voodoo spells and a zombie or two. George Knapp interviewed him to see where he got his paranormal inspiration.
• Fogarty admitted to Knapp that he was knowledgeable about things like Bob Lazar, Area 51, and Roswell. “Yeah,” said Fogarty, “I guess you’d call me a fan. I started quite young. In the ‘50s, it was a great time for a kid growing up to experience the flying saucer phenomenon and the green men from outer space and all that. I saw every science fiction movie that was made.” He estimates that he’s watched the sci-fi classic “The Day the Earth Stood Still” about 250 times.
• Classic alien invasion movies inspired Fogarty to write “It Came Out of the Sky”, his own prediction of how humans might react to an E.T. landing. (see video below) Has Fogarty ever seen a UFO? “[Not] that I know about, nor have I seen an alien that I know about,” Fogerty says.
• But as a youngster Fogarty had a strange recurring dream about the sensation of flying out of his home and over his town, accompanied by a mysterious friend. He wrote about it in his autobiography, “Fortunate Son,” and openly wonders if the friend was an E.T. “I had this dream from the time I was 6 until I was about 12 … over and over and over.”
• Fogerty says that he had a spiritual epiphany at the grave site of legendary bluesman Robert Johnson. The life-changing moment prompted Fogerty and some other famous musicians to buy headstones for the unmarked graves of several blues artists who had been forgotten.
Rock legend John Fogerty is in Las Vegas this week, performing at the Wynn and celebrating his 50th year as a recording star. He has sold millions of records, and many of his biggest hits have focused on paranormal themes, even UFOs.
If you think about some of the most famous lines in his best-known songs, he’s chasing down a hoodoo … he senses a bad moon rising and all the calamity that might follow … he casts spells and watches the skies. We suspected there might be more to the story.
Fogerty calls his music “swamp rock.” Dating back to his Creedence Clearwater Revival days, his themes and lyrics are populated with spooky, swampy folklore, whether its chasing hoodoos, dark premonitions, voodoo spells and a zombie or two. Is he a student of the paranormal?
George Knapp: You know about this stuff. You’re knowledgable. Bob Lazar, Area 51, Roswell. You’re up on it.
Fogerty: Yeah, I’m up on it in a sense. I guess you’d call me a fan. I started quite young. In the ‘50s, it was a great time for a kid growing up to experience the flying saucer phenomenon and the green men from outer space and all that. I saw every science fiction movie that was made, and a lot of the horror ones too.
“It Came Out Of the Sky” by Creedence Clearwater Revival (VidzGB YouTube)
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