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This Beatle Saw UFOs, Met With Aliens

 

Article by Hannah Wigandt                             April 5, 2020                               (thethings.com)

• We have all heard the story about Beatle John Lennon and his ‘lost weekend’ girlfriend May Pang seeing a UFO from their Manhattan apartment balcony on August 23, 1974. Lennon was lying in bed naked when he suddenly “got the urge” to walk out onto his balcony where he saw a flying disk with white blinking lights and a red light blinking on top. He took photos, but they didn’t come out. Lennon even made mention of the sighting in his song, Nobody Told Me, saying, “There’s UFOs over New York and I ain’t too surprised.”

• May Pang recounted the encounter: “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. … When it came a little closer, we could make out a row or circle of white lights that ran around the entire rim of the craft – these were also flashing on and off. There were so many of these lights that it was dazzling to the mind.”

• Uri Geller, the British psychic and illusionist, was friends with John Lennon. Geller claims that Lennon told him that not only did he see a UFO hovering outside of his apartment, but he had met actually with the aliens on this occasion. “I’ve kept this story to myself for many, many years and never told it to anyone,” Geller told The Weekly News. “When John told me of this event, it was so bizarre and weird and so ahead of its time that no-one would have believed it, but today people are telling how they have been taken into UFOs and probed by aliens from outer space.” “John never asked me to keep his story a secret… It basically blew my mind because I was already then a believer in extraterrestrials visiting our planet,” Geller said.

• According to Geller, Lennon told him that while lying in his bed, “… an extremely bright light [poured] in from around the edges of the bedroom door. It was so powerful, [Lennon] thought it was someone aiming a searchlight through his apartment. He got up, crossed to the door and flung it open. The next thing he could remember was four thin-looking figures. Lennon said that the figures came over to him as he just stood there. Two of them held his hands and the other two gently pushed his legs and he was gently guided into this tunnel of light. He was shown [images] of his life, just like watching a movie, and he told me it was the most outstandingly beautiful thing he’d ever seen.” Lennon described the alien creatures as ‘bug-like’.

• Geller says that Lennon recalled the aliens giving him “this odd-looking, not quite egg-shaped, ball of metal – very smooth and very heavy, about an inch or so wide… Then he put his hand in his pocket, pulled out the object the aliens had given him and gave it to me.” Lennon said he didn’t want the metallic egg because “It’s too weird for me. If it’s my ticket to another planet, I don’t want to go there.” Geller still has the egg to this day.

 

Throughout much of John Lennon’s life, a lot of bizarre things have happened to him and there are tons of well-known anecdotes about him, but nothing compares to the story about how John Lennon saw UFOs over New York City and how he met with them in person.

     John Lennon and May Pang
 Geller with ‘metallic egg’

John Lennon first alluded to seeing UFOs when he discreetly put, “On the 23rd Aug. 1974 at 9 o’clock I saw a U.F.O.” on the cover of his classic album Walls and Bridges. This was not an attempt by Lennon to be weird and funny on purpose, he actually did see the UFOs apparently.

According to History.com, Lennon was lying in bed naked when he suddenly “got the urge” to walk out onto his balcony where he saw a flying disk with white blinking lights and a red light blinking on top.
Lennon explained that he was completely sober during the entire experience, even though the siting happened during Lennon’s infamous “lost weekend” where he separated from his wife Yoko Ono and went off the rails drinking and doing loads of drugs with his friends.

UltimateClassicRock.com said May Pang, Lennon’s girlfriend throughout the “lost weekend”, said this: “As I walked out

               Lennon sketch drawing

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. … When it came a little closer, we could make out a row or circle of white lights that ran around the entire rim of the craft – these were also flashing on and off. There were so many of these lights that it was dazzling to the mind.”

Lennon also apparently took photos of the UFOs but when he developed them nothing showed, but when he also called the police about it they told him they’d had similar calls coming in. Later on, Lennon put his experience in his song, Nobody Told Me, saying, “There’s UFOs over New York and I ain’t too surprised.” But this experience was nothing compared to another story of Lennon coming in contact with extraterrestrial life.

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John Lennon: Beatles Star’s Ex Reveals Truth About UFO Sighting ‘I Know What I Saw’

 

Article by Minnie Wright                        January 24, 2020                          (express.co.uk)

• In (August)1974, John Lennon was gazing out of the apartment window of the Manhattan apartment he shared with May Pang, “just daydreaming around in my usual poetic frame of mind”, when he saw a UFO hovering around 100 feet away over a nearby building. He and May went out to the terrace and saw a large, circular object coming toward them.  (John and May are pictured above)

• May Pang describes the UFO as “… 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. …When it came a little closer, we could make out a row or circle of white lines that ran around the entire rim of the craft. These were also flashing on and off. …There were so many of these lights that it was dazzling to the mind.”

• Lennon later referenced the UFO sighting in the lyrics of his song ‘Nobody Told Me’ (there’d be days like these): “There’s UFOs over New York / And I ain’t too surprised.”  (see below)

• Pang has opened up on the experience in interviews (listen to May Pang’s interview below discussing the UFO sighting). In an interview with The Beatles Bible, May declared, “I know what I saw. And the rational explanation is… it was a UFO.” May claimed that 400 fellow New Yorkers reported seeing the UFO in 1974. But also she saw another UFO in the early 80’s, along with other people.

• Whether Lennon had called out to the UFO in the hope it might take him away, Pang clarified the rumor: “He didn’t call out to it; he later said he wished it had taken us with it. …However, I doubt we’d have been that enthusiastic to go along had the opportunity actually presented itself.”

• Lennon tried to take pictures of the UFO with both a polaroid and regular camera but said the film came back blank, like it had “been through the radar at customs”. His photographer Bob Gruen, called the Daily News and the Times the next day, as well as the police, to see if anyone else had reported a sighting. “[O]ther people and/or groups said they too saw something,” Lennon said. “Anyway, I know what I saw…”

 

John Lennon remains one of Britain’s most acclaimed musicians to this day thanks to his contributions both with The Beatles and as a solo artist. Famously shunning the mainstream for the experimental after meeting and falling in love with avant-garde artist Yoko Ono, he went on to leave the band and also turned his attention to peace activism.

            May Pang

A few short years into his marriage to Ono, however, Lennon embarked on a romance with their assistant, May Pang.

Ono knew about the affair, during which her famous husband moved out of their New York home and to Los Angeles with Pang, later saying it “wasn’t hurtful” to her.

       Lennon’s sketch of the UFO

While he was with Pang, at a time they were in New York, The Beatles star claimed to have seen a UFO, even referencing the moment in the liner notes for Walls and Bridges and in his song Nobody Told Me, in which he sings: “There’s UFOs over New York / And I ain’t too surprised.”

In a rare interview with The Beatles Bible years later in 2011, Pang opened up on the experience, revealing what she thought to be the truth of the matter.

“I know what I saw. And the rational explanation is… it was a UFO,” she declared.

“There’s UFOs over New York, as the song goes. And I saw another one in the early ‘80s, and I know other did people did too.”

Asked if anyone else in the city spotted the object that day in 1974, Lennon’s ex replied: “Yes, that event had about 400 reported sightings, I believe.”

On the subject of whether or not Lennon had, in fact, called out to the UFO in the hope it might take him away, Pang clarified: “He didn’t call out to it; he later said he wished it had taken us with it.

 

3:35 minute “Nobody Told Me” song by John Lennon (‘johnlennon’ YouTube)

 

55:33 minute May Pang interview: describes seeing UFO at 34:20-43:00 (‘The Moore Show’ YouTube)

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Out-of-this-World Collection of John Lennon’s Drawings and Sci-Fi Magazines

February 28, 2019                     (finebooksmagazine.com)

• John Lennon’s fascination with aliens and UFOs has been well documented throughout his life. As a member of The Beatles, Lennon often talked about his belief in alien life and even wrote about it. On March 30, 2019, Kruse GWS Auctions (Los Angeles) will offer an extraordinary collection of John Lennon’s personal drawings and Sci-Fi magazines, long collected by an old friend who shared his passion.

• On July 6, 1957, a fellow Liverpoolian befriended Lennon when he was performing as part of the Quarrymen in Woolten Village in Liverpool. The (anonymous) young man shared a fascination with space and would strike up a conversation with John who was looking through a UFO magazine. From there on, the friendship would continue on for decades, and John and the gentleman exchanged letters, drawings, opinions, and magazines about UFOs, space and all things extraterrestrial. During this time, John Lennon would send his new friend drawings and some of his personal science fiction books and magazines, all of which was kept throughout the gentlemen’s life and even after Lennon moved to the U.S. The drawings and magazines to be auctioned for the very first time are now being offered by the man’s stepson who has also chronicled the story of the unlikely friendship.

• There are four drawings done in crayon and pencil (see images above and below) and date to the 1950s and early 1960s, along with the collection of personal sci-fi books and magazines. Two of the pieces being offered are in red crayon, early examples of his characteristic line drawings. One appears to be someone smoking a marijuana joint, while the back side features a character possessing an excessively large nose and sad face. The other captures two inversed smiling faces, a kind of yin and yang, staring at each other. The other two drawings are done in pencil, with a UFO flying above his wife Cynthia’s head and the word “Cyn” on it and John’s initials ‘JL’ , and John’s full initials of ‘JWL’ (John Winston Lennon) incorporated into the illustrations. Each drawing will be accompanied by a copy of the letter received from the stepson describing the two’s lifelong friendship. The drawings will be offered in museum quality glass and frames and sold individually, and the sci-fi collection will be sold in one lot. The crayon drawings measure 4.5″ x 3″ and 4″ x 3.25″ and the pencil pieces are 8.5″ x 6″ and 5.5″ x 3.5.”

• Lennon’s fixation on ET visits and claims of alien abduction culminated in his most infamous sighting, when he saw a UFO from his balcony fly over the East River on August 23, 1974. John and his lover May Pang (during his separation from Yoko) were living in an apartment overlooking New York’s East River, when John saw what he described as a UFO. Lennon went on to describe it along with its path and May Pang has been noted as saying John screamed out the window “wait – take me with you.”

 

Los Angeles – John Lennon’s fascination with aliens and UFOs has been well documented throughout his life. As a member of one of the most famous bands of all time, The Beatles, Lennon often talked about his belief in alien life and even wrote about it. From his earlier years with wife Cynthia to his sighting in New York over the East River in 1974, the Beatles member continued to be mesmerized with life in space, even as much as to cite visitations from aliens when he was with Yoko Ono. On March 30, 2019, Kruse GWS Auctions will offer an extraordinary collection of John Lennon’s personal drawings and Sci-Fi magazines, long collected by an old friend who shared his passion.

On July 6, 1957, a fellow Liverpoolian befriended Lennon when he was performing as part of the Quarrymen, the group that eventually evolved into The Beatles. The band appeared in Woolten Village in Liverpool.

The young man shared a fascination with space and would strike up a conversation with John who was looking through a UFO magazine. From there on, the friendship would continue on for decades and John and the gentleman exchanged letters, drawings, opinions, and magazines about UFOs, space and all things extraterrestrial. During this time, John Lennon would send his new friend drawings and some of his personal science fiction books and magazines, all of which was kept throughout the gentlemen’s life and even after Lennon moved to the U.S. The drawings and magazines to be auctioned for the very first time are now being offered by the man’s stepson who has also chronicled the story of the unlikely friendship.

John Lennon on the balcony where he saw a UFO in 1974

There are four drawings done in crayon and pencil and date to the 1950s and early 1960s. The drawings along with the collection of personal sci-fi books and magazines represent a passion of a member of the world’s most famous band – The Beatles.

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