March 22nd, 2011
05:21 PM ET
Sammy Hagar makes some out-of-this-world revelations with his new autobiography "Red: My Uncensored Life in Rock."
Besides the usual tales of sex, drugs, and rock and roll, the singer also claims to have been contacted by aliens.
Hagar writes in the book that he once saw two creatures inside a spaceship in the foothills of Fontana, Calif., and now believes they abducted him and tapped into his brain.
"[Aliens] were plugged into me. It was a download situation," he tells MTV Hive. "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 also had an earlier alien encounter at 4-years-old. "One time I saw what I considered to be, well, at the time I thought it was a car with no wheels," he says. "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 I don't know what happened after that."
While the former Van Halen frontman is open about his E.T. experiences in his interview, he downplays them in his book because, he says, "I don't want to sound like I'm crazy."
Still, this isn't the first time Hagar has explored the concept of close encounters.
"I have done a few songs that have sci-fi themes," he tells MTV Hive. "There's 'Space Station #5' on the first Montrose album, and then on the second album there's 'Spaceage Sacrifice.'" And on his first solo album, "there's 'Silver Lights' and 'Hot Rocks,' which are about UFOs coming and taking people away," Hagar explains.
"People say there's no other life in the universe," says Hagar. "But you know how big the universe is? It's freakin' huge! If we're really the only ones out there, that's scarier to me than thinking there are aliens."
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