Van Halen's Sammy Hagar was abducted by Aliens

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Ever wonder where former Van Halen lead singer Sammy Hagar found inspiration for the UFO abduction songs like "Silver Lights" and "Hot Rocks"? From personal experience. Yes, Hagar was abducted by aliens. Multiple times.


Inside Sammy Hagar's new memoir Red, the Red Rocker reveals that he was abducted by aliens. In an interview with MTVHive, the singer elaborates on exactly what happened:

"[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, Fuck, they downloaded something into me! Or they uploaded something from my brain, like an experiment. See what this guy knows.

Apparently aliens have been tapping into his brain since he was four years old. But he didn't understand the technology behind it, which is why he has been mum about the details, until now. The abduction was allegedly some sort of wireless mind share. Sadly, the aliens had no explanation for Diamond Dave.

He continues on to say that the writer of the memoir (Joel Selvin) held him back from revealing too much about his past experiences with UFOs, but he's got enough material for an entire book. Sammy, don't let him stop you — we'd buy that book!

Read the entire interview over at MTVHive.



One my friends had the "abduction experience," though even he wasn't sure that it was the real thing or just a really bad episode of sleep paralysis. After it happened he did a lot of research on the subject and was never sure what happened to him, ultimately. Still, it felt real to him and really kind of screwed him up for good and probably was part of the leading edge of him becoming mildly schizophrenic or maybe something with a lot of similar symptoms.

Certainly not all who have the full blown abduction experience have these problems, but in his case it did happen and he's not the only one. What is strange is that it seems to happen only with abduction experiences and not the more general sorts of sleep paralysis. I've had sleep paralysis a few times, but it never seemed more than a particularly strong, powerful and scary dream or kind of waking dream. In his research my friend found found that a fair number of people who go through the abduction experience start to have the same kinds of problems he had afterward. It profoundly changed his life: on the one hand he became a more docile and generally kinder person interested in philosophy and psychology whereas before he was kind of a prick and a meathead, bully jock to be honest. On the other hand he became mildly paranoid much of the time, had incoherent thinking, couldn't hold down jobs and really has had a lot of trouble just getting along in the world ever since.