You may know him as ‘Red Rocker’, or as the lead singer of Montrose, or as a replacement for David Lee Roth in Van Halen, or from the video for ‘I Can’t Drive 55’, or for drinking his Cabo Wabo tequila. Do the aliens know him for any of these reasons or was it something else that prompted them to abduct him in the mid-1960s – or so he told an interviewer in Las Vegas this week ahead of a rooftop concert.
“It happened 100%. Four o’clock in the morning, in complete darkness, a heavy sleep. I felt like I was programmed, like someone was touching me, like it was a rope that started from my head to go 20 km to a mountain called Lau Creek. And I know exactly where it was, those little foothills. There was an object there. There were two people in it, two creatures in it. And it was the 19th, I mean the 64th, 65th.”
Hagar has told this story before, including in her autobiography, but JC Fernandez, host of Las Vegas Now on KLAS-TV, seems to have gotten more details about the encounter ( reproduced by Mystery Wire ), which Hagar admits to having had while sleeping. He thinks aliens communicated with him telepathically.
“And they went, ‘Oh he’s waking up’, augmented telepathy, you know, they just communicated when my head wakes up. They shouted a numeric code, not our numeric system, (ie alien sounds he heard). And off we go, and I can almost feel the plug, like a moving electrical charge, right in their ship, to light a lamp in that ship where I can see the shadows of these creatures.”
In previous interviews , Hagar has explained how he woke up to a loud “BAM” and a white light, and was convinced that this abduction happened for a reason – he was programmed by aliens to become a rock star. Even The Red Rocker knows that’s pretty far-fetched and he doesn’t talk about it in his latest interview. However, this time he reveals that it was not his only encounter with the aliens.
“These little gray creatures hanging around Lake Placid. I had a house in the desert, no electricity, a log cabin in the early 80s, 81 and 82, and these little guys came into the cabin one night and you know, they even slammed the doors, I don’t not say that they were very physical. I don’t know if it was robots or what, but it was creepy. I almost died of fear. »
Hagar said the first encounter convinced him that there are several kinds of aliens in different dimensions and they just grabbed him like some kind of lab rat. He doesn’t think the aliens enlightened him (wonder what that did to them!!), or that he was implanted or programmed. He likens it to taking LSD where the enlightenment comes from performing the experience. However, it inspired him to put at least one space- or alien-related song on several of his solo albums.
“Yes, Space Station Number Five, Montrose’s first song. Montrose’s second album released in 1975 was Space Age Sacrifice. My first solo album, Hot Rocks, which turned into another song. But Silver Lights is about the return of aliens returning to check on their planet which they populated and propagated with planted seeds. The next album, Red, had Someone Out There. On the next album Turn Up the Music, there was A Crack in the World, as far as I remember. Then I stopped doing it with every album. But once in a while there was one. »
What do you think of This Planet’s on Fire on Street Machine? And don’t forget the Marching to Mars album and song. And someone writing a song called Cosmic Universal Fashion must have had some sort of otherworldly inspiration, right?
Forget Tom DeLonge. Sounds like Sammy Hagar is the right rock ambassador to welcome aliens visiting Earth.