If aliens really are visiting Earth, they often seem to reveal themselves to famous people.
UFO experts have even suggested that Hollywood’s obsession with extraterrestrials have fueled UFO sightings in the real world – known as the ‘Will Smith effect’ from his role in Independence Day.
DailyMail.com spoke to famous television psychic Uri Geller about his own UFO experiences, which he said began when he was just five years old – and other celebrities who have seen aliens.
A UFO sighting in Weyauwega, Wisconsin; February, 2003
Geller said, ‘Already from my childhood, I had this alien type of contact.
‘In my opinion America is hiding alien technology and they are trying to weaponize it, to be superior to Russia and China.’
Geller also spoke about John Lennon and Muhammad Ali’s experiences with UFOs – and DailyMail.com has explored the stories of other celebrities who believe they have come in contact with extraterrestrials.
Nigel Watson, author of the UFO Investigations Manual said he is ‘skeptical’ of some celebrity UFO sightings, telling DailyMail.com, ‘They use them to get publicity for their latest media projects or to jump on the UFO bandwagon. It also marks them out as being more special than us common folk who have not seen a UFO or been abducted by our alien visitors.’
John Lennon’s ‘alien egg’
Beatle John Lennon (far right) is said to have given Uri Geller an ‘alien object’ (Getty)
Uri Geller told DailyMail.com that he was ‘very close’ to Beatles singer John Lennon, and that the musician gifted him an alien egg or stone.
Speaking to DailyMail.com, Geller said, ‘John Lennon actually gave me an object that he got from an alien.’
Geller previously claimed that the egg-like object was ‘given’ to Lennon by insectoid creatures, and then gifted to Lennon.
Geller previously quoted Lennon as saying, ‘ ‘I wasn’t dreaming and I wasn’t tripping. There were these creatures, like people but not like people, in my apartment – they were bug-like.’
Geller still owns the object, which he has never had tested, but more skeptical observers have since suggested that the egg was an artwork created by Danish scientist and artist Piet Hein.
Miley Cyrus ‘made eye contact’ with alien
Did Miley Cyrus really ‘make eye contact’ with the pilot of an alien craft?
Singer Miley Cyrus claimed that she was not only chased by ‘some sort of UFO’ in San Bernardino, California, but she ‘made eye contact’ with the alien pilot.
She said in a 2020 interview with Interview magazine that she ‘couldn’t really look at the sky after’ her encounter.
She said that the alien craft resembled a glowing, flying snowplow.
She said: ‘I did see it flying, and my friend saw it, to. There were a couple of other cars on the road and they also stopped to look, so I think what I saw was real.
‘I didn’t feel threatened at all actually, but I did see a being sitting in front of the flying object.
She admitted, however, that there was a possibility the encounter ‘could have been’ due to ‘weed wax’ she had recently used.
Kurt Russell and the Phoenix Lights
Kurt Russell, pictured in 1983 with Goldie Hawn
The Phoenix Lights are one of the most famous UFO sightings in recent history, with lights seen over Arizona and Nevada in 1997.
But the first person who spotted the ‘alien’ lights may have been Hollywood star Kurt Russell, at the controls of his own private plane.
Russell reported the lights to the control tower at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport and may even have been the first person to report the sighting.
He said that he was flying his son Oliver to see a girlfriend, ‘We were on approach. I saw six lights over the airport in absolute uniform in a V shape. Oliver said to me — I was just looking at him, I was coming in, we’re maybe a half a mile out — and Oliver said, ‘Pa, what are those lights?’
‘Then I kind of came out of my reverie and I said, ‘I don’t know what they are.’ He said, ‘Are we okay here?’ And I said, ‘Yeah, I’m gonna call in,’ and I reported it.’
It’s now thought that the lights were down to a pilot-training exercise, Operation Snowbird, rather than an alien visitation.
Demi Lovato’s alien snowflakes
Demi Lovato is so convinced that aliens are real, we should stop using the word ‘alien’ in case it causes offense.
She said, ‘I think that we have to stop calling them aliens because aliens is a derogatory term for anything.’
In a 2020 Instagram post, she revealed that she had contacted aliens through meditation.
She wrote, ‘Over the past couple months I have dug deep into the science of consciousness and experienced not only peace and serenity like I’ve never known but I also have witnessed the most incredibly profound sightings both in the sky as well as feet away from me.
‘This planet is on a very negative path toward destruction but WE can change that together. If we were to get 1% of the population to meditate and make contact, we would force our governments to acknowledge the truth about extraterrestrial life among us and change our destructive habits destroying our planet.’
Muhammad Ali’s lights in the sky
Muhammad Ali was a believer in UFOs
The boxer was a firm believer in UFOs, and spoke out about his own encounters.
In the book, ‘Amazing Flying Saucer Experiences of Celebrities, Rock Stars and the Rich and Famous,’ Ali said that he spotted a UFO in Central Park in New York.
Ali said: ‘I happened to look up just before dawn, as I often do while running, and there hovering above us was this brilliant light hanging as if by an invisible thread.
‘At first I thought it was a beacon projected from a helicopter. But moments later a similar object passed in front of us.’
Psychic Uri Geller described an eerie encounter to DailyMail.com (Getty)
The world-famous spoon-bending psychic Uri Geller has long had a fascination with the paranormal – but did his powers come from a UFO encounter as a child?
Geller, who has demonstrated psychokinetic powers on TV worldwide, told DailyMail.com that his mother always preferred to imagine that his powers came from his relative Sigmund Freud.
But when he was around five years old, Geller had an unearthly encounter near the family’s home in Tel Aviv after he sneaked into a garden because he thought he heard kittens crying.
He said: ‘I could see a sphere of light, maybe three meters in diameter, it was throbbing
‘Out of that sphere, almost like a laser beam, hit my head, I am not sure how long later it was that I went home.’
Geller said he remains unsure whether his encounter was a spiritual experience or with some form of alien ‘higher being’.
Geller also claimed to have subsequently worked with the CIA to explore his powers, and claimed to have seen alien bodies at a secret site in the U.S.