Singer David Bowie is well known for the allusions to his extra-planetary experiences throughout his career. After the release of his newest album, The Next Day, which was recorded largely in secret over the last two years, the singer’s fans have been reminded somewhat of the esoteric facets of this famous and, at times, odd musician. One critic has already called the album’s sudden appearance and rise to the top of the charts as being, “the greatest comeback in rock’n’roll history.” But perhaps rising amidst the British pop charts isn’t the only kind of takeoff Bowie has experienced throughout his life.
Indeed, at various times throughout his career, Bowie has claimed (albeit somewhat tongue in cheek) to be a space alien who “fell to Earth” with a band of arachnids from the Red Planet as costars on stage, in addition to having had a lesser-known UFO encounter of his very own.
In the following excerpt from Peter R. Koenig’s book, “The Laughing Gnostic: David Bowie and the Occult”, Bowie not only speaks about a shared UFO encounter from his younger years, but also speculates about the holographic nature of reality he perceived in relation to the sighting:
[An] interviewer asked [Bowie] about what he thought UFO’s might be, and he said something like (paraphrased), “A friend and I were travelling in the english countryside when we both noticed a strange object hovering above a field. From then on I have come to take this phenomona seriously. I believe that what I saw was not the an object, but a projection of my own mind trying to make sense of this quantum topological doorway into dimensions beyond our own. It’s as if our dimension is but one among an infinite number of others.”
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