Saturday, September 29, 2007

David Bowie Tries To Attract UFOs

Christopher Sandford, Bowie: Loving the Alien, rev. ed. (Da Capo Press, 1998), p. 70.

By 1969 Bowie was contributing to a UFO magazine in London. 'I made sightings six, seven times a night for about a year,' he told *Creem*. 'We had regular cruises that came over. We knew the 6:15 was coming in and would meet up with another one. They would be stationary for about half an hour, and then after verifying what they'd been doing that day, they'd shoot off.' Bowie's star-gazing may have amounted to little more than buying a telescope and occasionally standing on the roof of Haddon Hall aiming a wire coat-hanger at the skies. (He came down one evening and complained to [Mick] Ronson he felt like 'a pillock' when a golfer on the next-door course had shouted up at him, 'Do you get BBC2?')