On August 23rd, 1974 John Lennon walked out on to the balcony of his New York apartment, and witnessed what he later described as a “Flying Saucer” hovering closely, just above his window. This article includes an interview with Lennon’s assistant/girlfriend May Pang, who also witnessed the event, which completely describes the encounter.
“It looked like a flattened cone with a brilliant light on top.” -May Pang, assistant to John Lennon, describing the object they allegedly saw from Lennon’s balcony in NY City.
Not only was John Lennon the founding member of the Beatles, and one of the greatest singer/songwriters the world has known. He was also a political free thinker, who challenged the world with his anthem “Give Peace a Chance”, when America was engulfed in the war in South East Asia. When Lennon attempted to emigrate to the United States in the early 70’s, he was considered such a revolutionary that the United States Intelligence community put Lennon under constant surveillance. This consisted of phone tapping and constant knowledge of his whereabouts at all times. The full extent of Lennon watching the FBI, CIA and NSA got up to, is still not completely known as facts are still coming to light.
The fact that Lennon was so famous and controversial at that time makes his apparent UFO sighting all the stranger. On August 23rd, 1974 Lennon walked out on to the balcony of his New York apartment, and witnessed what he later described as a “Flying Saucer” hovering closely, just above his window.
Lennon became so completely fascinated by the event, that he talked incessantly about the incident, and even included the encounter within two different songs on different albums.
“Like a UFO you came to me, and blew away life’s misery…” – Out of the Blue, from the album Mind Games.
“There’s UFO’s over New York, and I aint too surprised…” – Nobody Told Me, from the album Milk and Honey
John Lennon UFO sighting video
This post was written by Nadia Vella