L’UFO visto da John Lennon!
Il 23 agosto 1974, John Lennon affermava di aver avvistato un UFO a New York. L’avvistamento si era verificato quando si trovava assieme della sua segretaria personale, May Pang.
Lennon riferì la sua esperienza sulla copertina del suo album “Walls And Bridges“, che è stato lanciato nel 1974, dicendo di aver visto un UFO. May Pang riporta nel suo libro, “Loving John” …. “Avevamo appena ordinato alcune pizze, dato che era una serata abbastanza calda, abbiamo deciso di uscire in terrazza“, ha ricordato Pang. “John era appena uscito fuori a prendere una fresca brezza che veniva dritta dal East River. Ricordo che ero sola dentro la camera da letto per svestirmi quando John ha iniziato a gridare dicendomi di venire fuori sulla terrazza. Urlai di nuovo che sarei stata lì, ma lui continuava a urlare .Mentre camminavo sulla terrazza, il mio occhio a catturato questo grande oggetto circolare dirigendosi verso di noi. Aveva la forma di un cono appiattito e sopra era grande, brillante con una luce rossa, non pulsante Quando è arrivato un po ‘più vicino, abbiamo notato una fila a cerchio di luci bianche che correvano l’intero del bordo dell’Ufo – queste luci facevono accendersi e spegnersi. C’erano così tante luci che erono abbagliante. L’ufo era grande quando le dimensioni di un jet, era così vicino che se avessimo avuto qualcosa in mano da buttare probabilmente lo avremmo colpito“.
L’oggetto volò via, ma ritornò più tardi, quando ormai Lennon aveva messo un telescopio sul terazzo attraverso il quale si poteva vedere l’ufo più in dettaglio”. Abbiamo fatto un paio di foto, ma si sono rivelati sovraesposti”. Su un giornale locale del giorno dopo si riportava la segnalazione che altre sette persone avevono visto l’ufo “Abbiamo anche chiamato la polizia,eravamo cosi eccitati ci hanno detto di mantenere la calma, che altri avevano visto l’ufo.” Durante la serata, John continuava a dire: “Non ci posso credere … non ci posso credere … ho visto un disco volante!”
Durante quel periodo Lennon completò alcuni album tra cui “Walls and Bridges.” It is a on an acetate album sleeve for “Walls and Bridges” that Lennon doodled, among other things, a UFO with the letters “UFOer” written on it. The sleeve, along with more of Lennon’s original artwork is on display this month. The sleeve was auctioned this past Friday, March 21. It was expected to fetch between £1,000 and £1,500 (around $1600 to $2500), but in the end it went for £10,000 (currently $16,530).
In the liner notes to “Walls and Bridges,” if one looks closely, they will find a cryptic little note that reads: “On the 23rd Aug. 1974 at 9 o’clock I saw a U.F.O. J.L.”
This note is a reference to Lennon’s UFO sighting. He says that the sighting took place at his apartment on 52nd street in New York City. He says it was a clear summer night when he spotted the object hovering only 100 yards away. He said in a radio interview, “I could have hit it with a brick if I would have thrown a stone at it.”.
He says the object was round, and “around the bottom was ordinary looking electric light bulbs blinking on and off alternatively like on a billboard or something. On the top of it was a red light. The thing I noticed was that there was no noise, and I could hear the freeway down below – all of the cars going.”
He says he knew it wasn’t a helicopter because it made no noise. His next thought was that it was perhaps a balloon, but he felt it was too close to the rooftops and “maneuvered too well” to be a balloon. He said the object was there for 5 to 10 minutes before it moved away along the east river.
Pang was also present during the sighting and wrote about it in her book Loving John. She says, “I had just stepped out of the shower one Friday night toward the end of August when I heard John shout. ‘Fung Yee, come here!’”
She says he sounded panicked, so she ran outside to find out what was going on. She says Lennon pointed to the sky and said, “Look up there. Tell me what you see.”
She was “astonished” to see “a saucer shaped object surrounded by blinking white lights gliding through the sky.”
She said she was not really into the topic of UFOs, but that Lennon was. He even subscribed to a British UFO journal called the Flying Saucer Review. However, she was convinced that what she was looking at was a UFO.
She then began laughing. Confused, Lennon asked what she was laughing about. Pang says she laughed because they were both naked. She told him, “Suppose it’s looking at us. Maybe they think that everyone who lives on the East Side wanders around naked on their balconies on Friday evenings. We look like Adam and Eve.”.
Pang says they then went inside to see if they could get a better look at the UFO on their telescope.
Although Pang had been skeptical of UFOs, she said after the sighting, “Now I’ve seen it I do believe it.”
Even though Lennon, according to Pang’s account, was excited during the sighting, he says in the 1984 song Nobody Told Me, “There’s UFOs over New York and I ain’t too surprised.”
Lennon may not have found UFOs over New York very surprising, but the auctioneers must have been surprised at the price his UFO doodle fetched. Being a John Lennon fan, and an obvious UFO enthusiast, I personally find the doodle and the story of his sighting to be priceless.
Fonte – openminds.tv, 25 marzo 2014