and the UFO Space Brethren
Announcer (Mitch Mitchell):
Good evening, ladies and gentlemen. Welcome to radio station EXP.
Tonight we are featuring an interview with a very peculiar looking
gentleman who goes by the name of Mr. Paul Corusoe [cf. Phil Corso -B:.B:.],
on the dodgy subject of are there or are there not flying saucers or
... ahem, UFOs. Please Mr. Corusoe, please could you give your
regarded opinion on this nonsense about spaceships and even space
Mr. Corusoe (Jimi Hendrix):
Thank you. As you all know, you just can't believe everything you
see and hear, can you? Now, if you will excuse me, I must be on my
-=[strange UFO sound effects]=-
Bu ... but, but ... I, I don't believe it...
EXP from AXIS: BOLD AS LOVE, October, 1967 by Jimi Hendrix
"But like the solar system is going through a change soon and it's
going to affect the Earth in about 30 years, you know, I am talking
about the Earth itself." (San Diego Free Press, June 1969)
In the last days of his life, Jimi told me about a strong belief
that he held, and took a writing pad, to illustrate more clearly
what he meant.
Before going into the subject, he talked for a while about a song he
had written called "If Six Was Nine". He told me that there was a
cosmic meaning to that song, hidden in the two numbers six and nine.
Jimi said that these numbers together are a very powerful force, and
he drew them within each other. It looked like a spiral when he
added more rays, the individual rays as well as the whole form
spinning to the right. He said the sign with nine rays in it is the
symbol of a very high spiritual power which is coming towards the
He was convinced that, in the near future, Galacticans from outer
space, from another galaxy of great positive power, would come to
our planet to help mankind in its struggle againt evil. While
explaining this, he drew two points representing this higher power
coming closer and closer towards our galaxy, the Milky Way, finally
Jimi then made another sketch with four spiral rays pointing
leftwards, telling me that this symbol is a negative one, because
its rays point to the left.
He told me that the arrival of the positive power would bring about
a great change on our planet. Love, peace and brotherhood among the
peoples on Earth would start to blossom again, just as they in the
ancient civilization of Atlantis. He said that the signs of the
beginning of these events would be when significant unexpected
changes started to happen in the world. But he also pointed out that
we, the people, would also have to become active and anticipate
bringing about these positive changes for ourselves and our world.
He explained that people on Earth have been asleep for too long and
an awakening is beginning to happen to the people as this higher
power approaches our world.
This prophecy of Jimi's was an inspiration for this painting. A
spacecraft, one of many to follow, is approaching our galaxy, its
destination planet Earth.
Jimi also refers to this event in his last poem, "The Story of
Angels of heaven, flying saucers to some
Made Easter Sunday, the name of the rising sun.
The Inner World of Jimi Hendrix
by Monika Dannermann ISBN 0-312-137-389
1983 (A Merman I Should Turn To Be)
Hooray, I awake from yesterday
Alive, but the war is here to stay
So my love, Catherina and me,
decide to take our last walk
through the noise to the sea
Not to die but to reborn,
away from lands so battered and torn
Oh say, can you see
it's really such a mess
Every inch of Earth is a fighting nest
Giant pencil and lipstick
tube shaped things,
Continue to rain
and cause screaming pain
And the arctic stains from silver blue
to bloody red
as our feet find the sand, and the sea
is straight ahead, straight up ahead
Well it's too bad THAT our friends,
can't be with us today
Well it's too bad
The machine, THAT we built, would never save us, that's what they
(That's why they ain't coming with us today)
And they also said "it's impossible for a man to live and breathe
under water, forever,"
was their main complaint. And they also threw this in my face, they
"Anyway, you know good and well it would be beyond the will of God,
and the grace of the King"
(grace of the King ... Yeah, yeah)
So my darling and I make love in the sand, to salute the last moment
ever on dry land
Our machine, it has done its work, played its part well.
Without a scratch on our bodies and we bid it farewell
Starfish and giant foams greet us with a smile
Before our heads go under we take a last look at the killing noise
Of the out of style, the out of style, out of style (oooh)...
"Right this way," smiles a mermaid -- I can hear Atlantis full of
Jimi Hendrix: The Space Wizard
Close Encounters of the Famous: UFOs Among the Stars
by Timothy Green Beckley
"There are other people in the solar system, you know, and they have
the same feelings too, not necessarily bad feelings, but see, it
upsets their way of living for instance -- and they are a whole lot
heavier than we are."
The author, Beckley, says,
"I can't say in all honesty that I really
knew Jimi Hendrix, but I did see him give a number of really good
performances. It was at one of those post-Woodstock concerts where I
managed to wind my way backstage. Jimi Hendrix was leaning up
against a wall of amps and speakers. As I walked past him, we both
just kind of nodded as if we recognized each other, and to this day
I can swear I heard him ask me, 'and what planet are you from pal?'"
Jimi Hendrix fits perfectly some of the characteristics often
representative of 'Walk-Ins'.
World traveler Bill Cox has investigated any number of cases
involving beings who have come here from other worlds and with the
permission of a human, transplanted their spirits inside one of us
(usually at the moment of death, just after an accident).
There are emissaries among us who know who they are. They know they
are quite different from average men. They may even be misfits in
the physical world ... I find that among this group, some become
excessively involved with alcohol, drugs and sex; anything to try
and escape from this -- our world. Jimi Hendrix could easily be
placed into this category; nobody would deny that.
Jimi expressed a great interest in matters of an extraterrestrial
nature, had admitted seeing UFOs, and once told a reporter from The
New York Times that he was really from Mars. And he wasn't kidding
either. David Henderson, in his book The Life of Jimi Hendrix
(Bantam), quotes Jimi's feelings about life on other planets:
are other people in the solar system, you know, and they have the
same feelings too, not necessarily bad feelings, but see, it upsets
their way of living for instance -- and they are a whole lot heavier
than we are."
"And it's no war games, because they all keep the same place. But
like the solar system is going through a change soon and it's going
to affect the Earth in about 30 years."
On several occasions during his career, UFOs "just happened" to show
up while Jimi was giving a concert. During the last days of his
life, he performed on the rim of an extinct volcano in Maui.
Jimi played three 45-minute sets, says Henderson in his best-seller.
After each set, he retired to a special sacred Hopi Indian tent.
Later, witnesses in Maui testified that they heard musical tones
emanating from rocks and stones. UFOs were also sighted over the
volcano by people who called in to a local radio show. A cameraman
on the set said that he fell from his perch after seeing a UFO
through his lens.
In the film Rainbow Bridge, Hendrix rattles on for several minutes
about astral projection and the philosophy of the Space Brothers. He
also tried to master the art of psychic healing, through color and
Fellow musician and songwriter, Curtis Knight, knew all about the
episode involving the UFO in Maui.
"It was an odd-looking craft that
glittered in the bright sunlight. Jimi felt certain the UFO had come
down to put its spiritual stamp of approval on the show. He told me
that he'd been emotionally and physically recharged by the
During the course of our conversation, Curtis also revealed the
fascinating details of the time a UFO landed in front of them and
actually saved their lives.
The event took place on a cold winteris night near Woodstock, NY in
1965. According to Curtis, if it hadn't been for the occupants of
this metallic stranger, Jimi and his fellow musicians might have
frozen to death.
"It was four o'clock in the morning, and we were trying to make it
back to Manhattan -- a drive of more than 100 miles -- through the
worst blizzard I can recall. The wind was whipping the snow around
our van so fiercely that we missed the turn-off leading to the state
highway that would put us in the direction of home. The next thing I
remember is getting stuck in a drift that reached the hood of our
vehicle. Soon it got so cold. The windows were rolled up tight, and
we had the heater on full blast to protect us from the rawness of
the elements. I had my doubts about seeing the light of day. We
could have turned to human icicles very easily. That's how bitter it
Curtis says the road in front of them suddenly lit up, as a bright
phosphorescent object, "cone-shaped, like a space capsule" landed in
the snow about 100 feet up ahead. It stood on tripod landing gear,
and for all purposes gave the appearance of being something right
out of science fiction.
"At first we thought it was an apparition
caused by the cold and our confused state of mind. I mean, we just couldnit believe our eyes."
Prodding Jimi with his elbow, Curtis asked if his imagination was
playing tricks on him or whether the rock star saw it too.
didn't answer, but sort of smiled. He seemed to be staring out into
the night, his eyes riveted on this thing resting within a stone's
Curtis was overcome with fright. Before he could make a move of any
kind, a door opened on the side of the craft and an entity came
forth. He stood eight foot tall, his skin was yellowish, and instead
of eyes, the creature had slits. His forehead came to a point, and
his head ran straight into his chest, leaving the impression that he
had no neck.
The being proceeded to float to the ground and glided toward the
trapped occupants of the van. It was then that Curtis noticed the
snow was melting in the wake of the creature. His body generated
tremendous heat, so much so that as it came across a small rise, the
snow disappeared around in all directions. In a matter of what
seemed like seconds, the being came over to the right-hand side of
the van where Jimi was seated and looked right through the window.
Jimi seemed to be communicating telepathically with it.
Curtis relates that immediately the interior of their vehicle began
to heat up.
"Suddenly, I was roasting! One moment it had been bitter
cold, and the next moment we might as well have been in Haiti."
heat coming from the being evaporated the snow enough to free their
As it glided behind our van, I saw the drift had completely
vanished. Turning on the ignition key, I gunned the motor and got
out of there. As I looked back through the rear view window, I could
see the road filling in with snow again. The object -- the strange
craft -- was at the same instant lifting off like a rocket from a
Jimi never did talk much about what happened. He sort of let me know
that the cool thing to do was not to bring up the subject. It was to
be our little secret. However, from what he did say, I sort of
suspect that the object arrived to save our necks chiefly because
Jimi had been practicing trying to communicate by ESP with the
beings on board. I know this may be hard to believe, but I'm putting
it straight, just like it happened, you hear!
The boys from the group who were with us remember nothing. They were
out cold in the back. As we got into the main road, they revived.
It's as if they had been placed under a spell -- you know --
A capsule review of Jimi's songs shows that he incorporated some of
his interplanetary ties in with his music. The lyrics of many of his
songs contain veiled references to UFOs. His album, Axis:Bold as
Love, opens with an announcer talking about flying saucers, with a
cut following being a catchy tune called, Up From the Stars.
Though he has passed from this plane, it wouldn't be hard to imagine
that somewhere "out there," Jimi isn't watching over earth and
smiling and we certainly do miss this vibrant star child who was
once in our midst.