Summary: UFO sightings and quotes by celebrities and personalities.
Celebrity UFO Sightings (quotes follow)
Muhammed Ali, Former Boxing Heavy Weight Champion
-Ali witnessed UFOs on at least two (and according to one of my sources on the web, as many as sixteen) occasions. See quote below.
Idi Amin, Former President of Uganda
-In 1973, Amin witnessed a strange object surrounded by a smoke-like cloud descend onto the surface of Lake Victoria where it hovered for about seven minutes before gracefully lifting off and ascending into the sky again.
Astronauts--Too many to list (I think the count is at something like 21 now and I don't know all the stories). See Astronaut Quotes and Unverified Quotes.
Art Bell, Late Night Radio Talk Show Host
-Art has seen many strange things in the sky over his home near Area 51 in Pahrump, Nevada including a very large triangular craft which moved noiselessly over he and his wife, Ramona.
David Bowie, Musician/Singer
-Bowie allegedly saw UFOs many times while he was growing up.
See quote below.
Jimmy Carter, Former U.S. President
-Carter reported seeing a UFO along with his wife and other witnesses.
He was Governor of Georgia at the time (January 6, 1969). See quote.
Jamie Farr, Actor (Corporal Klinger from MASH)
-Mr. Farr reported a strange moving light in the skies over Yuma Arizona which stopped and hovered over his car for a few moments.
Jackie Gleason, Actor
-Gleason claimed to have seen UFOs over Florida and London.
Dick Gregory, Actor/Comedian/Civil Rights Activist
-Gregory claimed that on one occasion he watched a strange display of red and green lights dancing around in the sky for about an hour.
John Lennon, Musician
-Lennon allegedly saw a UFO from his apartment balcony in New York along with his assistant, May Pang. See quote by Pang below.
Ronald Reagan, Former U.S. President
-It is rumored that Reagan and several other people, including his pilot watched a UFO for several moments from his plane. See quote.
William Shatner, Actor/Author
-Shatner claimed to have seen some sort of shining, shimmering object in the sky while he was pushing his broken-down motorcycle down a road in the Mojave Desert.
Will Smith, Actor/Musician
-Smith claims to have seen a UFO while driving with a friend.
Clyde Tombaugh, Discoverer of Pluto
-Tombaugh and his wife claimed to have witnessed a UFO from their back yard. See quote.
Celebrity UFO Quotes
"If you look into the sky in the early morning you see them playing tag between the stars."
"We can no longer think... is it true? Is it not true? Are they truths or are they lies--if we believe or if we don't believe--no! There are already numerous considerations which make the existence of these beings into a certainty we cannot doubt."
-Monsignor Corrado Balducci, a Vatican theologian "close to the pope", who has been charged with studying reports of UFOs sent in from Vatican embassies around the world. This quote comes from one of Father Balducci's many recent appearances on Italian television.
"They came over so regularly we could time them. Sometimes they stood still, other times they moved so fast it was hard to keep a steady eye on them."
-David Bowie, Singer/Musician
"People need to give it some serious thought. Too many credible people have reported things that are impossible by our understanding of physics."
-Chuck Clark, Author and amateur astronomer
"The more you look into [the UFO phenomenon], and the more people that you talk to and read about that have done serious investigations, the more you know that this stuff is real."
-Wayne Green, Founder of Byte Magazine, CD Review, 73 Magazine, and over 25 other succesful publications. This quote is from an interview on the Art Bell show.
"We have objects in the sky. . .they have been spotted millions of times worldwide"
-Joe Firmage, Founder of USWeb. Joe also claims to have had a face-to-face encounter with an extra-terrestrial.
"The real danger to the U.S. and perhaps this whole planet is the government has placed such a heavy blanket of secrecy upon this issue. So much secrecy, those in government who have knowledge showing UFOs are identifiable feel the subject cannot be discussed by those in the know without serious repercussions. Others are afraid their friends and co-workers will think they are crazy if they even so much as insinuate that UFOs are identifiable as manned craft from outside the earth. This particularly applies to newspaper editors and publishers, reporters and analysts. Thus the U.S. is denying itself the chance to learn more about UFOs or to encourage research despite the fact the U. S. stands to gain from such discussions. . . .Not publicized but true is that the Clinton administration, soon after coming to office, had many briefings on the subject. Laurance Rockefeller provided the information for the President and Mrs. Clinton. Others provided documents and verbal briefings to presidential advisors Jack Gibbons (science), Bruce Lindsay (personal), Anthony Lake (national security) and Vice President Albert Gore. About the same time a three hour briefing was given by Dr. Steven Greer to the sitting Director of the CIA, Admiral Woolsey. . . .After the Roswell incident, the Air Force replied to reporters' inquiries that this was all part of research using weather balloons and other equipment. [Colonel] Corso and hundreds of others who work or have worked in secret defense and scientific agencies, are willing to swear under oath that alien craft are repeatedly penetrating our airspace."
-Sarah McClendon, White House Correspondent, and Dean of the White House Press Corps--exerpts from a press release by McClendon on March 30, 1998.
"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.
"I think there's alot of evidence that we've made contact."
-Dennis Weaver, Actor appearing in many westerns