Posted on: February 24, 2012

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I remember a while back reading how somebody claimed to have seen John Lennon’s ghost (of which more in a moment), what I didn’t realise was that he also had some intriguing UFO experiences as well. On 23 August 1974 Lennon was at his apartment in New York. It was during a temporary separation from Yoko Ono, and with him was his secretary and mistress, May Pong. It was a warm evening. John had stepped out onto the balcony to get some air. There was nobody living opposite, so he went out naked (something he was rather sweetly embarrassed about when he came to report what happened next).

Suddenly he shouted at May to hurry up and join him outside. May was in the middle of dressing, but came out as soon as she could. They saw a “large, circular object coming towards us”. They saw a row or circle of white lights around the rim of the craft, which were flashing on and off. The object silently passed by. The couple tried to photograph it, but the pictures came out over-exposed. They rang a local newspaper to report the sighting, and were told that at least 7 other people had also seen it.

During the following summer, of 1975, Uri Geller (then at the height of his fame after all his spoon-bending exploits on television) visited John, who was by now back with Yoko, and went out for dinner with them in New York. Yoko was pregnant with their son Sean. John revealed to Uri that he believed in UFOs, and insisted on them moving to a quieter table, so that they could talk more privately. He recalled how, 6 months previously, he had been in bed at their Dakota Building apartment, when he had seen a blazing light appear round the edges of the door. Yoko was fast asleep at the time.

He got up and opened the door to find 4 small entities standing there. Geller asked if they were perhap just fans. “Well they didn’t want my fucking autograph”, was Lennon’s characteristically earthy response. He said they were “bug-like”, and scuttled like roaches. Lennon swore he wasn’t tripping out that night, (although you could be forgiven for thinking that perhaps this was the case). He said he didn’t recall what happened next, but woke up lying on the outside of his bedclothes.

He handed a small egg-like object to Geller, which he said the aliens must’ve left with him. John urged him to keep it. “It’s too weird for me”, said Lennon “if it’s my ticket to another planet, I don’t want to go there”.

John Lennon was killed on 8 December 1980 in front of the somewhat sinister Dakota Building. Joey Harrow, a musician who lived near the Dakota, said he saw Lennon’s ghost at the front doorway in 1983. “He was surrounded by an eerie light”, said Harrow. The spectre was also seen by Amanda Moores, a writer. She said “I wanted to go up and talk to him, but something in the way he looked at me said ‘no'”.

In 1990 New York psychic Bill Tenuto claimed that Lennon had been leaving messages on a tape-recorder for several years. He said Lennon had made predictions about the way the world was going. That from 1989/90 there would be a spiritual revolution, which would ultimately bring about world peace. He said there was a “white brotherhood” in the After-Life who were working to make the world change for the better. Respected paranormal author Jenny Randles claimed to have heard these recordings, which she said did sound like Lennon’s voice (although admittedly Lennon’s distinctive voice would be quite easy for a good impersonator), but in her book ‘The Unexplained: Great Mysteries Of The 20th Century’, she said that the “peaceful revolution” of 1989/90 when the Berlin Wall collapsed, and Communism effectively ended in Eastern Europe, did happen as Lennon had predicted. I would love to believe this, likewise I would love to believe that there is a spiritual brotherhood in the After-Life (which apparently also includes John Wayne amongst their number!) working on our behalf. Lord knows we do need it.

Tenuto also claimed though that Lennon’s spirit would make an appearance on live TV over the following decade. Sadly this didn’t happen.

Paul McCartney believed that Lennon was with them when the other 3 Beatles reunited to record one of Lennon’s songs ‘Free As a Bird’, in 1995. He said he felt John’s presence in the studio. “There were a lot of strange goings-on in the studio”, he said “noises that shouldn’t have been there and equipment do all manner of wierd things. Ther was just an overall feeling that John was around”.

The night before polishing up this blog piece I dreamt very vividly about Lennon. I’m not claiming any great significance to this whatsoever, other than that it was a very delightful dream!



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