- Attached are 2 stills of David Bowie demonstrating the
vertical take-off of a (flying) "saucer" on Dick Cavett's Wide
World Of Entertainment TV Show, December 1974. He had previously been asked
why he wouldn't fly, and in response, described and acted out the take-off
of a conventional aircraft. The implication he then proceeded to give was
that he much preferred the way that a "saucer" takes off.
- But what knowledge or experience did he base this comparison
- The as yet unexplained televisual occurrence is mentioned
in passing on page 89 of Michael Luckman's book 'Alien Rock,' published
- Best Wishes,
- Did 'The Man Who Fell To Earth' Ever Leave
- Predominate in Bowie's early years was
the glam-rock alien "Ziggy Stardust" stage personna, and later
his role as Thomas Jerome Newton in the cult classic "The Man Who Fell To Earth," about an alien being
wearing a 'human suit' while stranded on Earth, having come from a planet
devoid of and in need of water -- he becomes addicted to vodka (water with
a kick) and slowly deteriorates into a half-baked supergenius who is eventually
imprisoned by the military industrial complex and tapped for his advanced
intelligence, which comes in dribs and drabs through his alcoholic haze,
feeding the corporate demands of the 20th century. He eventually records
a rock album in hopes that his message will be beamed into space and eventually
heard by "home."
- A Cream Encounter Of The Third Kind
- "Have you got any metal in your body" asked
the flying saucer man.
- "Yeah, I've got one pin," said David Bowie.
- Well, it turned out David was in luck then. If he went
to a little town in Missouri at a certain time, he would be able to see
in a seemingly empty field a fully equipped flying saucer repair shop at
- It was one of those fascinating things you learn at a
Bowie soiree. This evening the gathering was rather intimate. There was
Corinne, David's charming personal secretary, who ducked out early due
to exhaustion (although another participant gossiped that she had someone
interesting waiting for her in her hotel room)...."I used to work
for two guys who put out a UFO magazine in England," he told the flying
saucer man. "About six years ago. And I made sightings six, seven
times a night for about a year when I was in the observatory. We had regular
cruises that came over. We knew the 6.15 was coming in and would meet up
with another one. And they would be stationary for about half an hour,
and then after verifying what they'd been doing that day, they'd shoot
- "But I mean, it's what you do with the information.
We never used to tell anybody. It was beautifully dissipated when it got
to the media. Media control is still based in the main on cultural manipulation.
It's just so easy to do. When you set up one set of objectives toward the
public and you've given them a certain definition for each code word, you
hit them with the various code words and they're not going to believe anything
if you don't want them to..." ( excerpt/ Cream Magazine/ Bruno Stein/ February 1975
- Major Tom Theorizes
When I first tuned in I had no idea it was him.
The interviewer asked him about what he thought UFO's might be, and he
said something like (paraphrased), "A friend and I were travelling
in the english countryside when we both noticed a strange object hovering
above a field. From then on I have come to take this phenomona seriously.
I believe that what I saw was not the an object, but a projection of my
own mind trying to make sense of this quantum topological doorway into
dimensions beyond our own. It's as if our dimension is but one among an
infinite number of others."
- I was amazed at his use of language, and then even more
suprised to disocver it was David Bowie who was speaking. ( From FutureHi.net,
excerpt from "The Laughing Gnostic: David Bowie and the Occult"
by Peter R Koenig )