London: King of Rock `n` Roll Elvis Presley reportedly had a strong belief in extra terrestrial life and claimed to have seen a number of UFOs.
The "Suspicious Minds" singer is said to have made several sightings of UFOs during his life, with his interest sparked by an unusual sighting made by his father on the day he was born, Jan 8, 1935.
"His father told us he`d gone out to have a cigarette at 2 a.m. during the delivery and when he looked up at the sky above their little shack, he saw the strangest blue light. He knew right then and there that something special was happening," said the singer`s hairstylist and friend Larry Geller.
Larry revealed that he also had extraterrestrial experiences while he was with the singer, reports a news website.
He revealed that once they were driving through the desert and saw unusual lights.
"They were moving far too quickly to be airplanes, so we just chalked it up to be UFOs. Another time, we were walking through his Graceland home and noticed odd lights in a field moving back and forth.
"Elvis was a deeply spiritual person and was very interested in the metaphysical. He had an eclectic outlook towards things. Although he never had any major alien experiences, he was certainly a believer," he said.
"He had his feet on the ground but his head in heaven," he added.
Author Michael C Luckman - who wrote a book "Alien Rock: The Rock `N` Roll Extraterrestrial Connection" about musicians who have had contact with otherworldly beings - believes Presley was visited by aliens when he was a child.
He claims the singer was "contacted telepathically by two alien when he was eight years old". They gave him a glimpse into his famous future, although he "had no idea what it all meant at that time".