|"I'm from Mars," Jimi Hendrix once told a reporter. Now Curtis Knight, who played with Hendrix in a group called the Squires in the 1960's says it may have been true. Stuck in a snowdrift in upstate New York one winter night in 1965, the Squires feared they would freeze to death, Knight claims, until a cone-shaped craft landed, and an alien freed their vehicle from the snow.
Only Knight and Hendrix saw the UFO, Knight explains, because other band members had been summarily "turned off." "I waited years to reveal the encounter," says Knight, author of Jimi Hendrix: Starchild, because I figured people would laugh.