May Pang, the former girlfriend of John Lennon, has claimed in her book that Lennon had a UFO encounter in August, 1974. This information has been obtained from a post published by UFO Sightings Daily.
The website, UFO Sightings Daily, is coordinated by Scott C. Waring. He had been affiliated with the United States Air Force at SAC base (USAF flight line). He currently owns an ESL School in Taiwan.
Scott tells us that Lennon sighted the UFO when he was with May, his personal secretary at that time. “John Lennon had a UFO sighting which occurred when he was with his personal secretary, May Pang, in New York.”
“The large, circular object [was] coming towards us. It was shaped like a flattened cone and on top was a large, brilliant red light. When it came a little closer, we could make out a row or circle of white lights that ran around the entire rim of the craft."
May tells us what she and John were doing at the time of the incident.
"We had just ordered up some pizzas and since it was such a warm evening, we decided to step out on the terrace. I remember I was just inside the bedroom getting dressed when John started shouting for me to come out on the terrace.”
She then talks about sighting the UFO that was shaped like a flattened cone.
“As I walked out onto the terrace, my eye caught this large, circular object coming towards us. It was shaped like a flattened cone and on top was a large, brilliant red light, not pulsating as on any of the aircraft we'd see heading for a landing at Newark Airport.”
She talks about spotting several white lights on the alien object.
When it came a little closer, we could make out a row or circle of white lights that ran around the entire rim of the craft - these were also flashing on and off.”
She further describes these lights and talks about how close the UFO was flying to their house.
“There were so many of these lights that it was dazzling to the mind. It was, I estimate, about the size of a Lear jet and it was so close that if we had something to throw at it, we probably would have hit it quite easily."
The above quotes were edited for clarity.
Many celebrities including the legendary boxer Muhammad Ali have reported sighting UFOs in the past.