Robbie Williams credits 'white witch' mother for UFO obsession
Robbie Williams' UFO obsession came from his "white witch" mother.
The 49-year-old singer is fascinated with the idea of extraterrestrial life and says his beliefs were influenced by his mother Janet and his grandmother.
He told The Sun newspaper's Bizarre column: "When I grew up, outside of my mother’s bedroom was a shelf of books and in those books were folklores and fairy tales. I think my mum considered ¬herself somewhat of a white witch.
"So there were all of these interesting books that were mind-expanding. At my grandma’s there were books like ‘UFOs Over London’.”
And, Robbie revealed that he loves checking in with "UFO Twitter".
He said: "From 2005 and 2006, when it was the wild, wild west of the ¬internet, it was a ¬wonderful place to go.
“Where I stand on it all is that my mind is open and everything is on the table. I don’t believe in anything, but if people want to come and say that things happened to them then I’ll say, ‘Well, that’s interesting.’
“But it’s not a hill I’m going to go and die on – ‘Well, I think this, and this is definitely happening’ – because nobody knows.”
Robbie - who has four children with wife Ayda Field - previously claimed he had his first UFO sighting almost 20 years ago in Los Angeles.
Speaking on the 'Shaun Attwood Podcast', he said: "My first proper experience goes back to the Beverly Hills Hotel. I am with a young lady - it was over 17 years ago, because I’ve been with my wife for 17 years - and we were on two hotel loungers in my room in the garden looking up at the stars.
"Then all of a sudden silently over our heads what I can only describe as a square object. I would say probably the size of one and a half penalty boxes."
"It was matt black with Artexing underneath and then Hacienda style yellow and black stripes as if it was this workman’s thing. It came in silently, I could have hit it with a tennis ball, and then it floated off. I was totally and utterly sober."