Over a plate of steaming, sizzling chicken wings, Dave Grohl spoke with Hot Ones host Sean Evans about where his alien adoration began. “When I was a kid, I would have these awesome UFO dreams, where like, I’d be lying in my front yard in Springfield, Virginia staring up at the stars, and then I’d realize, ‘Oh my God! It’s not the stars! It’s the underside of this thing that’s taking me to space!’ So I always thought that UFOs were real.'”
He told Evans that, in the wake of his dreams, he managed to convince his friends that he was a UFO expert, discerning things around the neighborhood as signs from beings beyond the atmosphere. “I’d walk over to their yard and be like, ‘Yeah, see that discolored grass right there? That might be a crop circle.'” The infatuation endured, and he remains a self-proclaimed UFO freak to this day.