Close Encounters of the rock kind? You bet.

Most of the folks who speak out about having alien encounters are just everyday folks. "The bright light engulfed my whole trailer. That's when mama got real scared."

But according to, there are at least 10 rock stars who've claimed to have seen UFOs and aliens. However, the site cautions, "Was it genuine paranormal experience or simply a matter of psychedelic hallucination? You be the judge."

Elvis Presley: He experienced multiple UFO sightings while traveling in the desert on tour, and said he had telepathic communications with aliens as a young boy.

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Jerry Garcia: He said he'd witnessed an alien “event” in the skies above Marin County, California with David Freiberg of Jefferson Starship. They said the sky looked like black construction paper with a hole poked through it with light pouring in and out of the hole for 15 minutes.

Jimi Hendrix: A space fan, Jimi claimed to have seen a UFO with his brother Leon.

John Lennon: He claimed to have been visited by four aliens in his New York apartment in 1973. He said they left behind an egg-shaped object. And, on his Walls and Bridges album, he inscribed: “On the 23rd Aug. 1974 at 9 o’clock I saw a U.F.O.”

Cat Stevens: He claims he was “sucked into" a UFO.

Dave Davies: He says he's had multiple encounters with UFOs and aliens, even claiming to have ongoing telepathic connection with these beings.

David Bowie: He claimed several alien encounters, with the majority of them happening in 1968 when he joined a girlfriend in UFO-watching sessions, which yielded six to seven sightings a night.

Gram Parsons: He liked to hang out in Joshua Tree National Park searching for UFOs.

Mick Jagger: He says he saw a UFO in 1968 while camping with girlfriend Marianne Faithfull, and a second one in 1969 during The Rolling Stones' infamous concert at the Altamont Speedway in California.

Keith Richards: He says he has "seen thousands of them.”

It would stand to reason that the 70's group UFO would have seen something...but no.

Best Bars in Sioux Falls

There is always something different to try when you visit a local Sioux Falls bar or brewery. There could be a specialty drink at one bar and a new beer recipe at the next. It's kind of like a smorgasbord of drinks to taste test. The only problem is deciding which bars are the best bars in Sioux Falls to explore with your family or friends?

This is a difficult decision just because there are so many great local options. Luckily, our friends at Yelp identified the top ten bars in Sioux Falls thanks to numerous reviews on each establishment.

The next time it's your turn to select a bar for a night out on the town, be sure to visit one of these ten bars highly reviewed by Yelp.

Life on a Cattle Ranch in Western South Dakota

Life is different out in the country. One look at the photo from Robin Bickel and you quickly realize that a workday is quite different as well, after all, she lives out west in South Dakota Cattle Country.

Robin Bickel took time to tell KIKN Country a little bit about her life out west and life as a woman, working outdoors with animals and nature in God's Country. Bickel lives and works on a cattle ranch operated by herself, her father, Jack, and his brother Keith. How far out in the country is she? How does 50 miles west of Mobridge, South Dakota sound? Yep, mountain time out there.

Life is so different in Sioux Falls, South Dakota compared to what our friends on the farm and ranches deal with. It's a half-mile to the grocery store for our family. For Robin, it's 17 miles. However, it's a quick step out her door and she's right in the middle of where a lot of the groceries come from.

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