Yaphet Kotto, the legendary actor who was well-known for his roles in movies like “Alien” and “Live and Let Die,” had an experience that was not a movie. It was a real-life encounter with extraterrestrial beings that left him shaken.
Yaphet Kotto’s life story is just as fascinating as his successful film career. Despite being an African-American, he grew up in a strict Jewish household in New York, only to later discover that his biological father was a businessman from Cameroon. Prior to pursuing a career in film, Kotto had established himself as a prominent figure in the theater world.
In an interview with Vice, Kotto claimed that he was once abducted by aliens. He first revealed his alien encounter in 2017 during an interview with Vice. Before 2017, his wife, Rabbie, and physiologist knew about this incident only because he felt terrible about what had transpired. Kotto claims that aliens have been visiting him since he was a toddler and that he has seen countless UFOs.
“It started when I was about nine or ten years old. I remember being told I couldn’t go outside, so I would look out at the streets of my neighborhood in the Bronx, watching the kids play stickball. When I turned around, a figure was behind me, it was at least five or six feet tall with an elongated head. It appeared, then jumped to the back of me and disappeared.”Yaphet Kotto
Throughout his lifetime, he encountered these aliens, and they would appear near him in any place, whether it was his bedroom, hotel room, office, etc. He had no idea who they were or how to act, and he had no way of knowing if what he was experiencing was genuine or just a figment of his mind.
“I remember being at my home at 6 PM, and I went into my office to meditate in the garage and I saw something. Looked at it for about five minutes, and it was light. I was wondering why the neighbors were shining a light through the top of my garage window. So I went to talk to them. Now keep in mind, I had been sitting in that car garage for some 12 hours and I believed that I contributed to those things that were flying above my garage…I shouldn’t call them things. These aircrafts. As I got older, I understood what they were.”Yaphet Kotto
When Yaphet Kotto shifted into a new home due to work reasons, he would notice what looked like smoke rings over the property. These incidents would happen for all of his youth—around 15 years. When Kotto was working in the Philippines, he had one of the most unsettling events of his life. There, he had a series of mysterious UFO encounters.
“It was one evening in my office in the Philippines. I heard my wife and the waiters calling me to come outside in very anxious voices. It was huge. So, I went out and when I got there, I saw the same huge circle of smoke over the house. When I asked them what they saw, they said they saw a UFO as big as the Yankee Stadium turned upside down.”Yaphet Kotto
While shooting for the cult film “Alien,” directed by Ridley Scott, Kotto revealed that he had a series of strange incidents that involved UFOs and extraterrestrials.
“Now, I’ll admit, there were things that I alone found on the set of Alien—the spaceship. That mechanism that Sigourney Weaver throws to put the Sulaco (fictional spacecraft) on automatic destruct. There were symbols there. Symbols that had nothing to do with the ship in the film, and I kept finding these symbols. They were like Egyptian symbols, and I started trying to decipher them, which I was able to do.”Yaphet Kotto
Yaphet Kotto’s description of the extraterrestrials he encountered is not very detailed, as he did not provide much information about the aliens. However, he insists that he is not mentally ill, nor does he have any family history of mental disorders.
He further stated that by telling about his encounters, he is not looking for fame; rather, he just wants to share his experience with the general public. Last but not least, Yaphet Kotto said that he is unclear why the aliens have chosen him or why all this has happened to him.
Yaphet Kotto’s claim of being chased by aliens in real life is a fascinating and intriguing story that adds to the ongoing debate about the existence of extraterrestrial life. While some may be skeptical about Kotto’s experience, it is important to keep an open mind and consider the possibility that we are not alone in the universe.
The search for intelligent life beyond our planet continues, and stories like Kotto’s serve as a reminder of how much we still have to learn about the universe we live in. Regardless of whether or not we ever make contact with extraterrestrial beings, the pursuit of knowledge and understanding of the unknown will always be a critical aspect of our human experience.
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