Alien hunter Tom Meighan

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 28 August 2011

This article is from 2011.


Tom Meighan

Kasabian frontman Tom Meighan spent hours looking for aliens when he was younger because he was convinced he could make friends with an other-worldly being

Tom Meighan used to wait for aliens in his garden.

The Kasabian frontman was obsessed with the film 'E.T. - The Extra Terrestrial' when he was growing up and was convinced he would befriend a creature from outer space.

He said: "I genuinely wanted an alien to be my best friend. When I was five I used to wait in the garden with a potted plant and sit in the long grass for hours. Loads of times I imagined I saw a spaceship. I had quite an incredible childhood."

Even now, Tom, 30, says he likes to escape reality because he isn't a fan of the real world.

He told Q magazine: "I try not to live in the real world. My heart's not in the real world but my head is, if that makes sense. I just find it boring. All my family, my missus and my friends, they know what I'm like and I can escape with them but, yeah, I've just got a knack of switching off. But reality does hit me sometimes."


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