Whenever an influential person passes away, people find it so difficult to let go that they hold on to any bit of hope that the passing isn’t real. That being said, David Bowie is not dead.
David Bowie was reported dead at the age of 69 on January 10, 2016 after battling cancer for 18 months without public knowledge. As soon as it was announced that the glam-rock, multi-instrumentalist was dead, the conspiracy theories came rolling in. But what can you expect about the death of a talented, influential person who shaped music into what it is today?
If you start at the beginning of David Bowie’s career, he was always an odd ball in the music industry. It was never a bad thing how different he was. In fact, it was applauded that someone could be so multi-talented. People back then knew that Bowie was different, and they know it now. He was weird, but pulled it off. His music told stories that are completely unimaginable that some even say a human couldn’t think of anything remotely close to what his imagination could. This is the foothold of my conspiracy theory behind Bowie’s “alleged” death.
If you ask Bowie superfans, most will tell you that Bowie was never human, but an alien who was sent down to earth to show us the music of his people. Bowie has presented himself numerous times as a space-age being from another universe, a star from the stars. There are a plethora of Bowie songs, or pieces of art, rather, that reference space and/or aliens:
- Space Oddity
- The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars
- The Man Who Fell to Earth
- Moonage Daydream
- Hallo Spaceboy
- Earthling, Life on Mars
- Loving the Alien, etc.
One of Bowie’s personas, Ziggy Stardust, is an alien who came down to Earth as a rock star. Bowie later stars in a movie titled The Man Who Fell to Earth. He played an alien who crashes onto Earth, becomes a successful, well-known musician, and records messages to his home planet that he hopes will be sent through the radio. An alien disguised as a rock star is the perfect cover up—especially for someone who amplifies glam rock. You can be as rambunctious as you’d like and no one would think anything of it—all while you’re still influencing masses of people.
Bowie was no stranger to alien culture. He would always leave subtle hints about it and carried a wide variety of alien knowledge with him. There was even an interview on Dick Cavett’s Wide World of Entertainment TV Show in 1974 where Bowie was asked why he didn’t like flying; in response, he demonstrated how a conventional aircraft takes off. His implication was that he much preferred the way that a ”saucer” takes off.
Bowie later admitted to working for a UFO-centered magazine in England. He said, “I made sightings six, seven times a night for about a year when I was in the observatory. We had cruises that came over. We knew the 6.15 was coming in and would meet up with one another and they would be stationary for about half an hour, and then after verifying what they’d been doing that day, they’d shoot off.” (Cream Magazine 1975) His knowledge of unidentified flying objects was eerie to people, especially in 1975 when not much about them was known or even discussed.
The final piece of evidence, and the most important, is the fact that Bowie’s wife from 1970 to 1980, Angela Bowie, strongly believed Bowie was an alien. She is the only person to publicly discuss his, well, alien-ness. In her novel Backstage Passes: Life on the Wild Side with David Bowie 56-57, she described her own husband as an “alien” who was “lit from within” and “one of the Light People.” Even people that knew Bowie personally thought he was an alien.
This all leads to his alleged “death.” Did Bowie really die? Or is he back on Mars like he always wanted to be? His death came exactly two days after the release of his newest album, Blackstar. It’s what he left us with before he departed. His cause of death was cancer (which, again, he battled secretly for 18 months), and he was secretly cremated without family or friends and no funeral. All this suspicion leads me to believe that the art-pop, glam-rock messiah finally returned home and is dancing on Mars with joy like he always imagined.