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Ken Kesey liked to quote Arthur Schopenhauer when explaining his belief in UFOs and aliens; the view is “All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed, second, it is violently opposed, and third, it is accepted as self-evident.”

When Ken Kesey returned from a trip to Egypt with the writer Paul Krassner and the Grateful Dead in 1974, he started to talk about UFO sightings near his Bray’s Point summer place along the Oregon coast. In a new biography titled “Acid Christ” by Mark Christensen, the author devotes a chapter to Kesey’s UFO fascination titled “Venusians.”

If anyone would know about "Venusians," Ken Kesey would.  To read the rest of the article, click here.

"I have an article in Ken Kesey's magazine Spit in The Ocean from I think it was 1975. Kesey used to park his bus outside my cottage at Wind & Sea Beach in La Jolla on Bonair Street in the mid-60's when I was at UCSD with Greg Benford who wrote "Timescape" partly based on those adventures." - Jack Sarfatti