London, May 03 : English singer songwriter Robbie Williams revealed that he is fascinated by the paranormal, and that he has developed an obsession with aliens.
Williams' fascination is such that he recently jetted to a UFO convention in Nevada to pursue his hobby.
The 34-year-old singer also revealed at the US conference that he had retreated into paranormal investigation to fill a "void" in his life and escape the pressures of fame.
"I have spent so much time looking at pictures on websites like Above Top Secret and reading conspiracy theories that I want to go and meet these people," the Sun quoted him as saying.
"I want to do something other than sit in my bed watching the news at half past ten, I want to go out and do something.
"I've been working since I was 16. I've put out ten albums in ten years and it takes its toll. I'm just having a break," he said.
According to his belief, UFOs are "there all the time" but only show themselves on Earth when they make mistakes and their "protective shields" come off.
Williams, who was sporting a full beard plus a khaki outfit and hat, traveled to the convention in Laughlin on a private plane, along with his actress girlfriend 28-year-old Ayda Field and a record producer pal. Williams, whose interest in the paranormal was sparked off as a child by his mom, revealed that he fears his interest in the paranormal may be a sign he is "going mental".
Robbie's visit to the Nevada conference was recorded by broadcaster Jon Ronson, who specializes in winning the trust of people with different beliefs, for a Radio 4 documentary.
Robbie Williams and Jon Ronson Journey To The Other Side will be broadcast on Radio 4 at 6.30pm on Tuesday May 6.