Nick Jonas is on alien alert.
In an interview with This Morning on the U.K.’s ITV on Monday, the pop star explained how a UFO sighting has impacted him.
“This was probably eight years ago,” said Jonas, 23. “I was in my backyard in L.A., and I looked up at the sky and [saw] three flying saucers,” said Jonas, 23.
The “Levels” singer admitted that he questioned everything about the experience, saying, “I looked at my friend and said, ‘Are you seeing this or am I losing my mind?'”
Jonas added, “He was seeing the same thing. Then I went online and looked and there were three identical sightings, two weeks before.”
This close encounter ignited a flame of interest in Jonas, who has paid attention to coverage of flashing blue lights spotted in the California sky on Saturday. (The U.S. Navy later took credit, saying the colorful display was the result of a Trident missile test conducted by the ballistic submarine USS Kentucky.)
“I’m obsessed with UFO stuff in general, so I’m all over this,” Jonas said of the reports. “That blue light freaks me out in the best way possible.”
In fact, Los Angeles residents shouldn’t be surprised if they see Jonas on the hunt for extraterrestrials.
“I’m really excited to get back to LA; I leave in a couple of hours, and I’m going to go try find a UFO,” he joked. “I’m very excited.”
Jonas is keeping his day job – the former Disney star will go on tour with pal Demi Lovato, 23. The company will be refreshing, as he has missed siblings Joe, 26, and Kevin, 28, since the Jonas Brothers split in 2013.
“The traveling side of things can be [lonely],” Jonas told ITV’s Holly Willoughby. “Obviously, working with my best friends for many, many years and then having to get adjusted to being on my own was a big change but I’m loving what I’m doing.”
For Jonas, his solo chapter has come with its share of challenges, especially when it comes to his personal life.
“I’ve had quite a bizarre year in many ways … branching out on my own, and I went through a breakup this year,” he said, referring to his split with Olivia Culpo in June.
“You do set those boundaries, but it’s tough these days with social media,” he explained. “That didn’t exist when I first came out and when I was working with my brothers, but now it’s such a different world. But it’s good – it creates honest and true art.”
Don’t expect him to set new boundaries when it comes to his sexual expression, though.
“[I’m] not too raunchy,” Jonas said with a laugh while discussing his image and famous shirtless pictures. “[It’s] natural growth as a man and into my adulthood.”