October 24, 1989, at the J.W. Marriott Hotel in Washington, DC., Louis
Farrakhan stated that he had a vision of being abducted in 1985 by an invisible
pilot in a UFO and carried up on a beam of light to a "human built planet"
known as the "Mother Wheel." There the voice of Elijah Muhammad informed
him that the president and the Joint Chiefs of Staff, under the direction
of Gen. Colin Powell, were planning a war, which Farrakhan said he later
came to realize was "a war against the black people of America, the Nation
of Islam and Louis Farrakhan."
"I saw a city in the
sky," Farrakhan said, after which the UFO "brought me back to Earth and
dropped me off near Washington; over to Tyson Corners and Fifth Street
I think...to make The Announcement."