Mar 25, 2016 I Paul Seaburn

NFL Quarterback Aaron Rodgers Scores UFO Sighting

In his Hall of Fame-worthy NFL career, Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers has seen huge defensive players out to sack him, complex defenses out to intercept him and persistent reporters out to interview him. Now he claims he’s also seen a UFO, possibly out to abduct him?

While being interviewed on a podcast, Rodgers admitted that he, former University of California-Berkeley Golden Bears teammate Steve Levy and another person saw a UFO in 2005 in New Jersey. Here’s what he claims he saw:

It was a large orange, left-to-right-moving object. Because of the overcast nature of the night and the snow, you couldn’t make out—it was kind of behind the clouds we were seeing, but it was definitively large, moving from left to right. It was me, Steve [Levy], and his brother that saw it. And it goes out of sight and we look at each other and go “What in the f**k was that?”

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Aaron Rodgers around the time of his UFO sighting

Rodgers says the sighting was followed by the appearance of fighter jets in the sky, possibly from New Jersey’s McGuire Air Force Base, and a siren from a nearby nuclear plant. He didn’t say which nuclear plant. It could have been Hope Creek or one of the two Salem Nuclear Power plants, all in Salem county where many UFOs have been sighted.

The normal objects seen over football stadiums are jets in formation, blimps and long hang-time punts. Are there any other UFO-football connections?

Well, there a video of a UFO over New Orleans, Louisiana, during an NFL game between the New Orleans Saints and the Indianapolis Colts (Saints won 62-7) on October 23, 2011.

The network showed historic St. Louis Cathedral in the French Quarter and accidentally caught a UFO flying above it. The rod-shaped UFO could be a bug – except it appears to fly behind the steeples.

If you prefer “football” over “American football,” there’s the famous incident on October 24, 1854, when a football (soccer) match in Florence, Italy, stopped while players and fans reportedly watched a UFO above the stadium.

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Players stopped to watch a UFO

Most people, even casual fans, would like to believe Aaron Rodgers saw a UFO. Tom Brady? That story would get deflated.

Paul Seaburn

Paul Seaburn is the editor at Mysterious Universe and its most prolific writer. He’s written for TV shows such as "The Tonight Show", "Politically Incorrect" and an award-winning children’s program. He's been published in “The New York Times" and "Huffington Post” and has co-authored numerous collections of trivia, puzzles and humor. His “What in the World!” podcast is a fun look at the latest weird and paranormal news, strange sports stories and odd trivia. Paul likes to add a bit of humor to each MU post he crafts. After all, the mysterious doesn't always have to be serious.

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