Aaron Rodgers is convinced he saw a UFO -- and you’ll be too after hearing his story

Green Bay quarterback Aaron Rodgers plays against Arizona on Jan. 16.

Green Bay quarterback Aaron Rodgers plays against Arizona on Jan. 16.

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Aaron Rodgers saw a UFO.

He believes it, and it seems near impossible for anyone who hears his super-detailed story not to believe it as well.

“I saw an unidentified flying object in the sky in New Jersey in 2005,” the Green Bay Packers quarterback told host Pete Holmes on the “You Made It Weird” podcast this week.

Back then, Rodgers had just finished his playing career at California and was getting ready to enter the NFL draft. One night while staying with the family of college teammate Steve Levy, Rodgers and two others were drawn outside by an alarm they heard coming from a nearby nuclear plant.


That’s when they saw something in the sky.

“It was a large orange, left-to-right-moving object,” Rodgers said. “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 and his brother that saw it. And it goes out of sight and we look at each other and go ‘What in the ... was that?’”

About 30 seconds later, Rogers said, they heard what he described as the unmistakable sound of four fighter jets flying by.

“If you know anything about UFO sightings or if you’ve done research you know that a lot of times two things are connected to UFO sightings,” Rodgers said. “One is the presence of fighter jets. And two is there’s a lot of sightings around nuclear power plants.”

And to top it all off, Rodgers said, there was never any media coverage of what they witnessed that night.

“Nothing,” Rodgers said.

UFO or not, it’s a great story. OK, who am I kidding -- it was totally a UFO.


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