I’ve met one person who claimed to have seen a UFO. He was a full-time stoner who drank Molson XXX, went by a reptile-inspired nickname, and lived under a flight path. I don’t exactly know if I’d consider him to be what you’d call a credible witness. Cool dude, yes. But UFO witness, probably not. So this is actually the first time I’ve heard a person claim to have seen UFO that wasn’t also wearing a sleeveless No Fear t-shirt and balancing a flying squirrel on their shoulder. There’s a first time for everything, right?
During a recent interview with the You Made It Weird podcast (via UsWeekly), Green Bay Packers quarterback and Olivia Munn’s boyfriend Aaron Rodgers admitted that he saw a UFO eleven years ago in New Jersey. According to Aaron, his Close Encounters moment happened right before the NFL draft at the family home of his UC Berkeley teammate Steve Levy. Aaron, Steve, and Steve’s brother heard a siren around midnight, so they went outside to see what it was. Aaron says they looked up and saw a “large, orange, left-to-right-moving object” in the sky, but it was overcast, so they couldn’t really make out what it was. After 30 seconds, the object – which he claims they could hear moving – vanished.
Shortly after the thing disappeared, Aaron says they heard fighter jets fly overhead. That might not mean anything to you and I, but according to an alien expert like Aaron, that’s all the proof you need that ET and Mac and the octopus baby from Men in Black were cruising over their house.
“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. One is the presence of fighter jets. And two, there’s a lot of sightings around nuclear power plants. So to tie it all together, the alarm we heard was from 30 miles out, was a nuclear power plant that had an alarm that went off.”
Sorry Aaron, but I doubt that large orange object in the New Jersey sky was a UFO. It was probably just some Jersey Shore type trying to steal a tanning bed by strapping themselves to the top with the power boosters from their IROC-Z and blasting out the window.