Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers recently made an appearance on the You Made It Weird Podcast with comedian Petes Holmes and shared an interesting tale of a UFO sighting back in 2005. Just a few months before he was to be drafted in the first round of the 2005 NFL draft out of Cal, Rodgers flew to New Jersey to make an appearance on ESPN’s Cold Pizza, now known as First Take, and was staying with the family of his college teammate Steve Levy and that is where things went left.
We were winding down at dinner and then there was a weird siren in the distance, so we go outside — it was a snowy night — and we went outside and it was one of those bright nights, where it’s overcast, but there’s enough light from the moon to see things and the next thing you know, we saw something in the sky.
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 behind the clouds we were seeing, but it was definitively large in the night sky, moving from left to right. Again, it was like 12:30 at night here. It was me, Steve, and his brother that saw it.
Rodgers goes on to compare the experience to classic UFO sightings.
And it goes out of sight and we look at each other and go, ‘What in the f— was that? You could hear it moving. When it had been out of sight for like 30 seconds — and when I say 30 seconds, it felt like five minutes — at the time, we were kind of in shock.
Now, if you know anything about UFO sightings or 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.
From the sound of it, Rodgers remembers the close encounter vividly, even though it took place 11 years ago. Check out the entire podcast HERE. The UFO story begins at the 14:40 mark.