Aaron Rodgers usually plays things close to the vest. It’s not often that he offers a glimpse of his personality, but the Packers quarterback shared one heck of a story on Wednesday’s edition of the You Made It Weird podcast with comedian Pete Holmes.
Rodgers, starting at the 14:45 mark here, told the tale of the time he spotted a UFO during a snow storm in New Jersey. Seriously.
You should really listen to Rodgers tell it, to get the full experience, but the Sporting News transcribed the whole thing.
It happened at his college teammate’s house in 2005, a couple months before the draft. Here’s the meat of the story:
It was overcast, but there was enough light from the moon. The next thing you know, we saw something in the sky.
If you’ve seen the movie ‘Independence Day,’ when it looks like jets flying, and they’re trying to figure out what’s coming through the clouds, and you just see a fiery movement of clouds. It was like that in a sense that it was a large, orange, left-to-right moving object.
Because of the overcast nature of the night and the snow, it was behind the clouds. But it was definitively large in the night sky moving from left to right. It goes out of sight, and we look at each other and go, ‘What in the f— was that?’
This is where it really gets weird. Rodgers is apparently fairly familiar with the intricacies of UFO phenomena.
If you know anything about UFO sightings, you know that a lot of times two things are connected. One is the presence of fighter jets. And two is there’s a lot of sightings around nuclear power plants. So the alarm we heard was from 30 miles out — there’s a nuclear power plant — and actually the alarm went off (again) an hour later.
Rodgers also said he’s into the show Ancient Aliens on the History Channel, so he’s definitely a lot weirder than you thought he was.
- Dan Gartland