There are many qualities that you need to be a special quarterback in the NFL. One of those qualities is to have selective amnesia, especially to forget bad plays and interception. On the other hand, you need to have an incredibly enhanced memory in order to memorize encyclopedia-sized play books and being able to remember plays that will work out to your advantage. Aaron Rodgers absolutely qualifies as a special quarterback, being a Super Bowl Champion and two-time NFL MVP. One would think he would have a photographic memory, right?
That would be put to the test, as he was a guest on the You Made It Weird podcast featuring comedian Pete Holmes. Not taking into account your own beliefs on UFOs and intelligent life being on other planets, Rodgers’ appearance on the show is quite fascinating as he goes into great detail about the time he saw a UFO in New Jersey. The quarterback described the experience, which happened while he was with a few friends prior to the NFL Draft back in 2005 and taping an episode of ESPN’s Cold Pizza (now known as First Take).
And no, this story doesn’t include the same weird lights and non-descriptive things you usually get when it comes to UFOs, not this time. Rodgers story consists of large, mysterious UFOs in the sky followed by the sound of four fighter jets flying by.
“When the plane, which kind of looked like commercial jets or maybe it’s military jets, are trying to figure out what is coming through the clouds and you see like just kind of a fiery movement of cloud I guess…the plane eventually runs into the spaceship,” described Rogers. “It was like that in the sense it was a large, orange, left-to-right moving object.”
Rodgers continued, “Anybody who has been to a flyover or an airshow or has seen Top Gun, you know the sound a fighter jet makes when it flies by. And there were about four of those.”
“Now if you know anything about UFO sightings, or have 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 are a lot of sightings around nuclear power plants. So to tie it all together, the sound we heard was from a nuclear power plant around 30 miles off.”
Rodgers would go on to mention that there was absolutely nothing said about it on the news and he heard nothing about it anywhere else except from the friends he was with that day. If you want to believe, listen to the entire clip in the player below.
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