(Source) Before Aaron Rodgers was a first-round pick in 2005, he experienced another first: The Packers quarterback had a Close Encounter of the First Kind, which is kind of like a Close Encounter of the Third Kind, except you don’t see any aliens, you just see a UFO.
Anyway, Rodgers described the mysterious incident recently on the You Made it Weird podcast with comedian Pete Holmes.
Apparently, the UFO sighting went down in February 2005, the night before Rodgers was supposed to make an appearance on the ESPN’s Cold Pizza (which is now First Take).
The former Cal quarterback flew to the East Coast for the interview and while he was there, he was staying with the family of former Cal teammate Steve Levy. And I’ll let Rodgers take it from here.
“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,” Rodgers said.
This wasn’t just anything, though. The Packers quarterback is 100 percent convinced he saw a UFO.
“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,” Rodgers said. “Again, it was like 12:30 at night here. It was me, Steve, and his brother that saw it.”
You know what the worst part about this story is? I have to take it seriously. I hate Aaron Rodgers, he is the bane of of existence, but if the man says he saw a UFO and that aliens are out there doing a recon on planet earth, I can’t just flat out ignore it. I hate the Packers, hate them, but some things are more important than football. Ghosts, Robots, Aliens, those types of things. So if Aaron Rodgers saw a UFO and thinks aliens are real, I won’t be the guy to sit here and tell him he’s lying. If this makes me a bad football fan, putting not wanting to get anally probed by an alien over football allegiance, then I’m a bad football fan, guilty as charged. Sue me.
Also I can’t tell his tone of voice because all I did was read this story and not actually listen to the podcast, who has time for those? But if by any chance this was just Rodgers being “zany” photobomb Rodgers, and making this whole story up, I think we can all agree he should be locked up and thrown in jail.