‘We Saw This Incredibly Large Object And Froze’: Aaron Rodgers Explains His UFO Experience

New York Jets quarterback Aaron Rodgers said in the season finale of “Hard Knocks” that he saw a UFO in 2005, and it sounds like it terrified him.

Rodgers was apparently staying at a former teammate’s home in New Jersey, where he lives today, and was trying to get some sleep because he had a 5 a.m. wake-up call. But in the distance, he could hear an alarm going off, and it spooked him, he said in a clip shared on Twitter.

“It just didn’t seem like normal, and I heard some rustling downstairs,” Rodgers told the documentary crew. “So I got up, walked downstairs, it’s a beautiful night, and [we] walked outside, and up in the clouds, we heard this sound, and we saw this tremendously large object moving through the sky. And it was like a scene out of ‘Independence Day’ when the ships are coming into the atmosphere, and they’re creating this, like, kind of explosion-type fire in the sky.”

Rodgers later discovered that the alarm he could hear was coming from a nuclear plant almost 10 miles away. But the experience wasn’t over yet. (RELATED: Multiple People Believe They Saw A UFO Over One State, And No One Has Debunked It Yet)

“We saw this incredibly large object and froze, as anybody would, because, you know, what the hell is going on? Eventually, it went out of sight, and nobody said a word. We just stood frozen,” Rodgers continued.

The experience was more than enough to get Rodgers well into the topic of UFOs. He noted that, from later research, he discovered their prevalence around nuclear plants and volcanoes. “Whatever the hell it was, I don’t know, but it was definitely identified. It was definitely flying. It was definitely a large object,” he noted. (RELATED: Some People Think They’re Seeing ‘See-Through Four-Foot’ Alien In Viral Photo)

With America’s total distrust of the government’s handling of the UFO topic, perhaps Rodgers’ will reinspire more people to come forward with their experiences.