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Hey, Aaron Rodgers: Here are eight other celebrities who have seen a UFO

In October 2011 Billy Ray Cryus tweeted this photo of what he called “my first UFO sighting.”
In October 2011 Billy Ray Cryus tweeted this photo of what he called “my first UFO sighting.” Twitter

So, Super Bowl champ and Green Bay Packer quarterback Aaron Rodgers says he saw a UFO in 2005 – flying around in New Jersey, no less.

Rodgers described seeing a giant “mother ship” and lots of “fiery clouds” before military fighter jets flew onto the scene.

As woo-woo as it sounds, Rodgers is hardly the first notable personality who has publicly admitted to a close encounter of the weirdest kind.

Include in that group two U.S. presidents: Ronald Reagan and Jimmy Carter.

In 1973, then-future president president Jimmy Carter filed a report with the National Investigations Committee on Aerial Phenomena claiming he had seen a UFO in October 1969.

Carter said he was waiting outside a Lion’s Club in Leary, Georgia when, about 7:30 p.m., he saw “the darndest thing I’ve ever seen” in the sky.

About a dozen other people witnessed it too, what Carter described as a bright object with “changing colors and about the size of the moon” hovering about 30 degrees above the horizon and moving toward the earth before it vanished.

He told a reporter later that he would never again ridicule anyone who claimed to see a UFO.

Here are eight other celebrities who have seen odd things in the sky.

Billy Ray Cyrus

In October 2011 Miley’s daddy posted what some call the first celebrity UFO tweet, sharing a photo of odd-looking shapes flying around the sky one night.

His description: “O. K. ... my first UFO sighting. Looks like 5 or 6 disk like shapes hovering. Special moment 4 DAD.”

Victoria Beckham

Also in October 2011, the former Spice Girl now fashion designer tweeted a photo of what she enthusiastically described as a “UFO hovering over our house last night!!!!!!”

The object looked a giant, shining white orb, on a night when the moon wasn’t visible in the sky.

Meh, whiffed British media. It’s a helicopter hovering over Beverly Hills, they said.

Mick Jagger

Drugs. Rockers. Never the twain shall meet without a UFO sighting or two, at least in the case of the Rolling Stones frontman.

One story often told contends that while camping at Glastonbury in 1968 with then-girlfriend Marianne Faithfull, Jagger saw a “rare, luminous cigar-shaped mothership.”

Later Jagger reportedly installed a “UFO detector” on his estate.

Bandmate Keith Richards has also reportedly admitted to “seeing a few” UFOs. But Keith’s likely seen a lot of things most of us never will.

John Lennon

Any surprise that the Beatle would be a UFO believer?

“Like a U.F.O. you came to me, and blew away life's misery,” goes one line in his song, “Out of the Blue.”

Some people think he was inspired by an encounter in 1974 when he was standing on the terrace of his New York apartment. He saw a flattened, cone-shaped disc emitting a red light hovering nearby.

It disappeared before his assistant, May Pang, could grab a camera. What an epic selfie that would have been.

Lennon later sketched what he saw and was reportedly told later that other people had seen it, too.

Russell Crowe

In 2013, the Oscar winner posted a video to YouTube that showed, per his claim, a UFO flying over a botanical garden in Sydney, Australia.

You decide.

Muhammad Ali

The legendary boxer once described an encounter in New York’s Central Park when he saw a bright light over his head and tried to follow it. His trainer Angelo Dundee reportedly saw it, too, as did other people who reported the same light in the sky that night.

Olivia Newton-John

The “Grease” star, who grew up in Cambridge, England, has described seeing a silver object flying across the sky at “amazing speeds” when she was 15.

“I have seen one when I was very young. It was unidentified and it was flying,” she told England’s The Sun in 2009.

“In England most people now think UFOs are possible. Twenty years ago, how many people would have thought that?”

Robbie Williams

In 2006, the British pop singer took a break from performing to explore UFOs and extraterrestrial life, heading into the Nevada desert with journalist Jon Ronson.

Williams is a believer who has seen UFOs on three separate occasions, including as a child in England and once in Beverly Hills. (No word on whether that last sighting was near Victoria Beckham’s house.)

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