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Cleveland Browns quarterback, wife report a possible UFO sighting in Austin

Bright light believed to be a UFO. (File photo)

Austin is already weird, but it may be attracting even weirder visitors.

Cleveland Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield and his wife, Emily, said aliens made their presence known in the Austin metro. Mayfield, an Austin native, reported Wednesday that he was "almost 100%" certain the two spotted a UFO near Lake Travis that evening.


Mayfield said in a Tweet that he and Emily saw a "bright ball of light" come straight down from the sky on their way home from dinner.

Emily also tweeted after the incident, saying she's normally a UFO skeptic but was "thrown off" from what she saw.

The two posts combined for over 30,000 likes. Most fans responded with NFL memes, but a few others said they had seen the strange "ball of light" too. One user, Ohio reporter Mike Polk Jr., said the UFO had a strange message to give him: Baker needs to extend his contract with the Cleveland Browns.

The two Mayfields' strange encounter is hardly the first UFO sighting in Austin. Just last week, texasufosightings.com reported on a Nov. 30 sighting in the city that was caught on video and posted to Youtube.

On Jan. 13, a Round Rock resident reported to the National UFO Reporting Center, a national database that records possible UFO sightings, that they saw two crafts, glowing orange and red, near their apartment complex "almost daily." Thirty-seven sightings were reported in the Austin metro in 2020, with a strange cluster of four occurrences reported over a three-day span from Oct. 1-3.

Mayfield may have had the most recent "Close encounter of the Third Kind," but he's definitely not the only one to have had otherworldly sightings in the city whose slogan is "Keep Austin Weird."

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Tito's releases (not so?) ugly sweater line for the holidays, profits to charity

Tito's Handmade Vodka

Show your love for Tito's and for the community this year with a wide selection of not that ugly, uglyish, ugly, uglier, and ugliest holiday sweaters.

There's lots choose from, and plenty of accessories like scarves and socks, plus gear for your dog, too.

All of the items can be purchased online or at the Love, Tito’s Retail Store in Austin, TX. 100% of all net proceeds from online or in-store purchases go to one of the nonprofits we’ve teamed up with.

Click here to see the entire collection in the Tito's store.

Mac and Cheese Fest and Free Art Exhibit
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🗓 All weekend

🎨 Creek Show Art Exhibit

Check out this highly anticipated art exhibition with illuminated art along Waller Creek. Tickets are free and the event includes food vendors, dazzling lights, live music, and hands-on activities

All weekend 6 p.m - 10 p.m | 📍Waterloo Park

✨ Mozart's Light Show

This iconic holiday tradition lights up for the first time this holiday season starting this weekend! Reserve your spot for an enchanting light and sound performance, delicious hot cocoa, sweet treats, and some overall fun with your friends or family. The show runs till January 6th.

6 p.m and 9 p.m | 📍Mozart's Coffee Roasters - 3825 Lake Austin Blvd, Austin, TX 78703

🗓 Saturday

🥊 Kickboxing in the Park

This fitness event is free and open to the public. Get your morning started right with a "Fitness in the park" class for kickboxing! The class will be led by certified instructors and is a great way to get a cardio workout in while also honing your self-defense skills.

10 a.m - 11 a.m | 📍 Metz Park

🛍 The Front Market

Support local LBGTQ+ and female artists at this outdoor market with over 150 vendors. Get your holiday shopping out of the way at this event, with vendors for food trucks, handmade goods, raffles, hands on workshops and activities, and more.

11 a.m - 5 p.m | 📍Ani's Day and Night - 7107 E Riverside Drive, Austin, TX 78741

🗓 Sunday

🧀 Mac and Cheese Fest

Did someone say cheese?! If you're like me and always willing to get your hands on a bowl of mac and cheese, then this event is for you. Check out the Mac and Cheese festival happening this weekend to decide which vendor has. the best mac and cheese for yourself, and enjoy the bar with creative cocktails while you're at it. Tickets start at $45.

11 a.m - 3 p.m | 📍Lantana Place - 7415 Southwest Parkway