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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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