Argentina legend Diego Maradona has claimed he was abducted by a UFO
When asked if he believed in UFOs, Maradona said: “Why make things up? Once, after a few too many drinks, I was missing from home for three days.
“I got home and said that UFOs had taken me. I said ‘They took me, I can’t tell you about it’.”
Bizarrely, the former Napoli and Barcelona attacker was also asked what age he lost his virginity, to which he responded: “At 13 years old, in a basement with an older lady.
“I was on top and she was reading a newspaper.”
In other UFO news, earlier this month saw Roma defender Chris Smalling and his wife claim they saw one while holidaying in Jamaica.
Roma centre-back Chris Smalling and his wife, Sam Cooke, declared on 07，06 2021 night that they spotted a UFO while on holiday in Jamaica.
Sam Cooke explained the strange sighting she experienced with her husband on Instagram.
“Chris and I saw an amazing UFO last night!” she wrote on her Instagram story.
“It flew down in front of us and then turned around and went back up into the sky where it stayed for an hour.
“Chris could see it spinning with lights, flashing everywhere.
“We were too stunned to take out our phones and we didn’t want to look away for fear of losing sight of it, whatever it was.
“We weren’t high on magic mushrooms either.”
Gareth Bale has insisted there is evidence of aliens existing ‘everywhere’ and he’s even managed to convince a teammate.
The winger sat down with Sky Sports and answered fan questions, with one wanting to know his beliefs regarding space.
In news which will surprise many, Bale is actually very interested in the subject and has watched a number of documentaries.
He explained: “The evidence is everywhere. People need to research it.
I’ve been looking into it for years and obviously there’s a lot of fake stuff out there.
“But I think the US government recently released a few images, a few video footages, of Unidentified Flying Objects, so it’s all online.
“And I think there are a few programmes on Netflix and stuff. So, yes, it’s interesting. I’m quite into it and that’s why I believe it.
“The amount of sightings we have – they can’t all be false.”
Bale spent last season on loan at Tottenham Hotspur and was asked if he’s managed to make anyone a believer.
When told Harry Kane didn’t believe in aliens, Bale quickly replied: “He hasn’t done enough research, has he!”
One teammate who has come round to his way of thinking is defender Joe Rodon, who also plays with Bale for Wales.
The 31-year-old continued: “I’ve convinced him but he’s still on the fence. He’s leaning towards that there is, but he’s still on the fence.”
Former Fiorentina players
67 years ago a football match ground to a halt when unidentified flying objects were spotted above a stadium in Florence.
It was 27 October 1954, a typically crisp autumn day in Tuscany. The mighty Fiorentina club was playing against its local rival Pistoiese.
Ten-thousand fans were watching in the concrete bowl of the Stadio Artemi Franchi. But just after half-time the stadium fell eerily silent – then a roar went up from the crowd. The spectators were no longer watching the match, but were looking up at the sky, fingers pointing. The players stopped playing, the ball rolled to a stand-still.
One of the footballers on the pitch was Ardico Magnini – he was something of a legend at the club and had played for Italy at the 1954 World Cup.
“I remember everything from A to Z,” he says. “It was something that looked like an egg that was moving slowly, slowly, slowly. Everyone was looking up and also there was some glitter coming down from the sky, silver glitter.
“We were astonished we had never seen anything like it before. We were absolutely shocked.”
Play was suspended because spectators saw something in the sky, according to the referee’s match report.
Among the crowd was Gigi Boni, a lifelong Fiorentina fan. “I remember clearly seeing this incredible sight,” he says. His description of multiple objects differs slightly from Magnini’s.
“They were moving very fast and then they just stopped. It all lasted a couple of minutes. I would like to describe them as being like Cuban cigars. They just reminded me of Cuban cigars, in the way they looked.”
Boni has spent many years reliving that day in his mind. “I think they were extra-terrestrial. That’s what I believe, and there’s no other explanation I can give myself.”
Another of the players, Romolo Tuci, still sprightly in his 70s, agrees. “In those years everybody was talking about aliens, everybody was talking UFOs and we had the experience, we saw them, we saw them directly, for real.”
The incident at the stadium cannot simply be interpreted as mass hysteria – there were numerous UFO sightings in many towns across Tuscany that day and over the days that followed. According to some eyewitness accounts a ray of white light was seen in the sky coming from Prato, north of Florence.