A frowning man wearing some sort of baggy sweater/hood apparel, emerged from a futuristic looking vehicle that seemed to appear out of nowhere, then immediately approached New Orleans Saints QB Archie Manning, offering to pay for his reproductive sterilization vasectomy, sources from 1974 reported.
The man, who witness described as “gruff,” and “kind of villainous,” explained to Manning that he was prepared to not only pay the full cost of Manning’s surgery, but to also throw in an extra $1,000, “just for your troubles.” When Manning balked, the stranger quickly added, “Fine, five thousand dollars. Ten thousand. Whatever it takes to make this happen. Just get your ass in that chair because you’re getting that snip-snip, Manning, you hear me?”
Manning, the fourth year Saints QB who most analysts expect to certainly lead his beleaguered franchise to a Super Bowl victory some day, repeatedly declined the man’s offer, explaining that he and his wife Olivia, already parents to one year old Cooper, were hoping to have more children at some point.
“Yeah, he was really insistent that I get that, you know, procedure,” Manning said to reporters. “I told him that we still had a lot of love to give in our family, and we wanted to have another baby or two. Boys, hopefully. That just seemed to make him madder, for some reason.”
While Manning’s interaction with the hooded stranger was certainly odd, it apparently was not unique. Leland and Shelly Welker of Oklahoma City, OK, reported that a man fitting the same description also visited them, asking them to, “please, please, if and when you ever have a son, just promise me you’ll work with him on his hands. His HANDS. Just… promise me you’ll teach him how important it is to not… drop… anything!” before getting back into his strange vehicle and speeding off at precisely 88 mph.