Jan. thru Dec., 2001 UFO Reports


Jan., 2001 Reports (Last Update= 4/5/06)
Feb., 2001 Reports (Last Update=4/5/06)
March, 2001 Reports (Last Update=4/5/06)
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Dec., 2001 Reports (Last Update=4/5/06)

Jan., 2001 Reports

Occurred : 1/5/2001 18:50 (Entered as : 01/05/01 18:50)
 Reported : 1/29/2001 18:04
 Posted : 2/18/2001
 Location : Cotton, MN
 Shape : Unknown
 A stationary red light accerated incredibly fast and changed to orange color and 
traveled away at a high rate of speed

 My wife and I were driving North on U.S.Highway 53 about one mile from Cotton,
MN, when we noticed an unfamiliar stationary red light near a radio communications 
tower which is about one quarter mile from the highway. We slowed down and then 
stopped along side the highway about one half mile after initally spotting the light to 
get a better look. The light was a steady red color like the top light on the 
communications tower except there were fainter secondary lights. The unknown 
light was somewhat further from the highway and appeared to be about twice as big. 
Upon stopping and watching for a few seconds the object accelerated incredibly fast 
to the South at very high rate of speed changing from a steady red to a blinking 
orange light with dimmer secondary lights of red and white. The object traveled a 
distance of two or three miles in a matter of a few seconds and shortly after 
disappeared from sight.

*****

Occurred : 1/5/2001 22:00 (Entered as : 1/5/01 22.00)
 Reported : 1/9/2001 21:52
 Posted : 2/18/2001
 Location : St. Paul, MN
 Shape : Light
 small airplane like, light, all of a sudden turn hugh and then speed off like a shooting star.

 It appeared to be an airplane.It looked like a star/ airplane lights- just the main ones, 
not the collored lights. I saw it in the sky to my left going east on hwy110. It got really 
bright as if it was coming my direction. All of a sudden it "blew up" to approximately
10-20 times the size. A second later it speed off to the right (going south) really fast.
It was really high in the sky, I think. It at first looked like a comet, but I would have heard 
of it, they don't come that close to earth, and when it speed of it apeared to be a shooting 
star. I think it had a greenish tint to it when it moved, not when it "exploded" though. 
It all happened sort of fast, but I can not explain it. I have saw another ufo a year or so 
ago, but I did not report it. But I would really like to know if any one else saw it/ what it is.

*****

Occurred : 1/8/2001 21:00 (Entered as : 01/08/01 2100)
 Reported : 1/12/2001 04:06
 Posted : 2/18/2001
 Location : Crookston, MN
 Shape : Other
 At approx 2100 hrs. local I was southbound on US Highway 75 approx 8 miles north 
of Crookston, MN. I was heading almost due south. I noticed a shooting star, but this 
was not run of the mill, I drive truck on a 12 hour night shift 1700 - 0500 and see lots of
shooting stars and i usually check for active times (showers) on the internet.The one I 
saw this night was different in all respects...size, brilliance, colors and proximity in the 
sky. I had visual contact for 1.5 seconds or so. It was a brilliant white ball with a blue 
and tuquoise type of halo around the core following back to the tail. The tail was 
impressive. It was a bluish and turquoise color but what was unique, it had two tails 
of smimilar thickness and length. It was at about 50 degrees above my visible horizon 
and pased very quickly from east to west then faded like a regular run of the mill falling 
star. It seemed to be closer to the earth with more of an arc in it's flight trajectory. Size 
about a dime at arms lentgh. What really struck me was it's beauty as it passed. When 
we got to our destination I asked the driver in the lead truck if he had seen it, He got a 
bit enthusiastic about it and remarked on the brillinace and the many colors and stated 
it was kinda pretty wans't it. The reason I decided to post this is i was listening to KOA 
in Denver and callers were calling in reporting an almost identical event this date 
some three days after my sighting. I do not blieve it was a UFO in the extraterrestrial 
sense but a metrorite or deorbiting satellite. I won't forget this one soon.

*****

Sighting Date/Time: 01-20-01  ~6:40 am cst
Sighting Location: About 4-5mi north of Chatfield on US Hwy 52.
Sighting Description: While driving I noticed two lights, one 
red, one green in the sky to the right (east) of the highway, 
above a field. The lights glowed steadily but were not intense. 
I slowed slightly and realized that the lights were not moving 
(or moving very slowly) and that this was not an airplane or 
helicopter. I'm not sure of the elevation of the lights, but 
I would guess 500 to 1000 feet. The red light was south of the 
green light and appeared to be separated by a distance of a 
dime's width held at arm's length. I was listening to the car 
radio but there was no interference. I thought of pulling to 
the side of the road for a better look but there was moderate 
traffic and felt it would be unsafe.
Conditions at the time: Clear, with the southeast sky just 
beginning to get light. The Moon was low in the southern sky. 
Temperature was about 10 degrees F.

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Feb., 2001 Reports

Occurred : 2/10/2001 03:25 (Entered as : 02/10/01 3:25)
 Reported : 2/19/2001 09:50
 Posted : 2/24/2001
 Location : Zimmerman, MN
 Shape : Triangle
 two triangular crafts emitting a blue-silver light that "danced" in the sky before 
zooming eastward.

 I had just been dropped off by a freind after going to perkins after a concert, and i 
was hanging out outside because the moon was really bright and pretty. we have 
chairs out by our detatched garage, and they face east. I sat out for a few minutes, 
but decided to go in because of the cold MN temperatures. On my way back into the 
house, i noticed a brightness coming from behind me. I thought it may have been 
my neighbor's motion-activated floodlights, but when i turned around, the lights were 
off. The neighbor to the east's horses were also riled up. i coudl hear them running 
around and making noise. When i brought my eyes to the sky, i saw two triangular 
shaped glowing objects. there was definately light coming from them, but not from 
any specific source. It was more as if the craft itself emitted the glow. They zoomed 
southward across the sky, encircling each other, then zoomed away further into
 the east. They were not so much a color as they were a light. But if there is any 
color they'd be, i'd say a silver, blueish color. i can't say for sure how big they were, 
seeing as they were far away. Definately bigger than any car or bus, though, i'd say. 
And maybe it was because i was so fixated on them, but for some reason, when i 
saw them, the cold air seemed to dissappear.

*****

Occurred : 2/25/2001 01:16 (Entered as : 2-25-01 1:16 am)
 Reported : 2/25/2001 00:20
 Posted : 3/6/2001
 Location : Plymouth, MN
 Shape : 
 One beam of light that was bright white, covered the whole sky as far as the eye 
could see, followed by another bright white flash

 We did not see an actual craft. However, we saw a brief flash of bright white light that 
covered the ENTIRE sky. It covered as far as the eye could see. Right after this, we 
saw another bright white flash of light, with a blue streak in the middle of that. There were
 just two flashes of light and we know it was not lightning because there was no sound 
whatsoever after the flashes of light. The night that this was witnessed on was 2-25-01 
in Plymouth, Minnesota. It happened at about 1 am. The weather was bad, with lots\
of snow coming down hard, and about 25 degrees.

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March, 2001 Reports

MN MUFON Field Investigator Videotapes UFO in Laughlin, NV
by Casey Holt, MN MUFON FI (Caholt@juno.com)

The UFO sighting occured on March 5th, 2001 about 2:20PM 
while at the UFO Congress in Laughlin, NV.  There were 
actually two objects seen but I primarily aimed my camera 
at the bright white one since I found it easier to see than 
the other one that was flashing.  They appeared kind of 
small in view but were still interesting and exciting.  

The original tape was recorded on a HI 8 Canon video camera 
model ES 2500.  This model has a 22 X optical zoom but no 
digital zoom and an optical image stabilizer to help reduce 
camera shake effects.  The normal shutter speed is 1/60 sec 
which I used when first recoding the object before switching 
to sport mode which is a faster shutter speed perhaps 1/500 
sec.   The sequence of events is more or less as follows:

4:33 (recording time)	Daniel points up after first seeing 
			the object(s).
4:33 to 7:33		Trying to find the object(s) in the 
			video camera which was probably out 
			of focus somewhat when I pushed focus 
			lock.
7:33			I focused the camera on the building 
			again and pushed focus lock to keep 
			distant objects in focus for the rest 
			of the sighting time.
7:40 to 8:27		The bright white object is in view and 
			I am sitting on the edge of the pool 
			while filming so it was not real steady.
7:53			It looks like the 2nd flashing object 
			is visible for about 10 frames seen 
			coming from the top left side to the 
			bottom side after the 1st object goes 
			below the cameras view. The 2nd object 
			appears to be dimmer in between two 
			bighter areas and it appears stretched 
			out from motion blurring from the camera 
			motion.
8:38 to 9:48		I am filming object while laying on my 
			back on the cement next to the pool to 
			get more steady but my feet were still 
			in the pool.
8:50			I switched the camera to sport mode to 
			get a better image of the object using 
			a faster shutter speed probably about 
			1/500 sec. I was also using the highest 
			zoom setting of 22x by this time.
9:48 to 13:20		I am trying to get the objects in view 
			again unsuccessfully. Daniel and Michael 
			are still seeing the objects.
13:20 to 14:40		I gave the camera to Daniel who tries 
			to film objects but he can't get them to 
			show up in the camera.
14:40 to 16:10		Daniel gave me the camera back and I 
			tried to see the objects again with my 
			glasses on and in the camera but I didn't 
			notice it.
16:10 to 17:35		I am filming planes birds and other parts 
			of the sky.
17:35 to 26:00		I am filming Michael and Daniel who 
			describe the sighting in more detail.
26:00 to 26:40		I film the rising moon at max zoom to 
			compare the size of the moon with the size 
			of the object. On my TV the object was 
			about 1/4 in while the moon was 4 inches 
			meaning the object appeared about 1/16 as 
			wide as the moon.
26:40 to 27:20		Video shows the sky again.
27:20 to 28:15		Video shows the area on the way back 
			towards the hotel.
28:15 to 32:05		Video is from later that night showing 
			Laughlin casinos etc.  

Hopefully this will give you an idea of the events around the 
sighting time and the sighting itself.  I also measured the 
distance to the building if that would be helpful I could find 
that the building is also 25 stories tall.  To me it seems the 
objects would have to be fairly small unless they were quite 
high.  My impression was that they were unusual and not like 
anything I would recognize.  I estimate the size was maybe 
between 6 inches if at 1000 feet up to 11 feet if at 20,000 
feet up or 22 feet if at 40,000 feet and so on.  This is based 
on being compared to the size of the moon in my video camera 
at full zoom.  The objects appeared about 1/16 as wide as the 
moon.  The bright white glow and steady very slow movement 
gave me the feeling of some intelligent control.  I remember 
seeing the other object briefly at first and that it was 
flashing before trying to get the camera focused on it.  The 
camera was probably a little too much out of focus to see the 
objects at first.

Video analysis report:
Date: Mon, 9 Apr 2001 00:54:45 -0400
Subject: From Chris Miller - Casey Holts Footage Analysis

Casey and Willi, and everyone in Our Skywatchers Group!!
I decided to go ahead and send this letter to all of you... Since we 
all have something in common. 
 
First, I was actually able to do some really good enhancements on 
Casey's footage, with just a little bit there to work with. The good 
thing was the footage that you caught, is actually very good resolution, 
and it was in Focus. (Yes, I know this problem very well, you were 
having, while trying to find the Object in your Viewfinder... Believe 
me, I have missed Many other chances on getting more footage, if it 
wasn't for the fact that these Objects are used to traveling at super 
High Altitude, where if you take your eyes off the Object, you might 
not see it again... A needle in a hay stack... I just wish you had a 
better zoom lens on your camcorder at the time, haha...
 
I just spent the past 5 hrs going through your footage, with a fine 
tooth comb... AND, I actually was able to get some great stills, and 
super, super close ups of this one object at least... (You actually 
have many different things going on within the footage also) in 
certain areas, you can see other smaller objects wizzing by at high 
speed. You cannot see this on an internet video file though... It 
will be on the Video tape I will send you of your footage enhancments.


 
This is the Best image of the Object I could pull out. There is alot 
of distortion within the entire sighting, because of the distance of 
course. My Zooming enhancements are bringing out some kind of a 
roundish shaped object. 


I'm also attaching a Video file with this letter also. And, I will be sending a few more for you to see, One email after the other... Hope your server can handle this, haha... Let me know if you have any trouble opening the video clips. These are all Just mpg1 clips. All Windows operating systems can open this file. Click here for MPG video of UFO Great footage Casey. At first, I was very disappointed in the zooms you tried to get on the Object, but After I worked with it, I found the same Object as we are all getting on video. I think we should inform Sightings about both of your sightings together. Maybe having two new sightings come up, this will help give all of our sightings / footage, more public attention. Talk to you later. Let me know your thoughts on what I have done so far. I think you will be very plased to see these images, haha... Great job Casey - next time though, try to use your shutter control on your camcorder, to darken the footage. This way you can see through the viewfinder alot easier, thus, being able to be more stable. The weird thing about all of us is this - once you get your first sighting caught on video, there will certainly be more to come. Talk soon, Chris *** Occurred : 3/5/2001 21:30 (Entered as : 03/05/01 9:30 pm) Reported: 12/30/2001 10:16:15 AM 10:16 Posted: 3/21/2003 Location: Duluth, MN Shape: Triangle Duration:5 min Aurora type of craft seen This is a bit late in reporting, but two men told me about a siting, that I am relaying to you. March 5, 2001, Duluth, Minnesota. 9:30 to 10 p.m. A large triangular craft, reported to be about 4 times the size of a stealth jet was seen while two men were driving north on Hwy. 53, thru the northern suburb of Hermantown, Minn., next to Duluth. It was dark, but the color seemed to be a greyish, silvery color with a light on each corner and one in the center. The two men were traveling in a car, watching it. It had crossed the highway from the leftside, moving to the right. It was moving very slowly, almost hanging over the highway for a while. One of the men thought that it should be moving faster and be out of site when compared to commercial planes. It was fairly low in the sky, a little higher than treetop level, he thought about a block high. They pulled the car over to the side and stopped to listen. There was no sound coming from it. It continued drifting slowly until it went past a bunch of trees and then it suddenly either took off extremely fast or just disappeared. It was angling in the direction of the Duluth Air Force Base which has been officially closed for quite some time. (Although there is some activity, I think Air National Guard stuff happening there. There have been some fighter jet activity around there, since the Sept. ll attack.) The craft was triangluar shaped, except in the back it wasn't a straight line , like a true trianglar, but was indented some. *** Occurred : 3/15/2001 06:38 (Entered as : 03/15/01 06:38) Reported: 3/15/2001 07:26 Posted: 3/21/2003 Location: Minneapolis, MN Shape: Changing Duration:2-3 minutes Dark object seen in early morning sky , vanishes. I was driving about 30 mph on a parkway on the very western edge of north Minneapolis. I was driving south, the moon was still visible at about 45 degrees above the horizon to the southwest and the sun had not yet come above the horizon but it was light out. A few degrees below the moon I saw a cigar shape, nearly black in color, with no lights. It seemed to be moving towards the west, it was hard to judge because I was in a moving car. As I drove I lost sight of it several times because of curves in the road, trees, and having to look at the road. In the first instance of regaining sight of it, it seemed to have a more triangular shape but still no lights. It was moving very slowly, if at all, and seemed very high in the sky. As I passed a tree it vanished. I stopped for a minute or so, to try to find it again, I did not see it anywhere in the sky. It had acctually vanished in a split second. There were no planes or helicopters that I could see, either. *** Occurred : 3/26/2001 04:40 (Entered as : 03/26/01 0440) Reported : 4/5/2001 23:47 Posted : 4/28/2001 Location : Minneapolis, MN Shape : Light ((NUFORC Note: All technical information that could be used to identify the airline, the flight #, and ultimately the crew members has been deleted from the report. PD)) We were at FL330/33,000ft ((deleted)) bound ((deleted))-Chicago 3/26/01 @ 0440 Central Time. The sky was still black when we saw a white light, brighter than an aircraft and about as bright as some of the night stars moving very fast from west to east. It moved in a horizontal line and did not appear to be a meteor etc., which I have seen bounce across the atmosphere as it moved across the horiz. It moved much faster than we were going (575 kts) and was much higher than an aircraft could fly. I was only visual on it for about 1 min. at the most and the Co-Pilot said he saw it a bit before I noticed it. What brought my attention to it was another airline pilot pointing it out to the Air Traffic control center and asking if they had any high altitude fast movers? They said NO. I called and told the other airline pilot and center that we aslo had the object in sight. That is it. Addenda to original report: ((NUFORC Note: Our request for more information.)) ((BEGIN MESSAGE #1) Dear Capt. ((deleted)), Thank you very much for the excellent report! Reports from commercial airliner crews are more precious to us than 3 oz. gold nuggets lying in a stream bed... What FAA facility was handling your flight at the time of the sighting, please? I would like to request the audio from the FAA through a Freedom of Information request, and it helps to be able to direct it to the appropriate Center. I suspect it may have been Minneapolis Center, but confirmation of that would be helpful. Also, can you share what your call sign was at the time? That helps the FAA do the search, and go right to the radio communication with certainty that they have the right audio cuts. We will not release the name of your company, of course, in our written material. However, if we ever play the tape in a public forum, since it is public record, we leave the call signs in the recording, unless requested to delete them. Thank you again for sharing the information with our Center! Cordially, Peter Davenport ((END MESSAGE #1)) ((NUFORC Note: Captain's responses.)) Director UFO Center Thx for the reply to the suspected ufo sighting on 3/26/01. I will provide the call sign but do REQUEST ITS DELETION IN ANY RECORDINGS PLAYED once aquired from FAA. THX. We were in ((deleted)) Center Airspace and we were ((deleted))--ORD @ FL330 (I believe), ((company name deleted)) Flt# ((flt. # deleted. Glad to provide the info as long as it is used appropriately. Sincerely, Capt. ((name deleted)) ((END MESSAGE #2)) ((BEGIN MESSAGE #3)) Dear Capt.((deleted)), Thank you for the message. Unfortunately, since the FAA recycles their audio tapes every 15 days, I suspect the data are now gone. I will check, however. I have ridden that flight ((deleted))...on many occasions. ((Sentence deleted)) Thanks for your response. Please share with fellow crew members that NUFORC exists. We cannot secure the data if we don't know about it. Thank you! Cordially, Peter Davenport ((END MESSAGE #3)) ((BEGIN MESSAGE #4)) Hi Pete, Sorry I'm late with the info, but there was not much said. The ((airline)) guys mentioned the white lite, fast moving west to east and asked center. They replied that they had no higher altitude traffic very fast moving. ((airline deleted)) did not say anything else and we just replied that we too did see the same object. End of conversation--sorry. I'll definitely pass on your Web so other pilots can forward any data also. Capt. ((name and airline deleted)) ((END MESSAGE #4)) ((END ADDENDA)) *** Occurred : 3/28/2001 01:35 (Entered as : 03-28-01 01:35) Reported : 4/15/2001 06:15 Posted : 8/5/2001 Location : Mahnomen, MN Shape : Oval 150- 200 feet away from object !! i'm writting this event for my friend as he told it word for word!! my friend is a long haul truck driver who lives in canada and was trucking through minnesota on the night the event took place. ((name deleted)) was trucking along hwy 59 south in minnesota near the town of mohomen? he was not sure how to spell the name of the town,( mohomen). it was about 01:35 to 01:45 when he observed a streak of light going across the ground then up into the tree line.(looked like it was going to crash into the trees.) then it hovered over the trees about 150 -200 feet away. the object appeared to be observing him, ((name deleted)) rolled down his window of his rig (truck) and stuck his head out, he was watching it and there was no noise whatsoever.he was amazed of what he was seeing. he looked directly at it when it just suddenly shot straight up into the sky.he was still watching it when it just dissapeard instantly like turning off a light switch. the entire ordeal took about a minute to a minute and a half. He discribed the object as follows........ a black smooth surface object about 35-50 feet in diameter, in the centre of the object it looked like there was 4 to 6 feet of glass and it was light up with a pulsating gold light.the very top of the object was a red light on a pole, the light was 3 to 4 feet wide on the top of the pole.on the very bottom of the object it was chrome in colour. I have been best friends with this man that has wittnessed this sighting and i personally believe his story. he is a man in his late 50's and does not drink or take drugs. ((NUFORC Note: Mahnomen, MN, is located in the White Earth Indian Reservation, in Mahnomen County, midway between Grand Forks, ND, Fargo, ND, and Bemidji, MN. I have visited Mahnomen on several occasions, and I know the airport that the report alludes to. PD)) ((NUFORC Note #2: We have spoken with the witness, and we found his description of his sighting to be quite interesting. The witness sounds to be credible, and he seems quite serious in his description of the alleged events He reported the alleged sighting to a law enforcement organization approximately two weeks after the event, and he photographed the site. We have spoken to the deputy sheriff, who confirms his conversation with the witness. PD)) ((ADDENDUM--TEXT OF WITNESS REPORT MAILED TO NUFORC)) "The night of March 28, 2001, at about 0ne forty five in the morning, I was southbound on hwy. 59, south of Mahnomen, MN, and I observed a flying saucer come off the ground and into the air. I couldn't believe what I was watching. It took about one, or one and a half minutes to take off. It took off like turning a lite off and on. The other amazing thing about this is I returned to this same area on April 10, 2001, about 13 days later. I reported this encounter with the local sheriff's department. I got permission from him to go out and take some photographs. I took about 12 to 14 snap shots of the area. I was annoyed when none of the pictures turned out. Today is of great concern about the area, as I think the area should be checked by professional people to make sure (the) area is safe, as this is a large farm area. I wrote this on April 24, 2001, at 1500 hrs., and I still have concerns about the area. Yours Truly Mr. (name deleted)) P. S.--I don't have a problem taking a lie detector test about this. I'm sending these copies, as this is my own handwriting." ((NUFORC Note: Witness includes several hand-drawn illustrations, showing the outline shape of the object. PD)) ***



April, 2001 Reports

Occurred : 09:37 (Entered as : 4/1/2001 9:37)
Reported: 4/6/2001 13:57
Posted: 4/28/2001
Location: Pelican Rapids, MN
Shape: Other
Duration:less than 3 seconds
i looked up for no apparent reason, and i saw a flash in the sky, it made no sound, 
it was a bluish color, like a flash of a camera. i have been unable to sleep for the last 
5 days. please contact by email very scared.
((NUFORC Note: We will check to see whether the witness may have seen the 
dramatic flash that can be caused by an Iridium satellite.  
has that information. PD))

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Occurred : 4/1/2001 21:00 (Entered as : 4/3/01 21:00)
Reported: 4/16/2001 15:40
Posted: 12/5/2001
Location: Stillwater, MN
Shape: Triangle
Duration:3-5 minutes
About two weeks ago my wife and I (living in Stillwater, MN) were driving to our new 
apartment. In fact it was the first night we were to stay here. Anyway, driving east I 
look out the passenger side window right beside me while my wife was driving and 
looking forward. I glanced up slightly and saw a huge bright light flying only a 
kilometer or so over the tree line. At first I thought it was a plane with its landing 
lights on but there is no airport near by. At closer investigation I saw that the 
brightest of the lights was in front of the craft and there were two more at the rear 
making a triangle shape. There was a blinking light directly at the bottom. While it 
was still a good distance from us I noticed a small light of some sort fall from 
underneath this thing. As it came closer I thought about pointing it out to my wife. 
Just as I thought of telling her I heard her ask "What is that?" We slowed down 
and looked at it for several seconds as it lowered and finally became less illuminated. 
I could see clearly the side of the craft. It had what looked like windows wrapped 
around what I call the hull. Just when most of it was visible it lit up again very quickly 
and disappeared with a bright flash of light. No sooner than we saw this my wife 
started to almost scream when we saw two more directly in front of us. They all 
looked identical to the first one. Again I saw a light (almost looked like a meteorite) 
fall from the bottom of one of the other crafts. One all of a sudden appeared and 
went straight down in the east. We were speechless. We finally talked about it when 
we got to the apartment building only a mile from where we witnessed all of this. To 
say the least this was the weirdest thing either of us have ever experienced.
((NUFORC Note: Witness indicates a date of 03AP01, but subsequent investigation 
report suggests a date of 01AP01. We have amended the date here, until we receive 
confirmation. Please see report for same date by Minnesota MUFON. PD))

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Occurred : 4/3/2001 11:53 (Entered as : 4-3-01 11:53)
 Reported : 4/3/2001 09:58
 Posted : 4/28/2001
 Location : Isanti, MN
 Shape : Teardrop
 we were just walking along the highway whean we saw 11 tear drop shapes hovering 
above us it had a lot of light on the sides of them the light was a redish color.
 ((NUFORC Note: Because of the time of the report, we presume that the witness 
implies a morning sighting. PD))

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Occurred : 4/3/2001 21:00 (Entered as : 4/3/01 21:00)
 Reported : 4/16/2001 15:40
 Posted : 4/28/2001
 Location : Stillwater, MN
 Shape : Triangle
 About two weeks ago my wife and I (living in Stillwater, MN) were driving to our new 
apartment. In fact it was the first night we were to stay here. Anyway, driving east I 
look out the passenger side window right beside me while my wife was driving and 
looking forward. I glanced up slightly and saw a huge bright light flying only a kilometer 
or so over the tree line. At first I thought it was a plane with its landing lights on but 
there is no airport near by. At closer investigation I saw that the brightest of the lights 
was in front of the craft and there were two more at the rear making a triangle shape. 
There was a blinking light directly at the bottom. While it was still a good distance 
from us I noticed a small light of some sort fall from underneath this thing. As it came 
closer I thought about pointing it out to my wife. Just as I thought of telling her I heard 
her ask "What is that?" We slowed down and looked at it for several seconds as it 
lowered and finally became less illuminated. I could see clearly the side of the craft. 
It had what looked like windows wrapped around what I call the hull. Just when most 
of it was visible it lit up again very quickly and disappeared with a bright flash of light. 
No sooner than we saw this my wife started to almost scream when we saw two more 
directly in front of us. They all looked identical to the first one. Again I saw a light 
(almost looked like a meteorite) fall from the bottom of one of the other crafts. One 
all of a sudden appeared and went straight down in the east. We were speechless. 
We finally talked about it when we got to the apartment building only a mile from 
where we witnessed all of this. To say the least this was the weirdest thing either
 of us have ever experienced.

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Occurred : 4/4/2001 16:00 (Entered as : 4-4-01 1600)
 Reported : 4/4/2001 22:03
 Posted : 4/28/2001
 Location : Eden Prairie, MN
 Shape : Circle
 2 red illuminated objects "zig zagging" in the day lit sky over a heavily populated 
area, 3 minute sighting.
 Im ((age deleted)) years old, a college graduate and ((public employee)), my husband 
is a ((public servant)) and we live in Eden Prairie Minnesota. Today I was standing on 
my deck talking long distance to my mother in Canada and observed 2 red craft,
 circular in shape. They were, the best thing I can describe is dancing, like playing 
with each other. Impossible for any type of aircraft I have ever seen performing these 
manuevers. I watched them for approximately 3 minutes until they were out of my sight. 
I observed them against the blue partly cloudy sky in broad daylight and am in a heavily 
populated area, I would be sure that you must get other reports on this and would 
appreciate confirmation. Thank you

***

Occurred : 4/25/2001 21:35 (Entered as : 04/25/01 21:35)
Reported: 4/25/2001 19:58
Posted: 4/28/2001
Location: Roseau, MN
Shape: Light
Duration:1 minute
It looked like dissapearing satellites.
I was on the deck letting my dog out for one last time this evening. To the south 
east at the point of a bright star, there was one very bright object moving south to 
north. I thought it was a satellite, but it disappeared after a 5 inch movement 
across the sky and on a clear evening. A few seconds later the same or another 
burst came on the same path and disapeared.
((NUFORC Note: The description is not inconsistent, we observe, with a tumbling 
satellite, or rocket booster, but it should have continued to be visible as it moved 
to the north, I.e. "toward" the sun, which would have been shining over the north-
northwest horizon at this time of night. PD))

***

Occurred : 4/29/2001 22:20 (Entered as : 04/29/01 22:20)
Reported: 4/29/2001 20:59
Posted: 8/5/2001
Location: Moorhead, MN
Shape: Light
Duration:5 Minutes
Two lights to become three, a rescue mission?

We first saw two red lights moving from northwest to southeast at varying 
speeds. The lights seemed to be racing eachother, but in a hurry to get to a 
destination. We watched them move quickly then pause then quickly again 
and then they disappeared. Approximately 5 minutes later, we saw three lights 
holding formation of a triangle, but clearly they were three seperate lights 
moving with the same speed and manuverability as the two we saw beforehand. 
We aren't sure that there were only three, but they seemed to be the same so 
we assume there was one light (vessel) the other two needed to get...PURELY 
SPECULATION... but that is what we saw...

***

MILLE LACS LAKE, MN
April 30 2001
SEE FILER'S FILES
http:/ufoinfo.com/filer/2001/ff_0128.shtml

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May, 2001 Reports

MINNESOTA ORANGE BALLS OF LIGHT 

MUFON State Director William McNeff reports they are 
investigating strange orange balls of light seen on April 
30 and May 4, 2001, at around 11:30 PM.  The weather was 
clear.  No ceiling, visibility 10+ miles and very little 
wind, and there were no thunderstorms or any storms during 
that day.  This definitely was not balling lighting.  I've 
been meaning to fly around that area during the day to see 
if there is a good explanation for this.  It is amazing 
to see the same descriptions of color.  I'll let you know 
if I find anything on the flight: Orange Ball of Light seen 
near Mille Lacs Lake about April 30, 2001.  A friend of 
mine had a close encounter, coming within perhaps 100 feet, 
with a UFO in southern Minnesota in 1979.  He writes, "Hi 
Bill -- "I had another interesting event flying [a light 
plane] from Thief River Falls to Minneapolis about two 
months ago.  It was about 11:30 at night.  I was at 7500 
feet MEL and there was a bright orange object about my 2:00 
position near Mille Lacs Lake.  It was higher than the 
ground because it was lighting the area below the light.  
It was a larger and brighter light than any of the 
surrounding lights -- but it was still quite a bit lower 
than I was.  I was watching it for a few minutes (it was 
stationary) and then the controller called and I had to 
change frequencies and next thing I knew the light was 
gone.  A while later I was near the lake and now at my 
3 o'clock position was the light again.  I was about ready 
to call the controller and ask if they had any traffic 
lower and at my 3:00 and about then the light went out."  

Editor's Note:  The orange plasma glow around the craft 
are frequently reported.  White lights at a distance will 
often appear yellow or orange. 
Filer's Files #28, 2000, MUFON Skywatch Invest. 
George A. Filer, majorstar@aol.com.

***

MINNESOTA UFO SIGHTING

AFTON -- John Osborn writes, "I was on the back deck with 
a friend at 7:50 PM on May 18, 2001.  The contrast of the 
green leaves against the blue sky was quite beautiful."  
I noticed an unusually bright star that was visible even 
though the sun was still up.  The light wasn't moving and 
I was able to point it out to my friend.  Observing with 
the binoculars the light was too large to be a star.  I 
got my telescope and looked at the light almost directly 
overhead and saw a round blue white object.  It was whiter 
around the edge and darker in the middle, giving the 
impression of a translucent soap bubble.  It did not appear 
to move, but suddenly it flew very quickly out of the 
scopes field of view.  It was not a satellite because they 
move too fast, nor a plane because those move and they're 
not round.  It wasn't a star or a balloon because it was 
stationary for too long and later moved too fast.  

In the summer of 1964, I saw my first UFO when I was seven.  
I'm now 44 years old.  The sun was low with no clouds, but 
it was still daylight.  My four friends were playing when I 
looked up and saw a round object.  It was stationary and 
not rotating.  It was bluish-white, the same color as the 
moon and almost as bright.  I could clearly see dark ring-
shaped markings on its whiter background.  There was a large 
ring in the center and five smaller rings spaced evenly 
around, but not touching, the center ring.  I could see 
this object *absolutely clearly*.  Its apparent size was 
almost the size of a quarter at arm's length.  It made no 
sound.  I pointed to it and my friends all stopped to look.  
Then someone tagged me and it was gone.  Thanks to Whitley 
Strieber and john@osborntech.com 

*****

May 18, 2001
A man near the intersection of Highway 10 and and Interstate 
35W videotaped a glowing object at about 9:38pm from the 
yard of his home. 

This object was in view for at least 10 minutes and proceeded 
from ESE to WNW, apparently against the surface wind direction.  
Winds aloft not checked yet.  At one point,  a glowing object 
appeared to fall from the main object, then faded out.  This 
appearance and behavior is similar to that of a hoax hot air 
balloon, powered by candles; the candles eventually burn down 
and may fall from the balloon.  However, the object may have 
been too bright to be a drycleaning bag balloon. The video 
shows the object after it had passed, so you are looking at 
the end view and the brightness will overexpose the CCD image 
some, so the rounded effect.  Both witnesses described the 
object when it passed overhead as like a large orange glowing 
brick shape with pulsating streams of orange light flowing 
through the main rectangular section. Like liquid metal was 
the term used.  In the front were two round more whitish areas 
maybe similar to intake tubes.  The orange areas seemed to be 
set against a dark background structure and there was a large 
whitish almost transparent dome top something like a jellyfish.  
They interpreted the size to be as big as a large airplane and 
perhaps 5000 to 10,000 feet high.  About 5 to 8 whitish lights 
came shooting out after it had passed, of which some are seen 
on the video. The time of fall of the glowing part allowed an 
estimate of distance to be made based on the gravitational 
formula.

Using some assumptions, the estimated distance was 1.5 to 3 
miles and 4000 feet up when it was last seen on video going 
behind tree branches and in a W-NW compass direction of 298 
degrees.  More study is being done.

***

MINNEAPOLIS, MN
May 18, 2001
Filer's Files #26
http:/www.filersfiles.com/files/2001/FilersFiles26.htm

***

Occurred : 5/18/2001 23:50 (Entered as : 05/18/01 23:50)
Reported: 6/13/2001 15:58
Posted: 3/21/2003
Location: St. Paul/Minneapolis, MN
Shape: Unknown
Duration:Minutes
Glowing orange UFO sent out sparks from bottom and later split in two and 
disappeared. In sight for several minutes.

Received an e-mail regarding the Minnesota Talk Radio Network. A caller on the 
Bob Davis Show - am 1500, at ten minutes to midnight -- reported seeing an 
orange UFO in the northwest sky on May 18, 2001. It was sending out shooting 
sparks from the bottom of the object. Eventually it split in two and disappeared. 
The caller said that he was sure it was not a meteor. It was in sight for at least long 
enough to stop his car, get his camera, and shoot some footage. The witness has 
it on film and said he would send a copy to Bob Davis. Copy not yet received (6/13/01).

***

Occurred : 5/18/2001 21:34 (Entered as : 05/18/01 2134)
Reported: 12/26/2001 6:22:34 PM 18:22
Posted: 3/21/2003
Location: Mounds View/Blaine, MN
Shape: Rectangle
Duration:8 Minutes
5/18/01 Minnesota sighting of unusual object which ejected at least 3 others 
before splitting in two and disappearing.

My sister and I had just finished watching the Blues/Avalanche NHL playoff 
game on TV (which ended abruptly in overtime) and as I was frustrated that 
my team lost, I immediately proceeded to get ready to drive my sister home to 
St. Paul. She went outside ahead of me, while I grabbed a quick glass of water 
for the road. It was about 2134 CST on May 18, 2001.

A few seconds later she yelled for me to hurry and take a look at something 
which was moving slowly almost directly overhead in the sky (which was clear). 
I stepped out of the doorway and looked up. What we saw for the next 6 minutes 
is as follows: A large object almost directly overhead, slightly east of our position, 
which was at a point just west of Interstate 35W and just south of US Highway 
10 in Mounds View, Minnesota, USA. As I have been trained in this area, I 
estimated this object to be at an altitude of somewhere between 8000 to 10000 
feet. The object first appeared as an oddly shaped rectangle though roundish on 
the bottom, with a deep-orange seemingly pulsating or shimmering underbelly, 
similar to a liquid metal appearance, with what appeared to be brighter orange 
highlites (which appeared as possibly tubular openings) in the front end which I 
viewed just prior to it passing overhead, which then hid those frontal features. It 
also appeared to have a halo, or jellyfish type of bubble on the top of the object 
well above the shimmering orange bottom.

It was moving very slowly from the east to the west/northwest, and made no sound, 
and no other lights of any kind were visible, though its general shape seemed to 
ebb as its orange underside was unstable as it was pulsating slowly. As this was 
something that I have never witnessed before, it seemed significant enough for 
me to dash inside to grab my video camera, and I was fortunate enough to tape 
nearly two minutes of this object.

After taping this object for nearly a minute, I was surprised to see that another object 
seemed to be released from the main object and zip away from it fairly quickly, with 
this splitting visible in the frames prior to my nervous jerking of the camera to get a 
better angle as it was moving behind trees. Within seconds, the object released an 
additional two (possibly three) objects which are clearly visible on the tape. These 
objects seemed to fall in a downward motion though they could have been moving 
into the distance. One object is shown to fall off vertically behind trees while it 
suddenly reappears a second later moving horizontally and completely disappearing 
a few seconds later. This also is clearly visible.

During this second release of smaller objects, there was no apparent change in the 
main object's structure, though it seemed with the naked eye to dim slightly after the 
release. About thirty seconds later, the main object then split into two major sections 
and the sped off in opposite trajectories from each other though in a seemingly 
downward motion in relation to the camera's angle, which was pointed upward at 
an approximate 45 degree angle in relation to the ground. The objects then 
disappeared from view behind trees. I have estimated that in relation to the camera's 
angular position, that this object split apart in the vicinity of Coon Rapids, Anoka, or 
Champlin, Minnesota, or in that general region, to the northwest of Mounds View.

There were at least three witnesses from our location: myself, my twenty-year old 
sister, and my forty-nine year old then roommate, who only saw the object briefly. I 
yelled for another individual who had been entering his vehicle a half-block away to 
look, but the person either didn't understand or didn't fully hear me trying to get his 
attention.

My personal credentials include military service in the United States Army as an 
MOS 16T10 (Patriot Missile). As this is an Air Defense position, I was specifically 
trained to spot and identify all known types of aircraft and other flying objects (balloons, 
missiles, drones, military flares, meteorological phenomona, etc.). Despite my 
background, I have no experience with the object I witnessed this particular evening. 
I can personally attest to the facts presented herein, and can faithfully presume that 
it was not an aircraft, nor a "shooting star" (meteorite), nor a military flare, and 
certainly not a weather balloon (the wind was blowing from the west to east at about 
10-15 mph yet the object was moving east to west/northwest -into the wind). 
Additionally, the sun had already set, yet the object was luminescent or emitting its 
own light on the side not facing the sunset. At the same time that this object was 
sighted, I did notice a high-flying commercial jetliner that was flying from west to east 
at an approximate altitude of 36,000 feet, and was visible from its exhaust contrail.

In terms of its possible size, I would judge this object as it first appeared overhead to 
be the size of between a 747-400 and a C-5A military transport aircraft. The object 
certainly was well below the altitude of the high-flying commercial jet which was 
moving in the opposite direction. To describe its size in a simple form, if you basically 
stretched both arms over your head and put two thumbs (and possibly another half 
of one thumb) next to each other, that's the size it appeared at its closest point.

I wanted to share this story with your investigators and the general public because I 
felt that it was significant enough to warrant further investigation to determine what 
the object could possibly have been, and as to whether there were other witnesses 
(which I have noticed that there was another sighting in the St. Paul, Minnesota 
suburb of Hastings about 2 hours previous to mine with a similar description) and if 
there have been other similar sightings with similar object behavioral characteristics.

There has been some local investigation by the Minnesota MUFON network field 
investigator, and he is apparently still putting the finishing touches on his report. I am 
highly interested in knowing if your organization has connections to those who may 
have experience with video tapes, and who would be interested in examining the tape 
to determine the light source evident on it, and possibly enhancing the tape to show 
more detail. Thank you for your efforts regarding this.

In closing, I would also like to share that within a few days of this sighting, I made 
attempts to get local media coverage of this sighting. Copies of the tape were made 
in the studios of KARE 11 (NBC affiliate), WCCO 4 (CBS affiliate), and KSTP 5 
(ABC affiliate). None of the organizations returned any information regarding the 
sighting for a possible story, which I find highly unusual.

I also contacted the local air traffic control center, which is a major regional center 
located in Farmington, Minnesota. They told me to contact the control tower at 
MSP (Minneapolis/St. Paul International). I spoke to a supervisor (whose name I'll 
give if needed) there regarding possible radar tapes from that evening to see if an 
object was sighted, but was told a few days later that nothing unusual was on those 
tapes. I am also interested in what local television weather radar, NWS radar, and 
NOAA weather radar scans show for that specific time period on 18 May 01. 
Thank you once again.

***


June, 2001 Reports

Chisholm, MN UFO
June 23, 2001

Attached is what appears to me to be a definite flying 
disc picture.  It was taken by the 15 year-old son of 
a couple from Chisholm, MN on June 23, 2001 
at about 7:00pm.  It was taken on a digital camera of 
the Pentek manufacture, "Pencam" model.  The family had 
problems with this camera and sent it back to Walmart.  
I have asked them to call Walmart and get the focal 
length. This picture was taken facing roughly west, to 
the best information I can gather.  Note the ring in 
the center of the top of the disc, and the apparent 
bright rim of the object.  It appears that the object 
moved during the exposure time, and the bright reflection 
on the upper right part of the object smeared.  I hope 
that you or someone can perform computer analysis and 
enhancement, including edge enhancement of this photo.  
Please let me know if you need additional data.  Oscar 
LaFuente made several calls to this family.  There seems 
to be high probability that the family are experiencers; 
two kids report seeing glowing 3 foot high figures, and 
the mother and daughter wake up often with scratches and 
puncture wounds.

Chisholm 6-23-01 UFO

Bill McNeff
Minnesota State Director

***

Occurred : 6/29/2001 23:15 (Entered as : 062901 23:15)
 Reported : 6/30/2001 16:31
 Posted : 8/5/2001
 Location : GHEEN, MN
 Shape : Unknown
 I WAS SITTING IN MY YARD AND NOTICED IN THE SOUTHERN SKY AN OBJECT 
THAT APPEARED TO BE A STAR BUT WAS MOVING TO THE NORTH AT A HIGH 
RATE OF SPEED. IT CROSSED THE SKY TOWARDS THE BIG DIPPER (BOTTOM
 STARS) AND CONTINUED ON ITS WAY UNTIL IT WENT BEHIND THE CLOUDS. 
I OBSERVED NO LIGHTS, FLASHING OR OTHERWISE, NOR ANY MOVEMENTS 
UP OR DOWN, HOVERING OR OTHERWISE. AT FIRST I THOUGHT IT WAS A
 FALLING STAR BUT THERE WAS NO CONTACT WITH THE EARTHS ATMOSPHERE, 
NO TAILS AND IT WAS MOVING AT A FAST RATE OF SPEED. FASTER THAN ANY 
STAR I HAVE EVER SEEN, OR COMET. I DON'T KNOW WHAT IT COULD HAVE BEEN.

***


July, 2001 Reports

Occurred : 7/2/2001 03:00 (Entered as : 7/1-2001 3 a,m,)
Reported: 7/2/2001 09:41
Posted: 3/21/2003
Location: Greenfield, MN
Shape: Oval
Duration:long time
early this morning while it was still dark, i woke up and from my window, i saw a
myriad of lights in the northeast. it looked like a huge cluster of stars--at least 200. 
at first, i thought it was a plane headed for the airport, but the cluster didn't move. 
i watched for half an hour and it was still in the same place. there was anoblong 
black bar that separated the lights. there was no defined boundary.
((NUFORC Note: The date of the sighting was July 02, 2001. We have changed the 
date, according to the response below from the witness. PD))
Dear Ms. ((deleted)),
Thank you very much for the report.
Was the sighting Sunday morning, July 01, as you write below, or was it Monday 
morning, July 02, as you imply in your description of the event, please?
Cordially, ((PD))
((RESPONSE))
it was early monday morning which would make the sighting july 2.

***

Occurred : 7/7/2001 23:00 (Entered as : 7/7/01 11:00p.m)
Reported: 8/31/2003 7:49:00 PM 19:49
Posted: 9/4/2003
Location: Poposky, MN
Shape: Unknown
Duration:40 min
me and my girlfriend were traveling north on hwy 89 leaving bemidji mn going to 
redlake mn and the sky was dark you could not see any stars in the sky but we 
did notice a bright flash of light that was mimicing a strobe light in the sky but did 
not see the source of it for another 10 miles it was really bright but we come to 
where you would turn right to poposky {east} and obsurved the source of the flash 
as we drove by {it flashed twice} and we didnt think nothing of it for another 17 
miles north up the road real close to redlake then i had stopped the car ((text 
deleted)) and i looked at the sky and i could still see the big bright flash in the sky 
i told my girl friend she didnt think nothing of it i thaught it could have been a a tower 
light but they were not that darn bright so we turned around went back south on 
hwy 89 17 miles back to the poposky road ware we should have turned left to go 
east toward poposky but we stopped to observe the source of the bright light we 
could not make any object out but it was bright it lit up the sky and you could see the 
bright light for at least 30 miles away and this is honest but any way the source was 
only a couple miles east down the poposky road as we were traveling east we thought 
we were getting ever so close and so we stopped and i got out to have a look and i 
was preatty much standing in the spot whereit was hovering above and there was a 
lake whare it was hovering over just a little lake and ther was houses in the area my 
girlfriend got out and we looked at each other and i said hey it moved away she 
agreed but we could still the flash so we kept going and we got up to it again then 
rounded a corner and the sourc was gone again so we kept going east and come to 
a stop sign left was back north and right was south and i got out again looked up and 
the darn thing must have been 20 miles away cause the brightness dimmed down 
quite a bit my girl friend was then scared she said lets go home so we went left back 
home as we were going north we cou! ldent see the light but we had just drove about 
15 miles north then took a left on a side road west got only about 1.5 miles and my 
girl frend said there it is so i slowed down looked up she no on the ground and i saw 
the damn thing had landed on the ground still mimicing a strob light but the srength 
of the light was weaker compaired to before we saw it on the ground blinking i sped 
down the road went home i didnt look back the next night i retraced the whole route 
there was no light like that to be seen. ((NUFORC Note: Date may be approximate, 
although the witness does not indicate that fact. PD))

***

Occurred : 7/15/2001 13:00 (Entered as : 7/15/2001 01:00)
Reported: 11/3/2001 10:49:00 AM 10:49
Posted: 3/21/2003
Location: Hugo, MN
Shape: Light
Duration:35 minutes
hovering lights that seemed to follow us around

a flash and an appearing light over the school, then after a few moments there was 
another flash and the light was hovering above the treeline to the right of us. about 15 to 
20 minutes later we were walking down the street and at the end of the street a bright 
light came up from the ground out of no where and hovered there for a while by the 
church. the lights were orangish in color, alot brighter and alot closer to then any stars 
or airplanes. another thing we noticed while this was going on is that there was no 
aircraft to be seen at all in the sky.
((NUFORC Note: Date is approximate. Several similar reports were submitted from 
Wyoming, MN, for April 14, 1995. On that date, multiple Michignan State Patrol officers 
submitted similar reports from Michigan for the same date, and a few minutes later. PD))

***

Occurred : 7/22/2001 03:00 (Entered as : 07/22/01 3:00)
 Reported : 7/22/2001 10:44
 Posted : 8/5/2001
 Location : St Marys Point, MN
 Shape : Formation
 Two white lights,one infront of the other flying at the same ROS from West to East 
on 7/22/01 between 3 -3:30 am. no sound, no  strobes.

 This set of lights where traveling in an East/NorthEast Direction Between 3and 3:30 
am.Sunday morning. The brite white lights were situated one infront of the other. I first 
thought that maybe they were satellites.But they seemed much closer and larger in 
size than a a typical satelite.They were a continuous white light,no strobes or colors.
However, there did seem to be a beam of light out infront of the leading light.This 
also was just a white beam. It was very still and quiet outside at the time of this 
sighting and I could not hear any sound that indicated any type of aircraft.The only 
way I can tell you distance between the two lights is if you were to see the lights,
hold our hand streight out at arms length away and fill the space between the lights 
using your fingers.It was about two fingers to fill that gap.If that tells ya anything 
whatsoever? The one charactoristic that it did have equal to that of a satellite is that 
as it moved Eastword,the intensity of the light changed.As if to say it wasn't 
reflecting as much light as it was when it was overhead.  Could this have been the 
space shuttle and station? My back was to the south,and I was looking north as it 
passed from west to east.

***

Occurred : 7/23/2001 03:30 (Entered as : 7/23/01 0330)
Reported: 7/23/2001 05:50
Posted: 3/21/2003
Location: St. Paul, MN
Shape: Light
Duration:1 hour
Twelve star-like objects viewed in random patterns over St. Paul, Minnesota

I have been spotting Chemtrails, the last three years. In my line of work, I am able 
to watch the entire metro skies from the roof of the heating plant , where I'm 
employed. At 0330 this morning, I began looking for high altitute aircraft and weather 
patterns. My first observation was what looked like a satellite. It was moving slowly 
from Northwest to Southeast. I watched it's straight line path until it was out of sight. 
I then turned around to view west again and I saw a bright star-like object, traveling 
from west to east . It was to my north and as bright as Saturn. It was not an airplane. 
It had no flashing lights. It appeared lower and larger than the satellite I had just seen, 
but higher than the hazy cloud patterns present. I was so amazed at this object and 
was semi- scared by it's appearance. Suddenly there was another object right behind 
the first. As if they were flying in formation. Both objects were on the same course 
and speed. The first object was brighter than the second and I watched them disappear 
in the eastern sky. I have been in the military during Viet Nam and spent my entire life 
around airplanes. Never have I seen such craft. I sat down and was in semi-shock 
trying to measure what I had just seen. Then I noticed another satellite object coming 
towards me from the north. I watched it, until it vanished overhead. (no cloulds near) 
After straining to see where it might have gone, a small red flash appeared. I'm 
thinking to myself now and wondering just what is going on...I radioed down to my 
work partner, to get upstairs and see the show that was going on. He arrived in two 
minutes and I explained my observations. He also has seen these on occasion and 
the couple he has observed didn't always move in a straight line but eratic patterns. 
We both began watching now and within two minutes I noticed another bright satellite 
object moving towards us from the west. I pointed it out to him and he caught sight of 
it, also. Then this object faded from a very bright light to nothing, r! ight abo ve us. 
Within less than an a hour, 12 objects were seen until cloud cover and the brightening 
sunrise took over.

***

Occurred : 7/28/2001 22:55 (Entered as : 7/28/oi 22:55)
Reported: 7/28/2001 22:42
Posted: 3/21/2003
Location: New Ulm, MN
Shape: Triangle
Duration:15 sec
I was standing out on the deck, when I saw 3 round steady buring lights that were 
a pale orange in color. There appeared to be 1 on each of the 3 points. It moved 
slowly across the sky in an east to west pattern. There was no sound. It was really 
eery and awsome at the same time.

***


Aug., 2001 Reports

Occurred : 8/1/2001 16:30 (Entered as : 08/01/01 4:30pm)
Reported: 12/1/2002 
Posted: 3/21/2003
Location: Sandstone, MN
Shape: Cigar
Duration:2min. or so
I saw a light in the sky that disappeared in front of my eye.
I was driving north on hwy 123 in Minnesota (Pine co). When I approached Co.
road 23, to my amazement off to my left at about 11:00 o'clock, I noticed a cigar 
shaped light which was hovering at approx. 100 feet from the ground. I thought, 
that's strange, no pole which the light was attached. I stopped, rolled down my 
window, and I heard no noise from the object. At that very moment, one half of 
the lights went out, and the other half went out slowly one after the other. At that 
point, I became extremely frighten, because whatever I had just witnessed had 
disappeared in front of my eyes with no logical explanation.
((NUFORC Note: Date is approximate. PD))

***

Occurred : 8/6/2001 03:25 (Entered as : 08/06/01 03:25)
Reported: 8/12/2001 18:17
Posted: 3/21/2003
Location: Albert Lea, MN
Shape: Light
Duration:5 Min
Light moving very slowly to the west, then at a 45 degree angle, shot out of sight.
At approximately 3:25am, I noticed a light moving in the sky just south of where I 
was standing. I observed it while it moved to the west of my position for approx. 5 
minutes. Then, the light changed direction to S. S.W. at a 45 degree angle. Then 
the light dissapeared.  ((NUFORC Note: Date is approximate. PD))

***

Occurred : 8/11/2001 22:50 (Entered as : 08-11-01 22:50)
Reported: 8/14/2001 18:54
Posted: 3/21/2003
Location: Ivanhoe, MN
Shape: Light
Duration:20 seconds
Looked like a star... only moving quickly across the sky.
My wife and I along with our children were outside watching the meteor shower 
when we saw a star that seemed like it was flying. It was a steady white light that 
looked just like an average star. We first saw it directly overhead a little to the north, 
it moved across the most of the dome of the sky (in about 20 seconds) in a straight 
line until it was out of sight (it disappeared at about 30 degrees above the eastern 
horizon. There were also some unrelated jet lights in the sky at the same time and 
the unidentified light seemed to be moving about twice as fast and the jet.

***

Occurred : 8/12/2001 20:32 (Entered as : 08/12/01 20:32)
Reported: 8/12/2001 22:44
Posted: 3/21/2003
Location: New Ulm, MN
Shape: Light
Duration:20 sec
My son and I were standing out on the deck looking to the northeast at about a 
10 o'clock position when we saw a very bright light going real fast across the sky 
in a north to south path. Just then we saw a passenger jet (more then likely out of 
the Minneapolis major airport) traveling in a east to west path. WE held our breath 
because we thought they were going to collide with each other !! They had to have 
seen each other. Just after that the bright light looked like it shot outward deeper into 
space because it stopped where it was at, sat there fore a monment and started to 
get smaller and then it disappeared.

***

Occurred : 8/18/2001 22:30 (Entered as : 08/18/01 22:30)
Reported: 9/13/2002 
Posted: 3/21/2003
Location: Barnum, MN
Shape: Circle
Duration:5 minutes
BRIGHT CIRCULAR UFO THAT HOVERS OVER CARLTON COUNTY MINNESOTA
I was driving north east with a friend from the Barnum fair on a Sunday evening. We 
took the Mattawa exit from I35 and were headed due east. The road probably is about 
3-5 miles long until it meets another paved road at an intersection. Anyways, we were 
both chatting about the fair and in a relaxed state, when I noticed due east in the sky 
above a large brilliant bright light. My friend assumed it was venus, but it looked so 
low and to big to me. I drove straight on the same road and we stared at it for about 2 
miles straight. Then I stopped at the stop sign and was preparring to take a left as it is 
the route home, and just as I stopped the Circle began to move due north across the 
sky, it moved quicker than a plane, and was such a bright light. It's motion was not 
jerky however, it moved very quickly and fluidly to our left (north) and after 5 seconds 
we lost sight of it due to large pines in our obstructing our view. I looked at my friend 
and he looked at me like did we really just see that. I then took the turn left, and drove 
on the road towards Finks Berry Farm, and on the way we still couldnt see the circle 
until we drove about a half mile on the road to where the trees end and a large open 
field is present. I slowed down immediatley cause to our suprise the circle was 
suspended over the field and looked relativley closer and lower than previously. It 
remained in sight for at least 5 seconds, because once again we looked at each
other in amazement, and then back at the circle. Suddenly the brilliantly light object 
shut off its lights, much like a flash light, it was light the light sucked in quickly to a 
focal point, and I could still faintly make out the structure as it was a very stary night. 
We both talked later and agreed that after it's lights we're cut off we could still make 
the outline of a metallic object reflecting light from the heavens, we saw the body of 
the craft/or whatever it was,, for less than 5 seconds, and then it was gone. I didn't 
see it move or anything, it was! like the lights went out, but we could still make out 
the outline of it, and then suddenly that just disappeared. It was the strangest thing 
in the world and I still am fixed on learning what the hell it was. I havent seen any 
strange objects in the night sky since, and I don't know if I want too. Me and my pal 
talked about here and there throughout the school year, and our conversation always 
consisted of man I'm glad you were with, and we know what we saw and we can 
collaborate that it was real. We also both agree that what we saw was not a shooting 
star, because it moved slower than that and it hovered..... It was so odd, I just wish I 
had a camera on me, but it seems like things like this happen when we're off guard. 
Just some quick facts about the area where we saw the UFO. The carlton county 
area is a farm area, with many cows and other barn yard animals. It is an extremely 
rural area, with woods and some rolling hills, but mainly flat. Me and my friend also 
realized that the point in the sky where we first caught sight of this bright light was in 
a due line with the road. Interesting thing about this is that at the intersection where I 
stopped, the craft was roughly a quarter mile ahead of us, and before it moved it was 
positioned directly over a dirt road in an abandoned area. See the road is paved in all 
directions at the intersection except east, or in other words right in front of us. This is 
important I believe because there are cattle farms and an abundance of dear near 
the area. I'd like to say what we saw was an illusion, but damnit it just wasn't, I know 
what I saw and so does my pal, and for the rest of my life I will never forget that night.

***

Occurred : 8/18/2001 22:13 (Entered as : 8/18/2001 22:13)
Reported: 8/19/2001 12:59
Posted: 3/21/2003
Location: Wrenshall, MN
Shape: Triangle
Duration:1 hour
Triangular shaped ufo which darted quickly across the sky near duluth MN, but then 
remained stationary for a half hour.....

Myself and a friend were heading home from the barnum fair towards our hometown 
20 miles south west of duluth when we noticed a bright light in the east/southeastern 
sky. My friend thought it was venus, but it seemed so large and bright, and it seemed 
to be lower than most stars and the only star in the direction! I thought it was the 
north star but realized we were facing east. As we were about to dismiss the object 
as a star or planet, it suddenly darted left (straight north) for about 3 seconds but 
seemed to cover a lot of ground in that short time. We lost sight of it but then turned 
left as it was the road towards home anyways. We passed some pines that blocked 
our view but then came to an open field and saw the bright object again. It was 
hovering but then moved upwards quickly and the light totally went out, then came 
back on again about 10 seconds later. The odd thing was it was a clear sky, every star 
was visible, so i figured it couldnt be a plane going through clouds, and the light 
seemed to large to just be a plane. We watched the object for another 10 miles, and 
decided to go just go home cause it was now higher in the sky. However when i got 
on my road i could still see the strange object, i tried to video tape it casue i had my 
camera in the car but the battery died about 3 seconds into taping it, so we went in 
my home got my dad and drove back west down my road. we stopped the vehicle 
got out and stared north northeast where the object was. It now was a brilliant blue 
and red, the lights would flicker much like that of a plane, but it hovered in the same 
spot for 30 more minutes!!! Plus i spotted a plane in the south western sky moving 
east, and it became clear the object was definately no plane. The strangest thing 
about it was that it also had 3 white lights, which if connected would make a triangle. 
but the triangle seemed to appear, then go away then come back once every 20 
seconds or so.. we watched it until 11:15 and then decided to return home. This is 
the strangest thing i've ever seen and i hope to see it again.
((NUFORC Note: We spoke with this witness at length, and we found him to be 
quite credible and convincing. We questioned the fact that the witnesses had 
watched the object of interest for an estimated 1 hour, but he was adamant, and 
convincing, in his assertion that the object actually did what is described above. PD))

***

Occurred : 8/21/2001 04:00 (Entered as : 08/21/01 04:00)
Reported: 10/28/2001 6:55:59 PM 18:55
Posted: 3/21/2003
Location: Ely (about 40-50 miles outside), MN
Shape: Light
Duration:a minute or or two
While canoeing at 3:30 AM we saw a blinking light in the sky similar to that of an 
aircraft. Suddenly it lit up & sped away

9 people. 3 canoes. I was in a canoe with two others. We saw everything. The 
other canoers saw nothing. Strange...

We were on a summer canoe trip in the Boundary Water Wilderness Area of 
Northern Minnesota. We got up around 3 am that day to paddle in the moonlight. 
We left at 3:30 AM. About half an hour in, I and my two canoe mates (3 to a canoe) 
saw something in the north sky. Actually it started being visible (or maybe we just 
saw it for the first time) when it was very close the the big dipper.

It was a blinking light in the sky. Moving at a steady pace for the first few moments. 
For the 1st few moments we just brushed it off as an airplane (it looked alot like an 
airplane would at night) but it was kind of strange--Since when do airplanes fly over 
Ely, Minnesota? It is the middle of nowhere! OK, maybe we could pass this off as 
an aiplane taking an alternate route to get to San Fransisco or somewhere. But this 
was before the spectactle that turned my friend into a believer in UFO's and the like.

The whole sighting lasted oh no more than 2 minutes and it looked just like a plane 
going thru the sky for about a minute of the two, blinking and moving steadily. But 
then all of a sudden it lit up (it stopped blinking and got visibly brighter), and then 
went extremely fast and went out of sight. We were all awestruck

***

Sighting: WUFOD i1-414-MN
ABSTRACT:           	encounter of the third kind
Date:              	08/23/2001
HOUR:               	20:00 CST
DURATION:           	31-60_minutes
COUNTRY:            	USA
STATE_PROVINCE:     	MN
COUNTY:             	cass
NEAR_TOWN_OR_CITY:  	deer river
SITE:               	rural
SKY:                	clear
MUFON_REPORTEES:    	1
NUMBER_OBSERVED:    	2
ELEVATION:          	0-10_degrees
LOWEST_ALTITUDE:    	treetop
DISTANCE:           	21-100_feet
FLIGHT:             	hovering
DIRECT_FIRST_OBSVED:	W
DIRECT_LAST_OBSVED: 	W
SHAPE:              	saucer
SURFACE:            	glowing
APPARENT_SIZE:      	golfball
ACTUAL_SIZE:        	31-100_feet
SURFACE_COLOR:      	white
EXT_LIGHTS:         	steady
CHANGE_COLOR:       	no
SURROUNDINGS:       	normal_sound_absent 
SPECIES:            	dog
REACTION_TYPE:      	indifference
PSYCH_DURING_EVENT: 	fear, impaired_thinking 
PSYCH_AFTER_EVENT:  	helplessness
PHYSIO_DURING_EVENT:	shock
PHYSIO_AFTER_EVENT: 	lethargy, rash, appetite_loss, fatigue, 
			sleep_disorder 
OBSERVATION:        	hovering
ENTITY_TYPE:        	humanoid, apparition 
HEIGHT:             	6_feet
APPAREL:            	no_apparel
APPAREL_COLOR:      	white
      	
1. In house, talking on phone
2. thought it was the moon.
3. noticed what i thought was the moon had moved to another 
   position.
4. courious, to fear5.object was luminous and consisted of 
two oblong bars of light which could have been one or two 
separate crafts.  It was slightly obscured by a stand of trees, 
made no noise and was stationary.  as i was watching the craft 
out the cornor of my eye i noticed an entity directly out the 
window about 100' away. it was dimly glowing either emitting 
light or was illuminated by an unknown light source. It appeared 
to be standing sideways and bent down several times as if doing 
something. because it was in a low spot i was unable to see 
legs, but it looked at me and its face had one large orifice 
and other dark spots .  then i heard a swishing sound that went 
passed the open window and then i noticed another entity next 
to the house less than 30' away. then everything seemed to 
vanish.

***

Occurred : 8/30/2001 23:10 (Entered as : 8/30/01 23:10)
Reported: 8/30/2001 21:27
Posted: 3/21/2003
Location: Owatonna, MN
Shape: Unknown
Duration:20 min plus
Located in western sky. Not moving. Appears like a large star, but many different 
colors. Viewed with the binoculars, blues, greens, reds, orange could be seen. 
Watched for 25 minutes. Moved slightly after time.
((NUFORC Note: We observe that the object sighted is not inconsistent with a 
celestial body, probably a twinkling star. PD))

***

Sighting: WUFOD i1-421-MN
ABSTRACT:           	color changing object
Date:              	08/30/2001
HOUR:               	23:15 CST
DURATION:           	11-30_minutes
COUNTRY:            	USA
STATE_PROVINCE:     	MN
COUNTY:             	steele
NEAR_TOWN_OR_CITY:  	owatonna
SITE:               	town
SKY:                	clear
MUFON_REPORTEES:    	1
NUMBER_OBSERVED:    	1
ELEVATION:          	45-50_degrees
LOWEST_ALTITUDE:    	over_500_feet
DISTANCE:           	over_1_mile
FLIGHT:             	hovering, other
DIRECT_FIRST_OBSVED:	W
DIRECT_LAST_OBSVED: 	NW
SHAPE:              	pinpoint_or_star
SURFACE:            	reflective
APPARENT_SIZE:      	star-like
SURFACE_COLOR:      	white, red_orange, orange, yellow_orange, 
			green, blue_green 
EXT_LIGHTS:         	other
CHANGE_COLOR:       	yes

My son brought this bright light to my attention in the sky. 
It looked like a large star. Colorful. Not moving. I looked 
at it with binoculars and could see many different colors. 
Greens, blues, orange, red. We watched for about 20 minutes. 
Eventually moved slightly north, then disappeared.

***


Sept., 2001 Reports

Minnesota orange glowing football

INVER GROVE HEIGHTS -- My boyfriend and I were living with my parents in 
September of 2001 as the sun just went down, we decided to go for a walk on 
Greystone Drive. Right above Highway 494 was an orange glowing football. It 
was blinking, no sort of fading in and out, brighter, dimmer, brighter, dimmer. 
Then, it faded out completely, out of nowhere it flashed super bright, then flew 
off. It just got smaller and smaller extremely fast and was gone. My boyfriend 
and I were both struck dumb while this happened, and when it was over we 
both looked at each other for a second and said "did you see that?" Since it 
was right over the freeway, I don't think there is any way possible we were the 
only ones who saw it.
Filer's Files #33  2005,  George A. Filer, Director MUFON Eastern
August 10, 2005, Web: www.georgefiler.com 

***

Occurred : 9/10/2001 20:15 (Entered as : 09-10-01 20:15)
Reported: 9/15/2001 00:14
Posted: 3/21/2003
Location: Duluth, MN
Shape: Light
Duration:.5
f-16's chasing light!
i live in duluth mn. i was in the miller hill mall parking lot, it was still quite lite out! 
i heard f-16's as they were taking off, faster than they will do during training, and 
much louder!, as i enjoy watching them fly i was looking up into the sky. and did 
not think much more than that! as i looked out of the left of my eye i saw a simple 
white lite screaming away in the sky, it was low enough to be going throuh the local 
cloud cover, as it lit up the clouds as it went through!. at the exact time i thought 
this was neat!, as i went to get into my truck, i saw the f-16's fly in the same direction 
as the light! as the light went through the clouds i saw some color, much like a 
rainbow would e-mit, there was no sound. i do not know what the lite was, but why 
were there f-16's chasing it??????????

***

Occurred : 9/21/2001 08:40 (Entered as : 09/21/2001 8:40)
Reported: 3/14/2002 7:01:04 PM 19:01
Posted: 3/21/2003
Location: Willmar, MN
Shape: Disk
Duration:12-15 seconds
FORMATION OF DISKS SHOOT ACROSS THE SKY .

I had just pulled into my driveway. And as I got off my van, I happened to glance 
up at the sky, right over my neighbors house. At that moment I saw about seven to 
nine lights shoot across the sky. The lights were amber in color and they weren't 
blinking, the lights were steady. They looked a little bigger than the brightest star. 
They seemed disk shaped. They were in a formation, two lines parallel to each 
other, but one line was one disk ahead of the other. About four or five seconds into 
the sighting, the last disk maneuvered its way to the front in what seemed a split 
second. I ran to the left side of my house as they dissapeared over my house. I 
caught sight of them again on the other side of my house, but only for a couple of 
seconds, then they disapeared behind some trees.

***

UFO Photographed over Ely, Minnesota  
(http://www.abduct.com/photos/pn012.htm)

Mr. T. Sutter photographed this UFO flying over Ely, 
Minnesota on Sept. 29, 2001. According to Mr. Sutter, "I 
took this picture on Main Street in Ely, Minnesota on
September 29, 2001. I had my camera with me because I 
wanted to take pictures of the 'Wolf Center' just outside 
of Ely. I stopped to go to the Hardee's in Ely when I
chanced to look up and saw the UFO above the buildings 
in the center of the picture. Why they always seem to be 
going away from me when I see them is beyond me. I took 
the picture as fast as I could but the UFO was already a 
lot farther away by then, in broad daylight no less, and 
with people all around me!" 

"Maybe somebody reported it, I don't know. Two older women 
who where close to me just shrugged it off. They said 
nobody would believe them even if they did tell anyone."  
Photo submitted by T. Sutter. (pn012.jpg)
-
Eerie Energy Fields Photographed at Birch Lake  
(http://www.abduct.com/photos/pn013.htm)

Mr. T. Sutter has photographed many eerie energy fields 
over Birch Lake in Minnesota. This is a place where UFOs 
have been encountered. Mr. Sutter's full report is below.
             
According to Mr. Sutter, "This photo was taken about 6 
months ago at Birch Lake which I visit often. There are 
two main launching docks. I had just taken my boat out of 
the water when I heard a loud buzzing, whirring noise all 
around me.

- So I snapped a few pictures. This is one of them. The 
other two have other oddball spheres in them. But this one 
takes the cake! It covers the whole picture.
- NOTHING like that could be seen. Very tiny flashes, like 
tiny bright reddish lightning bugs were all around me but 
were not picked up by the camera. Just that ghostly like 
thing which I did NOT see at all. ALL of the pictures that 
show oddball things were taken at one or the other of the 
docks at Birch Lake. Those things do not appear on 
photographs taken anywhere else, only at Birch Lake."
         
Mr. Sutter stated, "I do not think that it is due to any 
flaw in the camera because I always take groups of pictures 
when I start photographing anything, (no film, it's all 
free). Those things appear in pictures where the previous 
and the following pictures do not portray anything unusual. 
The "bubbles" CANNOT be seen. Keep that in mind. I do not 
know of their existence until I download the pictures
and that 'ghostly thing' also was not seen. What was seen 
then were very tiny flickering red/pinkish colored lights 
everywhere. Viewers need to realize that these "things" 
CANNOT be seen when the pictures were taken. The obvious
UFOs do not fall into that category. Those other two UFOs 
were seen as I photographed them. Just wish they didn't 
fly away so fast." Photos submitted by T. Sutter. (pn013.jpg)
-
UFO Shows Itself When Summoned
(http://www.abduct.com/photos/pn011.htm)

A Minnesota man has experienced UFOs since childhood. 
According to Mr. T. Sutter, UFOs have been part of his 
life since age 10, when he and some friends had their
first "missing time" experience. In this photo, Mr. 
Sutter explains below how the UFO came when summoned. 
Mr. Sutter stated, "That photo of the UFO craft above 
my house was taken months later when I was having a fit 
over this UFO stuff and I swore out, 'Why the hell don't 
you guys show yourselves'? That's when I got the urge to 
take the camera outside and snap this picture."  
Photos submitted by T. Sutter. (pn011.jpg)

***


Oct., 2001 Reports

Occurred : 10/4/2001 16:00 (Entered as : 10/04/01 16:00)
Reported: 11/6/2001 4:23:05 PM 16:23
Posted: 3/21/2003
Location: Minneapolis, MN
Shape: Oval
Duration:
a medium sized round metallic object that was suspended motionless at about 
100 or so feet in the air

intersection of 35w and hyw 62 about 100 feet in the air i saw an oval or round 
shaped ball metallic in color with a cylinder of the same color and diameter 
extending below . the ball or oval was approximately 10 feet in diameter and the 
cylindrical extension was approximately 5 feet in length. it was suspended in the 
air. it did not move. i could only watch a few seconds as i drove underneath it. 
i dont know what is was.

***

Sighting Date/Time: 10/04/01     7:51 p.m.
Sighting Location: Harris, MN
Sighting Description: At 7:51 I, with four witnesses saw a 
bright light moving from west to east. It was a white light 
without the typical flashing lights of airplanes. It was not 
an airplane as I am very familiar with all types of aircraft, 
we own a small plane and am aware of what is going on in the 
skies. It was not a satellite, I have been observing those 
since they were first launched and visible. The object made 
no sound at all. Its flight was not smooth but rather in a 
slight zig zag motion. 

***

From: Casey W Holt, FI
Someone called about a sighting they had last week Oct. 11th, 2001 in Woodbury. 
Looked like a triangle or V-shape lights that was not moving fast going to the 
East about 9:00 PM.  No noise and bright white lights not too far above horizon.  
Location at 10th and Radio Drive.  They wanted to notify us to make a record of it 
but didn't seem interested in making a detailed report.  

***

Occurred : 10/13/2001 19:55 (Entered as : 10/13/01 19:55)
Reported: 10/13/2001 6:10:50 PM 18:10
Posted: 3/21/2003
Location: Minneapolis, MN
Shape: Light
Duration:10 seconds
Very bright star disappearing quickly (10sec)

I looked up in sky nearly directly overhead and noted what I thought what was 
a planet for it was brighter than Sirius. It actually was quite a bit more bright than 
Jupiter. Looking up again seconds later it was no longer bright at all and was 
only as bright as a normal star but it was moving and a second or two later was 
gone heading south. From where I first saw it to where it disappeared was only 
about the span of my outstretched hand.

This same even happened a month and a half ago it nearly the same location. 
It was very similar in brightness until disappearance and length of time I saw it 
and the direction it went. The first time I saw it was a few days after my father's 
death Aug 27th and I felt it may have been his soul or something.
((NUFORC Note: The report is not inconsistent with the sighting of the "flare" 
reflection from an Iridium satellite. That possibility can be confirmed at 
. PD))

***

Occurred : 10/21/2001 14:00 (Entered as : 10/21/2001 2:00pm)
Reported: 10/22/2001 1:55:10 PM 13:55
Posted: 3/21/2003
Location: Mound, MN
Shape: Other
Duration:1 minute
large boeing 747 followed by two smaller craft.

I was helping a friend of mine built a shed, we were talking when four airplanes 
flew low over our heads. Once they passed I noticed a Boeing 747 higher in the 
sky traveling east to west. What was strange was the two smaller planes following 
the large 747. At first I thought the smaller planes were escorts (like maybe it was 
the President's plane with two fighter escorts) But the smaller planes were both on 
the left side of the 747. They were dark in color but surrounded by a translucent cirle. 
by Then the 747 started to turn south and the two smaller planes did an ariel loop-
de-loop and ended up behind the 747. Then the two smaller planes sped off so fast 
I couldn't tell in what direction they traveled. I kept asking my friend if he could see 
the two small planes. We both concluded that the two smaller planes had vanished. 
We could still see the 747.

***


Nov., 2001 Reports

Occurred : 11/14/2001 20:45 (Entered as : 11/14/2001 20:45)
Reported: 1/2/2002 8:41:42 PM 20:41
Posted: 3/21/2003
Location: Lake Elmo, MN
Shape: Chevron
Duration:5 minutes
5 mi sighting of a soundless chevron craft with six lights as bright as those on 
a baseball field .

While driving east on 10th street , I observed some very bright white lights high 
up in the sky. They appeared to be moving west toward the direction I was going.
I at first thought it was a big commercial jet or military plane headed to the mpls. 
airport or the U.S. Airforce reserve base located next to the Mpls. airport.
Then while observing these lights I could no longer tell if they were moving or 
hovering. There also appeared to be a smaller craft to the north of this big craft.
I rolled down my drivers side window and guessed it may have been a helicopter 
but no sound could be heard.

When my attention refocused on the other craft it appeared to be hovering over 
a grove of trees on manning. I could easily distinguish three bright ligets on either 
side of a chevron or perhaps a triangular shape. I could not tell which as I believe 
I was looking at it dead on. I than rolled down the passenger side window and 
slowed downto about 20 miles per hr expecting to hear some sound. I heard 
nothing. The six bright lights completely lit up the tops of the trees. They became 
baseball field bright.

I stopped at the corner of manning and 10th street (its a four way stop) and noticed 
that two guys were working on a telephone line. (a Quest truck was parked there) 
Looking to my right I still could see the tree line lit up. I turned left to head home to 
Stillwater and looked at my rear view mirrior and coule still see the tree line lit up.
I checked with the Washington County police Dept to see if anyone else had 
reported anything, but was told no. I also called Lake Elmo Airport and no reports 
were taken either.

I'm pretty neutral about the ufo thing as I'm Catholic and pretty conservative on 
my view of such matters. I'm not scared about this but would like hear if others 
have seen something like this.

***

Occurred : 10/14/2001 20:45 (Entered as : 10/14/01 20:45)
Reported: 1/15/2002 8:29:02 PM 20:29
Posted: 3/21/2003
Location: Lake Elmo, MN
Shape: Chevron
Duration:5 minutes
Six lights as bright as staium lights on chevron shaped object hovering over grove 
of trees.6

Objct seen at night as I drove East on 10th street. Appeared as a very bright round 
light. Also appeared to be accompanied by smaller aircraft like a heliocopter. I rolled 
down my truck window (drivers side) to listen for any heliocoptersound but did not 
hear any. This took less than a minute. I than noticed some extremely bright lights 
over a grove of trees to my right . The lights were as bright as in a sports stadium. 
There were six very bright distinct round lights. Three on either side as if in a v or 
perhaps chevron shape. I slowd down to about 30 miles per hour and rolled down 
the passenger window but sa no movement and heard no sound. The tops of the 
trees were extremely lit up. I stopped at the corner of 10th and manning (there were 
two guys and a Quest truck down in the ditch working on some cable I think. They 
appeared ot to notice the lights. I than turned left to go home To Stillwater and could 
still see the bright lights in my rear view mirrior.
((NUFORC Note: Date is approximate. PD))

***

Occurred : 11/15/2001 21:00 (Entered as : 11/15/01 2100)
Reported: 11/18/2001 5:53:11 AM 05:53
Posted: 3/21/2003
Location: St. Paul, MN
Shape: Unknown
Duration:8-10 seconds
Observed was a black boomerang/triangle shaped going east at approximately 
500 miles an hour with no lights on at all.

On Thursday, November 15, 2001 at exactly 2100 my friend and I were standing 
on the balcony of the third and uppermost floor of his apartment building. I was 
smoking a cigarette and looking at the stars(The ground visibility was a little hazy, 
sky visibility was completely clear.) when I saw an object flying east almost directly 
overhead. It was shaped like a triangle, more so like a boomerang(my friend said 
like a giant glider.) It seemed to be about the same size across as a jetliner (without 
knowing exact altitude.) It was completely matte-black, not reflective at all, with no 
lights or beacons on it at all. It was darker than the night sky which was lit by 
streetlamps. It also made no sound at all, completely quiet. Its' rate of speed was 
comparable to a plane on landing approach, I believe. It flew over our heads at a 
120 degree angle. The downtown St. Paul airport is approximately 3 miles away 
from our location. There were no planes in the direct area where I saw the object. 
When I first saw the craft I immediately stopped the inane conversation I was 
having with my friend and pointed out the object. He saw it immediately and we 
both watched it fly out of sight over the building. We were both completely 
flabbergasted. The whole event lasted between 8 and 10 seconds.
My friend is a ((deleted))l engineer and I am a ((deleted)) officer. We both 
went to college at the University of Wisconsin. We are in our mid-twenties. 
He is married, I am not.

***

Occurred : 11/18/2001 04:20 (Entered as : 11/17/01 04:20)
Reported: 11/18/2001 9:31:01 AM 09:31
Posted: 3/21/2003
Location: Fergus Falls, MN
Shape: Other
Duration:2-3 minutes
V-shaped pattern of faint reddish lights

My two children and I had gone outside around 4 am to watch the meteor shower, 
and I would say it was about 20 minutes later that my 7 year old son pointed out a 
V-shaped pattern of faint reddish lights overhead, moving at about the speed one 
would expect to see a plane flying. While I believe I did hear what sounded like a 
plane engine very distantly, we are also near an Interstate highway, and the 
tractor-trailer engines have fooled me before, sounding very much like jet engines 
or small planes as they accelerate, and there was moderate freeway traffic at 
this time.

At any rate, this pattern of lights seemed to be flying quite high, and unlike plane 
lights, these lights did not flicker or blink, but remained constant. I watched this 
pattern for about 2-3 minutes while it made frequent direction changes, very tight, 
smooth turns and I eventually lost track of it.
((NUFORC Note: Date should be November 18. We have amended it here. PD))

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Occurred : 11/19/2001 23:45 (Entered as : 11/19/01 23:45)
Reported: 11/20/2001 12:13:56 PM 12:13
Posted: 3/21/2003
Location: Maplewood, MN
Shape: Other
Duration:7-10 seconds
5 Bronze colored, elliptical shaped objects in (<) formation, travelling really fast 
from NW to SE on clear night.

I saw 5 figures in a formation soar by last night. They were bronze in color, and 
elliptical in shape. Their sides came to a point, rather than just rounded. All looked 
to be the same size. The formation they were flying was similar to a Less Than 
sign (<). They were traveling from N.W. to S.E., and being a pilot myself, I would 
guestemate around 40,000 feet. The sky was clear. I watched them from about a 
60 degree sky position from my right side, to about a 30 degree sky position on 
my left side. They flew virtually overhead. I saw no other lights, nothing flashing, 
just the steady bronze color. I heard no sounds from them, but at that altitude you 
probably wouldn't. There were no trailing streams of light coming from them. I know 
the Leonid Meteor shower has been going on, but with meteor showers, the light 
goes extremely fast, has a trail of light, and is generally really bright. These lights 
could not be meteors. There is not a great amount of military aircraft around here. 
The objects I saw were traveling quite fast. Probably 3 times as fast as an airliner 
in cruise. I'm not sure how fast our military aircraft can go, but it was impressive 
whatever it was.

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Occurred : 11/23/2001 22:30 (Entered as : 11/23/01 10:30 pm)
Reported: 12/3/2001 1:22:09 PM 13:22
Posted: 3/21/2003
Location: Monticello, MN
Shape: Sphere
Duration:1 minute
driving home and a ufo passed me and i stopped and it sped away.
i was driving in my car going east on highway 94 going from st. cloud, mn. to 
rogers, mn. when i saw out of the corner of my eye a semi-bright light flying across 
the sky,just left of my vehicle.i looked up and i was like ohhhh fuck!!!!!i slowed 
down and pulled to the side of the road and the ufo just took of what seemed like 
twice the speed i started at.i sat there for a minute and then started driving again.

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Occurred : 11/26/2001 22:05 (Entered as : 11/26/01 22:05)
Reported: 11/26/2001 9:53:40 PM 21:53
Posted: 3/21/2003
Location: Minneapolis, MN
Shape: Light
Duration:5 seconds
Minneapolis-two flashes of robin egg blue lightening behind clouds, leaving sky lit 
a little lighter in that area for 45 minutes after.

While driving on 394W at 10:05pm, I saw what looked like robin egg blue lightening 
flash twice behind the clouds, lighting them up in the western sky.

That area in the sky stayed lit for 45 minutes after. (this latter difference in sky 
color may have not too been noticable to anyone not looking for it) The lit part of 
the sky was a lighter color than the surrounding sky, with a tinge of blue. This 
happened during a heavy snow storm so it could have been lightening, but I've 
never seen bright blue lightening before, and that doesn't explain why that part of 
the sky stayed a little bit lit for at least 45 minutes later...the lit sky has returned to 
normal at last peek (11:15pm)

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Dec., 2001 Reports

Occurred : 12/1/2001 22:26 (Entered as : 12/01/01 22:26)
Reported: 12/4/2001 10:25:52 AM 10:25
Posted: 3/21/2003
Location: St. Peter, MN
Shape: Light
Duration:15 seconds
object with trail behind it slowly moves across sky to north and then abruptly shoots 
off in its continuing direction to the north.

I was driving south on a poorly lit sidestreet in St. Peter, giving me a good view of 
the clear night sky. I looked up to the south sky, and I saw what I had believed to be 
a meteor. I saw an orange light, but was unable to make out any definite shape. 
There was a trail behind it, much like you would see behind a comet. I knew it was 
not a meteor, because it was moving slowly from south to north. After about 5-10 
seconds of this "phenomenon" moving slowly across the sky, it shot off in it's 
continuing direction towards the north. There was no sound emitted by the craft, 
nor any ensuing sonic boom. I got out of my car to get a better look, but by that time 
it was gone. I also noticed two airplanes passing by the area where the event had 
occurred. I have no knowledge as to what kind of aircraft they were, or whom they 
belonged to. I talked to several other people in the general vicinity whom had viewed 
the same event. We speculated what it may have been, and came up with a few 
things- possibly a fighter jet? A satellite re-entering the atmosphere? An experimental 
aircraft? We had exhausted the possiblilites, and then gave caution to the idea that it 
may very well have been an UFO.
((NUFORC Note: We suspect the witness is describing the re-entry event that 
occurred at approximately 2120 hrs. (Mountain) on Saturday, December 01, 2001. 
Please see following URL for details: 
. PD))

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Occurred : 12/8/2001 14:32 (Entered as : 12/8/01 14:32)
Reported: 12/8/2001 2:44:55 PM 14:44
Posted: 3/21/2003
Location: Bemidji, MN
Shape: Triangle
Duration:6 minutes
Black, triangle, split into 4 smaller triangles, speed/shape of normal aeroplane.
I was checkin my email when i saw a large triangle outside my window. It was black, 
and about the size of an average aeroplane. I moved about the speed of an aeroplane, 
and then stopped and split into 2 smaller black triangles. They each sped off in a different 
direction. It made no sound.

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