January 13, 1980 - Red Wing, MN Five women observed what they described as a flashing triangle of lights above the Seminary Nursing Home about 9 p.m. Brenda Simanski and Janine Mattson had left work at exactly 9 p.m. and were waiting at the parking lot for Brenda's mother to pick her up when they noticed a "star going berserk" about 50 degrees from the horizon.Although it appeared to be moving slowly, Brenda said it was overhead in no more than 2 minutes. The two became frightened and hid in Janine's car while the object hovered for from 15 to 30 seconds above a 50 foot oak tree. When it was directly above them they noticed two "egg-shaped lights, similar to spotlights, on either side of the front white light." Another worker punched out at exactly 9:03 p.m. and remembers seeing the identical triangle of lights which she said looked slightly larger than a Lear Jet. Janine and Brenda dashed back inside to get more witnesses and Kathy Clemens and Mary Huron returned outside with them. Kathy said the two "egg-shaped" lights described by Brenda were not on when she first saw it, but when they turned on they looked to her like "big heat-lamps". The five watched as the lights moved slowly on a north-northwest course at the same elevation and then suddenly disappeared. Mary said, "In the blink of an eye it was gone." The five all drew sketches of the object and they all showed a triangle of white, red and blue lights with the only discrepancy being the lack of a red light between the two rear blue lights in one of the drawings. None of the witnesses heard any sound from the object at any time. APRO Bulletin, March 1980 *** MINNESOTA April 17, 1980 - Sauk Center Duane Weiner stepped out of his mother's house at 2:30 a.m. to supervise delivery of the Minneapolis Tribune and heard an "energetic sound.. all around me. The sound was described like that from an electrical wire lying on the ground or an arc welder at a distance. Weiner looked up and saw a glowing orange sphere about 100 feet off the ground. The sphere moved back and forth, southwest to northeast, rotating as it moved, and spewing tiny bits of matter as it spun. A few minutes later, the object shifted west, continued its diagonal motion, and moved erratically off into space until it was only a dim point of light. By the time the object left, Weiner was 15 minutes late for his distribution duties. July, 1980, The A.P.R.O. Bulletin, page 7 **** Sighting Date/Time: Early 80's at night Sighting Location: It occured at Cobb Elementary School In Woodland/ Duluth MN. Sighting Description: At the time of the sighting i was very young, to this day I am unsure of when exactly it happened. I know that I or my family were not the only witness' to this event. While out side Cobb Elementary school I, my brother Chad, and my mother Nancy were outside Ice Skating on the ice rink. Lot's of people having a good time. When out from the sky above us came this Disc shaped object that look to me like saturn. My brother says he remembers it to look exactly like a flying saucer. My mother after seeing the UFO quickly ran to us grabbed my brother and I and franticly ran home to our house down the road. When we arrived home she called my dad; David, an air traffic controller at the time, to report the incedent. He searched the radar screens finding nothing in or around that area. My thoughts were that the object was too low for radar to see it. To this day that is all I remember from the incident, but the fact remains that there were more people there that saw this thing, and they all fled safely to there homes as we did. If this report is of any intrest to you contact me and I will speak to my brother and mother to dig a little deeper, maybe get an exact date. Thank You. **** National UFO Reporting Center Sighting Report Occurred : 6/1/1980 18:00 (Entered as : 06/01/1980 18:00) Reported: 4/26/2004 Posted: 4/27/2004 Location: Andover, MN Shape: Disk Duration:20 minutes I heard a humming noise, craft hovered for 20 minutes then zipped away about 1/4 mile hovered again then dissappeared. At age 17 I saw a large disk with blue and red lights. Heard a low hummmm. hovered one football field from house. Brother and father saw it from outside. I stayed in the house. Shot off very quickly and hovered again. Sat for 5 mintes more, then shot off and disappeared. I don't tell people cause they think your crazy. ((NUFORC Note: Date is approximate. PD)) *** More Scandia, MN: On August 14, 1980, Kelly Brott observed a small red light above a field at about 11 p.m. The light moved closer and she ran into the house for her father. Several moments later a brother and friend called Kelly and Brott to a nearby field where they watched the red light join with others and "play tag" in the sky. APRO Bulletin, 1981 **** Occurred : 8/30/1980 16:00 (Entered as : 8/30/80 16:00) Reported: 8/15/2002 Posted: 3/21/2003 Location: Rush City, MN Shape: Unknown Duration:30 minutes Space suit looking things and object in the woods I was 15 at the time and I was outside by myself throwing bouncing a basketball while the rest of my family was inside the house. I had a weird feeling I was being watched. So I looked around and saw (the only way I can really describe it) is like a silver space suit type thing on the side of the house. But it was only there for one second. From where I was standing I could see both sides of the house. One second later it was on the other corner. Then back again. I don't know if there was several or if that one just moved faster than light. I wasn't afraid of them. I was scared because it was unknown to me. I started shaking and went into the house and never said a word to anyone in my family. When I walked in the front door I locked it and deadbolted it. I walked upstairs and saw my family all watching a T.V. show. I didn't say anything, because I thought they would think I was crazy. I went to the big patio door and locked that to. Then I went to take a shower. As I was in the shower, the house started to shake and I heard this loud noise. I hurried up and got out and threw my clothes on and ran into the living room. My dad was the only one there. I said "where is everyone", and he said outside watching a spaceship or something. I went running outside and my mother and brothers and sisters were watching this thing that they said had come out of our woods and shot to the sky so fast and was making this loud noise. All I could see was the dot way up in the sky. They said it shot out of the woods so fast you couldn't see what it was. At that time I told my mom my little story. I don't think she would have believed me, but she said she did because when they went to run outside they couldn't get the door open because I had locked all the locks. About a week later, my mom and dad were home alone and that same noise came back and the house started to shake and they lost electricity. Only some beams were shining down from an object in the sky which they couldn't see onto our patio. ! Our house was on a cliff off a creek off the river. They said it hovered there for awhile with the lights than just went away. I was a paralegal for 10 years and now run a flooring business and business center with my husband. Its weird because it seems like after that happened, no one in my family, including myself, after talked about it. Its almost like you forget until years later. I have just recently in the last few years, told only a few people. And of course they just laugh at me. I do believe there are a lot of hoaxes out there, but I have to believe there is something, because I saw like silver suited, what I think were beings, and they couldn't have been from this planet, because they moved too fast in second intervals. So thats my story. ((NUFORC Note: Date is approx. PD)) *** September 17, 1980 - Ghent, MINNESOTA Lyon County Undersheriff Tom Thompson was called from his sleep at 4:27 a.m. to investigate an object reported hovering over a farm 3 1/2 miles west of Ghent. The farmer said he had been watching the object for a half an hour when he decided to call the sheriff's department. He said the object changed color, from red to yellowish-white, as it moved with him. When he went towards his parent's house it kept pace, staying about one mile away. In his report, Thompson said he noticed a very bright object that appeared to be much closer than the stars. Upon reaching the farm, the officer watched the object for about 30 minutes as it appeared to move closer, back and forth, north and south, and at times nearly disappear. The farmer added that at one point it moved to within a half mile of the farm and his dog began barking and running toward the object. Thompson said the light seemed to keep pace with his vehicle as he drove back to Marshall. It hovered over the town for about 5 minutes and then moved off in a northeasterly direction. APRO Bulletin, 1981 **** September 20, 1980 - Scandia, MINNESOTA Michelle Freudenberg was driving home to white Bear Lake at about 2 a.m. when she encountered a lighted object in the sky. It was estimated to be 30 to 50 feet long, 10 to 12 feet high and about 8 feet off the ground. The disc-shaped object was vaguely outlined by red and white lights. She watched the disc for about 8 seconds before it passed over a nearby hill and disappeared. The witness recalls noticing a pungent odor in the air at the time of the sighting. This is the latest sighting in an area that has been the scene of repeated observations in the past. On July 25, Mary Lou Simonson and her son, Randall, observed a disc-shaped object estimated at 40 feet wide and 10 feet thick, with a pattern of red and white lights. APRO Bulletin, 1981 **** Issue: I..2-721 ABSTRACT: UFO WITH MISSING TIME MONTH: 09/27/1980 HOUR: 08:30 DURATION: 11-30_minutes STATE_PROVINCE: MN COUNTY: RAMSEY NEAR_TOWN_OR_CITY: ST PAUL LAKE ELMO SITE: rural SKY: clear MUFON_REPORTEES: 1 NUMBER_OBSERVED: 4-5 ELEVATION: 65-70_degrees LOWEST_ALTITUDE: 500_feet_or_less DISTANCE: 101-500_feet FLIGHT: jumped_around DIRECT_FIRST_OBSVED: SE SHAPE: other SURFACE: varied APPARENT_SIZE: star-like ACTUAL_SIZE: 1-3_feet SURFACE_COLOR: white, blue_white, green_white EXT_LIGHTS: flashed_sequentially, other EXT_LIGHTS_COLOR: blue_white, green_white CHANGE_COLOR: yes EMISSION: trail REACTION_TYPE: curiosity, excitement, fear PSYCH_DURING_EVENT: fear PSYCH_AFTER_EVENT: other Ufo encounter with missing time This happened about 23 years ago on our way to hudson wisconsin from the east side of St Paul, I and a friend were travelling east on 94 from the east side of St Paul this trip normally takes 30 minutes max it was about 8.00 pm when we left roccos resturant on the east side to go to hudson harbor resturant to pick up some supplies my friends dad, who owned both places. we were apporx 5 miles east of st paul when I noticed a light hovering in the sky I said lets get a closer look so me and my freindhe was driving pulled off on a dirt road to the south approx 14 mile off the road and stopped we were right under the light it was about 200-250 feet above the car and we sat there for a while when all of a sudden it shot over the highway to the north and when it did this it was so fast that all we could see was a light trial and then shot back over our car it did this approx five times shooting around the sky leaving light trails and always returning back above our car we both just sat there amazed at what was happening we could not beleive it.we sat there for approx 10-15 min observing this strange light in the sky then it shot out and became five lights if you pictured a star on the american flag with its five points there was a light at every point if you can picture this with the car in the center. then all of a sudden it became on light and shot straight up as fast as ever and was gone just leaving a trail of lights as it shot away. well we both decided to get out of there. and go to hudson and pick up our stuff. the strangest thing was yet to come when we got there we walked downstairs to the prep kitchen and it was 10.15 pm this was so wierd because this trip is 20-30 min max and we were on the side of the road 15- 20 min max well we did not know what happened to the other time it was missing I donot remember anything more happening to us but there was for sure at least an hour of missing time. giving my self extra for how long ago it happened. I ran into my buddy about six months ao he does not remember anything about it. this is extremly bizarre because I rememeber it all it makes me think i am a little crazy but I know what happened and this was for sure a true event *** Pine County, Minnesota ufo I have always wanted to tell someone who would believe me about what happened to me. For approximately a month before President Reagan was elected, there appeared in the sky to the east of where I lived a saucer shaped disc in the sky. As the sun shone on it you could see that it was a metallic object-it shined like gold. Why I never took a picture of it was beyond me. Anyway, after dark on many nights a light would shine down from the sky & light up the entire yard so bright it was like daylight, except that sometimes the light would be red, sometimes blue, sometimes green, sometimes white. The very night Reagan was elected president, I was lying on the couch watching the election, looking out the window at the saucer and wondering if "they" could see me. I went to bed around midnight. When I laid down in bed, I wasn't really all that tired, so was just lying there with my eyes open thinking about things. I saw a bright red flash of light. Well, I thought it was my eyes playing tricks on me. Then a knock on the door-three raps. I lived out in the country, but my mom & dad, brother & family lived almost directly across from me, so I thought it was my nephew, whom often would come over to talk at all hours. I got up to answer the door, but there was noone there. I called out, "xxxx, is that you?" But nothing. I thought how strange, but went back to bed. Almost immediately on lying back down, something attacked me. I could see nothing, but "it" was trying to take my brain and I was fighting to keep it. I tried to call out to my 15yr old daughter who was sleeping on the couch, but no sound came out of my mouth. Finally, I broke away from this thing. I sat up on the edge of the bed and for a few seconds remembered all that had happened to me and then it seemed to leave me with no memory of it and just confused. I got up to go wake my daughter to tell her what happened. I was so weak I could barely walk. When I told my daughter, she said, "Go back to bed, Mom, you were just having a nightmare." Well, I did go back to bed. The odd thing was, I wasn't frightened. I leaned against the backboard & wondered if I was losing my mind or something. Then I heard 3 raps on my bedroom wall, saw a red flash of light from the window. Somehow it seemed normal for that to happen-who knows why. I laid down and went right to sleep. The next morning when I got up my stomach muscles were extremely sore and the inside of my mouth was burned white. (Like when you burn your mouth on a fork while eating a roasted marshmallow). Well, I had to go tell someone what happened, so I went across the road to my Mom's house. I told her what happened. I figured she'd say, "You're crazy" or something, but she stood there with her mouth open and when she spoke, she said, "I can't believe it! Someone else told the exact same story in church last night." I did go see him, and he did have the same thing happen to him. Well, that's one story. I have a couple more if you're interested. I have seen ufo's since I was a young girl, as my grandfather would point them out to me in the sky. *** MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA Winter night in 1980... I woke from a sound sleep to go to the window as if called there. I looked out the window and saw nothing, then a lime green cigar shaped light cruised across the sky from horizon to horizon at a strange pace. *** Occurred : 1/19/1981 21:30 (Entered as : 01/19/81 21:30) Reported: 10/28/1999 12:46 Posted: 3/21/2003 Location: Wilmont (south of), MN Shape: Light Duration:5 to 7 minutes Coming home from a school event, I noticed a light in the northern sky. It was bright white with red flashes, moving slowly upward... When I got home I pointed out the object to my mother, father and one sister. (A farm family, 5 miles away from the nearest town). We watched the object continue slowly upward out the north window of our house. It then speed up and to the right before stopping. After sitting still for a minute or so, the main object got lighter as a small red object seperated and slowly moved to the east of the main object. Shortly after, another small red object moved off to the west, again making the main object lighter. The remaining part of the main object then moved off to the west. The final three objects looked the same, each having 2 points of red light. They moved slowly out of sight. The events took 5 to 7 minutes to transpire. **** Occurred : 6/1/1981 22:00 (Entered as : 06/01/1981 22:00) Reported: 9/23/2003 9:02:48 AM 09:02 Posted: 9/24/2003 Location: South St. Paul, MN Shape: Chevron Duration:15-20 mns. Golden Boomerang Object Circling Above South St. Paul, MN in Early 80s I'm 26 now, but I'm not sure if this will help or be considered valid since I was so young. I was 4-5 years old, lying in bed staring out the window up at the night sky, when I noticed an object circling above. It was boomerang-shaped, golden, and circling the duplex my family lived in and the home next door. After watching for a while, I got out of bed to tell my dad (who was watching the late news) about the "ghost bird" flying above the house. He told me to go back to bed. When I did, it had left. However, I woke up later on in the night, and it had returned. I called it the "ghost bird" for a long time, until I found out about UFOs. I hope this helps. Thanks. ((NUFORC Note: Date is approximate. PD)) *** 02-10-1982 Willernie, MN, USA UFOCAT #118780 underwater ufo in minnesota *** 1982 Bemidji CE1 (occurred in Summer, exact date unknown.) Observed on W. Side of Lake Mina, NNE of Bemidji, from lake's E. Side. Note: This is a followup investigation to the 1996 S. Minneapolis MA1, which was e-mailed to the website by the witness. During the interview regarding the MA1, he also described this object which he and his cousin observed at moderately close range (exact distance unknown). The object appeared to be a glowing white lenticular disk shape, with a brighter red core. There was also an inverted cone shape field of light descending from the object, with a bright blue light at its base. The primary witness remembered a low pitched hum which may be associated with the object. The object moved in "short spurts" over the tree line on the far side of the lake. It appeared to be a hundred-plus feet above the trees, but the primary witness thought that it illuminated the tree line. Both witnesses observed the object through binoculars, and followed it from the south to southeast, where they eventually lost sight of it. *** Sighting Date: 5/2/83 7am CST, and 9am CST (MPLS) Sighting Location: near Fountain, MN, and Mpls., MN In regards to the cylinder shaped object, the case in my file states the person that saw the cylinder was looking out the right side of the car through the windows as the car was heading west. The sighting was near a cellular tower a couple miles east of Fountain, Minnesota. (30-35 miles south of Rochester, Mn). The sighting was at approximately 7 a.m. There was other traffic on the road at the time but there have been no further reports from anyone else. My source is also an anonymous witness, which puts me in the same boat you are. Estimated distance from the tower about 1 mile north. Size estimated in excess of 100 yards at this distance. Nose was tilted down at a slight angle. Total time of sighting approximately 30 seconds. This cannot be an isolated case. Do you have any more cases of sightings in this particular area? Strange lights are common in the area. I myself am in independent investigator and have been for 20+ years. Phil "JPMWJ Inc."
Also: >From: France OVNI > >This is a demand of information: > >A correspondent desiring to keep the anonymity temporarily, has signalled >me a sighting whose it has been the witness it 2 May 1983 to Minnéapolis - >Minnésota - USA. The witness is French and was in professional >displacement, when it to see the takeoff of 3 UFO to 9h00 of the morning >(size approximately 700 meters of long). It asserts equally to have >observed a helicopter of the US army with a soldier that filmed the scene >of takeoff. The source of the testimony being unreliable, since it >anonymous I ask you if you have had knowledge a such history on that date >and to this place. Thank you advance for your replies. > >* Thierry Garnier : firstname.lastname@example.org >* http://www.mygale.org/~cufohn/franceovni >* Mailing List LFO:http://www.listbot.com/subscribe/LFO >* tel port: (33) 060.985.7854 (24h/24h) > >Collaboration internationale: >Patrick Tremblay >Les Phenomenes Celestes >C.P. 151, Chicoutimi, Qc. G7H 5B7 >http://www.netrover.com/~tremblay >email@example.com / # ICQ: 240150 >(418) 549-9872 Tel&Fax (bureau provincial) >(418) 652-7315 (bureau de Quebec) >(418) 868-1523 (Bas-St-Laurent), Fax: (418)868-1815 >(514) 865-0546 (Montréal). *** Occurred : 5/2/1983 09:00 (Entered as : 05/02/83 09:00) Reported: 3/25/2002 3:19:24 PM 15:19 Posted: 3/21/2003 Location: Minneapolis, MN Shape: Disk Duration:5' Un vieux témoignage En francais, Lieu : Hôtel RAMADA au bord de l'autoroute près de l'aéroport. Date : lundi 02 mai 1983 09h00 am. J'attendais l'arrivée de mon correspondant local dans la chambre de l'hôtel RAMADA, située à l'extrémité de celui-ci (à ma gauche, je peux voir par la fenêtre l'écran géant d'un cinéma de plein-air). Mon attention a été attirée par le bruit d'un hélicoptère de l'US AIR-FORCE. A son bord, un militaire équipé d'un télé-objectif. En regardant dans la direction qu'il visait, j'ai vu décoller 3 soucoupes, à quelques centaines de mètres de taille supérieure à un 747. La forme était celle d'une madeleine retournée (gros renflement de l'hémisphère inférieur). La matière n'était pas celle des avions normaux, si brillante, on aurait dit de l'opale blanc laiteux ou peut-être de la céramique. Les engins décollaient selon une pente d'environ 45° comme un avion et elles ont vite disparues dans la couche nuageuse assez basse et dense ce jour là. IN ENGLISH (courtesy of Google lang. translation): Place: Hotel RAMADA at the edge of the motorway close to the airport. Date: Monday May 02, 1983 09h00 amndt. I awaited the arrival of my local correspondent in the hotel room RAMADA, located at the end of this one (on my left, I can see by the window the giant screen of a cinema of sport). My attention was drawn by the noise of a helicopter of the US Air-force. On its board, a soldier equipped with a teleobjective. While looking in the direction that it aimed, I saw taking off 3 saucers, to a few hundred meters of size higher than one 747. The form was that of a turned over madeleine (large bulge of the lower hemisphere). The matter was not that of the normal planes, if brilliant, one would have said opal milky white or perhaps of ceramics. The machines took off according to a slope of approximately 45° like a plane and they quickly disappeared in the rather low and dense vapour cloud this day there. *** Occurred : 6/15/1983 22:30 (Entered as : 06/15/83 22:30) Reported : 2/6/2001 07:16 Posted : 2/18/2001 Location : Red Wing, MN Shape : Triangle Triangular UFO in EARLY 1980's... Dear Mr.Davenport,... At your request as heard on the ART BELL radio program on 2/5/01, I am sending you MY UFO story...IT IS TRUE... I don't remember the exact date, but I AM POSITIVE it was in the EARLY 1980'S... My best friend and I, in our early 20's at the time, decided to go "Back-Roading" on a clear Summer, weekday night around 10:30 PM... We were out driving the country roads surrounding Red Wing, MN., traveling East in the vicinity of Whiterock, MN. when I, (The Passenger) , saw an unusually bright light, approximately 500-1000 Ft. Up & 1-2 Miles North of us, that seemed to be moving South VERY slowly... We pulled off to the side of the road, turned OFF the engine, and got out of the car to get a better look... The "Object " was now almost directly above us and STATIONARY & the bright light was now gone... We listened, but could hear NO SOUND at all coming from it... It appeared to be TRIANGULAR and very dark, If not Black...(Please Read On)... I took some small binoculars out of the glove box and looked at the object closer... I SAW a definite TRIANGULAR shape, but slightly angled inwards at the back, like the back end of an arrowhead... I also saw 5 LIGHTS on the Bottom of the object...Each a DIFFERENT COLOR, arranged in a CIRCLE, with the lights placed at points as the points of a star shape would be within a circle...The lights did NOT blink or fade On & Off... I don't know what this thing was, but I DO know what it WAS'NT...A Plane OR a Helicopter... It just stayed there in the sky STATIONARY for approximately 5 MINUTES, and then SLOWLY moved Northwest... We got back in the car and followed it at about 10-20 MPH...to 40-50 MPH...Then to 80-90 MPH... It still outpaced us moving off Northwest untill within 30 seconds or so, it could not be seen... We slowed down & went back home feeling Thrilled, Spooked, & Thoroughly Mystified... We told only our close friends & family about the sighting, fearing ridicule, and went on with life having no answers on the subject... Within a week we were busy trying to convince ourselves it HAD to be a plane or a helicopter, and we were starting to believe our excuses... A week after that, on the FRONT PAGE of our local newspaper, the Red Wing REPUBLICAN EAGLE, were sketches of the very object we had seen 2 weeks before... Apparently several eyewitnesses had seen this object floating at tree top level at various spots in an around Red Wing,MN. where we live... Needless to say, that ended our excuses...But, to this day I am sill left without answers... As I said, this sighting happened in the EARLY 1980's, and with a little help from our local newspaper, maybe you could get the exact date... Or they might still have the newspaper archived... Also, mabey ART BELL would be interested in this TRUE Story...?? Feel free to forward it to him if you like... Thanks for listening & the IMPORTANT job you do!! *** Subject: Re: UFO Osceola or Dresser, Wi mid/late 80's or early 90's While visiting our friends in Osceola, Wisconsin she told us about a UFO landing which occurred on the border between Dresser and Osceola. All I know is that a UFO landed behind Trollhaugen Ski resort sometime in the mid 80's to early 90's. There were witnesses at the trap rock plant called Dresser Trap Rock in Dresser and also news articles in the Dresser and Osceola newspapers. (There are reports for Dresser, WI for the dates of 3/22/78, and sometime in Sept 79. Osceola, WI sometime in summer of 1983, sometime in December of 1980, and again on 3/22/78.) *** National UFO Reporting Center Sighting Report Occurred : 12/1/1983 02:00 (Entered as : 12/83 02:00 am) Posted : 1/28/1999 Location : Madison, WI Shape : Unknown Object moving slowly down a row of homes. Crossed boulevard and disappeared over warehouse. drove under it thinking it a police helicopter dowing surveilance. Very disturbing and panicked when eyes met driver of on coming traffic who witnessed same. Ok, so it bothers you're web site doesn't make any mention of this because it was in the local paper the following day as having been witnessed by a cop patroling Milwaukee Street. Anyway as for my experience I was coming home from the Univ of Wisc Madison's library and it was late and very cold out. I pull up to the light going northbound on Johnson Street (just past Tenney park near the police repair shop and old paint warehouses) and about 15 feet above the roof of this house down Johnson Street on my right is this thing. It was black, but appeared illuminated - kinda dim like - underneath. I didn't think much about it. Thought it was probably a police helicopter searching the neighborhood for some East High School punks. But it kept my attention cause it wasn't really a spot light eminanting shining down into backyards. Also it didn't have any blinking helicopter like lights on top. What ever it was doing it was moving slow, steady and smooth and kept following over the row of roofs. From what I could see it look like a rounded off van with a fat base. My light changed and I started on my way about the same time the "helicopter" finished with the roofs and was headed across the street. A lot of observations started coming real fast as I approached to go under it. It was about 15 feet off the ground. It was uniform in its black color but had definite seams. No windows. The one distinct feature I remember the most was a cross like seam (real pronounced like) on its belly. This is about when all the contradictions started pooring in. First off, there was loose snow - if it was a helicopter how come it wasn't kicking up snow? And the bushes in the boulevard - they didn't twitch like they were caught in any chopper wash either. I remember shutting the heater off and coasting without the gas peddle down so I could hear the helicopter. Helicopters are noisy but none of the houses had woken up, and I wasn't hearing anything and I was right underneath it. And I felt kinda funny passing underne! ath it. The car reacted like it was mildly buffeted by helicopter wash and I can recall kinda of a slow down. And something was wrong about the illumination it was casting down. The light was dim but clear and the shrub branches kind of reflected like hotdogs under a heat lamp at the gas station. So I realize now somethings fundamentally wrong. I take my foot of the gas and this thing rises slowly to pass over the warehouse just beyond the oncoming lane's traffic. I'm borderline freaking out and so this guy in this big vanilla colored older model chevy (the kind that seats about twenty) is coming at me in the oncoming traffic lane and he's got his face like smashed up against the windshield over his steering wheel looking real hard at what ever the thing was. And he gives me this blank big eyed look. After that I this wasn't right and went right into an adreniline pump that kept me pacing when I got home for at least a half an hour. The next day it was the newspaper being reported as mussing around on the far east side. I really try not to talk about this. And if I'm not sure I think I entered this same experience into this web site before - it feels good to say something. *** Subject: 1984 ufo sighting Hi and thanks for responding. This is concerning a ufo that I and 4 other people had on may 5, 1984. it lasted a full 1 hour, 55 minutes. i made a report to mufon in texas, but never heard back. i also made a report to cufos. this sighting was on/near the st.louis river in cloquet, minn. (about 15 miles southwest of duluth). the weather was warm (shirtsleeve) no wind. clear. no moon visible in the northern sky at all. a very nice may evening. the night before my 8 yr. old son turned nine. he had a friend over to spend the night. i went to perkins with a friend for pie and coffee, and we returned to my home at exactly 10 p.m. (i looked at my watch because i had to pay the 15 yr. old babysitter.) as we entered through the sliding glass door on the north side of my ranch-style home, the two boys were in a state of animated excitement. my son's friend was jumping up and down on top of a kitchen chair. very animated. seemed a bit frightened, as well. it took several minutes to calm him down, as well as my son. the sitter didn't seem aware of anything out of the ordinary. anyway, the two of them kept shouting that a tornado had gone right over the top of our house and it had gone down to the river and look! there it still was. i looked, and saw a pulsing red light which seemed to be landed on the riverbank, which was 1/4 mile to the north and lower than my house, which was on a hill. i didn't think too much of it at the time. i didn't really think about it at all until questioning the boys resulted in a half-hysterical account of the night's activities. i had them go to separate rooms and draw what theiy had seen. result: two almost identical drawings of an upside-down ice cream cone shaped thing that was spinning and had colored lights spinning around the middle, widest part of it, a red light on top and a white light on the bottom.i didn't see any of this, just the pulsing red light. I wasn't alarmed as yet, but became more curious as the time went on. the babysitter watched the pulsing red light for awhile, but she eventually had to get home. my friend, the boys and i watched it for as long as it was there. we all tried to figure out just what it could be, of course, because the area it was in was very swampy and INACCESSIBLE except by foot. i know the area well. i grew up there. We (the adults) thought it might be a stranded helicopter or something for awhile. that is, until it rose up and went to the center of the river at a height of about 25-30 feet. it then shone an off-white, lazer-like light onto the river for about five minutes. it had made just one sweeping movement from the river's edge to the center of the river. zoom. just like that. that's when I began to feel alarmed. the pulsating, changing size and color didn't alarm me, but that did. when pulsating, it seemed to grow larger when it got brighter. it was red a lot of the time, but at times would change to a mint-green color, an off white color, an amber color, a green color, ;all with no detectible pattern or sequence. after shooting the lazer like beam onto the river, it quickly shot up to the top of the far hill away from us, an arcing movement that is impossible to describe, considering the object stayed EXACTLY AT TREETOP LEVEL THE WHOLE TIME IT MOVED. and it moved so fast it scared me. i have no reference with which to describe the speed of this thing. kind of like playing a flashlight beam on a wall at night and kind of zipping it around. then it stopped dead at the top of the far hill 1/2 mile away from us, and shined this brilliant white searchlight type light on the house on the opposite side of the river hill. the only other house in the area. (we all lived kind of on the edge of town) all the lights suddenly came on in that house; it had been dark before. the object inspected the home and yard for about 60 seconds before shooting off to the north and disappearing. at exactly 11:55 pm. as i told the boys to go to bed, because they would never ever see anything like that again as long as they lived, it suddenly shot back into view and seemed to shine that brilliant, blinding light right at us. it scared me. it seemed to know what i had said to the boys and give a parting shot of , "Oh, yeah?" during the time we watched, the boys blinked my eight floodlights at it three times. the thing seemed to respond by flaring up three times. after which i told the boys to stop it; i didn't want it to come any closer. after shooting back from the north and scaring me, it took off after about 10 seconds and was gone. whenever it was going to move, it flared up, kind of. always brilliant white. otherwise, it was several different colors. what do you make of this? *** Occurred : 5/5/1984 22:00 (Entered as : 05/05/84 22:00) Reported: 1/14/2001 11:37 Posted: 3/21/2003 Location: Cloquet, MN Number of witnesses: 5 Number of objects: 1 Shape of objects: Like an upside-down ice cream cone. Duration:1hr 55min Myself, a friend, two 9-yr old children watched a pulsating craft hover over the St.Louis River in Cloquet, just at the edge of town. I lived on a hill, giving an excellent view of the river and the craft from about 1/4 mile away. My friend and I had just returned from a coffee and pie outing at the local Perkins. We walked around to the back of the house and entered through the sliding glass door. The two children were in an almost hysterical state, shouting about the "tornado" which had passed over our house at a very low level. I tried to calm them down, and told them to draw me a picture of what they had seen (in separate rooms). They drew virtually identical pictures of an upside-down "ice cream cone" with spinning marks and colored lights. They estimated that it barely cleard the top of my 1-story rambler. It continued to the river and either landed or hovered just above the opposite bank. (north of our house. Evidently it had come from the south & traveled north. As we spoke, the kids pointed to where the object still was, on or near the river bank. I saw only a red (sometimes light green) pulsating light on or near the river bank. We watched it for 1 hour and 55 minutes exactly. During this time, it kept getting brighter; then dimmer. As it brightened, it seemed to become larger. I watched it thru binoculars, but could not make out a shape behind the light. My friend, the kids, and the 15 year old babysitter, watched and talked. Toward the end of the sighting, it did some spectacular things; the babysitter had gone home, but my friend stayed and watched with us. During the time we watched, we all tried to come up with some type of explanation for what it could be; we all concluded that it could not be human made; it was just too bizarre looking. There was no road or path it could have taken to get where it was. It was basically a swamp. We went there the following day to see if it had left any evidence of itself; it had not. We had to go on foot, climbing over fallen tree! s, etc. Anyway, just after 11:30, it suddenly turned an intense white, shot to the center of the river, and dispensed a laser-like dirty- white light onto the river. This lasted about 5 minutes or so. Then it suddenly turned that intense white again and took off up to the top of the opposite river bank; a distance of approx. 1/4 mile. So now it was a full 1/2 mile away. It stopped above the only other house in the area; a new, large multi-level home. The object shined a spotlight-type light that lit up the whole house and the yard; it looked like a helicopter search light, but much larger and brighter. The house lights had previously been off, but when this light show happened, all the house lights came on. I don't know if they actually saw this thing; and I haven't called them or discussed it with them. The owner is the county court administrator, and currently the mayor of Cloquet. I was just too embarrassed to ask a county official if he had seen the ufo. I was also too embarrassed to make a report right away. The next day I did call the local police to see if anyone else had made a report; none had. After about 2-4 minutes of scoping out this new house, the ufo suddenly brightened and shot off over the top of the hill and out of sight. I told the kids to go to bed; that they'd never see anything like that during their lives. I barely got out that statement when Zoom!! Back it came, shined its blinding whit light DIRECTLY AT US for several seconds before shooting off to the north and out of sight. The movements of this "thing" were completely unbelievable. It moved so fast that it reminded me of a child playing a flashlight on a wall in the dark. Nothing moves that fast. It's impossible!! During the sighting, the kids flicked on the floodlights to see if it would respond. It did. The kids turned the lights (6 of them) on and off three times. The object responded by brightening three times. I had the feeling it could hear what we were saying and thinking, because of the ways it seemed to r! espond t o us. The weather was completely clear, no moon visible. No wind at all. About 5 minutes after it left, however, a heavy fog came rolling down the river west to east, and completely obscured the view. Additional Information: The weather: about 70 degrees F. Sky conditions: CLEAR Moon: No visible moon in that part of the sky that night. Wind: No discernible wind. My nine year old son saw it up close and he said it looked like old pitted metal. The color of it was like old metal, kind of dark grey or metal that has seen better days. It was light enough outside for them to see it; it was just about dusk. The boys at first dove under my son's bed as they were so startled. I had them draw separate pictures of it, in different rooms. They both drew a very good likeness of a spinning metal object, with lights on the center, and top and bottom of it. They both said it made a kind of "whooshing" sound. *** Occurred : 6/15/1984 19:00 (Entered as : 06/15/84 19:00) Reported: 9/28/2000 01:15 Posted: 3/21/2003 Location: Ely, MN Shape: Diamond Duration:1 hour + close encounter of the 5th kind (interaction with being from ufo) this report is being submitted in response to the ufo sighting reported here for ely, minnesota, on 6/8/00, in the boundary waters canoe area. i also saw a similar ufo back in june of 1984. the location i was on a canoe trip and it was about 7:00pm. i had just finished cleaning up after dinner and was getting ready to do some evening fishing from the shoreline. i had just reached the shore when i noticed a blue-ish object descending at about a 45deg angle from about a mile away. the speed was similar to a formula one racing car at speed (200+ mph) and the altitude when i first noticed it was maybe 1 mile. (i used to sky-dive, road-race cars and motorcycles, and pilot airplanes, so i am a good judge of speed and distance.) the object passed in front of me (over the lake) at a distance of maybe 100 yards and an altitude of maybe 200 feet. it wa slowing continually during the descent. there was no sound. when it was at its closest, i could see through the glow and the object was shaped similarly to a diamond in a woman's engagement ring. (round when viewed from the top; near flat on top and expanding to a wider profile then tapering to a point in the side view) the color was varied from the blue of a royal crown cola can through to the color emitted by a blacklight. it disappeared behind the treeline maybe 100 yards down the shoreline. i stood there stunned for a couple of minutes and was getting ready to walk down the shoreline to see if i could see anything more when i noticed the movement of something coming through the woods. all i will say here about what happened over the next hour is that i communicated through telepathy (i didn't initiate the conversation and just had to think what i wanted to say.) with a blond-nordic. i did not go to the craft and didn't not see it except when it passed in front of me while descending and when it left. (it ascended in reverse of the way it descended.) there was no "physical examination". i wa sober and was not tired. i am not subject to hallucinations. i have a measured i.q. that qualified me for membership in "intertel". when i was in the military (1968-1971), i was a sergeant and worked as a fire distribution systems crewchief in aadcp's for nike-hercules missile defense syetems and had several ufo sightings on our radar systems both in the united states and korea. these were also seen by the members of my crews. my father and i also saw a cigar-shaped ufo over kansas in the summer of 1964 as we were flying one of the family planes from our home in iowa to the family ranch in oklahoma. my father also had a sighting in 1962 when he was driving from iowa to the family cabin in minnesota. he told me that he spotted something that landed in a field next to the road he was on. he said it was about 1/4 mile away from his car to the spot where it touched down. my father had a pilot's license from 1955 to when he passed away in 1973. he also built his own airplanes and was a groundcrew crewchief in the army air corps in morocco during the war. ((NUFORC Note: Anonymous report. PD)) *** This sighting from Houston, MN: MA1/CE1 Sighting July 1985 (exact date unknown). At approximately midnight of the night of the sighting, the witness was walking home from a dance when she noticed a light hovering in a field at the edge of town. Judging from the location of the light in relaton to a distant line of trees, she estimated that the object was 25 to 50 feet off of the ground and was less approximately 3 to 5 blocks away. The light appeared as a search light, shining down on the field, with no other associated lighting. It moved slowly to the north, then (smoothly) turned to the east and followed the Root River, where it was lost to sight. It made little or no apparent sound. Currently investigating noise characteristics of helicopters, perhaps in a police or DNR role, as a possible explanation. Any other ideas are welcome. (Submitted by Craig Lang, Minnesota MUFON FI) *** National UFO Reporting Center Sighting Report Occurred : 11/20/1985 (Entered as : 11/20/85 unknown) Posted : 2/16/1999 Location : South Milwaukee, WI Shape : Light Two massive booms which shook the windows followed by a bright light wich flew across sky then reversed course headed back the way it came I remeber this event clearly. I was in the up stairs living room watching "Ernest Saves Christmas" when I heard a noise which shook the windows. I got up and looked out the window. It was snowing heavly out side but I could see a bright light fly east from lake Michigan. There was another massive boom that shook the windows then the object reversed course without stopping and flew back from were it had come from. The entire instance spanded for maybe only 8 to 10 seconds. *** LIGHT CLUSTERS IN DULUTH, MINN. SKY Date: 13-Dec-86 14:23 MST From: Executive News Svc. [76374,303] Subj: APmn 12/13 UFO Sighting DULUTH, Minn. (AP) -- A police officer says he and his partner "felt a little funny" reporting an unexplained cluster of lights in the night sky east of this northeastern Minnesota city. "We felt better after we heard we weren't the only ones seeing things," said officer Paul Stein after filing his "unidentified sighting" to police headquarters. In fact, numerous northern Minnesota residents reported seeing the lights around 1:25 a.m. Friday. In all, Duluth police reported nine sightings Friday morning of the object, which Stein described as a "cluster of white and yellow lights with a large conical fiery tail that split into three tails, then just vanished." But soon, the unidentified flying object had a probable identity: debris from a Soviet satellite re-entering the earth's atmosphere,according to a spokesman with the U.S. Space Command. "I figured they would come up with a scientific reason eventually," Stein said. "But I wish the suspense and romance of it all could have lasted a little longer." People as far away as Solon Springs, Wis., about 30 miles southeast of Duluth, and the Air National Guard in Fargo, N.D., also reported seeing the object. Stein said the object traveled in a horizontal direction for about 90 seconds. Police Lt. Beverly Ecklund said Stein's report was relayed to the National Unidentified Flying Object Reporting Center in Seattle, a privately operated center devoted to UFO research since 1973. But Stein said he doesn't doubt that what he saw was the satellite debris. The timing and location were too close for coincidence, he said. Del Kindschi, a spokesman for the U.S. Space Command in Colorado Springs, Colo., confirmed that a piece of a Russian Soyuz T-11 satellite entered the atmosphere above northeastern Minnesota at the same time Stein reported seeing the object. "The debris entered the atmosphere over Lake Superior about 1:30 Friday morning and eventually disintegrated over eastern Pennsylvania," Kindschi said. The main satellite, launched in 1984, re-entered the atmosphere later that year, Kindschi said. Dave Teske, a planetarium assistant at the University of Minnesota-Duluth, said the object may have been part of a spectacular meteor shower called the Geminids which is streaking through the sky and should be visible through the weekend. Teske said Stein's description of how the tail split and then disappeared is consistent with a meteor burning up when it hits the Earth's atmosphere. "Very often the meteor explodes and the pieces blaze for a few seconds before they disintegrate," Teske said. *** 2006-02-19 1987-00-00 2 bars of light studded w/small blinking lights.vertical,silent .Blend into 1, then separate . Dark night, looked like the 2 vertical bars of light were on the wing tips of a plane only they wern't. Silent. Fairly slow. They flew out to the horizon and the bar on right moved left & merged into bar on left and flew on as one bar. Shortly thereafter the right bar moved back to its original position to the right and they flew on out of sight after making an oblique left turn. Saw nothing connecting the 2 bars. The small "strobelike" lights that ran top to bottom of the 2 bars blinked very fast but in no apparent sequence, not 1,2,3,4 etc. but like 1,8,6,3,7 etc. Couldn't tell if it were 2 objects or just 1. Appeared quite low but can't estimate altitude or size. Impression was it [they] were large. Bars looked dim, "strobes" looked bright. What did I see??? I was awe struck! *** Occurred : 4/21/1987 22:30 (Entered as : april 21 87 10:30 pm) Reported: 6/7/1999 09:35 Posted: 3/21/2003 Location: Hibbing, MN Shape: Circle Duration:15 min. we saw a strange light in the sky so we pulled over to the side of the road and watched in amazment as it moved with lighting speed we were driving down hwy 169 when we saw a strange light in the sky it moved in from the northwest at a high speed so we pulled over and watched it as it moved about with lighting speed it came to a hault and a bright light turned on and shined into the trees it stayed there a moment making no noise then the light turned off and in a flash it went north then west and then it shot off like a bullet to the south. *** National UFO Reporting Center Sighting Report Occurred : 11/15/1987 23:00 (Entered as : 11/?/87 23:00) Posted : 1/28/1999 Location : Crivitz, WI Shape : Unknown Green light spotted above trailer. Footsteps leading to trailer, door opened and footsteps came toward bdrm door. Door opened slightly, shadow of figure was seen against wall. Large head, skinny body. Door then shut, footsteps ran out door, then green light disappeared. No object was seen as it was hovering above camper.This experience happened to my (late) uncle over ten years ago but his wife still lives in Crivitz. She heard it first hand from him so she would most likely have more information. *** Occurred : 1/25/1988 04:00 (Entered as : 01/25/88 04:00) Reported: 11/17/1998 Posted: 3/21/2003 Location: Duluth, MN Shape: Triangle Duration:unknown In the early morning on a winter day when I was younger, my friends and I had a sleep over, and one of my friends had a paper route, so we were out probally at 4:00 A.M. and this triangular object was suddenly noticed above us. In the early morning on a winter day when I was younger, my friends and I had a sleep over, and one of my friends had a paper route, so we were out probally at 4:00 A.M. and this triangular object was suddenly noticed above us. It was very hard to distinguish the border around the object, even though it was very low, and large. There were lights on each corner, or what looked to be the corners. and it was a bigger light like the color of the moon, and there was another light within the light that moved in a circle inside the big light. The friend with the paper route was the only one that didn't see it. becasue he was doing his route, but the other five of us saw it, and were very traumatized... and immediately ran back to the house. *** WUFOD I2-239 MN ABSTRACT: Report of a black, non-reflecting entity, of humanoid form. CASE_TYPE: CE4 MONTH: 10/1988 HOUR: 06:15 DURATION: under_1_minute COUNTY: Hennepin NEAR_TOWN_OR_CITY: Minneapolis, MN usa SITE: city MUFON_REPORTEES: 1 ENTITY_TYPE: humanoid HEIGHT: 5_feet APPAREL_COLOR: black INVESTIGATOR1_NAME: William I. McNeff INVESTIGATOR1_EMAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org ENTITY EXPERIENCE In November , my Dad was at a convention, and I slept with my Mom. The alarm clock went off, I popped up, sprung forward, then fell backwards. I couldn’t move, couldn’t do anything but think. I finally managed to move my foot, then my leg, then sat up on the edge of the bed. Things felt like they were out of sync, like a wave moving. [I got up], put my hand on the door, walked toward the bathroom, put my hand on the wall, looked to the right into the dining room, and saw this black figure [it was if it reflected no light at all]. Then I went into the bathroom. I got the toothpaste, started to brush my teeth, then thought about the figure. I peeked out of the bathroom, didn’t see anything [in the dining room any more]. The figure had been so black that I saw no features. There is lots of light in our house from streetlights, etc. [so I should have been able to see more than I did.] The head was rounder than ours. It also seemed bigger but not grossly. It was not my nephew [who was living with us at the time], [he is] too tall. The height of the black figure was about 4 feet 8 inches to 5 feet tall, it was a little shorter than my Mom, who is 5 feet 1-1/2 inches tall. OTHER EXPERIENCES My experiences go back to 1988; the first time was probably in July. It was at night, I heard a sound like thousands of blowtorches. I couldn’t move. [She was sleeping on the sofa on the porch at home.] I don’t know how long it lasted, it seemed like forever. Then it cut off, and I ran to my parents’ room. I called the police, they informed me that they had just received a call from someone just a couple of blocks from me regarding an unusual sound. Another person I know who lives in the Camden area about a mile from the NSP generator plant, says they may have been letting off steam, but no way should I have heard it, since I live over 6 miles from the plant. I called NSP and they informed me that they only let off steam about every ten years, and they said no way could I have heard it from where I live. Three weeks later my parents were on the porch, around midnight, [they apparently heard the same sound I had heard,] my Dad wanted to go out, but the sound cut off suddenly. A month later [after the entity experience], [approx. December 1988] Dad was home, I had the same out-of-sync experience, with the wave thing. [I was starting into the bathroom], Dad said to me “What are you doing? You just went into the bathroom half an hour ago! He said I was wearing a white night gown. I didn’t have a white night gown! Years later, my nephew told me of hearing about abductions. [I hadn’t heard of them.] My most recent experience was at the end of March this year (2000). Has anyone ever had the experience of coming back into their body? It felt like something being thrown at me; it bounced off my bed, into me. Our dog was still alive and jumped up, because she heard it. It felt like it hit my chest area, but it hit on the left [side of my bed] first. It was about early morning, I have it in my journal. [From notes taken during telephone interviews on 9-18-00 and 10-19-02, and written testimony from the witness in October, 2002. William I. McNeff] This witness is highly reliable and trustworthy. I would judge her to be very intelligent and objective. *** 1/25/1989 MINNEAPOLIS, MN. 6:15 A NL Multiple witness Green light, possible meteors, seen over 12 hr. period? No sound. 1/XX/1989 N WEST BEND, WI Midnite CE1 Multiple witness Boomerang, hovered near railroad tracks. No sound. 15 min. 1/10/1989 APPLETON, WI. Night CE1 Multiple witness. Three large bright white lights moving in a straight line, observed by pilot and co-pilot of small plane flying at 7000 feet. Lights turned off and on in sequence. 1/13/1989 SUN PRARIE, WI. 8:25 PM CE1 Multiple witness. Triangular shaped object with six bright lights in front, 1 1/2 football fields wide, 1000 feet altitude. Over roadway 30 to 45 seconds. No sound heard. 1/17/1989 FENNIMORE, WI. 7:00 PM NL Multiple witness. Twelve to fifteen lights. Several reports to Sheriff Dept. No sound. *** MINNESOTA'S MYSTERIOUS MORRISON COUNTY Morrison County, just east of Little Falls, Minnesota (population 3,000) has seen may UFO sightings over the years, according to one resident. In addition to last week's UFO sighting (See UFO Roundup, volume 5, number 47, "Woman motorist sees a hovering UFO in Minnesota," page 5), states reader Todd Madson. Todd "wanted to mention that I'm fairly familiar with the area, having passed through Little Falls to go to a childhood friend's home on a number of occasions. That entire area is very rural and not known for having a lot of air traffic." "That friend and I saw something really unusual in the winter of 1979 while we were snowmobiling on a frozen lake in Pierz (population 850)," about 10 miles (16 kilometers) east of Little Falls. The UFO "was flying a good distance away and could have not seemingly been ours." Todd and his girlfriend of the time had an even more dramatic UFO sighting on February 14, 1989 in nearby Biscay, Minn. "Anyway, my Feb. 14, 1989 sighting was notable as it shows there were small unusual craft were being flown over rural western Minnesota. "We had been driving (through Biscay) and saw what appeared to be lights attached to a pair of smokestacks in a field but couldn't see any factory or stacks at all. There was a pair of hovering green and red lights. I told her to pull over and we did." "They were stationary for a moment, then began moving forward and eventually passed overhead at an altitude of 250 to 350 feet (75 to 105 meters). As it happened, the streetlight near the highway was shedding light, and it lit the bottom of these things and lit them up really nicely. They were flying probably 30 to 50 feet (9 to 15 meters) apart, one to the front and right of the other one." "What they were were two black aircraft with very quiet engines similar to an F-117 (Stealth fighter--J.T.) but the empennage was completely wrong. And these things were flying so slowly you could walk right along with them. I heard the engines ramping up, and they eventually started accelerating faster. The (objects') plan/form was a black triangle with a 79-degree wing sweep but it appeared to have more roundness to the shape. and the F-117 tail was nowhere in evidence. I am tempted to create a computer graphic of what I saw. When they did fly over, there were two dim yellowish-white lights pointing downward roughly where the landing gear would have been on an F-117. They flew overhead from north to east paralleling the highway, and we managed to follow them for awhile until they left us in the dust." Little Falls is on Minnesota Highway 27 about 95 miles (152 kilometers) northwest of Minneapolis. (Many thanks to Todd Madson for this report) (Editor's Note: Little Falls was the boyhood home of the famous American pilot, Charles A. Lindbergh Jr., who flew The Spirit of St. Louis from New York City to Paris in 1927.) *** BISCAY, MN 2/14/89 UFO Roundup Vol 5 #48 http:/ufoinfo.com/roundup/v05/rnd05_48.shtml%232 *** 3/18/1989 CUDAHY, WI. 8:45 PM CE1 Single witness Gray cigar-shaped object almost overhead, surrounded by shimmering lite. Craft about 1000 ft. in air. Went into vertical climb and left in seconds. Duration: 10 seconds. 8/10/1989 MILWAUKEE, WI. 3:30 AM NL 2 wit. No sound 25 min. Terrified couple, fishing on waters near Omro saw object fall, hover. 1/29/1989 WELLMAN, IA. 9:00 P NL 01 witness Huge dark mass, flanked by two beacons, lit by a halo. No sound. Brief. 9/XX/1989 XXXX, IOWA XXXX TC XX Not appl. Seen on A CURRENT AFFAIR. Farmer found rings in field. 10/XX/1989 CUMMING, IA. Night CE1 1 wit. No sound 10 min. Object over fisherman at 600', size of truck or house. 10/11/1989 FYLINE, IA. Night NL MW No sound Several sightings of strange lights near Missouri border. 10/17/1989 DAVIS COUNTY, IA. Night NL MW No sound Possibly Venus. 1/28/1989 STOCKBRIDGE, MI. XXXX NL Multiple witness Super large craft w/bright blue lites on perimeter. No sound. XXXX 1/04/1989 THREE RIVERS, MI. 8:30 PM NL Single witness Three "Tylenol-caplet" shaped objects flying at high speed. No sound. 2/XX/1989 THREE RIVERS, MI. 9:15 PM NL Single witness Three "Tylenol-caplet" shaped objects. Same as 1/4/89. No sound. 2/03/1989 RAVENNA, MI. 2:45 AM CE2 Multiple witness. Big bright fireball type object approached to 50 yards of car at tree- top level. Fireball went out leaving dark mass with red, green, & white lights. When car moved, object moved and vice versa. Played for 15 to 20 minutes, then moved away at high speed. No sound. 5/10/1989 FARMINGTON HILLS, MI. Midnite CE2 Two witnesses Large greenish-silver dasc-shaped object, turned on end and paced car for about two hours. Car radio stopped working and electrical system quit working. 9/11/1989 KALAMAZOO, MI. 9:15 PM CE2 +3 wit. No sound 15 min. Object with stubby wings near nose. Tubes and pipes seen. Hovered. Courtesy of: Barbara Becker, UFO RESEARCH NETWORK, Fran Ridge, UFO FILTER CTR., Bob Gribble, PHENOMENA RESEARCH *** SUBJECT: ELYSIAN, MINNESOTA SIGHTING REPORT Event 03/15/89, near Elysian, Minnesota. Investigator Bill McNeff. While driving home a woman came upon a 30-foot display of lights hovering about 50 feet over a ditch. She came to a halt and watched for several minutes but discerned only lights. They consisted of two rows of alternating red and green, blinking in succession, and two red lights above. Becoming frightened, she drove a short distance to the home of a friend. They returned but found nothing. ***
Occurred : 1/1/1990 Reported: 2/10/1995 Posted: 3/21/2003 Location: Minneapolis, MN Shape: Duration: Man reports seeing 5x objects connected by a straight line sometime during 1990. *** Location: Otter Tail County, Minnesota Date: March 1, 1990 Time: night The witness ran into 11 inches of snow in her front yard to see a hovering disc shaped craft, this object ascended into a larger hovering object that suddenly appeared. At this point the witness suffered a black out and was apparently abducted. She vaguely recalled being taken onboard by tall blond Nordic type beings that predicted an earthly disaster between the years 2000 and 2011. An implant was also inserted into her nostril. *** Date of event: April 1990 Description of event: At aprx. 5 AM , with very clear skies, a large, round object, with blue/green flame, spinning and rotating. Three witnesses. *** Occurred : 6/15/1990 23:00 (Entered as : 06/00/90 23:00) Reported: 3/28/1998 Posted: 3/21/2003 Location: Columbia Heights, MN Shape: Unknown Duration:1-2 min. Something floated by me, no sound, no wind! Of course everyone asked what i was on, nothing iv'e only told 4-5 people this. Warm summer night, clear skies no wind at all. I was bringing out the garbage out to the ally no one was around, dead quite. I lived on a corner lot at the time so I could see two blocks in either direction. iwas looking up and around at the stars when standing east I caught something in the corner of my eye. About a block to my right five or ten feet over the tree tops which were around tweny five to thirty feet up was this thing.It floated in a absulute straight line past me vary slow 2-3 miles per hour, I was about five feet from the ally. It was lightly ulluminated in a yellowish color, with a black corner to corner stripe about 1.5-2 feet wide. The thing was about the size of a vw bug. There were no edges, seems or anything protruding from it. Ten or so feet long six or so feet wide. The closest thing I can come up with is the movie of Star Trek were they put spock into a casket and sent him to some planet. Its shape was quite similar. I heard no sound from it, no trafic anyware at all, this was on a Sunday night.I watched it go past me straight down the ally and out of site. Istood the wondering what the hell was that, nothing can do that. I looked around to see if maybe someone else was around but nobody was there. I don't know what it was, I do remember I had An erie sense about it. Has anyone else seen this? I know it's weird but the more i've thought of this thing for the past seven years, I have a strange feeling it was some sort of probe, crazy huh. Well thats about it thanks for listening. *** Occurred : 7/1/1990 22:00 (Entered as : 7/1/90 22:00) Reported: 4/15/2000 14:17 Posted: 3/21/2003 Location: Mankato, MN Shape: Oval Duration:10 minutes my girfriend and i saw an opaque outline of an oval elongated object with lights foreward, midship and aft dissappear within an instant with no sound of any kind. my girfriend and i were returning home at about sunset when we heard the loud noise coming from a propeller plane overhead. we stopped on an open outside porch waiting to see the plane clear our roof line so we could determine if it was in trouble. the plane cleared our roof line at less than 1000 ft so i thought it was either in trouble or may be trailing a lighted sign for us to see. neither seems to be the case but as we looked at the plane going from east to west we noticed south from our house an opaque shape. the object was about 60 feet long by 30 plus feet high narrower and the ends than the middle with lights fore, aft and midship. what we really mnoticed was the absence of lights coming from an adjacent street or the four floors of our hospital we normally see or the lights from a 10 story apartment bldg our vision was being blocked by something. we stared at the object and felt we were being watched but neither of us felt afraid. we could not grasp what our eyes were seeing it just would not register. it is as if you were looking at a puzzle to solve and need a lot of time to solve it after 3 to 5 minutes of us staring at it and looking back at the noisy plane trying to make sense of anything. we kept returning to the object again and again as if each time we refocused it would make sense. within an instant, this does not adequatly describe the spped. within a millisecond all we could see was a trail of the three lights we noticed stretching for over a mile in the sky. at that momemnt we knew we had come accross something out of anything our mind could accept. there no sound when it left, no noise from the leaves on the trees and bushes which wee near. no noise at all except from that noisy plane which had turned from east to west to west to east from the south. the other uneplainable was when we first started looking at the object there was a beautiful sunset and when it left the sunset was gone and it was dark. strange yet was the noisy plane was alwys in ear shot with us it never left us. my girlfriend and me wrote each other notes about waht we saw without dicussing it in detail that night. our notes comapre exactly with the primary emphasis on the speed and no noise. while lokking at the object we kept ying to each " what is this" " what are we seeing" each time we would both say i don't now. the next day we thought we would contact our local airport to see if we could track down the pilot of the noisy plane but decided not to draw attention to ourselves. however, later the next day while listening to our radio while washing our cars we heard a live broadcast of a sherrif chasinfg a ufo in another county. never heard another word after this. i would appreciate any kind of response either affirming this report or explaining it away. thanks *** SUBJECT: BEMIJDI, MINNESOTA UFO SIGHTING ARTICLE September 11, 1990 Taken from: The Pioneer, Bemidji, Minnesota, Friday, August 31, 1990 Witnesses marvel at mystery objects by Pat Miller, Staff Writer It seems that Bemidji wasn't the lone city on the path of last weeks unexpected visitor from the sky as craft of similar description were sighted in every corner of the area. Reports of sightings have surfaced from Park Rapids, Clearbrook, Laporte, Zerkel and Turtle River and the common threads among the varying accounts are the lack of noise and the shape. Between 9:30 and 10 p.m. last Thursday [August 23, 1990] Dick McLaurie of Bemidji and his son Tony were heading home from a fishing excursion east of Blackduck when they saw the craft near Castle Highlands Golf Course. We saw them approaching us from the direction of Bemidji and we pulled over to watch the show, said McLaurie. They were about one- quarter of a mile away from us and one-quarter of a mile in the air and we watched them for about three or four minutes. What McLaurie saw was at least five different objects shaped like the bullet with wings that Julie Knutson described last week. The objects sported a series of light and they all traveled together in a convoy formation. There were five or six different vehicles flying in a group, McLaurie recalled. At first they were moving slowly but then they started sparking and sped up. All of a sudden all the lights went out and the things really took off in the direction of Blackduck. They certainly moved faster than any plane I've ever seen. At 9:50 that same evening Tom Crissinger of Northward Ho Resort on Long Lake near Park Rapids was among a group of about 14 people who saw a similar display. They looked like the space shuttle and were about the size of a big jet. But they didn't make any noise, Crissinger said. They trailed balls of something like fire about a mile long and over the lake they were easy to see. We also saw about 20 square windows on the side (of the craft) and we kept asking each other if anybody else saw the windows. And everyone did. The objects continued over the lake in the direction of Bemidji and followed a slowly ascending course. Greg Gasman of rural Laporte also witnessed the show from his back yard between 9:30 and 10 p.m. His immediate attention was on an airplane he could clearly hear and see high in the sky but when his gaze returned earthward it was interrupted by the sight of three unusual visitors low to the ground. They were almost touching each other and each one had front lights and back lights, he said. The silhouette of each was of a long cylindrical object and they were traveling in a convoy. Unlike the other reports which had the craft heading in a northeasterly direction, Gasman's objects traveled from the southeast to the northwest. They were heading straight for Bemidji and going northwest, he said. What surprised me the most was that there were no sparks, no sign of what propelled them, and they made no noise. It was a very quiet night but still they didn't make a sound. ____________ Additional articles appeared in The Pioneer on August 26, 28, and 30 with similar information. Other persons sighting the craft were Wayne Bitz and Dave Mathisen of Bemidji, Diane Wagner from the east side of Big Bass Lake, and Jami Knutson, 11-year-old daughter of Julie Knutson of Bemidji, and NORAD tracked the object on radar. ____________ Here is an interesting quote from the August 28 story: "The official word on the mysterious lights which were visible over the Bemidji area Thursday night is (probably) a returning rocket body that decayed in space and reentered the atmosphere." That explanation was offered by Major David Griffard of the North American Air Defense Command based at Peterson Air Force Base near Colorado Springs, Colo. He said he cannot disclose other information about the rocket but said NORAD received calls from Minnesota, South Dakota, North Dakota, Nebraska, Wyoming and Trinidad about the object. A spokesman from the Grand Forks Air Base said that no planes from that base were in the air Thursday evening and the objects the Knutson's saw did not have their roots at the base. *** Location: Plymouth, Minnesota Date: mid November 1990 Time: 2030 The witness, who was feeling very lonely and depressed was walking alone, west on 45 Ave. when he suddenly found himself standing in a beam of white light. He was blinded by the intense brightness. Shielding his eyes he looked up and was able to see the silhouette of a large black disc-shaped object about 25 feet in diameter with an aperture in the center. It hovered silently above him about 35 feet up in the air. The beam of light emanated from an aperture. The disc seemed to move into position above the witness who then recalled a deep voice originating all around him. He was then somehow lifted off the ground, and began floating towards the light. He apparently blacked out, but was able to recall lying flat on a table or bench and looking at a being with huge black eyes that seemed to be scanning him from head to toe. His next recollection was of walking east on 45 Ave. He then felt relaxed, warm, and to his surprise, very happy. He cannot account for 2 hours and 20 minutes of that evening. *** Elk River, MN, Approx. November, 1990 Retired Engineer: "About two years ago on a stormy night my wife and myself watched bright lights in the sky while we were driving south on Co. Rd. 73 northwest of Big Lake. We watched these lights for about five miles. When we got to a field near Big Lake these lights were hovering about 75 feet above the ground and approximately 300 feet from us. We stopped the car and got out and watched this machine hover next to a power line for a few moments, then without making any sound it took off north bound at a 45 degree angle. I don't remember a definite shape, but I know it wasn't like a saucer." Click here to return to '92 Elk River sightings. *** Occurred : 12/24/1990 21:00 Reported: 2/1/1998 Posted: 3/21/2003 Location: Wayzate, MN Shape: Light Duration:15-20 Summary : ON DECEMBER 24 1990 MY GRANDPA WAS DRIVING ME HOME FROM A CHRISTMAS PARTY AND ABOUT 3/4 OF A MILE AWAY FROM HIS HOUSE HE SAW LIGHTS IN THE SKY. HE PULLED OVER OFF HIGHWAY 12 AND WE WATCHED THE LIGHTS JUST SIT THERE FOR ABOUT 15 MINUTES. HE PUT THE WINDOW DOWN AND WE LISTED AND WE COULDN'T HEAR ANYTHING. THEN HE PUT THE WINDOW UP BECAUSE IT WAS SO COLD. WE WATCHED AND WATCHED. IT JUST SAT THERE SILENT AND IT DIDN'T MOVE. I THINK THAT THERE WERE 14 LIGHTS. MY GRANDPA TOLD ME IT WAS PROBABLY SANTA CLAUSE AND I BELIEVED HIM UNTIL I STARTED TO HEAR ABOUT UFO's. I COULD ONLY SEE LIGHTS. THERE WAS A THIN CLOUD COVER AND IT WAS DARK OUT SIDE SO I COULD NOT SEE THE OBJECT. THE LIGHTS WERE SO BRIGHT THEY WERE ABOUT THE SIZE OF MY HAND. THEY WERE NOT IN ANY PATTERN. THEY WERE JUST SCATTERED ABOUT THE SKY. THEY WERE NOT STARS I CAN TELL YOU THAT. THEY WERE FAR TOO LARGE AND BRIGHT. AFTER ABOUT 15 MIN MY GRANDPA PULLED BACK ON TO THE ROAD AND WE LEFT. (NUFORC) *** 01-01-1991 Duluth, MN, USA UFOCAT #113657 underwater ufo in minnesota *** SUBJECT: FLAMING UFO CRASHES INTO DULUTH HARBOR 03 Jan 91 13:26:38 From: Pete Porro To: Frank Ward ABOUT 3:30 AM WEDNESDAY MORNING, JANUARY 2, 1991, A NURSE AT MILLER-DWAN MEDICAL CENTER IN DULUTH, MINNESOTA SAW A FIERY BALL DROP OUT OF THE SKY INTO DULUTH HARBOR ON LAKE SUPERIOR, AND WATCHED IT MOVE NORTHEAST ACROSS THE BAY TOWARD SUPERIOR, WISCONSIN. SEVERAL HOSPITAL EMPLOYEES WITNESSESED THE EVENT, AND ONE WAS INTERVIEWED ON A LOCAL TV NEWS PROGRAM ON KDLH-TV IN DULUTH. HE WAS OBVIOUSLY MOVED BY THE EXPERIENCE - HIS EYES WERE TEARING - AND HE COMMENTED IT WAS "EXCITING" TO VIEW "A VISIT FROM ANOTHER PLANET". ONE WITNESS DESCRIBED THE SIZE OF THE OBJECT AS THAT OF A DIME HELD AT ARM'S LENGTH, FROM THE FIFTH FLOOR OF THE HOSPITAL WITH A "PERFECT VIEW", ESTIMATED TO BE ABOUT A MILE AWAY FROM THE IMPACT IN THE HARBOR. THE TV REPORT INDICATED THAT THE DULUTH COAST GUARD SAW NOTHING, AND A GROUND SEARCH FOR THE BURNING OBJECT PRODUCED NO RESULTS. THE HEADLINE IN THE JANUARY 3 DULUTH NEWS-TRIBUNE NEWSPAPER WAS "COAST GUARD CONDUCTS SEARCH, FAILS TO FIND REPORTED UFO" AND WAS ATTRIBUTED TO PETTY OFFICER KAYPRO (SP?), AND THE DULUTH AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL CENTER REPORTED NO RADAR CONTACT, ACCORDING TO THE PAPER. NONE OF THE NETWORK-AFFILIATED TV STATIONS IN MINNEAPOLIS-ST. PAUL CARRIED THE STORY ON THEIR 10:00 PM NEWSCASTS - TWO OF THEM DIDN'T EVEN KNOW OF THE REPORTS. DULUTH IS ABOUT 150 MILES NORTH OF THE TWIN CITIES. UPLOADED BY STEVE BEATTY IN MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA - JANUARY 3, 1991 (C) UFONET 1991 *** Occurred : 3/1/1991 04:30 (Entered as : 03/01/91 04:30) Reported: 5/22/2000 21:27 Posted: 3/21/2003 Location: Minneapolis, MN Shape: Egg Duration:10 minutes 5-6 silver, egg-shaped craft desending one by one at early sunrise on Lake Calhoun in Minneapolis. I was looking across Lake Calhoun from a window on the top floor of the Calhoun Beach Club. It was still pretty dark since the sun was just starting to rise. I saw something reflecting the sunlight to the southwest, and at first I thought it was an airplane since it was in the sky and the sun hadn't risen high enough to touch the tops of buildings or treetops. The window in which I looked from was open and it was very quiet out side, and I didn't hear a sound coming from it. As I looked I realised it could'nt be a plane because it was too small; or a hellicopter because it made no noise. It was like a big silver egg the size of a small house, and it was wobbling back and forth and up and down slowly above some houses about one quarter of the way around the lake to the left of my view. it then calmed down and slowly started to desend. It seemed to drop in front of the houses but behind the trees before going out of sight. Then, there were more flying to the same area above the trees. First one, then another, then two at once. All were moveing in the same odd way, then slowly dropping down behind the trees and out of sight one at a time. I tried to wake up my friend who was in the bedroom and I brought him out to look, but he was mad that I woke him up and wouldn't listen. He just went back to bed. I didn't want to miss this experience though, so I went back to the window to see. In all, I probably saw 5-6 craft that night. I don't tell many people about what happened, since I recieved alot of flack about it in the past, although I wish I had written down the date and time. That was the last thing on my mind. If there is anyone else in that area of Minneapolis who has seen these craft, plese contact me. I am a sky-watcher now. *** Occurred : 5/20/1991 21:00 (Entered as : 05/20/1991 21:00) Reported : 4/11/2001 21:12 Posted : 4/28/2001 Location : Northfield, MN Shape : Formation 7 UFOs flying in a train formation seen in Northfield MN, 1991 I have created a Flash animation of this experience: (URL deleted) In 1991 I was a senior at St. Olaf college in Northfield, MN. The following was witnessed by me, and at least 4 of my friends. The event occured in April or perhaps May of 1991. I was dark but it hadn't been dark very long. I'd guess it was 9:00. A group of us were in my friends apartment (Lincoln Parkway apartments) when one of my friends called us out to the second story balcony of the apartment. "hey guys check this out.. are these UFO's or something?" We went out of the desk and there were several lights about 40-45 degrees above the horizon (from our perspective).. These lights were moving fairly slowly in our general direction.. as them moved closes they seemed to be following each other, one after the other.. I would call it a "string" of lights..there were 7 or maybe 8 of them. I'm almost certain that these lights were moving independantly of each other and were not part of a single, huge object. The lights were a deep, amber red. I'm fairly certain the red lights were on continually and were bright. In addition, each "craft" also had what I remember to be several strobes blinking in a repeating, irregular, odd pattern not like the once every 3 second strobes of an airplane. the repeating strobe pattern (of maybe seven individual blinks) that each craft had repeated I would guess every second or so. I got the impression that these lights were fairly close to us.. and the size of each was maybe the size of a small plane. (20 feet diameter each?) I didn't notice any sounds from these lights. I actually got the cordless phone and called my roomate (who was in my apartment in the next building) and told him to go out on the balcony and look at what we were seeing.. I asked him what he thought they were and he said "I don't know, a train??" which was obviously not the case because trains don't fly, and these things were definitely in the air. But the lights were "train like" with one following the other blinking their weird lights. The distance between these lights in this string was not far. They seems to be much closer together than what I would think to be a safe distance. A couple years later I noticed a formation of helicopters flying, one after the other, and I took note that the distance between the helicopters was much farther apart than the lights that we say. Actually, I do remember that the noise of a train going by on nearby track was audible at the time. this may have also been what caused my friend to give "train" as an explaination. If there were any sound of the craft, the train noise may have gotten in the way of us hearing anything). But had it been 6 Cesnas that close, I'm certain I would have heard the engines. Still watching the lights, I called the police on the phone I was holding. the woman who answered said "Oh, you know what those are? they're ultralight aircraft". This I doubted. I had seen ultralight aircraft in the area before. But never to my knowledge at night, and never flying in formation. The crazy blinking pattern of these lights was unlike anything I had seen on any airplane before. Seeing one of these things would have been curious, but It's possible that I may have just dismissed it as a plane that had odd lights but I doubt it. These lights were weird, and there were 6 or seven of them! Interestingly, the police-woman I was talking to told me that in a neary by town (Fairbault) there had been a newspaper story of some UFO sightings a week or so previous to the night I was talking to her. (more about this later). The lights continued closer and closer to us and seemed to get lower. Slowly, the lights drifted past us to our left and from our perspective they disappeared along the tree line. After the initial string of lights disappeard to our left, 3-5 minutes past and then we looked up and saw another single craft appear in the some location in the sky that the initial group appeared. It moves slowly along, following the path that the other lights took. I seem to remember this one being slightly different. I believe it was smaller, but perhaps it wasn't. It had similar red lights and blinking strobes. The entire sighting lasted about 8 minutes. I later regretted not getting out of the building and going out in the field past the trees to see if I could continue to see the lights, but to be honest, I was scared. The next day I called the Fairbault newspaper and asked about the article that had been printed. The reporter verified that he had in fact written an article that discussed a couple of sightings in that area. I believe he mentioned that someone had seen a strange light shining a beam down or something like that. He also mentioned that a local farmer farmer had apparantly also had a sighting around the same time as us. This farmer had had sightings in years past and even had experienced cattle mutilations. The reported took my name and we talked about him possibly writing a new story talking about our sightings, but I didn't pursue it and neither did he so nothing ever happened. I also called the FAA and not surprisingly they weren't helpful. The 1997 "Phoenix Lights" reminded me somewhat of what we saw, how the lights appeared in a row. But the lights in that video seemed white, not red, and didn't appear to be moving. The lights we saw were much closer to each other (and to us) than the lights in the Phoenix videos that were widely shown. I know this report lacks certain important information (exact time, date) but I've done the best I can. What I do know is that these were definitely, without question, intelligently controlled craft, not balls of light way off in the distance. These lights were close and sharp and had it been daylight, I'm certain I could describe the shape of these craft, but it was just dark enough that we could only see the lights of the craft, not the shape of the crafts they were attached to. If these craft were man made, they were unlike anything any of the five of us ever recall seeing before or since. This string of lights was moving roughly in an east to west path. ((name deleted)) ((NUFORC Note: Date is approximate. PD)) *** 7/1/91 22:00 Mulliken, MI Disc On the night of a meteor shower around 6-8 years ago from this date, a friend and I witness what we believe was 4 unidentified spacecraft. *** 6/1/91 19:00 Troy, MI Disk My wife 34,son 10 and his grandmother, 68, saw a disk shaped object with lights hovering .5-1 mile up in the air near 14 mile and I-75w. *** Occurred : 4/13/1992 01:00 (Entered as : 4-13-92 1:00am) Reported: 10/5/2000 03:24 Posted: 3/21/2003 Location: Ely, MN Shape: Light Duration:roughly 1 min. Sattelite objects moving at random across the sky , at speeds never seen before. Well it was seasons opener for fishing, a friend and myself were up along the Boundry Waters. It was a clear night you could see the stars great and we were laying on bedrock looking up at them. We talk of sattelite's something I had never seen or at least recognized. Later I saw what just seemed to me another star but all of a sudden it moved from north to the southern part of the sky so fast it was like a blink of an eye. Then it happen again only at an angle from which it had come from and then another did. At this time I tapped my friend and told him to look and pointed to were one had stoped and now three were moving at random moving across the sky so fast you could hardly keep up with them and then take off again in another direction. Sometimes in this movement across the sky they would make a right angle without hessitation, or delay. At this point I asked if he saw them also and he did, and about all he could say is that they did'nt move like any sattelite he had ever seen? What were they? We don't know, they resembled a star or sattelite, but moved so fast across such a distance and at random making angled manovers that I believe that it was'nt man made machinery. Nor were they falling stars those I have seen. Oh and I forgot all 3 moved off in a southern direction and just dissappered. ((NUFORC Note: Approximate date. PD)) *** Occurred : 7/15/1992 01:30 (Entered as : 07/15/1982 1:30) Reported: 1/8/2004 11:05:09 PM 23:05 Posted: 1/17/2004 Location: Duluth, MN Shape: Other Duration:<5 sec. luminous orange half-disk winks on then off While this report is unlikely to distinguish itself due to it's reatively mundane specifics, it was nevertheless my personal observation of an unknown aireal phenomenon. I should note here, before I discuss the details of the sighting, that there are several important contextual factors that should not go unmentioned. First of all, I am an amateur astonomer. Several thousand hours spent watching the sky have yieled but a single event, an anomoly if you will. The implications of this are open to debate; however, I think these particular noctunal habits strongly suggest the presence of a logical way of observing natural and unnatural (artificial) phenomena. Secondly, I have had cognitive testing performed by a praticing psychologist, and the test results indicated a very high perceptual score. Apparently this psychologist has not seen such a score over the years, save for a "few" other examples. With these factors in mind, hopefully my report will be given serious consideration. As indicated above, this event took place sometime around 1992 or '93. The month was probably July, but it may have been late June or early August as well. I recall it was a clear, moonless (new moon, moon set early, or late rising) night, well after midnight, but not yet near twilight. A light breeze could be heard in the pine and spruce trees. I was alone but with one other person, and we were sitting so that we faced, by chance, westward. My gaze, at one crucial moment, happened to be fixed on the cloudless sky some twenty degrees above the horizion. Very abruptly, as if someone had flipped on a switch, a luminous orange half-disk appeared directly in my line of sight. The half-disk moved parrallel to the horizion, from my right to my left, silent (as far as I could discern) all the while. After but a few seconds, it faded out, and I was to never see it again. I can recall other specifics related to this "object": it was of a luminous, dull orange color (my impression then ,as now, is that it was self-luminous); it displayed sharp borders all around and seemed quite solid in its makeup ; the flat section was actually slightly concave, thus it wasn't quite a half-disk; it appeared to travel with the aformentioned side in front; it left no trail or train that I could observe; it's apparent size was about 150% of the moon near first-quarter. It is interesting to note that orange half-moons as well as disks are not unknown in UFO literature, however the precise characteristics seem to vary from sighting to sighting. ((NUFORC Note: Date and time are approximate. Witness indicates date in both 1980's and 1990's, and we have requested clarification from the party as to in which decade the event occurred. PD)) *** Occurred : 21:30 (Entered as : 09/xx/92 2130) Reported: 3/12/2000 02:59 Posted: 3/21/2003 Location: Golden Valley, MN Shape: Flash Duration:2.5 hours A strobe light flashed for 2 1/2 hours over a neighbor's house. It was in late September, 1992. The evening was warm and balmy, and large white clouds drifted by at low altitude. I was driving back home from the local convenience store around 9:30pm, and had just pulled onto my street in Golden Valley, when I saw a flash in a cloud. It was roughly directly ahead of me, and at some unknown altitude. I thought at first that it was an airliner with brighter strobe lights (the FAA is always testing new anti-collision devices). I remarked out loud to myself, "He's too low!". He was not only low, I felt, but also off course! That was definitely not the approach to the Mpls/St.Paul airport that I'd seen any planes take. I pulled into the garage, stowed my groceries, and decided to wander out to the deck since it was so nice outside. I had been outside only a few seconds when I saw another flash. It looked like the same one I'd seen before, but now it was southeast of me instead of almost straight south. It came from the same cloud I'd seen earlier! (It was a very large, white cloud, and unmistakable). I watched it for quite a while and noticed that it flashed about every 30 seconds. Finally, I was able to see - very dimly - a searchlight beam originating in the south, going around in a circle, and striking something with each pass. When the beam made contact, something flashed in the cloud. I had NEVER seen anything like this before! Why I didn't try to photograph it or turn my binoculars on it, I'll never know. I simply stood there and thought, "Isn't that interesting...." - knowing full well that it was very interesting, and unexplainable. Finally, I went into the house and watched the 10 o'clock news til about 10:30. When I came out again, the flashing was still continuing! I went in again, and came out at perhaps 11:00pm. The clouds had now drifted away, but the flashing continued with each sweep of the searchlight! Even though the clouds were gone, when it flashed, there seemed to be a variable haze around the flash. This went on until midnight when the searchlight quit. So it was hovering (?) near my house for at least 2 1/2 hours - possibly longer. It was late and 3 of my neighbors had young children at that time, so I didn't feel comfortable calling them at 10:00 or 11:00pm or later, to say, "Come out and look at this strobe light which flashes every 30 seconds...". I mentioned it to a friend in our UFO group (an engineering type), and he had never heard of anything like it either. I was able to triangulate its location using a city map left over from the Street Light Project in our neighborhood, since I had 2 sightings of the object from 2 different angles. This thing was located approximately over the street or over a neighbor's house in front of my house! Frankly, I was flabbergasted - even though the triangulation was simple, and could really have been done in my head if I'd been thinking. Since that episode, I've purchased a videocamera and a 500,000 candlepower, hand-held, portable searchlight. Maybe next time (if there IS a next time), I won't be so timid and mush-brained! Next time, I will videotape it, put a searchlight on it, use the binoculars, and call a neighbor for corroboration. *** Elk River '92 Sightings: A flurry or flap of UFO cases in the Elk River area occurred around the time of October and November of 1992, although we have record of one case going back to 1990 and some earlier cases. These cases got a fair amount of local media attention at the time. Minnesota MUFON held a public meeting in the library at Elk River on Nov. 7, 1992, and a number of people recounted their experiences at this meeting. The following are representative of those cases. *** Rogers, MN November 8, 1992 Toolmaker: "About 5:30 or 6:00 in the morning, just waking up, my wife and I heard a high pitched sound which sounded like a fighter jet. The sound was ear piercing and lasted only a second or so. This happened about two and one half months ago." *** Elk River, MN Thursday, Nov. 5, 1992, 6:30 PM English/Spanish Trade Secretary/Interior Designer/Homemaker reported: "Seated at my dining table watching TV, the south window was open (without curtains), and in the field across [from] my house (houses are separated by a lot of acreage), suddenly I saw a very, very long quadrangular bright yellow, well defined big window, turned on, for probably 4-5 seconds, meanwhile I thought, "NO, NOOO, this can not be happening to me! I don't believe in UFOs!" and the light went off. But, before my sighting, about 6:25 PM, there was a very low noise, very loud, and I thought my furnace was going to blow up, I went to the basement to check and my son was playing his music, so I thought, this was probably an unusual song. I went back to the kitchen and sat down to watch TV, when I had my experience. I also went outside to check for people, snow blowers, cars, etc. Nobody. This is a diagram of what I saw. *** Rogers, MN Oct. 14, 1992 11 year old girl: Three weeks ago on Wednesday at 8:20 PM she lay on her bed in a basement room. Lights showed downward on her face. The cat immediately ran out of the room. She heard a low-level hum like heavy equipment one fourth mile away. Lights scanned across the yard for about 10 seconds. Then it hovered 1000 to 1500 feet up. Circular object, 75 to 100 feet in diameter, red and blue lights around the bottom. Sighting lasted about one minute. Then it moved off slowly. Police report filed with Hennepin County Sheriff. *** Elk River, MN approx. October 1992? Computer Programmer: "Both my kids reported seeing flying saucer-like objects in our yard at night. My four year old reported seeing a "flying skateboard that glowed in the dark" in our yard. My seven year old said he saw one at about the same time that had lots of lights and went slowly above the trees." *** St. Cloud, MN approx. October 1992? Correctional Officer: "Saw UFO close to ground and near road. Observed ship for approx. 7-10 minutes." *** Zimmerman, MN approx. October 1992? Homemaker: "At 12:30 AM the fire alarm went on and woke my husband and I up. He got up and went downstairs to check it out. A few minutes later he came back into the bedroom and looked out the window. He told me to get up and look, he saw this large round red ball coming down from the sky. Then it started going straight across the sky. This was the time I saw it. It was going straight across the sky. It was as large as the moon, red, with a gray trail behind. It stayed high in the sky and just kept going across the horizon out of sight. It was 60 seconds or so." *** Occurred : 9/25/92 21:30 (Entered as : 09/25/92 21:30) Reported : 3/24/00 03:17 Posted : 4/1/00 Location : Golden Valley, MN Shape : Flash A flashing bright, white light hovered over my neighborhood for over 2 hours. It was in late September, 1992. The evening was warm and balmy, and large white clouds drifted by at low altitude. I was driving back home from the local convenience store around 9:30pm, and had just pulled onto my street when I saw a bright, white flash apparently emanating from a large cloud. It was roughly directly ahead of me, and at some unknown altitude. I thought at first that it was an airliner with brighter strobe lights (the FAA is always testing new anti-collision devices). I think I remarked out loud, "He's too low!!". He was not only low, I felt, but also off course! That was definitely not the approach to the Mpls/St.Paul airport. I pulled into the garage, stowed my groceries, and decided to wander out to the deck since it was so nice outside. I had been outside only a few seconds when I saw another flash. It looked like the same one I'd seen before, but now it was southeast of me instead of almost straight south. It appeared to come from inside the same cloud as before, although it might have been below it and in front of it, creating its own haze. Since I had sighted it from 2 different angles, I was able to mentally triangulate its location, and later used a city map left over from a Street Light Project to do the same with a ruler. This thing was located approximately over a neighbor's house or front yard across the street, not much higher than the tops of the trees - perhaps 1 1/2 to 2 times the height of the local elm trees. I watched it for quite a while and noticed that it flashed about every 30 seconds. Finally, I was able to see - very dimly - a searchlight beam originating from the south, going around in a circle. Whenever the searchlight beam aligned with the object, there would be a flash apparently in the cloud. The searchlight beam was far too high to hit the object and cause a reflection. The closest advertising searchlights (used by car dealers, etc.) would have been about a mile away since the area is entirely residential up to that point. At that distance, a searchlight beam would have been hundreds of feet high by the time it intersected my neighborhood. Why I didn't try to photograph it or turn my binoculars on it, I'll never know. I simply stood there and thought, "Isn't that interesting..." - knowing full well that it was very interesting, and unexplainable. Finally, I went into the house and watched the 10 o'clock news til about 10:30. When I came out again, the flashing was still continuing! I went in again, and when I came out at perhaps 11:00pm, the clouds had drifted away. But the flashing continued with each sweep of the searchlight!! The flash seemed to be enveloped in a haze when it occurred, but there was no visible haze in the air prior to the flash. There was also no "object" visible. This went on until midnight when the searchlight quit. So it was hovering (?) near my house for at least 2 1/2 hours - possibly longer. I mentioned it to a friend in our UFO group (an engineering type), and he had never heard of anything like it either. Since that episode, I've purchased a videocamera and a 500,000 candlepower, hand-held, portable searchlight of my own! Maybe next time (if there IS a next time), I'll tape it! **** See also: Report: Elk River, MN, Approx. November, 1990 6/15/1992 20:00 (Entered as : 2 weeks) Location : River Falls, WI Shape : Triangle SUMMARY: I and my brother were sitting on swings in a school playground when a triangular shaped object appeared. It was around 8 o'clock pm (20:00) and my brother and I were sitting on swings in the Rocky Branch Elementry School playground, waiting for some of our friends. It was dark out but the lights from the school lit up the playground. Corn fields were on 3 sides of the school and a street to the other. We were sitting and talking when suddenly the silence behind us stopped. We heard a soft humming like the sound the comes from one of those green power boxes (the big ones with the large hinges) Then a large triangular shaped object came from behind us (to the south). It was about 100 ft. off the ground. It had yellow flashing lights on each point. It stayed above us for about 2-3 mins then rapidly accelerated back to the south over a mountain. After it burst away a very bright light shone for about a half a second. (NUFORC) *** This is from a 1992 sighting (with photo) in St. Paul, MN. The UFO image below was photographed above north St. Paul, MN in 1992. The photographer wants an explanation as to what it is and did anyone else see it. Please e-mail Minnesota MUFON (see below or contacts page if you can add to this sighting. An article on this sighting appeared in Sept. 92 Fate magazine. (Witness identity withheld pending permission). Click here for UFO photo image. *** Beam Me Up, Scotty, summer 1992 In the summer of 1992, a Black Hawk couple were sitting in their backyard sometime after dark. The husband said in jest, “Beam me up, Scotty.” Suddenly, above the house was a black triangular shaped craft with 3 lights on the bottom. The wife said it was very low, perhaps 3 feet above the house. It slowly drifted over the other houses, it’s tips extending over the edges of the roof tops. She said the craft was noiseless and that she and her husband were speechless. The craft drifted slowly in the direction of Nemo where it eventually went out of sight. According to the wife, her husband now refuses to usher the words, “Beam me up, Scotty,” as he associates them with the sudden appearance of the craft. *** Hart Ranch, 2/92 In February of 1992, a ranch couple and their teenage daughter were returning home to the Hermosa area from a Stock Show in Rapid City. They were traveling south on highway 79 when at 9:30 p.m. they saw a large, brightly lit object west of the highway in the area of the Hart Ranch Resort. It was moving very slow at approx. 1000 feet altitude. The rancher pulled to the side of the highway and shut off his vehicle. He got out to get a better view of the craft, mother and daughter stayed in the pickup. The object was approx. 2000 feet from their location when they stopped. The craft was slowly moving east as it crossed the highway in front of them. They described it as having white lights along the bottom that were so bright they had to look away at times because the lights hurt their eyes. They noticed 3 parallel solid lines of light that ran the entire length of the craft. They were pink in color and were about 10 feet apart. They estimated the craft as being 3 stories high, the solid pink lights seemed to separate the stories, and it was at least 100 feet in length. The craft was completely silent, the witnesses seemed very disturbed about their sighting and refuse to make any further statements. While the craft passed in front of them, the mother locked the doors and was yelling for her husband to get back in the pickup. *** Submitted by Craig Lang, Minnesota MUFON FI
UFO sighting: 2/3/93, Central Minnesota. Interviewing a long-term experiencer, whom I will call "Donna". The overall experiences have been occurring since about 1979 but she has had a series of well defined sightings (CE1, possible CE4) over the last five years. These include one which occurred on Feb 3, 1993, which may correspond to the Afton, MN sighting of that time frame. The witness is married and has several children, of whom one or more have had experiences. The whole family has experienced miscellaneous anomalous events over this extended time period. *** From: Dale Stonehouse
Subject: Re: UFO sighting (4/93) > Those who rationalize that the incidents were the result of secret > stealth new toys of the USAF, should be asked: Stealth with lights ON? > Absolutely noiseless? Slowing to speeds of only 35MPH? Altitudes of > only hundreds of feet? Well, Doc, that is a perfect description of a single craft I saw right here in St. Cloud, MN on an April night back in 1993. But I would add one thing - they can also hang in the air like a picture on the wall, absolutely and I mean absolutely, motionless. Stealth craft do have lights and can turn them on any time they want - especially if they WANT TO BE SEEN. What fun is it to be invisible if you're invisible all the time? The one I saw had three lights on the bottom, thus the "triangular" description that could be a misnomer from what I saw. Stoney Even though this craft did not obey the laws of gravity, I personally did not consider it to be a non-terrestrial craft. Nonconventional yes, but these have been seen by so many people now it is either secret military craft or the dumbest aliens in the universe. Don't mean to make light of it, but it doesn't seem like these craft are much of a mystery. Dale Stonehouse St. Cloud, MN *** Occurred : 5/17/1993 22:30 (Entered as : 05/17/93 22:30) Reported: 5/21/1998 Posted: 3/21/2003 Location: Northfield, MN Shape: Oval Duration:3 - 5 sec. Oval luminous object traveling north at tremendous speed. Elongated at accelleration. Was not transparent. Sky: unlimited, clear visibility. My daughter (14) and I were in the front yard talking. It was 10:30 pm and the sky was absolutely clear with stars evrywhere. Suddenly my daughter said "what's that". Looking over my shoulder there was an oval light source approx. 30 ft in diameter about 40 - 50 feet above our house. It was not transparent as it blotted out the star field. As soon as both of us were focused on it the object elongated and streaked due north toward Minneapolis (40 mi away). It vanished over the horizon in 2-3 seconds. I served 2 1/2 yrs in the 2d Marine Air Wing and have experience w/aircraft of all types. This was unknown. At no time did it fall to the earth..but traveled a parallel path w/ the terrain. *** Occurred : 7/10/1993 23:45 (Entered as : 07/10/1993 23:45) Reported: 1/18/2004 7:19:55 PM 19:19 Posted: 1/22/2004 Location: Little Fork, MN Shape: Other Duration:10 minutes There was a large bright white steady light that I could see behind the trees. At first I thought it was an airplane, but the light nev I was driving home from work at 11:45pm and I saw a large bright light at the end of the dirt road where I lived. It was behind the trees near my driveway and at first I thought it was an airplane but the light never moved. When I pulled into the driveway, I saw that the light had moved. It was now lower in the sky and seemed o be maybe 2 miles to the east of my cabin. It didn't move or flash. Very odd place for a light to be. I had 75 acres of wetland and it adjoined state land which is also wetland for several miles, then forest. I give this description to put into prospective that I lived at the end of dead end road with no souls living to the east of me. The light was steady and was just above the treeline several miles away. I stood in the driveway and watched it for about five minutes. I went inside and let the dog out and then went to the window to look at the light again. It had moved again. It was now north a bit and when I moved my head to get a better view from a different window pane, the light disappeared from view behind an out building. I went back out into the yard to see it again, but the light was gone. ((NUFORC Note: Date is approximate. PD)) *** 8/12/93 22:30 Near Lake of the Woods (closest city Ashland - 30 mi.), OR Light 3 luminous objects moving extremely fast, instant directional changes, changed color My parents and I were observing the Perseid meteor shower. (NUFORC) *** Location: St. Paul, Minnesota Date: November 1993 Time: 0200A The witness awoke and saw a light in the center of the ceiling. At that point she sat up in bed and saw three entities, each about 3 ½ feet tall. One was located t the end of the bed and two at the right side. The witness was apparently angered by the intrusion and with her right foot she kicked one of them. The kick hit the entity in the shoulder area. The entity flew backwards and landed about 3 feet away. The kick felt like it was hitting a light weight. The entities had appeared to be floating somewhat above the floor. She does not remember anything further of the incident. *** Alien Vehicle? Date: January or February of 1994 After reading Markham Andersons' experience with a strange vehicle in Texas I immediately thought about a strange experience my wife and I had in Minnesota in the early to mid-1990s. In fact, after folks on the "black-triangle" yahoo group were discussing strange things that they have either witnessed or experienced I felt compelled to post it there just a few months back. I'll re-post it here since after reading Markham's account it was at least a relative of what we experienced: As far as strange occurrences go: one night my then fiancee' (now wife) were returning from seeing the Minnesota Orchestra and were heading back to her apartment at about nine or ten o' clock at night on a saturday evening in January or February of 1994 or so. As we were heading north, a very, very strange automobile passed us and we noted a few things. First, it was black. But all of the running lights and lights in the rear were green. As it passed, it made a sound like no other automobile I've ever heard before or since. It sounded very much like George Jetsons' saucer in the cartoon. My wife describes it as an "unnatural whirring noise." It didn't sound like an internal combustion engine. It sounded electrical. Even the headlights appeared to be green. Stranger yet, my wife remembers that there was a greenish blue underbody light lighting the roadway under the vehicle. This was Minnesota in 1994, nobody was tricking out their car with neon or underbody lights here at the time and didn't until the late 1990s which made it all the stranger. Why would you call attention to your vehicle with a huge flood of green light oozing out underneath it? And the car in question wasn't a hotrod in appearance so why would someone bother to do that? Especially in winter. I was in the passenger seat and half awake at the time but this thing had me go from sleepy to fully awake in a second. I said to my wife "hey! did you see that?" and the thing literally accelerated so fast that he was gone in seconds and we were traveling at 70 mph at the time. I seem to remember the cars windows being blacked out too. The body shape of the vehicle was very odd - it resembled a Citreon or other odd european type vehicle but apparently did not have bumpers that I could see. I didn't see a license plate or even an area for a license plate. The more I think about it, the stranger it seems. At the time I don't remember feeling threatened, just a feeling of surreal strangeness. Explanation of possibilities: Electric homebuilt? Why drive it at night when few could see you unless you were showing off the lighting? Minnesota in winter is not a good time to show off your car. Why waste what precious battery power you have lighting up the entire undercarraige? Weird test hybrid prototype? Winter evening in Minnesota might be a good time to test it out but you'll still get your fair share of people seeing your vehicle. R&D groups typically have an advantage by keeping their projects secret so why drive it on a public highway at night? Also there are no hybrid vehicle projects happening in Minnesota now so I doubt there was one in 1994. What about the sudden acceleration? Electric cars can't suddenly accelerate to immense speeds to my knowledge. The fastest I know of is a 15 foot long car that does 0-60 in 4 seconds and 0-100 in 7 (see http://slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=04/11/21/2353217&from=rss) but that is a current thing, it did not exist in 1994. Esoteric possibilities: UDV (unidentified driving vehicle?), Time traveler dropping in for a look-see? A Hobbyist building a "weird car" to freak people out at night? Aliens using a commonly seen vehicle shape to blend in and study us? Who knows. Very weird. We laugh about it now and again that it was just so strange. Of course, this is Minnesota, home of the guy that built the working Star Trek "Captain Pike" wheelchair as seen in the movie "Trekkies" so who knows. It is certainly possible someone with a lot of engineering skill was laughing at our expense that evening. *** National UFO Reporting Center Sighting Report Occurred : 4/1/1994 20:00 Reported : 5/21/1998 20:09 Posted : 1/28/1999 Location : Faribault, MN Shape : Fireball Observed a green fireball flying 30 ft above and along a river. It flew parallel to the terrain and emitted a long tall w/smoke & sparks. Stepped outside to have a smoke break from work. Was looking so. When a green light suddenly flashed on over the Straight River. The fireball was close enough to light the tops of the trees on either side of the river. It traveled very slowly and parallel..so slow I expected it to fall down..but it didn't. The color was flouescent green and despite it being night I could see thick smoke trailing as well as a shower of sparks. It was completely silent. After 2 seconds or so it suddenly just blinked off. I have not reported this in the past since there was nowhere to report to. Thanks. *** Issue: I..2-158 ABSTRACT: silent UFO directly overhead Date: 10/12/94 23:00 CST DURATION: 1-5_minutes STATE_PROVINCE: MN NEAR_TOWN_OR_CITY: Fergus Falls SITE: rural SKY: clear NUMBER_OBSERVED: 1 LOWEST_ALTITUDE: over_500_feet DISTANCE: 501_feet_to_1_mile FLIGHT: straight_line_path DIRECT_FIRST_OBSVED: W DIRECT_LAST_OBSVED: E SHAPE: triangle SURFACE: dull APPARENT_SIZE: basketball ACTUAL_SIZE: 101-300_feet SURFACE_COLOR: grey_lead_silver SURROUNDINGS: normal_sound_absent I am an airline employee and at that time, I was sent to Fergus Falls to help open a new station. On the night of 10/12/94, after all flights were gone, the station manager, the FBO owner and I were walking beside the hanger/office area/terminal. As we walked and talked, I noticed something above us. I looked up and saw a large triangular object with no lights, and no sound passing slowly overhead. I asked the others if they saw it, and they said yes. The FBO owner said We get those all the time. It took about 1 1/2 - 2 minutes to pass by and disappear in the night sky. It did not turn, ascend or descend. Straight and level but very slow flight. Vehicle was at about 800 - 1000 ft. *** North of New Underwood, SD, 10/13/94 On Thursday, October 13, Don Kjerstad of Rapid City was driving west on a gravel road about 12 miles north of New Underwood at approx. 9 p.m. Upon cresting a hill, he saw an aircraft to the north of the gravel road. It was about 3-400 feet in altitude and 120 to 150 yards from the road. Upon first sight, Don thought the craft was moving to the east and expected it to pass him on the right. As he drove closer, realized the craft was stationary. He stopped and viewed the craft when he was directly south of it. Don described the object as having 2 bright yellow-white lights on the east side, like car lights on bright, and a red and green light on the other side. The lights did not strobe or flash. He said it was hard to make out a shape but could definitely tell that it was not a helicopter. He heard no sound and felt no vibration. He said that from what he could see of the craft exterior, it looked like “airplane metal where the light reflected off of it.” He also thought he saw a short, rounded nose to the right of the white lights on the east, the south side was too dark to see anything. Don did not stay long as he was very frightened. Don drove to the Visitors Center of Ellsworth AFB to report this sighting. A spokesman for Public Relations told him that it was not in their jurisdiction and that he should call someone in Civil Service. Don stated that he was still shaking as he drove home, he decided not to make any more calls, not to get involved. *** Rapid City, Nemo Road, 11/1/94 On Tuesday, November 1, Nancy, the wife of a Major at Ellsworth AFB, had an experience she will never forget. Her husband was in Roswell, NM on maneuvers, Nancy was home alone with their 1 and 6 years old sons. They live southwest of Rapid on Nemo road in a rural housing division. Around 9 p.m. 2 of Nancy’s 3 dogs started barking and the puppy began to run and bounce himself off the west living room window. She though the puppy was going to hurt himself so she let her dogs out. After 10 minutes they calmed down, so she let them back in. She said that this was very odd behavior for the 2 dogs. Around 11:40 Nancy saw 2 bright lights in the sky to the west of her home, like a car in the sky only the lights were brighter. It took the craft 20 minutes to cover a 3-5 mile distance coming right over her house. The only sound associated with the craft was a faint mechanical “put-put” noise when it passed directly over her house. Nancy did not see any other lights on the object, she watched it as it disappeared behind a hill to the north of her house. Nancy is positive that it was not a helicopter and stated that she has never seen any aircraft like it. During this entire viewing, Nancy was in a panic, “frightened more than I can describe.” At one point during this 20 minutes, she opened the garage door and got the children and herself ready to leave. After the craft was out of sight, she started to calm down and laid on her couch to watch TV. Between 12:30 and 1:00 a.m. there were 2 loud thuds on the roof of her house, right above the couch on which she was laying. The thuds woke the baby and were strong enough to make plaster beads from the ceiling fall on the couch and carpet. She described herself as being in an absolute panic at this point, grabbed her sons and their blankets and in their pj’s, drove to her sisters house at Ellsworth AFB. She sat and talked to her sister about this incident for 2 hours, shaking uncontrollably. The next morning when she got home, she found their 9 month old pet rabbit dead in her cage. The rabbit remained wrapped in a towel on top of it’s cage for 4-5 weeks until her husband buried it in their yard. When Nancy lifted the towel the day it was buried, she noticed that it had not started to decompose. On Sat. November 5th, Nancy’s 10 year old terrier viciously attacked her 10 year old Samoyed, the Samoyed had to be put to sleep because of the servere injuries. The Samoyed did not attempt to strike back at the terrier. The 2 dogs had been raised together since puppies and the terrier had never exhibited this sort of behavior before. The terrier acted completely normal after the attack and vets that were called said they didn’t know what could have triggered the attack. (I have remained in close contact with Nancy since this incident in 1994. Things haven’t been going well in her life. Her marriage broke up, her husband retained custody of their 2 boys and bizarre incidents continue to happen. She has very bad dreams of aliens, abduction experiences and there is poltergeist type activity in her home. She was intuitive before this incident and even more so now.) Next to the Interstate, November 10, 1994 A Spearfish couple traveling on Interstate 90 between 5:30 and 6:00 p.m. near the Spearfish Airport reported witnessing a craft approx. 200 yards south of the interstate at an altitude of about 100 yards. They pulled off to the side to view the object that sat there for 6-7 minutes. They noted that other cars had pulled off behind them and seemed to be viewing the same craft. It had 5 very bright white lights with one red light in the middle, they could not make out the shape. After the 6-7 minutes it rose up and headed off to the north at a very fast speed. They did not get out and talk to the other witnesses. report of 11/11/94 Vick and Dorothy Burckhard of Rapid City were driving north on Interstate 90 at 4:45 p.m. At exit 51 just northwest of Black Hawk, SD, they observed a dark gray, stationary craft low in the sky to the east of them about 2-3 miles. It was oblong with a dome on top at one end, described as large or larger than a B-52. Dorothy thought she saw a light upon first spotting the craft but it wasn’t visible further into the sighting. Neither witness saw wings or a tail structure to the object. The Burckhards did not see the craft disappear or leave, they continued to drive to their destination and eventually some hills blocked their view. They stated that a pickup was parked along the Interstate with a man outside looking in the same direction as this craft, this witness has not been found. Estimated sighting time - 90 seconds. Ellsworth AFB & Rapid City Airport contacted - no aircraft in area, nothing unidentified on radar. another on 11/11/94 On the same day at the same time, Paul Hunt and 14 year old Greg Hodgin were deer hunting northwest of Black Hawk. Greg had climbed a hill to look for game when he spotted a grayish, stationary craft off to the northeast. He described this object as having a dome on top at one end, sitting low in the sky. At first sight Greg thought he saw a flashing white light at one end of the craft. When I compared the picture that Greg drew with the picture that the Burckhard’s had drawn, it was amazingly similar. Greg viewed the craft for approx. 30-45 seconds then turned around to wave and yell at Paul to come up and look at the UFO. When Greg turned back around the craft was gone. Back on Interstate 90, Merle Neilson was traveling north in the vicinity of Wonderland Homes which is just north of exit 51. She saw a bright flash of light off to the northeast. She pulled off to the side of the road, she thought an aircraft was in trouble. Sitting there in the sky was a silver-gray craft “just hanging there, sort of bobbling.” Merle thinks she also saw flash coming off of the craft. After viewing this object for several seconds she watched as it “zipped” into a long, thin cigar shaped cloud. She watched to see if it was going to come out, it did not. Eight Hours Later 11/12/94 Jim Dickinson of rural Black Hawk was watching TV. Between 1-1:30 a.m. he went to the kitchen and through his north window observed 2 bright, fluorescent orange-red craft sitting in the night sky about 1000 feet up, in the direction of Piedmont. He then noticed his deck and surrounding land was flooded in a whitish-yellow light. Jim and his 2 dogs walked out to his driveway to get a better look. His dogs, who normally would run and play, sat by his side, watching the event with him. They did not bark or whimper, they seemed very interested in the display. Jim estimates that the 2 objects, the one on the left higher than the one on the right by 50 feet, stayed in this initial position for 90 seconds. Jim estimated the diameter of each circular craft at 50 feet. Both craft then moved up another 1000 feet at a slight left angle and stayed in this position for another 2 minutes. They then shot up very fast, disappearing. Jim said that it was a very beautiful sight to behold. Ellsworth AFB and Rapid Airport contacted - said not their aircraft - nothing on radar. (The preceding cases in the 1994 mini-flap are the best of the bunch. There were many more reports of strange lights in the sky, lights traveling in unison very fast, colored lights making impossible manuvers, stars in the sky where they shouldn’t be, etc.)