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‘Minnesota Sightings’

1962: UFO with three beings hovers over boat dock at Minnesota cabin (Lake Movil)

THINK ABOUTIT SIGHTING REPORT Date: August, 1962 Sighting Time: Day/Night: Night Location: Lake Movil, Minnesota Urban or Rural: Rural Hynek Classification: CE-III (Close Encounter III) Close observation with animate beings associated with the object. Duration: No. of Object(s):  1 Size of Object(s): 8 feet high and 35 feet wide Distance to Object(s): 50 feet Shape of Object(s): Disc Color of Object(s): red glowing Number of Witnesses: Multiple Source: APRO Bulletin, Vol. 21 No. 2 (Sept./Oct. 1972) Summary: Marilyn Chenarides and Mrs. Mildred Anderson were vacationing at their cabin on Lake Movil in northern Minnesota when they saw a red glowing object which was hovering over the boat dock 50 feet from the cabin. In two of the windows of the… Read More

1964: UFO lands and leaves crater with holes

THINK ABOUTIT SIGHTING REPORT Date: May 5, 1964 Sighting Time: 8 a.m. Day/Night: morning Location: Barnesville, Minnesota Urban or Rural: Urban Entity Type: Entity Description: Hynek Classification: CE-II (Close Encounter II) Observation of an object in close proximity to the witness, where physical traces (impression, burn, medical effect, etc.) are left or (electrical effect, heat) are felt Duration: No. of Object(s):  1 Size of Object(s): Distance to Object(s): 1,500 feet away Shape of Object(s): oval object Color of Object(s): Number of Witnesses: 1 Source: NICAP (National Investigations Committee on Aerial Phenomenon), ‘Strange Effects from UFOs’, by Donald Keyhoe and Gordon Lore Reported: Summary/Description: Early on the morning of May 5, 1964, farmer Alfred Ernst, of Barnesville, Minnesota, drove his… Read More

1965: Sibley, Minnesota Sighting

THINK ABOUTIT SIGHTING REPORT Date:  November 21, 1965 Sighting Time:  6:10 p.m. Day/Night:   Location:  Sibley, Minnesota Urban or Rural: –  No. of Entity(‘s):   Entity Type:   Entity Description:   Hynek Classification:  DD (Daylight Disc) Metallic or whitish object seen in the day. Duration:   No. of Object(s):  1 Height & Speed:   Size of Object(s):   Distance to Object(s):   Shape of Object(s):  flying saucer Color/Description of Object(s):  bright white to a dull orange; The rounded top of the dome was a metallic silver gray that reflected the ,—rays of the setting sun, turning it (the object) into a large orange ball. Surrounding the dome were four small port holes that emitted a bright yellow light. Just below the… Read More

1972: Object emits three discs, responds to light signals

THINK ABOUTIT SIGHTINGS REPORT Date: August, 1972 Sighting Time: Day/Night: Location: Between Thief River Falls, Minn., and Tolstoi, Man., Canada Urban or Rural: Hynek Classification: CE-I (Close Encounter I) Observation of an object in close proximity to the witness (i.e. within 500’) Duration: No. of Object(s): 4 Size of Object(s): Distance to Object(s): Shape of Object(s): Color of Object(s): Number of Witnesses: Multiple Source: APRO Bulletin, Vol. 25 No. 2 (Aug. 1976) Summary: A family of six was returning from their vacation in the U.S. at night when they observed a UFO, which zoomed straight toward them. They used a flashlight and flashed four times — short flashes — and immediately the object flashed back four times. Three smaller discs were seen… Read More

1992: Four people saw flying objects over the Elk River area

THINK ABOUTIT SIGHTING REPORT Date: September, 1992 Sighting Time: Day/Night: Location: Elk River, Minnesota Urban or Rural: – Hynek Classification: CE-I (Close Encounter I) Observation of an object in close proximity to the witness (i.e. within 500’) Duration: No. of Object(s):  Height & Speed: Size of Object(s):  Distance to Object(s): Shape of Object(s): people have reported seeing UFOs of a variety of shapes ranging from diamond, saucer and wing shaped to square, V and cigar shaped. Color of Object(s):  Number of Witnesses: Multiple Source:  Joni Astrup, Star News (Elk River, MN), Sept. 30, 1992          Summary/Description: Since a woman told police that she spotted a UFO in her Elk River neighborhood, three more sightings of UFOs in the Elk River area occurred… Read More

1998: Sighting in Fridley Minnesota

THINK ABOUTIT SIGHTING REPORT Date: May, 1998 Sighting Time: 3:30 P.M. Day/Night: Daytime Location: Fridley, Minnesota Urban or Rural: I was heading south on University avenue at about 69th avenue in Fridley. The day was calm and the sky was clear, about 80 degrees outside. I’ve tried not to sound like a lunatic but this will be the only thing that I leave out of the story if I tell a close friend… It looked like the lights flew in, hovered in the sky just north of downtown 2 of the lights seemed to go to do something else the third tried to wait for the fourth but just left… the third seemed to be checking out the city flying… Read More

2001: Close Sighting of Large Triangular Object

THINK ABOUTIT SIGHTING REPORT Date: April 1, 2001 Sighting Time: Final stages of dusk, nearly dark (~7:05 PM, 25 minutes after sunset) Day/Night: Location: Stillwater, Minnesota – 2 miles north of Stillwater, Minnesota on highway 96, intersection with Highway 5. Urban or Rural: -Rural Hynek Classification: CE-I (Close Encounter I) Observation of an object in close proximity to the witness (i.e. within 500’) Duration:  Witness 1, ~1 minute, Witness 2, ~1 minute No. of Object(s):  3 Size of Object(s): 250 ft Distance to Object(s): Shape of Object(s): Triangle Color of Object(s): Number of Witnesses: Multiple Source: Craig R. Lang, Mr. Dean DeHarpporte, Minnesota MUFON and NUFORC (National UFO Report. Center) Original Source Summary/Description: “Sitting on the passenger side of the car the… Read More