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‘South Dakota Sightings’

1953: Ellsworth Air Force Base UFO Incident

THINK ABOUTIT SIGHTINGS REPORT Date: August 5, 1953 Location: Ellsworth AFB, South Dakota, United States Hynek Classification: DD Duration: Shape of Object(s): Saucer Number of Witnesses: Special Features/Characteristics: Radar, Pilot/Aircrew, Military Source: Captain Edward J. Ruppelt, Former Director of Project Blue Book Summary: Shortly after dark on the night of twelfth [sic], the Air Defense Command radar station at Ellsworth AFB, just east of Rapid City, had received a call from the local Ground Observer Corps filter center. A lady spotter at Black Hawk, about 10 miles west of Ellsworth, had reported an extremely bright light low on the horizon, off to the northeast.. Full Report I first heard about the sighting about two o’clock on the morning of August… Read More

1956: Driver Describes “Big Flying Saucer” Over South Dakota

THINK ABOUTIT SIGHTING REPORT Date: November 16, 1956 Sighting Time: 1:15 am Day/Night: Nighttime Location: REDFIELD, South Dakota Urban or Rural: Rural Hynek Classification: NL (Nocturnal Light) Point or extended luminous source observed at night. Duration: five hours No. of Object(s):  1 Size of Object(s): square block Distance to Object(s): half mile Shape of Object(s): round Color of Object(s): slate gray, It would change colors from a blue-white to orange to red. Number of Witnesses: four Source: The Bismarck Tribune; Friday, November 16, 1956. Summary/Description: “I thought my eyes were playing tricks with me. I stopped, turned off the lights and got out of the truck to stretch my legs. As I rounded the back of the truck, this thing… Read More

1976: Repeat sightings in South Dakota

THINK ABOUTIT SIGHTINGS REPORT Date: November 27, 1976 Sighting Time: 6:30 P.M. (CST) Day/Night: Night Location: Milbank, South Dakota Urban or Rural: Rural Hynek Classification: NL (Nocturnal Light) Point or extended luminous source observed at night. Duration: No. of Object(s): 1 Size of Object(s): 30 feet Distance to Object(s): Shape of Object(s): egg-shaped, and having two protruding legs or antennae Color of Object(s): blue at its base, but flashing multi-colored lights (mostly red) Number of Witnesses: 1 Source: William M. Moore, APRO Bulletin, Vol. 25 No. 5 (Nov. 1976) Summary: Police radio dispatcher witnesses a large, somewhat egg-shaped object, blue at its base, but flashing multi-colored lights (mostly red) higher up and having two protruding legs or antennae. Object returns… Read More

1977: UFO Incident at USAF Missile Base

THINK ABOUTIT SIGHTING REPORT Date: November 16, 1977 Sighting Time: 20:59  Day/Night: Location: Ellsworth AFB in South Dakota, about 7 miles southwest of Nisland, Dakota. Urban or Rural: Ellsworth AFB No. of Entity(‘s): 2 Entity Type: Humanoid Entity Description: glowing, green metallic uniform and wearing a helmet with visor. 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: 30+  minute No. of Object(s): 1 Height & Speed: Size of Object(s): 20′ in diameter and 20′ thick.  Distance to Object(s): Shape of Object(s): saucer  Color of Object(s): The object emitted a glowing greenish light. Number of Witnesses: 2 Source:  This information was obtained through the government Freedom… Read More