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Sighting Reports 2007

Two Witness Hovering Formation of Lights Over Minnesota River

Photo of Light Formation in Burnsville, Minnesota
Photo of Light Formation in Burnsville, Minnesota
Click on Picture to Play Video (Windows Media)

Map Showing Location of Objects (Lights) and Location of Witness
Map Showing Location of Objects (Lights) and Location of Witness

Date of Sighting: October 3, 2007
Time of Sighting: 7:15 PM to 8:45 PM CDT
Date Sighting Reported: October 4, 2007
Duration of Sighting: 90 Minutes
Location of Sighting: Burnsville, Minnesota (Suburb to S of Minneapolis - See Map)
Latitude: 44.78 Degrees North
Longitude: 93.27 Degrees West
Number of Witnesses: Two
Number of Witnesses Interviewed: One
Weather: Clear Skies. Visibility 10 Miles. Winds Were From the South at 10 MPH.

Description (In Witness's Own Words): On October 3, 2007 my brother and I witnessed some UFO's. It was about 7:15 pm, the sun was down, but it was still a little light out. I was driving back home on highway 35W with my brother and I noticed a bright light in the sky. I'm so used to seeing jets and airplanes around here, I know what they look like in the sky, but this light was much different. Well as we were getting closer to home I noticed another light, then a couple seconds later another one appeared and I noticed they all formed a weird triangle formation. Well trees got in the way and I couldn't see the UFOs any more. Well about ten minutes later my jaw just dropped to the floor, because I saw five lights all spaced out equally and they were in a slight V-shape formation. Right away I thought of the Phoenix Lights, because I do remember what they looked liked. Now I knew these had to be UFOs and I got all excited. I told my brother to look and I told him that there is no way that those are jets, because they were too close together. Plus they weren't moving and the lights were huge in size. My brother was just as amazed as I was and he wanted to take some pictures, so we took our exit and went straight to this service road that brought us closer to the lights. We pulled in a parking lot since it was uphill and we could get a better view. I noticed two other lights as I pulled into the parking lot, but they were not part of the formation. We got out of my car and I took a couple pictures with my cellphone. We could see across the Minnesota River and that's where about the UFOs were hovering. The whole formation was about a mile across. That's my best guess. I noticed that there was one UFO that was brighter than the rest and it was right in the middle. The color was a very bright golden-white. I could see three seperate lights from that UFO, but the lights were so bright it looked like one. The rest of the UFO's weren't as bright as this one, but they were of the same color. The UFOs didn't move forward or backwards. They just stayed there for five minutes or so and then they moved up or down, but just a little bit. We watched them for about 20 mins and the formation changed a couple of times. Then all of a sudden one UFO that was on end of the left side moved out of formation and was moving slowly toward us. On this UFO I could see that it also had about three lights. I almost thought it was a jet, but then the lights weren't flashing and it looked like a boomerang? My brother got scared thinking that we were going to get abducted by this UFO and he wanted me to drive out of there. We got back in the car and I drove back home. I wanted to go back there and take better pictures with my digital camera. We only live five minutes from the parking lot, so I figured we would have some time to see them again. I got the camera and we went back to the parking lot. Sure enough they were still there! The time was around 8 pm and there were just four lights. Now the brightest of the UFOs, the one in the middle drifted off and did it's own thing for a minute or so and then it went back to the middle again. I used my camera to take some pictures, but it came out crappy. I also video taped it, but that didn't come out as nice either. After I felt I couldn't get any good pictures from where we were, I decided to drive closer. I went back to 35W going north and as I was crossing the Minnesota River I looked to my right and I could see the UFO that was once in the middle of the formation, the really bright UFO I mentioned before. Since I was closer to the UFO I could see that the color of the light was a super bright white, the brightest light I have ever seen in my life. The best way I can describe the brightness is that it was like stadium lights. It also was hovering very low near the river. To me it looked like it was searching for something, because it was so low. I later heard from my mom that some time in the afternoon some people around the Twin Cities reported a metallic or flaming ball in the sky and some reported hearing a loud boom. My other brother has told me that some UFO's appear during or after a meteor? If anyone is interested in my story or would like to help me figure out how I could get my video and or pictures in better quality, please contact me! Thanks!

P.S. The two pictures have not been messed with and they are small in size since I took them with my cell phone and as for the video, I used my digital camera. I hope to at least get the video in better quality. The whole UFO event lasted about an hour and a half. From about 7:15pm to 8:45pm.

Investigator's Notes: The witness produced a very detailed report of her 90 minute sighting. She took video footage and some digital photos. (See above.) The photos and video clearly show car lights moving back and forth on the bottom of the screen. A nearly static formation of lights is above the traffic on the road. It is not clear what these lights could be. One light appears to be blinking. The other lights are quite steady and unchanging in brightness. We received word that a Minneapolis radio station received several reports by motorists of a bright flash followed by an orange glow at about the same time as the above photos and video were taken. It is not known if the above footage is related to the "orange glow" sighting. The witness also makes mention of an earlier sighting in the area. We have not been able to confirm any news reports of the reported activity. Any with knowledge of anomalous light sightings in the Twin Cities area on October 3, 2007 is urged to file a report with this site.