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Large UFO reported hovering low in Minnesota

A Minnesota witness at Rochester reported watching a “large, black, arrowhead-shaped craft” hovering silently about 2 p.m. on September 21, 2015, according to testimony in Case 70714 from the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) witness reporting database.

Downtown Rochester, MN. (Credit: Wikimedia Commons)
Downtown Rochester, MN. (Credit: Wikimedia Commons)

The reporting witness and his brother were driving in southeast Rochester along a hill when the object was first observed.

“I happened to look off to my left side and saw a huge black, arrowhead-shaped craft,” the witness stated. “My brother saw it at the same moment.”

The witness described the object.

“It was larger than a commercial jet. It was hovering and not making any noise.”

The witness is certain others should have seen the object.

Rochester, MN, is about 86 miles southeast of Minneapolis. (Credit: Google Maps)
Rochester, MN, is about 86 miles southeast of Minneapolis. (Credit: Google Maps)

“It was a totally clear day and I would not be surprised to see others report on it. It was just there in the sky and so easy to see. If you looked up there is no way you could miss it.”

The witness was unable to pull over for a better look.

“I could not pull over as I had traffic behind me. After looking at it for about 10 seconds, trees started to obstruct my view. By the time I got back in the clear it was gone. The time I lost sight of it was about a minute.”

The witness got a good look at the object.

“The craft was flat black and did not reflect the sun at all. On the top going down the side were large ridges that were evenly spaced out. From my angle to it I saw the back left side. At first I thought it was a triangle shape, but it was slightly angled so I could see the back was cut out. I suppose you could say it was boomerang but it was much thicker and more arrowhead. It was stationary and did not move at all. It was so crystal clear of a sighting that I am still in awe. I did not see how the craft left.”

Minnesota MUFON Field Investigator Susan Birttnen investigated and closed the case as an Unknown.

Downtown Rochester reflected in the Zumbro River. (Credit: Wikimedia Commons)
Downtown Rochester reflected in the Zumbro River. (Credit: Wikimedia Commons)

Rochester is the county seat of Olmsted County, Minnesota, population 106,769. Please remember that most UFO sightings can be explained as something natural or man-made. The above quotes were edited for clarity. Please report UFO activity to MUFON.com.

Roger Marsh

Roger Marsh is a UFO writer and content developer. He is Director of Communications for the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) where he manages media contact, rights and permissions, and content development for television, film, documentary, radio, print and stage. Roger is a MUFON case researcher for History channel’s “Hangar 1: The UFO Files.” He is editor of the monthly international MUFON UFO Journal, executive producer of the weekly “MUFON UFO Traffic Report” radio show; serves as the MUFON webmaster; reporter for the daily “UFO Traffic Report” in web and audio formats; and publisher of the “MUFON Books” imprint. He is the author of Sacred Dialogue, editor of Silent Invasion, and co-editor of Ron Paul Speaks. Roger was featured in the 2015 season premiere episode of Destination America's "Monsters & Mysteries in America." Roger and his wife, Joyce, live in Scottdale, Pennsylvania, restoring a 1910 Pennsylvania four-square.

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  1. I’m not sure if this sighting has something to do with a B2 Stealth Bomber doing training runs over the Twin Cities area on September 16th (http://www.startribune.com/look-up-in-the-sky-stealth-bomber-training-run-causes-stir-over-twin-cities/328021131/). I am assuming that since this sighting was reported happening five days later, they probably are not connected. However, the B2 is also a “large, black arrowhead shaped craft” but as far as I know, it cannot hover.

  2. I can’t believe that light on the camera lens is MUFON’s Biggest sighting. lol Really makes me lose faith in the organization. I’m gonna talk to one of the heads of MUFON and see what’s so special about an obvious Lens Flare. Such a stupid claim!!
    I’ll return with the results of my conversation with MUFON tomorrow. I think you may be having some wool pulled over your eyes. This Site is known to publish lies to keep their Virw Count up to attract Sponsors. The more Views the more commercials they get paid to show.

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