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Minnesota witness describes UFO occupants

A Minnesota witness at Olivia reported a close encounter with a low flying missile-shaped object that was so close that craft occupants could be seen behind rectangular-shaped windows, according to testimony in Case 72323 from the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) witness reporting database.

Witness photo #1. (Credit: MUFON)
Witness photo #1. (Credit: MUFON)

The witness was driving home from Minneapolis and stopped in Olivia at a Dairy Queen and then continued driving west along Highway 212 about 6:27 p.m. on November 8, 2015.

“When I looked out the passenger side window to the north, I noticed what at first I thought was a small airplane flying just above the tree line,” the witness stated.“I looked again and noticed the windows were too large to be airplane windows.”

The witness could not see the traditional red or green flashing aircraft lights that a small airplane would have.

“There were long rectangular windows in which I could see people standing and looking out. I grabbed my camera and tried to take a couple pictures. The craft then made a sharp 90-degree turn and headed toward me. On the front I saw three bright lights.”

Witness photo #2. (Credit: MUFON)
Witness photo #2. (Credit: MUFON)

The object moved quickly toward the witness.

“It came at my vehicle above the treetop level quite fast and passed over the top of my vehicle and the road and then disappeared to the south. I immediately pulled over to the side of the road and looked for the object in the sky and could not see anything. I could see the lights from other jets and airplanes in the sky but they were a long way away.”

The case was investigated by Minnesota State Director Craig Lang and Field Investigator Susan Birttnen and closed as an Unknown.

“The shape of the object was described as a bullet or a missile,” the MUFON report stated.“The surface was dark and it had long rectangular windows. The windows were back lit in a yellow/white color.  The size was estimated at 11-30 feet.The object appeared to be black/dark gray in color with white unwavering lights.  The elevation was at 20 degrees.  The altitude was tree top to 500 feet and the distance was 21-100 feet.  It was first seen in the north and then disappeared to the south.”

Witness illustration. (Credit: MUFON)
Witness illustration. (Credit: MUFON)

Olivia is a city in Renville County, Minnesota, population 2,484. 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 hope we have undeniable contact with aliens. It’s getting long in the tooth. I don’t care what governments are covering up, lets just get the aliens on the books by the ufo hunters. We are destined to meet our neighbors.

  2. I’d like to comment on the similarity of the lighted windows in this report to a sighting I followed up on in November of 1999 (I believe it was something like the 16th of November) in NW Michigan.
    In that case the witnesses described square windows in the object, which appeared to be relatively close to the ground.
    One of the witnesses was looking intently at the brightly lit windows, fearing it could be an airplane about to crash; however, when the witness reflected on it later, she decided it was something other than an airplane, “…….because the windows on airplanes are rounded on top……….”
    In the process of looking into the brightly lit windows, this witness sustained some kind of injury to her eyes, resulting in her seeking treatment from her eye doctor. —–Judy Kulka, Field Investigator for MUFON

  3. Regarding the Minnesota case with occupants being seen, this type of report is not that unusual. There are other UFO cases where much the same has been reported, that is occupants being viewed through windows. One case I investigated involved such a report. The witness was a sailor aboard the carrier the Franklin D. Roosevelt and the cigar shaped object hovered for a short time just off the carrier. The sighting was at night & between Florida & Cuba. This was in the late 1950s.

  4. Jack,
    Look at facts. Why should they care about us ? They are supperior beings, just by nature, one step ahead in the evolution ladder than us.
    If you would meet a primitive unknown monkey in a remote pacific island, would you care that much about what they feel about you or their wish to establish contact ?. Think of that, primitive monkey use simple langage ans communication, arround let’s say 30-40 signs, with little abstraction. There is the same gap between you and the Monkey than between them and us.
    They do care about us, our personal feelings and our wish to establish contact.
    This is what governement, first the US govt understood in the late 50s, no way they will ever come publiic about this.
    My belief is that, in fact, it is even possibly worse that that – humanity is a kind of farm, Aliens have an interest of having us here. I do not get the complete purpose, such as the pigs in the animal farm, before it sees the slaughter house.

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