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Sighting Report
Occurred : 6/15/1984 19:00 (Entered as : 06/15/84 19:00)
Reported: 9/28/2000 01:15
Posted: 3/21/2003
Location: Ely, MN
Shape: Diamond
Duration:1 hour +
close encounter of the 5th kind (interaction with being from ufo)

this report is being submitted in response to the ufo sighting reported here for ely, minnesota, on 6/8/00, in the boundary waters canoe area. i also saw a similar ufo back in june of 1984. the location . i was on a canoe trip and it was about 7:00pm. i had just finished cleaning up after dinner and was getting ready to do some evening fishing from the shoreline. i had just reached the shore when i noticed a blue-ish object descending at about a 45deg angle from about a mile away. the speed was similar to a formula one racing car at speed (200+ mph) and the altitude when i first noticed it was maybe 1 mile. (i used to sky-dive, road-race cars and motorcycles, and pilot airplanes, so i am a good judge of speed and distance.) the object passed in front of me (over the lake) at a distance of maybe 100 yards and an altitude of maybe 200 feet. it wa slowing continually during the descent. there was no sound. when it was at its closest, i could see through the glow and the object was shaped similarly to a diamond in a woman's engagement ring. (round when viewed from the top; near flat on top and expanding to a wider profile then tapering to a point in the side view) the color was varied from the blue of a royal crown cola can through to the color emitted by a blacklight. it disappeared behind the treeline maybe 100 yards down the shoreline. i stood there stunned for a couple of minutes and was getting ready to walk down the shoreline to see if i could see anything more when i noticed the movement of something coming through the woods. all i will say here about what happened over the next hour is that i communicated through telepathy (i didn't initiate the conversation and just had to think what i wanted to say.) with a blond-nordic. i did not go to the craft and didn't not see it except when it passed in front of me while descending and when it left. (it ascended in reverse of the way it descended.) there was no "physical examination". i wa sober and was not tired. i am not subject to hallucinations. i have a measured i.q. that qualified me for membership in "intertel". when i was in the military (1968-1971), i was a sergeant and worked as a fire distribution systems crewchief in aadcp's for nike-hercules missile defense syetems and had several ufo sightings on our radar systems both in the united states and korea. these were also seen by the members of my crews. my father and i also saw a cigar-shaped ufo over kansas in the summer of 1964 as we were flying one of the family planes from our home in iowa to the family ranch in oklahoma. my father also had a sighting in 1962 when he was driving from iowa to the family cabin in minnesota. he told me that he spotted something that landed in a field next to the road he was on. he said it was about 1/4 mile away from his car to the spot where it touched down. my father had a pilot's license from 1955 to when he passed away in 1973. he also built his own airplanes and was a groundcrew crewchief in the army air corps in morocco during the war.

((NUFORC Note: Anonymous report. PD))