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Occurred : 9/23/2001 23:30 (Entered as : 09/23/01 23:30)
Reported: 9/24/2001 1:44:29 PM 13:44
Posted: 3/4/2003
Location: Mosjøen (Norway),
Shape: Unknown
Duration:2 minutes
UFO sighting in Norway makes police department act.

UFO sighted by 3 persons over Mosjøen, Norway.

Police department of Mosjøen, Norway has all night been searching for an unidentified flying object that flew low over the city around 11.30 pm Sunday sep. 23rd.

Three witnesses came rushing to the police station in Mosjøen last night, and the police confirm that they regard the witnesses as serious and honest people.

Roar Tøgersen, chief of staff at Helgeland policedepartment in Mosjøen confirms that the witnesses are considered ”high ranked” and that there was absolutely no reason not to believe what they reported.

The 3 were riding in a car when they saw a ”strange object come very low over town”. They could not clearly see what it was, but first they thought it was a helicopter. The UFO came in very low from the south. The police still considers it as a UFO as they so far hasn’t been able to find any other explanation.

Scared The witnesses explained that the object or part of the object rotated around its own axes. They went out of the car to have a better view, but jumped back inside as it looked like the object was going to crash in the midtown. They experienced the situation as threatening.

There was no sound. What originally looked like a helicopter was completely silent. After looking like it would crash it changed direction and flew out the Vefsn fjord and disappeared. As the witnesses thought it had crashed in the fjord they went to the police to report an accident. They could see the object as long as a couple of minutes.

When the police got the report they immediately sent policemen out to find the area of ”the crash”, and prepared to send out ambulances and medical personnel. “Hovedredningssentralen i Bodø” which is the offical headquarter for accidents at sea were, were alarmed and preparing for action. Forces were out in boats and walking the shores to look for debris. Nothing was found and the search ended at 04.00 am. Search was started again Monday morning (24th). Police have not been able to get confirmation that any plane or helicopter is missing, neither has anyone been reported missing.

Article in Aftenposten 24.09.2001. (Aftenposten is considered Norway’s main newspaper, and has a status of being as serious as The New York Times).