|Occurred : 8/18/2004 21:00 (Entered as : 08/18/2004 21:00)
Reported: 10/1/2004 11:26:39 AM 11:26
Location: Plymouth, MN
|side by side reddish very fast tip to tip flying surfboards in Minnesota.
My family were sitting out in the front yard around 9:00-9:30 Sept 18th. A very clear night. We were looking at stars and talking about meteors and other things in the night sky. My 6 year old daughter asked if I had ever seen any UFOs. I said with all the sky watching I've done over the years I never had. I do think they exist.
I'm an aviation buff. I do a lot of amature astronomy & sky watching. Meteor showers, Planets, Northern lights, Helicoptors, military aircraft. I've seen some pretty spectacular meteors. Even one that hit the earth. I know aircraft & stuff in the sky.
About 2 minutes after I said I'd never seen a UFO my wife said "is that one?" I thought she was kidding. The kids got pretty excited. I looked up to the west. What I say sent a chill up my spine. 2 dark red oval or surf board shaped objects traveling side by side. They looked like two sets of eliptical wings like a WW 2 Spitfire but no fuselage. It looked like they had some kind of internal glow or lighting. A rust red or dark orange. I thought it looked like they had some kind of geometric pattern on the bottom that mimiced the eliptical shape of craft. Maybe a light or window. My 9 year old daughter thought on of them tilted a bit and she could see the top and it had some kind of structure like a box on the top.
They seemed to be in formation. Traveling very fast straight east. No sound at all. We get a of approaching air traffic for Mpls, St Paul Int airport. Pretty high up here. I know they were not any They apeared to get get kind of close and then make a sharp 30 degree turn.No slow down what so ever. They made about 3 or 4 of these quick course changes and were headed straight north. With in 3 or 4 seconds they were compleatly gone. The whole event lasted maybe 10 or 12 seconds.
We all compared our notes and had seen the exact same thing.
I've seen a lot of stuff in the sky and knew what I was seeing but I've never seen any thing like this. They manuvered like no aircraft I'ver ever seen and were incredably fast. It was pretty amazing.
((NUFORC Note: Witness elects to remain totally anonymous. We would like to correspond with the witness in order to request an illustration of what the witnesses observed. PD))