|Occurred : 2/12/2005 18:00 (Entered as : 02/12/2005 18:00)
Reported: 2/13/2005 9:40:50 PM 21:40
Location: Jordan, MN
|Very bright "wing span" lights too large to seem like a plane with about 5 green lights in circular pattern in back on 2 very low pla
We were approaching an intersection on state Hwy 169 and a county road next to Jordan. As we were approaching the intersection, I notice 4 very bright lights - in a pair above the treeline in the west.
I didn't know what they were and my boyfriend thought they must be tower lights of somekind. I was not aware of any toweres being built there, but thought it might be a reasonable conclusion.
As time went on, I thought they were moving to the east and toward us and the town. At that point, we thought they might be military planes as there is a strip in the area somewhere. But, I felt these craft were too big to be military planes. However, it was dark and so one couldn't see much but the lights.
As we passed through the interestion, I continued to watch and noticed the lights on the craft. I felt they were not the usual lighting of commercial planes. I am not that familiar with military planes, but the back lights did not seem to reflect that of tail lights - but a circular set of green lights (maybe 5). There was at least one red blinking light.
We turned around to get a better look while the crafts were flying over the Hwy. We thought we would be able to get a good look because they seemed to move slowly. But, as we turned around, we were not able to see much else at a close range. They were at a low altitude like military planes, but we did not hear any loud engine sounds like I have heard in the past. I guess I didn't think that much about it because we were in a car and may not have been able to hear a noise like that.
I think the biggest thing that stands out is that the "wing span" of the bright 2 lights (left and right) seemed way too wide for a plane and most of all, I have not seen green lights like that before on a plane. I have seen lots of military planes in the area and this did not seem to be like what I had seen before.
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Occurred : 2/12/2005 18:00 (Entered as : 02/12/2005 18:00) Reported: 2/13/2005 9:40:50 PM 21:40 Posted: 2/22/2005 Location: Jordan, MN Shape: Sphere Duration:15 minutes
This witness might have seen C-130 Hercules planes flying in formation into the MInneapolis airport. I go to school in Mankato which is south of Jordan. I foten see C-130s flying one after the other heading north following 169.
((NUFORC Note: Our gratitude to the source for providing explanation. The source elects to remain totally anonymous. PD))