|Occurred : 2/15/1993 01:30 (Entered as : 02/15/1993 1:30)
Reported: 11/13/2006 7:36:03 PM 19:36
Location: Zimmerman, MN
|very long row of red lights above gravel pit horizon
I'm sorry that I can't be very specific as it's been many years, however, somethings are ingrained in my memory. Honestly, I'm not really sure of the time of year, but it seems like it was winter, no cloud cover, clear night sky. I was coming home from work as a bartender..no, I had not been drinking. I'm guessing at the time, somewhere between 1:30 a.m. and 1:45 a.m. as the bar closed at one, and I was usually out of the building by 1:30-1:45 headed south towards Elk River, which was where I was living at the time. There is a large gravel pit that I passed by each night on my way home, and this night, as I approached I saw, briefly, what looked like along the ridge at the top of the pit, was a line of red lights. My first thought was that it was a line of semi trucks parked along the ridge. But what I saw was at least the entire length of the ridge of the pit, and I can't say now if it was one long light, or many lights, but whatever it was was just above the ridge, directly above treeline. Then, it was gone, the row of lights just went down, below the ridge..at least that's how it seemed. No one end moved faster than the other, there was no angles..it just droped below the horizon of the ridge and was gone.
I drove by a few days later, daylight hours, to get an idea of what the ridge looked like during the day, if there was a road along the ridge, what, exactly was there.
There was no road along the ridge where the lights were. There was a road that led to an area near the ridge, but nothing at the ridge. To be fair, it was even difficult at the time to estimate the size, or length of what I saw that night, but going back to look at it in the daylight I'd have to say bigger than a football field in length, much bigger. I didn't see anything besides the lights..no shadows of any kind, nothing to indicate that there was anything but lights, although I know that's not likely. Looking at the 'Characteristics of The object" section in this web form, I will select 'There were lights in the object' only because that's all I saw..I didn't actually see an object..just lights.
((NUFORC Note: Witness indicates that the date of the event is approximate. PD))