|Occurred : 6/1/1975 23:00 (Entered as : 1975 23:00)
Reported: 6/29/2008 10:50:23 PM 22:50
Location: Minneapolis, MN
|Large trinagular craft spotted over Mpls, MN in 1975
In either late '75 or early (jan-mar) '76 my husband and I were driving through a neighborhood known as North Minneapolis. I was in the passenger seat. My husband suddenly hit the brakes and exclaimed "What the hell is that?". He had stopped where a large elm tree blocked my view and he moved forward. When he did I looked to my left and saw about 100 feet above the houses, a large triangular craft. it was moving in parallel to us but in the opposite direction. While I kept the craft in view my husband went the short distance to the end of the block and turned the corner to follow it. I do not recall any lights, the craft was a medium gray and from what I could perceive the only way we were able to see it at all was that it was so close to the ground the street lights were illumination the bottom. I looked specifically for any openings for landing gear etc but the bottom was smooth. It was winter so the windows were rolled up and the heater was on so I dont know that it made any sound. As we followed it down the block it appeared to be moving at no more than 10 miles and hour. I looked to see if lights were going on and if people were coming out of their homes but did not see any unusual activity. We did turn another corner to keep it in sight and that is when I saw what I call an army jeep with a young blond bespectacled male soldier standing outside the jeep with one hand on the steering wheel, the other on the door and one foot just on the inside of the car. He was also staring at the craft. As we passed him I looked at his face but he did not seem to notice us. I observed that the craft was accelerating and told my husband to drive faster. With a sudden burst of speed the craft was gone. I dont know if it moved away from any light source and so became impossible to see but it did seem to me that it simply vanished. We tried to continue in the direction in which the craft was headed and came to a point where we could see a bridge crossing the Mississippi. I felt that if any! one on t he bridge was seeing it that traffic would come to a halt but this did not happen. He is now my ex-husband and about 25 years after this happened I asked him if he remembered what we saw. He remembers that the craft had lights and that there was more than one military vehicle at the scene. I know that people use football fields as a measure but I am not familiar with the size of football fields so I can only tell you that it measured the length of three small single family homes driveways included. I did not report it to the police as my then husband feared ridicule but I have always been curious as to whether others saw the same thing that night. I have run into many people who did not strike me as mentally stable who are involved in such organizations as MUFON and so when I say you on a news program I thought perhaps you were the person to report this too.
((NUFORC Note: Witness indicates that date of incident is approximate. PD))