|Occurred : 7/4/2011 00:01 (Entered as : 07-07-11 00:01)
Reported: 7/28/2011 7:22:46 PM 19:22
Location: Saint Paul, MN
|Two triangular craft were seen over a populated area of South Saint Paul, MN, at midnight July 3, to July 4, 2011.
I was watching fireworks at a casino with my date on Sunday July 3, 2001, when she received a phone call that her brother and sister in-law would be stranded at the Greyhound bus station in St. Paul, MN, because their ride hwas unable to come and backed-out. We agreed to get them at the bus terminal. They were due in at 00:10 hrs. from Chicago, and although we left Red Wing, MN, a little late, we were sure to get them by 00:20 hrs.
While driving northbound on U.S. 52, we approached the city of Saint Paul. While in the South Saint Paul area, I noticed orange globes above the sodium street lights (also orange) while driving the car. I looked again, because the orange globes were of a more saturated and slightly darker orange than the street lights. We both stared out the side windows to see six globes in total. They were arranged in two groups of three each, forming identical isoceles triangles. We checked the time and it was 12:00 midnight.
I could not make out a fuselage, but my gal saw a non-orange light come out of the center of area of one, then move away. The two craft hung mothionless, one parallel to the ground and one with the apex tipped downward. They gave the amusing appearance of two fish in a fishtank, hovering at odd juxtaposition to each other. The craft were roughly estimated to be 100' on the short side and 140' on the long sides and were identical in size. The orange globes were set at the most perpherial points of the craft and were estimated 10' in diameter.
They hovered about 200 feet off the ground slightly west of U.S.52 and about 3 miles ESE of the Minneapolis-St. Paul airport. The did not move, they did not make any sound that we could hear, and the fueslage did not become directly visible to us. Any hull color would have been flat black, or otherwise not visible in the dark of night.
We observed the two craft for about 5 minutes before driving out of sight of them. We met her relatives at the St. Paul Greyhound station at 00:25 on July 4, 2011.
((NUFORC Note: We have amended the date above to reflect a sighting on the morning of July 4th, not July 7th, as indicated by the witness. PD))