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Occurred : 5/15/1980 22:00 (Entered as : 05/15/80 22:00)
Reported: 11/19/2012 11:56:37 PM 23:56
Posted: 12/20/2012
Location: St. Cloud, MN
Shape: Other
Duration:3 minutes
Saturn shaped U.F.O.

I was a passenger in a car with my brother and parents when i looked out to the north and saw this light. It was very distinct and only a few hundred yards away. It was right over the tallest buildings in St. Cloud. It looked exactly like the planet Saturn. It was a perfect sphere with a ring around the center. The ring was also very distinct. It was the color orange like molten metal. Although i could see no structure on it, it was obviously rotating. If you looked down at it from the top, it was spinning counter-clockwise. As it was rotating, (about 1 rev. per second) the whole thing would tilt 90 degrees toward me, hold for about 2 seconds and then tilt back to the upright position. Then it would tilt 90 degrees away from me, hold for about 2 seconds and then tilt back upright again. After righting itself, it tilted to the left, back up again, and then 90 degrees to the right. Once it righted itself, the whole tilting process started ov! er again, tilting toward me. When it was tilted away or toward me, counting the diameter of the ring, it was the size of a full moon. I don't know what the size was. The tallest buildings in town are 6 stories which is i think 60 feet. This object was about 2 to 3 times higher than the buildings were.

I can't believe that everybody wasn't stopping and staring at this. It was pretty spectacular and was burned into my head as one of my clearest memories. I have looked for this exact u.f.o online, and have seen somewhat similar ones but none exactly like this except for a book in the library. The book had a page of different u.f.o.'s. All were just drawings. In the middle of the page, in a rectangle was a handful of drawings that was titled, "The most commonly seen u.f.o.'s," and there it was! It was a drawing of exactly what i saw. The closest picture i've seen was a black and white pic from Spain.

Somethings out there. I know it for a fact although i can't say for sure what it is.

((NUFORC Note: Witness indicates that the date is approximate. PD))