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Occurred : 8/1/2017 22:45 (Entered as : 08/01/17 22:45)
Reported: 9/14/2017 10:53:12 PM 22:53
Posted: 9/21/2017
Location: Viking, MN
Shape: Circle
Duration:1 minute
Large stationary white orb with halo and then it moved slowly away.

I was returning home from work and I stopped at the end of the driveway to get the mail. As I was walking back to my vehicle a bright light caught my attention. The light was stationary and straight east of me. The only way I can describe the size of the orb is like a golf ball and the stars were pin pricks. It’s like when the full moon is higher in sky instead of when it just comes up as it appears much more larger. I was not scared so I stood and watched for a few moments. It was a large white orb with a glowing halo around it. That night was a bit cloudy and the orb lit up the lowest clouds. It was just barely above them. I could see the different shades of grey in them. It finally dawned on me to get my phone. I tried to record it a couple of times but it would not work. I don’t understand why it didn’t work. I have recorded eclipse’s of the moon before with good results. Once I started trying to record, it began to move north. There wasn’t any noise wha! t so ever. I walked to the front of my pickup which is facing the north. I didn’t realize how close it was to being above me because as I looked down the length of the road it almost was perfectly in line with me. As I watched it get further away I heard a familiar sound. The noise was coming from the northwest. I turned to look and it was a jet. I could see the red flashing light and it traveled at “normal” jet speed headed southeast. I turned back to the north and just glimpsed the orb disappear over the tree line. I wondered if anyone on the plane was seeing what I was seeing. I calmly got into my pickup and drove up to my house. I posted on Facebook asking if anyone else had seen it but no one said they did. I tried to look up my post to see what time I posted it but it did not say. It seemed later than it should have been but I can’t be certain. That night my 2 dogs kept barking and growling all night. Some of co-workers also said their animals were agitated that night. The next day or so later I noticed a mark on my arm like I had blood drawn. But that could have caused by a number of things I guess. Of course this happened when my husband and son were out of town working which they very rarely ever do. If they would have been home at least my experience maybe would have been validated by someone even if no one else believed us.

The above paragraph is the second unexplained sighting I have had. It was quite a long time ago so I don’t remember the exact details, time, or the year. I could possibly find out the year as I was not alone.

My step-father, my younger sister and myself were returning from a basketball game where my step-was a janitor. My sister and I stayed after sometimes to help him clean up the gym. We turned on the road that brings us to our house and then we seen it. It was the classic disc shaped UFO with lights that went blinking around the edge. I don’t recall the color of the lights but I know they were colored. My stepdad and I looked at each other and he asked me should we follow it. I said of course. I remember being mesmerized and couldn’t take my eyes from it. We followed it for about 3 miles. I remember my sister being scared, crying and telling us to turn around. She was very upset. All of a sudden it just zoomed away. It was so fast that it was almost like it was there and then it wasn’t. My best guess as to when this happened is around 1987. It had to be early winter as it was basketball season. It must have been about 11 p.m. because that would put us in the right time frame a! fter cleaning up the gym. My stepdad told his co-workers about what happened and we received a lot of teasing. But least we had each other and we knew it was real.

Thank you for reading my story. It feels good to tell about my experiences without someone looking at me like I suddenly grew 3 heads.