|Occurred : 7/5/1998 00:00 (Entered as : 07/05/98 24:00)
Reported: 5/21/2002 11:43:05 PM 23:43
Location: Lake Vermillion, MN
Duration:1 1/2 hours
|Massive craft seen for an hour
Visiting friends with mother at cabin on Hoodoo point - Lake Vermillion. Around midnight, took the 2 passenger paddle boat out about 50 feet from shore. Lots of stars. Saw what appeared to be several shooting stars, but they traveled too fast and to the right in the sky. Looked over, and down extremely low in the sky, so large and visible was a massive craft. Craft was stationary or "hovering". No sound. Craft's size was visible when it suddenly shot off a "beam" of white light which appeared around the craft like a halo. Top of craft had circling green and red lights, which appeared to go on and off in random type of pattern, but were circling around the top of the craft. Watched the craft for nearly an hour and a half, in shock for what we had seen. White halo light around craft came again, showing the massive size of craft, and the underside of craft and the details of make of ship. When craft suddenly "beemed" itself - suddenly it had moved to a spot to the right of where it had been, but without "moving" and went back, we paddled back to shore, and informed guests at cabin who went outside and also witnessed craft. Called the airforce base in Duluth then, who informed us we were the sixth caller that evening regarding the siting.
((NUFORC Note: Witness describes self as a highly-trained professional. We will attempt to obtain other reports. PD))