|Occurred : 7/25/1996 01:30 (Entered as : 07/25/1996 01:30)
Reported: 3/22/2004 3:06:10 AM 03:06
Location: Rush City, MN
|Possible prior sighting similar to 16 Feb 2004 Amityville, NY
On this night my girlfriend and I were camping in the back 40 of a friends farm and had gone out raccoon hunting. About 01:30 we decided to call it a night and started walking back to our tent which was across a hay field from the woods we were in. As we got to the tent I turned and looked to the east and saw what I thought were aircraft wingtip strobes out about 2-3 miles. I didn't think much of it at the time so we went about getting the rifles cleaned and put away for the night. For some reason I looked back in that same direction about 5 minutes later and the lights were still there. I brought this to my girlfriends attention and had her hand me my rifle scope. I removed the red dot sight, attached the scope to the rifle, and set the bipod on the car roof to get a steady look at this strange set of lights. When I got the scope on the lights the were not in fact sitting still but moving very slightly from side to side. I thought that could be from my breathing but then remembered that I had set the bipod. I told her it must be a helicopter just hovering out there for some reason and put the rifle away. As we turned back to watch it some more, it moved about a half mile from it's original position and then started west. I told her, I guess now we'll find out what it is. Whatever it was passed about a quarter mile to the north of us in just a few seconds, and it made no sound at all, no rotor noise, no engine noise. We looked at each other and I asked if she'd heard anything and she said no. Well, we both got the willies and decided that we were definatly calling it a night and went to bed.
I thought that I would share this with you because I just read the report from Amityville, NY. We weren't able to see a shape but I don't know of any aircraft military or civilian that can move that fast without any sound.