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Sighting Report
Occurred : 3/8/2005 18:00 (Entered as : 03/10/2005 18:00)
Reported: 5/22/2005 11:40:51 PM 23:40
Posted: 5/24/2005
Location: West St. Paul, MN
Shape: Sphere
Duration:5 seconds
Blue glowing sphere descends to Earth between ground witnesses and jet pilots in Twin Cities, Minnesota.

I'm a licensed private pilot.

I was in my kitchen in West St. Paul looking out the window west northwest towards downtown Minneapolis 11 miles away from me. I saw a bright light over Minneapolis. I knew it was the landing light of a large jet on a downwind leg to land at Minneapolis International Airport.

My 10 year old son was the only one home with me at the time. He was in the living room watching t.v. The jet was coming directly toward me and also decending, so it looked from my perspective like a stationary light in the sky that was just growing larger and larger.

So I thought it would be fun to play a joke on my son, so I said come quick, there's a U.F.O!" He came running. We looked out the window at the landing light on the jet growing larger and larger. My son was in awe!

We watched it for about 2 minutes and then as it became near enough to us, we could finally see the red and green wingtip navigation lights and a blinking white strobe light on it's belly. I said to my son "oh boy, I guess it was just a jet plane after all!" (At this point, I would say that the jet was about 2 miles from us, maybe a bit farther).

No sooner had I finished saying that, both he and I saw a large spherical ball, I would guess about 50 feet in diameter, descend to Earth from an altitude much higher than the jet was flying. We were right at the window, and the object entered our fields of vision from the top of the window opening, so it must have come from an extremely high altitude. I have seen many meteors, and this was no meteor.

When it first appeared, it was falling in a slight arcing travel path from northeast to southwest, but very quickly changed into a strightline fall directly down all the way to Earth and disappeared behind the treeline. We didn't see it rise up again. I think it struck the Earth.

I know it wasn't a meteor because it fell much more slowly than a meteor would, like it's speed of descent was being controlled (imagine a meteor with a large drag chute, if you will.) The object was glowing in a very faint, light blue aura that reminded me of what a blue topaz gemstone looks like. It was EXTREMELY beautiful!

Me and my son looked at each other in amazement and we both said "what was that?!" at the same time! I say there were 4 witnesses to this sighting because the object came down in it's path of travel directly between me and my son and the two pilots of the jet. I know that there is NO WAY that those 2 pilots could have missed seeing it!

I watched the T.V. news and the newspapers for a few days afterwards hoping that there were many more witnesses and that there was a story to be told, but I never heard a word about it.

I'm not exactly sure of the date being March 10th, but I am sure it was in early March at about 6 p.m. I'm reporting it now, because as the weeks have gone passed, I am at an absolute loss to explain what I saw and I'll just bust if I don't tell somebody!

If this object indeed came to a rest on Earth, I would estimate it's current location would be along a line between the north end of the city of West St. Paul and downtown Minneapolis about 2, maybe 3 miles from West St. Paul toward Minneapolis. I would guess it hit the ground near Cherokee Park in St. Paul, or perhaps in the Mississippi River between the Ford Dam and downtown St. Paul.

I will never forget it's slow fall and beautiful faint light blue glow! Like an angel's halo!!!

((ADDENDUM FROM WITNESS))

Hi! The best I could do to reconstruct the date was to look at our calender back in March for any unusual events. My wife gets home from work at 5:30 p.m., so she would have been home, but she wasn't. The only thing the calender shows is that on Mar. 8th, she was gone in the evening to our church for bible a study, so I believe now that the sighting was on Mar. 8th, 2005, not Mar 10th.

I didn't contact any investigators or authorities because this sphere was just so unusual that it just couldn't have been anything easily explainable (from Earth!). I figured if I watched the news carefully, the two jet pilots or the FAA controllers at Mpls. International would be speaking about it, or the fact that this thing came down near sunset but still very much in broad daylight in the center of a major metropolitan area would mean there were probably many thousands of witnesses, but nothing in the news ever appeared.

If I ever see anything like that again, I will certainly take careful notes, now that I have somebody like you guys that I can tell about it.

I'm 48 yrs. old, and I've never seen anything like that in my life! I kinda hope I don't see one ever again! Kinda scary in a way, not knowing what you just saw, you know?

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((NUFORC Note: We have changed the date above to March 08, 2005. PD))