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Occurred : 8/20/2006 04:00 (Entered as : 08/20/06 04:00)
Reported: 1/7/2007 7:38:14 AM 07:38
Posted: 2/1/2007
Location: Hampton, MN
Shape: Triangle
Duration:3 minutes

I was driving on highway 52 south from Minneapolis to my home in Rochester. I am a 53 year-old male RN and had just finished working.

I saw a bright light on over the highway in the distance and thought that an airliner was approaching the Minneapolis airport prematurely. As I drove closer, I then thought that the light was a medical helicopter and I was about to come upon an accident.

As I reached Hampton, a very small town than highway 52 passes through, I was astonished to see a triangular shaped craft hovering motionlessly a few hundred feet from the highway, only at about 500 feet of altitude. The light that I had seen was a unidirectional spotlight mounted on top of the craft, on some kind of pole or extension device.

A county sheriff's patrol car was parked with its lights off observing the craft.

Although I had a camera in the car, I nearly had a panic attack from seeing something that defied my imagination. I drove slowly by the scene and the craft continued to hover as I saw it in my rear view mirror as I drove away. I saw no visible means of propulsion on either the underside or sides of the craft. No vents, no heat plume, and absolutely no noise.