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Occurred : 7/15/1998 01:00 (Entered as : 07/??/98 1:00)
Reported: 9/13/2007 9:15:10 AM 09:15
Posted: 10/8/2007
Location: Minneapolis, MN
Shape: Disk
Duration:10 seconds
I saw a disk hovering above some suburbs with a light shinning down below before disappearing in a streak of light.

I am 24 and i live in Edinburgh, Scotland. I was in Minneapolis in July 1998 visiting my cousins with my parents. They live in suburbs of Minneapolis.

One night around 1am i couldn't sleep because i was too hot, being from Scotland im not used to the heat! I got up to open a window but the problem was there was a mesh on the inside to stop mosquitos. I coludn't work out how to open it so was at the window for quite some time.

It was then that i noticed a light in the corner of my eye. Looking out the window across the suburbs i could see a disk shaped craft hovering above a small clump of trees in the middle of the suburbs. It was about 500 yards away. It was clear to see because the house i was in was on a hill and the suburbs sloped away from it so there was nothing obstructing my view. I was almost looking slightly down on the craft.

The craft was dark in colour, about 100 feet wide and thin from top to bottom, maybe only 10 or 15 feet. There were also small lights in the middle of the craft around its circumfrance.

There was a green beam of light shinning from the middle of the underside of the craft down into the trees below. It was about 15-20 feet wide and panned out fractionaly futher from the craft.

I watched it for about 10seconds or so then the light shut off. Without any noise the craft disappeared in a streak of orange light leading up to the right into the night sky. It was as if it had almost instantly accelerated to a speed hundreds of times faster than any plane, simply too fast to see.

((NUFORC Note: Date of the event may be approximate. PD))