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State Report Index For ND
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Date / Time City State Shape Duration Summary Posted
10/12/19 15:25 Dickinson ND Diamond 00:05 UFO found in photo taken of circular draft disturbance. 12/1/19
9/27/19 22:21 Valley City ND

MADAR Node 93 10/4/19
9/26/19 10:57 Grand Forks ND Circle 1-2 minutes Dropped altitude fast, circular, blinking lights simultaneously, disappeared after reaching city lights level. ((anonymous report)) 10/4/19
9/20/19 01:00 Bismarck ND Circle 5 minutes Observed a round craft with blinking lights, then seen a black rim of light, this craft went into this black space and disappeared. Aft 12/1/19
9/15/19 21:45 New Leipzig ND Fireball 10 minutes Seemimgly ball of fire colored object moving fast SE to NW. No smoke or sound observed. 9/19/19
7/28/19 01:30 Fargo ND Light 15 minutes Light in the sky swiftly stopped then slowly crept out of sight. 8/23/19
7/23/19 01:00 Fargo ND
20-30 minutes ((NUFORC Note: Witness provides no information about the sighting. PD)) 7/25/19
7/4/19 23:03 Fargo ND Unknown 15 seconds Red Flames coming from the back end. 7/5/19
5/25/19 00:13 Fargo ND Formation 25 seconds Cluster of fast moving lights traveling in a straight line.((NUFORC Note: Possible sighting of cluster of Space Link satellites. PD)) 6/7/19
5/24/19 00:00 Fort Yates ND Unknown 3 minutes Were looking up at the stars and a string of white objects appeared, about 50 tiny objects in line. ((NUFORC Note: Satellites. PD)) 6/7/19
4/20/19 14:00 Bismarck/Mandan (between) ND Changing 30 seconds Strange expanding portal looking object seen in broad daylight. 4/25/19
4/18/19 23:42 Minot ND Unknown 5 minutes Pulsing noises outside, loud as heck. 4/25/19
4/18/19 23:42 Minot ND Unknown 5 minutes We heard pulsing notices outside of our apartment building 4/25/19
1/3/19 06:00 Lidgerwood ND Light 30 seconds Flew quickly straight across sky from east to west. 1/4/19
11/9/18 21:00 Dickinson ND Chevron 10 seconds Grey V shaped craft gliding silently over town. It was dark around 9 P.M MST. Object appeared dark grayish color. ((anonymous report)) 11/24/18
11/9/18 05:00 Belfield (north of) ND Changing 40 minutes 5-6 lights slowly moving in my pasture 1/4/19
8/6/18 11:00 Bismarck double ditch ND Cigar 8 minutes At Double Ditch with a friend we were star gazing and noticed two lights running paraell to each other and they flared brightly. 8/17/18
7/12/18 23:00 Fargo ND Light 10 minutes Saw 3 bright white and blue lights blinking with sync with eachother. One was about the height of a tower would be.((anonymous report)) 7/19/18
7/5/18 01:30 Mandan ND Fireball 1 minutes A small craft flew 20 ft above us it looked like a fireball, it stopped by us then shot off South leaving a tail. 7/13/18
6/10/18 01:37 Bismarck ND Oval ~5 minutes Two oval-shaped craft over the river in Bismarck. ((anonymous report)) 6/15/18
4/10/18 19:00 Albatera ND Circle ~4 seconds My security camera recorded a movement and sent a strange video. ((anonymous report)) 4/19/18
2/15/18 00:10 Grand Forks ND Sphere 5 seconds Large green sphere appeared, hovered then banked downward and disappeared. ((anonymous report)) 3/8/18
12/29/17 17:32 Litchville ND Fireball 2-3 minutes Bright Burning Fire Ball Very Large Black Dark Contrail leaving our space. 2/16/18
12/10/17 23:43 Grand Forks ND Unknown 3 minutes Strange animal behavior prior to appearance of lights. 12/14/17
12/9/17 07:10 Washburn ND Formation 25 seconds Three star sized orbs in orbital pattern around Ursa Major star Alioth. 1/12/18
10/27/17 21:12 Wahpeton ND Light ~2 minutes Light orb came down out of sky in close enough proximity, i got video of it. Came down quickly but then moved about slowly... 1/25/18
10/21/17 21:00 Bismarck ND Cigar 10 minutes Two lights flying sideways and stationary over residential area. 11/3/17
7/12/17 22:30 Cavalier ND Triangle ~20 minutes 2 triangle objects, appeared to be stationary, straight up from Cavalier very high in the sky. Suddenly one took off at high speed. 7/14/17
7/5/17 11:24 Fargo ND Circle 7 minutes Lights over North Fargo, ND. ((anonymous report)) 7/7/17
5/31/17 01:14 Wahpeton ND Fireball 3 seconds Huge orange-colored ball ripped across the sky from North to South. Was very loud and extremely fast. Sounded like a fuse on a firework 6/2/17
3/16/17 23:30 Ruso ND Light 30 seconds ((HOAX??)) Perpendicular objects admist in night sky. ((anonymous report)) 3/17/17
11/22/16 02:30 Bismarck ND Circle 5 seconds Rolla. 12/5/16
11/7/16 18:20 Fargo ND Triangle 5-8 seconds Was in the backyard hot tub looking up at the sky and looking for "shooting stars, when a triangular figure appeared. 12/5/16
11/7/16 16:00 Lidgerwood ND Circle 1 minute Green circle dot in the sky, was there then gone with in seconds! 11/11/16
11/7/16 07:30 Lidgerwood ND Circle ~2 seconds Green glowing circle stood in the sky then took up east was gone within seconds! 11/11/16
11/4/16 19:38 Sarles ND Fireball 10 seconds Big green orb fell in diagonal line toward ground. fell very slowly. ((anonymous report)) 11/11/16
10/25/16 18:45 Cary ND Triangle 10 minutes 3 lights in triangular formation moving slowly across tree line. 10/27/16
8/13/16 23:33 Fargo ND Sphere 6 minutes One craft seen in SE sky hovering over Red River. Moved--flashing lights for few sec., then went away 6-10 minutes. 8/16/16
6/28/16 09:00 Grand Forks ND Triangle 5 minutes Black triangle UFO hovering East to West over a University Campus 7/8/16
6/6/16 02:16 Sentinel Butte ND Light 5 seconds Still photo capture of 4 lights with unusual movement in the night sky. 6/24/16
3/9/16 04:00 Grand Forks ND Light 5 seconds Blue, flare like light. 3/11/16
1/18/16 16:00 Hillsboro ND Circle 5 minutes 7 or 8 bright round, or cylinder shaped, orange balls,moving high across the sky in staggered, but straight line formation. Enter 1/20/16
1/2/16 23:47 Dickinson ND Fireball 1 second Fireball, orange then turns green. 1/5/16
12/20/15 22:00 Surrey ND Light ~5 seconds Around 2200 on 12/20, three low traveling blinking blue lights rapidly went from east to west out of site in just seconds. 1/5/16
11/8/15 21:37 Minot ND Unknown 25 minutes Classified aircrafts with bright orange lights. 11/19/15
9/18/15 22:47 Bismarck ND Formation 18 minutes Flashing Stationary Object for 18 minutes over the Western skyline 9/25/15
9/18/15 20:40 Bismarck ND Unknown 15 minutes There was a great number of orange lights flying toward north. Almost looking like a flock of lights. Also similarly changing the posit 9/25/15
8/26/15 21:30 Fargo ND Circle 25 minutes 25 orange circles moving fast over skies in Fargo, ND. 9/25/15
8/13/15 22:30 Bismarck ND Light 2 minutes Bright light traveling east turned south and then appeared to remain motionless for no less than a minute before disappearing. 8/27/15
8/12/15 22:00 Davenport ND Other 75 minutes A u-turning shooting star amongst an incredible amount of strange starry activity. 8/13/15
8/9/15 21:30 Valley City ND Unknown 30 minutes 4 similar sightings in one night over Valley City, North Dakota. 8/13/15
6/13/15 01:00 West Fargo ND Disk 1 minute Orange orb travels across night sky. 6/15/15
4/3/15 21:15 Rugby ND Triangle 5 seconds US-2, Just past Rugby, ND. 4/8/15
2/17/15 18:00 Newtown ND Light 20 minutes This was seen by my family. I just got word over facebook about what was going on. brother former cop and also one other witness. 3/6/15
11/5/14 21:00 Minot ND Formation 30 Lights Form Triangle Shape In Minot, ND. 11/6/14
11/5/14 18:30 Bismarck ND Formation 5 minutes I was sitting at a stop light, a couple of lights up in the sky caught my eye. It was three lights in the form of a triangle. 4/17/15
10/17/14 22:30 Mandan ND
4 minutes 2 intensely bright white lights in the north sky suddenly disappear. 1/7/15
9/14/14 00:00 Trenton ND Sphere 5 minutes At the lake, on the island, was an orange spherical light that flashed for a good 2 min. then started to head S., buzzed. 4/7/17
9/13/14 22:08 Trenton ND Sphere 4 minutes Small reddish-orange flickering sphere/ovoid object spotted moving south from Trenton, North Dakota. 9/18/14
9/12/14 23:25 Devils Lake ND Flash 5 seconds I had seen a light streak that had appeared to go from a stop to gone in a flash. It was not like any shooting star i have ever seen t 9/18/14
7/26/14 09:00 Grand Fork ND Cigar 5 minutes Round, long, cylinder. White, non-metallic. Hovering no sound. Moves away slowly off into the distance. Object made no trails. 8/1/14
7/25/14 23:00 Grand Forks ND Light 10 minutes Bright light in eastern ND sky. 7/26/14
7/25/14 22:15 Thompson ND Oval 5 minutes Saw an object hovering over the interstate right outside of Grand Forks at night. It had a lot of blinking lights. 7/26/14
5/23/14 01:30 Minot ND Triangle 3-5 seconds A triangular shaped group of approximately 20 intensely bright lights appear and disappear. 6/4/14
1/25/14 23:30 Washburn ND Light 10 minutes Slow Moving Light West of Washburn. 1/30/14
12/9/13 11:45 Grand Forks ND Triangle 5 minutes Black triangle-shaped object over Grand Forks, ND. 12/12/13
9/28/13 22:30 Langdon ND Cylinder 1hour Object seen in west, northwest sky. Object appears to be Stationary but bobs up and down and side to side. Object is NOT moving with th 9/30/13
9/24/13 21:45 Hazen ND Cigar 6 seconds Long, cigar-shaped object; dark grey with three oddly-placed lights; rapid flight path and silent 9/30/13
8/11/13 23:30 Hazen ND Diamond 7 seconds Diamond shaped craft, charcoal gray, with four lights at the corners, moving silently at very high speed. 8/30/13
8/5/13 23:15 Bismarck ND Light 3 minutes Light moving from SSW to NNE over Bismarck 8/30/13
7/4/13 21:00 Fargo ND Triangle Unknown Orange glowing triangle crafts unmoving above a corn field. 8/11/17
7/3/13 23:30 Fargo ND Oval 2 minutes Fuzzy orange oval shaped craft, emitted four beams of light for 3-5 seconds. 7/5/13
9/3/12 03:03 Grand Forks ND Changing 5 minutes Firework- like balls of light dart and merge into a swelling ball of light. 9/24/12
8/2/12 00:00 Penn ND Other 1 minute We saw a deep orange orb that night... 8/5/12
6/20/12 23:00 Grand Forks ND Circle 10 seconds Orb of light flew across the sky, airforce planes circled area of spotting. 1/10/14
6/18/12 07:00 Belcourt ND Other 7 am Weird writings 7/4/12
6/12/12 18:29 Minot ND Unknown occuring Radar sighting, to significant to not report, this should be looked into and verified. 6/14/12
5/14/12 12:00 New Town (near; on Hwy 23 between city and Hwy 83) ND Formation On going.. Seen what appeared to be tornadoes but couldnt possibly have been.. Sunny, high of 80s, and no clouds in the sky. 5/29/12
4/25/12 23:30 Bismarck ND Triangle 5 Seconds ~7 Orange lights in a triangular formation moving silently across the entire sky in about 4 seconds before disappearing into the night. 5/13/12
4/20/12 00:43 Fargo ND Triangle 0:45 Three extremely bright lights north of NDSU appeared and disappeared quickly. 5/13/12
4/14/12 06:00 Belcourt ND Circle 5 minutes The falling stars somtimes stop 2/4/13
4/11/12 21:58 Casselton ND Triangle 3-5 seconds Triangle with 3 lights near the points 5/13/12
4/11/12 21:48 Casselton ND Triangle 3-5 seconds Father and daughter witness a triangular craft, w/ lights in corners, streak across the sky E to W. 4/18/12
3/1/12 03:00 Williston ND Other 15 minutes Strange craft may have caused shorts on rail road tracks 11/19/12
12/20/11 18:45 Mayville ND Light 15 MIN Slow moving Ball of White Light with several different other colors attached above small town in ND 1/12/12
12/5/11 23:00 Fargo/Valley City (between) ND Teardrop Less than a minute Blue orb, descended thousands of feet, Fargo 12/12/11
9/29/11 22:30 Bismarck ND Triangle 8-10 seconds Sept 29, 2011 3 dot triangle form fast moving, group for 8-10 seconds, no sounds no strobes no idea. 10/10/11
9/21/11 23:30 Minot AFB ND Triangle <5 seconds 3 Dark Red Triangular shaped lights moving at an extreme rate of speed over an Air Force Base. 10/10/11
9/20/11 21:35 Minot ND Other 8 sec. Cresent shaped solid object, silent, with no lights seen over minot n.d. moveing south east 15 min. ago. 10/10/11
8/6/11 22:50 Fargo ND Light 3 seconds A very bright light just appeared and did a semi-circular swoop and disappeared into the distance. 8/21/11
8/6/11 21:15 Halliday ND Fireball 2 or 3 minutes Bright orangish/red burning object moved slowly above the treetops, then turned & moved away from us & disappeared. 8/21/11
7/4/11 22:15 Minot ND Oval ~1 minute Bright orange fast mover. 11/19/12
7/4/11 21:00 Dickinson ND Light 10-15 minutes Lights in Dickinson, ND. 11/14/14
4/12/11 21:55 Minot ND Light 2 seconds Light traveled half way across the night sky in less than 2 seconds and then vanished with no sound at all. 5/2/11
4/7/11 01:40 Grand Forks ND Changing 10 seconds Multiple objects over Eastern North Dakota. 5/2/11
3/30/11 22:10 North Bismarck ND Triangle 1 hour Small white glowing orbs, dark objects, floated, noisless 5/13/12
7/24/10 01:00 Williston ND Triangle over 5 hours triangle sighting that was in the same spot for over 4 hours only moved in figured 8 ways ((NUFORC Note: Probably not a UFO. PD)) 7/28/10
7/13/10 13:00 Devils Lake ND Cylinder 75 seconds Photograph of rod or cylinder shaped object 8/5/12
7/4/10 21:45 Richardton ND Teardrop 3 min. My wife and son and I were watching fire works towards the west side of town from the east and we saw a fire shape bell object leave fr 7/6/10
6/4/10 22:00 Bismarck ND Light 30 min green spotlight and 3 lights 6/10/10
4/10/10 22:00 Fargo ND Formation 10 - 15 seconds Six pairs of side by side amber lights moving in a V formation. 4/13/10
11/24/09 19:45 Garrison ND Oval 15 minutes 11 orange oval objects moving under perceived intelligent control 12/12/09
10/9/09 21:30 Grand Forks ND Triangle 5-10 minutes I spotted a large trinagular shaped craft travelling slowly over the southside of Grand Forks while stargazing in fall of 2009. 3/27/14
8/21/09 23:00 Mandan ND Light 5 minutes pulsating light moving south to north 8/27/09
8/13/09 23:00 Minot ND Triangle 5 seconds 3 orbs in triangle shape passed over an airplane, headed NW across Minot, ND. 8/27/09
8/13/09 11:56 Grand Forks ND Triangle 3-5 seconds each time Triangle shaped UFO with 3 dots in each corner no lights, sphere and worm like object in sky 8/27/09
8/10/09 22:30 Minot AFB ND Triangle 45 minutes Triangle UFO with a mysterious lead pod/craft, accompanied by approx 30 yellow lights in a swept-wing formation observed at Minot, ND. 9/24/12
5/25/09 01:38 Grand Forks ND Triangle 4-5 seconds Shaped like ^ ---and had lights across it, they lights were in a row and moved in a row upwards then the lights went completely off 6/9/09
5/17/09 04:05 Fargo ND Other 15 seconds 2 luminescent glowing forms criss-crossing across the night sky. 6/9/09
4/11/09 11:20 Bismarck ND Disk 3 seconds silver disc shaped object flying extremely fast at a low altitude 5/12/09
11/14/08 21:00 Langdon ND Flash 5 minutes An orange, glowing shape followed me in my pickup causing it to die and interfered with my phone outside of Langdon, North Dakota. 1/10/09
10/19/08 01:00 Minot ND Triangle 2 Hours Obj. with 6 lights,triangular in shape with a tail, moved from the S area in the sky to the N and then just hovered. 10/31/08
9/10/08 22:30 Bismarck ND Changing 3 hours Illuminating light surveys the North Dakota Capitol, Bismarck 10/31/08
8/31/08 01:10 Williston ND Triangle 4 - 5 Seconds Three orange dots in a triangular shape over ND 10/31/08
8/24/08 01:00 Casselton ND Unknown Evening Imitates aircraft; red, blue & amber lights in the evenings, same place every evening; there are others nearby. 10/31/08
8/20/08 03:00 Grand Forks AFB ND Unknown 45 minutes "Star" war in night sky 10/31/08
8/7/08 23:00 Hazen ND Cylinder 10 seconds Big and huge and very silent ,with dim lights all around it 8/12/08
6/30/08 23:00 Bismarck ND Rectangle 7-8 minuets 2 red lighted objects over Bismarck Nd 7/5/08
1/15/08 21:00 Colfax ND Disk @ 1-2 Min Lighted object on the ground in an empty snow covered field 7/29/10
1/3/08 02:30 Hope ND Unknown 2 minutes Large bright orange light moving to the south changed to green and disappeared into the northern black sky. 1/21/08
9/1/07 22:15 Minot ND Triangle 20 seconds Smooth moving black triangular shaped object with white dots on bottom, flew over us at about 500 feet above us. 10/8/07
8/13/07 01:00 Hazelton ND Sphere 15 mins Mostly white with a little color spherical object moving erratically through the North Dakota sky near Hazelton. 8/14/07
6/20/07 23:45 Wheatland ND Circle 2Min Orange Sphereical Unknowen craft over Eastern North Dakota 8/7/07
6/19/07 22:50 Williston ND Light 4min circle lights, white colored. ((NUFORC Note: Space Shuttle w/ ISS?? PD)) 8/7/07
5/26/07 18:30 Fargo ND Changing 30MIN BRIGHT HOVERING OBJECT. ((NUFORC Note: Venus. PD)) 6/12/07
4/14/07 22:40 Grand Forks ND Light 10 SEC Satiellite looking objects about to intersect when one changed its direction of travel. 4/27/07
11/13/06 07:01 Strasburg ND Teardrop 28 Minutes My wife and I were heading south out of Strasburg, North Dakota scanning the morning sky for ducks and geese flying out to field feed, 12/7/06
10/25/06 19:30 Mandan ND Circle 5 minutes 10-25-06 Circle North Dakota 5 minutes Shiny object paused 10-15 seconds then began to zig-zag 12/7/06
8/19/06 05:13 Fargo ND Flash 15-20 seconds Update on bright flare... 10/30/06
8/19/06 05:11 Fargo ND Light 15-20 seconds Very bright object flares even brighter. ((NUFORC Note: Probable sighting or Iridium 54. PD)) 10/30/06
7/7/06 01:40 Max ND Other 30 minutes awakened by a glow of bright light I was transformed to a fufilled man 3/4/08
4/17/06 00:00 Grand Forks ND Circle
UFO looked black and moved very slow with no lights and was circular 5/15/06
4/17/06 23:00 West Fargo ND Circle 3 seconds Small blue light traveling quickly across the sky. 5/15/06
9/15/04 21:45 Jamestown ND Triangle 45 minutes Rotating triangular lights fly overhead, stops and hovers in sky for 30 min before taking off at extremely high speeds. 3/19/09
9/15/04 02:00 Minot ND Other 2 minutes An amber colored, tylenol shaped something above our house in North Dakota. 6/12/08
8/24/03 02:00 Minot ND Oval 5 SECONDS Oval object with 3 lights flew over town. 7/16/06
12/24/02 22:00 Hebron ND Light 4-5 min. bright white light took off away from my location at increadible speed. 8/5/09
1/15/00 22:30 West Fargo ND Sphere 15 minutes Bright glowing red orb. Did not emit any smoke, noise, or apparent heat. Moved at about 10 mph from northwest horizon to southeast hor 10/30/06
5/20/99 14:00 Cartwright ND Rectangle 4 minutes The aircraft was rectangle in shape and moved very slow with no sound. 4/27/07
8/14/98 16:00 Burlington ND Fireball 5 minutes Fireball at Des Lacs and Souris River Forks 5/15/13
11/21/95 23:30 Washburn ND Triangle 20 seconds A bluish triangular object moving in a clockwise direction. 11/28/07
7/20/95 16:00 Mandan (south of) ND Other 90 seconds Arrow-shaped balls of light. 3/18/14
3/26/91 20:30 Wishek ND Sphere 2 minutes Double sphere object came floating in. Stopped and then sped off at lightning speed. 2/21/14
11/1/90 11:00 Tappen ND Flash 5-7 seconds Pulsing white light travelling extremely fast from West to East 9/28/17
9/15/90 18:00 Forest River Colony ND Unknown ~15 minutes Saw a hovering craft with lights while hunting on Forest River Colony land. The craft made no sound and flew extremely fast. 8/17/17
6/15/83 22:00 Belfield ND Unknown 5 minutes Hovering object. Summer night. Red/green blinking light. No wind. No sound from object. Slowly began to move and slowly fly away. 6/1/16
7/15/78 18:00 Amenia ND Disk hour Hovering disc over WDAY tower east of Amenia, ND. 2/14/08
6/1/77 23:00 Grand Forks ND Circle
thin round object hovered in air 5/12/09
3/27/77 22:00 Grand Forks ND Unknown 10 minutes Lights in the sky that came to us. 4/29/16
7/15/76 15:00 Berthold ND Cigar 10:00 Bright violet cigar shaped Berthold North Dakota 11/28/07
6/26/76 11:00 Fargo ND Disk 5 minutes Well. it's been 35 years, just about. I have finally contacted one other person who was with that night. Besides me, my sister, her fri 11/21/10
6/30/74 22:00 Minot ND Other 30 minutes Translucent arch over road, small cloud that changed colors and sparkled. 1/10/09
6/1/68 23:20 Minot ND Cigar 2min in 1968 while standing at gi corner a cigar shaped ship moved above me moving at a speed as that of a zepplin. it had colored lights al 4/27/07
9/15/66 Minot AFB ND Cigar
UFO takes 10 Minuteman ICBMs "off alert." 5/20/16
9/15/34 15:30 Valley City (6.5 miles east of) ND Disk 5 seconds Two brothers observe, hear, three black discs streak overhead, moving from SE to NW; below high overcast.

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