NUFORC Sighting 180018

Occurred: 1997-06-06 02:45 Local - Approximate
Reported: 2024-01-13 21:31 Pacific
Duration: 5 minutes
No of observers: 1

Location: Waseca, MN, USA
Location details: 44.07129894647603, -93.51085486290876

Shape: Triangle
Color: Black, Dark
Estimated Size: 600 Feet (Width)
Viewed From: Land
Direction from Viewer: Almost directly above, slightly South.
Angle of Elevation: 86
Closest Distance: 300 Feet
Estimated Speed: 0 to 5 MPH

Dark triangle craft spotted (no lights) hovering in the sky, silently.

During the summer of 1997 (exact date is unknown), while walking home from a friends home (0.1 miles distance from my destination) at approximately 2:30 - 3:30 AM I was on sidewalk directly across the street from my family's home, when I looked up to notice a large, fairly low, silent, black triangle (the corners were possibly slightly round, not a sharp point) hovering in the sky almost directly above my position. I was 12 years old at the time, on summer vacation from school.

I seemed to enter an area void of sound, and stopped in my tracks, this startled and confused me, and caused me to look around, and then up. I seem to recall a feeling of being watched at the time. I noticed that all insect noises (crickets), and other ambient noises seemed to fade away completely. When I looked up (almost directly above me), I noticed a dark triangle shape against the stars, which are very visible due to low light pollution, as this sighting took place on the southern edge of the small city of Waseca, MN.

I would approximate the width of the triangle shape to be approximately 500 to 700 ft. I would approximate the height of the object at maybe 200 - 300 feet. The object was large enough and close enough to take up a large portion of my total vision of the sky (about 1/4th). It had no lights, and no discernible structure, as it was not lit. It was either completely static, or possibly moving at a very slow speed (Less than 5 MPH ground speed). I heard no sound at all.

I do not recall how long I looked at the object, but was shocked at first, and then slightly afraid. I ran unto my home, and woke my sleeping mother to explain what I had seen, but do to the time and my age, I was waived off and told to go to sleep. I did not return outside to see if the object was still there. I had difficulty falling asleep. I do not believe I was missing any period of time, but also had no way to tell for sure.

Posted 2024-02-15

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