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National UFO Reporting Center Sighting Report
Occurred : 5/17/2015 20:25 (Entered as : 05/17/2015 20:25)
Reported: 5/20/2015 5:11:40 AM 05:11
Posted: 5/22/2015
Location: Saint Paul, MN
Shape: Triangle
Duration: 40 minutes
Characteristics: There were lights on the object
triangle with 4 large white lights on leading edge - two smaller red at rear hovering over Roseville in St. Paul

My sighting took place the evening of 7/17/15 (sic. 05/17/2015) @ 8:25pm. My sister was driving me home from her house in Brooklyn Center. I live in Saint Paul, Mn.

We were traveling on Hwy 694 East and having just passed the Rice Street Exit, I looked southwest and found lights in the sky that caught my attention. I've been living in the Twin Cities for 59 years and am aware of the flight paths for TCIAP. These lights were just north of that corridor.

As we continued south on 35E toward down town Saint Paul, I continued to watch this object. I mentioned to my sister about the object. It was triangular in shape - but not in a traditional sense.

Take one of the equilateral sides and make it longer that the other two. This was the leading edge, it was convex but not overly so. Along this edge were four large white lights positioned equally in distance from one another. The four lights were brighter and larger than any I've seen on an airliner. The white lights were blinking in unison. At the tail were two small red lights side by side..these were not blinking.

We drove on, and I noticed the white lights stopped blinking..they were on continuously now. I was now viewing the object from the rear as it was pointed westerly. I was getting rather excited, my sister was giving me a hard time as my first sighting happened at our family house in North Saint Paul. I was six years old at that time.

She is well aware of my history of the sightings I've had through out my life. I am now 61 years of age.

She was clearly frustrated as she was driving and couldn't see the object. Now two miles further down the road my view was obstructed intermittently by trees and homes. My sister decided to exit the freeway, in hopes that she may see it as well and perhaps find a spot unencumbered by obstacles. We proceeded toward my home and both agreed that Mounds Park--overlooking the Mississippi River--might be the place to pause for a look.

I had - on the way to the park - caught a glimpse of the object. It should have been further to the north-west but through the broken clouds it had seemed to be closer to us now. It slid into the low overcast and disappeared. Despite our stopping at the park and spending some time watching we were not to see it again.

At the park, we were able to observe that flight corridor and a number of aircraft to Twin Cites International Airport..which allowed me to better judge the size of the object. I would estimate the width of the object to be 300 feet. I went to the internet and estimated the dimensions of the 727 aircraft I am used to seeing in this area.

Conditions during encounter: after dark, cloudy with a low to higher ceiling having had rain through out the day.

Time estimated during sighting: 15-20 minutes.

I did talk with the Saint Paul Police to see if any other reports were made. None reported at that time. That call was made ~9:30pm.

I do state that all the above is true.

.. ((initials deleted)) 5/19/15