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Minot, ND Late Sixties UFO Sightings - Help?

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posted on Aug, 11 2006 @ 03:07 PM
Hi UFO buffs... I am hoping you can help me.

My father-in-law recently passed and in going through his things we have learned some interesting facts about him. I am hoping someone here may know a guy that knows a guythat can tell us a little more about what we found.

1. My father in law, ONLY once, in 1969 before they were married, said to my mother in law that "I am an alien and have been sent here to marry you" LOL she ran out of the house. He never mentioned aliens again to her or any other family member.
2. He was in the Air Force SAC Stationed at Minot ND from 1965-1969.
3. He was an MP and on the base security team.

I found this article on line that shows thaty he may have actually encountered a UFO and am wondering if anyone:

1. Knows more about the story.
2. Was at Minot at the same time.

Any info would make my wife very happy and me too so thanks in advance.

[edit on 11-8-2006 by Slap Nuts]

posted on Aug, 11 2006 @ 08:01 PM
Jerome Clark, in his book "The UFO Book" has a case where some guys on a hunting trip, one who was in the air force at the Minot base, the others various professionals, spotted a UFO and had a strange encounter with an individual dressed in white coveralls.

Basically, the guys saw a strange craft go down over a hill. They drove through the mud, thinking it was a plane crash, to see if they could find it and give aid. When they neared the site, they saw a figure in white coveralls who waved them away. They went back to town to get a sherrif to come out and take a look.

When they went back out to the site, they saw some lights that looked like tailights. but when they approached the lights, they vanished. it was a muddy field, but no tracks were visible on the ground. The sherrif went back to town.

Eventually they encountered the strange craft again, with the figures in white coveralls, and one of the guys on the hunting trip, for some reason, shot at one of the white figures and hit it in the shouder. The guy in the white coveralls yelled, "hey, what did you do that for", so it was believed for obvious reasons that the figures were indeed human, although quite short.

The four hunters also reported missing time. They arrived home much later than they thought they should have, and their wives were quite worried. They lost a couple of hours that they could not account for.

The next morning the guys were visited by some dudes from the air force, who asked him what clothes they were wearing, and saying they recieved a report of the incident, but wouldnt say much beyond that.

This testimony was given by a guy who was an agent in the ATF and was once NICAP's North dakota chapter head. He is considered extremely reliable and credible.

Another thing of interest:
The air force guy who was with the hunting party left the air force, then re-entered it again. His job was photo-reconiisance. He once held a security clearance. But when he re-entered the air force, he discovered they would not give him any security clearance whatsover, and would not tell him why. He wrote his congressman, and the congressman inquired as to why, the the response was that the guy was unstable and unreliable, even though this wasnt true, and they gave no reasons for it.

I have no link, but you can find the whole story in the book I mentioned, where I learned it from.

posted on Aug, 14 2006 @ 08:15 AM
Thank you Skadi. I will definitly get the book.

MY father in law also had secret or top secret clearance and left the air force (honorable discharge) because the, in his words, "was going to have a nervous breakdown because he knew too mych he was not allowed to say".

And to tell everyone here the POWER of the "shut up or face the consequences" attitude in the governemtn and the FEAR they induce... HE NEVER SPOKE A WORD ABOUT ANY ENCOUNTERS. To anyone as far as I can tell. Even though, Minot, while he was there was one of the most active times in recorded history according to some AND he was on bas security which means he probably saw EVERYTHING.

He apparently impressed upon his brother in a subtle, very subtle hint that he was not afraid of dying because he knew more than anyone else in the room.


posted on Aug, 14 2006 @ 08:21 AM
Im not surprised. In the course of my UFO research, I find that Minot comes up ALOT. Its one of the very rarely talked about bases and areas. Yet alot of people have come forward and said weird things have happened there.

It certainly would be a good subject of research for you, given your personal connections. Why dont you do a bit of googling and start a thread about Minot, and share some more experiences?

Id like to see such a thread!

posted on Aug, 14 2006 @ 08:40 AM
I just don't get why one of the guys would shoot at someone else not knowing if it was a man or not?

I see nothing that would indicate they were threatened in any way. Of course, I'm sure there is much more to the story.

posted on Aug, 14 2006 @ 08:55 AM

Here is a piece I wrote last week discussing the history of the UFO Phenomena and the connection to Nuclear Facilities and Military technology.

You might find it interesting to read as Minot AFB ties in here.

Re: UFO-military connection?

[edit on 14-8-2006 by lost_shaman]

posted on Aug, 14 2006 @ 01:01 PM

Originally posted by jbondo
I just don't get why one of the guys would shoot at someone else not knowing if it was a man or not?

In the Minot stories I have read, where we believe 'dad' would/could have been directly involved, they did not shoot at the craft. They "stood in awe and watched it hovering 500 feet abouve ground" with jets ready to scramble, waiting for NORAD to give the OK... Eventually they got impatient, went to scramble a jet an the craft took off at a high rate of speed...

For those who do not know much about Minot, it is a VERY laarge Nuclear base... over 100 ICBMs and ten launch control centers. They also had over 100 B-52's full of nukes coming and going all of the time.

Over 200 UFO citings were reported during his time of service at or around Minot (64-69).

posted on Aug, 14 2006 @ 01:35 PM
The night before dad died he told us about a 'dream' he had... I am not sure if that was code speak or not, but anyway, he told us he saw a cube, large and metallic spinning above his head, then grids appeared on the cube and i spun faster, then it kind of "blew up" into smaller little cubes that all flew away. Maybe he was just telling us about a dream... maybe not.

I asked a 30 yr. Air Force Vet. (Master Sgt.) a simple qustion about this today... If dad could have seen a ufo... His answer was simple... "I dont't hear your question." He is a serious guy, gave me a STFU look and walked away...

posted on Aug, 14 2006 @ 02:17 PM
I can see this is starting to envelop you and you need answers. You can either forget it all or keep digging. Odds are you will hit dead end after dead end and it will frustrate the crap out of you.

Your best bet is to let it go unless you want to lose many nights of sleep.

posted on Aug, 14 2006 @ 02:27 PM

Originally posted by jbondo
I can see this is starting to envelop you and you need answers. You can either forget it all or keep digging. Odds are you will hit dead end after dead end and it will frustrate the crap out of you.

Your best bet is to let it go unless you want to lose many nights of sleep.

You are correct, I think avout it alot.

It deeply saddens me that I did not get to ask him or even know of any of this until after he passed.

"Just one last question Rod..."

Doesn't matter anyway, he would have never told... he was a true patriot.

posted on Aug, 14 2006 @ 02:52 PM
I think it's his generation also. My father died 8 years ago and if he ever saw anything while he was in the navy or otherwise, he was not the type to talk about it.

I remember we were driving up thru the woods when I was about 13. This was in NW PA. All of a sudden a black panther (supposedly non existent) jumped into the road right in front of us. It was a beautiful big cat and we marveled at it as he increased speed to try and keep up with it. It ran approx 100 yds right up the center of the dirt logging road ahead of us and then disappeared quickly off the edge into the slashing.

We went back to camp that night and talked about it with the other hunters and then that was it. He never mentioned it again. Black Panthers were legend and folklore in the area and to see one was amazing to say the least but my father just wasn't the type to talk.

Who knows what he saw in the military or otherwise. It was a generation filled with men of integrity. I regret missing time with my father as an adult and I think about it allot. He never did anything earth shattering (that I know of) but he was a great man to me and he always will be.

Maybe you should just remember the good times and great man your father was and leave it at that.

Sorry, not trying to hijack your thread.

posted on Aug, 22 2006 @ 06:18 PM
I was stationed at Minot during the mid 1960s, as a SSGT; clerk in the transportation sqdn. I did encounter a large metalic craft at ground level, i.e. level with power lines. Someone said 200 reports. Thats too conservative. The actual number would be higher if all incidents were tabulated. I did report the incident, and lost my TSESIEBI security clearance after 8 years for no stated reason, other than "indescretion" I communicated with a former Captain that was a missle officer at Great falls. He claimed extra info however the truth was that he never did come out of his protected hole in the ground. He did state that 10 missles had been disabled by UFO proximity. After Minot I was a member of ARFCS and can guesstimate that number to be near accurate in terms of damaged resources. what damaged them I would not have a guess.
I would also suppose that most, if not all, air policemen stationed there during the period could further enlighten you, if they would - which I doubt.
Peter Jennings recent program "UFOs, seeing is believing" listed names of those involved in the B-52 incident. Note that the B-52 DID turn on their cameras. I would love to see those photos and talk to the members asociated with that single scenario.
I had a subsequent episode wile airborn enroute to Wright Patt AFB. A scenario that began on the runway at Grand Forks.
Anyway - UFOs were "a dime a dozen" during that period in that area. The Minot Newspaper did publish many stories, and others that were not published nor had anything to do with the military but the residents were well aware of the proliffic nature of the problem. Good luck and keep searching.

posted on Aug, 22 2006 @ 06:27 PM
BTW. After the episode outside Bantry it took me some 3 hours to travel 40 miles to Glenburn. My buddy and I were armed, with 30-06's and an M1 carbine. shooting never occured to either of us. during that week a UFO landed on the road on the edge of Bantry, (scared the britches off some teenagers) and another landed on a nearby schoolyard.
If you get anymore info feel free to contact me at, an address that I check every couple months whether I care or not. LOL.

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