posted on Jun, 28 2004 @ 01:07 AM
While I did not sight the particular UFO type you mentioned, I did want to post an experience that I had close to 10 years ago in Mpls. during the
daytime. I was watching the sky, nearly straight up, from a ledge inside the picture window of a high rise apartment building (close to the
University right off 35W on the right side as you are travelling north) when I noticed a black, seemingly stationary dot. At first my mind went
through the available options--bird, debris, or helicopter. The objects, as I later witnessed, had absolutely no lateral motion and as I continued to
observe them they appeared to be slowly getting closer--descending. Luckily for me there was a pair of binoculars within arms reach (my roommate
liked to watch girls in convertibles drive by on the freeway) so I was able to maintain eye contact with the objects which were so small that they
were difficult to pick up. Through the binoculars I was able to deduce that what I was seeing was in fact three separate black pods steadily rotating
clockwise, if my memory serves me correctly, in an equilateral triangle configuration. My best guess was that they were about large enough to fit one
person (or EBE if you like) and were at an altitude of around 10000ft. They were black as I said, but they also reflected sunlight like a mirror.
Nothing else really happened, as after a puffy white cloud passed in front of the objects, they were no longer there. It gave me a great deal to
think about though.
The following winter my friends and I were taking a nighttime walk along the west bank UM near Middlebrook hall when a huge, rapidly strobing light
accompanied by pulsing thunder blasts like explosions passed right over us. The entire east bank (which was actually north of us) lit up bright white
like it was under an enormous strobe light. That object passed rapidly off to the NW and there was definitely a dopplar like effect to the sound as
it passed off. The next day I talked to friends who were not there but remembered the explosions and wondered why they did not hear any sirens. My
best guess is that object was moving like 4000-5000mph. From what I have come to learn later is that I probably witnessed the hystep (hypersonic test
program) or AURORA. Another interesting tidbit is that our electronic devices did not seem to work right that night or the next day, as well as the
electronics of several of our friends. So to wrap it up you are not alone in MN sightings and I would be interested to know if anyone reading this
has ever heard or witnessed anything about the black pods.