Location: Minnesota, United States
family of six was returning from their vacation in the
U.S. at night when they observed a UFO, which zoomed straight
toward them. They used a flashlight and flashed four times
short flashes and immediately the object
flashed back four times. Three smaller discs were seen
leaving the large disc.
Discs as they departed.
APRO Bulletin, Vol. 25 No. 2 (Aug. 1976)
following information about a case which took place on
a Saturday in August, 1972, just recently came into headquarters
and is one of the more interesting cases received in the
past four month period, therefore although it is somewhat
dated, it was felt that our readership would like to know
the details. We will quote directly from the narration
of one of the witnesses (the father) but will not give
his name as he has requested anonymity.
were returning from our vacation in the United States
on Route 59 at approximately 10 p.m. when we observed
a UFO. The speed at which I was driving was between 55
and 60 miles per hour." (Between Thief River
Falls, Minn., and Tolstoi, Man., Canada The Ed.)
noticed a very bright light in the sky to my right and
mentioned it to my wife who remarked that it was a light
from a radio tower or something of that nature. She was
not too interested as she was suffering from a heavy summer
cold. I did not bother about the light after that; I just
continued to drive the station wagon and listened to the
radio. My four children were all asleep in the back seat."
about ten minutes of driving, I looked at my wrist watch
and noted that it was 10 p.m. I again casually looked
to my right. The bright light was still with us, only
much closer now and matching the speed of the wagon. My
wife was also watching it and now she was interested.
We were discussing the object when it suddenly zoomed
straight toward us (to the right side of the wagon). It
lit up the inside of the car brighter than daylight and
the children all woke up. Our youngest child was 10 years
old at the time. He asked me what it was and I said that
I didn't really know. It definitely was not an aircraft.
I said that it looked like a flying saucer that I'd read
about, to which our son replied, "Oh, good, I always
wanted to see one."
told my youngest, Wayne, to use the flashlight and flash
four times short flashes and immediately
the object flashed back four times (short flashes). I
must explain that the object completely extinguished all
light four times."
wife then took the flashlight and sent a series of long
flashes and short ones and immediately thereafter, the
object did exactly the same, this time coming even closer
to the car. At this time, the car radio started to act
up and the engine began to cough and sputter."
(Mr. H. said that he personally did not observe the object
at this time as he was having much difficulty in keeping
the engine running and the car was losing speed
the interior of the car grew very hot and the engine quit
pulled onto the highway shoulder with the last bit of
momentum and stopped. My children, by this time, were
scared and I might add that my wife, too, was frightened.
I had mixed feelings; I was scared, too, but I was also
I got out of the car the UFO was directly overhead. It
was very bright and 1 felt a kind of prickly sensation
all over my body like small electric shocks. 1 lifted
the hood on the wagon and told my wife to try to start
the car. What happened was that the engine would turn
over but sparks would jump up from the plug leads and
straight across the coil to the metal side of the car
and back. I am a master mechanic and believe me, I have
never seen anything like this in my life before."
looked down the highway and saw the lights of an oncoming
vehicle. I hoped that I could get help from them. As the
lights of the oncoming car got nearer, the UFO moved away
at such a speed that it would be impossible to estimate
or even come anywhere near it."
waved to the passing car but he did not stop. My wife
tried to start the car again and immediately it started.
I got into the driver's seat like a flash and we moved
on. The UFO at this time was just a speck in the sky but
as we moved on it came in again, not as close this time
and my car kept going. My wife flashed our flashlight
at the object again and we received the same signal back.
The UFO seemed at a much safer distance now so I stopped
the car to get a better look at it."
wife and children at this point saw three smaller discs
leave the large disc (see illustrations), one of which
went north, another south and the third one went east.
When the UFO left us, it gave a sort of wobble and then
left an an incredible speed, diminishing to nothing in
perhaps not even a couple of seconds." In conclusion,
Mr. Hall states: "We watched the object for two
hours and we were never harmed in any way. The object
just stayed still in the night sky. I must describe my
feelings as I stood there looking at the magnificent machine
that I am sure must have traveled from another world and
who knows how far? I must make a point that after we were
again on our way, my wife, who most of the time was very
quiet, suddenly said that her cold was completely gone
and that she felt really good."