Menomonie, Wisconsin UFO Report
Forwarded from the Leader-Telegram:
A rural Menomonie couple and a Dunn Sheriffs Deputy watched an
object in the sky early Thursday Morning. The object was round,
and was going in circles changing colors from red to blue. About
1/2 hour later a second object appeared and was triangular in
As the couple was getting ready for work they spotted an object
in the morning sky. It was going in circles, back and forth. It
was also changing colors from red to blue to yellow. About a
half-hour later, the man reported seeing a second object right
over the city of Menomonie. It would glow bright yellow and then
die down and get dim. During the dim period the man could see
the outline of a triangle. The Pepin County Police Department
reported that they thought the lights were the reflections from
the planets being low in the sky. After getting input from Pepin
County, the Dunn County Police Department agreed with this
assessment. The couple who reported this incident claims that in
no way could this sighting have been planets. As reported in the
Thursday Edition of the Leader-Telegram--page 1A
09-16-99. This event happened near Elmwood Wisconsin.
(NUFORC Note: Following report submitted by Mr. Chad Lewis,
State Director for Wisconsin for the Mutual UFO Network. Thank
Postscript to Leader-Telegram
article reporting strange object in sky witnessed by three
The paper did not report the whole story regarding the objects
seen on 09/16/99 in Menomonie, WI. When the sheriff's officer
responded to the call, he stayed and watched the object for
approximately 10-15 minutes.
During this time he stated that he had
never seen anything like this before. He was so intrigued that
he left to try and find the location of this object. The witness
reported the first object to be 1/4 of the way up the horizon.
The object was reported in the SE sky. The weather conditions of
the evening were clear with no fog in the area. The witness also
reported that he has seen planets many times before and stated
that this was unlike anything he had seen either.
The gentleman watched the object for
nearly 40 minutes, until it seemed to just vanish. During this
time it would change color form red to yellow to green at a very
quick rate. He also reported that the object would shoot up into
the air and fall back down at rapid speeds. The object also
hovered over his farm area for several minutes at a time. When
this witness called the sheriff again to report the second
triangle object, also seen in the SE sky. The sheriff's office
said they look into it and never contacted the witness again.
The witness watched the second object
"hover" over his farm are for nearly 10 minutes. This
second object was yellow and triangle shaped. This object also
just seemed to vanish. Neither object made any sound that could
be heard by any of the witnesses. There was also no smell
associated with the objects. The witness was very surprised to
read that the officer who only hours before stated this was the
strangest thing he had ever seen, had now turned around and
claimed it must have been a planet.
The sheriff's office have not returned any
of my calls on this subject.
witness reported to me that in the two days following his report
covered by the Leader-Telegram he had received over 400
calls from people thanking him for coming forward with his case.
Although I was the only investigator to contact or speak
with him, while I was there 2 days after the event the phone
rang over 30 times. The witness was not even answering it
taking break from work sees a ball of light change color and
then shoot off out of her sight
10:00 PM on Thursday September 16, 1999 a woman was taking a
break from her work and looked up to the sky and noticed a ball
of light rapidly changing color from blue to red to green. After
watching this object for approximately 5-6 seconds, it “shot
off” out of the woman’s sight. When asked the woman stated
that it was not a "shooting star" as she has seen
plenty of those before. She also stated that this object shot
off very fast (she did not estimate the speed). The object was
seen in the North Western sky. The witness stated that the
object was very low (1/4 of the horizon) and had no sound to it.
The woman came forward with this story several days after
finding out that a local paper ran a story on a UFO being
reported the same day as her sighting.