Category 7, ENTITY
Preliminary Rating: 5
Oct. 23, 1965; 4 miles from Long Prairie, Minn. (BBU)
7:15 p.m. Radio announcer James F. Townsend driving W on State Hwy 27 found road blocked by landed silver rocket-shaped object about 30-40 ft tall, 10 ft wide, after his car engine, lights and radio died, and he coasted to a stop about 20 ft away. He got out and saw three small brownish-black "creatures" with "tripod arms and matchstick legs," no eyes or facial features, emerge from behind the object, stand underneath in an intense lighted circle, and stare at each other for 3 mins then they returned to the object. A few secs later it lifted off and vanished by turning off its lighting about 1/4 mile up. At that moment the car restarted spontaneously and headlights came on. No traces found on the ground. (Hynek UFO Rpt pp. 206-8; Vallée Magonia 71)
I interviewed Nick Sgouris several years ago about his UFO experience and he said he felt like everything was in slow motion--like time was slowing down when the object flew over his car.
Detailed reports and documents
reports/651023longprairie_report.htm (Dan Wilson)