The U.F.O. Investigator (NICAP), Vol. IV, No. 2, October 1967, p.
At 10:30 p.m., July 25, LaVern Affeldt was in his barnyard
just east of Garrison, N.D., when his dog and cattle “became extremely nervous.”
Looking up, he saw a UFO in the southeast hovering over a military installation.
The rest of Affeldt’s family rushed outside as the bluish-white object began
to move north in “very fast, rapid bursts.” It would then abruptly
stop, hover, and take off north again, following this pattern a number of
times. With each new movement, it appeared to pick up speed and change
to bright red, then back to blue-white. The UFO also traveled up and
down, at times very closely approaching the ground. Then the object
either “shot out of sight very fast or blinked out…”
Other reported sightings in the area revealed
that objects have been seen disappearing in the direction of a Launch Control
Facility seven miles north of the Affeldt farm. A check with Minot Air
Force Base, the local airport and the U.S. Weather Bureau revealed that no
air traffic or weather balloons were flying in the area at the time of the