The U.F.O. Investigator (NICAP), Vol. IV, No. 2, October 1967, p. 4:

     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 sighting.

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