The witness for the sighting below are referring to the sighting report which took place on March 31, 2004 and the witnesses to that case had taken a number of photos of what they saw. Also a link to the March 31, 2004 sighting is included in this new report below.
St. Paul, Minnesota
Date: April 1, 2004
Time: 8:30 p.m.
My wife and I saw the exact same thing over downtown St Paul last night heading south around 8:30 PM. We believe it was a flock of geese flying at a high elevation that were catching the last rays of sunlight.
Additional Information Below:
We live in a high rise in downtown St Paul, Minnesota, so I believe we have a different vantage point from which to view the phenomena than someone on the ground would have. At approximately 8:30 PM on Thursday we went out on our balcony to have a cigarette. The sun had set and it was fairly dark.
My wife noticed the flying "V" formation heading due south. The sight was identical to the picture you posted on Rense.com. or here at: http://www.hbccufo.com/modules.php?name=News&file=article&sid=1150
She pointed it out to me and we stared at it. Our initial thought was that it was a UFO. But as we observed for about three minutes we noticed that the formation metamorphised into a sloppy looking "W". Then we saw a piece of it break off and go to the other side forming a lopsided "V" formation again. There was a cloud formation to the southeast that was slightly illuminated on the top as well. Both the formation and the cloud to the southeast faded out simultaneously.
There is a large Canadian goose population around here. Typically we can see flocks flying south near the end of the evening. Based on our observation we thought that the "V" was a flock of geese flying at a higher than normal elevation and they were catching the last rays of light on their underbellies.
Again, we could be wrong. I have seen unexplained sights in the sky before but this was the first time I had ever seen an illuminated flying "V". In this particular instance though, I think that the sight we saw probably had a natural explanation.
It may very well be that what you observed portrayed different characteristics and was not the same phenomenon we observed. I wish you luck in solving the mystery.
Thank you to the witness for the report.
Brian Vike, Director
HBCC UFO Research
Home - Phone 250 845 2189
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