Go Back Report # 1541


The other case was in Rosemount, south of St. Paul. No object was ever seen, but about 12:30 AM on Feb. 2, 1988, a policeman that lived on the north side of a small pond heard a crash like a stroke of lightning nearby. In the morning, a man who lived on the south side of the pond looked out and saw that an oval area about 12 feet long had been broken out near one of the foci of the elliptically-shaped pond. He also discovered that the 18 inches of snow that had covered the pond had disappeared (mostly vaporized) up to the shoreline
. All around, about 4 smaller holes (8" to 14") had been melted at somewhat random locations to the northeast of the large hole. A triangular piece of ice was floating in the large hole, and it had several colored spots a few inches in diameter on it, in pastel hues of blue and pink. He took picture[s] and gave me copies, but they are copyrighted. I believe lightning is a likely cause of this case.            
I submitted full reports on these to MUFON.  

Reference for the above text is:
E-mail to me (CF) from Bill McNeff dated October 01, 2008.

UFOCAT PRN – 112442        
UFOCAT URN – 112442 Computer Catalog of UFO Reports, 1988-94 by Paul Ferrughelli © 1992

North America – United States, Minnesota, Dakota     
Rosemount   Latitude 44-44-22 N, Longitude 093-07-33 W (D-M-S) [populated place]          
Reference: http://geonames.usgs.gov/pls/gnispublic/f?p=154:1:1765846258792399         

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