One case was at Lake Elmo, MN, a suburb east of St. Paul, on Dec. 25, 1987.
An object bearing three bright orange lights which was observed by several people hovered about 40 feet above the frozen lake, then extinguished the lights, and apparently left a partially melted area about 100 feet long and a straight line of holes in the ice, 3 to 4 feet apart. Those closest to shore were about the size of a small dinner plate and got smaller as one followed them away from shore to the southeast until they disappeared. The largest holes were funnel-shaped and look[ed] as if they had been melted by a beam of energy that was strongest in the center. I think it is likely that the support system of the UFO caused all of this ice evidence.
Reference for the above text is: E-mail to me (CF) from Bill McNeff dated October 01, 2008.
UFOCAT PRN – 112418
UFOCAT URN 112418 - Computer Catalog of UFO Reports, 1988-94 by Paul Ferrughelli © 1992
UFOCAT PRN – 127882
UFOCAT URN – 127882 MUFON investigation files by William McNeff
UFOCAT URN – 216087 NICAP Category 4 - Animal Effects Cases by Joan Woodward, 08-14, © 2009
UFOCAT note: Barking dogs alerted witness to treetop hovering sphere.
North America – United States, Minnesota, Washington
Lake Elmo Latitude 44-59-00 N, Longitude 092-53-08 W (D-M-S) [lake]
Coon Rapids Latitude 45-07-12 N, Longitude 093-20-59 W (D-M-S) [populated place – Anoka County (from UFOCAT 127882)]
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