A UFO sighting in North Dakota? You betcha! As the search for answers continues, one thing is certain: the mysterious appearance of these UFOs has ignited a sense of wonder and curiosity, reminding us that the universe holds many secrets yet to be unveiled. The skies above Bismarck serve as a constant reminder that we are not alone, urging us to explore and embrace the vast possibilities that lie beyond our earthly confines.
A note from Jack and Kitty…
Today on our travel blog we continue our “Weird Wednesdays” series called “Mystery in the North Dakota Skies”. In this weekly episodic blog series we explore UFO sightings, aliens and unusual extraterrestrial encounters in the Peace Garden State…and highlight the people and places where these strange events occurred. Visit us every Wednesday for a new chapter…to find out just what the heck is going on in the skies above North Dakota. Today, we’re focusing on a UFO sighting in North Dakota.
In a remarkable turn of events that left the residents of Bismarck, North Dakota, both intrigued and bewildered, a series of unidentified flying objects (UFOs) were spotted hovering in the skies above the city. The sightings, witnessed by seven individuals from different locations within the area, have sparked intense curiosity and speculation. As eyewitness accounts continue to emerge, the incident became the talk of the town, captivating the imaginations of locals and UFO enthusiasts alike. In this article, we delve into the extraordinary encounters behind these mysterious aerial phenomena that left Bismarck residents questioning the nature of the unknown.
A Gem on the Great Plains
Nestled amidst the breathtaking landscapes of the Great Plains, Bismarck, North Dakota, stands as a captivating destination that seamlessly blends natural beauty with modern allure. As the state capital, this vibrant city embraces its rich historical roots while embracing the spirit of progress. Here, a tapestry of wide-open spaces, rolling hills, and the mighty Missouri River forms the backdrop for an array of outdoor adventures and cultural experiences. From exploring the rugged Badlands to delving into the city’s fascinating heritage, Bismarck offers a taste of the untamed Midwest, where warm hospitality and a sense of community prevail. Wander through the charming streets, where captivating attractions, welcoming locals, and the possibility of extraordinary encounters await at every turn. Just be careful to not look up…you may have an extraordinary encounter – of the extraterrestrial kind.
A Strange Night for Seven Witnesses: UFO Sighting in North Dakota
Officials called the sightings “unconfirmed”. Deputies from the Burleigh County Sheriff’s Department patrolling the area near the river claimed to not see anything unusual. Federal Aviation Administration officials in Bismarck and Minneapolis reported that pilots flying in the area saw “no unusual occurrences” on the evening of September 4. Furthermore, a controller at the Bismarck airport tower and an official at the Air Traffic Control Center in Farmington, Minnesota (just south of Minneapolis) were also called in for confirmation: no UFO sightings were reported.
But tell all that to the seven witnesses that saw unidentified flying objects over the skies of Bismarck that crisp autumn evening, and they will just scoff.
On September 4, 1982, five different callers reported to the Burleigh County Sheriff’s Department that they were seeing something very, very strange northeast of Bismarck near the Missouri River. Two more callers made reports to the Bismarck Police Department just after midnight: they were seeing the same mysterious object.
So, What Did They See?
All of the eyewitnesses claimed to be seeing the same thing: a strange object with two red lights stacked on top of each other. It was flying at remarkable speeds across the evening skies.
Officials did nothing. In fact the Burleigh County Sheriff’s Department and the Bismarck Police Department both made the decision to not make any of the reports official or even keep records of the phone conversations.
Yet somehow the Federal Aviation Administration offices in Bismarck and Minneapolis, the Bismarck airport tower and an official at the Air Traffic Control Center in Farmington were all consulted by both teams of law enforcement…over “nothing unusual”!
Newspapers published reports the following morning…and then the story mysteriously died. How could a story of a UFO Sighting in North Dakota die such a quick death?
Sounds pretty fishy to me…what do you think?
The sightings of UFOs in the skies over Bismarck, North Dakota, have undoubtedly left a lasting impression on both the witnesses and the community as a whole. The accounts provided by the seven individuals offer compelling evidence of a phenomenon that defies conventional explanation. While skeptics may attempt to dismiss these sightings as mere illusions or misinterpretations, the collective nature of the eyewitness testimonies raises intriguing questions about the nature of these unidentified objects. As the search for answers continues, one thing is certain: the mysterious appearance of these UFOs has ignited a sense of wonder and curiosity, reminding us that the universe holds many secrets yet to be unveiled. The skies above Bismarck serve as a constant reminder that we are not alone, urging us to explore and embrace the vast possibilities that lie beyond our earthly confines.
What did you think of this story of a UFO Sighting in North Dakota? Let us know in the comments!
This article is an excerpt from the forthcoming book “Mystery in the North Dakota Skies: UFO Sightings, Aliens and Unusual Extraterrestrial Encounters in the Peace Garden State” by Jack Norton. This blog is reader supported. If you’d like to help us out, please consider becoming a Patreon or visit the “Support” section on our Contact page if you’d like to send a one-time gift. This article and all supporting images (unless otherwise noted) are copyright © 2023 by Jack Norton and Kitty Norton.
About the Authors
Jack and Kitty Norton are Emmy Award winning travel experts. They have spent a lifetime on the road: as traveling musicians, documentary filmmakers and television producers. They now focus on writing for their travel blog (JackAndKitty.com) and making fun videos for their YouTube channel. Jack and Kitty offer travelers fun and quirky things to do in Minnesota, the Midwest and beyond. High school sweethearts turned married soulmates, the couple lives in the small college town of Winona, Minnesota and would love to have you over for some hotdish.