In mid-January, if you felt the sudden,
unexplainable urge to hum the Close
Encounters theme, you were not alone.
Several people in Dunn County
experienced a legit UFO sighting.
Creepy! We knew something was
going to happen, because our mysterious
implants had been sore for days ahead of
time. In case you missed the
copious local news coverage, several
motorists witnessed an exceptionally
bright bluish-white light falling from
the sky north of Menomonie. They
immediately contacted the Dunn County
sheriff's office, which investigated the
area around Colfax, called the local
airports and the FAA, but did not
discover any missing aircraft.
The cover-up story? It was was
meteor. Terry Fisk, a local
paranormal researcher, investigated this
event and spoke to the witnesses and the
sheriff's office. Fisk explains
that UFO sightings around the area are
not at all uncommon. In fact, he
says "this sighting was right in the
area of Elmwood, the UFO capital of the
country. Some would say the
world." He goes on to explained
that sightings of falling lights are not
that common, but the more classic crafts
moving in the sky certainly are.
So, if we are living at some sort of
intergalactic rest stop, why do
sightings like this continue to garner
so much media attention? "This
sighting had multiple witnesses, which
makes it significant."