Do you believe in aliens? I’m a big fan of science fiction movies and whatnot, but I’m not quite sure I actually believe that there are alien lifeforms with advanced intelligence out there. But there could be! I’m just not certain either way.

That being said, it looks like there are a lot of people who do. A new survey says that roughly half of all Americans believe in aliens. Thirty-nine percent actually think that aliens have already visited Earth. While I’m very skeptical of this belief, I still decided to take a deep dive into the supernatural world by looking into how many alien sightings have been reported in southeast Minnesota over the past year. I did a quick Google search for “alien sightings in Minnesota 2017” and looked at the first result. It comes from the National UFO Reporting Center, which I’m assuming is run by a guy named Alan who drives a white van and lives in a very messy apartment. Sometimes you just know.

Here are five of the most recent alien sightings in Southeast Minnesota:

Faribault
2/27/2016 at 9:15PM

“…a large figure moving less than 10mph above my neighbor’s backyard moving in a straight path northwest.”

“Boomerang structure with 50-60 foot wingspan.”

This guy goes into a lot of detail about what I’m thinking is probably a plane. OR IS IT.

Pine Island
8/15/2016 at 4PM

“Orange glowing basketball size object far in sky motionless, then moved away, blinked 2-3 times and disappeared.”

Maybe a satellite? It was probably a satellite.

Owatonna
11/11/2016 at 10:54PM

“A meteor entered the atmosphere and exploded. Very bright flash, with a small remaining fireball falling.”

So…a meteor?

Wabasha
7/4/17 at 9:30PM

“I estimate each of the nearly identical craft was thirty-five feet in diameter. From underneath them, golden flames projected downward in a rough, splayed pattern.”

Hmm…what could POSSIBLY be happening in the sky during July 4th? Definitely aliens and not anything else!

Rushford
7/23/17 at 12:20AM

“…we noticed bright flashing red, white, and blue lights to the west when it moved was really quick.”

These are very patriotic aliens, that’s for sure.

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So have there been aliens in Minnesota or do some people want there to be aliens in Minnesota? You decide! The truth is out there.

Credit: WCCO and NUFORC