'UFO' Filmed in St. Louis Park, Minnesota Could Be Result of Spotlights

A still image taken from the video.  (Image credit: Netzaid Vazquez Diaz / YouTube)

A still image taken from the video. (Image credit: Netzaid Vazquez Diaz / YouTube)

Minnesota resident Netzaid Vazquez Diaz shared a video to YouTube on February 28th that purports to show a UFO hovering in the sky over St. Louis Park near the intersection of Interstate 394 and Highway 169.

The video, only 0:25 long, features a string of lights in the shape of a stocking.

"I think [it] was a UFO [because it was ten degrees below zero] that night and the lights were to [sic] big," said Diaz.

Diaz also said that he has “more videos and pictures” of “different shapes” that he will share at a later date.

Other locals responding to the video on a forum at the website Unexplained Mysteries commented that similar light formations are not unusual to the area due to the prevalence of spotlights used by local businesses.

"This was filmed blocks from my house, but this is the first I've heard of it—probably because it's not a mystery," one viewer said. "Like someone else said, there are multiple places in the area that use complicated spotlight systems to flash all manner of shapes and patterns into the sky that can be seen from many miles away. This looks like that. They messed with me too when I first moved here, the city sky gets crazy sometimes."

“Mystic Lake Casino has 12 spotlights that intersect to form an upside down teepee, St. Louis Park is north of Prior Lake and the casino sits at the top of a ravine so it wouldn’t be to much of a stretch,” another viewer said. “The formation is odd though.”

A still image from a 2018 video wherein a witness mistakes the casino’s lights for a UFO hovering over the local Walmart.

A still image from a 2018 video wherein a witness mistakes the casino’s lights for a UFO hovering over the local Walmart.

The Mystic Lake Casino, approximately 20 miles south of this sighting, was the source of a 2018 ‘UFO’ video filmed in the same area.

“It's reasonable to assume that they may have changed the pattern or maybe it was undergoing maintenance that night,” continued the viewer. “I use to shop at that Walmart and worked all over the metro area as a commercial driver and if the air quality is good they can be seen from miles away, sometimes they rotate and crisscross around. New residents that are unaware of them are often baffled the first time they notice them.  I would say that is what the OP source is witnessing.”

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