Warren, Minnesota: Car Smashed By UFO

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Settler's Square Historical Museum

Address:
808 E. Johnson Ave., Warren, MN
Directions:
Settler's Square Historical Museum. Northeast edge of town. From downtown Warren, turn east off of US Hwy 75 onto E. Johnson Ave. Drive until the pavement ends, then drive straight under the Fairgrounds arch. You'll see the museum complex on the right.
Hours:
M-F 9-5 (Call to verify)
Phone:
218-745-4803
Admission:
Donation
RA Rates:
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Car Smashed By UFO.

Car Smashed By UFO
Police cruiser in a county museum, preserved with weird damage made by a UFO Close Encounter in 1979. Roadsideamerica.com Report... [08/20/2017]

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Police car attacked by UFO.

Police Car Attacked by UFO

In a museum in Warren is a rust-colored 1977 Ford LTD police car that was involved in a UFO encounter on August 27, 1979. Deputy Val Johnson claims to have seen a bright flash of light that damaged the vehicle's front headlamp, hood, windshield, beacon light, and bent two antennas. He lost consciousness and the car's clock and his wristwatch stopped for 14 minutes. The car is on display in the local museum with plenty of info about the incident.

The museum is part of Settler's Square, a complex of buildings representing a small village of the 1880s. It also features an interesting military museum.

[BS Meyer, 08/10/2013]

The car is the most popular item in the museum. It left skid marks of 800 feet, Johnson suffered burns to his eyes, and the windshield was cracked without any sign of an impact. The town at first wanted to repair the car, but wisely left it just as it was.

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