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Former Warren, Minn. Sheriff Dennis Brekke stands with the famous "UFO Car", a vehicle driven by deputy Val Johnson that was supposedly struck by a UFO in 1974. Brekke said Johnson's incident began with a bright light in the distant that he decided to scope out, which led to the foreign object's collision with the car, leaving a shattered headlight, dented hood, cracked windshild and two bent antennas.

Thousands seek out artifact from Warren's 1979 UFO encounter

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By Ryan Bakken / Grand Forks Herald

WARREN, Minn. – Back home Wednesday for her 55th class reunion, Janet Anderson visited the Marshall County Historical Society Museum. It’s a routine stop whenever she and husband Lyle return to their hometown from their residence in Sun Valley, Idaho.


The top museum attraction for the Andersons — and many others — is a patrol car from what’s commonly known as the “Warren UFO Encounter” of 1979.

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