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Former Warren, Minn. Sheriff Dennis Brekke stands with the famous "UFO Car", a Sheriff's vehicle driven by deputy Val Johnson that was supposedly struck by a UFO in 1974. Jenna Watson / Grand Forks Herald

Thousands seek out artifact from 1979 UFO encounter in Warren

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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 her 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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