|Occurred : 11/15/1999 07:45 (Entered as : 11/??/99 07:45)
Reported: 4/14/2000 20:27
Location: Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN
|Small Cylinder seen in absolutely clear sky in morning. Heading north on Hwy 35w. No other objects in sky whatsoever.
I and a friend were car pooling to our job from Edina to Roseville, Mn. Heading north on Hwy 35w. I noticed it first and was unsure of what I was seeing. I wached it for about 3-4 minutes w/o saying anything so that I could be sure. The sky was completely clear. The weather was crisp and slightly cold. It was low in the sky (say about the size of a pen point at first sighting and as we drew closer by about 10 miles about the size of a pencil eraser at arms length). It was a very dark color...Gray bordering on black. At first it had definite edges. It reflected light at the edges. It stayed in one spot, seemingly motionless. I mentioned to my friend after a few minutes who is a skeptic and asked him, "What the h*ll is that?". He didn't know either. By the time we were as close to it as we were going to get it had dissipated into a cylinder shaped "cloud" or "mist" and was losing shape slowly. My father being a pilot I grew up around airports, airplanes and airshows and have always kept an eye to the sky. I have never seen anything like it. If it was a "cloud", why would one tiny, dark cloud form in a sky barren of any other weather formations? My friend was a little bothered by it and chalked it up to weather. I'm not so sure.