|Occurred : 7/22/2001 03:00 (Entered as : 07/22/01 3:00)
Reported: 7/22/2001 10:44
Location: St Marys Point, MN
Duration:aprox- 15 sec.
|Two white lights,one infront of the other flying at the same ROS from West to East on 7/22/01 between 3 -3:30 am. no sound,no strobes.
This set of lights where traveling in an East/NorthEast Direction Between 3and 3:30 am.Sunday morning. The brite white lights were situated one infront of the other.I first thought that maybe they were satellites.But they seemed much closer and larger in size than a a typical satelite.They were a continuous white light,no strobes or colors.However, there did seem to be a beam of light out infront of the leading light.This also was just a white beam. It was very still and quiet outside at the time of this sighting and I could not hear any sound that indicated any type of aircraft.Theonly way I can tell you distance between the two lights is if you were to see the lights,hold our hand streight out at arms length away and fill the space between the lights using your fingers.It was about two fingers to fill that gap.If that tells ya anything whatsoever?The one charactoristic that it did have equal to that of a satellite is that as it moved Eastword,the intensity of the light changed.As if to say it wasnt reflecting as much light as it was when it was overhead. Could this have been the space shuttle and station? My back was to the south,and I was looking north as it passed from west to east.