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Occurred : 8/19/2004 18:20 (Entered as : 08/19/2004 18:20)
Reported: 8/29/2004 2:40:08 PM 14:40
Posted: 9/1/2004
Location: Waconia, MN
Shape: Circle
Bright object seen by thousands and reported on all local news stations

I saw a white/silver object moving from the east to the west above the cirrus clouds. It seemed to be conducting its own light, which after dark charges to yellow then red. The sun had been down for awhile when this happened so I do not think it was reflection from the sun. In my binoculars it appered as if the object may have been exibiting rotation, but it was diffuclt to observe any details. The object would move slowly, then stop suddenly and hover. I don't think the winds aloft would make a ballon behave this way. In order for all these people to see this object which was tens of thousands of feet in altitude this object must have been very large. Just in terms of what a 747 looks like flying above cirris clouds I would say this object was 4 times larger.