|Occurred : 8/29/2005 21:30 (Entered as : 08/29/2005 21:30)
Reported: 8/30/2005 5:15:01 AM 05:15
Location: Minneapolis, MN
|Flashing Ring floats S-SW from Minneapolis view area 45 minutes
From Maple Grove MN looking south recognized an odd flickering of light for what I would expect to be a star or planet. Watched for 10 minutes noticing that the object moved ver slow across the sky.
Used aircraft leaving MSP Airport as reference to object as they were moving many miles closer to my location. Could discern what apeared to be red and green blinking lights.
Retrieved binoculars and telescope. Binoculars confirmed the twinkling light, but unable to see much else other than the slow movement S to SW. 21:45 set up telescope and targeted object. Clearly saw what appeared to be a planar ring shape glowing modest white/yellow light, with bright white lights flashing around the diameter in an orderly counter-clockwise direction. Ring did not appear completely rigid, but could have been as it may have been "wobbling" or deforming. Object appeared to remain planar, and did not expand or contract. Looked much like what you would see under a microscope looking at a small bacteria or sea animal. Green and Red lights would periodically flash from what I can best describe as directly perpendicular to the ring plane. Looked like a donut with an imaginary center post kind of like a spinning top.
As the object moved to the SW, it fell below the house and tree lines and I gave up watching about 22:15.