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Occurred : 8/24/2003 02:00 (Entered as : 08/24/03 02:00)
Reported: 5/31/2006 10:54:23 PM 22:54
Posted: 7/16/2006
Location: Minot, ND
Shape: Oval
Duration:5 SECONDS
Oval object with 3 lights flew over town.

It was late in the night and 3 coworkers and I were standing in the parking lot of the bar we worked at. I looked up in the sky and said to the others, "Hey, look at tha..." I was speachless. I thought I was calling attention to a shooting star, but it was too close. The object was luminous, a mauve or orange-red color. We each had a different opinion of the exact color. It seemed to be oval, but had 3 lights evenly spaced, like a triange, on the bottom. It made no noise. It flew from north to south as I saw it (I didn't look at it until it disappeared). It followed the main north/south road in town (Broadway). One of my friends said she initially thought it was a something falling from the sky, like a person, but as she looked at it she saw what the rest of us did. She also saw this thing suddenly go east when it hit the horizon (I had looked away by that point). I hate to call this thing a UFO because I still don't know if I believe in that. It's just that I have no explaination. I have seen in the past where geese would fly over during the night and you can see the reflection of the city lights on their bellies. It wasn't that. Too high and they definately aren't quiet. It wasn't an airplane from the International airport. It was too high and it wasn't a plane. There is an Air Force Base about 10 miles to the north of the city. It has mainly B52's and missles. That didn't make sense either. I tried to ask one of my friends about it a few weeks later, and she said she wouldn't talk about it. I wrote an entry in my diary that night. I've hardly spoken of the incident, and have never reported it before this. I guess I don't even believe myself.