|Occurred : 4/14/2008 18:00 (Entered as : 04/14/08 18:00)
Reported: 4/14/2008 10:04:44 PM 22:04
Location: Minneapolis, MN
|Circling Shiny Objects
About 6pm, my husband and 2 kids were in our back yard and looked up to see what looked like a bird circling at a very high altitude, only it looked metallic. It was very high and appeared to be circular or possibly a cylinder shape.
We were facing east and the sun was behind us. It was still daylight with a clear blue sky. The object appeared to be reflecting the sun as its light varied as it moved in its circular path. It seemed that at certain points in the circle it was at a better angle for reflecting the sun. It was making circles and moving north, then it faded away for a while or moved too far away to see, then it returned and circled around some more.
At the time airplanes were landing in a path from Lake Harriet, southeast toward the airport. The planes were crossing under the area where these objects appeared to be circling, so they were very high up.
After about 10 minutes, we saw two identical lights circling in the same pattern in unison, again moving northward, then fading away, then returning to the same spot due east. We watched until they faded away again then went inside.
((NUFORC Note: Witness elects to remain totally anonymous; provides no contact information. PD))