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Sighting Report
Occurred : 9/15/2004 02:00 (Entered as : 9/04 2:00)
Reported: 6/11/2008 6:38:16 PM 18:38
Posted: 6/12/2008
Location: Minot, ND
Shape: Other
Duration:2 minutes
An amber colored, tylenol shaped something above our house in North Dakota.

It was early in September, and my husband and I were over heated. He decided to take a cool bath before bed, as we did not have air conditioning, and our bedroom becomes very warm. He had just gotten out of the bathtub when I asked him if he would like to step outside before we retire for the night and feel some of the cooler night air. He agreed that it was a good idea, so, he grabbed a cigarette, and we stepped outside.

We have a paved patio of sorts right out the backdoor and that was where we were standing when this unexplainable "something" came shooting out of nowhere. Out of habit, we both always end up looking at the sky in the evening in hopes of seeing a falling star, which is what we were doing at this point.

Suddenly, there it was. I yelled, "Money, money, money" as is my custom when I see a falling star, however, I realized before I even said the third "money" that this was not a falling star at all. When I first saw it, it was coming down fast, like a falling star would, but it kept coming, and it was getting bigger, and it had no tail, flame, or anything I've ever seen before. And before I could even blink, it was there, maybe 3 or 4 football field lengths above our house. It was an amber color, and it was shaped like a tylenol capsule. It was huge. It was giving off this amber light, yet, it wasn't like any kind of light I have ever seen in my life. It seemed to absorb the light around us as much as it seemed to be giving off the light as well. I realize this makes little sense, however, I am at a lack of words to explain it.

It stayed there. I have no idea how long. I ran out further into the yard when it then sped toward the center of the town we live in. We have a lot of trees in our yard which blocked my view, so I ran out into the street to see where it was. We have a building here, it's the tallest I believe in our town, and this craft hovered there above it. Again, I don't know how long it did, but it seemed about a minute. Then suddenly, it shot straight back up and utterly disappeared.

I do not know what this was. We immediantly came back inside, and went to a few sites that forcast or inform about any celestial happenings in the sky such as meteor showers, auroroa borealis, etc.. and there was nothing. Nothing at all that was reported to happen that night. I just wish I understood what it was that we saw that night.


((NUFORC Note: Source of report indicates that the date of the sighting is approximate. PD))