|Occurred : 8/30/2008 22:30 (Entered as : 08/30/08 22:30)
Reported: 9/2/2008 9:22:56 PM 21:22
Location: Flour Lake, MN
|Amber light over BWCA makes 45+ degree turn
We were stargazing while camping in Superior National Forest in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area, calling out the shooting stars we could spot and the probable satellites crossing the magnificently clear, star-infested sky (we live in the light-polluted city), when we both spotted what seemed to be a very high-altitude and fast-moving amber light traveling north-to-south. It was likely just somewhere over the border in Canada when we first spotted it.
After four or five seconds of tracking it and confirming with each other that we both saw the same thing, the amber light, to our utter shock, turned 45 to 50 degrees to the west and disappeared. The arc its turn made was solid and geometrically clean.
Its luminosity lay somewhere between that of the brightest stars in the sky and the dimmest.
To tell the truth, I'm still trying to process what we saw.