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Occurred : 6/15/2007 22:45 (Entered as : 6/15/07 22:45)
Reported: 12/19/2009 5:57:04 PM 17:57
Posted: 2/14/2010
Location: Elk River, MN
Shape:
Duration:30-45 Seconds
Light that appeared, hovered, and promptly disappeared with no sound emitted at all.

We had just anchored the boat for some late night fishing. Within about a minute of our arrival on our favorite spot, a light became visible moving at a (relataively)slow speed. At first, it appeared to be nothing more than a bright satellite or other man made space object. But it soon became apparent that it was something more. The light grew increasingly intense, and our engine that had been running stopped abruptly. The light grew even more intense and the water and nearby forest was lit almost as brightly as it would have been during the day. The object moved across the forest and stopped, appearing to hover. All three of us were in a state of shock. The object emitted a near-blinding light. The object then proceeded slowly across the botom side of the lake and vanished just as quickly as it had appeared. We immediately left the lake and went back to our cabin. All three have sworn to silence, this is the first time that this information has been shared.! At first, I believed that this was an intense iridium flare and it only appeared to be getting closer because the diameter of the phenomenon was increasing. But I can confidently say that this was not an illusion and that the object was at a low altitude and very near to our position. A hill visible about two miles from the lake was lit up entirely so that proves that the light was in between us and the hill. I have no idea what this was. It moved swiftly, slowed and hovered momentarily, then disappeared. There was no sound that was emitted from the object, and no trail left by it. No one else that we could see was on the lake but I am sure that a few othersmust have seen it. Two aircraft were nearby, one was an unidentifiable high-flying jet. The other was a small single or dual engined propeller aircraft approximately 3-4 miles away that appeared about five minutes after the object vanished. To note: I have always dismissed stories of extra-terrestrial beings and UFOs as! irrational and ludicrous. Therefore I am not considering this! inciden t to be a visit by some green skinned alien from outer space. I Believe that this WAS however some man-made craft or some extremely rare natural phenomenon. Scenario A seems more probably because the "maneuvers" the object performed seemed crisp and defined unlike something that would be a natural occurrence.

To summarize: The object first appeared to be am Iridium Flare or something of that kind. Next, the object became increaringly brighter to a pont where it was difficult to look at directly, The light was white, and white only. The object then leveld off near the lake at a low altitude; 2000 feet or less. Absolutely no sound whatsoever was emitted from the object. It then proceeded to move across the forest, and stopped near the lake. It hovered there, then moved across the southern portion of the lake. As it was in motion it disappeared in an istant. Gone, just like that. I have absolutely no explanation for this. At first it appeared to be an iridium flare, but the rest of the incident proves that it could not be. It was very low to the ground and moved silently. I follow aviation closely and know that the government produces advanced aircraft. But putting a massive light on a silent and stealthy airframe would make absolutely no sense. What in the hell could this be?