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Occurred : 7/4/2010 22:40 (Entered as : 07/04/10 22:40)
Reported: 7/4/2010 9:35:45 PM 21:35
Posted: 7/6/2010
Location: Apple Valley/Lakeville/Burnsville, MN
Shape: Light
Duration:3-5 minutes
Bright red light moves slowly across sky, pauses in mid-air for 3 minutes and fades away into nothing.

July 4, 2010, 22:40 p.m.

My husband and I were watching fireworks from our deck when I noticed a large red light migrating horizontally across the sky. He agreed that this was a strange red light indeed. We live below a flight path of the airport so we often see incoming planes in the distance, but usually the planes we see have many red and white lights that are constantly flashing. This object had one big red glowing light (perhaps a distant orb but all we could see was a bright red light). We talked about the possibility of a satellite, but it was so red, and seemed much closer.

It moved slowly across the sky. There were occasional fireworks coming from either side of the sighting, but the object was in a clearing between the two houses launching the fireworks. The light moved too slowly, too horizontally, and too straight to be a stray firework.

After a minute or two of watching it move across the sky, I ran into the house to get my glasses. The light was moving slow enough that I figured I would have time to get my glasses before the view of the light would be blocked by the trees. To my surprise, the red light had stopped completely in its tracks. My husband and I continued to stare at the red light, as it seemed to hover in one spot. It was completely still. We discussed the possibility of a distant helicopter, but it was silent and completely unwavering. We probably watched it for 2-3 minutes before the light got smaller and dimmer and suddenly disappeared. It did not seem to MOVE away. It seemed like it just faded into nothingness.