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Occurred : 7/16/2010 23:30 (Entered as : 07/16/10 23:30)
Reported: 7/18/2010 8:53:03 PM 20:53
Posted: 7/19/2010
Location: Prior Lake, MN
Shape: Fireball
Duration:4 min. approx.
Four of us saw a phenomenon of about 12 reddish lights in the late night sky south of Minneapolis, MN.

We were sitting on Prior Lake looking at the sky for the brightest star in the sky. My brother-in-law died earlier this year unexpectedly and we associate that with him.

Our friend then pointed out Orion’s belt.

Just then, as if to say hi, we saw about 5-6 reddish bigger and brighter than stars seemingly come into the atmosphere from the southeast. It didn’t appear they were in any formation.

There’s really no telling how far away they were from us or each other.

They then seemed to flatten out and slow down. Then another one and about five more spread out by a few seconds. As the others were "coming in," the first few, and eventually all, seemed to stop and disappear towards the east.

I have no idea what it was. I do know it was not a meteorite or a plane.

I’d like to think it was my brother-in-law saying hi in some way.