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Occurred : 11/24/2010 20:00 (Entered as : 11/24/10 20:00)
Reported: 11/26/2010 1:27:40 AM 01:27
Posted: 1/5/2011
Location: Bemidji, MN
Shape: Fireball
Duration:About 1 to 2 minutes
Flaming Orb in Chippewa National Forest

I live in rural Northern Minnesota. Near around what I presume to be 8:00 p.m. on 11-24-10 driving home in a blizzard in the Chippewa National Forest I saw a flaming fireball in the sky. At first it was distant and flickering. And as it got closer it looked like a flame, not a sharp acute flame but more like a candle. This had what seemed to be a spherical shell around it, like a translucent halo. It moved in a very slow almost ballon type way. I had to stop my vehicle on the side of the road and watch it. It came down to what seemed to be very close, but there was no way of judging size, because it was night, and a blizzard making visabilty poor as well. But I know what I saw was not a civilian aircraft, it had no directional lights of any kind, and the conditions were so poor the Emergency Helicopter base was shut down for the night. When I shut the vehicle off and rolled down the windows, I heard no sound, it actually floated over toward me, (or what I pr! esume was toward me it was hard to tell), in this odd bobbing fashion. It then gained altitude slowly and disapeared into the snow filled, North-Western night sky.

((NUFORC Note: Witness elects to remain totally anonymous; provides no contact information. PD))