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Occurred : 12/25/2011 02:00 (Entered as : 12/25/11 02:00)
Reported: 12/25/2011 3:23:31 AM 03:23
Posted: 1/12/2012
Location: Eden Prairie, MN
Shape: Other
Duration:2-3 seconds
Comet- like object flying across sky

My son and I were stargazing and talking about our spiritual experiences and the meaning of Christmas. It was a clear, cloudless, moonless night. As we faced the west (with the big dipper behind us) both of us saw what at first seemed to be a slowly falling star coming from behind us moving slightly NW. But as it travelled in front of us, we could see it was flying, not falling, across the sky toward the horizon, from a higher altitude to a lower altitude (eg: cruising altitude to incoming altitude). It was a round ball of white light followed by a tail (it was not connected to the light). The tail had blue tint and was very long, appearing like a vapor. The tail was the width of the light at the beginning and gradually fanned out about three times the width. It looked like a comet would look if my son and I were in outer space observing it from approx 1- 2 miles away. It made no sound, but both of us felt as if we heard something. At the same time, we both admitted that we felt what we heard, as if it came from within us - my son articulated it best saying it was the "energy" of what we saw that affected our senses. To me it felt/sounded like a whoosh. To my son, he sensed a rumbling. The light and the tails intensified as it flew, seeming to glow. It did not fade or fall. It simply disappeared