|Occurred : 10/13/2012 23:00 (Entered as : 10/13/12 23:00)
Reported: 10/13/2012 10:06:20 PM 22:06
Location: Ely, MN
|Bright lights over 40,000 feet high stationary/hovering with occassional erratic movement, not star, plane, or satelite.
I was sitting on my porch when a bright "star" caught the corner of my eye. The light was cast between the branches of a Red Pine, and I couldn't help but to stare at it. The rays coming off the light made it look like a snowflake I first counted 7 rays beaming from it but as I continued to stare I was able to count 12. I was fascinated alone with its brightness, but then it dissapeared; so I thought. I moved my head and was able to see it again from my new vantage point, and that's when it hit me... stars don't move.
So I moved to the middle of my yard for a better view through the clear moonless sky, and I noticed there were more lights with the others much more distant. As I gazed at the lights I could see they were subtly moving side to side, up and down and in small circles. Usually the movements were slow which caused me to second guess whether or not they were actually moving but then the larger closer light moved erratically to the right and then up, before back down and left to its starting point. I called my fiance to come outside and she saw it move as well, but wasn't as convinced as I was.
I called a friend up and he couldn't see it from his place so he drove to my house and we watched it for a good 5-10 minutes before it made a large movement like previously described. He freaked out and drove home, this isn't anything either of us would have dreamed we would witness. We were both hesitant to call it what we both thought it was, a ufo, but now I am convinced.
There were also several "shooting stars" near these lights throughout the course of observation. I took video footage, but I don't know how well it is going to turn out with the simple quality of my camera.
The lights were directly east of my position at 47°54′8″N 91°51′21″W