|Occurred : 11/16/2012 04:50 (Entered as : 11/16/2012 4:50)
Reported: 11/16/2012 6:32:41 PM 18:32
Location: Stillwater, MN
|Triangular craft with red lights surrounding an orange center hovering and then retreating over hwy 95
My husband and I were driving on Highway 95 towards our home in Stillwater after work. The sky was mostly clear and many stars were visible, despite the bright lights of the city below. Listening quietly to a talk radio show while my husband drove, I gazed out the passenger side window of the car, not looking at anything specific, just mindlessly observing our surroundings. I then noticed ahead of us and slightly to the right of the highway a particularly bright object in the sky. Though, as I stated, many stars were visible, at a certain point they became drowned out by the lights of civilization. The object that I saw was well below this line. It was also significantly brighter and larger than any of the stars I could see.
While still staring curiously at the object, I asked my husband, “What is that?” and pointed to it. He responded that he had noticed it as well and was wondering the same thing. Upon more focused observation, I could discern that it was triangular in shape, and had red lights surrounding its yellow-orange center.
It seemed to be in a fixed position hovering over the earth, but as we drove towards its general direction, we seemed to be getting closer to it. I watched it for about 10 more minutes from the car window, and it continued to stay in the same place. We parked in a parking lot to watch it without the car moving. Then suddenly it seemed to jump back into space slightly. I saw the movement and then noticed that it was smaller and dimmer, as if it had retreated. From then on it continued to stay in its new position, hovering without movement. I took several photos with my cellphone camera, and though not the greatest quality, in one of them you can clearly see its shape and the red lights around the center.
I cannot say I know for sure what it was. I just know that I saw something out of the ordinary and I have photos to prove it.