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Occurred : 6/13/2015 20:08 (Entered as : 06/13/15 20:08)
Reported: 6/25/2015 12:47:14 AM 00:47
Posted: 7/3/2015
Location: Boundary Waters, MN
Shape: Unknown
Duration:15-30 minutes
Observed 3 times an object passing across the sky, strange lights and movement patterns.

I was camping in the Boundary Waters on Bald Eagle Lake with my family. The location was just after we passed into Bald Eagle Lake from Gabbro Lake. My sister (age 40) and I (age 43), were lying on a big rock next to the lake looking at the starry sky. I was showing her how to look for satellites as I had been taught to do by a friend (looking for Sputniks) when I was a kid.)

We watched what we first thought was an airplane passing across the sky and noticed that it was not creating any sound in the otherwise fairly quite night. I pointed out that it did not have the typical, rhythmic flashing of lights like a plane, and she remarked, "That's not how a plane moves!" Because it was traveling at a strange angle, and at a speed that did not seem right.

Within the next 15-30 minutes we saw it two more times, passing in different directions and out of of our view (went behind the tree line behind us.) Each time we thought out loud about what it could be, ! such as a drone? and tried to come up with an explanation for what we saw. We did not see it again that night, nor the next as a storm came in.

The lights seemed to flash across the object, rather than from the same location. We did see satellites that night and were able to contrast what they looked like with this object, which if it were a plane, was traveling at an altitude low enough where I would think we would hear some engine noise.

I also downloaded a constellation app that night that my sister told me about to see if there was a space station or other object that might have tricked us. I tried to take a picture and video with my iPhone but the image is just black.

Also potentially of interest, is that sometime during this sky viewing (my sister may recall best if we saw the plane-type thing first) is that she saw a really bright, glowing light to the right of where we were, across the lake. I asked her if it could have been a fire-fly, and she said she did not think so. I asked her other details, such as if the light illuminated anything around it, and she said it did not.

The next day we looked over where she saw the light and there is a low bluff, and potentially a camping site within 1/4 mile of where she saw the bright light. We imagined it possible that someone could have shown a light, but thought it strange that it would be a one-time lighting and nothing further.

My sister and I are both health care professionals. I am an avid coast to coast listener, very open-minded and curious, while I would say that my sister is less open to ideas about UFO's, so I was surprised that she was so adamant about this object not being a plane.