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Occurred : 8/9/2015 22:00 (Entered as : 08/09/15 22:00)
Reported: 8/19/2015 8:53:07 PM 20:53
Posted: 8/27/2015
Location: Minneapolis, MN
Shape: Other
Duration:60-90 minutes
White, illuminating ring around 3-4 blocks in circumference.

On August 9th, 2015, around 10pm, I went out onto my balcony with my boyfriend. We sat down and we were having a conversation when he told me to check out the ring of light off to the south. I looked over and saw what he was talking about. At first I thought that some business must be projecting lights into the sky to draw attention. When I said that to him, he said, “Just look at it. If it was a business projecting that light, wouldn’t you be able to see the beams coming from below?”

I sat there for a moment and watched this ring. I looked over at my boyfriend and asked him if he thought that the ring seemed to be moving closer to us. He agreed with me. As we sat and watched this ring, I noticed that it seemed to be illuminating from inside the ring. I went in and got my phone so I could take a photo and hope to capture the light. I came back out and started to take photos. Unfortunately, the photos do not show the enormity and brightness of this ring.

I live close to an airport, and was able to take a photo of a plane flying near this illuminating ring. The longer I sat and looked at the ring, the more I convinced myself that there had to be a logical explanation for it. This ring of light lasted for more than an hour and I am still shaking my head trying to figure out what it was.


((NUFORC Note: Suspected advertising lights at a local casino. PD))