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Occurred : 5/21/2016 21:50 (Entered as : 05/21/16 21:50)
Reported: 5/21/2016 8:25:01 PM 20:25
Posted: 5/26/2016
Location: Maple Grove, MN
Shape: Light
Duration:30 seconds
Bright variable speed light over Maple Grove, MN.

Observation time is +/- 5 mins, as I did not look at time until discussing observation with other witnesses.

While sitting on my deck with family, I witnessed a bright light in the southern sky, perhaps 30 deg. above horizon, moving quite quickly to the north trending west slightly. I thought it might be an airplane reflecting sunlight as it was not far past sunset, or satellite; but the light was very intense even for either of the mentioned options.

I pointed out the light to my family, my father saw it right away. The light started to slow down until it reached maybe 45 deg. above the horizon. It then stopped in place, became less intense and then winked out. My father who would normally disagree with any possibility of such an event even agreed that it was an extraordinary event.