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Occurred : 8/10/2016 01:30 (Entered as : 08/10/16 1:30)
Reported: 8/17/2016 1:48:31 AM 01:48
Posted: 8/19/2016
Location: Mankato, MN
Shape: Oval
Duration:20 seconds
Dim shape in night sky making incredible movements.

I had been watching the sky in a dark area for meteors from the recent meteor shower when I saw something fairly dim moving like a satellite but with a silhouette of a shape that was probably twice as long as it was wide. The lighting was steady, no flashing, but again very dim, if even light at all and not just some faint reflection.

It was moving from east to west as I looked towards the north initially, at a fairly decent pace, but nothing unusual for known aircraft. After a couple of seconds it began to move laterally in a fast and seemingly random zig zag pattern. Never turning itself, and with no hesitation in its directional changes. This went on for maybe 2-4 seconds until it snapped back into its straight line steady pace only this time going back from the direction it came from (west to east) and faded away shortly after that.

This is without a doubt the first time in my life where I would confidently say that I had seen a UFO of some kind, based simply on the movement of the object. I recall feeling pretty depressed as I watched it fade away, knowing there was nobody else there to see it with me, and that it didn't hang out longer, and perhaps show off a bit.


((NUFORC Note: Witness elects to remain totally anonymous; provides no contact information. PD))