|Occurred : 5/31/2017 21:20 (Entered as : 05/31/17 21:20)
Reported: 6/1/2017 12:29:12 PM 12:29
Location: Saint Peter, MN
|Bright light bigger than Venus, bobbing around in the southern sky at sunset for several minutes
I am a retired medical assistant.
Last evening, I was taking photos of the sunset from the end of our property, along the county road. Upon turning around to walk back to the house, I noticed the moon just up over the trees across the road, so took a photo of that as well. This has become a routine for me to do after I let the dogs out and give their meds, each night at 9. It is also part of my exercise strategy to lose weight by doing something fun.
As I continued to walk home, I noticed immediately- a very bright light straight south in the sky, under 45 degrees or so (I am not the best at calculating that). and guessing it to be under 5 miles away. At first I figured it was a plane going to the small airport a bit more to the West. However, the lights did not change direction, there were no red or green ones visible to me like they typically have, it was too big to be a plane, and there was no noise.
Then I noticed it was bobbing around a little, l! ike a pulsation type movement. My next thought was that it was Venus rising, but thought I surely would have noticed it while letting the dogs out before, and it seemed a lot bigger than a planet or a star. A sudden excitement came over me as I realized this was most likely some sort of UFO! For about 3 minutes I stood in wonder watching it, until I remembered I had my camera in my hand, so I took a quick photo. Unfortunately, I was in such a hurry to run back to the house to have my housemate come out and see it, I only took that one shot. Movement often blurs and I am not the best at night photography, so figured a photo would not turn out well. By the time we got back out to the road, it was gone. The photo shows 3 apparent lights, right next to each other, perhaps touching.