|Occurred : 8/11/2018 07:00 (Entered as : 8/11/2018 07:00)
Reported: 8/12/2018 9:26:21 AM 09:26
Location: Minnetonka, MN
|Bright orange ball of light on the Eastern horizon that moved unnaturally
8/11/2018 7 a.m.
I was driving east on Cedar Lake Road between Cty. Rd. 73 and Hwy. 169. The Sun was this gorgeous orange ball low on the horizon.
Then it started to move.
I realized at that point that the sky was heavily overcast; there were thousands of feet of clouds between me and the real Sun. Whatever this thing was it was lower than the clouds.
I can't say how big it was; large enough for me to mistake it for the Sun for a moment. It didn't move aerodynamically; it bounced around on the south side of the road before crossing over and quickly descending behind the trees on the north side. It was in view for 1-2 minutes.
It didn't change size, shape, or color. It was featureless; just a perfect circle of bright orange. I checked the local papers and the Internet, but haven't seen any reports from anyone who might have seen it.
I have no idea what it was. It didn't have the ephemeral feeling of reflected light; it seemed very solid. It did nothing that frightened me; it just wasn't supposed to be there.