|Occurred : 7/12/2019 21:40 (Entered as : 07/12/2019 21:40)
Reported: 7/12/2019 8:51:15 PM 20:51
Location: Minnetonka, MN
Duration:~ 1 minute
|Steak of light turns and splits into individual lights over southern Twin Cities
Saw strange lights in the southern sky around 9:40pm from Minnetonka, MN. I was in the trail parking lot near 494 after jogging when my son pointed at the sky and said, “Shooting star! Make a wish.” I turned and saw a streak of light low in the sky, apparently moving fairly slow (I was briefly concerned it was heading in our direction). It began shedding individual lights, which I thought might be a meteor breaking up. Then the streak turned east and split up into 3-4 more lights that spread out and moved back and forth like helicopters circling something. They all gradually descended and disappeared behind the tree-line.
I watched for a couple of minutes, but nothing came back up. I’d estimate it was in the direction of Shokapee...distance was very difficult to determine because they were just lights in an otherwise clear sky.
Anyway, weird event...the lights certainly didn’t move in a familiar way, but there wasn’t any good frame of reference. Really curious what that was.
((NUFORC Note: Witness elects to remain totally anonymous; provides no contact information. PD))