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Occurred : 4/4/2020 20:30 (Entered as : 04/04/20 20:30)
Reported: 4/4/2020 9:57:02 PM 21:57
Posted: 6/25/2020
Location: Welch, MN
Shape: Unknown
Duration:4 minutes
Orange/red lighted silent object moving through the sky

Around 8:30pm, in the SW sky, an orange/red light approached like an aircraft but it did not have typical airplane lighting. It was rising in the sky but proceeding at the speed of a helicopter. I assumed it was a medical helicopter because it was relatively low as it approached and it was moving slower than a jet. So I opened the window to listen for the motor but it was silent.

So I went outside with binoculars (one of my family members came with me so we could both try to figure out what it was and why it made no noise). It seemed to turn upward since the orange light started to fade away. But in fact, the lights just seemed to turn off, or it was ascending vertically, because then it just appeared as a black object in the sky. When I took the binocs down to try to sight it in the sky, I lost it.

It was in my view for about 3-4 minutes.

It approached from the direction of Cannon Falls and Northfield and was heading northeast toward Welch when it disappeared.

Latitude: 44.588060 Longitude: -92.726870