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Occurred : 5/12/2020 02:30 (Entered as : 05/12/2020 02:30)
Reported: 5/12/2020 12:59:12 AM 00:59
Posted: 6/25/2020
Location: Hermantown, MN
Shape: Light
Duration:3 minutes
Bright light moving across sky at upbeat pace toward Lake Superior until undetectable by the eye.

I went outside to walk my dog before going to bed at around 2:30am. I live in a townhome complex in Hermantown, MN. As I was walking my dog, I heard a sound that I can only describe as ominous. It was like a low grumble/rattle and sounded almost like construction equipment. Confused, I looked around and saw nothing nearby, and due to the time, nobody would be working.

I decided to call a friend, as the feeling of something bad about to happen made me feel extremely worried of being outside. As I walked around the townhome complex, I was gazing at the stars, as the sky was pristinely clear. I saw what I assume to be an airplane (a few rhythmic blinking lights moving at average speed). Then, as I scanned the sky, I fixated on what appeared to be an extremely bright star. As I watched this star while talking to my friend, I noticed it was moving.

I stopped walking to ensure I wasn’t seeing things, and the object continued to move across the sky smoothly yet quickly headed north/east (toward Lake Superior). The object moved at an upbeat pace, and appeared to be getting smaller and smaller. I walked around the corner, as it was about to be blocked from my view by one of the townhomes, and by the time I rounded the corner a minute later, it was gone. The eerie feeling had left my body, too. The airplane was still visible in the sky. Overall, I was shocked that I saw something so clearly that looked so much like a star. It blended in perfectly to the night sky, only detectable by a still eye. It was brighter than all other stars, however dimmed as it got further away and smaller.