|Occurred : 9/20/2000 22:57 (Entered as : 09/20/00 22:57)
Reported: 9/20/2000 22:08
Location: Marshall, MN
|A flattened out "V", made up of many pinpoints of light glided silently, smoothly, but quickly over-head
I saw something out of the corner of my eye. I first thought it was the "V" formation of a flock of birds. I cupped my ear to listen, but it made absolutely no sound. It glided smoothly but quickly from the North towards a South-southeasterly direction. It spanned the portion of sky from Hercules to Capricornus (where I lost it behind the trees) in about 5 seconds. It was shaped like a flattened out "V". At arms length it was about 3" across and about 1" long. It's shape was made up of many pinpoints of white lights, not brilliant, about as bright as the average star. It was a perfectly clear night, the moon had not risen yet. I was outside just gazing at how spectacular the milky way looked when I saw it. My background: 37 year old male, I own a hardware store, I have a college degree in marketing and management, I am an avid starwatcher, I own a telescope, I do not believe in extraterrestrial life but I am miffed by what I just saw.