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Occurred : 8/19/2004 17:00 (Entered as : 08/19/2004 17:00)
Reported: 8/19/2004 10:05:26 PM 22:05
Posted: 8/24/2004
Location: St. Paul, MN
Shape: Light
Duration:3 hours
Bright light hovers for hours in broad daylight, thousands of people see it.

I saw this object in the middle of the day, the sun was shining, the sky was bright blue. THOUSANDS of people across all of the metropolitan area viewed this object for half a day, until the sun went down. there were numerous phone calls to local news stations, as well as the mentioning of it on local news channels.

The object was a bright white point of light, and was VERY slowly moving in a westerly direction. the object was higher then high (cirus) clouds, which passed infront of it.

A local Weatherman thought it was a stationary high altitude balloon. and had fuzzy pictures taken with a telephoto lens to prove it.

((NUFORC Note: One of several reports from the Twin Cities area. At first, we thought the object might be a balloon, launched from Canada, as part of the MANTRA scientific project, but the balloon had not yet been launched on August 19. The local news media covered the event extensively. We do not know what the object, or objects, were. Please see other reports. PD))