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Occurred : 1/28/2005 21:45 (Entered as : 01/28/2005 9:45)
Reported: 2/5/2005 1:47:05 PM 13:47
Posted: 2/8/2005
Location: Hastings (or Winona), MN
Shape: Oval
Duration:Approx. 4 minutes
Oval shaped object performs remarkable aerial feats over Hastings, MN

I am a FI trainee with MUFON reporting here a sighting my sister had on the evening of January 28th of this year. My sister was driving south on Highway 61 in Hastings, MN en route to Winona when she spotted a bright, oval shaped white light southeast of her position. There were scattered clouds and the moon was fully visible. This object appeared at approximately the 3-4 o'clock position relative to the moon and my sister assumed that it was the light of an oncoming plane that she was seeing until it began to perfom some very remarkable movements. From its stationary position it rapidly decended vertically to near the horizon level and hovered. It seemed either to be wobbling or to be flashing lights, the clouds made it difficult to tell. The object then reversed direction to head directly upwards approximately 1/3 the distance it had initially decended then stopped again. After a second or two the object shot off with incredible speed to the northeast before disappearing.

She had managed to reach me by cell phone during the sighting and was obviously excited and seemed certain that she had seen no ordinary aircraft. Unfortunately the object left the area before she was able to take pictures. Also of note is the fact that she saw a vehicle pulled over to the side of the road with a man and his child watching the object through binoculars.

I plan to contact the local FAA to see if I can get any more information.