|Occurred : 4/15/2005 01:20 (Entered as : 04/15/2005 01:20)
Reported: 4/15/2005 10:32:26 AM 10:32
Location: Eagan, MN
|Silent boomerang object seen in sky over Eagn MN
Object appeared from the southeast travelling northwest. Because of surrounding trees, about 120 degrees of shy was visible overhead. It was a cloudless night.
The object was boomerang shaped or possibly trianglular. A series of dull lights, remimded me of amber bicycle reflectors, between five to seven of them, were arranged in a chevron pattern along the leading edge. I am unsure if the object was boomerang shaped or triangular since the lights were an a chevron pattern and the training edge of the object was not clearly visible.
The motion of the object caught my attention since it was balck but a bit more matte and light than the backgound sky, like a silhoutte. I initially thought from the size that I was seeing the silhouette of an eagle flying glow overhead when I first caught sight of the object from the corner of my vision, but as soon as I turned my attention to the object, I saw the lights and details. It clearly occluded the stars in the sky.
I cannot estimate the object, but it was about the same size as a bald eagle flying about 50 feet overhead. The object made no sound. It traversed the arc of the sky visible to me in about 8 seconds (about 120 degrees). The speed and direction of the object appeared constant during the time I observed it. The lights did not flash or otherwise change shape, posiiton of color.
As I lost sight of it in the trees, I moved to a clear area which toook about 5 seconds. I was unable to locate the object in the sky again.