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Occurred : 8/17/2011 18:10 (Entered as : 08/17/11 18:10)
Reported: 8/18/2011 7:01:32 PM 19:01
Posted: 8/21/2011
Location: Cannon Falls, MN
Shape: Cylinder
Duration:1 minute
cylindrical, white, shining, floating object moved at lightning speed hovering in several places before disappearing

I was driving in the area at 75mph and saw a cylindrical object bobbing slightly up and down just above my line of sight approximately a mile away. It appeared white but turned bright silver when reflecting the sun. I sped up to get closer. I thought it was a helicopter at first but it had no propellers on top.

It sped further ahead of me at least a half mile in just a second. It hovered for a few more seconds and disappeared. Two commercial airliners were higher in the sky to the right and coming in for landing at MSP airport. I looked all over the sky and saw it again higher up and to the right about 5 miles away. It travelled forward for a brief time in a straight flying pattern and then disappeared. It was white except for when the setting sun shone directly on it where it turned shiny silver.