|Occurred : 2/21/2013 19:00 (Entered as : 02/21/2013 19:00)
Reported: 2/23/2013 9:20:56 AM 09:20
Location: Long lake, MN
|Stationary Chevron Shaped White Lights
Thursday February 21, 2013 Long Lake, Minnesota, approximate time 7pm driving West on the hwy 12 bypass. I noticed that there seemed to be a lot of airplane traffic on my way home from Bloomington, and some very bright stars looking to the west from Interstate 494 north but it was when I was approaching the highway 12 bypass, while still on Interstate 394, that I noticed an either extremely large or very low flying set of lights in the sky coming from the west. As other planes were also visible in the sky (they did not appear to be 'chasing' the object) I really didn’t take much notice of it until I registered just how big it was and then realized it didn’t appear to be moving.
I realize that depending on location of the objects and positioning of the viewer, some moving objects can appear stationary. This did not appear to be the case, and I could see all the other airplanes in the area moving in the direction of the airport. The object was on the north side of the road and above the trees. When 394W ends the highway splits, one way takes traffic highway 12 through Long Lake, and the other is the bypass.
The object was centered between the 2 highways. Had it been a normal road I would have pulled off to the shoulder, but that stretch of road is not safe to do so, but I could see it through the windshield by leaning forward and peering up at it. There were noticeably more lights on the front of the object than would be on an airplane, all along what would be the wings if it were an airplane; none were blinking and all were white; there were no red or green lights.
In hindsight, I wish I had circled back through Long Lake because I really believe it would have still been in the same spot.