|Occurred : 6/16/2014 23:30 (Entered as : 06/16/2014 23:30)
Reported: 6/20/2014 6:40:28 PM 18:40
Location: north of Bemidji, MN
Duration:maybe 4 minutes
|Illuminated orange trianglular object moving with purpose.
I took the dogs for a final stroll before bed. Live in a rural area in the woods. Walking back toward the house I noticed a movement in the sky above the tree tops & the roof, moving east to west. Very much exactly east to west. My initial glance looked like a red/orange ball moving steadily but tree tops made viewing somewhat unclear. I backed back down the driveway (it is on a hill), to get a better view. Realized it was nothing familiar so ran into the house and told my sister to get onto the deck quickly to see this thing. She has good distance vision, I am near sighted.
We moved to the deck on the lake side of the house where we could still see it as it moved away from us to the west over the lake. My sister immediately said that it was triangular and that the orange lights almost looked like fluorescent tube lights around the edges. It just continued moving at the same pace and with the same trajectory. Not a sound was heard and it was a quiet, still night.
We have tried to estimate the altitude of whatever it was and can only say with certainty that it was low enough for her to be able to see some detail, no where near the altitude of the typical jets we occasionally see overhead. It was in no danger of hitting tree tops or even cell towers but still close enough to see well.
We have not heard of anyone else reporting this object however, I know people are outside @ night and I am certain that other people would have seen it. The thing was very bright orange and looked very large going across the sky.
I did not take the time to find cameras. It all happened so fast and we didn't want to forego seeing the object in order to find electronics. Just wasn't prepared @ the time. Lesson learned.....