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Occurred : 8/13/2016 05:15 (Entered as : 08/13/16 05:15)
Reported: 8/13/2016 4:26:48 AM 04:26
Posted: 8/16/2016
Location: Alexandria, MN
Shape: Light
Duration:5 minutes
blinking satellite type objects

I always look at the sky. In the last week, I have observed this twice (all info same for both). Objects which appeared to be satellites but moving slower, appeared to be approximately same altitude as a satellite.

The strange observation is both moving slower than a typical satellite, from west to east. These things would light up (not sure if reflection or their own light) every 5 to 14 seconds, no specific sequence. They both would dim to the point where you couldn't see them and then they would light up for a second or two (not flash). The amount of light would be different each time from rather dim to very brilliant and they didn't appear to be beacons on and aircraft.

No clouds in the sky and was still pretty dark. I'm not saying these are UFOs but it would be nice to get some feed back. No sound from either. Main question is, what would cause a satellite to be very dim and then become so brilliant all the way across the sky, in intervals anywhere from 5 to 14 seconds?