Reported: 2000-06-29 00:00 Pacific
Duration: 1 min
No of observers: 2
Location: Ely, MN, USA
Characteristics: Emitted other objects
We were camping in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area on Basswood Lake near Ely, Minnesota. That particular evening we fished until 11:00pm and returned to camp to build a fire. My little brother had went to sleep in the tent while myself and our other couterpart went to the point to observe the stars. We admired the scenery for a while when we noticed a star that appeared to be descending from the sky. It was a blue diamond shaped object that seemed to be falling from the sky. We became aprehensive when the object began to descent twoard us. As the object became closer I was contemplating my escape, which would be impossible through the enourmous amout of dense forest and underbush however, my main concern was my little brother asleep in the tent 100 feet behind us. We said if the object made it to the island 350 yards infront of us we were going to make a break for it. All of a sudden the object make a complete 90 degree turn and headed directly north at a speed that I can not even estimate. Immediately after we seen this phenomenon we decided to turn in for the night. To this day my counterpart and I still have the same exact recollection of that particular evening. I was wondering if any of the other campers on Basswood at that time had observed the same experience. I know that the object flew direclty over another capsite on the adjourinig point beore heading north to Canada. I am reluctant to submit my personal information for fear of riducule and to protect my professional reputatuion. This was second of my sighings while camping as a teenager near Clinton Lake, Lawrence Kansas in the late 80's a myself and a friend observed an object that would split into several smaller objects and would all of a sudden reapperar from all directions to form one object for a multi hour duration.
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