Reported: 2005-10-08 05:28 Pacific
Duration: 10 minutes
No of observers: 6
Location: Scandia, MN, USA
Characteristics: Lights on object, Emitted beams, Changed Colo
We saw an object in the sky that didn't appear to be moving. It shot out lights in all directions from it's center. The lights would switch from green to red. I thought it was an advertising gimmick of some sort. I wanted to drive over to where the light was comming from to see what was causing it. The others who saw it, (my wife & 2 kids, and 2 of their cousins, decided to go inside instead. I stood outside watching it and the lights were red and they slowly faded away twards the objects center.
Then the object slowly flew off to the South. It blinked red and green as it flew. At that time I noticed another object further East and North that seemed to be the same kind of craft. It was blinking red and green also, but did not shoot lights out from it's center.
I got my wife to come out and see the 2nd similar object. I wouldn't have thought anything of them had the first one not shot out those lights.
Here's the strange part. We were having a weenie roast outside, and to impress the kids I shot off 4 fireworks. We were heading inside right after the last firework when we first noticed the first object. I called the Washington County Sheriffs office an hour later to see if anyone else had reprted seeing these objects and was told no. When I described the shooting lights The lady on the phone asked me if I was sure they were not fireworks. The sighting ended about 10 minutes after I first noticed them as they flew out of sight to the South.
Possible twinkling stars, we suspect. Just a guess. PD
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