Date: August 5, 1999 23:20
Source: National UFO Reporting Center
Details of Incident:
The object was a distorted mass of some sort that moved in a northwest direction across the sky, not
real fast but not slow either.
On Thursday night 08/05/99 around 10:30pm my wife, our son and I had just finished preparing for my
wifes rummage sale the next morning and as it was such a nice evening we decided to relax outdoors and
stargaze for a while. We had watched a number of airliners fly over we assumed they were all out for
the twin cities. We had watched a couple of satellites move across the sky. We had also witnessed what
seemed to be a short meteor shower with some leaving very brilliant orange trails behind them. At
around 11:15pm or so my wife and son had decided to go inside. I remained outdoors for a little longer
just hoping to see more of the show. As I sat looking up at the sky looking southward as we had been I
noticed some movement from my left. When I turned to focus on it what I saw is very hard to describe.
It seemed like a patch of the sky had a wavy transparent distortion, somewhat oval shaped and moving
within itself. It made no sound at all. There weren't any blinking lights as I recall. It was like
looking through a magnifying glass about 8 to 10 inches away from your eye. I only saw it for about 15
to 20 seconds as it moved in a northwest direction at around a 60 degree angle up from the horizon.
The sky was very clear. The temp. was about 70 degrees. I'm 41 years old, I work as a Dept. Manager
for a local retail store. My family and I have always enjoyed looking at the night sky. This is the
first time I have ever seen anything like this. If you or anyone can explain what it was I would be
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