Published: 3:02 PM 6/16/2013
Dickinson, North Dakota - 06-12-13
I had to pick up my son at the Quality Inn here in town. We were standing in the parking lot on the west side of the building talking to a friend. I was facing south.
As I was talking I noticed movement by my friend's head. At first I thought maybe it was a flock of birds. But this late at night is not normal.
As I watched it for a few seconds I noticed that the object or objects were spherical in shape. There was one larger sphere in the center surrounded by 6 or 7 slightly smaller spheres.
The smaller ones were about half the size of the larger one. Everything stayed uniform. The smaller spheres were not orbiting the larger one and they seemed to stay evenly spaced at all times.
I asked my son and our friend what they thought it was. My son jokingly said it was a UFO. We watched it for about 10 to 15 seconds then the weird part happened.
The smaller spheres all moved away from the larger one staying in the same formation they were in previously and returned to the exact positions.
I would say 3 to 5 seconds later it just disappeared; there was no sound and no lights. It was hard to tell if it was glowing or if town lights were reflecting off of it.
It looked to be maybe a redish tan or redish yellow color. The entire time I witnessed the object(s) was about maybe 20 to 25 seconds.
I have always been skeptical about UFOs, but over the last 3 years this is the second UFO Iíve witnessed.
The first being in Colorado. As in both cases, I canít explain or attribute its characteristics to anything Iíve seen before.
Since my first sighting 3 years ago I try to spend a little time every night just looking at the skies. You never know. Right?