Published: 4:03 PM 9/22/2015
I would say it was akin to a cookie broken in half...
Gibbon, Minnesota - 09-06-15
My wife and I were watching a beautiful lightning storm when we were walking our three dogs. Off to the left hand side of what had to be the most lightning I have ever seen come out of one cloud, was a black almost motionless object.
The shape of it is hard to describe, but it was rounded on the top with pointed ridges on the bottom and points to either side. I would say it was akin to a cookie broken in half.
Only after watching for a few moments thinking it was shrinking did we realize it was moving into this cloud. From my position in Gibbon, Minnesota, it appeared to be heading south-east toward the Klossner or southern Lafayette.
However, according to the National Weather Service this cloud was no more than 67 miles from us. This gives me an approximate distance of thirty to forty miles away from us at its closest point to us and was approximately the diameter of a full moon, at my first sighting.
As we watched, the object continued toward and into the lightning cloud and faded from veiw. I will forever wonder what my wife and I saw this evening.
My husband and I are camping at Clear Lake Park and Gibbon, Minnesota. My husband was outside and called for me to come quickly and see a beautiful array of lightning in a storm going on.
As I looked at it longer I saw a black object in the center of it that looked like a saucer with dome on top as if looking at it from the side. I looked at my husband and pointed to the sky and said am I crazy, or is there something in the sky right there?
He looked up and he saw the same thing that I did. It was very close and seemed as if it was only a few miles away but your organization asked us to call the National Weather Service and we have now found out that the storm was 67 miles away in a town called New Richland, Minnesota.
We stood and watched this for several minutes and seemed me that it was there one second, and then it was gone.
However, my husband having better eyesight, said it was simply that I couldn't see it anymore because it was heading into the storm and quickly being shrouded by this mysterious cloud.
I am originally from Florida and have never seen lightning act this way, nor seen anything like this dark, slow moving, silent object.