September 02, 2012 12:00AM
I have been around air bases my whole life because my parents are in the Air Force. I live out in a very rural area where only about 5 other families live.
My sister and I went outside in the evening because we wanted to get some fresh air. I was looking up and around at the stars and we were both observing the full moon and the Big Dipper constellation. I saw something to the side of it that, at first, thought it was a planet and asked my sister to look. I thought it was a little odd because I do not remember anything being there any previous nights.
Suddenly, it flashed into a bright white color then back to orange. Other than that flash, it did not blink.
Immediately after that, it flew extremely fast horizontally (and was completely silent), then turned, made a sharp 90 degree angle and took off at an extreme speed into the west (while changing back to white as it sped off); Heading in the direction of the city of Minot.