What Is That Green Disc ‘Hovering’ Over This Minnesota Corn Field?
I took this picture Saturday evening at about 8:00 from the combine cab. It was the last pass of 8 rows of corn and harvest 2021 would be finished! I think you have to be a farmer to understand how that feels, relief, satisfaction, being thankful, the end of many long days and short nights! I did not look at the picture until this morning. Then I noticed that green object in the sky ahead of the combine. Is that an Unidentified Flying Object?
I suspect the green object in the sky is a reflection from the combine as I do have a green John Deere, but it does make you wonder if it was a UFO? When you are out in the field, late at night, in the middle of nowhere you sometimes see strange things. One night I saw a bright flash of light and an explosion. Apparently, others saw it too. It was thought to be a small meteor.
By the way, notice how bright my lights are on the combine, almost like it was daytime? I retrofitted my combine with LED lights. There are 6 LED lights on the top of the cab and one on each side of the cab. It sure is nice and safer to be able to see at night!
This post was originally written in October while the heart of the harvest was taking place across Southern Minnesota.