|Occurred : 7/11/2001 00:33 (Entered as : 07/11/01 12:33)
Reported: 7/13/2001 02:55
Location: Helena, MT
|Two lights as bright as meteors moving north & east respectively almost collide, swerve and change direction dramatically.
At about 12:30 am two witnesses stepped out onto the lawn to discuss Mars and Antares. As they were looking at Mars in the southern sky, a bright light moving north from out of the south caught their attention. The object grew brighter in intensity and at first seemed as if it must be a meteor, but highly unusual as the brightness seemed almost too much to look at directly. It quickly grew to be twice as bright as venus, and then faded again. The still visibly bright light was suddenly joined by another bright light catching up to it as it moved north -- the two objects seemed to interact with each other. The two objects seemed about to collide with each other, then suddenly "swerved" or danced around each other, and then both lights zipped off in opposite directions, one to the east and one to the west. In the witnesses' opinions the objects could not have been weather baloons or satellites.