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Occurred : 8/30/2001 21:00 (Entered as : 08/30/01 21:00)
Reported: 8/31/2001 22:37
Posted: 3/21/2003
Location: Rapid City, SD
Shape: Light
Duration:45 min
many light objects flying around in an area

looking to the soutwest, i saw something that i thought was maybe fireworks then noticed that it was light objects flying around an area about 30 degrees above the horizon they would sometimes appear to chase each other but mostly in a random pattern they would fly at a high rate of speed and then change direction at the same rate without hesitation---after about 45 min a slow plane or helicopter came from the north over the area--it had two bright large red lights on each end of it and a strobe in the middle--after that, we saw the objects no more. the plane flew off to the south and southeast toward ellsworth air force base---we lost track of it becase of trees. thanks