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Occurred : 1/19/1969 22:00 (Entered as : 01/19/1969 22:00)
Reported: 2/12/2004 9:43:04 PM 21:43
Posted: 3/2/2004
Location: Butte, MT
Shape: Other
Duration:unknown
UFOs sighted in butte

Jan. 19, 1969 UFOs cited in Mining City (Butte) Unidentified flying objects have been reported over the city of Butte with two rashes of calls to the Silver Bow County sheriff's office Friday and Saturday.

According to sheriff's deputy Don Puich who answered calls both nights, different parties described what they saw in similar detail.

The Saturday calls were from several people who said they saw the object as they left the Civic Center after a basketball game about 10. They reported a burning object "about the size of a car," that appeared to land in the vicinity of the Butte City Dump.

The Friday calls were made by persons who claimed they saw what appeared to be "a plane burst into flame" over Timber Butte on the southern outskirts of town. All but one person have refused to leave their names with officers.

http://www.mtstandard.com/articles/2004/01/27/featuresbigskylife/hjjfjihejbjgje.txt

((NUFORC Note: The following excerpt has been copied from The Montana Standard.com website, shown above. We express our gratitude to that newspaper.

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By Tracy Thornton of the Montana Standard - 01/25/2004

Jan. 19, 1969

UFOs cited

in Mining City

Unidentified flying objects have been reported over the city of Butte with two rashes of calls to the Silver Bow County sheriff's office Friday and Saturday.

According to sheriff's deputy Don Puich who answered calls both nights, different parties described what they saw in similar detail.

The Saturday calls were from several people who said they saw the object as they left the Civic Center after a basketball game about 10. They reported a burning object "about the size of a car," that appeared to land in the vicinity of the Butte City Dump.

The Friday calls were made by persons who claimed they saw what appeared to be "a plane burst into flame" over Timber Butte on the southern outskirts of town. All but one person have refused to leave their names with officers.

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