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Occurred : 5/20/2004 21:30 (Entered as : 05/20/2004 21:30)
Reported: 5/22/2004 4:06:09 PM 16:06
Posted: 6/4/2004
Location: Montrose, CO
Shape: Circle
Duration:3 seconds
Spotted a UFO while watching a helicopter at night persuing a criminal

I was outside because I had police going by my house with sirens and lights,then I observed a helicopter flying low over the north of the city,I live north ,then I saw a small plane also flying low over the city,later I was told that they were in a high speed chase ,I went out to the back of my house to observe the chopper which then was about at least a mile east of my house ,when suddenly this object about thirty degrees above and straight east of me and well over the chopper and two the right appeared in the sky ,it looked like a small version of the moon but it instantly shot across the sky from that position to the upper right into the heavens at a extremely high rate of speed leaving a streak the width of it diameter ,it went up at approximatly a 45 degree angle if you held a dime up in front of your face to the sky at arms length that would give you and idea of the size it appeared to be,it appeared to be a dark yellow or light orange color,strangely enough a meteor was reported to have hit this area some time that night reports are that it hit land and was recorded on tape ,this was however not meteor because it was distinct in it shape as much as the full moon is in its shape , I reported the event to the local police who admited they had a chopper out they told me to contact NASA the length of the UFOs fling was like if you spread your forefinger and your thumb and held it at arms length to the sky.then it disapeared into the heavens.Sky was clear that night with few clouds