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Occurred : 8/12/2004 23:00 (Entered as : 08/12/2004 23:00)
Reported: 8/15/2004 8:06:15 PM 20:06
Posted: 8/24/2004
Location: Great Falls, MT
Shape: Light
Duration:15-20 seconds
while watching the meteor shower we saw an object cross the sky, stop, and emit a bright light before continuing on in an erratic patte

My father and I went north of Great Falls on Thursday ( August 12, 2004) at 10:30 p.m. to watch the meteor shower. Around 11:15 to 11:40 ( we were away from watches and cell phones so time is approxamate) we witnessed a small dot cross clock-wise accross the sky above us. It was not traveling as fast as the satillites we had seen that night and both my father and I were commenting on this fact when the "dot" seemed to turn on a very bright light. The light came down towards us at an angle. It became the brightest object in the sky. It slowly faded back to the "dot" and continued away from us in an erratic pattern. Both my father and I were totally transfixed on this object and are very certain of what we've seen. When I dropped my Dad off at his house , he immediatly turned on his scanner. He just caught the last end of a conversation about someone awaiting a call back from NORAD. We have seen nothing in our paper about the object, but a lot of people were out watching the meteor shower so I find it hard to believe that no one else saw what Dad and I saw.