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Occurred : 10/8/2004 22:30 (Entered as : 10/08/2004 21:30)
Reported: 10/8/2004 9:39:44 PM 21:39
Posted: 10/27/2004
Location: Helena, MT
Shape: Light
Duration:30 minutes
There was a shimmering light of many colors, moving in a random pattern, lying low on the western horizon near Helena, MT.

Upon looking up at the zenith at roughly 10:30PM on October 8, 2004, I bore witness to a glistening light of manifold colors on the lower edge of the western horizon. At first my logical conclusion was that this phenomenon was merely an air plane or a sattelite, however, after a prolonged staredown I realized that this phosphoresent blob in the night's sky was moving at an irregular and unpredictable pattern. The star-like figure would remain static, flickering with coloration and then would suddenly--not to mention erratically--begin to whimsically gyrate in no measurable pattern. These movements took on many directions--spiral, circular, up-and-down, and horizontal--in a random fashion. After approximately 25-30 minutes of viewing this abnormal astral occurrance the intensity of the light emanating from the object began to taper off, and eventually the phenomenon departed entirely over the westward horizon.

((NUFORC Note: We spoke with this witness, and we reached the tentative conclusion that he might have been observing a twinkling star. PD))