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Occurred : 2/10/1979 09:30 (Entered as : 02/10/1979 9:30)
Reported: 3/20/2005 8:12:53 AM 08:12
Posted: 4/16/2005
Location: Helena, MT
Shape: Disk
Duration:appox.5 min
Saucer shaped object hovering on ridge between two mountain peaks..about 300 yds out.

I don't recall the exact date,I believe around Feb.1979 outside of Helena,Montana..around 9:30am My boss had sent a co-worker and I to Welch's Truck Stop in Garrison, Montana to pick up a dump truck and drive it back to Helena.

We started out around 9:10 and headed west on Hwy.12 towards Garrison,as you drive west on the outskirts of town,Hwy 12 narrows from a 4 lane to a 2 lane road and enters a narrow canyon.

I was looking out the passenger window as we drove along the hwy..Just after we passed the Blue Cloud Ranch,I looked out I saw a saucer shaped object hovering between to mountain peaks..about 300 yds out and 250ft elevation.

I glanced at it and then did a double take as I realized what I was seeing.

I yelled "What the hell is that?"and when I did the driver looked over and caught a glimpse of the object.

We turned around at Colorado Gulch Rd. and headed back to get another look.

Just as we turned around and headed back,we saw the object slowly descend behind a peak and out of our view...it descended at about a 45 degree angle.

We stopped along the road,amazed at what we saw...We then turned around and headed back towards Garrison.

When we returned back to Helena,we told my boss and our co-workers what we saw..

Everybody kinda chuckled and we went about our business.

I had made of drawing of the object with time and date on a piece of paper and kept it,but have now since lost it.

The object was saucer shaped,the skin looked like shiney aircraft aluminum, it had a red stripe across the mid section,and when it descended,we observed what looked to be a tail fin.

I thought about reporting it at the time but i didn't,also I thought about asking the residents in the area if they had seen anything unusual..but I never followed up on it.

A note of interest,The land behind where we saw this object is a military reservation..Fort William Henry Harrison, birth place of the special forces.. Green berets,Rangers etc. They have annual mountain warfare training there in the summer and winter.

((NUFORC Note: Witness indicates that date is approximate. PD))