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Occurred : 3/4/2008 22:30 (Entered as : 03/04/08 22:30)
Reported: 3/5/2008 8:15:05 AM 08:15
Posted: 3/31/2008
Location: Missoula, MT
Shape: Triangle
Duration:5 minutes
Reddish-Orange Object Above Blue Mountain - Missoula, Montana

My partner initially saw the object from our South Hills home. It was hovering above Blue Mountain, moving south.

We had total cloud cover that night, so no stars or planets were visible. The cloud cover also provided a good contrast making the object easier to see.

My partner saw a triangular shape with lights. His initial reaction was thinking it was an airplane on fire.

When I came out to look at it, it was a bright, reddish-orange, round object.

It didn’t move for a few minutes. When I tried to focus my binoculars on it, it retreated in reverse away from the earth into the cloud cover. And it moved fast. This probably took about two seconds.

I contacted our weather service and our local newspaper.

I’m waiting to hear if there were other sightings.