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Occurred : 8/29/2006 00:30 (Entered as : 08/29/06 00:30)
Reported: 5/1/2008 4:43:48 AM 04:43
Posted: 6/12/2008
Location: Bozeman, MT
Shape: Other
Duration:See below
2006 UFO Sighting in Gallatin County, Bozeman Montana. Multiple close encounters.

2006 UFO Sighting in Gallatin County Montana Multiple unexplainable sightings through the night.

August 29, 2006. Bozeman Montana.

Skies, Clear, Cloudless Night. Temperature 40 degrees.

I was camping, with sleeping bag only, behind a burm in a grass-less construction lot. It was about a quarter mile square. Mall to the south, treeline to the north, townhouses to the east and the highway to the west. I was told later that there is a military base of some kind near this location.

12:30 AM While camping out in an empty dirt lot behind Bob Wards Sporting Goods noticed what thought was a plane or planet (too low to be a star), blue-white. It began blinking/flashing noticed several other blinking/flashing objects low in the night sky as well. There is an airport in Bozeman so figured it was a few airplanes, but kept looking anyway. This went on for some time, I'm guessing 15 minutes.

12:45 AM Suddenly one of these "planes" began to move through sky at will, whimsically even--gaining losing elevation, making impossibly sharp turns. The flashing became frenetic. Then other two flashing objects began moving similarly. They behaved like this for about 30 minutes. They disappeared searched sky but they were nowhere to be found 2:15 AM After an hour searching sky my heart slowed down and I decided to turn over go to sleep. 3 "meteors" streaked from sky (west to east) to the ground behind some new townhouses, one-at-a-time in short intervals. "Okay," I said to myself, "I'm awake again." I kept watching the townhouses. In a few minutes I noticed movement around the townhouses and 20 feet above townhouses, two unrecognizable shapes (because they were dark against a night blue sky) moving silently in a circular fashion. Gradually they began to emit light began to see them clearly. My neck hair was standing on end.

2:25 AM They were two, sometimes three playfully eminating, green, misty, dancing globes above aforementioned townhouses almost cracked a smile watched dancing lights until they stopped, just before sunrise.

*That was it for that night.*** I camped here for the next couple days. I saw the dancing lights above the town houses every night. Then on the last night I was to camp here, I was watching the dancing lights and suddenly a room in townhouse was brightly illuminated for a fraction a second, as if someone had a flash light (stark, cold blue-white light), then another, in sequence--as if someone was going room-to-room. But quicker than a human could run to each room. I wondered if there was anyone living there and hoped they were alright. There were cars parked out front, but no sign of human activity. I wondered if this was some kind of signal. I was afraid.

3:00 AM It took me a while to calm down but, I turned over, my back to the townhouses and tried to sleep. I looked out toward the treeline. Trees relax me. That's when a red light amidst the trees turned on at ground level. I figured it was the brake lights of a car. The light slowly and silently rose 15 feet into the air paused and began moving toward the highway, dispelling that thought. "Okay, it's a helicopter far away, it's just further away than I think it is" I told myself. I kept listening for rotor wash. I heard none and under close observation I could tell it was in the stand of trees and I knew there couldn't be a helipad behind a landscaping company. By this red light reached the edge of the stand of trees. I was on my feet, putting my shoes on, I was really scared and wasn't sticking around for this, but I couldn't take my eyes off of it.

3:10 AM It hovered there momentarily. Then a white light seemed to turn on, but I realized that this object had simply begun to rotate. It kept rotating slowly and began a slow pass of the field along the highway edge. I knew it was a triangle now because I could see it's bottom now. It had 3 lights, 2 white-ish and one red. Before I could collect my things it was directly over my head not more than 20 feet in the air. I could see it's shape clearly now; only because it blacked out the stars as it went. It was a triangle with rounded corners. About 20 feet on a side. It did not stop as I recall. Slowly spinning and swinging it's course around me, as if to say hello then off in the direction of the town houses. As it passed I noticed a low-rumbling sound, like a muffled V-8 at idle.

3:12 AM That's when I ran. I ran as hard as I could with 60 pounds on my back in the opposite direction and hitch hiked out of there.

If anyone has information on this or has seen anything like it PLEASE contact me ASAP! Thank you.