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Occurred : 7/25/2010 22:30 (Entered as : 07/25/10 22:30)
Reported: 7/26/2010 2:23:15 AM 02:23
Posted: 7/28/2010
Location: Bozeman/Belgrade (between), MT
Shape: Sphere
Duration:5 seconds?
2nd incident since July 16th, slow streaking object on the 25th, erratic movement on the 16th.

Drving from Bozeman to Belgrade. I saw something streak north in the sky; I thought I was seeing a shooting star (I have only seen about 4-5 in my lifetime), but then it went behind clouds, and I could see it partially obscured by the clouds, and continue in a straight, maybe barely arcing path.

There was no accompanying roar as if it was a plane or jet, and it was not as fast as a shooting star, but faster than any plane I have seen. My roommate was in the car (passenger seat), but he did not see anything, and I kept asking him if he saw it, and he said no. It was only one object I saw.

I grew up around the space center in Clear Lake, Texas, and have seen shuttle launches in Florida when I was a kid, and my best description is if a shooting star had a bit of a trail that disappeared as soon as it was made. It was traveling South to North, and was too bright and constant to be a star, along with being too big. It flew just behind some clouds, continued on and then disappeared.

I do not know what to make of this, but this is not the first time I have seen something weird in the sky here in Montana. I Arrived in Bozeman December 23rd, 2009, and last Friday (July 16th) I saw a very strange object in the sky that I mistook for a star, until it moved, leading me to believe it was a plane, but then it moved in very tight curves and zig-zagged. After about 1 minute it disappeared, but then I could only see it with peripheral vision, and could not observe it if I looked directly at it. My roommate was outside with me as well, and witnessed and confirmed the object, it's movement, and then it only being observable with peripheral vision.

After tonight's incident, I checked online for other stuff like that, and came across your website. I do not like UFO phenomenon, and honestly I am a bit shaken by these two incidents. I have never witnessed anything like it, with excetion to shooting stars, that DO NOT look like what I saw.