|Occurred : 10/9/2010 01:20 (Entered as : 10/09/10 01:20)
Reported: 10/9/2010 1:42:36 AM 01:42
Location: Butte, MT
Duration:Approximately 30 Minutes;
|Six points of light seen in sky over Butte, MT.
At about 1:20 in the morning of October Ninth a friend and I had just gotten back from going to see the evening show of Life As We Know it. We had just stepped out of the car, when she pointed to the sky and asked if "that" was the little dipper.
What we saw was a slowly pulsing and blinking formation, looking a lot like a small constellation, save for the fact that it was slowly moving westwards. (We were looking at it as it was over the East Ridge.) It had a curved line of four spots of light on the left side, and a straight line of two spots that were parallel to the middle right points. (They seemed to wobble slightly, but kept in that general pattern.)
We observed it for about 15 minutes, at which point it became obscured by cloud. About five minutes later, the cloud had moved and the formation was once again visible. Through using a brace upon the top of my friend's car, we determined that it was, indeed, the shape moving and not the clouds beneath it fooling us.
We watched for another 10 or so minutes before going inside because it was cold and creepy.
(Two definite falling stars were sighted in the same area, along with a blinking reddish light that was probably an airplane.)