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Occurred : 7/13/2011 03:00 (Entered as : 07/13/11 3:00)
Reported: 7/13/2011 6:00:15 AM 06:00
Posted: 7/17/2011
Location: Bozeman, MT
Shape: Unknown
Duration:2 hours
That star is acting like a foosball!

I live a ways outside of town and work nights from home. I was getting something out of my car when I spotted it. At first I thought my eyes were playing tricks on me. It looked like any other star in the sky, but was moving, all kinds of directions, slow then very quick. So quick it would leave a light streak behind it, as though it were a falling star. The view from my front yard is S-SW, facing Yellowstone Park, the object appeared to be far away in that direction, and very high up. At one point a jet flew by and the object seemed nowhere near it, much higher. It would sit still, then fall like a meteor, then all-of-the-sudden, it would break at a 90 degree angle, without slowing down at all. It would streak across the horizon like nothing else, then come to an instant stop. It didn't behave with any sort of purpose, it all seemed very random, like it was bouncing around and spinning off walls -like a foosball. I watched it until the sun came up! and I could no longer see it. My mind is now completely blown. The light it gave off really looked like any other star in the sky, but it remained bright long after the stars had faded into the sunrise. Not sure what else to say, it wasn't strange looking, it looked like a star or satellite. It made no sound either, but again, it seemed too far away to hear. It moved like nothing I have ever seen, for hours on end. I had to tell someone, almost called the police, but what the heck are they going to do -other than harass me. Tried your hotline as I was watching, but there was no answer. Guess this is all I can do. I took photos, 60 second open shutter shots, hoping it would show up. It moved too much for the lens to collect its light. The photos look like any other night sky shot, nothing interesting or believable in them. I tried video too, but that was too dark, nothing showed up -lots of me going "oh my god!" in them though. I tried to narrorate what I was s! eeing. If you want the photos or video, just ask. I'm mainly curious if anyone else reported it, and what to do if it's back tonight (?). Thanks!

((NUFORC Note: Possible sighting of a bright star or planet, we suspect. PD))