|Occurred : 10/15/2008 21:00 (Entered as : 10/15/2008 21:00)
Reported: 3/14/2012 7:43:16 PM 19:43
Location: Missoula, MT
|It was mid-October, 2008, at 9 p.m. and full dark. We live in a drainage just west of Missoula, MT. When we took our little dog out for her last potty call, we were both facing west when a single, steady brilliant white light came over the ridge in front of us. I would estimate it was no more than 1,000 feet above our heads since it just cleared the ridgetop. There was no sound, it wasn't going super fast, it came directly toward us easterly, and when it got just past my head it simply blinked out like a light and was gone.
I tried desperately to see the structure of a craft, but the white light was so intense, it was like trying to look at the sun and I could only take blinking glances. I was unable to see any shape behind the light at all. We got the impression that once it "saw" us, it just poofed and was gone. All of this was in a span of about 3 or 4 seconds.
I estimated that the craft/light was abut 20 feet in diameter.
((NUFORC Note: Witness indicates that the date of the sighting is approximate. PD))