|Occurred : 4/18/2010 20:00 (Entered as : 04/18/2010 20:00)
Reported: 3/14/2012 7:49:39 PM 19:49
Location: Missoula, MT
|Single steady white light cruising, then tears out into space having an orange glow behind it.
In April of 2010, my friend and I just got back into Missoula from a day trip to the Flathead. When I stopped at her home on the western part of town, it was full dark at 8:00 p.m. and we were standing outside of the car facing south. She pointed over Lolo Peak and asked what that moving light was.
When I looked, there was a steady white light moving somewhat slowly in a northeasterly direction toward town. My impression was that it was quite high up, maybe around 30,000 feet where the commercial airliners cruise. In an instant it sped up to an incredible speed, made a huge arc to the southeast over Mitten Mountain, and tore out into space. It emitted an orange glow behind it and just disappeared.
((NUFORC Note: Witness indicates that the date of the sighting is approximate. PD))