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Occurred : 7/4/2017 22:23 (Entered as : 07/04/17 22:23)
Reported: 7/5/2017 7:05:38 PM 19:05
Posted: 7/7/2017
Location: Butte, MT
Shape: Formation
Duration:10 minutes
Two hovering objects with red and deep turqouise-blue light(s); blue was pulsating

On July 4, 2017, at 22:23 p.m. (Mountain Daylight Time), in Butte Montana, to the south at over 2000 feet elevation (the mountains one mile to the east rise 2000 feet above my location and the object seemed at least that high) I saw an unknown object, I’ll call it object #1. It appeared as two distinct lights: pulsating blue-turquoise light on its left, and constant red light to the right.

The object appeared to be hovering and not moving much. The object was in about the same location as another type of object I saw a few minutes earlier (see my other report). I watched #1 for a while and then I saw another object that looked exactly the same in the West; I’ll refer to it as object #2. The #2 was about the same altitude as #1. Then realizing it is something unusual with two of the same objects, I went inside to get my binoculars and iPad. Both #1 and #2 were hovering and visible when I went inside.

While inside, #1 disappeared. Using binoculars, I took a closer look at #2 and could see not two lights but a string of 4 round red lights to the right and below the blue lights. The blue lights were 3 or 4 and round as well and only the blue were pulsating. The lights were parallel to each other (blue on top red on bottom) but they were not perpendicular to the ground. They were higher to the right and lower to the left when viewed. Also the blue lights were not directly above the red but offset a little to the left: Blue Blue Blue Blue Red Red Red Red. The lights were very distinct or solid and not at all like aircraft lights. I am a few miles north of the airport, but there were no airplane or helicopter sounds, and the objects I saw were relatively motionless.

I proceeded to take a photo followed by a 4 minute plus video of #2 on my iPad. The photo and video are not at all as clear as I could see with the naked eye. However, when I zoom on the photo, I can see the 4 red lights in a row as I described. The photo didn’t capture the blue light which must have been “off” in the pulsating cycle. On the video, the pulsating lights seem more white than the deep turquoise blue I experienced.

Many people in the area were setting off their personal Fourth of July fireworks as seen in the video. However, #2 hovers over the spectacle below.

After four minutes or so, I quit taking video and after 10 minutes from the first sighting of #1, #2 descended slowly out of view behind some trees.

Shortly before I saw #1, and immediately after # 2 disappeared, I saw 3 other objects of a different type and will report the sighting of those in a separate report.


((NUFORC Note: We spoke via telephone with the witness, and he seemed to us to be unusually serious-minded and sincere. We suspect that he is a highly reliable witness. PD))