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Occurred : 7/4/2017 22:35 (Entered as : 07/04/2017 22:35)
Reported: 7/5/2017 8:14:25 PM 20:14
Posted: 7/7/2017
Location: Butte, MT
Shape: Other
Duration:5 minutes
Slow moving pulsating orange squares with blurred top making sound

On July 4, 2017, at approximately 22:15 p.m (MDT) to the south in Butte Montana at about 3000 feet elevation I saw what I thought could be a flying object with lantern or incendiary device pulsating with orange flames. I watched it for a while as it hovered and then it disappeared or went behind the haze or thin clouds. My only thought was someone could start a forest fire on the East Ridge. I went indoors and returned to the outside a few minutes later and saw a different type of object (see other report) in about the same location at a slightly lower elevation.

Around 22:35 p.m. I went to the front of my house and two square dim orange irregularly pulsating objects with a jagged or blurred top edge were moving slowly towards me (west to east) at a low altitude, I estimate at 100 feet. I had never seen or heard of anything like this before. They moved slowly and the first one suddenly disappeared but, before it disappeared, I started to take a video using my iPad. After a few seconds, my iPad quit working.

The second object continued slowly in a slightly northeasterly direction until it was to my north and opposite where I was standing. It then made a slow 180 degree turn and disappeared. I could hear a low whooshing sound from the second one. When I tried to take a photo or video of the second object, my iPad camera didn’t function at all.

In the short less than 5 second video of the first object, it appears as a hazy orange blob. With the naked eye it appeared clear, square shaped, and even on all but the top edge.