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Occurred : 12/21/2017 02:25 (Entered as : 12-21-2017 02:25)
Reported: 12/21/2017 11:37:27 PM 23:37
Posted: 1/18/2018
Location: Billings, MT
Shape: Light
Duration:2-3 minutes
Bright red orb moving locations & stopping. Billings, MT.

On Thursday 12-21-2017 at 2.25am Looking west from west end of billings, MT.

I Noticed a stationary bright red orb about 30 degrees above the west horizon, below the estimated 3,000 foot cloud cover, with very light snow falling.

After about 10 seconds it traveled about 20 degrees to the south & stopped rapidly, holding a fixed position for 6 to 8 seconds. It then moved about 30 to 40 degrees to the north & rapidly stopped. The light stayed on with the same intensity as it continued moving to fixed positions, moving back & forth in the western sky. Then it blacked out & reappeared at different locations, no light visible now as it moved locations in less than a second. Continued this behavior a few times it darted around north to south.

Last viewed it holding position a few seconds, then rapidly ascending at about 45 degrees, into the cloud cover. Red light changed slightly to red orange becoming much brighter as it ascended into the cloud cover.