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Occurred : 12/9/2017 20:00 (Entered as : 12/09/17 20:00)
Reported: 12/23/2017 9:58:35 PM 21:58
Posted: 1/18/2018
Location: Bozeman, MT
Shape: Formation
Duration:3 minutes
Line of approximately 2 dozen blinking red lights, moving W to E over Gallatin Valley, Montana.

We (my roommate and I) were ice fishing on Hyalite Reservoir on the evening of Saturday, December 9, 2017, at approximately 20:00 hrs. The sky was very clear with no moon to light the sky and little light pollution otherwise. The stargazing at Hyalite is very good.

Looking to the north we spotted a line of red lights moving west to east. The lights were flashing approximately once a second, in no particular order and held a very steady, evenly spaced formation.

They eventually vanished behind clouds, so we assumed they were flying at an altitude of at least a several thousand feet above the ground. It took a few minutes for the objects to move across the sky and appeared to be moving like distant planes, but the lights did not match any sort of aircraft we had seen in the sky before, and the steadiness of the line-formation was unique.