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National UFO Reporting Center Sighting Report
Occurred : 8/14/2001 22:00 (Entered as : 08/14/01 10:00)
Reported: 8/5/2002 2:56:02 PM 14:56
Posted: 8/16/2002
Location: Helena, MT
Shape: Disk
Duration: app35 minutes
Characteristics: The object left a trail
in august 2001 my entire family saw two formations of saucer-like objects form & unform over about 30-40 minutes

it was just prior to sunset in august, last year. My son and his s.o. were taking me with them to my ex-wife's home. we were west bound on Euclid Ave. I saw what I thought was a metior; a bright orange trail of light crossing diagonally from high in the north to low in the south above the mountanous horizon. I pointed it out to my son and his girl. As we watched it came to a halt, from nearly, if not, mach speed to hovering. it appeared to be to the right of a mountain, thogh I am sure it was much farther west and highert (perhaps over the Pacific). Other saucer shaped objects came from other directions at a much slower speed. We got to my ex's, got her, my other two sons and daughter, went to a parking lot where the view was unobstructed, and we all watched as somehere around a dozen similar objects formed into a diamond formation, hovering. at times one or two would leave the formation for short durations then rerturn.

another similar formation took shape appearing to the left of the mountain, and some of those objects left and returned from time to time. We were all fascinated by this sight. i commented that i hoped they weren't cowboy aliens here to round up human cattle for their tables, or aliens that figured they'd best eliminate this warlike speices from the universe before we become a danger to them.

then both formations broke off into various directions. I didn't call the radio station as i was somewhat intoxicated. none of the others were intoxicated. thogh it's been a about a year this event is still indellibly etched in my memory. i would even suspect myself of toxic halucination if it hadn't been seen by the entire family.

((NUFORC Note: Date is approximate. PD))