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National UFO Reporting Center Sighting Report
Occurred : 7/25/2006 22:50 (Entered as : 07/25/2006 22:50)
Reported: 2/5/2009 8:35:43 PM 20:35
Posted: 3/19/2009
Location: Billings, MO
Shape: Light
Duration: 2 minutes
shrinking lights

I can't remember the exact date but it was in the summer of 2006 in Billings, MO. The front of my house faces directly south.

One evening at about 10:00pm I went out the front door to make sure my vehicle was locked when I immediately noticed a bright light in the sky. The light was as bright as Jupiter during opposition but with a more sharper / crisp detail. It was perfectly round.

Just a note I am an armature astronomer with an 11' Schmidt cassigrain telescope. So I am families with the night sky.

I immediately thought the light was not a normal occurrence. It was motionless. As I looked at it for a minute or so the light literally began to shrink until it totally disappeared. I'm thinking that was weird. I told my wife about it and to be honest, she didn't think too much about it. Then about a week later at about 10:30 at night I and my wife were outside smoking a cigarette on our deck. Our deck faces due north. When all of a sudden there is another light of the same magnitude to the north. My wife asked me what star or planet it was and I informed her it was neither. It was motionless just like the one earlier in the week and as bright. We watched it for a minute or so when the same thing happened again. It shrank and then disappeared. I never saw it again. I moved to Ozark, MO in the summer of 2007. Thank goodness the only thing Iíve seen there was an occasional satellite orbiting over. Do you have any explanation to as what me and my wife witnesses? By the way, both nights were clear. Please reply.