|Occurred : 6/25/2014 13:03 (Entered as : 06/25/2014 13:03)
Reported: 6/25/2014 2:55:10 PM 14:55
Location: Kalispell, MT
|Kenneth Arnold 2014.
I was sitting on my porch getting some sun and I happen to look up into the beautiful summer sky with scatted cumulus at 8,000 feet, when I noticed what looked like at first seagulls riding thermals. They never flapped and moved around as if playing a game of “tag”. They were about the size of a Cessna C-182 and bright white in color, silent with no lights visible.
Other “objects” came in from the south joining the group bringing the total number up to at least 6 and possible as many as nine. Still maneuvering around at approx. 8,000 feet, the objects were moving at about 80 knots and made wide turns while staying in the same area overhead.
After about 4 minutes the objects started to depart to true North and traversed from the 12 o’clock position to the 2 o’clock position in 1 second at 8,000 feet agl.
Then one by one the objects accelerated to approx. true North at blistering speeds.
Seconds later a business jet departed Glacier Park International airport climbing out on a southbound heading.
This sighting reminded me of the Kenneth Arnold sighting of June 24th, 1947. I “Googled” Kenneth Arnold and the imaged of what he saw matched almost exactly what I watched today. WOW !