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Occurred : 8/25/1990 23:00 (Entered as : 08/25/1990 23:00)
Reported: 4/12/2017 12:35:57 PM 12:35
Posted: 4/13/2017
Location: Townsend, MT
Shape: Triangle
Duration:3 seconds
I observed three triangular luminescent objects in delta formation pass silently overhead very quickly.

I'm a musician. On August 25, 1990, I was playing a gig in Townsend MT outdoors behind the Mint Bar. I know the date because I have records of all my gigs, and I played at this place only once.

During a break, I stepped into a gap between the Mint and the building to the north. I was facing north. Within the narrow space, there was nowhere to look but up.

I saw three luminescent, triangular objects in delta formation fly very quickly from east to west; they spanned that stretch in less than three seconds. I heard no immediate or delayed sound. A rough estimate of altitude is 10,000 feet above the surface.

A few years later, I was playing music in Europe with a couple musicians from Montana. One of them was living in Great Falls MT in 1990. I talked about the experience, telling him only that I had seen three luminescent objects.

He asked, "In delta formation? Traveling fast?" I said yes. He said (although we had no means to compare dates), "I saw them too. We had stopped near Eddie's Corner, and I saw them fly overhead - very fast." Although this happened 27 years ago, I recall it vividly. I hadn't thought of it for quite some time until recently reading "Montana UFOs" by Joan Bird (2013).

((NUFORC Note: We spoke via telephone with the source of the report, and he sounded to us to be