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Occurred : 12/11/2018 07:00 (Entered as : 12/11/18 7:00)
Reported: 12/11/2018 7:28:41 PM 19:28
Posted: 12/14/2018
Location: Bozeman, MT
Shape: Circle
Duration:2 minutes
Object in night sky performs incredible maneuver over Bozeman, MT. 12/11/18

I sent report to your email. I hope that works, my tablet won't copy/paste. ((name deleted)), Bozeman, MT. We spoke this evening.

((ADDENDUM FROM WITNESS; ORIGINAL E-MAILED REPORT))

I walked out onto our patio with my daughter and immediately noted how bright Venus was that morning. I showed my grand daughter how, just before sunrise, she could use her hand to measure from the sun to a point in the sky and at noon that day find and see Venus at mid day.

A few minutes later I was looking directly overhead to see the big dipper when I noticed a very bright object to the north. I thought at first it might be the ISS, but it was travelling almost directly north to south. After maybe a minute it suddenly became very dim, but I could still see it clearly. About this time my daughter lost interest. Just a few seconds after the object became dim it began to accelerate faster than any satellite I have watched. When the object was directly over head still travelling very fast it performed a perfect 450 degree turn and sped away to the east and vanished. When the object performed the perfect counter clockwise circle plus 90 degrees it either left a vapor trail or it was so fast that my eyes were seeing what you see when a child twirls a sparkler. This event happened about one hour before sunrise. I would speculate that the object was reflecting sunlight and became dim as it reduced altitude.

When helicopters patrol transmission lines and reach a point where the line makes a 90 degree turn the pilot will do a circular 450 degree pattern returning to the end point and continue down the line. This object performed the exact maneuver at an incredible speed. I would also note that the circular turn made by this object was absolutely symmetrical.
I have been a true UFO sceptic all my life and have never had the remotest inclination to believe in them until this event on Tuesday.

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((NUFORC Note: We spoke via telephone with the witness, and found him to be quite eloquent