Occurred: 1999-10-02 22:45 Local
Reported: 1999-10-04 00:00 Pacific
Duration: 5 Seconds
No of observers: 1

Location: Kalispell, MT, USA

Shape: Chevron
Characteristics: Lights on object

Group of 5 (perhaps 7) faint, diffuse, eliptical white lights, traveling quite quickly north to south. Relatively low altitude; discerned from change in perspective of chevron shape.

I was out on my deck observing the sky prior to retiring for the night. I was looking more or less directly overhead at the constellation Cygnus when motion caught my eye. Turning to my right, I witnessed 5 (or perhaps 7) faint, diffuse, eliptical white lights in a distictly "V" shaped formation, traveling quite rapidly from north to south approximately 45-50 degrees above the horizon. I had them (it?) in view for approximately 5 seconds before they dissapeared behind a neighbor's tree. They appeared to be relatively close, at a low altitude as I could see a definate change in perspective of the "V" as it first approached and then receded across the sky. Viewing conditions that night were excellent with no cloud cover at all and no wind. There was absolutely no sound whatsoever associated with this sighting. The ambient noise level was very low with no road traffic or other neighborhood noise present. A cold chill ran down my spine, the hair on the back of my neck stood up and I was absolutely stunned. It took a couple of hours of lying in bed before I finally fell asleep (totally out of character for me).

Posted 1999-10-19

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